Oman celebrate their victory over Ireland during the ICC World Twenty20  at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala, India. Photograph: Matthew Lewis/IDI via Getty Images

Ireland got a taste of what they have dished out to bigger teams over the years as they suffered a a shock two-wicket defeat to Oman in their ICC Worl(...)

Indian security personnel stand alert ahead of the World T20 cricket tournament at The Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland will be looking to put some decidedly shaky form behind them over the next five days in India in a bid to make it past the first round of the (...)

Ireland captain William Porterfield and opening parner Andrew Balbirnie after their unbeaten stand of 122 in the 10-wicket World Twenty20 warm-up win over Hong Kong in Dharamsala, India. Photograph: Barry Chambers/Inpho

Skipper William Porterfield hit an unbeaten 75 from just 36 deliveries as Ireland beat Hong Kong by 10 wickets in their first World Twenty 20 warm-up (...)

William Porterfield’s 72 wasn’t enough for Ireland as they fell five runs short chasing the UAE’s total of 133/7 in their second T20 international. Photograph: Getty

Ireland’s poor form with the bat was highlighted in dramatic fashion in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday as they lost eight wickets for just 37 runs in a five-run(...)

Boyd Rankin has been named in Ireland’s squad for next month’s T20 World Cup in India. Photograph: Getty

Ireland have named an experienced 15-man squad for the next month’s ICC World Twenty20 in India, with captain William Porterfield one of five players (...)

Niall O’Brien has 50 dismissals so far in the Intercontinental Cup. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland’s quest for Test status moved a step closer after they completed a 145 run win on the final day of their ICC InterContinental Cup clash agains(...)

Kevin O’Brien helped Ireland to declare for 244 in their InterContinental Cup clash with Papua New Guinea. Photo: Inpho

Kevin O’Brien and Andy McBrine helped Ireland set up a good chance of victory against Papua New Guinea in the InterContinental Cup. The pair put on 1(...)

Opening bowler Boyd Rankin will return to play international cricket for Ireland from January. Photograph:  Inpho/ICC

Irish cricket has been handed an early Christmas present with the news that Boyd Rankin has confirmed his return to international cricket. Rankin met(...)

Conor Dempsey, chef patron at Amuse on Dublin’s Dawson Street, is offering a new range of set menus

Amuse your tastebuds Tasting menus can be a wonderful way to experience the mastery of a good chef, but they can also be overwhelming, with wave (...)

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(...)