Kevin O Brien

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Kevin O’Brien smashed his own car window during an innings for Leinster Lightning. Photograph: Cricket Ireland

Ireland powerhouse Kevin O’Brien may have been wishing he had reined in his hard-hitting after smashing a six and his own car window in an Inter-Provi(...)

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(...)

 Ireland’s Harry Tector raises his bat in celebration  after Kevin O’Brien hit the winning run off England’s Saqib Mahmood during the third One Day International at the  Ageas Bowl  in Southampton. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/Pool via Getty Images

Ireland captain Andrew Balbirnie savoured a momentous victory over England as “one we’ll remember forever” after overcoming the world champions in a n(...)

 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(...)

 Morne Du Plessis leads out his team against the British Lions in 1980 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Photograph: Getty Images

No issue has divided or caused more controversy in rugby than apartheid, and specifically the sport’s links with South Africa and the Springboks while(...)

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(...)

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