Alex Feeney and Sahas Sawant of Leinster CC. Last year 27,000 children in Ireland were introduced to the sport through its Cricket Ireland’s cricket schools programme.

Before I signed my kids up for cricket it seemed bewildering to me and I had it down as a game for panama-hat-wearing posh guys who could stand around(...)

Indian ground staff cover the wicket as rain falls at  The Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala during the World Twenty20 competition. Photograph:  STR/AFP/Getty Images

Ireland are out of the ICC World Twenty20 after heavy rain prevented a result in their match against Bangladesh in Dharamsala. The bad weather relent(...)

The Ireland cricket squad in training yesterday ahead of the start of the ICC World Twenty20 in India. Photo: Barry Chambers/Inpho

Ireland have done their homework on unfamiliar opponents Oman and know they must be at their best to start the ICC World Twenty20 with a much-needed w(...)

Hamilton Masakadza, captain of Zimbabwe hits the ball towards the boundary, as Niall O’Brien of Ireland looks on during the ICC Twenty20 World Cup warm-up match at the HPCA Stadium. Photograph:  Matthew Lewis-IDI/IDI via Getty Images

Ireland found Zimbabwe a much tougher opponent in Dharamsala on Saturday afternoon falling to a six wicket defeat in their second and final World T20 (...)

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(...)

 Malahide Cricket Club which hosted last year’s ODI between Ireland and England. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

Irish Cricket has been handed a massive boost with the news that both Australia and England have agreed to play one-day internationals in Ireland as (...)

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 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,(...)

 George Bailey (right) of Australia and Stuart Broad   talk after Australia won game two of the International Twenty20 series  at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Photograph: Michael Dodge/Getty Images

England Twenty20 captain Stuart Broad concedes suffering defeat in all three formats Down Under is “heartbreaking” but hopes a victory in the final g(...)

Ireland’s 100 per cent record in the ICC World Twenty20 qualifying was ended by the weather as their meeting with Italy was washed out without a ball (...)