The crunch games keep coming thick and fast for Bready, and it’s the same again this weekend for the Magheramason side as they face Donemana in the league on Saturday followed by a home cup semi-final against Eglinton on Sunday.

Davy Scanlon’s side have brushed aside all league challengers in recent weeks and have been the in-form side in the region. Their potent attack has been boosted in recent weeks with the return of Conor Olphert from a side-strain injury, and the opening bowler is delighted to be back in the thick of the action.

“It was a long and tough eight weeks out and I'm so grateful to be back playing again,” said Olphert. “I was so proud of the lads and their efforts during my time out, especially the young lads who got a chance in the team.

“I’m starting to get my rhythm back and improving week on week, but I'm still not 100%. I hope on Saturday we can get the result we need against Donemana. They are another top side full of talent and will be hard to beat. I'm excited too for the challenge ahead of us.

“The games just keep coming, and it’s a nice consequence of a successful season. It's going to be a tough challenge when we take on Eglinton in the cup. They are a top side with some very good cricketers in their ranks, and we will have to be at our best to beat them and reach the final.”