Lisnagarvey coach Errol Lutton targeting Cup progress against Cork

Errol Lutton, Lisnagarvey Coach
Errol Lutton, Lisnagarvey Coach

Errol Lutton is hoping that Lisnagarvey’s name will be in the hat for the quarter-final draw of this season’s Irish Senior Cup, which takes place at the end of the month.

The Garvey coach has had a long wait, as their third round game against Cork Church of Ireland (2.45pm) has been postponed twice, and it wasn’t weather-related either, so will it be third time luck on Saturday?

Garvey warmed up during the week the week with a rearranged premiership game against Mossley and they strolled to an emphatic 10-1 win, which included a hat-trick from Andy Williamson.

But Lutton knows that Cork will not be a pushover as he explained: “It was good to get a match before Saturday’s Irish Cup game. Mossley very were very good to accommodate us with a mid-week game, as you can train all you want but players need to have games.

“We are looking forward to the match as it is good to have home advantage.

“We have a full strength side on Saturday, as the injuries the guys were carrying prior to Christmas seem to have cleared up.

“Cork are a good team with a lot of experience, with the likes of John Jermyn and David Hobbs,” he added.

“They have a very good goal-keeper and a couple of guys played for the Irish Under 21’s and at the minute they appear to be the dominant team in Munster.

“So certainly, they are a team to be aware of.

“But we will have to be on our game to win, as we want to be in the hat for the next round draw.”

Premiership leaders and newly crowned Kirk Cup champions, Banbridge, welcome back Philip Brown, after he missed their game last week’s against Civil Service. Dane Ward looks likely to miss the game against Newry.

Instonians will be hoping they can keep their winning streak going against Annadale on Saturday at Shaw’s Bridge.

Inst are going for the sixth win in seven games but Annadale will determined to stay in the top half of the table, as they push for a coveted automatic IHL qualifying slot.

Kilkeel are hoping that Bill Annett will be back in the side for their game against Belfast Harlequins.

Annett is recovering from a broken bone in his hand.

And in the remaining game, Cookstown host Civil Service at their County Tyrone base, and it looks likely that Service could be travelling back to Belfast empty handed.