Niall O Brien

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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(...)

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(...)

Cricket Ireland will offer professional contracts to women in 2019. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Cricket Ireland is to offer senior professional playing contracts to women for the first time in 2019 after endorsing a recent decision made at its bo(...)

Ireland’s Niall O’Brien has announced his retirement from cricket. Photo: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Ireland wicketkeeper-batsman Niall O’Brien has announced his retirement following a 16-year playing career. O’Brien first represented Ireland in 2002(...)

 Wexford’s Kevin Foley and Paul Greville of Westmeath grapple at Cusack Park. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Wexford 2-21 Westmeath 0-16 Despite producing a sluggish performance, Wexford qualified for an All-Ireland quarter-final showdown with Clare by comf(...)

Carlow celebrate their Joe McDonagh Cup Final victory over Westmeath at Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Carlow 2-26 Westmeath 1-24 Carlow sealed promotion to next season’s Leinster SHC with a five-point McDonagh Cup final victory over Westmeath at Crok(...)

Ed Joyce was the first Ireland batsman to fall against Pakistan. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Pakistan: 310-9 dec (Faheem Ashraf 83, Asad Shafiq 62, Shadab Khan 55, T Murtagh 4-45) v Ireland 130: (Mohammad Abbas 4-44) & 64-0 Ireland were (...)

Ireland batsman Kevin O’Brien in action during the ICC World Cup qualifying Super Sixes game against Afghanistan at Harare Sports Club. Photograph:     Inpho/ICC

Ireland captain William Porterfield has questioned the International Cricket Council’s decision to make the World Cup smaller. Porterfield’s side wil(...)

Ireland’s William Porterfield and Paul Stirling were in record-breaking form against UAE. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland recorded a dominant 226-run Duckworth-Lewis victory over the United Arab Emirates in Harare to progress through to the Super Six stage of the (...)

Ed Joyce top-scored with 62 in Ireland’s World Cup qualifier against the West Indies in Harare. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland battled hard, and looked the better side early on, but ultimately fell short of the target against the West Indies in Harare on Saturday as th(...)

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