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(...)

Shikhar Dhawan scored a century as India chased down Ireland’s 259 for the loss of just two wickets. Photograph: Hannah Peters/Getty Images 1:40

India’s imperious start to the World Cup continued with a comfortable eight-wicket win over Ireland in their Pool B encounter at Seddon Park in Hamilt(...)

Alex Cusack is congratulated by Ireland  team-mates Kevin O’Brien and Ed Joyce  after getting the wicket of Tawanda Mupariwa of Zimbabwe  to complete a five-run win in their Pool B World Cup game  at Bellerive Oval  in Hobart. Photograph: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

Despite claiming the scalp of a second Test-playing nation in the nerve-racking five-run victory over Zimbabwe, Ireland still require one win from the(...)

George Dockrell was the last man out as South Africa beat Ireland by 201 runs at the Manuka Oval. Photograpgh: Reuters/Jason Reed 2:10

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(...)

George Dockrell celebrates scoring the winning runs in Ireland’s two-wicket victory over the United Arab Emirates at the Gabba. Photograph: Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images

It may have eluded our politicians to date but Ireland’s cricketers took full advantage of a bail-in along with sundry other gifts, to make it two wi(...)

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 (...)