Kyle Magee looks set to get his first taste of Premier Division cricket this summer after the teenager opted to join Brigade ahead of the forthcoming season.

Magee has been at Bonds Glen since leaving his boyhood club Killyclooney and having featured in North West under-13 and under-15 squads in the past, was recently named in this year's National Development Squad.

As part of that process the 16-year old Magee felt the need to test himself at the highest possible level domestically; hence this weekend's chat with Andy Britton..

"I would like to thank everyone at Bonds Glen for my time there because I really enjoyed it" said Magee.

"I just think I need to be playing at the highest possible level if I'm to make the most of my chance in the Ireland set-up and Brigade are going to give me the chance to do that."

"I'll also get the opportunity to work with big game players so I'm really looking forward to it."

Beechgrove skipper Britton said that he had no fear of throwing Magee in at the deep end and said the youngster would go straight into the first team squad.

"He is one of the best young prospects around and he is confident enough to want to play Premiership cricket from the start. There is plenty of experience in our team to help him along so I would hope that he'll have a big role in our side this season."

Magee's move capped a very positive few days for Brigade after Johnny Thompson removed any doubt of where he would be playing this summer.

The Warriors all-rounder was expected by many to be heading to Ardmore in April however "JT" has firmly pledged his future to the Limavady Road side as they try to find a way of ending Donemana's domestic dominance.