Kevin O Brien

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Joey Holden of Ballyhale Shamrocks holds the cup aloft after the All-Ireland club hurling final win over Borris-Ileigh at Croke Park. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon/Inpho

Change the dates, change the opposition, it makes no odds. Ballyhale and Corofin remain what they are, the dominant club teams in their respective cod(...)

Corofin’s Conor Cunningham celebrates scoring a goal in extra-time. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Corofin (Galway) 1-12 Kilcoo (Down) 0-7 (After extra-time) In the end, Corofin did in seven minutes of extra-time what they had spent 10 times that f(...)

Ireland’s in-form opener Paul Stirling top scored with 63 from 79 balls. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland 237-9 (50 overs; P Stirling 63, S Singh 34; A Joseph 4-32) West Indies 242-9 (49.5 overs; N Pooran 52, H Walsh 46*; S Singh 3-48, B McCarthy 2(...)

Corofin’s Micheal Lundy scores a goal against Nemo Rangers. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Corofin 1-10 Nemo Rangers 0-7 Corofin manager Kevin O’Brien insists the prospect of them becoming the first team to win three All-Ireland club titles(...)

Corofin celebrate with the Connacht club trophy. Photograph: Evan Logan/Inpho

Corofin 1-10 Padraig Pearses 0-7 All-Ireland champions Corofin gave a further demonstration of their ability to play it any way the opposition want a(...)

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(...)

Ireland’s Mark Adair bowling during the T20 World Cup qualifier against Hong Kong at the Sheikh Zayed stadium in Abu Dhabi. Photograph: ICC

Half-centuries from Paul Stirling and Andrew Balbirnie got Ireland off to a winning start at the T20 World Cup Qualifier in Abu Dhabi as they proved t(...)

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(...)

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