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 William Porterfield will lead his side out against England in Malahide again next year.  Photograph: Rowland White / Inpho / Presseye

Cricket Ireland will welcome England back to Malahide for an ODI in 2015, after the hugely succesful meeting between the two sides in 2013 attracte(...)

Sri Lanka wicket-keeper Dinesh Chandimal celebrates with Ajantha Mendis after Ireland captain William Porterfield was caught by Kusal Perera off the spinner’s bowling during the RSA Insurance One-Day International in Clontarf. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland captain William Porterfield has backed his side to bounce back from a batting horror show in the second encounter against Sri Lanka at Castle (...)

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 (...)

 Ed Joyce has been in outstanding form for  Sussex ahead of Ireland’s games against Sri Lanka in Clontarf this week. Photograph:  Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Ireland v Sri Lanka, Castle Avenue, Clontarf, Tuesday, 10.45am With less than 10 months to Ireland’s third appearance at a 50-overs World Cup a(...)

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 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’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(...)