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Cara Murray took five wickets as The Dragons beat The Typhoons by 21 runs
Cara Murray took five wickets as The Dragons beat The Typhoons by 21 runs ©CE
Ireland U19 Women to play Jersey ZZZZ10:03 pmZZZZ
Ireland Under-19s Women will take on Jersey Women’s senior side in two T20s on Sunday 23 June marking the start of the match practice phase of preparations ahead of the 2025 ICC Women’s Under-19 T20 World Cup in Malaysia. 
Ireland Women contracts awarded ZZZZ1:52 amZZZZ
Ireland Women have unveiled a total of 23 contracts, 12 of whom have been handed full-time deals.
Lewis leads Scorchers to win ZZZZ4:28 amZZZZ
Gaby Lewis put in a Player of the Match performance to lead the Scorchers to a three-wicket win against the Dragons at Oak Hill. 
Murray and Hunter inspire Dragons ZZZZ2:08 amZZZZ
A half century from Amy Hunter and a five-wicket haul by Cara Murray inspired the Dragons to a 21-run win over defending champions Typhoons in a rain-affected Super Series opener at Belmont.
If in doubt, go harder ZZZZ6:48 amZZZZ
Ed Joyce's T20 philosophy has brought enough success to suggest that Sunday was a blip rather than an indictment on the squad as a whole.
Ireland crash out after Scottish shambles ZZZZ1:57 amZZZZ
LAURA DELANY could not hide her disappointment and dismay in Abu Dhabi as Ireland lost to Scotland by eight wickets in a do-or-die semi-final of the T20 World Cup Qualifier, and missed out on a place in the tournament proper.
Delany delivers to dump out Dutch ZZZZ1:22 amZZZZ
Ireland will play Scotland tomorrow for a place in the T20 World Cup finals this autumn after beating the Netherlands by 54 runs in Abu Dhabi last night to finish top of Group B with a 100 per cent record.
Ireland into semis ZZZZ1:20 amZZZZ
Eimear Richardson helped secure Ireland’s place in the last four of the T20 World Cup Qualifier with miserly spell of 3-8 last night  as her side saw off minnows Vanuatu by nine wickets at the Tolerance Oval in Abu Dhabi.
Openers set up Zimbabwe win ZZZZ7:41 amZZZZ
Amy Hunter and Gaby Lewis compiled their third century partnership together in Abu Dhabi yesterday to set Ireland on the way to a comfortable 56-run victory over Zimbabwe in Group B of the T20 World Cup Qualifier.
Lewis and Hunter lead Ireland to easy win against Zimbabwe ZZZZ9:47 amZZZZ
Amy Hunter and Gaby Lewis sizzled with a 130-run, opening partnership to help Ireland post their fifth-highest total in women’s T20Is.
Ireland win opener against United Arab Emirates ZZZZ9:31 amZZZZ
EIMEAR RICHARDSON showed her experience in Abu Dhabi yesterday as Ireland began their T20 World Cup qualifying campaign with an ultimately comfortable six-wicket victory over the United Arab Emirates.
Metcalfe born too early ZZZZ12:30 amZZZZ
CIARA METCALFE was born too early. If the 45-year-old was in her prime and available to partner fellow leg-spinner Cara Murray, then Ireland would be a shoo-in not only to reach the T20 World Cup finals but to win this month’s qualifying tournament in Abu Dhabi.
Ireland aiming for the stars ZZZZ12:17 amZZZZ
T20 World Cups have never been happy hunting grounds for Ireland’s women cricketers. In four previous tournaments they have lost all 17 of their games but there are great hopes for this year’s tournament, to be staged in Bangladesh in September.
Ireland Women bounce back with USA win ZZZZ5:02 amZZZZ
Ireland Women bounced back from their loss to Scotland with a morale boosting four-wicket victory over the USA in their second and final warm-up game of the T20 World Cup qualifiers.
Delany looking to deliver after milestone ZZZZ1:14 amZZZZ
To play once for your country is an incredible honour for any sportswoman or sportsman. Lynne Cantwell won the most rugby caps for Ireland, 78, while Emma Byrne (134) tops the list in football.
Night to remember for Laura Delany ZZZZ2:56 amZZZZ
Laura Delany celebrated her 200th cap for Ireland by hitting the winning runs in an eight-wicket win over Thailand in Dubai on Thursday night.
Ireland beat UAE in warm-up ZZZZ1:55 amZZZZ
Ireland Women's T20I clash with Thailand has been abandoned without a ball bowled, but they did manage to beat the UAE in a capped game on Sunday evening.
Richardson back in squad for WCQ ZZZZ2:52 amZZZZ
EIMEAR RICHARDSON returns to a 15-strong Ireland squad for next month’s T20 World Cup qualifiers in Dubai where the Girls in Green will look to book their passage to the finals in Bangladesh in the autumn.
Richardson returns for T20 WCQ ZZZZ9:40 amZZZZ
Eimear Richardson has been named in Ireland's squad for the T20 World Cup Qualifiers next month which is being held in the UAE.
ICC honour for Hunter ZZZZ2:17 amZZZZ
Amy Hunter has been named the ICC Women’s Player of the Month for January, coming top of a worldwide poll ahead of Australian greats Alyssa Healy and Beth Mooney.
