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(...)

 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(...)

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(...)

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(...)

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(...)

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