Defending InsureMyHouse.ie National Cup winners Garvey's Tralee Warriors and The Address UCC Glanmire have both been handed tricky first round ties following this evening's draw on RTÉ's Game On.
In the Pat Duffy Cup Garvey’s Tralee Warriors travel to DBS Éanna in round 1, with an away quarter-final for the winner against either Energywise Ireland Neptune or UCC Demons after the two Cork rivals were paired together in round 1.
The Address UCC Glanmire will host their former player Claire Melia, with Trinity Meteors the visitors to the Mardyke Arena in round 1 of the Paudie O’Connor Cup. The winners of that game will face Ulster University at home in the quarter-finals, after Patrick O’Neill’s side received a bye.
Elsewhere in the InsureMyHouse.ie Paudie O’Connor Cup, last year’s beaten finalists DCU Mercy advance straight to the quarter-finals, to face I3PT Fr. Mathews, after both clubs received byes.
Leixlip Amenities Liffey Celtics will host Singleton SuperValu Brunell in round 1, with the winner having home advantage against Waterford Wildcats in the last eight, with Tommy O’Mahony’s side receiving a first round bye. There were also byes for Killester and University of Galway Mystics, who are paired in the quarter-finals.
In the Pat Duffy Cup, Emporium Cork Basketball have home advantage against Moycullen and the winner of that game will host Killester, who received a bye.
Last season’s semi-finalists University of Galway Maree take on Flexachem KCYMS in round one, while 2020 Super League winners Belfast Star have home advantage against 2020 National Cup winners Griffith College Templeogue.
Bright St. Vincent’s, under new coach Josko Srzic, will face newly promoted EJ Sligo All-Stars and the team that progresses from that contest will have a home quarter-final against UCD Marian, who were handed a first round bye.
The first round ties in both cups will take place across the weekend of 5/6 November, with quarter-final ties played on the weekend of 3/4 December.
Insuremyhouse.ie Paudie O'Connor Women's National Cup
The Address UCC Glanmire v Trinity Meteors
Leixlip Amenities Liffey Celtics v Singleton SuperValu Brunell
DCU Mercy BYE
I3PT Fr. Mathews BYE
Ulster University BYE
Waterford Wildcats BYE
University of Galway Mystics BYE
DCU Mercy v I3PT Fr.Mathews
The Address UCC Glanmire/Trinity Meteors v Ulster University
Leixlip Amenities Liffey Celtics/Singleton SuperValu Brunell v Waterford Wildcats
Killester vUniversity of Galway Mystics
Insuremyhouse.ie Pat Duffy Men's National Cup draw:
Energywise Ireland Neptune v UCC Demons
DBS Éanna v Garvey's Tralee Warriors
Emporium Cork Basketball v Moycullen
University of Galway Maree v Flexachem KCYMS
Belfast Star v Griffith College Templeogue
Bright St.Vincent's v EJ's Sligo All-Stars
UCD Marian BYE
Energywise Ireland Neptune/UCC Demons v DBS Éanna/Garvey's Tralee Warriors
Emporium Cork Basketball/Moycullen v Killester
University of Galway Maree/Flexachem KCYMS v Belfast Star/Griffith College Templeogue
Bright St. Vincent’s/EJ’s Sligo All-Stars v UCD Marian