The in-form Lisnagarvey and Three Rock Rovers set up an eye-catching Irish Senior Cup final as they completed a pair of brilliant wins each over a hectic double weekend.
Garvey’s was the far tougher schedule as they followed up Saturday’s hard-fought 2-0 league success against Monkstown with an equally battling 3-1 success against Glenanne.
James Corry opened the scoring with a corner flick on the swivel before Jerome Saeys tied things up at the second attempt of of a set-piece. A great counter effort from Andrew Edgar meant Garvey had the edge for most of the second half, sealing the deal via Andrew Williamson’s corner.
It keeps them in the frame for a possible treble with a Champions Trophy playoff place assured and they lead the EYHL table by three points with three rounds to go.
It is quite the performance from Erroll Lutton’s troops who saw Sean Murray, Paul Gleghorne, Michael Robson and Neal Glassey all depart for pro teams last summer.
The trust in the rising teenage stars at the club has been repaid in spades with numerous teenagers stepping up to the level admirably.
For Rovers, they are in blistering form, making it 10 wins in succession in all competitions. Following the 8-1 dismissal of Pembroke on Saturday, they backed that up with a 5-0 win over Cork C of I in Garryduff.
Luke Madeley got his third of the weekend with Ben Walker, Mitch Darling, Kevin Mullins and Daragh Walsh also weighing in.
Men’s Irish Senior Cup – Semi-Finals: Cork C of I 0 Three Rock Rovers 5 (L Madeley, B Walker, M Darling, K Mullins, D Walsh); Lisnagarvey 3 (J Corry, A Edgar, A Williamson) Glenanne 1 (J Saeys)