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(...)

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’s George Dockrell catches out West Indies batsman Darren Sammy during the Pool B Cricket World Cup match  at Saxton  Oval in Nelson. Photograph:   Marty Melville/AFP/Getty Images

They say a week is a long time in politics and when it comes to our victory over the West Indies in beautiful Nelson on Monday, the same holds true(...)

Niall O’Brien believes Ireland have a chance of an upset in the opening World Cup Pool B game against the West Indies in Nelson, New Zealand. Photograph:   Liam McBurney/PA

Two countries, four weeks, six games and over 10,000 kilometres of travel await Ireland as they prepare to get their third 50-overs World Cup under(...)

Andrew Balbirnie anchored Ireland’s innings as they chase down 190 to beat Bangladesh in their final World Cup warm-up match at Blacktown Oval. (Photograph: Inpho/Barry Chambers)

Ireland finished their World Cup preparation in style as they beat Bangladesh by four wickets in their final warm-up match at Blacktown Oval on Thursd(...)

Andrew Balbirnie and the Ireland squad enjoy a game of rugby during a squad training session at Drummoyne Oval, Sydney, Australia.  Photograph: Barry Chambers/INPHO

Cricket is wont to putting things in boxes; categorising and breaking down specialist skills and disciplines to the nth degree. And when it comes t(...)

William Porterfield, in his third tournament, will lead Ireland in the 2015 Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. (Photograph: Peter Parks /AFP/Getty Images)

WILLIAM PORTERFIELD (Warwickshire) LH bat Age: 30. Caps: 193 (ODI: 73) Runs: 6038 runs @ 31.95 (ODI: 2,137 @ 30.97) Captain for a second time a(...)

 Ireland’s Craig Young (3-45) was again the pick of the Irish attack against Afghanistan in Dubai. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland’s unbeaten start to 2015 came to an abrupt end in Dubai on Saturday as a disappointing batting display saw them beaten by 71 runs against Afg(...)

Ireland’s Niall O’Brien in good form against Scots. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

An unbeaten knock of 80 from Niall O’Brien helped Ireland to a three-wicket win over Scotland in Dubai as Phil Simmons’s side took control of the Tri(...)

Ireland spinner George Dockrell took four wickets in the three-wicket victory over Afghanistan in Dubai. Photograph: Rowland White/Inpho/Presseye

Ireland secured a fine three-wicket victory over Afghanistan in a low-scoring World Cup warm-up match at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.After(...)