Mark Mooney retains the skipper's armband up at Burndennett and says his side is really looking forward to getting going later this month.

The Tyrone team enjoyed an excellent campaign last time and the skipper believes that the T20 format might suit them as much as anyone.

"We have a few boys that like to give it a smack, and I include myself in that", he laughed.

"This has been excellent work by the North West because for most of this year we thought there might be no cricket at all. I'm not saying that T20 would have been everybody's first choice, but now even the smaller clubs have a chance of doing well.

"In terms of players, Gary Neely has come in and he has already made a difference. He's a fierce competitor and you'd sometimes hear him before you see him, but he's a winner!

(Gary Neely is joining from Ardmore)

"Other than that I'd suggest that our player to watch out for this season is Ross McCay.

"Ross was carrying an injury last year but he has shaken that off and I think there's more of a maturity about him. He's a really good player and I think we might see that this season.

"We're really looking forward to getting started now and hopefully the weather holds and we can enjoy the rest of the summer."

In their Group are neighbours Strabane, Bready and Fox Lodge, which should ensure no shortage of competitive derbies once the season gets going.