Ireland, while playing for Willows Cricket Club, was vice-captain in the first Western Australian team that competed in the All-Australian Women’s Cricket Carnival held in Melbourne in January 1948.
The 21-year-old wicket-keeper was then chosen as the only Western Australian representative in the Australian women’s cricket team to tour New Zealand.
A reliable all-rounder, Ireland was selected to play for WA and a Combined Australia XI against the touring England women’s cricket team at the WACA Ground in November 1948.
In 1950, Ireland represented WA in Adelaide and in 1952 was vice-captain of the WA team in the first women’s cricket interstate carnival to be played in Perth.
In 1953 Flo Ireland began an illustrious career in softball as a player and administrator, representing Western Australia many times and Australia in 1960 and 1962.