With eight of the 17 remaining Senior Cup entrants hailing from Leinster, it was always likely the draw would throw up a high profile local derby and it did not disappoint.
Elsewhere, Pembroke’s reward should they get by Lurgan is a home tie against Glenanne. Loreto also enjoy home advantage when they play Ards. The only side to leave the capital is Old Alex who face a tester against Cork Harlequins. UCD’s defence continues in Bray.
Meanwhile, there is a cracking All-Ulster contest in waiting as Pegasus and Randalstown face off.
ESB Senior Cup Second round draw (November 7):
Hermes v Railway Union; Pembroke Wanderers or Lurgan v Glenanne; Loreto v Armagh; Ards v UCC; Cork Harlequins v Old Alex; Pegasus v Randalstown; Bray v UCD; Lisnagarvey v Ballymoney