Gary Wilson finished unbeaten on 72 as Ireland beat the UAE by five wickets in a World Cup qualifier in Sharjah. Photograph:  Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

Ireland moved within sight of a place in the 2015 World Cup today as they won the first of two qualifiers against the United Arab Emirates by f(...)

Ireland opening bowler Tim Murtagh bowls to an attacking field during the  Intercontinental Cup match against UAE in  Sharjah. Photograph: Barry Chambers/ICC/Inpho

Ireland ’s batsmen may have set a new scoring record for the country during day two of the Intercontinental Cup clash against the United Arab E(...)

Ireland opening bowler Tim Murtagh bowls to an attacking field during the  Intercontinental Cup match against UAE in  Sharjah. Photograph: Barry Chambers/ICC/Inpho

Ireland ’s batsmen may have set a new scoring record for the country during day two of the Intercontinental Cup clash against the United Arab E(...)

UAE's Mohammed Naveed bowls to Ireland captain  William Porterfield on the first day of the Intercontinental Cup clash in Sharjah. Photograph:  Barry Chambers/ICC/Inpho

Ireland made the perfect start to their season in Sharjah yesterday as they dominated the opening day of their Intercontinental Cup clash with (...)