Ed Joyce named interim Ireland Women’s cricket team head coach
Former Irish cricketer Ed Joyce has been appointed as the interim head coach of the Ireland women’s cricket team as former head coach Aaron Hamilton to return to his native Australia after four years in charge of the national team.
Hamilton’s rule saw some fabulous success. The team qualified for two ICC Women’s T20 World Cups, winning the 2016 qualifier in an energizing last-ball finish in Thailand. Hamilton met with Cricket Ireland authorities to talk about results from a post-World Cup survey a week ago. The sides commonly consented to end his agreement early.
As a result, the authority has announced Ed Joyce as the head coach of the team. Joyce is savoring the open door having been engaged with the international coaching set-up with the Irish men’s, women’s and execution pathway groups since he declared his international retirement in May 2018.
“I’m excited by the talent and potential of this youthful squad – there were some very promising performances from a few players during the West Indies series and this looks good leading into potentially more significant matches later in the summer,” Joyce said.
“It’s an extraordinary open door for me to assist my voyage in coaching, but on an interim basis until the finish of the T20 World Cup qualifier. I have been training a portion of the top order players on a 1-on-1 basis, just as joining squad sessions ahead of the pack up toward the West Indies series that simply wrapped up. On an individual note, I delighted in working with Aaron during the most recent couple of months and wish him and his family well with the following stage.”
Joyce played 97 international matches for Ireland and scored 3,074 runs with 6 centuries and 16 half-centuries. So he has the experience with his name obviously. Joyce’s sisters Isobel and Cecelia were both a part of the Ireland squad at the World T20, yet retired toward the finish of the baffling campaign alongside Clare Shillington and Ciara Metcalfe. The 2019 ICC Women’s World Twently20 Qualifier will commence on August and September in Scotland.