Warriors unchanged for Knights clash

The North West Warriors have kept faith with the same squad that lost their opening tie in Leinster last week for Thursday’s Interprovincial Cup clash against the Northern Knights at Bready (10.45am).

Hand injuries to Craig Young and Shane Getkate meant that selectors could have been faced with a dilemma, but Head Coach Boyd Rankin said he had absolutely no issues in sticking with the new faces in his panel.

“Obviously it’s not ideal to lose key players of the calibre of Craig and Shane, but the likes of Scott, Gavin and Trent deserve to be involved at this level. They are quality players, but just as importantly they have worked hard over the winter and it’s vital that we have a clear pathway for them.”

“I know how much it meant to me to get my chance at that age and although maybe you don’t always get the runs or wickets that you want to, being involved in senior representative squads is a real part of your development.”

“These lads really impressed, not just in their level of commitment over the winter but in the warm-up games as well, and I would have no worries about playing any of them.”

“We’re really looking forward to what should be a decent game between two well-matched teams.”

 

North West Warriors v Northern Knights, IP50, 12 May, 10:45am, Bready CC

The squad in full is-

Andy McBrine (capt)

William Porterfield

Nathan McGuire

Gavin Roulston

Scott Macbeth

William McClintock

Graham Hume

Stephen Doheny

Conor Olphert

Jared Wilson

Ryan Macbeth

Trent McKeegan

Graham Kennedy

 

The North West Warriors are kindly sponsored by – Fleming-Agri Products Ltd

Originally set up in Donegal in the northwest of Ireland by Robert John Fleming in 1860, ownership of the company has remained in the Fleming family to the present, ranking as one of the oldest agricultural machinery companies in the UK and Ireland. The company trades in over 20 countries and employs over 100 people in their modern 6-acre site in Newbuildings. They specialise in agricultural, countryside and ground care machinery with over 100 products on offer: https://www.fleming-agri.com/

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