Hermes and Railway face off in ESB second round

All-Ireland finalists Hermes will play Leinster league champions Railway Union on November 7 in the pick of the local ties drawn yesterday for the second round of the ESB Senior Cup.

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

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