There was much to enjoy about Killyclooney's cricket in 2020 and they go into the new season with a sense of genuine optimism.

They have a nice blend of youth and experience and haven't lost the services of any players from last year.

They enjoyed a famous win over Donemana and also beat Ardmore to show just what they are capable of.

No side will relish travelling to their home turf which became a real fortress.

They have power and talent all through the ranks with players of the calibre of Darren and Giles Moan, Mark Gordon, Timmy Dougherty, Jordan Nelson, Alan Colhoun, Jason Wallace and Jordan Connor to name but a few.

They will again be more than a match for any side on their day despite having no overseas professional.

An opening day match at Beechgrove on Saturday won't be easy, but Brigade won't be taking their opponents lightly.