Originally Posted by JRC67
For England this isn't really extra workload we play 2 teams nearly every winter and summer.
Longterm developing the game globally has to be the right thing. Whether Ireland has the domestic support to finance an international team I've no idea. I don't really see this as a major problem.
A couple of their recent ODI's have attracted 10k sell outs in Malahide.
Along with the 2 ODI's against England they are also hosting a tri-series with NZ and Bangladesh in May in Dublin so that will be an interesting test of their onfield skills and the interest at large for the sport.