Ireland to make Test debut v Pakistan in 2018

2017-10-12 16:21

Ireland will play their first ever Test match against Pakistan on home soil next May, the country's cricket chiefs announced.

'Our country has changed for the better' - Ramaphosa at RWC 2023 bid

South Africa has come a long way since 1995. These were the words of South Africa's deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa when he led a presentation to World Rugby on Monday, in a bid to win hosting rights for the Rugby World Cup in 2023. Watch.

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O'Brien: Lions coaches 'overtrained' team

2017-09-21 11:00

Ireland flank Sean O'Brien has criticised the coaching during this year's British and Irish Lions tour, saying the team were "overtrained".

Ireland, Windies ODI washed out

2017-09-13 16:29

Ireland's one-day international against West Indies in Belfast had to be abandoned without a ball bowled due to heavy rain.

O'Neill urges Ireland to up their game v Serbia

2017-09-04 08:07

Martin O'Neill has told the Republic of Ireland they must significantly improve if they are to beat Serbia in a crunch SWC qualifier.

Ireland beat Japan to complete whitewash

2017-06-24 09:58

Ireland have overpowered Japan 35-13 to finish with a perfect record in their three-game summer tour.

Ireland, Afghanistan handed Test status

2017-06-22 17:09

Ireland and Afghanistan have both been awarded Test match status, the International Cricket Council have announced.

Afghanistan, Ireland face Test D-Day

2017-06-22 09:01

Afghanistan and Ireland are poised to become the 11th and 12th members of Test match cricket's close-knit club when the sport's governing body meets in London.

Irish tourists rack up 50 against Japan

2017-06-17 09:30

Ireland served Japan a brutal reality check as they crushed the Asian champions 50-22 on Saturday in the second of their three-match summer tour.

Ireland ring changes for Japan Test

2017-06-15 12:51

Ireland have made six changes for this week's Japan Test, days after running riot against the United States in New Jersey.


SOLD OUT! Fans snap up tickets for Ireland v Boks

2017-10-11 22:07

Ireland's Test against South Africa at the Aviva Stadium is sold out, according to the Irish Rugby Football Union.

Ireland presents case for 2023 Rugby World Cup

2017-09-25 17:56

Rugby chiefs have the chance to create history by awarding the 2023 World Cup to Ireland, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has said.

Ireland skipper Best out for six weeks

2017-09-19 10:52

Ireland hooker and captain Rory Best is expected to be sidelined for up to six weeks after sustaining a hamstring injury.

Former Proteas coach takes Ireland job

2017-09-08 18:29

Former Proteas and Sri Lanka coach Graham Ford has been named as the new national head coach of Ireland.

Star Irish duo charged with rape

2017-07-26 08:27

Ireland rugby internationals Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding are to be prosecuted for the alleged rape of a woman.

Ireland hope Test status ends England exodus

2017-06-22 20:26

Ireland hope being awarded Test status will mean the end of top players such as Eoin Morgan defecting to England instead.

Toner reaches half century for Ireland

2017-06-22 10:17

Devin Toner will win his 50th cap when Ireland face Japan in Tokyo, while John Cooney is set to make his debut as a replacement.

Ireland eye end to long wait for Test status

2017-06-19 14:00

They have beaten West Indies, England and Pakistan and now Ireland are targetting London when they expect to be given Test match status by the ICC.

Joseph changes 5 for Japan v Ireland clash

2017-06-15 13:01

Japan head coach Jamie Joseph has made five changes to his starting line-up to face Ireland at Shizuoka's Ecopa Stadium on Saturday.

Ireland overpower US Eagles in New Jersey

2017-06-11 06:26

Ireland has successfully debuted five players and scored nine tries in putting away the United States in an encounter in New jersey.

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