CIYMS have reached their fourth cup final of the year, after hammering Newbuildings in yesterday’s All-Ireland T20 Semi-final at Belmont.

They will face Cork Harlequins in Cork next Sunday, after last year’s beaten finalists stunned The Hills in Dublin with a four wickets victory off the penultimate ball.

There was no such excitement between the NCU and North West T20 champions with CI hitting 213 for four and then restricting Newbuildings to 102 for eight.

A second wicket stand of 108 between Chris Dougherty and John Matchett laid the platform for their winning total, and although they lost three wickets for six runs, Jason van der Merwe and Keith Dudgeon added 48 from the last 15 balls – 19 came off the last over.

The North West side’s reply never got going and by halfway they had struggled to 48 for three and with a required run rate then of almost 17 an over, it was just a matter of completing the overs.

For CI, it was a good bounce back after their shock defeat on Saturday by the team they had trounced in the Challenge Cup final just eight days earlier – a defeat which handed Lisburn the Premier League title with two matches to spare, fittingly on what would have been Lisburn patriarch Cecil Walker’s 90th birthday.

Newbuildings, however, can win their Premiership title next Saturday with a 22 points victory over Ardmore after leaders Bready could only manage a one wicket win over Eglinton in their final game.