Three Leinster sides will make up the final four of the Irish Senior Cup next March with Banbridge Ulster’s representatives in the semi-finals following Saturday’s quarter-final dates.
Dublin’s dual derbies highlight the quarter-finals of the Irish Senior Cup as Leinster is guaranteed two men’s teams in the Irish Senior Cup final four.
Five of the six Leinster women’s sides came through unscathed from the initial round of the Electric Ireland Irish Senior Cup with Loreto, Old Alex, Railway Union, Corinthian and Hermes all progressing.
Leinster will make up five of the last eight men’s Irish Senior Cup entrants on a day when a number of sides raided Ulster with success
Loreto face a potential banana-skin at Beaufort as Queen’s University come visiting for a repeat of last season’s Electric Ireland Irish Senior semi-final in rude health.
Round two of the men’s Irish Senior Cup will see at least three more major contenders dumped out of the competition as Leinster’s top two both head north to face two of Ulster’s top dogs.
Leinster sides made plenty of hay in the first round of the Irish Senior Cup as Pembroke, TRR, YMCA, Fingal and UCD all made it through to the second round of the competition.
Having started the Leinster league campaign in blistering fashion, Pembroke’s young crew will have a point to prove against Annadale in round one of the Irish Senior Cup when they meet at Serpentine Avenue.
There were admissions afterwards that as many as four Cork Harlequins’ players had named 2011/12 as their last but a 4-3 Irish Senior Cup final win and a European trip to come might change their mind
Just three years since their last win, an overhauled UCD side claimed their third Irish Senior Cup title courtesy of Anna O’Flanagan’s cool finish five minutes from time.
Railway Union and Cork Harlequins set up a novel men’s Irish Senior Cup final pairing as they edged out Ulster’s Lisnagarvey and Instonians, respectively, at Belfield in the semi-finals
UCD and Loreto will contest the women’s Irish Senior Cup final on Sunday (1pm, Belfield) following victories over Railway Union and Queen’s University, respectively
Railway Union’s men bye for first Irish Senior Cup since 1975 as they meet IHL champions Lisnagarvey with a final place against Instonians or Cork Harlequins on the line; three Leinster sides are aiming for ISC glory, too
Pembroke overcame Monkstown 2-1 in the final of the Avoca U-21 Cup last week, having overcome Clontarf and Three Rock Rovers en route to the final.
The Railway express keeps rumbling on as both their men and women produced the most eye-catching results – though vastly different in manner – of the quarter-final stages of the Irish Senior Cup.
Trinity and Queen’s offer a novel university challenge in the ISC quarter-finals while Railway Union aim to cap epic men’s season with Glenanne upset
Jakim Bernsden added to his growing reputation as a penalty shoot-out king as he saved three times to hand Corinthian their first ever Irish Junior Cup title, as Adrian Missen and his reds’ team produced a memorable fightback.
Loreto claimed their fifth Irish Junior Cup – taking their first league and cup double into the bargain – as they edged out Pembroke at Belfield, beating their major rivals in a second competition at the last.
UCD retained Leinster men’s division one status with a strong 4-0 win over Suttonians on Sunday afternoon; Corinthian made it through to the men’s Irish Junior Cup while Loreto and Pembroke renew rivalries on the women’s side
Six Leinster women’s divisional cup titles were decided at Grange Road on Sunday as the Leinster women’s season came to a close with a bang with Bray, TRL, UCD, Glenanne, Avoca and Loreto all winning titles