Monday, January 26, 2009

Irish Senior Cup draws announced

A number of IHL sides are guaranteed to fall in the next round of the Irish Senior Cup as the second round draw threw up a number of enticing clashes.

The initial stand-out fixture on the men's side looks to be Pembroke's trip down south to take on Cork C of I though the Ulster derby between Lisnagarvey and Annadale catches the eye too.

Cookstown face another trip to Dublin after last weekend's narrow victory over Monkstown. They now face Fingal in another tough assignment in their pursuit of a first title since 1987 when they claimed the ISC on the grass at Blaris.

Corinthian make their tournament bow at home to Railway while Three Rock will not be happy to be on the road out of Dublin for a fourth successive week - this time travelling to the Ulster coast to play Bangor.

On the women's side, UCD's reward for beating the Club Champions of 2008 is to face the runners-up of that competition, Loreto. The other all-IHL ties see holders Pegasus enter the competition at Randalstown, Pembroke host Belfast Harlequins while Cork C of I face the longest trip - all the way up to Ballymoney.

Railway get another crack at putting one over on Alex while Glenanne will be full of confidence against Corinthian, following their recent 5-0 win.

Men's Irish Senior Cup Draw - ROUND 2 (February 7)
Mossley v NICS; Corinthian v Railway Union; Lisnagarvey v Annadale; Cork Harlequins v Raphoe/Banbridge; Bangor v Three Rock Rovers; North Down v Glenanne; Cork C of I v Pembroke Wanderers; Fingal v Cookstown

ESB Irish Senior Cup - ROUND 2 (February 7)
Loreto v UCD; Ulster Elks v Lisnagarvey; Railway Union v Old Alex; Randalstown v Pegasus; Corinthian v Glenanne; Lurgan v Armagh; Ballymoney v Cork C of I; Pembroke Wanderers v Belfast Harlequins


Anonymous said...

Was up to watch the Bandon/Fingal game from Cork last weekend. I heard of this fella playing for Fingal who had been out for 2 years
, He sscored one of the goals of the season.......Fingal will fancy themselves at home on the sand against Cookstown....Will make for an interesting Game

Anonymous said...

Quote: "Fingal will fancy themselves at home on the sand against Cookstown".

ehh, sorry mate, but cookstown play on sand too ya know....