Top award for Hunter ZZZZ2:04 amZZZZ
Amy Hunter has been further rewarded for her record-breaking exploits in Zimbabwe by being voted International Women’s Player of the Month for January, the second time an Ireland player has won the title in six months.
Hunter wins ICC Player of the Month award ZZZZ3:59 amZZZZ
Amy Hunter is named the ICC Women’s Player of the Month thanks to her rapid run-scoring feats in Ireland’s T20I series victory over Zimbabwe last month.
Hunter targets World Cup qualification, then A levels ZZZZ5:15 amZZZZ
The records keep tumbling for Amy Hunter, still less than four months after her 18th birthday, but the Belfast schoolgirl is taking it all in her stride and a whole cricket career ahead of her.
Tour averages for Ireland Women ZZZZ2:33 amZZZZ
Amy Hunter and Cara Murray were the stand out performers for Ireland Women on their recently concluded tour where they won seven and tied one of their eight matches.
Ireland complete whitewash ZZZZ1:43 amZZZZ
LAURA DELANY produced a superb spell of 3-17 to lead Ireland to a 5-0 clean sweep of their T20 international series at the Harare Sports Club as Zimbabwe imploded spectacularly to lose by 14 runs.
Prendergast pounces as Ireland take 4-0 series lead ZZZZ8:26 pmZZZZ
Orla Prendergast cleared the ropes from the penultimate ball of the match to hand her side a nine-wicket win in a rain-curtailed eight-overs match in Harare.
Ireland clinch T20 series with 60 run victory ZZZZ1:12 amZZZZ
Laura Delany marked her 100th T20 international appearance with an unbeaten half-century at the Harare Sports Club yesterday as her Ireland side beat Zimbabwe by 60 runs
Hunter in the runs again ZZZZ2:35 amZZZZ
AMY HUNTER remained unbeaten for a second successive T20 international in Harare yesterday, adding 77 not out to her century on Friday as Ireland took a 2-0 lead over Zimbabwe in the five-match series.
MacMahon ruled out of T20 series ZZZZ2:46 amZZZZ
Sophie MacMahon has been ruled out of the remainder of the T20I series against Zimbabwe after sustaining a knee injury during Friday's win in the first game.
Hunter downs Zimbabwe ZZZZ2:41 amZZZZ
AMY HUNTER scored a record-breaking unbeaten century at the Harare Sports Club yesterday to set Ireland on the way to a 57-run victory over Zimbabwe in the first of a five-match T20 international series.
Good will Hunter ZZZZ8:11 amZZZZ
Amy Hunter loves the Harare Sports Club. On the ground where she scored her first century for Ireland on her 16th birthday, she added a second on Friday (aged 18 and 107 days) as Ireland won the first T20 international against Zimbabwe by 57 runs.
Delany looking to emulate Stirling ZZZZ11:57 pmZZZZ
LAURA DELANY will be looking to emulate Paul Stirling today by leading her Ireland side to double glory in Zimbabwe as their five-match T20 international series gets underway at the Harare Sports Club.
Joy of six for Murray ZZZZ1:22 amZZZZ
CARA MURRAY became the first Ireland woman to take six wickets in a one-day international as a magical spell of leg spin delivered a 81-run victory over Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club, and a 2-0 series win.
Ireland tie with Zimbabwe ZZZZ9:22 pmZZZZ
Jane Maguire took Ireland to within a run of victory and a series win over Zimbabwe in Harare but after seeing Ava Canning run out off the penultimate delivery of a thrilling chase she missed the final ball and the match was tied.
Lewis on the charge ZZZZ1:31 amZZZZ
GABY LEWIS launched a boundary blitz at the Harare Sports Club to fire Ireland to a 10-wicket DLS victory over Zimbabwe and a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three one day international series.
Prendergast stars in warm-up win ZZZZ5:17 amZZZZ
Orla Prendergast struck an unbeaten half-century as Ireland warmed up for tomorrow’s first one-day international against Zimbabwe with a convincing 158-run DLS victory over their hosts’ A-team at the Harare Sports Club.
Hunter looking forward to a busy year ZZZZ2:03 amZZZZ
Amy Hunter is preparing to return to the scene of her record-breaking arrival on the world stage when Ireland leave for a three-week tour of Zimbabwe on Friday.
Joyce sees green shoots of recovery ZZZZ4:30 amZZZZ
ED JOYCE can look back on 2023 with quiet satisfaction as a year of steady and measurable progress for his Ireland women’s team, but also as one of missed opportunities.
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CL Championship
29 June North County v Railway Union (Balrothery)
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29 June Civil Service v Terenure (Phoenix Park)
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NW Premiership
29 June Coleraine v Eglinton (Sandel Lodge)
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29 June Brigade v Bready (Beechgrove)
29 June Killyclooney v Donemana (Killyclooney)
NW Championship
29 June Glendermott v St Johnston (The Rectory)
29 June Bonds Glen v Strabane (Bonds Glen)
29 June The Nedd v Fox Lodge (The Nedd)
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Faughan Valley Cup
27 June Semi-final: Brigade v Bready (Beechgrove)
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Eric Cooke Cup
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27 June Semi-final: Killyclooney v Eglinton (Killyclooney)
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27 June Semi-final: Coleraine v Strabane (Sandel Lodge)
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24 June Bonds Glen v Eglinton (Bonds Glen)
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