Ahead of the Royal London ODI Series between England and Ireland this May, Irish comedian Dara Ó Briain added cricket commentary to his illustrious and ever-growing portfolio of professional accolades.

Dara Ó Briain Has a Craic at Cricket Commentary

England and Ireland will be taking on one another at The Brightside Ground, Bristol, on the 5th of May and Lord’s Cricket Ground on the 7th May, with the series marking a historical date in the cricket calendar as the two countries play against each other in an ODI match for the very first time on English soil.

To launch the series, Robot Wars host, Stargazing Live presenter and star of Mock the Week, Dara Ó Briain turned cricket commentator to provide a unique interpretation from the last meeting between England and Ireland back in 2013.

Ó Briain took to the commentary booth at Lord’s Cricket Ground to provide a comedian’s interpretation on match footage from the last completed match between England and Ireland back in 2013. A match which saw Eoin Morgan and Ravi Bopara hit unbeaten centuries, leading England to a six-wicket win in Dublin.

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Ó Briain’s brand of commentary takes full advantage of the misconception that the Irish don’t quite know their cricket, with a tongue-in-cheek interpretation of the action, including a variety of big hits, fielding blunders and umpiring signals.

The first documented game between England and Ireland dates back to 1855, in which Ireland won by 107 runs. Will the same happen again? “Oh we’ll hammer them. We will get 409 and they’ll get 12,” Ó Briain predicts.

Tickets to both England v Ireland matches in the Royal London ODI Series are available to purchase from The Lords Website and Gloucestershire Cricket Website, respectively. And make sure you check out Dara Ó Briain’s cricket commentary below!


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