Cricketer Andrew Balbirnie Wife Kate McKenna and Net Worth

Andrew Balbirnie’s wife, Kate McKenna, is a hockey player for their nation Ireland. The husband-wife duo has represented their country internationally, bringing pride and trophies in recent years.

The Irish team captain, Andrew, tied the knot with Kate earlier this year in June. The 31-year-old married his long-time girlfriend a week before Ireland’s T20 match against India.

Andrew has been in charge of the revitalization of the Ireland Cricket Team as, in recent years, the team considered inferior to many others, has beaten the likes of South Africa and England.

And with those recent victories, the Irish Cricket Team entered the T20 World Cup with lots of hopes, but Andrew and his men were knocked out last night by the Kiwis. But the future looks bright for the Irish team as they managed to defeat West Indies and England in the Super 12 stage.

Quick Facts on Andrew Balbirnie

Full Name Andrew Balbirnie
Age 31
Date of Birth December 28, 1990
Father’s Name Ashley Balbirnie
Mother’s Name Candy Lappin
Siblings 2(Harry and Jack)
Spouse’s Name Kate McKenna
Children None

Cricketer Andrew Balbirnie Wife Kate McKenna

Kate McKenna, the wife of Irish cricketer Andrew Balbirnie, is a former hockey player.

Like her husband, Kate has represented her nation Ireland on International stages, winning countless trophies along with her teammates. On the club level, Kate played for the Railway Union, the side for whom she last played in 2020.

Andrew and Kate’s love story began during their early teens, and this year, the pair of athletes decided to walk down the aisle. The couple tied the knot on June 22, 2022, at Oulaphouca, Ireland. 

Kate McKenna(second from left) pictured with her teammates as they win the All Ireland Champs trophy in 2020
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Kate can be found on social media handles, including Instagram and Twitter, where she often shares photos with her girl pals from her hockey team and her husband, Andrew. 

And though she might be a hockey player, Kate shows equal love for other sports. She is an ardent supporter of the Women’s Ireland rugby and cricket team. She can be seen showing support for the young star hockey players on her social media as well.

Recently, Kate worked as a host for Cricket Leinster’s new podcast, The Inside Edge Podcast, the show where they interview up-and-coming as well as legends of the game of cricket. 

Kate McKenna tied the knot with her husband Andrew Balbirnie on June 17, 2022 at County Kildare, Ireland
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The last episode of Inside Edge was five months ago, which was also the third, and since then, there hasn’t been any news on whether the podcast will return or not.

Currently, Kate is in Australia, cheering on her husband, Andrew, who is leading their nation Ireland in the T20 World Cup. But after the loss to New Zealand on November 4, Andrew and his men are out of the tournament and heading back home.

Andrew Balbirnie Net Worth

Andrew Balbirnie has a net worth of $700,000. Most of Andrew’s earnings stem from being a cricketer for the past decade. He assumed the role of captain for the Irish team in 2021.

Andrew takes home an average salary of $94,800 and has a central contract of $75,000. According to Ireland’s 2019 Director’s Report and Financial Statements, the wages and salaries of the Irish team amounted to $3.7 million.

 Ireland captain Andrew Balbirnie is presented the trophy by Cricket Ireland president David Griffin after the Men's T20 International match between Ireland and Afghanistan at Stormont in Belfast.
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It is reported that Andrew takes home $1500 for test matches, $1100 for ODI matches, and $450 for T20 matches. As the team captain, Andrew takes home 25% more compared to other players on the side.

On Instagram, Andrew has limited his post to cricket outings and photos with his family. And even after being one of the well-known personalities of his nation, Andrew is not a flashy player and lets his cricket skills do all the talking.

Andrew Balbirnie Family And Children

Andrew Balbirnie was born into a family of cricket supporters in 1990. The Ireland team captain’s parents, Ashley Balbirnie and Candy Lappin, were the ones to introduce him to the game of cricket.

Andrew was raised in a small town in Dublin 50 yards away from a cricket playground alongside his two younger brothers, Harry and Jack. Andrew started playing cricket at age 8 and was coached by Brain O’Rourke, who he says had the greatest influence in his life.

Andrew Balbirnie(left) pictured with his brothers Jack and Harry along with their parents Ashley and Candy
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Andrew’s father, Ashley, played cricket during his school days but never didn’t try to pursue a career in it. Like their father, his brothers Harry and Jack played cricket at their school in Pembroke but later chose different career paths.

Andrew and the opening batsman of the Irish team Paul Sterling are childhood friends who have played cricket since they were 11. At one point, the two cricketers even shared a house in London along with other Middlesex cricketers.

Andrew Balbirnie is currently married to Kate McKenna, and the two are yet to experience parenthood and do not have any children. With Ireland improving at the international level, Andrew is probably fixated on leading his team to further glory before settling into his married life.

Some FAQs

Who are Andrew Balbirnie parents?

Ashley Balbirnie and Candy Lappin are the parents of Andrew Balbirnie.

Is Andrew Balbirnie married?

Andrew Balbirnie is married to Kate McKenna.

Who is Andrew Balbirine wife?

Kate McKenna is the wife of Andrew Balbirnie

Does Andrew Balbirnie have any children?

Andrew Balbirnie does not have any children.

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