UCD hope to repeat the dose


HOCKEY:A week after ending Old Alexandra’s unbeaten record in the league, UCD return to Milltown tomorrow to open the defence of the Irish Senior Cup they won last season by beating Loreto in the final.

The game is one of three all-Leinster contests tomorrow, Pembroke Wanderers meeting Corinthian and Loreto and Railway Union – in a repeat of last season’s semi-final – paired in the second round.

Leinster Division One newcomers North Kildare travel north to take on Ballymoney, Hermes making a similar trip to Armagh, having already ousted Ulster opposition in the form of Randalstown in the first round.

Pegasus make the longest journey of the weekend to take on Munster champions Catholic Institute in Limerick.

Trinity also face Munster opposition, playing UCC at The Mardyke, with Ards and Elks the round’s only all-Ulster affair.

The draw for the third round of the competition will be made after tomorrow’s ties.


Saturday – Irish Senior Cup, second round: Pembroke Wanderers v Corinthian, Serpentine Avenue, 12.30; Catholic Institute v Pegasus, Rosbrien, 12.30; Old Alexandra v UCD, Milltown, 1.30; Armagh v Hermes, Ardmore, 2.30; Ards v Ulster Elks, Ards Leisure Centre, 2.30; Ballymoney v North Kildare, Joey Dunlop Centre, 2.30; Loreto v Railway Union, Grange Road, 2.45; UCC v Trinity, The Mardyke, 3.0.

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