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(...)

Ireland bowler Stuart Thompson bowls USA batsman Adil Bhatti during the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier at  Stormont in Belfast. Photograph:  William Cherry/Inpho/Presseye

Ireland made it a triumphant 20 straight victories in World T20 qualifiers when they beat the United States by 46 runs at Stormont in Belfast on Sunda(...)

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 (...)

The return of Colm Galvin, Brendan Bugler and Conor McGrath should help Clare prove too strong for Offaly. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Saturday July 4th,Independence Day in the United States will be a noteworthy day for a number of counties in this year’s championship. Sunday the 5(...)

Offaly’s Emmet Nolan: scored a goal after seven minutes in Tullamore in the Bord Gais Energy Leinster Under-21 Hurling Championship match. Photograph: Inpho

Offaly 2-15 Westmeath 1-10 Offaly pulled away in the second half to record an ultimately comfortable win over Westmeath in Tullamore last night(...)

Cha Dwyer scored important goal for Laois. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Laois 1-20 Westmeath 1-17 A late second-half rally by Laois denied Westmeath their first championship victory at O’Moore Park. Westmeath (...)

Westmeath manager Michael Ryan patrols the sideline during his side’s victory over Antrim. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Westmeath 1-21 Antrim 0-7 Westmeath’s hurlers emerged from the driving rain in front of just under 1,300 spectators in Mullingar yesterday afte(...)

England coach Peter Moores, whose tenure seems to be coming to an end, leaves Malahide Cricket Club after his side’s ODI against Ireland was washed out. Photograph: Getty

Storm clouds – for Ireland literal, England metaphoric – summed up a bizarre and frustrating day of cricket at Malahide on Friday, with just 18 ove(...)

Fans look on during a rain delay in Malahide. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

England’s new boys appeared destined for short debuts after rain swept in and interrupted proceedings with just 17.2 overs bowled.Ireland had struggle(...)

Ireland players leave the Adelaide Oval pitch after their seven wicket defeat to Pakistan.Photograph: Getty

Ireland were knocked out of the cricket World Cup as Pakistan cruised to a seven-wicket win at the Adelaide Oval.Sarfraz Ahmed’s unbeaten 101 condemn(...)