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Ireland Cricket Team return home after Cricket World Cup

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Ireland Cricket Team Squad arrive home St Patrick’s Day following their departure from the Cricket World Cup.

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The squad will arrive into Terminal Two of Dublin Airport at 6.40am on the morning of Tuesday 17th March. The Irish Cricket team narrowly missed out on qualification for the quarter-finals on net run rate following their loss to Pakistan at the Adelaide Oval.

Why not go along and give the Boys in Green a huge welcome home after a memorable Cricket World Cup which saw them win three matches – including victories over test nations West Indies and Zimbabwe.

The next opportunity to see Ireland in action will be on Friday May 8th when they take on England at Malahide in front of 10,000 spectators! Book your tickets early at ticketmaster.ie
Isobel Joyce, Cricket Ireland

Joyce leads Ireland Ladies Cricket Team to Crickt world Twenty20 Finals

Isobel Joyce produced a Player of the Match performance

Joyce leads her young Irish side into the finals of the ICC World Twenty20, which will be held next April in Bangladesh.

Joyce scored an unbeaten 72 from 64 balls (6 fours) as Ireland posted 136 for 5 in the rain delayed encounter at YMCA.

The Irish skipper shared a crucial 80 run second wicket partnership with 17 year-old Kim Garth which laid the foundations for an impressive Irish batting performance on a slowish outfield following heavy rain.

Garth made a run a ball 31, but her dismissal saw Ireland fail to push on in the final overs, when a total of 150 looked to be within their grasp.

The Dutch women were always in contention in their reply, inspired by an excellent innings from Helmien Rambaldo. She made an unbeaten 58 from 54 balls (3 fours) and looked to be steering her team to the third qualification slot.

The game turned in Ireland’s favour thanks to two pieces of inspirational fielding. Firstly, Cecelia Joyce held a steepling catch on the boundary to remove the dangerous Tessa van der Gunn (20), and crucially, 13 year-old Lucy O’Reilly ran out Heather Siegers (29) to put Ireland back on top.

The Netherlands needed a boundary from the final ball but managed just a single as Ireland prevailed by just two runs – Laura Delany holding her nerve in those final anxious deliveries.

A fantastic game of cricket and a super advert for the Women’s game, played in front of a large crowd at YMCA, who deserve special praise for hosting the game in such trying and difficult conditions.

Women’s World Cricket Twenty20 Qualifiers 3rd-4th place play-off

At Claremont Road, YMCA

Ireland 136-5 (20 overs, Isobel Joyce 72*, Kim Garth 31, Marloes Braat 2-24) beat Netherlands 134-4 (Helmien Rambaldo 58*, Heather Siegers 29, Tessa van der Gun 20) by two runs.

Cricket Ireland Ladies Team celebrate. The Irish skipper shared a crucial 80 run second wicket partnership

by Cricket Ireland

 

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