Monkstown beat Pembroke to Win Men’s Irish Senior Cup Hockey after 99 Years

Final: Monkstown 5 (A Ewington 3, D Carson, A Ward) beat Pembroke 4 (A Sothern 3, R Flannery)

Irish Hockey Association LogoMonkstown ended their 99-year wait for Irish Senior Cup glory, finally breaking their hoodoo in the competition in the most thrilling of finals as Andy Ewington cemented his cult status at the South Dublin club. For the second time this weekend, he netted a silver goal winner, this time putting an end to Pembroke’s title hopes with the third goal in the first period of extra time.

Normal time had ended 3-3 in a thrill-a-minute tussle that Monkstown shaded on points and had the chances to put the game to bed. They led 2-0 after Davy Carson’s near post touch to Andrew Ward’s and Ewington’s drag-flick. Alan Sothern, though, tied up matters with a set-piece double, the first from the penalty spot and then directly from a short corner. Continue reading →