Ballyspallen and Glendermott will meet in the final of the Sammy Jeffrey shield after they came through their semi-finals over the weekend.

Glendermott emerged from the dreaded bowl-out on Saturday at Bonds Glen, winning 2-0 with Bob Robinson and Ian Cooke hitting for the Rectory side.

Matters in the other semi-final were decided on the field of play - but only just, after Killyclooney's protest to the NW was rejected on Saturday.

Killyclooney were unhappy at having to concede home advantage after the NW had originally ordered the match to be played last Tuesday night - a decision which upset Ballyspallen.

A right mess, so Killyclooney had to travel with a severely depleted line-up, but to their credit started the contest strongly, as makeshift opener Mark Gordon hit 71 from 66 balls (11 fours, 2 sixes) sharing an opening stand of 63 with Darren Moan (25) and 74 for the second wicket with Andre Henry.

The West Indian thumped 7 fours and 5 sixes as he top scored with 83 from just 67 balls, but his dismissal at 193 saw Killyclooney lose 7 wickets for 36 runs to be 229 all out.

Mark Averill ended the innings in a hurry, taking a hat-trick to finish with 4 for 37.

The Ballyspallen reply didn't go to plan despite 31 from Craig Averill, and 20 from his brother Mark.

Mark Gordon's five-wicket haul had Spallen in deep trouble at 124 for 6, but they were rescued by Graham Kennedy.

The Irish Wolves player hit 16 fours and a six in an unbeaten 94 to get his team over the line in a two wicket win, sharing a match-winning partnership of 82 for the 7th wicket with Paul McIlmoyle (28).

The showpiece decider will be played at Eglinton on August 17th and 18th.