The acid test is here Irelands first cricket Test Match will Test Cricket win over the general sporting fans in Ireland or will it just be a miss. I think Ireland and cricket can go any way. But competing with the summer sports of Hurling and GAA football is the biggest task at hand. Saying that 1 could surely help cricket. Hurling is huge in Ireland and I would be guessing a fair few hurlers would be able to hit a cricket ball the speed wouldnt be the problem so this could well be a interesting time. Cricket Ireland go and get some Hurlers coming to the end of there time playing inter county cricket maybe they could add a bit into the mix at cricket. I be honest I dont know much about cricket but i am all for different sports and it is nice to see a top team playing Ireland in Pakistan. I think the crowds will be good with the Irish Pakistani people going along with some of the die hard locals. I think for it to work there has to be some sort of sucess in the next 5 years to get the kids involved be it winning a test match or 2.