Meet the players
- Born On: 29 September 1979
- Club: Pembroke CC / Northants
- Cap Number: 47
- Debut Match: July 1999 v Denmark
- Batting Style: Right-hand bat
- Bowling Style: Right-hand Legbreak
- Career Best: 16 v Netherlands (2011); 5-18 v Netherlands (2007)
Ciara Metcalfe is a legspinner of considerable talent.The Pembroke clubwoman has recently come back into the Irish side and has slotted right back into place both on and off the pitch.
Profession? Digital Communications
Favourite ground to play in? Clontarf & Pembroke
Favourite club to play against? YMCA & Merrion
Funniest moment on the pitch? It’s more something I witnessed on a pitch when the Irish women were playing NZ in South Africa in the 2007 World Cup, Rebrecca Rolls was batting for NZ and Clare Shillington was fielding in close. Rebrecca hit the ball to Clare, and Clare sharply fielded the ball and went to throw it back at the wicket keeper sharply and it went in the direction of the batter, Rebrecca caught it and threw it back at Clare to her amazement! Lols all round
Favourite person to room with? Laura Delany
Best cricketing advice you have been given? Play hard, or go home! Joe Capraini once told me this in Rush many years ago!
Favourite opponent? It used to be Miriam Grealey
Favourite sport other than cricket? Rugby, Hockey & Golf
Cricketing idol? Shane Warne
Most skilful teammate? Kim Garth
Best trainer on the team? Laura Delany
Ciara Metcalfe'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.