Meet the players
- Born On: 10 February 1982
- Club: North County
- Cap Number: 636
- Debut Match: Aug 2001 v ECB XI
- Batting Style: Left-handed
- Bowling Style: Right-arm medium
- Career Best: 107 v Netherlands in 2010 & 4-27 v Canada in 2011
John Francis Mooney
John is another whose brother has also played for Ireland. His brother is Paul and both brothers represented Ireland in the 2007 World Cup.
John was first capped in 2001 against the England ECB team in Stirlands, Sussex, in the Triple Crown, as a batsman. Since then his bowling has come on considerably and he is now an all rounder.
He has passed the century of caps - as of the end of the ICC World Twenty20 2012 he has 134 caps in all. His batting statistics show him with 1,849 runs including one century. That was 107 against the Netherlands at Rathmines in 2010.
Ireland played their inaugural One Day International on 13 June 2006. England won the match by 38 runs, completing the victory in front of a full crowd at Stormont. Mooney took three wickets in the match – those of Marcus Trescothick, Paul Collingwood, and Ian Bell – and later identified the match as one of the highlights of his career. He finished with 30 not out from 26 balls. Mooney was part of Ireland’s 15-man squad that travelled to the West Indies in February 2007 to play in the country’s first World Cup.
Mooney captained Ireland A during the 2008 European Cricket Championship; the team won the competition and Mooney was named player of the tournament. Ireland participated in the 2009 ICC World Twenty20, hosted by England in July; the team progressed to the second round after beating Bangladesh. Ireland’s coach, Phil Simmons, identified Mooney as the team’s stand-out player of the tournament.
His bowling figures show him with 83 wickets and his best innings analysis is 4-27 against Canada at Castle Avenue in 2011. John is a superb fielder, taking 50 catches to date. He is another to benefit hugely from becoming a full-time professional cricketer with a Cricket Ireland contract and this has seen John become integral to the Irish team.
John’s club cricket is played with North County. In 2004 he spent time at the University of Port Elizabeth Academy where he was voted Players Player of the Academy by his team-mates. In the 2009/10 season Mooney travelled to Australia to play club cricket. John continues to be a constant in the Ireland team in all three formats of the game and is without doubt one of Ireland’s most valuable players.
John Mooney's statistics coming soon
April 3rd 2013
John Mooney narrates the story behind the scenes of Irish Cricket and their journey to the 2015 Cricket World Cup
March 26th 2013
Full details of how clubs across Ireland can avail of special prices for the 2013 RSA Challenge
March 20th 2013
A sensational bowling spell from Trent Johnston coupled with a disciplined batting effort ensured Ireland won their second World Cup qualifying encounter against the United Arab Emirates in Sharjah.
March 20th 2013
Full highlights of Ireland's 5 wicket win over the UAE on Monday in Sharjah where Gary Wilson's Composed 72 not out steered Ireland home to crucial victory.
March 18th 2013
Gary Wilson settled Irish nerves scoring an unbeaten half century to lead his team to a five wicket win against the United Arab Emirates in the first of their two World Cup Qualifiers.
March 17th 2013
Ireland were superb in the field in Sharjah and a gem of an innings from Gary Wilson with a little help from Kevin O'Brien and John Mooney steered Ireland home to send them 4 points clear at the top of the ICC World Cricket League Championship Table.
March 15th 2013
Ireland settled for a draw in their InterContinental Cup match with UAE, collecting 9 points by virtue of having a first innings lead in the contest, which keeps them in pole position in the table on 76 points, ahead of Afghanistan (64) and Scotland (46).
March 15th 2013
Cricket Ireland looks for the Irish public to get behind their nation's cricketers as they push for qualification to the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand
March 14th 2013
Ireland's cricketers endured a tough examination in the searing sun of Sharjah but still have the upper hand after the third day of their InterContinental Cup clash against the UAE.
March 2nd 2013
Nick Royle from Setanta Sports talks to some of the Irish team from that glory night in the Indian city of Bangalore.
February 15th 2013
Cricket Ireland have named an experienced squad of 14 ahead of their crucial tour of the UAE next month.
February 14th 2013
Max Sorensen and an exciting quartet of youngsters are the major beneficiaries of the 17 contracts announced by Cricket Ireland for the 2013 season, with a further five contracts to be offered in due course.
February 12th 2013
IF you haven’t heard much about the crusading, trailblazing Irish cricket team lately, it’s because they have not been up to much.
February 11th 2013
Toyota Ireland has announced that it has become the new Official Car Sponsor to Cricket Ireland.
January 3rd 2013
A look back on the year of Irish cricket in 2012. With footage and coverage from right across all areas of the sport here in Ireland.
December 4th 2012
Phil Simmons is confident Ireland's cricketers can record another famous victory over their closest neighbours when they do battle with England on Tuesday September 3rd.
October 12th 2012
A report on the lads travels on Day 3 of the Big Bike Ride where the starting point was Dublin with the destination being Armagh.
August 13th 2012
Irish players have dominated the shortlist for the Annual ICC Awards with six of the ten players nominated for the associate and affiliate player of the year coming from Ireland
July 28th 2012
The inaugural winners of the Battle of the Big Hitters were the Leinster Rugby XI on a memorable day that saw vital funds raised for Spinal Injuries Ireland
July 19th 2012
Highlights from yesterday's 1st RSA Twenty20 International Series match against Bangladesh
July 13th 2012
Highlights from all of Wednesday and Thursday's action at Leinster Cricket Club in Rathmines
July 10th 2012
Ireland’s Road to the T20 World Cup: The Celtic View from Sri Lanka (part 1)