Goals galore in the men's Irish Hockey Trophy as Suttonians and Weston keep the Leinster flag flying into the quarter-finals. Suttonians produced an incredible 8-3 win over Down which included no less than seven yellow cards and one red. Reuben Holden scored a goal to help his side into a 3-2 lead before being permanently dismissed with half an hour to go.
Down, however, received five yellows to regularly even up the balance of play and Suttonians took advantage to stretch the lead with Richie Wormold bagging a hat-trick and Simon Walsh and Conor Gillett scoring twice.
Weston had a more comfortable win with Alan Browne on target twice in a 5-0 win over Galway. Trinity, however, bowed out in an 8-4 turnover in Antrim. Despite Simon Clarke's hat-trick, Navan fell to the odd goal in nine to Cliftonville for whom Stevie McMillen matched Clarke's tally while former international Julian Stevenson was also on target. Avoca lost 6-1 to Ulster Senior One leaders NICS at Stormont.
On the women's side, Diocesan won the Dublin 6/4 derby with Muckross with a fine 3-0 win and became one of just three Leinster sides to progress in the women's Trophy. Clontarf nicked a 1-0 win over Parkview courtesy of Ciara Brody's goal while Three Rock Ladies received a walkover from Yeats County.
Our Lady's, meanwhile, face a refix as their tie with a talented young Greenfields' side was postponed - one of three ties which did not survive the weather. Naas, Fingal, Suttonians and Skerries all exited the competition. Former Pembroke player Emma Glanville, though, was on target for Galway as they snuck an extra-time 2-1 win over Cookstown.
Men's Irish Hockey Trophy
Suttonians 8 (Conor Gillett 2, Reuben Holden, Richile Wormold 3, Simon Walsh 2) Down 3 (S White 2, P Tate); Antrim 8 (David McGrillen, Stuart McIlroy 5, Neil McCullough, Alan Mullan) Dublin University 4 (Tolly Humphries 2, Henry Butler, Chris Tyrell); Catholic Inst 2 (J O'Sullivan, S Brickenden) Newry 1 (J Taylor); NICS 6 (P Johnston 3, A Gill, C Irwin, C Posnett) Avoca 1 ; Navan 4 (Simon Clarke 3, Simon McKeever) Cliftonville 5 (Stevie McMillen 3, Julian Stevenson, David Hurley); Weston 5 (Alan Browne 2, Shane O'Hare, Karl Taylor, Enda Tucker) Galway 0; Queens vs Portadown OFF; Belfast HQ vs UCC OFF
Knock 3 (D Hagan, J Carlisle,S Campaganaro) Naas 1 (H O'Sullivan); Diocesan 3 (Maria Scanlan, Alison Gill, Sarah Lodola) Muckross 0; Wexford 3 (Jean Devoy, Miriam Sherlock, Miriam Lambert) Ballymena 1; Omagh 3 (Anne Buchanan, Emma Shortt, Julie Frazer) NICS 1 (Leanne Moore); Galway 2 (Emma Glanville, Lynsey Trainor) Cookstown 1 (Ruth Browne) aet; Fingal 1 (Ita McMahon) Greenisland 2 (Jenny Henry, Carly Ann Bennett); Bandon 4 (Ann O'Donovan 2,Lorna Dennehy, Racehlle Nyham) North Down 0; Suttonians 1 (Laura Trainor) Portadown 5 (Sam Hill 2, Debbie Archer, Alison Rainey, Esther Irwin); Catholic Institute 9 (Rosie Pratt 3, Kealy Cantrell, Roisin Upton, Naomi Carroll, Nicky Sterritt, Edel Higgins, Elaine Bromell) Skerries 1 (Susan Mooney); Clontarf 1 (Ciara Brody) Parkview 0; Banbridge 2 (N Robb, A Atkinson) Carrickfergus (E Boal, K McIlroy, S McGookin); TRL w/o Yeats County scr; Ashton w/o Priorians scr; Queens vs Waterford OFF; Dromore vs North Kildare OFF; Greenfields vs Our Ladys Terenure OFF
* For more of Deryck Vincent's photos of Clontarf vs Parkview, click here