Stephanie Roche’s stunning goal for  Peamount United against Wexford Youths has been shortlisted for Fifa’s  Puskás Award for the best goal of the year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Irish player joins the like of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Robin van Persie in Puskás Award nominations

 Kevin O’Brien: yesterday named the international player of the year in the Cricket Ireland awards. Photograph: Inpho

Qualification for 2019 event will see countries ranked ninth and 10th joining Associate nations in qualifier

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 say player left World Cup acclimatisation tour for personal reasons

Shapoorji Pallonji Group make multi-million euro 10-year investment in Academy

Ireland’s Alex Cusack: Clontarf all-rounder in an 18-man Ireland panel for month-long acclimatisation tour. Photograph: Inpho

Cusack last played in May before undergoing back surgery; coach Phil Simmons hopeful he will play some of the games on second le(...)

ireland bowler Craig Young bowls  Scotland’s Hamish Gardiner on his way to taking five wickets on his ODI debut at Malahide.   Photograph: Rowland White/Inpho/Presseye

Skipper Kevin O’Brien makes half-century in seven-wicket victory over Scotland at Malahide

Clontarf denied in RSA Senior Cup final at Castle Avenue

 The Hills’ Michael Baumgart celebrates with Cormac McLoughlin after reaching a century of runs at Castle Avenue. Photograph: Ryan Byrne / Inpho

Clontarf’s hope of a hat-trick of trophies ended as visitors claim second Irish Senior Cup

Andrew Balbirnie:  his unbeaten 103 helped Leinster claim the reverse fixture at Milverton at the beginning of May. Inpho/Presseye/Rowland White

North West Warriors oppose at Strabane in attempt to upset title-chasing southern outfit

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