Monday, October 12, 2009

Hermes and Railway face off in ESB second round

All-Ireland finalists Hermes will play Leinster league champions Railway Union on November 7 in the pick of the local ties drawn yesterday for the second round of the ESB Senior Cup.

With eight of the 17 remaining Senior Cup entrants hailing from Leinster, it was always likely the draw would throw up a high profile local derby and it did not disappoint.

Elsewhere, Pembroke's reward should they get by Lurgan is a home tie against Glenanne. Loreto also enjoy home advantage when they play Ards. The only side to leave the capital is Old Alex who face a tester against Cork Harlequins. UCD's defence continues in Bray.

Meanwhile, there is a cracking All-Ulster contest in waiting as Pegasus and Randalstown face off.

ESB Senior Cup Second round draw (November 7):
Hermes v Railway Union; Pembroke Wanderers or Lurgan v Glenanne; Loreto v Armagh; Ards v UCC; Cork Harlequins v Old Alex; Pegasus v Randalstown; Bray v UCD; Lisnagarvey v Ballymoney


Anonymous said...

When is the Mens ISC Draw ?

Anonymous said...

well hermes beat Railway 6-0 in their pre-season meeting so this should be interesting

Anonymous said...

Hermes beat Railway 6-0, this was preseason & most of the senior squad were not available, but it really depends who turns up on the day!!

Anonymous said...

preseason doesnt count for anything, this is a different game altogether, should be a great game and nikki will be up against her old club!

Anonymous said...

Its a shame to see two high profile teams meeting so early in the competition - should be a good match

Anonymous said...

totally agree that preseason doesn't count for anything, either of these sides could win on the day. both have strong squads this year with hermes having alot of young international talent. will be interesting to see if nikki evans can get a goal against her old team!