Meet the players
- Born On: 8 January 1981
- Club: Pembroke CC / Typhoons
- Cap Number: 42
- Debut Match: August 1997 v South Africa at Dublin
- Batting Style: Right-hand
- Bowling Style: Right-arm off-spin
- Career Best: 114* v Japan (2013); 3-34 v Australia (1998)
Originally in the team as an off-spinner who could bash the ball around in the lower middle-order, Shillington is one of the most competitive players to have pulled an Ireland jersey on. A veteran of three World Cups, the Northern Irishwoman brings a wealth of experience to a young squad and was the first woman to reach 100 caps for Ireland. Among the highlights of her career are a century against The Netherlands in the 2012 ECB County Championships Division 3 play-off which helped Ireland to promotion and an unbeaten century against Japan in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier.
Profession: Cricket and Hockey coach
Favourite ground to play in? Malahide
Favourite club to play against? Pembroke
Funniest moment on the pitch? A ginger wigged, tartan cap wearing streaker hurdling the stumps in Trinity!
Favourite person to room with? Beggsy for 3 weeks in India!
Best cricketing advice you have been given? Most cricket chats with Kamal Merchant
Favourite opponent? Australia or England
Favourite sport other than cricket? Golf
Cricketing idol? Sachin Tendulkar
Most skilful teammate? Isobel Joyce
Best trainer on the team? Dellers
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Clare Shillington'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.
August 13th 2015
With less than a week to go until the Australian Southern Stars descend upon Dublin for a three match T20i series excitement is building within the Irish women's camp.
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.
July 17th 2014
The Ireland Women's side for the first round of the ECB T20 Division Two tournament next week has been named.
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.
April 2nd 2014
Despite four defeats for Ireland in their four matches so far at the ICC Women's World Twenty20, two of Ireland's most experienced players have stayed prominently placed in the latest T20 Reliance ICC Women's Player Rankings.
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 23rd 2014
Isobel Joyce and Clare Shillington are the two Ireland players who feature prominently in the latest ICC T20 rankings published today.
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.
February 3rd 2014
Ireland Women's Captain Isobel Joyce has moved up to a career high of 3rd in the World as the latest Reliance ICC Women’s Player Rankings for T20Is have been released today, a strong series for the Irish skipper in Qatar with bat and ball has seen her move up to a ranking of 3rd in the All-Rounders category.
January 20th 2014
Ireland Women suffered back-to-back defeats against South Africa and Pakistan in their latest games in the PCB Qatar International tri-series.
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.