Andrew Poynter top-scored with 57 in Ireland’s defeat to Canterbury in Lincoln, Christchurch. Photograph: Barry Chambers

Ireland slumped to an emphatic 117-run loss against Canterbury in the penultimate game of their World Cup acclimatisation tour at Lincoln in New Zeala(...)

Feichin Mulkerrin at the storm-damaged graveyard on Inishark Island. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

When Micheál Ó Suilleabháin witnessed his name carved in stone as builder of Inishark’s slipway and pier, he may never have imagined a series of Atlan(...)

Westmeath’s Robbie Greville: scored two goals for the home side agaisnt Carlow. Photograph: Inpho

Westmeath 3-19 Carlow 0-10 Westmeath advanced to meet Dublin in the semi-final of the Leinster Under 21 hurling championship with a facile win o(...)

Sri Lanka wicket-keeper Dinesh Chandimal celebrates with Ajantha Mendis after Ireland captain William Porterfield was caught by Kusal Perera off the spinner’s bowling during the RSA Insurance One-Day International in Clontarf. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland captain William Porterfield has backed his side to bounce back from a batting horror show in the second encounter against Sri Lanka at Castle (...)

RSA Insurance ODI Series at Castle Avenue,  Ireland’s Alex Cusack celebrates as Lahiru Thirimanne is caught. Photograph:   Rowland White/Inpho/Presseye

Much of the build-up to the opening game of the RSA Insurance One-Day Series concerned how Sri Lanka would handle a cold and bleak day in Dublin 3 in (...)

Antrim’s Simon McCrory in action against Westmeath’s Aonghus Clarke during their  Leinster Hurling Senior Championship  qualifier group round one match at  Ballycastle, Co Antrim. Photograph: Inpho

Antrim 0-23Westmeath 2-11 (...)

Ireland coach Phil Simmons and man of the match John Mooney with the ICC Intercontinental Cup after the victory over Afghanistan in December in Dubai. Photograph: Barry Chambers/Inpho

Ireland could be playing Test cricket three years ahead of their own schedule following today’s International Cricket Council’s decision to approve a (...)

DCU’s Pat O’Carroll battles for possession with Niall O’Brien and David Reidy of NUI Galway during yesterday’s Fitzgibbon cup game ain Dangan. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

NUI GALWAY 2-20 DCU 2-16NUI Galway qualified for the quarter-finals of by virtue of their four-point victory over DCU at Dangan yesterday.Westmeath na(...)

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(...)

Laois hurlers opened their campaign with a defeat to NUIG at Rathdowney yesterday. The home team began well and led 0-4 to 0-1 after eight minutes but(...)