Ireland confident in testing times

While cricket remains a minority pursuit in Ireland, there are plans afoot to increase its appeal, writes Dermot Corrigan

22nd August, 2009

Everyone involved with the Irish cricket team is looking forward to taking on England in a one-day cricket international in Belfast on Thursday, according to the chairman of cricket for Cricket Ireland.

‘‘The England fixture is a massive event for everybody connected with Cricket Ireland,” said Joe Doherty.

‘‘As a one-off fixture, it would always be the showpiece of any year, but it is not just a meaningless friendly against one of...

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