Imam ul-Haq of Pakistan avoids being run out during the fifth day of the international test cricket match between Ireland and Pakistan at Malahide. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Pakistan (310-9d & 160-5) beat Ireland (130 & 339) by five wickets. For half an hour Ireland dared to dream: a great big, vivid, roller-coast(...)

Niall  and Kevin O’Brien pictured during the 2015 Intercontinental Cup match against the United Arab Emirates at Malahide in 2015. Photograph:     Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The idea that this was going to a normal week of being an Ireland international cricketer didn’t last long and I was up at 6am on Bank Holiday Monday (...)

 Ireland batsman Andrew Balbirnie drives the ball  square of the wicket on the way to making a century in the World Cup qualifier against Scotland at Harare Sports Club. Photograph: Julian Herbert-IDI/IDI via Getty Images

Ireland kept their hopes of qualifying for the 2019 Cricket World Cup alive in Harare on Sunday after they ended Scotland’s unbeaten run in the tourna(...)

Paul Stirling top-scored for Ireland in the 107-run defeat to Zimbabwe at the World Cup qualifying event in Harare. Photograph:  Andrew Fosker/Inpho

Ireland’s hopes of qualifying for the 2019 World Cup hang by a thread after an abject batting display saw them suffer a 107-run defeat to hosts Zimbab(...)

Ed Joyce top-scored with 62 in Ireland’s World Cup qualifier against the West Indies in Harare. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland battled hard, and looked the better side early on, but ultimately fell short of the target against the West Indies in Harare on Saturday as th(...)

Andrew Balbirnie top scored with 68 in Harare. Photograph: Cricket Ireland

Ireland (268-7) beat Netherlands (141 ao) by 93 runs (DLS method) A near flawless team effort saw Ireland begin the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier t(...)

Paul Stirling top-scored with 74 as Ireland equalled their highest ODI score of 331 in the victory over Scotland in Dubai. Photograph: Nezar Balout/AFP/Getty Images

Ireland made it four straight wins under new coach Graham Ford as they clinched the Desert Tri-Series with a 24-run victory over Scotland in a high sc(...)

Andrew Balbirnie’s rapid half century propelled Ireland to a convincing six-wicket win over rivals Scotland with more than 15 overs to spare in their (...)

Ireland’s captain William Porterfield recorded his 10th ODI century on Saturday against UAE. Photograph: Getty Images

Centuries from William Porterfield and Andrew Balbirnie steered Ireland to a 67-run win over hosts UAE in the second ODI of their tri-series in Dubai.(...)

IIreland’s Kevin O’Brien top scored with 78 in their ICC InterContinental Cup against Scotland. Photo: Inpho

Kevin O’Brien showed all his experience to keep Ireland’s slim hopes of capturing a fifth ICC InterContinental Cup alive after they slumped to 166 for(...)

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