Late collapse ends Donemana’s All-Ireland hopes
Donemana’s fantastic season ended in disappointment at Belmont on Saturday afternoon as they were beaten by 29 runs by YMCA in the All-Ireland T20 final.
The loss will be all the more disappointing for the North West side after they had got themselves into an excellent position to kill the game. With 6 overs remaining, skipper William McClintock and his twin brother Gary had Donemana needing 44 more runs to win with 8 wickets in hand before Ireland International Curtis Campher removed both batsmen in quick succession.
William had made an excellent 41 (4 sixes and a four) while his brother chipped in with 19 but once that pair was out, the wheels came off the wagon.From there, Simi Singh (3-30) and Cillian McDonnell (2-16) blew away the rest of the batting order- 7 wickets falling for just 10 runs- as Donemana’s reply ended on 102-9.
At Belmont, YMCA beat Donemana by 29 runs
YMCA 131-9 (20 overs; J Tector 62, D M Gerrigle 4-15, A McBrine 2-24, J McGonigle 2-25)
Donemana 102-9 (20 overs; W McClintock 41, G McClintock 19, S Singh 3-30, C Campher 2-11, C McDonnell 2-16)