Ireland celebrate as West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels walks from the field after being caught with LBW by Ireland’s bowler George Dockrell. Photograph: Marty Melville/AFP/Getty Images

As well as the hopes of the nation, Ireland entered their third 50-over Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand as the poster boys for the seco(...)

William Porterfield helped Ireland declare on a mammoth total of 570 for six against Namibia. Photograph: Donall Famer/Inpho

Ireland completed a resounding win over Namibia as they bowled out the hosts to win their ICC Intercontinental Cup game by an innings and 107 runs in (...)

Tim Murtagh took four wickets to help Ireland move in on victory against Namibia in their Intercontinental Cup  game in Windhiek. Photograph: Barry Chambers/Inpho

Ireland closed in on a second straight innings victory on day three of their Intercontinental Cup clash in Windhoek on Monday. William Porterfield’s s(...)

Ireland batsman Ed Joyce completed back-to-back Intercontinental Cup double centuries in the first innings against Namibia in Windhoek. Photograph:   Barry Chambers/Inpho

Ed Joyce and William Porterfield both scored centuries as Ireland completely dominated the second day of their Intercontinental Cup clash with Namibia(...)

Ed Joyce made 53 in Ireland’s first innings total of 219-8 against Zimbabwe in Harare. Photograph: Inpho

Zimbabwe leapfrogged Ireland into 10th position in the ICC ODI rankings after they claimed a two-wicket victory in the first game of the three-match s(...)

John Bracewell and his Ireland side will travel to Harare for three ODIs against Zimbabwe in October. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland will travel to Harare in October to play three ODIs series against Zimbabwe. John Bracewell’s side will also play four-day game against Zimbab(...)

Ed Joyce: “We’ve got an experienced side and I think if ever we have a chance of running Australia close or beating them then it’s going to be tomorrow.” Photograph: Inpho.

Senior batsman Ed Joyce believes Ireland will never have a better chance to turn the tables on Australia as they prepare to take on the world champio(...)

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 (...)

Ireland’s John Mooney celebrates taking a wicket with team-mates at Malahide.  Photograph: Cathal Noonan.

A morning batting collapse that saw them lose their last seven wickets for just 72 runs proved just a temporary aberration as Ireland’s bowlers reduce(...)

Ireland’s William Porterfield and Paul Stirling in action during the InterContinental Cup match against UAE at Malahide. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

John Bracewell’s first day at the office as Ireland cricket coach in Malahide proved a record-breaking one as Ed Joyce broke both individual and natio(...)