Andy Balbirnie

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Ireland’s Paul Stirling reacts to reaching his century during the third One Day International cricket match against England  at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton. Photograph:  Mike Hewitt/AFP via Getty Images

When Paul Stirling woke up from the morning after the night before, it felt pretty good. As well it might, having crashed 142 of the best to knock off(...)

England captain Eoin Morgan ahead of the first ODI against Ireland at Ageas Bowl in Southampton on Thursday. Photograph: Getty Images

It is now established that Test cricket works better than most expected behind closed doors. On Thursday there is the opportunity to gauge whether the(...)

Ireland cricketer Andy Balbirnie. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

For the second match in a row between Ireland and Scotland, the result has been a one-run victory – this time to the Scots – after a courageous run ch(...)

Paul Stirling made 59 in Ireland’s win over Nepal  in Muscat on Wednesday. Photograph: Cricket Ireland

Three wickets apiece from George Dockrell and Mark Adair helped Ireland claim a 13-run victory in a close match against Nepal at the Al Amerat Cricke(...)

Ireland captain and wicketkeeper  Gary Wilson takes the bails off to run out Scotland’s Craig Wallace and complete a one-run win to seal the GS Holding T20 Tri-Series in Malahide. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

At Malahide: Ireland 186-9 (20 ovs) (K O’Brien 63, G Wilson 31, G Delaney 25; T Sole 2-26, A Neill 2-34, S Sharif 2-36), Scotland 185-6 (20 ovs) (R Be(...)

Ireland batsman Harry Tector turns to get back in his ground as  Fred Klaassen of the Netherlands looks to field the ball during the GS Holding T20I Tri-Series clash at Malahide. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Ireland 181-7 (20 ovs) (H Tector 60, A Balbirnie 45; B Glover 2-19), Netherlands 183-4 (19.1 ovs) (B Cooper 91no, M O’Dowd 69; G Dockrell 3-23). Nethe(...)

Ireland players celebrate after England’s Jonny Bairstow was leg-before wicket to bowler Mark Adair on the second day  of the Test match at Lord’s. Photograph:  Andrew Boyers/ Action Images via Reuters

Lord’s, Day 2 of 4: England 85 (23.4 ovs) (J Denly 23; T Murtagh 5-13, M Adair 3-32, B Rankin 2-5) & 303-9 (77.4 ovs) (M Leach 92, J Roy 72, S Cur(...)

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-(...)

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