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Kevin O’Brien hopes to become a mentor for the younger members of the Ireland team. Photograph: Getty Images

England v Ireland, 3rd ODI of 3: Tuesday at 2pm (Sky Sports Cricket) When Kevin O’Brien refers to England as Ireland cricket’s “biggest enemy” i(...)

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’s Harry Tector hits a six against the England Lions during the warm-up match at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images for ECB

ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League: England v Ireland, Ageas Bowl, Southampton, Thursday, 2pm (Live on Sky Sports Cricket). It’s no surprise to(...)

Mark Adair of Ireland reacts during the warm-up match against the England Lions  at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images for ECB

Mark Adair has been omitted from Ireland’s 14-man squad for their their first one-day international against England at the Ageas Bowl on Thursday (2pm(...)

Ireland players celebrate the victory over Pakistan with supporters in the party stand after the World Cup game in 2007 at Sabina Park. Photograph: Jewel Samad/AFP via Getty Images

It wasn’t the first or last St Patrick’s Day to start with a throbbing head, but this would be different to any March 17th before or since – by a long(...)

Paul Stirling hit his 18th half-century in T20 internationals in Ireland’s defeat to Afghanistan in India. Photograph: Rowland White/Inpho

Ireland 172-6 (20 ovs) (P Stirling 60, K O’Brien 35; R Khan 3-22), Afghanistan 133-5 (15 ovs) (N Zadran 42no; S Singh 2-18). Rain stopped play. Afghan(...)

New Ireland captain Andrew Balbirnie hopes his team can improve quickly for their second ODI against West Indies. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland 180 (46.1 overs; L Tucker 31, M Adair 29; A Joseph 4-32) West Indies 184-5 (33.2 overs; E Lewis 99*; S Singh 2-44) - West Indies won by five w(...)

Ben Cooper of the Netherlands bats during the T20 World Cup qualifier semi-final against Ireland at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Photograph: ICC

Ireland’s Achilles’ heel came back to haunt them in Dubai on Friday as they lost five wickets to left-arm spin in going down to the Netherlands by 21 (...)

Ireland opening bowler Mark Adair in action during the T20 World Cup Qualifier against Jersey in Abu Dhabi. Photograph: ICC

Mark Adair and Paul Stirling were the standout performers as Ireland hammered Jersey by eight wickets at the T20 World Cup Qualifier in Abu Dhabi, boo(...)

Canada bowler Ramesh Eranga celebrates with wicketkeeper Hamza Tariq after taking the wicket of Ireland’s Kevin O’Brien during the T20 World Cup Qualifier at the Sheikh Zayed stadium in Abu Dhabi. Photograph: ICC

Ireland put their backs firmly against the wall at the T20 World Cup Qualifier in Abu Dhabi after going down to a 10-run defeat to Canada that puts th(...)

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