Men's Division One Glenanne 1 (Johnny Goulding) Pembroke 4 (Paddy Conlon, Alan Giles, Alan Sothern, Maurice Elliott)
Pembroke moved to the verge of retaining the Leinster men's division one crown as they survived a barrage of second half penalty corners to knock Glenanne out of the title race. Most of the damage was done in the first half through smart counter-attack play. Paddy Conlon got on the end of Craig Fulton's burst from the right flank to open the scoring before Alan Giles finished off from around the flick spot after Conor Harte had burst forward from the back.
Johnny Goulding snapped up a corner rebound but Alan Sothern scored right on the hooter, tapping in at the back post following Conlon's assist. Maurice Elliott made it 4-1 from a corner move to build a comfortable lead and, though Glenanne had over 10 corners in the game, they could not break down the Pembroke defences.
As it stands, a win for Pembroke on home turf against Three Rock will assure the title though if Corinthian drop points against Glenanne next Saturday, they could have the crown wrapped up a day early.
Clontarf 1 (Dan Treacy) Monkstown 5 (Brian Groves 2, Andy Ewington, Gareth Watkins, Ian Allen)
Monkstown produced an excellent first half show to leave themselves in with a strong shout of ending the season in the fourth IHL spot, with only Three Rock producing a pair of wins able to deny them. Andy Ewington got them off to a great start, scoring the first corner of the game in the eighth minute.
Gareth Watkins cut in from the right to reverse home a couple of minutes later. Brian Groves scored a corner rebound and Ian Allen touched in from close range after a Watkins' reverse.
The already relegated Bulls improved after the break but still shipped a fifth on the break, Groves popping past the goalkeeper. Dan Treacy scored their sole response from the penalty spot.
* For more of Adrian Boehm's photos from the Glenanne vs Pembroke game, click here; for Deryck Vincent's photos of Clontarf vs Monkstown, click here.