Monday 17 February 2014 

Kenealy Replaces Garth In Ireland Squad

Amy Kenealy celebrates a wicket
Amy Kenealy has been added to Ireland's squad as a replacement for Kim Garth
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Amy Kenealy has replaced Kim Garth in Ireland's squad for the ICC Women's Twenty20 in Bangladesh after the all-rounder pulled out to concentrate on her studies.

17-year-old Garth is currently studying for her Leaving Certificate and is hoping to enter University College Dublin next year.

She has decided to withdraw after deciding she was not prepared to commit to the pre-tournament training programme.

Opening bowler Kenealy, 25, comes into the squad as Ireland get ready to play in the ICC World Twenty20 finals for the first time.

"It's disappointing to lose Kim," coach Trent Johnston said.

"She didn't feel able to commit fully to the pre-tournament training schedule and has pulled out.

"We've drafted in Amy Kenealy who has been training hard and was in Qatar for the recent international tri-series.

"She's improving all the time like the rest of the squad, and it's a great opportunity for her to shine."

During the tri-series against Pakistan and South Africa, Kenealy took one for 28 in three overs bowled against South Africa in her only appearance.

She was initially left out of Ireland's squad with Garth earning a recall.

Ireland play New Zealand (25th March), Australia (27th March), South Africa (29th March) and Pakistan (31st March) in the group stages.

They will also play warm-up matches against India, on 15th March, and Sri Lanka, on 19th March.

Ireland ICC Women's World Twenty20 squad: Isobel Joyce (captain), Laura Delany, Emma Flanagan, Jennifer Gray, Cecelia Joyce, Amy Kenealy, Louise McCarthy, Kate McKenna, Lucy O'Reilly, Eimear Richardson, Melissa Scott-Hayward, Clare Shillington, Elena Tice, Mary Waldron

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Group A: Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa

Group B: Bangladesh, England, India, Sri Lanka, West Indies

Fixtures & Results
23rd March: Australia v New Zealand
New Zealand Women 128-8 (Perkins 31) beat
Australia Women 121 (Blackwell 31) by 7 runs
23rd March: Pakistan v South Africa
South Africa Women 163-0 (van Niekerk 90no) beat
Pakistan Women 119-9 (Kapp 3-16) by 44 runs
24th March: England v West Indies
West Indies Women 133-7 (Taylor 56) beat
England Women 124-9 (Dottin 4-12) by 9 runs
24th March: India v Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Women 128-8 (Atapattu 43) beat
India Women 106-9 (Prabodhani 2-9) by 22 runs
25th March: Ireland v New Zealand
New Zealand Women 171-3 (Bates 68) beat
Ireland Women 129-4 (C Joyce 41no) by 41 runs
25th March: Australia v South Africa
Australia Women 116-4 (Perry 41no) beat
South Africa Women 115-9 by six wickets
26th March: Bangladesh v West Indies
West Indies Women 115 (Dottin 34) beat
Bangladesh Women 79 (Quintyne 3-5) by 36 runs
26th March: England v India
England Women 98-5 (Taylor 28) beat
India Women 95-9 (Raj 57) by five wickets
27th March: Australia v Ireland
Australia Women 191-4 (Lanning 126) beat
Ireland Women 113-7 (Perry 2-17) by 78 runs
27th March: New Zealand v Pakistan
New Zealand Women 167-3 (Bates 94no) beat
Pakistan Women 108-7 by 59 runs
28th March: Bangladesh v England
England Women 137-5 (Edwards 80) beat
Bangladesh Women 58-9 (Hazell 3-4) by 79 runs
28th March: Sri Lanka v West Indies
West Indies Women 87-2 (Taylor 56no) beat
Sri Lanka Women 84 (Daley 4-15) by 8 wickets
29th March: Ireland v South Africa
South Africa Women 165-5 (Lee 43) beat
Ireland Women 79 (Ismail 3-5) by 86 runs
29th March: Australia v Pakistan
Australia Women 185-2 (Villani 90no) beat
Pakistan Women 91-9 (Perry 3-12) by 94 runs
30th March: Bangladesh v India
India Women 151-4 (Kaur 77, Raj 41) beat
Bangladesh Women 72-8 by 79 runs
30th March: England v Sri Lanka
England Women 86-3 (Taylor 36) beat
Sri Lanka Women 85-9 by seven wickets
31st March: Ireland v Pakistan
Pakistan Women 119-6 (Bismah Maroof 48no) beat
Ireland Women 105 (A Iqbal 3-18) by 14 runs
31st March: New Zealand v South Africa
South Africa Women 116-5 (du Preez 51) beat
New Zealand Women 114-9 by 5 wickets
1st April: Bangladesh v Sri Lanka
Bangladesh Women 115-9 (R Ahmed 41) beat
Sri Lanka Women 112-9 by three runs
1st April: India v West Indies
India Women 121-1 (Raut 56, Raj 55no) beat
West Indies 117-7 (Dottin 57) by nine wickets
3rd April: Semi-Final
Australia Women 140-5 (Villani 35) beat
West Indies Women 132-4 by 8 runs
4th April: Semi-Final
England Women 102-1 (Taylor 44no) beat
South Africa Women 101 by nine wickets
6th April: Final - Australia v England
Australia Women 106-4 (Lanning 44) beat
England Women 105-8 (Coyte 3-16) by 6 wickets