Cricket: Dublin Club land inaugural All-Ireland T20

by Aaron Dunne

A moment of humour towards the back end of the All-Ireland women’s final match between Dublin club Pembroke and Derry hosts Bready went ‘viral’ last weekend after a dog escaped from his owner in the crowd, ran onto the field, and, well – watch below. 

The video has been viewed over half-a-million times on Twitter alone at time of release.

Video courtesy @IrishWomensCric

Dazzle the dog became an unlikely internet sensation, but it was the women cricketers of Pembroke who dazzled the most as they claimed the inaugural championship of the women’s Clear Currency All-Ireland T20 Cup after a dominant nine-wicket win over hosts Bready Cricket Club

Captain Mary Waldron led the side home with a professional display scoring 22* from 23 balls, while her opening partner Louise Little’ cameo knock of 19 from 14 balls broke the back of the run-chase.

In a match that was reduced to 10 overs-a-side due to earlier rainfall, the Bready side posted 50-8 from their 10 overs in damp conditions that were hard to score freely.

Little claimed Player of the Match honours, and Pembroke were crowned the inaugural Clear Currency All-Ireland T20 Cup winners for 2021.

Clíona Tucker of Pembroke bowls during the Clear Currency Women’s All-Ireland T20 Cup Final match between Bready cricket club and Pembroke cricket club at Bready Cricket Club in Tyrone. Photo by Ben McShane/Sportsfile

A general view of the action during the Clear Currency Women’s All-Ireland T20 Cup Final match between Bready cricket club and Pembroke cricket club at Bready Cricket Club in Tyrone. Photos:Ben McShane/Sportsfile

Dog days are over: Dazzle the dog is the centre of attention for the Pembroke women’s team (above) who were led to victory in the inaugural All-Ireland T20 final by Louise Little (right) as they celebrated in Bready Cricket Club in Derry (below)

Clíona Tucker (second from left) is congratulated after taking the wicket of Bready’s Jemma Rankin 

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