New all-Ireland club cup competition announced for women’s cricket with Clear Currency as title sponsor

Cricket Ireland has announced a club cup competition for women called the Clear Currency All-Ireland T20 Cup which will now be held for both men and women.

The Finals will be held as follows:

Clear Currency All-Ireland T20 Cup Final (Men): Sunday 29 August 2021 at Leinster Cricket Club

Clear Currency All-Ireland T20 Cup Final (Women): Sunday 11 September 2021 at Bready Cricket Club

The winners from the men’s competition will represent the national team at the 2022 European Cricket League. Both the men’s and women’s competition will be strengthened at the grassroot level by sponsor Clear Currency.

Elaine Nolan, Participation Director at Cricket Ireland, said: “We are delighted to launch Ireland’s first all-Ireland club cup competition for women, and hope this will give a positive platform for club cricketers to showcase their talent on the national stage.”

“We’ve seen the success and rise in profile of the men’s all-Ireland T20 Cup since its launch in 2017, and anticipate a similar reception for our new competition. We are in an exciting phase for women’s and girls’ cricket across Ireland, and the launch of this competition will hopefully contribute to that growth of interest and participation.”

“Since the launch of our new Strategic Plan, we have seen a number of key deliverables being rolled out to grow the women’s game – particularly at the grassroots. With the momentum given by this work, and in the wake of the highly successful return of the Ireland Women’s senior team to international cricket, we are looking ahead to a busy year for our sport, and a welcome focus on the women’s game.”

“For the second year running Cricket Ireland and the Provincial Unions have agreed that the iconic Irish Senior Cup and National Cup competitions cannot be held. While we are all disappointed, these will return in 2022.”

“Our thanks to our colleagues in the Provincial Unions and the hosting clubs for supporting the launch of this new competition, and we look forward to seeing some great cricket action later in the summer.”

Paul Reilly, Director for Clear Currency, said: “Clear Currency is delighted to extend its support into the grassroots and domestic Irish cricket set-up by continuing its title sponsorship of the men’s All-Ireland T20 Cup, but also extending our support to the exciting new women’s competition.”

“Club cricket is the heart of the game, and the grassroots is the breeding ground for future internationals – so we see our support as a long-term investment in this great game.”

“We wish the clubs who make it through well, and look forward to watching some highly competitive matches. And we also look forward to a brighter 2022 when all four of these all-Ireland club cup competitions will be back up and running.”


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