Meet the players
- Born On: 14 September 1986
- Club: Johnsonville / Typhoons
- Cap Number: 59
- Debut Match: July 2005 v Australia at Dublin
- Batting Style: Right-hand
- Bowling Style: Right-arm off-spin
- Career Best: 66 v Scotland (2010); 5-4 v Japan (2011)
An off-spinning all-rounder, Richo has travelled the world playing cricket not only for Ireland but also for clubs in Australia and New Zealand. First capped in 2005 against Australia in Dublin, Eimear was a key player for Ireland for the following nine years until she last played for Ireland in the 2014 ICC WWT20 in Bangladesh. In 2016 she was named Player of the Year in the Toyota Super 3s playing for the Typhoons.
Currently playing and captaining her local team Johnsonville in Wellington, New Zealand, Eimear is playing with Wellington Blaze in NZC Domestic Competition and has won two national T20 titles with them in the 2014/15 and 2017/18.
Richardson left Ireland in 2009 and played a season with Dandenong CC in Melbourne before settling across the water.
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Eimear Richardson's statistics coming soon
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 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.