Former Ireland and England batsman signs two-year contract to oversee women's set-up
The former batsman takes over Aaron Hamilton, who was in charge of the side for more than four years
Taylor's 75 off 53 balls set the platform before the legspinner picked up 4 for 14 as Ireland were bundled out for 75
The increases in power and fitness in recent years mean it's no longer a niche sport, watched only by supporters of the women's game
Raack holds an Irish passport and recently committed to Ireland having recently played domestic cricket
The ICC is set to discuss the proposal at its board meeting in October
This might be the first men's Test between the two nations, but their cricketing trajectories have many surprising intersections
South Africa made it two handsome wins in a day against Ireland as they secured a 46-run success on the back of Migon du Preez's 69
South Africa's bowling attack proved too good for Ireland in the first of their three T20s played in Solihull
Mark Lane, the former England women's head coach, will link up with Ireland women as part of their coaching staff leading into the Women's World T20 in Bangladesh in March.
Charlotte Edwards played herself into form ahead of England Women's ODI series with India Women by scoring an unbeaten 72 as her side comfortably beat Ireland Women at Loughborough.
Ireland Women begin their new season in a new division this weekend. They were promoted to Division three of the ECB County Championship last season.
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