|Full name||Mary Veronica Waldron|
|Date of birth||5 May 1984|
|Place of birth||Dublin, Ireland|
|St James's Gate|
|Republic of Ireland|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 August 2011
Mary Veronica Waldron (born 5 May 1984) is an Irish association football player and cricketer who has represented both the Republic of Ireland women's national football team and the Ireland women's cricket team. She has also stood as an umpire in cricket matches.
Waldron was nominated for the FAI Under–18 Women Player of the Year in 2001 and 2002, while playing for St James's Gate. She was awarded a sport scholarship to University College Dublin in 2003. In the 2004 FAI Women's Cup final at Lansdowne Road, Waldron played in UCD's 4–1 win over Dundalk City.
Waldron hit an injury–time winner from the penalty spot, as St Francis beat Peamount United 2–1 in the final of the 2008 FAI Women's Cup at Richmond Park. She also played in 2009 as St Francis beat St Catherine's 1–0 to retain the Cup. In the 2011 final Waldron headed the opening goal in St Catherine's 3–1 win over Wilton United at Turners Cross.
Waldron captained Ireland at Under–19 level. Coach Noel King gave her an appearance in Ireland's senior team in a 2–1 friendly win over Faroe Islands in Klaksvík on 12 October 2004. In August 2011 she reappeared for the senior team, as an 86th-minute substitute for Shannon Smyth in a 1–0 home friendly defeat to Switzerland.
|ODI debut (cap 63)||4 July 2010 v New Zealand|
|Last ODI||10 June 2018 v New Zealand|
|T20I debut (cap 20)||14 October 2010 v Sri Lanka|
|Last T20I||30 August 2021 v Netherlands|
|Domestic team information|
|T20Is umpired||6 (2019)|
Source: Cricinfo, 30 August 2021
In July 2010 Waldron made her One Day International debut for Ireland women's cricket team, against New Zealand at Kibworth Cricket Club New Ground. She is a wicket-keeper. In June 2018, she was named in Ireland's squad for the 2018 ICC Women's World Twenty20 Qualifier tournament. In October 2018, she was named in Ireland's squad for the 2018 ICC Women's World Twenty20 tournament in the West Indies.
In August 2019, she was named in Ireland's squad for the 2019 ICC Women's World Twenty20 Qualifier tournament in Scotland. In July 2020, she was awarded a part-time professional contract by Cricket Ireland for the following year.
Waldron is also pursuing a career as a cricket umpire. In October 2016, she became the first woman for 38 years to stand as an umpire in a men's Grade cricket match in South Australia. In August 2018, she became the first Irish woman to umpire in a men's List A fixture. In May 2019, the International Cricket Council named her as one of the eight women on the ICC Development Panel of Umpires. On 15 June 2019, she stood in her first Twenty20 International (T20I) match, between Italy and Norway, in the Regional Finals of the 2018–19 ICC T20 World Cup Europe Qualifier tournament. In September–October 2019, she stood in Australian women's domestic league, the Women's Big Bash League.
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