Ireland will play England at Lord's next year in a full Test match, it has been confirmed.
The fixture had been on the cards and Cricket Ireland announced this morning that the four-day Test will be held at the historic grounds from 24-27 July of 2019.
"Coming soon after our competitive inaugural men’s Test against Pakistan in May, the confirmation of this news is incredibly exciting for Irish players and fans alike, and further demonstrates the growing status of Ireland as a front-line nation in the world game," said Warren Deutrom, Chief Executive of Cricket Ireland.
ECB CEO Tom Harrison said: "We fully supported the ICC’s decision to award Full Membership to Cricket Ireland and we expect next summer’s inaugural Test match at Lord’s against our neighbours to be an historic celebration for all Irish cricket fans.
"It will also provide excellent Ashes preparation for England against an Irish team whose impressive performance against Pakistan earlier this year showed they can compete strongly in this form of the game."
The match to be preceded by a one-day international in Ireland on 3 May, 2019.