Ireland Women's Cricket Team


Full NameIreland Women's Cricket Team

Prominent PlayersCiara Johanna Metcalfe, Karen Nichole Young


Ireland Women Cricket Team was incepted in 1987. Ireland Women’s cricket team is lead by Laura Delany since April 2016, after she was named the captain of Ireland women's cricket team. Currently, Ireland is ranked at the 10th position in the ICC Women's Rankings.

History over the years

Ireland made its ODI debut in 1987, against Australia. It went on to play the world cup the very next year making first of the five appearances of the tournament. It was one of the strongest teams in the 1990s and the 2000s where it even reached a fifth position ranking among all the international teams. It played its first and only Test match in 2000 against Pakistan. Although Ireland's Women's Cricket team is still recognized as an ODI team, the Irish team has failed to make it to the World Cup since 2005. It has however qualified for the World T20s in 2014 and 2016.

Tournament history

World Cup

1988: 4th place

1993: 5th place

1997: Quarter finals

2000: 7th place

2005: 8th place

European Championship

1989: 4th place

1990: Runners up

1991: 3rd place

1995: Runners up

1999: Runners up

2001: Winners

2005: Runners up

2009: Winners

The highest team total of Ireland Women Cricket team is 193/3 declared vs Pakistan on 30 July 2000. Ireland created history in 2001 and again in 2009 when they beat the Netherlands to win the European Championship.

Current Roster

NameRoleDate of birth
Laura DelanyAll Rounder23 December 1992
Kim GarthAll Rounder25 April 1996
Cecelia JoyceBatsman25 July 1983
Isobel JoyceBatsman25 July 1983
Shauna KavanaghAll Rounder21 April 1992
Gaby LewisBowler27 March 2001
Lara MaritzBowler7 January 2001
Ciara MetcalfeBowler29 September 1979
Cara MurrayBowler1 November 2000
Lucy O'ReillyBowler9 November 1999
Eimear RichardsonBatsman14 September 1986
Clare ShillingtonAll Rounder8 January 1981
Rebecca StokellBowler13 March 2000
Mary WaldronWicketkeeper5 May 1984

Support Staff

  1. Aaron Hamilton- Senior Women's Head Coach
  2. Andrew Poynter- Assistant Coach
  3. Rob Cassell- Assistant Head Coach and National Fast Bowling Lead
  4. Ben Smith- Consultant Batting and Fielding Coach

Notable Former Players

Ciara Johanna Metcalfe, Karen Nichole Young

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