Jason Gillespie: ‘Ireland are ticking all the boxes: they’ve done well, they’ve punched well above their weight in limited-overs tournaments.’ Photograph:  Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Former Australia fast bowler Jason Gillespie believes Ireland should be fast-tracked to full Test status and that the country has the playing and adm(...)

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(...)

Skipper William Porterfield top-scored with 63 in Ireland’s innings as they were beaten by New Zealand ‘A’ by 111 runs in Dubai. Photograph: Rowland White/Inpho/Presseye

Martin Guptill’s brilliant century helped New Zealand ‘A’ gain revenge over Ireland with a comprehensive 111-run victory at the ICC Global Cricket Aca(...)

Ireland spinner Andy McBrine celebrates with Gary Wilson  after taking a wicket in the World T20 first-round game against Zimbabwe  at  Sylhet in Bangladesh. Photograph: Surjeet/Inpho

Ireland came through a nerve-racking final over to win their vital opening game at the World Twenty20 over Zimbabwe by three wickets in Sylhet,(...)

Ireland’s William Porterfield in action against the West Indies in Sabina Park, Kingston. Photograph: Inpho/WICB

Ireland missed out on the opportunity to win a first series against a full-member country as they lost a low-scoring second Twenty20 Internatio(...)

Ed Joyce made an unbeaten 40 as Ireland beat the West Indies by six wickets at Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland made Sabina Park a happy hunting ground yet again on Wednesday night as they stunned World Twenty20 champion West Indies in the first o(...)

Andrew Poynter was the top scorer for Ireland with 54.

Ireland suffered a crushing 114-run defeat to Guyana in their opening game of the Nagico Super50 competition in Port of Spain, Trinidad on Friday nigh(...)

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(...)

 John Mooney helped salvage something from a disappointing opening day for Ireland

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

Ireland captain William Porterfield made 33 off 17 balls in the victory over Uganda at the ICC World Twenty20 qualifier at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Photograph: 2013 IDI/Getty Images

Ireland will face a Group A showdown against surprise package Hong Kong on Sunday as they look to wrap up a place at next year’s World Twenty20 finals(...)