Shauna Kavanagh hopes the caution pays off as Ireland seek World Cup and ICC Women’s Championship qualification. Photograph:  Jan Kruger/Getty Images

International sportspeople don’t need any added pressure. Their chosen role in life brings enough complication without the extra worry of catching a v(...)

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(...)

Gaby Lewis top-scored with 33 in Ireland Women’s World Cup qualifier against India in Colombo. Photograph:  Rowland White: Inpho/Presseye

Ireland remained in a positive frame of mind despite a 125-run loss to tournament favourites India in the Women’s World Cup Qualifier in Sri Lanka. (...)

Isobel Joyce in action for Tasmania during the WNCL match against Queensland at Allan Border Field in Brisbane, Australia. Photograph: Jason O’Brien/CA/Cricket Australia/Getty Images

Since arriving in Hobart six weeks ago, after becoming the first Irish cricketer to sign for a team in Australia’s Women’s National Cricket League (WN(...)

Ireland’s John Anderson hits a four on his way to a 127 total on the first day of the four-day ICC Intercontinental Cup game against the Netherlands in Deventer. Photograph: Rowland white/Inpho/Presseye.

Two exceptional Intercontinental Cup debuts marked the first day of Ireland’s four-day clash with the Netherlands in Deventer yesterday.Merrion openin(...)