Saturday Round-up

Kilkenny 0 YMCA 2 (Fry, Whelan)
YM cut the bottom pair adrift with a goal in each half that sees them up to seven points. Mikey Fry and sixteen year old Rob Whelan got the goals that see the Sandymount side move level with Kilkenny in seventh place. Both sides, though, felt they could have scored more on the day with Graham Woods deputising excellently in the stead of international Ian Walker between the posts while Stephen Walker was outstanding at centre-back.

TRR 5 (Sier 4, P McConnell) Monkstown 2 (Allen, Lee)
Rovers produced a stunning comeback after trailing 2-0 within seven minutes. They still trailed at half-time after a scrappy encounter saw Monkstown thoroughly on top. A more controlled possession game in the second gave Maarten Sier the chance to shine from short corners. H nabbed two drag-flicks and two from play. Peter McConnell was also on target at the set-piece.

Corinthian 1 (Doherty) Glenanne 4 (Gary Shaw 2, Kane, Fitzpatrick pen)
Glenanne shrugged off their recent worries to pick up their first win in four games. They dominated the first half but had only a Gary Shaw goal to show for their efforts. Corinthians came back in the second to level but the Glens produced their best hockey in the final quarter to blow away their challenge. Alan Browne dominated midfield as Graham Shaw was moved into the front line. Stephen Butler, however, was injured just two minutes in and was subsequently unavailable for Sunday’s 4-0 cup win over Clontarf.

Pembroke 3 (Sothern 3) Fingal 1 (D Bane)
Fingal took the lead early on through Dave Bane’s drag-flick in a competitive battle. Pembroke, though – missing their internationals and with six players doubling up from the 2nds IJC win earlier against Lisnagarvey – finished stronger, with Alan Sothern bagging a hat-trick.

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