Former winners Ballymoney through to next round of Irish Senior Cup

Ballymoney's Nikki Parke
Ballymoney's Nikki Parke

Former winners Ballymoney and Ulster Elks along with Banbridge are through to the second round of the Irish Senior Cup after impressive wins on Sunday.

Nikki Parke and Susannah Brown got the goals for Money in their 2-0 win against UCC in Cork while Judithe Allen hit a double for Elks in their 5-0 victory over Genesis at Jordanstown.

Paula Haugh notched a hat-trick and Stef McCullough got two for Bann in their 5-3 win in Dublin over Corinthian, who had fought back to draw level at 3-3 late on.

In the Irish Hockey Trophy, Mossley were 2-0 winners at Ashton but Castle lost 7-0 to NUIG in Galway.

In the Ulster Premier League, champions Lurgan got off to a winning start when they defeated Dungannon 3-1 at the Royal School.

Chloe McCann gave them an early lead but Karen Elliott levelled from a set-piece before Sarah McClure replied in kind just before half-time and Lauren Wright sealed the win.

On Friday night, Queen’s came back from a goal down to defeat Ballymena 3-1 with goals from Tori Hastings, Koren Ferguson and Jessica McMaster after Clare Gillespie’s opener.On the men’s front, Instonians were left cursing their luck after losing 4-3 to UCD in the Irish Senior Cup after leading 3-1 with just two minutes left at Shaw’s Bridge.

Belfast Harlequins were 3-0 winners over Avoca in Dublin with goals from Robin Quigley, Stephen McGrath and Luke McClelland.

Kilkeel defeated Bangor 3-1, goals from Gareth Russell, Luke Russell and Eddie Agnew sealing the deal with Matthew Wylie replying for their Co Down rivals.

Queen’s went down 1-0 away to Railway Union while South Antrim also exited in Dublin, going out on penalties following a 1-1 draw with Clontarf, after Adam Clarke had given the Lisburn team the lead.