Ireland coach Phil Simmons believes his side have the edge over Zimbabwe ahead of the World Cup Pool B meeting between the sides in Hobart. Photograph:  Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images

Having been in the Southern Hemisphere for over a month now, Ireland’s cricketers must have thought they were fully acclimatised.Yet the flight across(...)

Ireland’s Andy McBrine  celebrates after he dismissed South Africa captain AB de Villiers  during the World Cup Pool B match at Manuka Oval in Canberra. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters 2:10

Skipper William Porterfield believes Ireland cannot afford to dwell on Tuesday’s 201-run mauling at the hands of South Africa’s big-game batsmen in Ho(...)

 AB de Villiers’s ability to play shots 360 around the crease makes him a very difficuly batsman to bowl to. Photograph:     Matt King/Getty Images

How do Ireland stop South Africa from putting a dent in their World Cup ambitions in Canberra on Tuesday? Well it’s as easy as AB, see! Cricket(...)

Ireland’s Gary Wilson in action against the UAE during Wednesday’s World Cup Pool B victory at the Gabba, Brisbane Cricket Ground. Photograph: Tertius Pickard/Inpho

Ireland will depart for Australia’s capital Canberra today with four points tucked away nicely in their luggage, but also some unwanted excess baggag(...)

George Dockrell celebrates scoring the winning runs in Ireland’s two-wicket victory over the United Arab Emirates at the Gabba. Photograph: Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images

It may have eluded our politicians to date but Ireland’s cricketers took full advantage of a bail-in along with sundry other gifts, to make it two wi(...)

Ireland players (l to r) George Dockrell, Niall O’Brien, Ed Joyce, William Porterfield and Paul Stirling have a look at the square at The Gabba during their training session on Monday ahead of tomorrow’s World Cup game against the United Arab Emirates. Photograph: Barry Chambers/Inpho

From the seaside idyll of Nelson to the subtropical expanse of Brisbane, from temporary stands to the multi-coloured seats in the giant concrete bowl(...)

Andre Russell’s power hitting is a devastating weapon at the bottom of the West Indies order. Photograph: William West/AFP/Getty Images

With a nine-day turnaround between the win against West Indies and Wednesday’s Pool B outing against the UAE, Ireland’s cricketers have had plenty of(...)

 Jonathan Sexton played 66 minutes of Racing Metro’s 13-13 draw with Clermont Auvergne at Stade Yves-du-Manoir in Saturday’s Top 14 clash. Photograph:   Stu Forster/Getty Images

Ireland outhalf Johnny Sexton came through Racing Metro’s 13-13 draw with Clermont Auvergne on Saturday night, playing 66 minutes at the Stade Yves-du(...)

 Kevin O’Brien, William Porterfield and Niall O’Brien of Ireland celebrate the wicket of Darren Bravo of the West Indies during the  World Cup match at Saxton Oval  in Nelson, New Zealand. Photograph: Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images

Ireland may have made a storming start to the World Cup with last Monday’s brilliant four-wicket win over the West Indies in New Zealand, but their p(...)

John Mooney celebrates sealing an impressive Irish victory in New Zealand. Photograph: Chris Symes/Inpho/Photosport

When the sports historians get to writing about this remarkable era for Irish cricket a footnote at the bottom of the scorecard from Monday’s remar(...)