Corinthian III claimed the Leinster men’s Intermediate Cup title as they prevailed ahead of Marlay neighbours Three Rock Rovers III last Saturday in Serpentine Avenue on penalty strokes after a feisty arm-wrestle.
There will be two all-Leinster Irish Senior Cup finals as Monkstown, Pembroke, UCD and Railway Union all qualified for finals day with Saturday victories in Belfield; the men’s final gets underway at 1.15pm with the women on at 3.30pm
Comeback kid Andy Ewington was the unlikely hero as the New Zealander capped a stunning Monkstown comeback to land a second Leinster senior Mills Cup title in three years, seeing off Three Rock Rovers 4-3 at Grange Road.
In the end, there was little drama in settling the final issue of the men’s Leinster division one season as Monkstown’s tonking of Corinthian means the reds are destined for the Irish Hockey League wildcard playoffs with Three Rock ending third
Despite admitting he came into the job with “zero experience and zero qualifications”, Paddy Conlon’s first coaching gig has already yielded a trophy as the upshot of UCD’s 2-0 win over Monkstown meant Pembroke claimed Leinster men’s division one
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