Cricket - Killyclooney men have it all to do against old neighbours Donemana

Drummond's Kyle Morrow not out as the Downpatrick wicket keeper drops the ball before stumps on Saturday. INLV2415-477KDR
Drummond's Kyle Morrow not out as the Downpatrick wicket keeper drops the ball before stumps on Saturday. INLV2415-477KDR

After last weekend’s Irish Senior Cup disappointment, it’s cup action again this Saturday with the quarter-finals of the Danske Bank Senior Cup down for decision.

Holders Donemana have the easy tie on paper when they travel to Killyclooney, while Drummond could cause a shock when they host Premiership men Eglinton.

Killyclooney v Donemana

This is a real David verses Goliath tie and also a local derby. The home side after a good start to the season have suffered a few reversals in recent weeks. However they will relish this game against the cup holders and will give their all.

Donemana are having another excellent season. Even the loss of Junior McBrine hasn’t stopped their progress. They have been there and done it many times and will want to retain this trophy. They should have few problems.

Prediction: Donemana

Ardmore v Brigade

These two met in a league game a couple of weeks ago with the Beechgrove men winning comfortably. Ardmore have struggled all season, their batting especially has been very poor and their big players are not performing.

New Brigade skipper Andy Britton reckons his side are good enough to win a trophy this season. Iftikhar Hussain returned to his best form with both bat and ball in that win over Ardmore and they may again come out on top.

Prediction: Brigade.

Coleraine v Bready

The Bannsiders are joint league leaders still unbeaten. They have a lot of quality in their ranks with the two young Chopra brothers showing their worth. They would dearly love to go all the way in this competition and it would be foolish to back against that happening.

Bready are badly missing Craig Young and their bowlers took a real hammering in last week’s Irish Senior Cup defeat. They have a useful batting side but that bowling has to improve.

Prediction: Coleraine

Drummond v Eglinton

The Roesiders’ main aim this season is to gain promotion and so far things have gone to plan as they are currently unbeaten. They have made a number of shrewd signings, players who have played at the top level.

Eglinton are blowing a bit hot and cold. Stuart Thompson, although doing it with the bat for the North West Warriors, has yet to transfer that form to his club side. Although this is Premiership verses Championship this could go either way.

Prediction: Eglinton