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Trinity Past and Present Selected for Irish Cricket Ladies Team

Jan 10, 2014

Third year micro-biology student, Jennifer Gray, has been selected for the Irish Senior Ladies Cricket squad travelling to Qatar this month. The trip to Qatar is a warm up tournament for the upcoming Cricket World Cup, taking place in Bangladesh in March.

Having represented Leinster and Ireland at Under 17 level as well as the Ireland A Ladies in 2011/12 and then the Irish Senior Development Squad in early 2013, it was a natural progression for Jennifer to be selected for the Senior Squad.

Jennifer is an accomplished bowler but proved herself as an all-rounder when she scored her maiden century in College Park in 2013 when the club played against North Kildare securing the win with 156 runs to 103. Jennifer batted 104 runs, more than the entire opposing team She is the first player to have scored a hundred runs in DUWCC history.

The Dublin University Women's Cricket Club (DUWCC) will be well represented on the Qatar tour not only by Jennifer but also by alumna, Cecelia Joyce. One of Ireland's most consistent performers, Cecelia has been capped 44 times for the Irish Ladies Senior Squad. Cecelia made her Irish debut at the age of 17 in College Park and went on to represent DUWCC while studying here, receiving a Pink in 2006

TCD was awarded the prestigious ‘Green Flag'  as part of An Taisce's Green-Campus programme , recognising the quality of its environment.

The Green Flag is an international award and comes following years of work by those at the university. Green-Campus  is operated by the Environmental Education unit of An Taisce on behalf of the internationally-based Foundation for Environmental Education. Trinity College is now only the second university to hold this status. The flag is flown beside the Moyne Institute, Trinity's Department of Microbiology which assisted in development of the EcoSchools project in the EU, the international Blue Flag scheme, WHO standards for recreational waters and many other aspects of water research.