Ireland’s Curtis Campher during the second ODI cricket match against England at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton. Photograph: Getty Images

Curtis Campher never ‘got’ an Irish passport. He always had one. This was not a shotgun wedding. Call it good fortune or prescience. His father Paul,(...)

Ireland’s Curtis Campher (left) celebrates with team-mate Harry Tector after taking the wicket of England’s Moeen Ali during the third One-Day International match at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton on Tuesday. Photograph:  Adrian Dennis/NMC Pool/PA Wire

Indefatigable Derryman Eamonn McCann was on radio this week discussing the life and times of the late John Hume, who he knew over the years stretching(...)

 Mark Adair is the only change to the Ireland squad for Tuesday’s match against England. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland have made one change to the 14-player squad for Tuesday’s third and final one-day international against England at the Ageas Bowl in Southampt(...)

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(...)

Ireland’s Curtis Campher celebrates with Harry Tector after taking the wicket of England’s Tom Banton at the Ageas Bowl on Saturday. Photograph: PA

In a mismatch pronounced as this, between England’s world champions and Ireland’s team in transition, almost every card needs to fall the way of the u(...)

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(...)