Donnelly: We simply couldn’t afford to lose to Donegal

SUNDAY’S Ulster Championship semi-final victory over Donegal was a special day for everyone involved with Tyrone football, and Mattie Donnelly recognised that a third championship defeat in as many years to Declan Bonner’s side was out of the question. Tyrone ended their run of defeats with a six-point victory in sweltering conditions at Brewster Park, […]

Porterfield ‘excited’ by new roles

FORMER Ireland captain, William Porterfield has been appointed as assistant coach for the North West Warriors, which he will combine with his playing role.    He will work alongside new head coach Gary Wilson, alongside whom he has also been appointed by Cricket Ireland in a coaching consultancy role within the national set-up.   Porterfield has been […]

Bready’s Conor flies out to join Ireland squad

BREADY pace bowler, Conor Olphert was added to the Ireland men’s squad ahead of the concluding ODI series fixtures with the UAE in Abu Dhabi.   The 24-year-old and all-rounder, Shane Getkate were drafted in to provide cover for both the squad’s batting and bowling stocks after David Delany suffered an injury.   Olphert, who […]

McBrine’s targeting January victories over Afghanistan

ANDY McBrine knows that January’s three-match series against Afghanistan could be crucial if Ireland are to qualify for the next World Cup. The Donemana man was named in Ireland’s 16-man squad to face UAE and Afghanistan in back-to-back series’ early next year and it’s the latter of those he is particularly focused upon. This will […]

Foxies move quickly to seal Cebo’s return

FOX Lodge have made a significant signing ahead of the revamped North West Cricket Union’s 2021 season with the signing of Cebo Tshiki, who returns to Ballymagorry for a third time. The prolific batsman played for the Foxies in 2017 and 2018 when he weighed in with 1,560 runs, including a high score of 162, […]

Donemana’s super twins blow Bonds Glen out of the water

DONEMANA’S flying start to the season continued last weekend as they beat both Bonds Glen and the elements to put themselves in pole position in Group One of the T20 Championship. The game nearly became the fifth casualty of the weather, having been originally called off before an about turn allowed the game to proceed. […]

‘Foxies’ captain looking forward to season ahead

BEFORE the global pandemic struck, Fox Lodge Cricket Club were preparing for what they hoped was going to be another season in the North West Championship, but this time, one that would end in promotion back to the top flight. Having fallen short of that goal last term, the Ballymagorry outfit, who have been boosted […]

Lodge out-‘fox’-ed by Virus

FOX Lodge had high hopes for the 2020 North West Championship season. Dean McCarter and Andrew McGinnis were set for a return to action after a year away and new West Indian professional Darnell McCallum looked like driving a certain promotion push. Unfortunately for the Ballymagorry based outfit and the rest of the teams in […]