Laois’ Cahir Healy tackles Westmeath’s Niall O’Brien. Photograph: Inpho

Laois 0-23 Westmeath 0-16 Laois hurlers will remain in Division 1B for another year at least, despite winning none of their games and losing a playof(...)

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(...)

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 (...)

Niall O’Brien has 50 dismissals so far in the Intercontinental Cup. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland’s quest for Test status moved a step closer after they completed a 145 run win on the final day of their ICC InterContinental Cup clash agains(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Kevin O’Brien helped steer Ireland to a draw on the final day against Zimbabwe A in Harare. Photograph: Getty

Ireland’s cricketers batted out most of the final day to secure a draw with Zimbabwe A in Harare. Zimbabwe A batted on for four overs in the morning a(...)

Mike Tyson is defeated by James ’Buster’ Douglas in Tokyo.

It was instantly apparent that Japan’s victory over South Africa on Saturday evening was destined to enter the canon of sport’s great upsets. Like al(...)

Papua New Guinea batsman  Norman Vanua celebrates hitting the winning six with team-mates after their World Twenty20  qualifier victory over Ireland at Stormont in Belfast. Photograph:  William Cherry/Inpho/Presseye

Ireland’s winning streak in in World Twenty20 qualifiers came to an abrupt halt at Stormont on Wednesday as Papua New Guinea claimed a shock two-wi(...)