They may have come into the Danske Bank Senior Cup Final as underdogs but deep down most people suspected that it was going to take something very special to wrestle the trophy away from Richard Kee’s side last weekend.
All roads lead to Strabane Park tomorrow (Friday) for the first day of this year’s Danske Bank Senior Cup final as Brigade and Donemana go head-to-head in their third successive blue riband decider.
THERE’S yet another big week upcoming in the North West with a full league programme on Saturday, the Interprovincial T20 day at Bready on Sunday followed by a couple of rearranged midweek fixtures after that.
WHAT a thrilling afternoon’s cricket we had on Sunday past as both Donemana and Bready defied the odds to progress to the semi-finals of this year’s O’Neill’s Ulster Cup.
DESPITE the suggestion that North West cricket seems to be struggling domestically it is quite clear that at the highest level of the sport, things have rarely been as promising for this region.
Last weekend’s Ulster Cup first round will hardly go into the record books as the North West’s finest hour as local sides were battered into submission by their NCU counterparts.
This week’s At the Crease column
THERE’S a hectic programme of cricket ahead this weekend with a full schedule of league action in both of the top two divisions on Sunday, however before that we have the first round of the Danske Bank Senior Cup getting under way 24 hours earlier.
CRICKET legend Paddy Gillespie has become the latest inductee into the Strabane Sports Forum Hall of Fame.
ACTION this week centres on the first round of the Irish Senior Cup and despite a poor recent record the four Tyrone teams involved all have good chances of progressing.