Netherland’s Wesley Barresi (R) calls for the wicket of Ireland’s Kevin O’Brien during the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifer between Ireland and the Netherlands at Malahide cricket club Photo: AFP/Paul Faith/ Getty Images

Ireland lost their grip on the World T20 Qualifying trophy at the semi-final stage at Malahide on Saturday as a disappointing batting performance was (...)

ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, Malahide Cricket Club, Dublin - Ireland’s Paul Stirling batting Photograph: INPHO/Gary Carr

A quite extraordinary series of results in the final round of Group A games saw Ireland qualify for a fifth straight World Twenty20 finals following t(...)

Paul Stirling top scored for Ireland in their eight run defeat to Hong Kong at Malahide. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland’s ability to make the least of home advantage in qualifying tournaments seems to be striking again after a two-wicket loss to Hong Kong in Mal(...)

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 Tyrone Kane at the World Twenty20 qualifier warm-up match in Belfast. Photograph: INPHO/Presseye/Rowland White

Ireland’s bowlers got a work out in a final warm-up game ahead of the World Twenty20 qualifier in Stormont yesterday as they bowled out Oman for 91 be(...)

George Dockrell took three wickets for 21 in Ireland’s Twenty20 defeat to Scotland   at Bready CC in Tyrone. Photo:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ireland’s seam bowlers were yet again unable to contain Scotland’s batsmen as the visitors secured a six-wicket victory in the re-arranged Twenty20(...)

Ireland’s George Dockrell catches Muhammed Naveed to secure victory over the United Arab Emirates in the Intercontinental Cup clash at Malahide. Photo:    Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Morning rain in Malahide delayed Ireland’s inevitable victory over the United Arab Emirates for half an hour before Craig Young removed number 11 bats(...)

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(...)

At 7’ 1” Pakistan left-arm fast bowler Mohammad Irfan will present the Ireland batsman with a serious test in the Pool B encounter between the sides at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday. Photograph:   Fiona Goodall/AFP/Getty Images

They call Adelaide the ‘City of Churches’ but Ireland go into tomorrow’s final Pool B game against Pakistan with more than a wing and a prayer of mak(...)

Paul O’Connell celebrates a try on his Ireland debut against Wales in the  2002 Six Nations. Photograph: INPHO/Allsport 3:42

February 3rd, 2002. Laid out after attempting to tackle Welsh secondrow Craig Quinnell, a red-haired man in a navy scrum cap lies prone atop the blue (...)