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(...)

A store star is born: Conor Pope goes to work in Arnotts for the day. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Bringing an infamous sex offender to the table on the first day of a new job seems like a bad idea, so I lie to my fellow recruits around the table(...)

Ireland captain William Porterfield has left the World Cup acclimatisation tour of Australia and New Zealand  “due to personal reasons”. Photograph: Rowland White/Inpho/Presseye

Cricket Ireland confirmed on Friday that Ireland captain William Porterfield left the ongoing World Cup acclimatisation tour of Australia and New Zeal(...)

Iraqi Yazidi people who fled their homes in Sinjar, enter Iraq from Syria at a border crossing in Faysh Khabur in Dohuk Province, northern Iraq. Photograph: Adam Ferguson/The New York Times

The Presbyterian Moderator had called on the British and Irish Governments to give all available help and support in humanitarian aid to Christian and(...)

 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 (...)

On his record 227th cap for Ireland, Andrew White celebrates taking a wicket  with Andrew McBrine, who took the catch, and Nick Larkin in the one-day game against Sri Lanka ‘A’ at Stormont in Belfast. Photograph:  Rowland White/Inpho/Presseye

Wicket-keeper Stuart Poynter looks set to make a late run for potential inclusion in Ireland’s squad for next year’s World Cup after he scored a st(...)

 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(...)

Ireland’s Trent Johnston had to leave the field after bowling two overs.  Photograph: Barry Chambers/Inpho

Ireland moved within sight of a fourth Intercontinental Cup trophy in Dubai on Thursday as they reduced Afghanistan to 136 for five, still 211 runs sh(...)

John Mooney picked up his first five-wicket haul for Ireland in the Intercontinental Cup Final against Afghanistan  at the ICC Global Academy in Dubai. Photograph: Barry Chambers/Inpho

An unbeaten third-wicket stand of 106 between Ed Joyce and Niall O’Brien put Ireland in full control of their Intercontinental Cup Final against Afgha(...)

Ireland’s John Mooney bowling against Afghanistan on the first day of the ICC Intercontinental Cup Final at the ICC Global Academy in Dubai. Photograph:   Barry Chambers/Inpho

Three wickets from John Mooney in the final session helped Ireland rescue something from the opening day of their Intercontinental Cup Final against A(...)