Irish Cup wins for Banbridge and Ulster Elks

By Nigel RinglandBBC Sport NI
Ruth Maguire of Pegasus in action against North Down in the Irish Senior Cup
Ruth Maguire of Pegasus in action against North Down in the Irish Senior Cup

Banbridge and Ulster Elks got their Irish Senior Cup defences off to a winning start on Saturday.

In the men's competition Banbridge beat UCD 5-3 in Dublin with Neil Gilmore scoring twice while Annadale were 4-1 winners at Belfast Harlequins.

Ireland trio Paul Gleghorne, Timmy Cockram and Neal Glassey were on target as Lisnagarvey overcame NICS 5-0.

Elks captain Gemma Frazer was on the scoresheet in a 3-0 victory at Old Alex.

Rebecca Barry and Hannah Irwin were the other scorers for the current EYHL leaders.

Suzanne Ferris scored five times and Vanessa Surgenor helped herself to a hat-trick as Pegasus beat North Down 13-0 but despite her exploits.

However, Ferris wasn't the top scorer of the day as international Anna O'Flanagan helped herself to six as Hermes defeated Greenfields 12-0.

In two other Ulster derbies Dungannon came from 2-0 down at Lisnagarvey to eventually win 5-4 on penalties while Randalstown squeezed past Armagh 1-0, and a treble from Nikki Parke helped Ballymoney into the next round with a 7-2 home win over Cork C of I.

Queens University were blanked 5-0 at UCD while Belfast Harlequins lost 5-3 at UCC.

Kilkeel were the top scorers of the round as they hammered Cork Harlequins 14-1 in the men's competition while Irish champions Monkstown notched 13 in their win at Weston.

Other Ulster winners were Instonians, who overcame Avoca 9-1 and Mossley, who edged Rathgar 2-1.

Men's Irish Senior Cup
UCC1-0Dublin University
Belfast Harlequins1-4Annadale
Kilkeel14-1Cork Harlequins
North Down3-6YMCA
Corinthian0-1Cork C of I
Railway Union7-1Raphoe
Women's Irish Senior Cup
Lisnagarvey2-2Dungannon (Dungannon won 5-4 on penalties)
Railway Union2-0Glenanne
Ballymoney7-2Cork C of I
Old Alex0-3Ulster Elks
Pegasus13-0North Down
UCC5-3Belfast Harlequins
UCD5-0Queen's University

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