After the blow suffered by the loss of James Shannon, Instonians have some good news to report with Shane Getkate electing to stay, the arrival of Matthew Tryell from England and the return of Aaron Kernohan.

Getkate had been tipped to be on the verge of accepting a player/youth coach role at Phoenix, re-joining his close friend Shannon at the Park.

However, Getkate has confirmed that he has committed his future to the Shaw's Bridge side.

"I'm delighted to be staying at the club for the coming season," said Getkate.

"We have an exciting young team along with a great youth set-up which is something I am looking forward to continuing to be involved in.

"Fingers crossed we can put in some performances this year and push for trophies.

"The club has been great to me over the last two seasons and hopefully I can reward them with some strong individual performances with both bat and ball."

The 27 year-old was included in the senior ranks for the first time in the T20 squads announced last week for the quadrangular tournament in Oman, plus the T20 matches against Afghanistan.

Matthew Tyrell who has played for Runcorn in the Cheshire League is something of an unknown quantity.

He is a leg-spinner and will certainly add variety and depth to the Instonians attack.

The club also confirmed that Aaron Kernohan was returning after a brief spell at Lisburn.

Keronohan was something of a fringe player previously, making just four senior appearances in his previous stay.