Maureen Smith with her son Seán and grandson Noah (12) in Sandymount, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

(...) minutes for lunch. Farney Park was a quiet road. “We would play soccer, cricket, tennis, rounders and do(...)

Nathan Coulter-Nile of Australia takes the wicket of Paul Stirling of Ireland during the ODI cricket game between Ireland and Australia at Stormont cricket ground, Belfast. Photo: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Australia’s pace bowlers and a serious bit of scoring pace at the start of their innings helped the world champions secure a 23-run Duckworth Lewis vi(...)

Ireland captain William Porterfield said: “We want to be playing regularly against top sides and these fixtures are a very welcome first step.” Photograph: Inpho

Ireland captain William Porterfield has welcomed news that both Sri Lanka and Pakistan will each play two One-Day Internationals in Ireland next summe(...)

 Fr Brendan Hoban. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

(...) as his local Moygownagh GAA “giving their football field to Cricket Ireland”, he said.

The funeral of 98FM presenter Johnny Lyons (inset) in Dublin on Monday. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Lyons’s nephews and other colleagues brought gifts of a cricket ball, a Netherlands jersey and an AC(...)

Moeen Ali, Jos Buttler and Steven Finn celebrate England’s Ashes victory. The next series in 2017/18 will be shown on BT Sport rather than Sky. Photograph: Getty

(...) with Cricket Australia to show its international matches exclusively in the UK from 2016. The(...)

(...) ranged over theology, history, economics, hurling, Gaelic football and cricket. He was a fluent Irish(...)

MONDAY (AUG 24TH) CRICKET Sky Sports 2 from 10am 5th Test, D5 England v Australia ATHLETICS(...)

England regained The Ashes despite a final Test defeat at the Oval, winning the series 3-2. Photogrpah: Afp

England descended to defeat by an innings and 46 runs in the fifth Investec Test to narrow the margin of their 2015 Ashes series success to 3-2. The h(...)

Australia’s Steve Smith is congratulated after dismissing England’s Alastair Cook. Photograph: Philip Brown/Reuters

Jos Buttler insists it has still been “a fantastic series” for England despite Australia moving to within four wickets of winning the final Ashes Test(...)