Ireland begin with victory over Denmark
Ireland opened their campaign with a fluent batting display against Denmark. Ireland made 238 for two with Mary Pat Moore, in her 42nd international appearance scoring 114 not out from 149 deliveries faced and becoming the first ever centurion for Ireland. Anne Linehan in her 13th match scored 74 which was her highest for Ireland before she was dismissed in the 42nd over. Their opening partnership of 181 was yet another record. Ireland won by 72 runs.