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Derriaghy eager to make amends after poor form

 

By Ian Callender

Derriaghy have the chance to make amends for a bad weekend when they return to action for two huge games.

Having lost the top of the table clash with Woodvale on Saturday, they surprisingly lost to Bangor - only the Seasiders' second win of the season - to stay four points behind Woodvale after seven games.

This Saturday they meet Armagh, who can join them on four wins with victory at The Mall, and then the following day they host Cregagh in the replay of their abandoned National Cup game from two weeks ago.

Derriaghy were also due to play Downpatrick tomorrow in the semi-final of the T20 Trophy but that game has been postponed as Alfie Linehan's funeral is at noon.

Meanwhile, Oliver Metcalfe captains the Ulster Schools side which plays its annual two-day game against Southern Schools, at Rathmines today and tomorrow. Robbie Moffett is the only member of the winning BRA Schools' Cup side, with man of the match Max Burton ruled out by injury, but there are four from losing finalists Methody.

The team is: O Metcalfe (capt), J Cowan, D Humphreys, M Humphreys, J Hunter, M Hutchinson, A Johnston, K Magee, R Malone, H Minford, R Moffett, A Reid.

Six Ulster boys have been named in the Ireland Under-15 squad for a tri-series with Middlesex and Berkshire in Reading, from July 9 to 11.

Matthew Daly and Sam Topping from Waringstown, Rory Ellerby and James Rose from Instonians and two from the North West, Raymond Curry (Bonds Glen) and Scott MacBeth (St Johnston), are in the 13-boy squad which plays a 50-over and a T20 against both sides.

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