Meet the players
- Born On: 25 July 1983
- Club: Merrion CC / Dragons
- Cap Number: 44
- Debut Match: July 2001 v Australia in Dublin
- Batting Style: Right-hand
- Bowling Style: Right-arm medium/slow
- Career Best: 119* v Scotland (2014); 1/11 v Zimbabwe (2008)
Cecelia is a classy opening batter that prides herself on her fielding. Another player who started out as a bowler, she debuted in Trinity College, Dublin against the World Cup winning Australian team in 2000 bowling legspin and batting 11.
Career highlights include scoring 119* against Scotland in the T20 European Qualifier; winning the last qualifying spot in the 2013 ICC WWT20 Qualifier in Dublin against The Netherlands; and her innings of 39* from 28 balls against New Zealand in the 2014 ICC WWT20 in Bangladesh. Her proudest achievements in cricket are when she received her 100th cap and winning the ICC WWT20 Qualifier in Bangladesh.
Outside of cricket Cecelia is a solicitor in the commercial litigation and dispute resolution department at A&L Goodbody. She also plays hockey for Railway Union and is Vice President of the Irish Cricketers’ Association.
Her ambitions within cricket are to be the top runscorer in the upcoming ICC WWT20 in The Netherlands and to anchor the Ireland campaign in the World Cup in West Indies should we qualify. Outside of playing, Cecelia aims to be a driving force in women’s cricket, helping to achieve professionalization of the women’s game.
Cricket idols include Ireland legend Miriam Grealey and Julia Price. Miriam was the Ireland captain when Cecelia joined the team and Price was an Australia international who played a season at Cecelia’s club, Merrion, where she had a huge impact on the girls at the club. Given the choice of having any three players in her team, Joyce would choose Suzie Bates, Anya Shrubsole and Sana Mir.
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Cecelia Joyce's statistics coming soon
August 25th 2015
Ireland Women have an immediate return to action this week and have named a squad of twelve to take on Wales and Scotland this weekend.
August 22nd 2015
Australia showed their strength today with a 99 run victory over Ireland thanks to superb half centuries from Elyse Villani and Ellyse Perry helped them post a daunting 186-1 before restricting Ireland to 87-7 in the third and final T20 International between the sides.
August 21st 2015
Ireland lost out in the second of three T20 Internationals against World Champions Australia on a hot and sunny evening in Dublin.
August 19th 2015
On a wet day in Dublin the sun arrived just in time to allow Ireland and Australia to get in the first T20 International at Sandymount in Dublin, although there was a 30 minute delay to proceedings.
November 4th 2014
The nominations for the 2014 Cricket Ireland Awards have been announced, with Kevin O’Brien, Max Sorensen and William Porterfield all in the running for the RSA Men’s International Player of the Year Award.
September 2nd 2014
Ireland's women cricketers will look to cap a successful season when they play South Africa in a three game International T20 Series next week in England.
August 12th 2014
Ireland got the ICC European Championships off to a winning start with a 32 run win over the Netherlands at Rugby School.
August 1st 2014
Pepsi ICC Europe Women’s Division 1 will be hosted at Rugby School, Warwickshire, England where Ireland, Netherlands and Scotland will all be taking part in mid August.
April 3rd 2014
Ireland Women are the only side without a win in the group stages of the ICC Women's World Twenty20 but in many ways they have drawn one of the glamour ties of the competition as they play the hosts Bangladesh in the 9th/10th Place Play-Off.
March 26th 2014
Women’s World T20 defending champion has been well served by spinners, who are likely to test the plucky Irish side too
March 25th 2014
Highlights from Ireland's 42 run loss to New Zealand in their opening group match of the 2014 ICC Women's World Twenty20 in Bangladesh.
March 24th 2014
The Ireland men’s cricket team might be out of the ICC World Twenty20 2014 but Irish fans can now look forward to the Ireland Women's inaugural appearance at the ICC World Twenty 20 when their campaign begins against New Zealand at Sylhet tomorrow.
March 20th 2014
Ireland Women began their final preparations for their first ever World Twenty20 tournament with their first warm-up match in Bangladesh against Sri Lanka this morning in Savar.
February 11th 2014
Having just returned from an international series in Qatar and with a first ever ICC Women's World Twenty20 appearance coming up next month in Bangladesh there is little doubt it is an extremely exciting time for the Ireland Women Squad.
January 13th 2014
Ireland's Women cricketers slumped to a seven wicket defeat by Pakistan in Doha after a poor batting display saw them skittled for just 92.
January 10th 2014
Ireland Women suffered a comprehensive 111 run defeat by Pakistan in their opening fixture of the Qatar International Tri-Series in Doha.
December 9th 2013
The growing stature of Ireland's women cricketers has been handed a massive boost with an invitation to take part in a presitigious tri-series with South Africa and Pakistan which the PCB is hosting in Qatar.