William McClintock's blistering half century destroyed Brigade's hopes of a clean sweep as Donemana won a rain-affected final by 34 runs (DLS).

Rain just before the scheduled start saw the contest reduced to just 12 overs, and it was Brigade skipper Andy Britton who was the happier in the initial stages as he followed up an opening maiden with the wicket of Ricky-Lee Dougherty.

Gary McClintock and Biliwal Iqbal both fell cheaply, and at 16 for 3 in the fifth over, it looked as if another trophy would be making its way out the Limavady Road.

However William McClintock launched a counter-attack being particularly severe on Brigade spinners Johnny Robinson and Ross Allen.

McClintock clubbed 6 sixes and 3 fours in an unbeaten 59 from just 25 balls, sharing a fourth wicket stand of 76 in six overs with Andy McBrine (27) as Donemana posted 106 for 4.

Brigade's reply started disastrously and got worse!

Iqbal (2-6) and Dwayne McGerrigle (3-18) reduced the much vaunted Beechgrove batting to shreds, as they slumped to 29 for 6th in the 7th over before bad light stopped play.

Donemana now go on to represent the NW in the All-Ireland T20 finals day when they face NCU kingpins CIYMS at Belmont on Sunday August 25th, with the winners taking on Malahide or Cork County later the same day at Stormont.

Faughan Valley Cup Final
At Strabane Park, Donemana beat Brigade by 34 runs (DLS)
Donemana
RL Dougherty c Thompson b Britton 5
G McClintock st McKeegan b Hussain 3
B Iqbal c Barr b MacBeth 3
W McClintock not out 59
A McBrine lbw Britton 27
D McGerrigle not out 2
Extras 7
Total (4 wkts, 12 overs) 106
(Did not bat: A Riddles, L Dougherty, D Mehaffey,
W McBrine, J McGonigle)

Fall: 1-8 2-11 3-16 4-92

Bowling: A Britton 3-1-7-2; I Hussain 3-0-17-1; R MacBeth 2-0-27-1;
R Gaur 2-0-15-0; J Robinson 1-0-20-0; R Allen 1-0-17-0.

Brigade
G McKeegan st Dougherty b McGerrigle 2
A Britton b Iqbal 3
D Murdock b Iqbal 1
J Thompson c McBrine b McGerrigle 5
R Gaur b McGerrigle 3
J Robinson st Dougherty b McBrine 7
R Allen not out 4
C O'Connor not out 0
Extras 4
Total (6 wkts, 6.3 overs) 29
(Did not bat: D Barr, I Hussain, R MacBeth)

Fall: 1-5 2-6 3-7 4-14 5-19 6-29

Bowling: B Iqbal 2-0-6-2; D McGerrigle 3-0-18-3; A McBrine 1.3-0-4-1