Irish Junior Cup previews…

The Irish Junior Cup reaches round 2 this weekend with 30 matches to be decided. Last year’s ESB IJC winners Old Alex welcome Randalstown to St Andrews as they are still without a ‘home’ ground while Hermes will be on the other pitch there against Lurgan. Runners-up Bray play Victorians. The Wicklow side are currently riding high in division 2 after promotion last season. Railway Union 2 will be hoping to emulate their 1sts performance in the ISC.

In the men’s, the highlight is definitely Pembroke against Lisnagarvey. Pembroke won 4-o en route to the title last year and have won every game they have played since.

ESB Irish Junior Cup – Round 2: Waterford v Yeats County (Newtown School, 1pm); Hermes 2 V Lurgan 2 (St. Andrews, 1pm); Old Alex 2 v Randalstown 2 (St Andrews, 12.30); Bandon 2 v Belfast Harlequins 2 (Bandon GS, 1pm); Armagh 2 V Catholic Institute (Ardmore, 2.30pm); Banbridge v Glenanne (Havelock Pk, 4pm); Railway Union 2 V NUIG (Park Ave, 3pm); Moyne Thurles V Our Lady’s Terenure (Ursuline Complex, 2pm); Suttonians V Genesis 2 (Sutton, 1pm); Pegasus 2 V Portadown 2 (UUJ, 4pm); Belvedere 2 V Pembroke 2 (Ballincollig, 2pm); Bray v Victorians 2 (Loreto Bray, 1pm); Clontarf V Cork C of I 2 (Mount Temple, 1pm); Ashton 2 v Wexford (Ashton School, 1pm); Galway V Knock (Walkover to Galway)

Men’s Irish Junior Cup – Round 2: Queen’s University 2 v Galway (Queens, 2.30pm); Northdown 2 v Kilkeel 2 (2.30pm); Bangor 2 v Cork C of I 2 (Bangor, 1pm); Pembroke W 2 v Lisnagarvey 2 (Serpentine Avenue, 2.30pm); Cork Harlequins 2 v Cookstown 2 (Harlequin Park, 2.30pm); Three Rock Rovers 2 v Bandon 2 (Grange Road, 2.30pm); Parkview v Instonians 2 (Ballyclare, 1pm); UCC v Monkstown 2 (Mardyke Arena, 2.30pm); Armagh V Avoca 2 (Ardmore, 1pm); Banbridge 2 v Midleton (Havelock Park, 2.30pm); Clontarf 2 V Portadown 2 (Mt Temple, 3pm); Glenanne 2 V NICS 2 (Glenanne Park, 3pm); Fingal 2 V Annadale 2 (ALSAA, 1.30pm); Mullingar V Railway Union 2 (Tullamore, 3pm); Campbellians v South Antrim 2 (Campbell College, 1pm); UCD 2 2-4 Belfast Harlequins 2 (already played due to exams)

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