STRABANE and Derriaghy are hoping for a big travelling support on Saturday for their National Cup semi-finals in Dublin.

The Red Caps, taking part in the competition for the first time following their relegation last season, would appear to have the easier game, as they face Terenure who lost on Monday to Rush by 83 runs to slip out of promotion contention while Derriaghy’s opponents, Malahide, beat Railway Union by four wickets, a victory which keeps them on course for a return to the top flight behind champions Merrion.

This will be Strabane’s first Leinster opponents, after beating Cliftonville, Cregagh and Co Kerry to reach the last four, while Derriaghy have avoided a third North West opponent after knocking out St Johnston and Sion Mills before beating Knockharley in the quarter-finals.