Andrew Poynter top-scored with 57 in Ireland’s defeat to Canterbury in Lincoln, Christchurch. Photograph: Barry Chambers

Ireland slumped to an emphatic 117-run loss against Canterbury in the penultimate game of their World Cup acclimatisation tour at Lincoln in New Zeala(...)

ireland bowler Craig Young bowls  Scotland’s Hamish Gardiner on his way to taking five wickets on his ODI debut at Malahide.   Photograph: Rowland White/Inpho/Presseye

Craig Young made a stunning start to his One-Day International career as he claimed a five-wicket haul in Ireland’s seven-wicket hammering of Scotl(...)

 Andrew White leads the team out against Sri Lanka to become Ireland’s most capped player with 227 caps. Photo: Rowland White/Presseye/Inpho

Ireland were made to suffer under the Belfast sun as Sri Lanka A’s batsmen led the way in a 107-run victory that wrapped up the three-match series at (...)

 Ed Joyce in action for Sussex. Photograph: Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images

England selector Angus Fraser believes Ed Joyce would have stood a great chance of making his Test debut against Sri Lanka at Lord’s in today’s first(...)

Kevin O’Brien: his 98 for Leinster Lighting against North West Warriors at Milverton came from 67 deliveries and featured 11 fours and three sixes to put his side ahead on DL calculations as the rain arrived. Photograph: Surjeet Kumar/Inpho

A 187-run fifth wicket stand between Kevin O’Brien and Andrew Balbirnie helped Leinster Lightning win the opening game of the Interprovincial 50-over (...)

Trent Johnston at an Ireland training session at  Malahide Cricket Club last month. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland have named 36 players in two squads ahead of a busy winter programme. The established senior players make up the 13-man national performance s(...)

Ireland batsman Kevin O’Brien launches a six during the  Intercontinental Cup match against Scotland at Castle Avenue. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

A defiant knock of 60 from Scottish lower order batsman Safyaan Sharif denied Ireland victory inside three days in the side’s Intercontinental Cup cla(...)

 Ireland captain William Porterfield. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

Ireland have named a full-strength squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Scotland at Stormont in Belfast next week.Ireland sealed qualification f(...)

Spinner George Dockrell took six wickets on Wednesday as Ireland beat The Netherlands by 279 runs in their Intercontinental Cup match at  Deventer. Photograph: Rowland White/Inpho/Presseye

George Dockrell spun Ireland into a fourth Intercontinental Cup Final in Deventer on Wednesday to complete an emphatic 279-run victory over the Nether(...)

Andrew Balbirnie is congratulated by bowler George Dockrell after taking the catch to dismiss   Dutch captain Peter Borren during the ICC Intercontinental Cup match in  Deventer. Photograph: Rowland White/Inpho/Presseye

Ireland are firmly on course to claim a place in a fourth Intercontinental Cup final after taking control of their match against the Netherlands on da(...)