KILLYCLOONEY

  • Skipper- Darren Moan
  • Overseas player-Andre Henry
  • Ins- None
  • Outs- None

It's more of the same this summer for Killyclooney after a very competitive Championship season last time around.

The Tyrone side were front rank in the race for promotion for most of 2018 before being edged out in the latter few games.

The runs were shared out in the main although the skipper and overseas man Henry enjoyed prolific campaigns.

The popular West Indian is back in his adopted home at the end of the month and is clearly a good fit at the club.

And in what is clearly another competitive season, 'Clooney will feel that they are well equipped to compete again given the fact they have kept their squad together.

"We followed up a strong showing in 2017 with another consistent performance in the 2018 Championship, finishing just outside the playoff spot in third" said the skipper.

"In truth, we were on the wrong side of two very close games against Ballyspallen, with that tight 20-run loss being particularly frustrating.

"We have kept a settled first team squad in the last few seasons, and I'm delighted that it is to be more of the same again."

To be fair to them, Killyclooney have one of the most solid club structures around the league.

Adjoining grounds, a keen committee as well as youth and womens teams are all signs of a set-up on good terms with itself.

The fact that Ardmore and Fox Lodge both dropped out of the Premiership last time means competition at the top of the Championship will be tough. It would be no surprise at all however to see 'Clooney right back in the thick of it.