Ireland women's training camp

Wed, Jan 18, 2012 1:56 PM

Cricket Ireland has announced a squad of 16 for their winter training preparations.

The squad is very much along expected lines with the bulk of players having participated in the recent World Cup qualifiers in Bangladesh.

Although Ireland failed to make the finals, they did manage to retain their One Day International status with victory against The Netherlands.

2012 promises to be yet another crucial year for the team, with the T20 World Cup qualifiers taking place at Bready in the North West in August.

The team are also taking part once again in the revamped ECB County Championships, and will be playing in the nine team Division 3 league. Their opponents will include Scotland, Gloucestershire, Northants and Derbyshire.

Former Irish international Jeremy Bray is retained as the coach and will be hoping for some major scalps for his young side in 2012.

The squad in full is as follows:

Isobel Joyce Merrion
Cecelia JoyceMerrion
Claire ShillingtonMalahide
Mary WaldronPembroke
Eimear RichardsonLeinster
Louise McCarthyPembroke
Laura CullenClontarf
Nicki SimmonsPembroke
Julie van der FlierMerrion
Elena Tice Merrion
Alison SmithMalahide
Kim GarthPembroke
Jill WhelanMerrion
Laura DelanyLeinster
Melissa Scott Hayward Leinster
Emma FlanaganPembroke

2012 Cricket Ireland Women's Fixtures

*  May 6th Sunday v Leicestershire ECB Womens County Champs UK

*  May 7th Monday v Hunts and Cambs ECB Womens County Champs UK

*  July 1st Sunday Super 3's Womens Super 3's Interpros Leinster

*  July 14th Saturday v Gloucestershire ECB Womens County Champs UK

*  July 15th Sunday v Hertfordshire ECB Womens County Champs UK

*  21st Saturday v Northamptonshire ECB Womens County Champs UK

*  22nd Sunday v Derbyshire ECB Womens County Champs UK

*  August 5th Sunday v Hampshire ECB Womens County Champs UK

*  August 14th - 16th Tuesday - Thursday Womens Europeans T20 World Cup Qualifiers

*  August 17th Friday v Scotland ECB Womens County Champs Ireland

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