Ireland’s Craig Young (3-45) was again the pick of the Irish attack against Afghanistan in Dubai. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland’s unbeaten start to 2015 came to an abrupt end in Dubai on Saturday as a disappointing batting display saw them beaten by 71 runs against Afg(...)

William Porterfield will lead Ireland in next month’s cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Cricket Ireland have confirmed that the 15-man squad for next month’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand will be the same selection that have t(...)

Andrew Balbirnie in action against the Netherlands in 2013. The Middlesex batsman scored his first international century against New Zealand ‘A’ recently.  Photograph: INPHO/Presseye/Rowland White

Although Ireland will not officially name their World Cup squad until early next month, the 15 players named on Thursday for four warm-up One-Day Int(...)

Skipper William Porterfield top-scored with 63 in Ireland’s innings as they were beaten by New Zealand ‘A’ by 111 runs in Dubai. Photograph: Rowland White/Inpho/Presseye

Martin Guptill’s brilliant century helped New Zealand ‘A’ gain revenge over Ireland with a comprehensive 111-run victory at the ICC Global Cricket Aca(...)

Ireland captain William Porterfield has left the World Cup acclimatisation tour of Australia and New Zealand  “due to personal reasons”. Photograph: Rowland White/Inpho/Presseye

Cricket Ireland confirmed on Friday that Ireland captain William Porterfield left the ongoing World Cup acclimatisation tour of Australia and New Zeal(...)

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(...)