Ireland Women Name Squad For Summer Matches
Ireland Women have named a 13-member squad ahead of One-Day Internationals against reigning world champions England and 2009 World Cup runners-up New Zealand.
They will also play the MCC in July and the squad includes two sets of sisters in opening bowlers Heather and Jill Whelan as well as twin sisters Isobel and Cecelia Joyce, whose brothers Ed and Dominick have also represented Ireland.
"The established batters such as Clare Shillington, the Joyce sisters and Jill Whelan will be supported by some new faces in all rounders Laura Delany, Kim Garth and pace bowler Louise McCarthy who were part of the Under 17 European winning team last season," coach Paul Delany said.
"Wicket-keeper Mary Waldron will make her debut and another new player, exciting batting prospect Sinead Lyons from Leinster joins the tour party. The selection very much reflects current form with all of the new players scoring runs and taking wickets.
"This will be a tough tour but these are the teams the players want to beat and with three more weeks of hard training and planing these are the teams we areready for that challenge."
Ireland play New Zealand on 4th July and England on 7th July with both matches being held in Kibworth.
Ireland Women squad: Heather Whelan (captain), Isobel Joyce, (vice-captain), Laura Delany, Kim Garth, Cecelia Joyce, Suzanne Kenealy, Sinead Lyons, Ciara Metcalfe, Louise McCarthy, Clare Shillington, Melissa Scott-Hayward, Mary Waldron, Jill Whelan
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