Ireland captain Amy Hunter before departing for the ICC Women’s Under-19 World Cup

Ireland captain Amy Hunter before departing for the ICC Women's Under-19 World Cup

Irish captain Amy Hunter

Irish captain Amy Hunter

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The Irish Girls’s U-19 staff is heading off for a coaching camp in South Africa on Sunday earlier than attending the inaugural ICC Girls’s U-19 World Cup – captain Amy Hunter was talking after her remaining follow session in North County earlier than leaving.

Hunter, 17, who has already performed for the Irish Girls’s Nationwide Crew 24 occasions, was just lately named captain of the Irish Below-19 staff. she mentioned:

“I’m very honored to have been requested by Glenn to be captain. [Querl]. I am excited by the prospect and I am glad that Glenn has supported me because the captain.”

Avcı mentioned the next concerning the staff’s preparation:

“We’re doing one final follow in North County right this moment earlier than we go away for South Africa on Sunday. Since mid-September we’ve got been capable of set up a sequence of nationwide weekends. The staff additionally did a number of health assessments, so fortunately we had been capable of do numerous preparation. Now we’re flying to Johannesburg on Sunday and we’ve got per week of prep camp. We will play a number of warm-up matches earlier than we enter the competitors.”

He mentioned the next concerning the significance of the Below-19 World Cup:

“An essential alternative because it bridges the hole between underage cricket and prime worldwide cricket – it provides gamers an opportunity to carry out on the world stage and offers them a greater understanding of what worldwide cricket and world cups imply.”

Eire Girls’s Below-19 squad:

  • Amy Hunter – captain (Instonians/Malahide), Siúin Wooden – assistant captain (YMCA), Zara Craig (Eglinton), Georgina Dempsey (YMCA), Rebecca Gough (The Hills), Abbi Harrison (Waringstown), Jennifer Jackson (Eglinton), Joanna Loughran (Leinster), Niamh MacNulty (Merrion), Aimee Maguire (The Hills), Kia McCartney (Coleraine), Ellie McGee (Rush), Julie McNally (Clontarf), Freya Sargent (Clontarf), Annabel Squires (Merrion)

Non-traveling reserves: Aoife Fisher (CSNI), Alice Walsh (Clontarf)

The coach and assist staff that can go to the event are as follows:

  • Glenn Querl (Head Coach), Aideen McGuinness (Crew Operations Supervisor), Jay Shelat (Efficiency Analyst), Julia Webster (Physiotherapist), Robyn Lewis (Assistant Coach), Alison Cowan (Crew Physician).


The 16-team event will run from January 7 to January 24, 2023 (initially scheduled for 2021, however the COVID-19 pandemic has delayed the occasion twice).

The 16 groups are divided into teams of 4 as follows:

  • Group A: Australia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and USA
  • Group B: England, Pakistan, Rwanda and Zimbabwe
  • Group C: Indonesia, Eire, New Zealand and the West Indies
  • Group D: India, Scotland, South Africa and UAE

The highest three groups from every group will advance to the Tremendous Six spherical, the place groups will collect in two teams of six. Group 1 will include three groups every from Teams A and D, and Group 2 will include three groups every from Teams B and C. The highest two groups of every group will advance to the semi-finals and each will probably be performed in 27 matches. January. The ultimate will probably be performed on the identical venue on January 29.

Eire Girls’s U-19 fixtures

Eire will play two official warm-up matches:

  • 9 January: Eire U-19 – Pakistan U-19 (Tuks Oval, Pretoria)
  • 11 January: Eire U-19 and Rwanda U-19 (Hammanskraal Cricket Membership, Gauteng)

Eire Below-19 Group Stage fixtures:

  • January 15: Eire U-19 – West Indies U-19 (North West College Oval, Potchefstroom)
  • 17 January: Eire U-19 – New Zealand U-19 (JB Marks Oval, Potchefstroom)
  • January 19: Eire U-19 – Indonesia U-19 (JB Marks Oval, Potchefstroom)

The staff will depart for a coaching camp on the College of Pretoria on January 1 (they are going to play unofficial warm-up matches towards Zimbabwe and the UAE throughout this week).

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