While Tyrone clubs struggled a touch in the Premier Division this season the county has been given a massive boost with the announcement of the full Ireland squad to play Scotland in a 4-day game at Clontarf next month.
When Ryan Barr hit the winning runs to earn Bready their first league win of the season against Eglinton on Sunday you could sense a huge collective sigh of relief enveloping the Magheramason venue.
Mattie Moran may well have dreamt of posting the winning run in this year’s Senior Cup Final after his side dominated the first innings, but the Brigade batsman would surely never have imagined that it would be his wide ball that would spark a long night of celebration at the Holm.
Killyclooney may be struggling at the wrong end of the Long’s SuperValu Championship table at the moment however the club has a reputation perhaps second only Donemana in bringing through a host of youngsters into the local game.
Donemana set up a replay of last year’s Senior Cup decider following last weekend’s win over Coleraine.