Glenavon will visit The Brandywell determined to secure another three-point success on a 3G surface - however, there is nothing artificial about manager Gary Hamilton’s admiration for rivals Institute.
Gavin Whyte needed less than two minutes of his Northern Ireland debut to find the net as Michael O’Neill’s side enjoyed a 3-0 win over Israel in a friendly at Windsor Park last night. Whyte scored the third goal of the night moments after coming on as a substitute to add to first-half strikes from captain Steven Davis and Stuart Dallas.
It started with January laps around a school sports hall and ended with a 137-run win over Donacloney Mill eight months later, but it was all worth it for Lisburn who can call themselves a Premier League club once again.
Back in 2014, Waringstown brought in overseas professional Shaheen Khan, and the South African got off to a flying start in the NCU, hitting 53 in his maiden game against Muckamore and took 2-42 from his 10 overs.
Elliott Morris used the occasion of his 700th appearance as the last line of Glentoran’s defence to look forward to what the celebrated goalkeeper considers a bright future with his beloved Belfast club.
Templepatrick sealed a dream season when they were crowned Section Two champions on Saturday, bringing their trophy tally for 2018 to three after Twenty20 Shield and Junior Cup success earlier in the campaign.
The 37th Waterside Half Marathon recorded familiar victors this morning as Strabane’s Ann Marie McGlynn and Kenyan Freddie Sittuk broke through the winner’s tape at St Columb’s Park Running Track to take the senior female and male honours respectively.