Ireland’s Alex Cusack: Clontarf all-rounder in an 18-man Ireland panel for month-long acclimatisation tour. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland coach Phil Simmons will give Alex Cusack every chance of making his World Cup squad after naming the Clontarf all-rounder in an 18-man panel f(...)

 Ed Joyce in action for Sussex. Photograph: Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images

England selector Angus Fraser believes Ed Joyce would have stood a great chance of making his Test debut against Sri Lanka at Lord’s in today’s first(...)

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 (...)

The Dutch players and backroom team celebrate after their stunning six-wicket victory over Ireland in Sylhet, Bangladesh that saw them qualify for the Super 10s stage of the World Twenty20. Photograph:   Barry Chambers/Inpho

Ireland have enjoyed some heady days since debuting on the world stage in 2007, but yesterday in (...)

Ireland’s Paul Stirling with physio Andrew Dunne and captain William Porterfield after picking up an injury against UAE. Photograph: Barry Chambers/Inpho

Ireland are hopeful that key all-rounder Paul Stirling will pass a late fitness test on an elbow injury ahead of their final first-ro(...)

Ireland’s Ed Joyce swings the bat during his innings of 43 from 38 deliveries in the ICC World Twenty20 game against the UAE in Sylhet, Bangladesh. Photograph:  Pal Pillai-IDI/IDI via Getty Images

Ireland took a huge leap forwards in their efforts to qualify for the main draw of the ICC World Twenty20 with a 21-run win under the Duckworth(...)

Ireland all-rounder  Kevin O’Brien is positive ahead of UAE match.

Having been set the mammoth task of effectively winning a dozen matches to qualify for Super 10s stage at the Wor(...)

Ireland’s Stuart Thompson lies on the ground after making his ground to secure the bye that gave Ireland a three-wicket win over Zimbabwe at the ICC World Twenty20 in Sylhet, Bangladesh. Photograph: Surjeet/Inpho

What looked like an easy-going parade to victory turned into a frantic last-ball win for Ireland yesterday as they opened their World Twenty20 camp(...)

Ireland spinner Andy McBrine celebrates with Gary Wilson  after taking a wicket in the World T20 first-round game against Zimbabwe  at  Sylhet in Bangladesh. Photograph: Surjeet/Inpho

Ireland came through a nerve-racking final over to win their vital opening game at the World Twenty20 over Zimbabwe by three wickets in Sylhet,(...)

 Ireland’s Ed Joyce. Photograph: Barry Chambers/Inpho

Ireland batsman Ed Joyce believes his side must play without fear if they are to progress to the Super 10 stage of the World Twenty20 in Bangla(...)