Pembroke beat Bready by nine wickets to claim the inaugural Women's All-Ireland T20 title on a memorable day despite the inclement weather.

Mollie Devine reports on Women’s All-Ireland finals day

Heavy showers which were a feature of the day, saw a delay of nearly two hours which meant the final was reduced to a ten-overs match.

Pembroke captain, Mary Waldron, opted to bowl first after winning the toss in what were undoubtedly tough conditions.

Bready captain Alana Dalzell got her team off to a good start with 15 before she was stumped off the bowling of Cliona Tucker, which put Pembroke on top with the big wicket.

Champions Pembroke

Cameos from Jemma Rankin and Kathryn Rough saw Bready reach 50 off their 10 overs- Tucker finishing with figures of 2-11.

In the chase, Pembroke got off to an excellent start with an opening partnership of 32 before an excellent bit of work from keeper Amy Campbell to dismiss Louise Little, whose 19 included the biggest hit of the day, a soaring six over midwicket.

The experience of Waldron however saw her team home as the Ireland international finished unbeaten on 23, as the Dubiners sealed a comfortable nine-wicket win with plenty to spare.

Pembroke thoroughly deserved winners, on what was a great occasion with the exposure of an historic All-Ireland day.

Part of that media exposure was a clip of 'Dazzle the dog' getting a closer look of the action as he entered the field during the semi-final of Bready against CSNI, which has already been viewed over a million times.

Dazzle with the ball

In what was in effect an Ulster Cup final, Bready captain Alana Dalzell and Kayleigh Barnard got the hosts off to a solid start posting 23 before Kayleigh was dismissed in the 4th over.

Skipper Dalzell led from the front as she has done all season finishing the game on 47 not out.

Kathryn Rough played a really important cameo at the end posting a 30-run partnership with her captain to leave Bready with a total of 105.

Pick of the bowlers for CSNI was Jemma Gillan with figures of 2-16 from her four overs.

With rain affecting play CSNI were then set a DLS target of 75 off 12 overs to progress to the afternoon final.

Jemma Rankin struck in the first over with the big wicket of CSNI captain Rachael Thomas, courtesy of an excellent catch in the outfield by Amy Campbell.

Ali Cowan top scored for the Belfast side with 18 while Alana Dalzell backed up her batting with a great bowling display for her side with 2-8.

There was a superb performance in the field by Kayleigh Barnard who was involved in three run-outs.

CSNI needed 13 off the last over and up stepped young Mansi Bhavsar, the 11-year old bowling a great over taking two wickets and conceding just a single to ensure an excellent win for the North West side.

The result means Bready are Ulster Champions and a great accolade for the club and the North West in general.

Ulster Champions Bready