The NCU Challenge Cup – also called the NCU Senior Challenge Cup and the NCU Senior Cup, is the most important provincial cricket knock-out cup of the NCU jurisdiction in Ireland. The competition began in 1887, with eleven clubs participating in the first competition.
The Cup is open to teams playing in the Premier League and Section 1 of the NCU Senior League. It is sponsored by Arthur J Gallagher and marketed as the Arthur J Gallagher Challenge Cup.
Matches consist of one innings per side, with fifty overs bowled per innings.
The draw for the 2019 quarterfinals of the NCU Gallagher Senior Challenge Cup was held on Saturday. CIYMS received a home tie with Carrickfergus on 15th June 2019.
The draw was made by Shane Matthews, Managing Director of Gallagher in Northern Ireland, and Richard Johnson, president of the NCU.
Other games in the last eight are: Cregagh v CSNI; Muckamore v Templepatrick; Holywood or Waringstown v Instonians.