Ireland batsman Kevin O’Brien plays a shot during the 2015 Cricket World Cup Pool B match between Ireland and United Arab Emirates (UAE). Photograph: Indranil Mukherjee/Getty Images 1:13

Gary Wilson and Kevin O’Brien struck brisk half-centuries as Ireland held their nerve to clinch a thrilling two-wicket victory in their World Cup Pool(...)

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(...)

William Porterfield will lead Ireland in next month’s cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Cricket Ireland have confirmed that the 15-man squad for next month’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand will be the same selection that have t(...)

 Ed Joyce has been in outstanding form for  Sussex ahead of Ireland’s games against Sri Lanka in Clontarf this week. Photograph:  Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Ireland v Sri Lanka, Castle Avenue, Clontarf, Tuesday, 10.45am With less than 10 months to Ireland’s third appearance at a 50-overs World Cup a(...)

Ireland’s Ed Joyce swings the bat during his innings of 43 from 38 deliveries in the ICC World Twenty20 game against the UAE in Sylhet, Bangladesh. Photograph:  Pal Pillai-IDI/IDI via Getty Images

Ireland took a huge leap forwards in their efforts to qualify for the main draw of the ICC World Twenty20 with a 21-run win under the Duckworth(...)

Ireland cricket coach Phil Simmons. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Ireland have announced their World Twenty20 squad, retaining the 15 players currently on tour in West Indies. As such, the party that co(...)

 Eoin Morgan has withdrawn from the Indian Premier League auction as he bids to relaunch his Test career with England. Photograph:  Daniel Munoz/EPA

Eoin Morgan will play no part in this year’s Indian Premier League as the competition hots up to replace Kevin Pietersen in England’s Test team.Morgan(...)

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(...)