Amy Hunter leads an Ireland Women’s Development Squad that has been selected for a trip to Scotland this week – with the team set to play two 50-over and two T20 matches against Scotland Development at Clydesdale.

Irish international Hunter, who skipper the squad the U19 World Cup, is the only NCU representative in the 14-player squad, with Leinster providing 11, and the NW 2 - Coleraine's Kia McCartney and Eglinton's Zara Craig.

Clontarf - crowned Leinster champions this week have three in the squad - including Ireland's newest senior international Freya Sargent.

Merrion and The Hills both have two players, while there is one each from Leinster, Malahide, Rush, Balbriggan and YMCA - Alice Tector, the latest member of the family on the talented production line.

The tour gives a good opportunity for Under-19s Head Coach, Glenn Querl, to look at some players who will be eligible for the next Under-19s World Cup. 

“It is a young group we are taking across to Scotland. A couple of players have tasted international cricket, albeit that they are still in the infancy of their careers," said Querl.

“This can hopefully benefit the players around them, as they step into a higher level of competition. All these players have been around the Super Series competition this year. This tour will hopefully help with our succession planning and help speed up development of players in key areas where skill gaps have been identified for the national squad.” 

The squad:
Zara Craig (Eglinton) 
Amy Hunter (Malahide/Instonians) 
Joanna Loughran (Leinster)
Niamh MacNulty (Merrion) 
Aimee Maguire (The Hills) 
Lara McBride (The Hills) 
Kia McCartney (Coleraine) 
Ellie McGee (Rush) 
Isabelle McLean (Balbriggan)
Freya Sargent (Clontarf) 
Annabel Squires (Merrion)
Alice Tector (YMCA) 
Sinead Thomson (Clontarf) 
Alice Walsh (Clontarf)
Glenn Querl (Head Coach)
Jessica Mayes (Team Manager)
James Cameron-Dow (Assistant Coach)
Julia Webster (Physiotherapist)

Monday 21st August - T20 @ Clydesdale; start 14:00
Tuesday 22nd August - 50 over @ Clydesdale; start 11:00
Wednesday 23rd August - Rest Day
Thursday 24th August - 50 over @ Clydesdale; start 11:00
Friday 25th August – T20 @ Clydesdale; start 10:30