There is an incredibly rich history of cricket in the county of Carlow dating back nearly two centuries. The first recorded game of County Carlow Cricket Club was played at Avondale in 1823. According to Dublin histories, 1831 is the founding date of County Carlow Cricket Club. It was defunct in 1982 and re-establised in 2011 making through steady growth.
There is some evidence to suggest that ladies cricket has been played in Carlow for more than a century. We know definitely that ladies cricket was played in the 1930’s but it was not until comparatively recently that a ladies club side was established and the first formal game played. In both Bagenalstown and Carlow the ladies have been interested spectators, scorers and loyal supporters, so they decided to play as well!