Fingal made it three wins from three as they inflicted a 5-3 result on Railway Union II in a novel fixture. David Bane lined out for the ALSAA club against the club that he now coaches the first team of and he saw the hosts build a 3-2 lead at half-time.
Mick McGuinness’ late winner for Glenanne against Pembroke opened up another busy weekend of hockey with Leinster men’s division one action and the annual intervarsities taking place over the course of the next three days.
UCD and Corinthian were both given major scares by division two opposition but eventually prevailed to reach the quarter-finals of the Leinster senior Mills Cup on Sunday.
Three Rock Rovers II and Pembroke II moved away from the five-way tie on six points that existed before the weekend with their third wins in-a-row each, beating Clontarf and Kilkenny, respectively.
Five Leinster sides confirmed their place in the quarter-finals of the Irish Senior Cup while Leinster’s U-16s moved within touching distance of the interpro title; here’s all the results from those competitions as well as the women’s and men’s top leagues
Two teams have moved up to six points in men’s Leinster division two last Saturday, joining Fingal and Railway Union on that mark to make it a cluster of four teams sitting just off the pace set by Pembroke.
Shane Dempsey appears to be relishing the captain’s role at Fingal as he advanced his total to five goals in two games since the ALSAA men made the decision to drop down to Leinster division two.
YMCA and Pembroke showdown in the Dublin derby of the men’s first round of the Irish Senior Cup with the Milltown side looking to finding the scoring stick that evaded them the last time the sides met.
Shane Dempsey showed that Fingal should have plenty of life in this division despite dropping down from the top tier as he netted four times in an impressive away win at Corinthian.
Railway Union’s aspirations of breaking into Leinster’s top three will be put to the test this Saturday as they look to grab a result against national champs Monkstown; men’s Leinster division one and two weekend preview
The men’s Leinster leagues tip off on Saturday with divisions two to eight all getting underway with a quite a bit of movement between the different tiers.
Railway Union won the reintroduced Wright Carey Cup last weekend as they showed a clean set of heels to Clontarf with Rob Abbott and Rob Devlin firing doubles at Park Avenue.
With Pool B virtually done and dusted, most eyes will be trained on the Comber Road in Pool A where Lisnagarvey host Three Rock Rovers in the pivotal game of this men’s Irish Hockey League weekend.
Pembroke II closed out Avoca’s title hopes last Saturday as Justin Sherriff’s early double propelled them to a 12th successive win, denying their closest rivals in the process.
Railway Union came out smiling from an eventful day as they were guaranteed a top five place in Leinster men’s division one by virtue of YMCA’s 5-2 win over Glenanne on Thursday evening.
The title race in men’s division two remains as it was after Pembroke II and Avoca picked off wins to keep the margin at four points going into the last three rounds of matches.
The helter-skelter men’s season provides another pivotal weekend in which the Leinster league champions could well be crowned while six local sides battle it out in the Irish Senior Cup quarter-finals.
Three Leinster sides will go into Monday’s quarter-final draw of the men’s Irish Junior Cup after bring wins for Monkstown, Pembroke and Three Rock Rovers’ second teams on Saturday; Pembroke maintain four point gap in division two
The men’s Leinster division one looks set to be virtually decided on Sunday when Monkstown play Three Rock Rovers at Rathdown with the former looking to be the first side to beat the Rathfarnham side this term on Sunday.
With Avoca and Kilkenny both dropping points, Pembroke II moved well clear at the top of Leinster men’s division two; Monkstown II and Clontarf picked up key wins in their bid to avoid relegation