MALAHIDE

Malahide will be looking to build on a successful 2019 season which saw them clinch the Alan Murray Cup, and reach the final of the All-Ireland T20s.

They have lost the services though of some very talented performers including Damien Mortimer, Anish Desai and Kelvin Donnelly.

On the credit side though they have signed the Frost brothers, who have serious Irish ambitions and former Irish youth international Adam Coughlan.

(Malahide skipper Fintan McAllister)

The Ford brothers enjoyed prolific seasons in 2019, and skipper Fintan McAllister will hope they fire when the campaign gets under way this weekend.

“We had a very successful season last year. We won the T20 competition in Leinster, were runners up in the All Ireland T20 competition and finished 4th in Division 1 and we were very happy with the season.

“Like most clubs, we have opted not to proceed with an overseas professional and it's a great opportunity for the younger players to gain some experience.

“Eveyone in the squad has their own role to play. We’re a tight-knit group and all the lads are raring to go and can't wait for the season to kick off.”

Malahide begin with a trio of home fixtures against Clontarf (July 18), Terenure (July 25) and Railway Union (August 1). They then travel to North County (Aug 8) and The Hills (Aug 15), before finishing with a home match against YMCA (August 22) and a trip to Balbriggan (Aug 29).