Bann eye up Boxing Day Cup final

Action from Banbridge's 5-3 victory over Cookstown last weekend. Paul Byrne
Action from Banbridge's 5-3 victory over Cookstown last weekend. Paul Byrne

All week, Banbridge have their eyes firmly fixed on Saturday’s Irish Senior Cup quarter final but now their focus has to shift quickly to Ulster Hockey’s first Super Sunday of the 2014/15 season tomorrow.

They take on Mossley at 2pm at Shawsbridge in the GOC Estate Agents Kirk Cup semi-finals.

Bann will be hoping to set up a Boxing Day final against either old rivals Lisnagarvey or Cookstown, who meet in the other semi at 4pm.

Mossley reached the final four after finishing above Instonians in Group A by one point. Banbridge were knocked out at the semi-final stage last season by eventual winners, Annadale in what was a fantastic game at Shawsbridge.

Banbridge haven’t faltered so far in the league campaign having notched five wins from five and scored 31 goals to date with Stephen Dowds in incredible form.

Mossley currently sit in eighth but will provide Banbridge with a stern test in the opening game on Super Sunday.

In the second semi, beaten finalists from last season Lisnagarvey take on Cookstown who finished second in Group B behind Banbridge.

Lisnagarvey have had a tough start to their league campaign losing to Banbridge and drawing 3-3 with Cookstown and looks to be another tight fixture between both sides at Shawsbridge.