Netherland’s Wesley Barresi (R) calls for the wicket of Ireland’s Kevin O’Brien during the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifer between Ireland and the Netherlands at Malahide cricket club Photo: AFP/Paul Faith/ Getty Images

Ireland lost their grip on the World T20 Qualifying trophy at the semi-final stage at Malahide on Saturday as a disappointing batting performance was (...)

ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, Malahide Cricket Club, Dublin - Ireland’s Paul Stirling batting Photograph: INPHO/Gary Carr

A quite extraordinary series of results in the final round of Group A games saw Ireland qualify for a fifth straight World Twenty20 finals following t(...)

Ireland’s Andrew Balbirnie. Photograph: William Cherry

Ireland made it 20 straight victories in World T20 qualifiers when they beat the United States by 46 runs at Stormont in Belfast yesterday. John Brac(...)

Ireland bowler Stuart Thompson bowls USA batsman Adil Bhatti during the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier at  Stormont in Belfast. Photograph:  William Cherry/Inpho/Presseye

Ireland made it a triumphant 20 straight victories in World T20 qualifiers when they beat the United States by 46 runs at Stormont in Belfast on Sunda(...)

Ireland captain William Porterfield on his way to an unbeaten 56  in the seven-wicket victory over Namibia at the ICC  World Twenty20 Qualifier at Stormont in  Belfast. Photograph:  William Cherry/Inpho/Presseye

Ireland made a confident start to the defence of their World Twenty20 qualifier crown as they saw off the challenge of Namibia with a seven-wicket (...)

George Dockrell took three wickets for 21 in Ireland’s Twenty20 defeat to Scotland   at Bready CC in Tyrone. Photo:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ireland’s seam bowlers were yet again unable to contain Scotland’s batsmen as the visitors secured a six-wicket victory in the re-arranged Twenty20(...)

England coach Peter Moores, whose tenure seems to be coming to an end, leaves Malahide Cricket Club after his side’s ODI against Ireland was washed out. Photograph: Getty

Storm clouds – for Ireland literal, England metaphoric – summed up a bizarre and frustrating day of cricket at Malahide on Friday, with just 18 ove(...)

Fans look on during a rain delay in Malahide. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

England’s new boys appeared destined for short debuts after rain swept in and interrupted proceedings with just 17.2 overs bowled.Ireland had struggle(...)

Ireland players leave the Adelaide Oval pitch after their seven wicket defeat to Pakistan.Photograph: Getty

Ireland were knocked out of the cricket World Cup as Pakistan cruised to a seven-wicket win at the Adelaide Oval.Sarfraz Ahmed’s unbeaten 101 condemn(...)

Alex Cusack is congratulated by Ireland  team-mates Kevin O’Brien and Ed Joyce  after getting the wicket of Tawanda Mupariwa of Zimbabwe  to complete a five-run win in their Pool B World Cup game  at Bellerive Oval  in Hobart. Photograph: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

Despite claiming the scalp of a second Test-playing nation in the nerve-racking five-run victory over Zimbabwe, Ireland still require one win from the(...)