Meet the players
- Born On: 21 April 1992
- Club: Pembroke CC / Dragons
- Cap Number: 85
- Debut Match: April 2011 v Netherlands at Colombo, Sri Lanka
- Batting Style: Right-hand
- Bowling Style: Right-arm medium/slow
- Career Best: 79* v Zimbabwe (2018); 2-45 v England (2017)
Shauna is a middle order bat with the ability to clear the ropes regularly. She made her debut against Pakistan in Sri Lanka in 2011; the day was extra special because three of her best friends made their debut in the same match. Shauna started out as a bowler and her career highlights include a seven-wicket haul in County Championships and her maiden international 50 against Zimbabwe in South Africa in 2017.
Kavanagh recently graduated from Trinity College with a degree in Neuroscience and currently works for IPB Insurance in the HR department while also running the operations side of GM By Choice, a Landscape Management Company specialising in Sports Grounds.
Outside of cricket, Shauna enjoys playing hockey and soccer when she has the time and also loves taking time to enjoy the sun when it shines!
Shauna’s proudest moments include seeing two of her Pembroke teammates, Lou Lou Little and Orla Prendergast, being called up to Irish squads and playing alongside them at international level. She is also very proud of the entire Qualifying tournament in Thailand in 2015.
Ireland are currently ranked at 10 in the world and Kavanagh’s biggest ambition is to be part of an Irish squad that is ranked in the top 8 and playing in the ICC Women’s Championships. Her cricket idol is Meg Lanning and the three players she would have in her team are Clare Shillington, Anya Shrubsole and her dad!
You can follow Shauna Kavanagh on Twitter here.
Shauna Kavanagh'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.
July 27th 2015
The Dragons won their final Super 3's game of the season when they defeated the Scorchers by one wicket in North Kildare yesterday.
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.
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.