Howzat - one giant leap for the future of Irish cricket

Howzat - one giant leap for the future of Irish cricket
Ireland's William Porterfield hits out against England in May Pic: Getty

As Ireland finally achieves test status in cricket, Emmet Ryan explains why this is a big win for the sport here - despite coming too late for the golden generation

It was the one question that rang out as soon as the news came in. Has full membership, and with it the right to play test matches, come too late for the Irish cricket team? The golden generation have started retiring and the results as the sport enters a transitionary phase here have slipped. The answer, thankfully, is an emphatic no. It may be too late for the group of players that made it happen...

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