Glenanne and Pembroke cruised into the semi-finals of the men’s National Indoor Trophy at the expense of Clontarf and Railway Union, posting big wins to lead the way in Group I of the playoffs.
The Glens notched up six second half goals to storm past Railway after a cagey first half had ended 1-1, Paul O’Brien scoring inside the first minute. It was level again at 2-2 in the 26th minute before Glenanne raced clear with Eddie O’Malley completing his hat-trick in the 40th minute.
Pembroke completed the final four as they fired six without response past Clontarf and end their debut indoor season.
In Group II, YMCA topped the group as they comfortably beat Three Rock Rovers, Will Powderly giving them the lead inside a minute and building up a 3-1 lead by half-time and they added a fourth after the break. Monkstown were unable to field a team for their tie with Avoca and ended bottom of the group as a result.
Glenanne 7 (Eddie O’Malley 3, Graham Shaw 2, Joe Brennan, Paul Fitzpatrick) Railway Union 2 (Paul O’Brien, Killian Fitzgerald); Clontarf 0 Pembroke 6 (Craig Wilson 2, Craig Fulton 2, Alan Sothern, Alan Giles) Standings: 1. Glenanne 7pts (+7) 2. Pembroke 5pts (+6) 3. Clontarf 3pts (-2) 4. Railway Union 1pt (-11)