John Campbell celebrates his century with fellow West Indies opener  Shai Hope during the Tri Series One-Day International against Ireland at castle Avenue in Clontarf. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

West Indies 381-3 (50 ovs) (J Campbell 179, S Hope 170; B McCarthy 2-76), Ireland 185 (34.4 ovs) (K O’Brien 68, G Wilson 30, A Balbirnie 29; A Nurse 4(...)

Ireland’s Kevin O’Brien congratulates England’s Tom Curran as England’s Ben Foakes commiserates Ireland’s wicket keeper Gary Wilson and Andrew McBrine after the One Day International match at Malahide Cricket Club, Dublin. Photograph: PA

First One Day International Dublin Ireland 198 (L E Plunkett 4-35) v England 199-6 (B T Foakes 61 no, J Little 4-45) England beat Ireland by 4 wkts E(...)

Andrew Balbirnie made 145 not out in Ireland’s four-wicket victory over Afghanistan in Dehradun, India. Photograph:   Michael Steele/Getty Images

A sensational, record-breaking hundred from Andy Balbirnie helped Ireland chase down 257 in the third ODI against Afghanistan in Dehradun, India, leve(...)

Afghanistan opening bat  Hazratullah Zazai made 162 not out from 62 balls in the 84-run win over Ireland in Dehradun, India. Photograph: Rowland White/Inpho

Paul Stirling’s highest score in T20 internationals wasn’t enough to deny Afghanistan after they produced a virtuoso display of hitting to win by 84 (...)

George Dockrell top-scored with an unbeaten 34 in Ireland’s Twenty20 international against Afghanistan in Dehradun, India on Thursday. Photograph: Andrew Fosker/Inpho

Afghanistan made it eight straight victories over Ireland in T20 Internationals with a five-wicket win in the first of three games in the northern Ind(...)

Andrew Balbirnie bats during Ireland’s maiden Test match against India in May 2018. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Ireland’s first ever overseas Test match will take place in India against Afghanistan, after the schedule for their 2019 tour was revealed on Friday m(...)

India captain Virat Kohli leads a strong squad for the two T20 internationals against Ireland in Malahide. Photograph:   Marco Longari/AFP/Getty Images

T20 International: Ireland v India, Malahide CC, 4pm (Live Sky Sports Mix, 3.55pm) Packed stands baking under an Irish heatwave will greet the galact(...)

Andrew Balbirnie made 74 from 40 balls as Ireland beat Scotland by 46 runs in Deventer. Photograph: Inpho/ICC

Ireland got a huge boost ahead of their marquee Twenty20 fixtures against India at the end of the month by claiming a 46-run win over Scotland in the (...)

 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 (...)

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