Clogher aiming for North West participation in 2024

Lawrence Moore reports on the progress being made in Tyrone as Clogher CC are on the comeback trail.

It’s wall to wall cricket wherever you look at the minute, be that the Ashes, the World Cup qualifiers, the domestic leagues or the underage programmes. And while we’re spoilt for choice in terms of viewing, a low-key friendly took place in Tyrone today that meant as much as any of those, to the players involved.

Over the last decade, the North West has worked with a host of fledgling clubs of various size and standards and while the Union has definitely faced a degree of challenges in other areas, the participation record has been a huge success.

The planning and investment that has gone into that is a conversation for another day. For now though, the game between Clogher and Dungannon this afternoon is hopefully another step on the journey as Clogher look to begin participation within the NW over the next few seasons.

Club Secretary, Milton Clarke said after today’s game with Dungannon that they’re hoping to get a few more games lined up this summer.

“Our last competitive game was in 2015 and although we played a few friendlies after that; this is the first since 2019. Hopefully we’ll get a few more in before the end of the season as we continue to work with NWCU to take it up a level going forward.”

It’s great to see the growth of the game spreading right across the North West and the best of luck to the club as they build towards competitive membership in the near future.

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