Opening bowler Boyd Rankin will return to play international cricket for Ireland from January. Photograph:  Inpho/ICC

Irish cricket has been handed an early Christmas present with the news that Boyd Rankin has confirmed his return to international cricket. Rankin met(...)

John Mooney celebrates after hitting the winning runs to beat England at the 2011 World Cup. Photo: Inpho

Ireland’s John Mooney has announced his retirement from international cricket with immediate effect. “I’ve decided to call time on what has been a (...)

William Porterfield helped Ireland declare on a mammoth total of 570 for six against Namibia. Photograph: Donall Famer/Inpho

Ireland completed a resounding win over Namibia as they bowled out the hosts to win their ICC Intercontinental Cup game by an innings and 107 runs in (...)

Tim Murtagh took four wickets to help Ireland move in on victory against Namibia in their Intercontinental Cup  game in Windhiek. Photograph: Barry Chambers/Inpho

Ireland closed in on a second straight innings victory on day three of their Intercontinental Cup clash in Windhoek on Monday. William Porterfield’s s(...)

Ireland batsman Ed Joyce completed back-to-back Intercontinental Cup double centuries in the first innings against Namibia in Windhoek. Photograph:   Barry Chambers/Inpho

Ed Joyce and William Porterfield both scored centuries as Ireland completely dominated the second day of their Intercontinental Cup clash with Namibia(...)

All-rounder Kevin O’Brien returns from injury for the Ireland tour of Zimbabwe and Namibia in October. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Fit-again Kevin O’Brien will return to a full-strength Ireland squad for the tour of Zimbabwe and Namibia in October. The big-hitting all-rounder has (...)

Ireland captain William Porterfield said: “We want to be playing regularly against top sides and these fixtures are a very welcome first step.” Photograph: Inpho

Ireland captain William Porterfield has welcomed news that both Sri Lanka and Pakistan will each play two One-Day Internationals in Ireland next summe(...)

Ireland all-rounder Alex Cusack has announced his retirement from international cricket: Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Alex Cusack, one of Irish cricket’s great unsung heroes, has called time on his international career at 34. The 34 year-old Clontarf player had origi(...)

ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, Malahide Cricket Club, Dublin - Ireland’s Paul Stirling batting Photograph: INPHO/Gary Carr

A quite extraordinary series of results in the final round of Group A games saw Ireland qualify for a fifth straight World Twenty20 finals following t(...)

Papua New Guinea batsman  Norman Vanua celebrates hitting the winning six with team-mates after their World Twenty20  qualifier victory over Ireland at Stormont in Belfast. Photograph:  William Cherry/Inpho/Presseye

Ireland’s winning streak in in World Twenty20 qualifiers came to an abrupt halt at Stormont on Wednesday as Papua New Guinea claimed a shock two-wi(...)