Attention turns to Irish Cup

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ATTENTION now turns for Mark Tumilty’s side to the Irish Senior Cup semi-final against Monkstown this coming Saturday in Dublin.

A win would see them meet the winners of Cookstown v Annadale, who meet at 5pm at UCD with Bann going first at 3pm.

Bann’s road to semi finals weekend began back in November when they saw off Cork Harlequins in Banbridge. Bruce McCandless and Owen Magee scored the goals in a 2-0 win for the locals.

Ross McCandless, Simon Magowan, and Dane Ward were the scorers when Bann eased past Weston in round two and Ross did the double in the quarter finals, played in February when they beat Civil Service 2-0.

Their semi-final opponents did things the hard way in their quarter final win over Instonians, needing a golden goal from Gareth Watkins to progress.

And in round two they made things even harder for themselves, taking Mossley to penalties after holding them 2-2 after extra time, eventually winning 4-1 on strokes.

They did, however, had as easier win in the first round, beating Bangor 3-0 with goals from Gareth Watkins and a brace from Andy Ewington.

Should Bann reach the final it too will be played at UCD with a 3pm start.