Ireland name Australian Aaron Hamilton as women's coach
Ireland have appointed Aaron Hamilton as the new women's head coach and performance pathway manager.
The 36-year-old Australian has left his post as bowling and assistant coach at Western Fury to take up his full-time position with Cricket Ireland.
"I'm looking forward to working with not only the senior team, but also the youth programmes," said Hamilton.
"This ensures that Ireland continues to have highly skilled female cricketers moving into the senior programme."
He has over 17 years experience working in different sporting and cricketing environments, including seven at the Western Australian Cricket Association (Waca) in Perth.
"I am honoured to be given the opportunity to work with Ireland's talented senior women's programme," added Hamilton, who is a level three Cricket Australia coach.
"It's an exciting challenge for me as I relocate to Ireland from Perth in Western Australia to start my new role at the end of next month."
Ireland performance director Richard Holdsworth is delighted to bring in Hamilton on a two-year contract.
"He has an extensive knowledge of not only the women's game in Ireland, but also internationally," he said
"Aaron has a well deserved reputation in the areas of talent identification and development systems which will serve Irish cricket well.
"It's a big year with goals of promotion to the ECB County Championship Division One, a Twenty20 series with Australia and a World Twenty20 qualifier in Thailand."