Reds advance in Jacqui Potter U-16 cup

Corinthian could be in line for a revenge mission in the semi-finals of the Jacqui Potter U-16 Cup after they got the better of Genesis last Sunday. They have been drawn to play the winner of Old Alex and Newbridge which, if the former were to advance from Sunday’s match-up, would set up a repeat of last year’s encounter at the same stage of the competition.

On the other side of the draw, Muckross’ reward for their 3-1 win over Pembroke is a date with Railway Union, 2-0 victors against Our Lady’s.

The final has been set for Grange Road on St Patrick’s Day at 10am as the curtain-raiser for a bumper day at the Rathfarnham venue with the boy’s U-16 final on at 12pm with the respective men’s and women’s Leinster senior cup competitions making for a cracking quadruple-bill.

The organisers of the U-16 girl’s competition are also hoping to confirm that the plate final will be held on the back pitch at 11.15am to add to the festivities.

In that competition, Avoca were narrow winners in the second round, prevailing on penalty strokes against Loreto after normal time left the sides inseparable at 1-1. Three Rock also advanced while two fixtures remain to be decided. Our Lady’s face Naas on Febraury 13 and Hermes meet Suttonians on Sunday.

Jacqui Potter U-16 Cup, second round results: Corinthian 5 Genesis 0; Muckross 3 Pembroke 1; Railway Union 2 Our Lady’s 0
Semi-final draw: Muckross vs Railway Union; Corinthian vs Old Alex/Newbridge
Jacqui Potter U-16 Plate, second round results: Three Rock Ladies 8 Bray 0; Loreto 1 Avoca 1, Avoca won 3-0 on penalty strokes

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