Donemana cricketer William Porterfield has been congratulated after becoming the first Irish man to score a T20 century.
Porterfield scored an unbeaten 127 in Ireland’s 75 run win over the USA in Abu Dhabi.
The north’s Sports Minister Carál Ní Chuilín described the Donemana man’s ton as a “superb achievement.”
“Cricket is a sport which is growing in Ireland as the team continue to assert themselves against the established sides around the globe. William’s century is the latest landmark on that journey, and hopefully a good omen as Ireland aim to qualify for next year’s ICC World Twenty20,” she said.
Ireland face Italy tomorrow having won their four games so far in the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifiers