Brigade have been boosted by the news that DD Barr has been named vice-captain at Beechgrove.

That ends speculation that the talented opener was on the verge of making the short switch across the Limavady Road to Glendermott.

Brigade had been rocked by the departure of high profile players Gareth McKeegan and Johnny Thompson to Newbuildings last month.

Andy Britton is once again named captain, and he will be keen to build on the trophy laden season of 2019.

The NW season starts on April 24th.