Glenn Querl and Clare Shillington will be the two coaches this year in the women's interpro series which has been reduced to two teams, and will only be played in the 50-over format.

A number of established players will be absent for a variety of reasons, and the decision was taken to keep standards relatively high.

With the Women's World Cup qualifiers set to be held in November, the tournament has added significance for those looking to break into the squad.

The first match of the competition is set for Monday at Oak Hill (11am), and Zimbabwean Querl, who last season skippered Railway Union to the National Cup is relishing tackling the new role.

(Glenn Querl)

“I’m very much looking forward to seeing a high standard of competition and having the opportunity to work with a squad of talented cricketers.

"It’s a massively important series for the women, as it gives them a valuable opportunity to play 50-over games against the best players in the country. Given circumstances, we don’t know how many chances we will get to play 50-over games before the World Cup qualifiers, so the Super Series has become even more important for the national sides’ preparations.

“With regards to the team, it is great to have Gaby Lewis as captain. She has a mature head on young shoulders, thus making my job a lot easier. She leads by example and shows great enthusiasm for the game. It’s also great to have Louise McCarthy back involved in Irish cricket and it is a massive boost to have her experience back in the Super Series, especially for the younger players.

"While this is my first coaching involvement with women’s cricket in Ireland, I have coached female cricketers in a club environment in the UK, so am thoroughly looking forward to the Super Series and the chance to see a high level of Irish Women’s cricket.”

The Typhoons are led by former international Clare Shillington, who can't wait for the action to start following a frustrating period of lockdown. 'Shillers' though revealed it will be a coaching role only, having hung up the boots at this level.

(Clare Shillington)

“It’s hugely important that this competition provides a platform for players to develop and showcase their 50-over skills. With the World Cup qualifier still anticipated in late 2020, the chance of playing in a 50-over World Cup next year and the prospect of qualifying for the ICC Women’s Championship, this competition is hugely important for the national team.

"There’s a lot to look forward to and I’m sure all those involved in the Super Series will want to make a name for themselves over the eight-match series.

“Personally, it’s been difficult trying to balance a player/coach role over the last few years. I feel it’s now the time to fully focus on my coaching and I’m excited to be back in the blue of the Typhoons. There is more than enough young talent out there that should be given the opportunity to showcase their skills at this level. I will miss playing for sure, but not the aches and pains.”


Gaby Lewis (captain), Alana Dalzell, Anna Kerrison, Caoimhe McCann, Cara Murray, Hannah Little, Jennifer Hanna, Jenny Sparrow, Kate McEvoy, Leah Paul, Louise McCarthy, Maria Kerrison, Sarah White, Shauna Kavanagh (wk), Sophie MacMahon, Tess Maritz.


Laura Delany (captain), Amy Hunter (wk), Ava Canning, Celeste Raack, Clíodhna O'Reardon, Freya Sargent, Georgina Dempsey, Jane Maguire, Louise Little, Mya Naughton, Orla Prendergast, Rachel Delaney, Rebecca Gough, Rebecca Stokell, Sarah Condron, Sarah Forbes, Zara Craig.