Wounded Andy McBrine could be key factor

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Andy McBrine could be like a dangerous wounded animal when the North West Senior Cup final starts at Eglinton on Friday.

The Donemana all-rounder was surprisingly ignored by Ireland over the course of the World Twenty20 Qualifiers.

McBrine’s ommission was all the more surprising because of Ireland’s disappointing performances and because the pitches appeared to suit the slower bowlers.

Richard Kee, the Donemana captain, is relishing having McBrine back in the camp.

“It’s great to have him back in the changing room. I saw him on Monday night and talked to him briefly,” said Kee.

“He is disappointed at not getting a game, it’s difficult when you are not playing, and I would have thought he would have got some games.

“But he is raring to go for us now. Andy has been man-of-the-match in a couple of finals and he loves the big occasion.”

Donemana’s selectors have left out opener Steven Wallace from the starting line-up. Kyle Dougherty, the youngster, who has impressed in recent weeks, keeps his place as Andy McBrine returns to the fold while there is no place for all-rounder Dwayne McGerrigle.

Donemana: Richard Kee, Tom Riddles, Andy McBrine, Jan Frylinck, Kyl Dougherty, Gary McClintock, William McClintock, Richie McBrine, William McBrine, Jordan McGonigle.