If anything the damage was even worse in the National Cup as our two last remaining participants both took their leave of the competition.

St Johnston would have fancied their chances against Cliftonville however the Donegal men's batting came up uncharacteristically short on a glorious day at the Boathole.

Michael Rankin's 24 was the best that the home side had to offer as they were dismissed for just 105 and although they fought back well with the ball, Davy Munn's 63 not out steered the Belfast side to a 4-wicket win.

Killyclooney have yet to record a league win in the Championship this season but Sammy McElhatton's boys made a real fist of their game at home to Laurelvale.

A superb 123 from Craig Irwin set the visitors on the way to a daunting total of 308 for 9 in their 50 overs but Killyclooney dug in and Mark Gordon's 63 offered them some hope.

In the end though the hosts didn't have enough quality in the order to chase down the huge target and Laurelvale progressed on the back of a 64 run win.