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PGL boys out to keep their four in a row dream rolling

By David Mason

The Private Greens League boys have a big act to follow in the IBA Under-25 Inter-Association Championship at Carrickfergus and Whitehead over the weekend.

Having lifted the trophy for the past two years, the pressure is now on the PGL to match the NIBA's triumphant four in a row feat, which was achieved back in the early 1990s.

They go into the two-day event with two new faces on show. Pickie's Jamie Watson has been handed a debut along with Adam McKeown from Mossley.

Watson comes in at third for Darren Atkinson, while McKeown will play second for Ryan Bell.

The PGL's Robin Horner said: "Thankfully the changes to the team that won the title last year are minimal. Hopefully they can keep it going."

The PGL begin their title defence against rivals NIBA at Whitehead tonight (5.30pm).

Fixtures: Tonight (5.30pm): NIPBA v BLI (A Tennant v J Byrne; M Jones v O O'Keeffe; A Wilson v C Gillan; D O'Kane v J Hynes). NIBA v NIPGL (C Dorman v R Bell; W Boyd v D Atkinson; M Crawford v R Kirkwood; T McClean v S Kirkwood).

Tomorrow (9.30am): NIPBA v NIBA (A Tennant v C Dorman; M Jones v T McClean; A Wilson v W Boyd; D O'Kane v M Crawford). NIPGL V BLI (R Bell v J Hynes; D Atkinson v J Burne; R Kirkwood v C Gillan; S Kirkwood v A O'Keeffe).

Tomorrow (2pm): NIPBA v NIPGL (A Tennant v R Kirkwood; M Jones v R Bell; A Wilson v S Kirkwood; D O'Kane v D Atkinson). NIBA v BLI (C Dorman v J Byrne; T McClean v J Hynes; W Boyd v A O'Keeffe; M Crawford v C Gillan).

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