Ed Joyce (left) pictured at College Park in Dublin with Ireland team-mates Kevin O’Brien and Craig Young  at the announcement that Tourism Ireland is to sponsor the international cricket team  for the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup. Photograph:   Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

Bray left-hander feels in the form of his life ahead of third appearance in finals

Max Sorensen, Craig Young and Kevin O’Brien  at the announcement that Tourism Ireland will sponsor the Ireland team at the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ireland team to wear Ireland.com logo in Australia and New Zealand

 Ireland coach Phil Simmons: had made four changes from the side that lost to Afghanistan on Saturday. Photograph: Inpho

Rained off tie against Scotland the first no result in a One-Day International held in the UAE

Max Sorensen has been called up to Ireland’s  Cricket World Cup squad in place of Tim Murtagh, who broke a foot in training. Photograph:  Rowland White/Inpho/Presseye

Middlesex opening bowler suffered fractured foot during training in Dubai

Ireland’s Niall O’Brien in good form against Scots. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Leicestershire batsman had six partners during his time at the crease

William Porterfield will lead Ireland in next month’s cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Selectors stick with 15 players who have travelled to Dubai for tri-series against Scotland and Afghanistan

A proposed €2.5 million deal that would have seen Cuala GAA club develop and share grounds with Blackrock Rugby Club has been terminated. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

GAA club informs its members that proposed deal ‘would not be workable’

Jason Gillespie: ‘Ireland are ticking all the boxes: they’ve done well, they’ve punched well above their weight in limited-overs tournaments.’ Photograph:  Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

‘Here is a country that is ready to play international cricket and to have its own fully professional cricketers’

Andrew Balbirnie in action against the Netherlands in 2013. The Middlesex batsman scored his first international century against New Zealand ‘A’ recently.  Photograph: INPHO/Presseye/Rowland White

Squad named for warm up ODIs against Afghanistan and Scotland in Dubai

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