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(...)

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 (...)

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 (...)

William Porterfield scored 30 off 15 balls to help Ireland to a seven-run win over Papua New Guinea. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland wrapped up a series victory over Papua New Guinea with a seven-run win in a rain-affected second Twenty20 international at Townsville. In a (...)

Ireland’s Andy McBrine  celebrates after he dismissed South Africa captain AB de Villiers  during the World Cup Pool B match at Manuka Oval in Canberra. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters

Skipper William Porterfield believes Ireland cannot afford to dwell on Tuesday’s 201-run mauling at the hands of South Africa’s big-game batsmen in Ho(...)

George Dockrell was the last man out as South Africa beat Ireland by 201 runs at the Manuka Oval. Photograpgh: Reuters/Jason Reed

Hashim Amla struck a career-best 159 as South Africa crushed Ireland by 201 runs in their World Cup Pool B match in Canberra.The Proteas amassed 411 f(...)

Ireland batsman  Ed Joyce plays a pull shot during the World Cup Pool B game against West Indies at Saxton Oval in Nelson, New Zealand. Photograph:  Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images

First, the world referred to them by a word that describes a featureless, small fish that is used mostly as bait: minnow. Then, those in positions of (...)

John Mooney celebrates sealing an impressive Irish victory in New Zealand. Photograph: Chris Symes/Inpho/Photosport

When the sports historians get to writing about this remarkable era for Irish cricket a footnote at the bottom of the scorecard from Monday’s remar(...)

Niall O’Brien believes Ireland have a chance of an upset in the opening World Cup Pool B game against the West Indies in Nelson, New Zealand. Photograph:   Liam McBurney/PA

Two countries, four weeks, six games and over 10,000 kilometres of travel await Ireland as they prepare to get their third 50-overs World Cup under(...)

Andrew Balbirnie anchored Ireland’s innings as they chase down 190 to beat Bangladesh in their final World Cup warm-up match at Blacktown Oval. (Photograph: Inpho/Barry Chambers)

Ireland finished their World Cup preparation in style as they beat Bangladesh by four wickets in their final warm-up match at Blacktown Oval on Thursd(...)