While many eyes will have been on events in Dublin there were two matches played in the Championship on Saturday- both of these having been rained off at the end of last month.

The first of them saw Glendermott take the outright lead at the top of the table with their third straight win of the season.

Skipper Jason Lynch was the man in form for the Rectory boys as he made 108 of their 220-4 at Drummond. Simon Killen added 30 and Alan Johnson 29 not out for the visitors but it was Lynch's century (6 fours and 4 sixes) that put Glendermott firmly in the driving seat.

Chris Moore's men have already been struggling this summer following relegation from the Premiership and they came up well short again here.

Moore fared best with 48 (3 fours, 3 sixes) in reply but Ged Donnell (3-27) bowled well for the Bonds Street boys to keep things in check.

Two wickets apiece from Ben Mills, Ian Cooke and former skipper Johnson sealed the deal as Glendermott recorded a table-topping 85-run win.

Up at Bonds Glen, Killyclooney got their title charge back on track in a high-scoring encounter.

Batting first, most of the 'Clooney order were among the runs with Andre Henry faring best with 96.

The West Indian cracked 6 fours and 9 sixes in his knock and he got good support from Alan Colhoun (53 not out- 4 fours, 4 sixes), Mark Gordon (45), Darren Moan (43) and Timmy Dougherty (39*).

At the end of their 50 overs Killyclooney had racked up 344-7; Kyle Moore (5-51) by some way the most successful of the home bowlers.

The Bee Gees rarely looked like getting close if truth be told and with Henry picking up 6-49 it had the look of an early finish.

Nobody told Raymond Curry about that however and the 14-year old made 'Clooney wait until he and Leslie Curry had posted a last wicket partnership worth 94 before they could celebrate the win.

Raymond was unbeaten on 61 at the end after 'Mo' was out for 29; Ash Buchanan (32) and Derek Curry (29) the other scorers of note in a final total of 217 all out.


At Drummond, Glendermott beat Drummond by 84 runs

Glendermott 220-4 (50 overs; J Lynch 108, S Killen 30, A Johnston 29*)

Drummond 136 all out (38 overs; C Moore 48, G Donnell 3-27, B Mills 2-19,A Johnston 2-32, I Cooke 2-35)

At Bonds Glen, Killyclooney beat Bonds Glen by 127 runs

Killyclooney 344/7 (50 overs; A Henry 96, A Colhoun 53*, M Gordon 45, D Moan 43, T Dougherty 39*, K Moore 5-51)

Bonds Glen 217 all out (41 overs; R Curry 61*, A Buchanan 32, D Curry 29, L Curry 27, L Britton 23, A Henry 6-49, M Gordon 2-37)