Meet the players
- Born On: 23 December 1992
- Club: Leinster CC
- Cap Number: 68
- Debut Match: July 2010 v New Zealand at Kibworth, England
- Batting Style: Right Hand
- Bowling Style: Right-arm slow/medium
- Career Best: 81 v Zimbabwe (2017); 3/15 v Pakistan (2013)
Laura Delany is the current National Women’s Captain, having been given the honour in 2016.
Delany is a top order bat who started out as a bowling all-rounder. First capped in 2010 when she played against New Zealand in Kibworth, England, Delany dismissed Sophie Devine to chalk up her first international wicket.
Laura’s proudest moment in cricket was bowling the final over in a must-win qualifying match against The Netherlands in Dublin in 2013. Defending just 8 runs, Laura did her job and sent Ireland to the 2014 ICC WWT20 in Bangladesh.
Delany works full time for Standard Life and her other interests include hockey, going out with friends and going to the cinema. Laura’s biggest ambition in cricket is to captain Ireland at a World Cup; outside of cricket she would like to pursue a career in sports science which she studied at college.
Laura’s idols are Ben Stokes and Charlotte Edwards and if she could choose three players to have in her team they would be Susie Bates, Miriam Grealey and Mignon Du Preez.
You can follow Laura Delany on Twitter here.
Laura Delany'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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.