Andrew Balbirnie and the Ireland squad enjoy a game of rugby during a squad training session at Drummoyne Oval, Sydney, Australia.  Photograph: Barry Chambers/INPHO

Cricket is wont to putting things in boxes; categorising and breaking down specialist skills and disciplines to the nth degree. And when it comes t(...)

William Porterfield, in his third tournament, will lead Ireland in the 2015 Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. (Photograph: Peter Parks /AFP/Getty Images)

WILLIAM PORTERFIELD (Warwickshire) LH bat Age: 30. Caps: 193 (ODI: 73) Runs: 6038 runs @ 31.95 (ODI: 2,137 @ 30.97) Captain for a second time a(...)

Cricket Ireland’s  Craig Young, Kevin O’Brien and Max Sorensen. (Photograph: INPHO/Ryan Byrne)

WORLD CUP QUESTION AND ANSWERS What are Ireland doing at the World Cup, did the ICC not want to kick them out after the last one? Well they(...)

Brett Lee has taken up a short-term deal with Cricket Ireland to act as bowling coach during Ireland’s World Cup warm-up period in Sydney. The 38-year-old Australian retired from all cricket last month. Photograph:  Brendon Thorne/Getty Images

Australian fast-bowling legend Brett Lee will help with Ireland’s World Cup preparations after agreeing a short-term deal with Cricket Ireland to act (...)

 Ireland will play their first Friday night Six Nations match away to Wales at the Millennium Stadium on March 3rd, 2017. Photograph:   Stu Forster/Getty Images

Ireland will make their Friday night Six Nations debut against Wales in Cardiff in March 2017.Competition organisers released fixtures for the next tw(...)

Cricket Ireland chief executive Warren Deutrom. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Cricket Ireland chief executive Warren Deutrom has challenged the International Cricket Council to back up the promotion of Ireland and Afghanistan t(...)

Ed Joyce (left) pictured at College Park in Dublin with Ireland team-mates Kevin O’Brien and Craig Young  at the announcement that Tourism Ireland is to sponsor the international cricket team  for the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup. Photograph:   Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

If it wasn’t for young son Georgiou looking for him to bowl a few more deliveries at the foot of the pavilion steps at Trinity College on Thursday mo(...)

Max Sorensen, Craig Young and Kevin O’Brien  at the announcement that Tourism Ireland will sponsor the Ireland team at the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Tourism Ireland hope to tap into the potential 2.5 billion global audience for Cricket World Cup matches after they were unveiled as sponsors for the (...)

 Ireland coach Phil Simmons: had made four changes from the side that lost to Afghanistan on Saturday. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland claimed the Dubai Tri-Series title on Monday after their final encounter with Scotland was a complete washout, the first no result in a One-Da(...)

Max Sorensen has been called up to Ireland’s  Cricket World Cup squad in place of Tim Murtagh, who broke a foot in training. Photograph:  Rowland White/Inpho/Presseye

Middlesex opening bowler Tim Murtagh has been ruled out of Ireland’s upcoming World Cup campaign in Australia and New Zealand after it was confirmed t(...)