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 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(...)

Tom Cooper (second from left) of the Netherlands celebrates the wicket of UAE captain Khurram Khan during the ICC T20 World Cup match  at Sylhet. Photograph: Pal Pillai-IDI/IDI via Getty Images

Netherlands cricketer Tim Gruijters has accused team management of cheating by forcing him out on medical grounds so they could bring in Australian(...)

Fortria Steeplechase winner Flemenstar, ridden Andrew Lynch, comes home to take the honours at Navan. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

He sported a new noseband and his reception in the winner’s enclosure was more polite than raucous, but it was very much business as usual for Flemens(...)

When his history teacher, Kerry defender Marc Ó Sé, warned him that all he was doing by walking out the school gates was ensuring that he’d be back in a few years looking for a job, Byan Cooper (above) just smiled.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Used to be, a young jockey’s first hint that the big time was making eyes at him came over the airwaves. Small notes made deafening sounds. As (...)