Saturday, October 10, 2009

UCD begin Senior Cup defence in style

ESB Senior Cup
UCD began their first defence of the ESB Senior Cup in 59 years in some style as they beat IHL-bound Cork C of I with ease at Belfield with Fiona Bradish continuing her brilliant scoring form with her third and fourth goals inside a week.

Her first set the scoreboard in motion from a 15th minute penalty corner before Rosie Carrigan went on a typical run from right midfield before scoring from a close-range reverse. CI, for their part, got little joy from the College defence marshalled by Megan Tennant-Humphreys and Laura Wilson while strict umpiring of the new rules saw both sides reduced to ten players in the first half.

But the students kept their heads in the second half to fly clear with Lisa Jacob scoring on her return to the side. Wilson finished off a neat corner and Bradish got her second for a 5-0 win.

Just down the road, Gillian Pinder's double was the difference between Hermes and Trinity as the St Andrew's hosts prevailed 2-0 to take their place in the second round draw. Railway Union were the big winners of the day as they beat Victorians by eight clear goals with Jean McDonnell bagging a hat-trick. Emer Dillon scored her first since returning from camogie duties while there was a rare goal for Hannah de Burgh-Whyte.

Corinthian meanwhile battled well on home turf against one of the cup's kingpins, going down 3-1 to Pegasus. Cork won the Harlequins battle 4-0 against their Belfast equivalent.

ESB Senior Cup results: UCD 5 (Fiona Bradish 2, Rosie Carrigan, Lisa Jacob, Laura Wilson) Cork C of I 0; Hermes 2 (Gillian Pinder 2) Trinity 0; Victorians 0 Railway Union 8 (Jean McDonnell 3, Nikki Evans, Kate Dillon, Cecelia Joyce, Hannah de Burgh-Whyte, Emer Dillon); Corinthian 1 Pegasus 3 (Kate McConnell, Jenny Kyle, Grace Irwin); Cork Harlequins 4 (Karen Bateman 3, Cliodhna Sargent) Belfast Harlequins 0

Women's Leinster Division One result: Loreto 2 Bray 1

* Deryck Vincent's photos from the Hermes vs Trinity match can be seen here


Anonymous said...

Anyone heard any Ladies Div2 results?

I heard Corinthian beat Railway but don't know final score.

Anonymous said...

corinthian beat railway 2-1.

Anonymous said...

jean mcdonnell 6 goals in 3 games

Anonymous said...

I believe the draw for the next round of the ISC was being done at 11.30 this morning and as usual there is nothing up on the website - does anyone know the draw?

Anonymous said...

How is jean mcdonnell not on the irish team? She is exactly the spark they need to get them going

Anonymous said...

Any chance of a review of the loreto vs. bray match?

Anonymous said...

Railway Union

Pembroke Wanderers or Lurgan



Cork Harlequine
Old Alex




Stephen Findlater said...

My apologies, I was not at the Loreto vs Bray match and was abroad so have not been able to obtain a match report to date. If you have details of the game beyond the scoreline, please email me at or post a comment.

Anonymous said...

Loreto (Cathy McKean) got a penalty stroke in the last minute against Bray.