Heartbreak for Enniscorthy M1 in the Cup

Enniscorthy’s two men’s teams marked the end of the month with a busy weekend, the firsts playing on Saturday and Sunday with the seconds in action on Saturday.

Mullingar was the venue for both sides on Saturday with the first XI going down 3-1 to the league leaders at Loreto Mullingar, Seb Rynhart with the goal.

On Sunday the team made the trip to Santry and an Intermediate Cup second-round clash with fellow Division 4 side Dublin University. The hosts took a first-quarter lead but Ben Hogan had the sides level nine minutes before half time. A Jack Doran ball then found Charlie Dunne to put Enniscorthy ahead in the dying minutes of the third quarter. It was the hosts who dominated the final fifteen minutes and piled on the pressure. The Students removed their goalkeeper for an outfield player with time almost up, a decision which paid dividends as a penalty corner was won, and from it came the all-important equaliser. Then came the dreaded penalty shuttles and most agonisingly – sudden death, where Dublin University came out on top.

Captain Graham Hill will be hoping his side can revert to winning ways when Pembroke Wanderers visit Enniscorthy on February 1st, with a 1.30 pm start.

Meanwhile, the second XI also made the long journey to Mullingar on Saturday, and it was the hosts who produced a surprise result, winning 1-0. League leaders Portrane are the next visitors to the Astro Active Centre, with tip-off on February 1st pencilled in for 3 pm.

Squad (Division 4 v Mullingar): Graham Hill, David Simmons, Ivan Rothwell, Andrew Rothwell, Jack Doran, Robin Doyle Seb Rynhart, Cian Hogan, Ben Doyle, Aodán O’Leary, Charlie Dunne, William Durnan, Leo Durnan

Squad (Division 6 v Mullingar): Glen Rothwell, Mick Jordan, Andrew Stewart, Graeme Chapman, Andrew Rothwell, Ivan Rothwell, Jack Doran, Graham Hill, David Simmons, William Durnan, Leo Durnan
Squad (v Dublin University): Graham Hill, Andrew Rothwell, Ivan Rothwell, Jack Doran, Seb Rynhart, Cian Hogan, William Durnan, Ben Doyle, Charlie Dunne, Leo Durnan, Robin Doyle

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