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Here's Why Everyone In Ireland Should Be Praying For Rain Tomorrow

By James Fenton

March 22, 2018 at 7:48pm


After numerous successes at Cheltenham, a Grand Slam win in the Six Nations, and Rory McIlroy seemingly heading back towards his best on the golf course, Ireland's amazing month of sport could get even better tomorrow. 

Nothing brings the country together like qualifying for a World Cup and our cricket team have a great chance of doing just that tomorrow - with the help of the rains down in Africa. Confused? Us too. 

Following UAE's surprise victory over Zimbabwe in Harare today, Ireland can secure qualification for 2019 tournament with a victory over Afghanistan tomorrow. A win will see Ireland finish second in the Super Sixes table which would be enough to nab a place in the World Cup in England and Wales next summer. 

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(pic: BBC Sport)

Now, should the match happen to be called off due to weather that will also be good enough. According to, 'if tomorrow’s game is washed out and declared a ‘no result’, Ireland would qualify by virtue of their superior net run rate'.

We're struggling to think of a more bizarre way to qualify for a World Cup but sure we won't turn our noses up at it. 

If the forecast for tomorrow in Harare is to be believed then we could all be jumping on the cricket bandwagon by the afternoon.

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If all goes well, rain or no rain, it would be Ireland's fourth consecutive World Cup qualification. #COYBIG!

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