Andy Balbirnie

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Paul Stirling made another half century in Stormont. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Afghanistan 305-7 off 50 overs (M Shahzad 101, R Shah 62, M Adair 3-71) beat Ireland 179ao off 41.2 overs (P Stirling 50, G Naib 6-43) by 126 runs. A(...)

Ireland bowler Stuart Thompson in action during the Test match against Afghanistan in Dehradun, India. Photograph:

Day Two: Ireland 172 (60 ovs) (T Murtagh 54no, G Dockrell 39; Y Ahmadzai 3-41, M Nabi 3-36) & 22-1 (12 ovs) trail Afghanistan 314 (106.3 ovs) (R S(...)

James Cameron-Dow took 3-32 in Ireland’s heavy defeat to Afghanistan. Photograph: Matt Mackey/Inphoy

Afghanistan 223 (49.1 overs; A Afghan 54, M Nabi 64, R Khan 52; J Cameron-Row 3-32) beat Ireland 114 (35.3 overs; K O’Brien 26; A Alam 4-25, R Khan 2-(...)

Stuart Poynter was Ireland’s hero against Oman in Muscat. Photograph: Rowland White/Presseye/Inpho

Ireland (183-9, 20.0 overs) beat Netherlands (182-9, 20.0 overs) by one wicket. Ireland’s wicket-keeper Stuart Poynter struck a miraculous six over m(...)

Paul Stirling top-scored with 71 to lead Ireland to victory over Oman in the opening game of the T20 Quadrangular Tournament. Photograph:  Nezar Balout/AFP/Getty Images

Captain Paul Stirling led from the front with a knock of 71 as Ireland claimed a 15-run win over Oman in their first match of the T20 Quadrangular Tou(...)

Ireland’s Tim Murtagh celebrates after dismissing Gulbadin Naib of Afghanistan during their one day international in Belfast. Photo: Rowland White/Inpho

Tim Murtagh hit the winning runs as Ireland beat Afghanistan by three wickets at Stormont to take their one-day international series to a third and de(...)

Hazratullah Zazai on his way to scoring 82 in the Twenty20 International at  Bready Cricket Club. Photograph: Rowland White/Inpho

Ireland suffered a crushing 81-run defeat against Afghanistan in the second Twenty20 International at Bready on Wednesday as the tourists wrapped up t(...)

 Ed Joyce keeps an eye in case the ball hits the stumps. Photograph: Rowland White/Inpho/Presseye

Ed Joyce scored an unbeaten century to get new Ireland coach Graham Ford’s reign off to a successful start with a four-wicket win over the UAE in Duba(...)

Ireland’s Andrew Balbirnie walks off after being dismissed during his side’s heavy ODI defeat to Afghanistan. Photograph: Nezar Balout/AFP

Teenager Mujeeb Zadran made a sensational debut as Afghanistan powered their way to a 138-run win over Ireland in the first one-day international in S(...)

A spectator keeps himself protected form the afternoon sun at Lord’s, where Ireland were beaten by England. Photograph: Andrew Fosker/Inpho

Ireland’s cricketing fans both old and new turned out for the big day out at Lord’s on Sunday, an estimated 5,000 of the 22,000 crowd supporting the v(...)

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