St Johnston U11's travelled to Belfast on Sunday to take on Instonians in the All- Ireland final after winning the domestic league and cup for a fourth year in a row.

Instonians have been enjoying great success at youth level over the past few years, and overcame a poor start to run out deserved winners.

The Belfast side were reeling early on at 9 for 2, before their skipper Ben McCausland was joined at the crease by Ireland U15 starlet Amy Hunter.

These two batted superbly taking the score to 150 until Kaylee Barnard trapped Amy lbw for 59.

McCausland ended with an excellent 93 not out in a total of 197.

During the interval both teams were elated with the surprise visit of current Irish internationals Gary Wilson and Paul Stirling.

This seemed to inspire the teams and despite losing Pratham Goud early in their reply, Harry Pearson and Sam Macbeth fought back well.

It took an excellent bowling spell from Amy Hunter to finally get rid of Harry Pearson for a well crafted 39.

Wickets fell too regularly after that, with Michael Holloway picking up three, and despite a few late blows from Emma Macbeth (21) the innings closed on 88.

A significant achievement nonetheless for the only cricket club in Donegal and much credit and recognition should be given to their coach David Macbeth and his assistant Don Pearson.

A nice touch too by Cricket Ireland to have Internationals Paul Stirling and Gary Wilson present for the day to hand out the medals.

All-Ireland U11 final

At Shaw's Bridge, Instonians beat St Johnston by 108 runs

Instonians 196-3 (Ben McCausland 93*, Amy Hunter 67)

St Johnston 88 (Harry Pearson 39; Michael Holloway 3-13)