Louise Little and Kate McEvoy have been called up to the Ireland squad travelling to the Netherlands for a three-match one-day international series this month.

Ava Canning and Jane Maguire have both been forced to withdraw with injuries sustained in the last week.

Little, 19, made her international debut in 2017 and has played six ODIs and 10 T20Is.

The hard-hitting top-order batter and fast-medium bowler is the sister of Irish internationals Josh Little and Hannah Little.

She last featured for Ireland in the ICC T20 World Cup European Qualifiers in 2021.

McEvoy, 20, was named for the first time in a senior Irish squad in 2022.

A swing bowler who often opens for the Dragons in the Arachas Super Series, she is in line for her international debut if selected.

Meanwhile Arlene Kelly has been offered a full-time contract until February 2024 – becoming the 21st contracted cricketer in the Ireland squad in 2022.

The 28-year old all-rounder made her Irish international debut in June against South Africa and has nine international caps to date.

Ireland face Netherlands from 22-26 August.

Ireland squad: Laura Delany (capt), Rachel Delaney, Georgina Dempsey, Amy Hunter, Shauna Kavanagh, Arlene Kelly, Gaby Lewis, Louise Little, Sophie MacMahon, Kate McEvoy, Cara Murray, Leah Paul, Orla Prendergast, Mary Waldron


  • Monday 22 August: Netherlands Women v Ireland Women, 1st ODI (VRA Amstelveen)
  • Wednesday 24 August: Netherlands Women v Ireland Women, 2nd ODI (VRA Amstelveen)
  • Friday 26 August: Netherlands Women v Ireland Women, 3rd ODI (VCC Voorburg)