Kevin O’Brien: his 98 for Leinster Lighting against North West Warriors at Milverton came from 67 deliveries and featured 11 fours and three sixes to put his side ahead on DL calculations as the rain arrived. Photograph: Surjeet Kumar/Inpho

A 187-run fifth wicket stand between Kevin O’Brien and Andrew Balbirnie helped Leinster Lightning win the opening game of the Interprovincial 50-over (...)

Trent Johnston at an Ireland training session at  Malahide Cricket Club last month. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland have named 36 players in two squads ahead of a busy winter programme. The established senior players make up the 13-man national performance s(...)

Ireland batsman Kevin O’Brien launches a six during the  Intercontinental Cup match against Scotland at Castle Avenue. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

A defiant knock of 60 from Scottish lower order batsman Safyaan Sharif denied Ireland victory inside three days in the side’s Intercontinental Cup cla(...)

 Ireland captain William Porterfield. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

Ireland have named a full-strength squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Scotland at Stormont in Belfast next week.Ireland sealed qualification f(...)

Spinner George Dockrell took six wickets on Wednesday as Ireland beat The Netherlands by 279 runs in their Intercontinental Cup match at  Deventer. Photograph: Rowland White/Inpho/Presseye

George Dockrell spun Ireland into a fourth Intercontinental Cup Final in Deventer on Wednesday to complete an emphatic 279-run victory over the Nether(...)

Andrew Balbirnie is congratulated by bowler George Dockrell after taking the catch to dismiss   Dutch captain Peter Borren during the ICC Intercontinental Cup match in  Deventer. Photograph: Rowland White/Inpho/Presseye

Ireland are firmly on course to claim a place in a fourth Intercontinental Cup final after taking control of their match against the Netherlands on da(...)

Leinster Lightning player-coach Trent Johnston will sit out the  RSA Inter-Provincial Championship match against North West Warriors at College Park.   Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The road to gaining first-class status for the RSA Inter-Provincial Championship is set to get underway in second-rate weather conditions at Co(...)

Ireland senior coach Phil Simmons (centre) with coaches and players of the three  sides taking part in the RSA Inter-Provincial Series. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ireland coach Phil Simmons has told players “don’t fear failure and don’t die wondering” ahead of the start of the revamped RSA Inter-Provincial Se(...)

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