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Arthur J Gallagher Senior Challenge Cup Draw 2016


Holders CIYMS have received an all Belfast  draw in the first round of the newly-sponsored Arthur J Gallagher Senior Challenge Cup. The Premier League club will play Woodvale from Section 1 in a draw which kept all eight Premiership sides apart.

This season's competition will be the first in a three year sponsorship deal between the NCU and the international insurance brokers Arthur J Gallagher. The company says that throughout its evolution from local to international brokers it has always remained a regional service and supporting big events like the NCU Challenge Cup "is a perfect fit"

The chairman of the NCU, Andy Clement, said the Union was delighted to welcome a new name to local cricket sponsorship. "It will help to further strengthen Arthur J Gallagher's local business commitment - as well as a sport which continues to reach new levels of excellence", he said.

The company takes over the sponsorship from Ulster Bank which stepped in in recent years until a new sponsor was found and  which continues its long support of the four sections of the NCU Senior League.

The tournament features the eight Premier and 10 Section 1 clubs and the full draw is:

Preliminary Round
 A  Donaghcloney	v Academy
 B  Saintfield		v Armagh

First Round
 Carrickfergus		v Bangor
 CSNI			v Saintfield/Armagh
 Donaghcloney/Academy	v Derriaghy
 Downpatrick		v North Down
 Lurgan			v Lisburn
 Muckamore		v Instonians
 Waringstown		v Ballymena
 Woodvale		v CIYMS