Making the short journey from their Dublin base are Leinster who will be appearing in the final for the 4th time but as yet have not won the coveted trophy. Representing the North West Union for the 2nd successive year are Co.Tyrone kingpins Donemana who have contested a total of 5 finals with one solitary win to their credit when they defeated arch rivals Limavady in 2000 at Beechgrove by 3 wickets.
Donemana go into the game with an outstanding chance of a magnificent double at their mercy. The North West Cup is already safely in place in the cabinet at the Holm. The Villagers are well used to this type of pressure and are guaranteed a huge support in their quest for the Double. The famous McBrine family are well represented in the side with the twins James and Junior aided by Junior's son Andrew currently part of the Irish Under 17 line up.
This promises to be a closely fought contest between two sides who have not met previously in this competition but no doubt will have the utmost respect for each other on the big stage. I narrowly favour Donemana to take another step towards a memorable season and gain recompense for last years defeat at the same stage.
Anton Scholz (capt), Mark Jones ,Craig Mallon, Will Lennon, Carlos Brathwaite, Hugh MacDonnell, Rob Kenealey, David Lucas, JP O'Dwyer, Andy McConnell, Peter Johnston, Ian O'Herlihy, Rob Miller
Arid Shaffique(capt), Alec (Junior) McBrine, James McBrine, Andrew McBrine, Richard Doherty, Richard Kee, Gavin Boyd, Stephen Dunn, Darryl McGarrigle, Dale Oliphant, Jason McGonigle