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Cricket Ireland Women

Dateline: 16th January 2023
Source: Desert Springs Resort
Subject: Cricket at Desert Springs
Title: Cricket Ireland Women head to South Africa for the ICC Women's T20 WC

The Women’s national team of Cricket Ireland head back to Ireland today, prior to travelling to South Africa for the ICC Women’s T20 Cricket World Cup. Ireland open their campaign against England on 13th February 2023.  The Ireland Team undertook a six (6) day Training camp at Desert Springs ICC accredited Cricket Ground & Academy between Wednesday 11th – Monday 16th January 2023.

Twelve (12) players and five (5) coaching staff were involved in a mixture of high performance training, spending their time completing a specific and carefully planned programme of numerous training sessions each day covering technical skills, bowling and batting, strength and conditioning and both individual and group activity.

Grass net practice took place at the Cricket Academy. Match simulations, strength and conditioning work, running, speed and agility work was completed at the Cricket Ground and Gym at the Sierras Sports Club.


Cricket Ireland Women’s Head Coach Ed Joyce, commented;

“It’s a great opportunity to get outside and play some cricket in really good weather.  We have undertaken some centre wicket practise and used the Nets, which have been really high quality.  The facilities have been great.”


The players and coaches were accommodated in some of the privately-owned Apartments and townhouses at Desert Springs and the resort’s executive chef was on hand to cater for the special dietary requirements of individual players dining in the Crocodile Club and El Torrente.


To view the video of the Desert Springs Cricket Academy Click Here.


For further information contact:

Peter Scott
+44 (0) 7518 295 810