Orla Prendergast impressed with both bat and ball in the defeat to Thailand. Photograph: Rowland White/Inpho

Thailand (155-5, 35.4 overs) (Natthakan Chantam 52; Naruemol Chaiwai 38; Orla Prendergast 2-6) defeat Ireland (154 ao, 41.4 overs) (Orla Prendergast 3(...)

Ireland captain Laura Delany made 88 in the defeat to Zimbabwe in the first ODI in Harare. Photograph: Rowland White/Inpho/Presseye

Ireland 253-8 (50 ovs) (L Delany 88, S Kavanagh 31, S MacMahon 29, O Prendergast 28; J Nkomo 2-46, P Marange 2-48), Zimbabwe 254-6 (43.5 ovs) (M-(...)

Ireland’s Shauna Kavanagh gets down to sweep during the T20 International against Scotland at Stormont. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Cricket Ireland

At Stormont: Ireland 134-8 (20 ovs) (S Kavanagh 37; M McColl 2-16), Scotland 93-9 (19 ovs) (K Bryce 45no; C Murray 3-18, O Prendergast 2-7). Ireland w(...)

Spinner Leah Paul took four wickets for 16 as Ireland levelled the T20 series with Scotland at Stormont. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Cricket Ireland

Ireland 137-4 (20 ovs) (G Lewis 47, S Kavanagh 31, O Prendergast 24no; K McGill 2-26), Scotland 76 (16.4 ovs) (K McGill 19; L Paul 4-16, L Delany 2-11(...)

Humpback whale off Cork. Photograph: Pádraig Whooley/IWDG

There is a vast array of everyday wonders around this island’s 7,800km rim. With the help of a group of coastal cognoscenti, here are 55 alternatives(...)

Participants in GMIT’s outdoor education course. Photograph courtesy of GMIT

Scrambling up rocks, shooting weirs or foraging for Mesolithic hazel shells might seem unlikely priorities for a poet and insurrectionist. But Patric(...)