Meet the players

John Mooney

  • 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 Mooney

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.

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