Saturday, November 3, 2007

Men's Irish Senior Cup Round-up

Leinster sides Dublin University, Railway Union, PSBPP and Suttonians all made it through to the 3rd round of the Irish Senior Cup. The 3rd round draw pits Suttonians against All-Ireland champions Pembroke while Trinity host Kilkenny. PSBPP will be pleased with their home draw against Catholic Institute, conquerors of Avoca (see below). The tie of the round, though, sees Lisnagarvey host Cork C of I, while the all-Leinster tie of Glenanne against Corinthians could prove to be a feisty affair.

Featured match: Avoca 2 -4 Catholic Institute

A hat-trick from former Avoca player and all-Ireland medallist, Brian Downes gave Limerick-side, Catholic Institute the edge at Newpark. Downes opened the scoring after just 3 minutes, latching onto a long diagonal ball to coolly slot past the on-rushing keeper. Feargal McGuinness got Avoca back on terms from a corner switch but that was as good as it got for the Blackrock side. Further goals from Downes (one penalty stroke) and Simon Brickenden put the game beyond the home side before Andrew Byrnes scored a consolation goal.

Scoring sequence: 0-1 3mn Downes (fg), 1-1 10mn McGuinness (pc), 1-2 18mn Brickenden, 1-3 37mn Downes (fg), 64mn 1-4 Downes (ps), 2-4 69mn Byrnes (fg)

Irish Senior Cup Round Two Results:Dublin University 4 (J Orr 2, D Coady, C Moore) Portadown 1 (D Winter); Cliftonville 4 (S Caruth 2, L Burrows, D Hurley) Down 2 (S Ferguson, P Tate); NICS 3 (P Johnson 2, J Anderson) Queen’s University 2 (D Bell, M Adamson); PSBPP 2 (A Carroll, D Ledwidge) South Antrim 1 (C Henry); Ballynahinch 2 (D Ross, P Murray) Skerries 1 (A Butterly); Raphoe 3 (W Wauchob 2, R Harrison) Belfast Harlequins 4 (D Anderson, J Stevenson, R Quigley, N Crawford) after golden goal; Navan 1 Suttonians 2; Clontarf 1 (R McMullan) Antrim 2 (R Maybin, S McIllroy); Avoca 2 (A Byrnes, F McGuinness) Catholic Institute 4 (B Downes 3, S Brickenden); North Down 1 (A Forrest) Railway Union 2 (P O’Brien, K O’Brien)

Draw for Round 3:
Bangor vs Cork Harlequins; Belfast Harlequins vs Bray; Antrim vs Bandon; Kilkeel vs Banbridge; Cookstown vs Cliftonville; PSBPP vs Catholic Institute; Lisnagarvey vs Cork C of I; Suttonians vs Pembroke; Mossley vs Annadale; Ballynahinch vs Instonians; TRR vs UCD; Glenanne vs Corinthians; YMCA vs NICS; Trinity vs Kilkenny; Monkstown vs Railway Union


Anonymous said...

Is quite clear to see that Avoca are missing the fire power of Joe Moore and Jonathan Bredin, they are two great players!!!

Anonymous said...

Yes, absolutely. Those two guys would be a massive loss to any side. Are they not playing professionally now?