A proposed €2.5 million deal that would have seen Cuala GAA club develop and share grounds with Blackrock Rugby Club has been terminated. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

GAA club informs its members that proposed deal ‘would not be workable’

Jason Gillespie: ‘Ireland are ticking all the boxes: they’ve done well, they’ve punched well above their weight in limited-overs tournaments.’ Photograph:  Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

‘Here is a country that is ready to play international cricket and to have its own fully professional cricketers’

Andrew Balbirnie in action against the Netherlands in 2013. The Middlesex batsman scored his first international century against New Zealand ‘A’ recently.  Photograph: INPHO/Presseye/Rowland White

Squad named for warm up ODIs against Afghanistan and Scotland in Dubai

Ireland all-rounder John Mooney  acknowledges the crowd after receiving a standing ovation for scoring 96 in a One-Day International against Scotland at Malahide.  Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Irish all-rounder has expressed his feelings on illness with honesty and insight

Stephanie Roche’s stunning goal for  Peamount United against Wexford Youths has been shortlisted for Fifa’s  Puskás Award for the best goal of the year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Irish player joins the like of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Robin van Persie in Puskás Award nominations

 Kevin O’Brien: yesterday named the international player of the year in the Cricket Ireland awards. Photograph: Inpho

Qualification for 2019 event will see countries ranked ninth and 10th joining Associate nations in qualifier

Ireland captain William Porterfield has left the World Cup acclimatisation tour of Australia and New Zealand  “due to personal reasons”. Photograph: Rowland White/Inpho/Presseye

Cricket Ireland say player left World Cup acclimatisation tour for personal reasons

Shapoorji Pallonji Group make multi-million euro 10-year investment in Academy

Ireland’s Alex Cusack: Clontarf all-rounder in an 18-man Ireland panel for month-long acclimatisation tour. Photograph: Inpho

Cusack last played in May before undergoing back surgery; coach Phil Simmons hopeful he will play some of the games on second le(...)

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