Armagh Cricket Club all-rounder Harry Doyle spent the previous week in Dublin representing the University of Ulster in the annual Intervarsity tournament held in Dublin.
The team initially qualified for the tournament by beating University College Dublin convincingly in the quarter final stage.
In the semi-final Harry took 3 wickets for a total of 20 runs off 8 overs in a win against the National University of Ireland Galway, progressing to the Intervarsity final against University College Cork.
However, the University of Ulster fell well short chasing a huge total of 308 compiled by a strong Cork side. Harry still contributed strongly with 24 runs and 2 wickets in a losing cause.
As a result of these two excellent performances, Harry was selected to represent the Irish Universities team the following day playing against the Irish under 19’s at Leinster Cricket Club, Rathmines. The Irish Universities side comfortably won by 4 wickets chasing down a total of 190 in a 45 over game.
Armagh Cricket Club President Norman Graham commented that “everyone at the club is delighted for Harry and very proud of his achievements. This is a small piece of recognition for the consistently good performances he has put in for Armagh over the last few years”.
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