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al Furqaan
July 18, 2012, 12:34 PM
They play almost exclusively at Belfast in the UK...they have a ground in Dublin and probably one in Shannon. Why don't they play any matches there? That would be like Bangladesh playing home games primarily in Eden Gardens.

Sovik
July 19, 2012, 10:34 AM
Clontarf is the only ground that can be used but probably wasn't free. And the rain doesn't help.

Jonas
July 19, 2012, 10:39 AM
Ireland cricket team represents both Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland (Republic of Ireland). Just like the Irish rugby team. So, Belfast is not really overseas for them.

al Furqaan
July 20, 2012, 12:14 AM
Ireland cricket team represents both Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland (Republic of Ireland). Just like the Irish rugby team. So, Belfast is not really overseas for them.

Ahh...forgot about that point.