Cricket Ireland has announced a raft of Women's contracts for 2023, a mix of Full-time, Part-time and Match for 23 players, five of whom having been given multi-year deals.

Orla Prendergast and Gaby Lewis are among the five players offered Multi-year contracts (©ICC)

In addition to those five, Laura Delany, Gaby Lewis, Orla Prendergast, Arlene Kelly and Leah Paul (Ed. P/T) - Full-time contracts have been given to: Shauna Kavanagh, Sophie MacMahon, Cara Murray, Rebecca Stokell and Mary Waldron.

Educational/Part-time contracts: Ava Canning, Georgina Dempsey, Amy Hunter, Louise Little and Jane Maguire.

Match contracts: Alana Dalzell, Rachel Delaney, Sarah Forbes, Joanna Loughran, Aimee Maguire, Kate McEvoy, Eimear Richardson and Freya Sargent.

Carrie Archer, Women’s National Selector, said:

“It has been an incredible year for the performance squad, beginning with contract news, followed by impressive on-field performances throughout the year, and culminating in a thrilling appearance at the T20 World Cup. What has been universally acknowledged throughout this journey is that the standards and competitiveness of the squad has come on in leaps and bounds.

 “Congratulations to all players receiving contracts for 2023. As a collective, you are blazing a new trail, showing the next generation that they can aspire to a career in cricket in Ireland. The last 12 months has really set a benchmark, so I look forward to seeing what can be achieved over the next 12 months.”