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(...)

Andrew Balbirnie is to replace William Porterfield as Ireland captain. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Andrew Balbirnie has replaced William Porterfield as Ireland’s Test and ODI captain. Porterfield - the first cricketer to lead Ireland in a Test matc(...)

Tim Murtagh leaves the field at Lord’s after taking five wickets against England. Photograph: Alex Davidson/Inpho

Day One, Lord’s: England 0-0 off 1.0 over and 85ao (T Murtagh 5-13, M Adair 3-32) trail Ireland 207ao (A Balbirnie 55, P Stirling 36, S Curran 3-28, O(...)

Ireland’s Tim Murtagh walks off the field after taking five  wickets Ian Kington/AFP/Getty

England v Ireland sporting occasions are usually filled with intense rivalry. Wednesday’s historic Test match in Lord's between the sides could n(...)

Jonathan Bairstow of England is bowled by Tim Murtagh of Ireland during day one of the Test match at Lord’s. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

At a time of tension in Anglo-Irish relations, it’s easy to recall Margaret Thatcher’s OUT, OUT, OUT proclamation. On the morning a new Tory PM took (...)

Ireland’s Boyd Rankin during a training session ahead of the Test match against England at Lord’s. Photo: Andrew Fosker/Inpho

Four-day Test: England v Ireland First ball: 11am, Wednesday. Venue: Lord’s, London. On TV: Sky Sports Cricket. Samuel Beckett loved his trips to Lo(...)

Greg Thompson is a new face in the Ireland squad. Photo: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

T20 International: Ireland v Zimbabwe First ball: 12.30pm, Wednesday. Venue: Stormont. The Test match at Lord’s may be preoccupying Ireland’s suppo(...)

William Porterfield will captain Ireland as they face England at Lord’s later in July. Photograph: Oliver McVeigh/Sportsfile

Ireland have named a 14-man squad for their first Test match against England at Lord’s. The historic four-day Test between the two countries takes pl(...)

John Campbell celebrates his century with fellow West Indies opener  Shai Hope during the Tri Series One-Day International against Ireland at castle Avenue in Clontarf. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

West Indies 381-3 (50 ovs) (J Campbell 179, S Hope 170; B McCarthy 2-76), Ireland 185 (34.4 ovs) (K O’Brien 68, G Wilson 30, A Balbirnie 29; A Nurse 4(...)

Ireland’s Kevin O’Brien congratulates England’s Tom Curran as England’s Ben Foakes commiserates Ireland’s wicket keeper Gary Wilson and Andrew McBrine after the One Day International match at Malahide Cricket Club, Dublin. Photograph: PA

First One Day International Dublin Ireland 198 (L E Plunkett 4-35) v England 199-6 (B T Foakes 61 no, J Little 4-45) England beat Ireland by 4 wkts E(...)

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