Holders Fox Lodge are the sole remaining Tyrone team left in the Senior Cup after beating Glendermott in a competitive contest. Donemana bowed out with a three-wicket loss against Brigade, while Strabane were well beaten by Newbuildings.

Skipper Aaron Heywood lifted the famous trophy last year, and would really love repeating the feat, especially after a scare on Saturday when they beat Glendermott despite being well below their best.

“It was a hard-fought win on Saturday,” said Heywood. “All credit to the boys who dug really deep to get us over the line when it looked at one stage as if Glendermott could have taken the game away from us.

"The bowlers did really well especially in the later part of the game. Jason Milligan and Levi Kerr’s spells were really crucial and helped us regain the initiative. It certainly wasn’t our best game of cricket this season but we are thankful we won when far from our best. To win like that is, I suppose a positive in itself.

The little matter of Newbuildings now awaits in just over two weeks’ time in a repeat of last season’s final and Heywood knows just how tough a proposition that will be.

“We were just so relieved to get the job done and be in the hat for the semi-final. With the draw we just like the last round wanted a home draw and weren’t too concerned with who it was. It’s going to be a great tie against Newbuildings and memories of that final last year. We will back ourselves. We have been playing some good cricket recently with everyone contributing. There’s a real buzz about the place again with the confidence that winning brings and everyone chipping in. We are all looking forward to what will be another historic occasion with our first senior semi-final at home.”

The game will be played on Sunday July 2nd, with Eglinton hosting Brigade on the same day.