Well wishes for Ireland coming in from around the world of cricket, four-page pullout supplements in national newspapers and even Test cricketers-to-be bringing out tea for the hordes of journalists at Malahide.
But the sport's reputation suffered from being seen as the creation of English "colonisers", with native games such as Gaelic football and hurling holding sway.
"It's a huge opportunity; the start of a different journey for Ireland cricket", Morgan told Sky Sports Cricket.
Young, 28, has played 13 one-day internationals and 15 Twenty20 Internationals for Ireland and made his worldwide debut in 2014.
"I certainly wouldn't have gone to England and tried to play for England if test match status had been there [for Ireland]", he said.
The 22-year-old, who has played four ODIs for Pakistan, is set to make to his Test debut against Ireland. The left-hander actually featured for England in that World Cup despite having had helped Ireland qualify for the very same tournament.
Although this is the first Test in the history of Irish men's cricket, it is not the first time that long format worldwide cricket is being played in Ireland.
As for Pakistan, a win will gain them a solitary point, and anything less will result in them losing points. All the pressure is on us because we are the Test team. It also provides the strongest economic legacy for the game enabling us to invest further in the future of cricket.More news: McCain urges Senate to reject Haspel's nomination for CIA director
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Ireland will become the 11th nation to play the longest format of the game.
One-Day International cricket is all the best of cricket in one day, there is something for everyone and it can engage a spectrum of fans from traditionalists to mainstream.
"But you know what?"
As the Irish team prepares to make that first official step for a test nation, we were joined by 2007 Cricket World Cup squad member Ed Joyce, who is part of the team that will face Pakistan.
"We're all really excited, we've been looking forward to it for a while now since the squad was announced, and we've finally got a few practice sessions in at Malahide", he said.
Joyce moved to England in 2005 in the hope of playing Test cricket but returned to Ireland after six years without having achieved that honour. But Irish cricket has become successful on the worldwide stage initially, punching above our weight, and we are using that to hopefully become a mainstream sport in Ireland.
"You've got a lot of past players - some of them are here with us, some aren't, but we have to remember and recognise what they have done to get us to this stage because if it wasn't for them, and everything that they have done, we would not have been lucky enough to be taking the field, come Friday", he added.