Saturday, January 5, 2008

Irish Cup draws

Where to start? All four ties are simply mouthwatering in the ISC quarterfinals. Pembroke will be pleased with home advantage but will play fellow table-toppers Cookstown. Again, home advantage for Harlequins could prove decisive as they face a resurgent Lisnagarvey side. The all-Leinster affair between TRR and Monkstown is usually a lively affair.

MENS IRISH SENIOR CUP - QUARTER-FINAL (ties to be played on Saturday March 15th 2008)
Cork Harlequins v Lisnagarvey; Pembroke Wanderers v Cookstown; Instonians v Annadale; Three Rock v Monkstown.

MENS IRISH JUNIOR CUP - THIRD ROUND (ties to be played Saturday 26th January 2008)
Banbridge II v Campbellians; Three Rock II v Instonians II; Galway v Railway Union II; Cookstown II v Glenanne II; Annadale II v Clontarf II; Monkstown II v North Down II; Pembroke Wanderers II v Cork Church of Ireland II; Belfast Harlequins II v Armagh.

ESB WOMENS IRISH JUNIOR CUP - THIRD ROUND (ties to be played Saturday 26th January 2008)Loreto II v Hermes II; Belfast Harlequins II v Waterford; Glenanne v Our Ladys; Galway v Wexford; Pembroke Wanderers II v Armagh II; Randalstown II v Clontarf; Suttonians v Pegasus II; Railway Union II v Bray.


Anonymous said...

You would definitely have to install Pembroke as favourites for the cup after the draw followed by Annadale & TRR.

Anonymous said...

cork quins will be a dark horse..certainly in with a very good shout

Anonymous said...

Quins/Garvey are both in a team rebuilding phase. I suppose whoever wins this quarter final could get to the final with a home semi final. Quins have lost too many quality players in recent seasons to be real contenders. Garvey have also lost too many experienced players.

Anonymous said...

Havent played against Garvey and Quins this season!!!!If Garvey play well and the big players like Raphael,Waring,Lynch and Cockram play well they should have too much flair for quins,Although Quins will fancy themselves against anyone at home.It will be a great game.