Sunday, November 18, 2007

ESB Women's Irish Cup round-up

Loreto and Railway both made it through on penalty strokes to the quarter finals of the ISC. Railway's win, though, came at a cost with Isobel Joyce breaking fingers in a tough clash.

Indeed, it will be interesting to see how the young Railway side perform in latter rounds - their rise this season will be tested in the new year when both Joyce twins join up with the Irish cricket squad and Emma Smyth and Kate Dillon go on their travels. Yesterday, Sinead Walsh scored the decisive stroke.

In the quarters draw, Hermes must travel again up north to Ballymoney after they were relieved to overcome Ards after the four hour drive while Loreto will face Old Alex's conquerors Victorians.

Results Round 3: Railway Union 1 (Dooley) Armagh 1 (Patterson) (Railway Win 3-2 on Stokes); Randalstown 6 (Orr 2, Parkhill, Elkin, Clarke, Doyle) Ashton 0; Cork Harlequins 1 (Bateman) Ballymoney 2 (McVicker, Stewart-Moore) (aet); Lisnagarvey 1 Cork C of I 3; Victorians 2 (Hamilton, Patton) Old Alex 0; Pembroke Wanderers 0 Loreto 0 (Loreto win 3-2 on strokes); Ards 0 Hermes 5 (O'Flanagan 2, Harte, Evans, Burke); Belfast Harlequins POSTPONED Pegasus

Draw – ESB Irish Senior Cup Quarter Finals: Ballymoney V Hermes ; Loreto V Victorians ; Pegasus / Belfast Harlequins V Randalstown ; Railway Union V Cork C of I.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

For a quality squad like Pembroke they sure are bad at taking strokes!!!