Ireland’s Ed Joyce: has the highest T20 batting average for his country – 30.84 in all games and 33.75 in internationals. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland duo Ed Joyce and Tim Murtagh have announced their retirement from international T20 cricket with immediate effect. Sussex captain Joyce, who h(...)

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

Although Ireland will not officially name their World Cup squad until early next month, the 15 players named on Thursday for four warm-up One-Day Int(...)

Paul Toland  has been sentenced to nine years at Belfast Crown Court.

A father of four has been sentenced to nine years for causing the death of Coleraine pensioner Bertie Acheson. Mr Acheson, who would have turned 75 to(...)

Ireland’s Trent Johnston will be in action for   YMCA against Pembroke in Sunday’s   Leinster Senior Cup final  at Castle Avenuey. Photograph: Rowland White/Inpho

YMCA will have to wait at least another 24 hours to begin their attempt at an historic treble after today’s RSA Leinster Senior Cup Final against neig(...)

 Michael Clarke of Australia looks on from the balcony during what was a painful second  Ashes Test for his side against England at  Lord’s. Photograph:  Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

Just like next week’s Galway Festival for racing fans, the Lord’s Test marks the summer gathering of the cricketing tribes to watch, chat, eat, dri(...)