Cookstown progress in cup

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COOKSTOWN eased their way into the next round of the IBA Senior Cup on Saturday with a 23-shot win at Ards.

The Sizzlers won on all four rinks with Damian McIlroy the top scorer for the visitors as he beat B Thompson by eight shots. The win means Cookstown will be a home in the second round to either Ormeau or Castleton on Saturday 25 May.

Dunluce also had a comfortable passage through to the second round of the Junior Cup as they beat Antrim by 30 shots.

The hosts won on three of the four rinks with S Wilmont and W McKeown doing most of the damage. Dunluce must travel in the second round to either Castle or Aer Lingus.

Meanwhile in the Senior League Portglenone continued their impressive start to the season with a nine shot win over Ballymoney. The hosts won on three of the four rinks with R Hunter’s win over Willie McCaw the only match which had more than a point separating the rinks.

City of Derry picked up their first win of the season as they edged out Portrush by two shots in another close encounter. In a nail-biting finish the home side snatched the bonus points.

Letterkenny also picked up another win as they beat Brooke Park by 19 shots.

In Divsision One Ballymoney B edged out Coleraine by two shots to remain top. Limavady whitewashed neighbours Dungiven to stay second. Third placed Kilrea also picked up seven points at City of Derry.

In Division Two Culrathain made it four wins from four with a win over Fairhill. Riada picked up all seven points at home to Ballycastle and Brookgreen saw of Castlerock.

Meanwhile Cookstown, Portrush, City of Derry and Dunluce will battle it out in the semi finals of the Piggot Cup.

Friday 17 May

Sutherland Cup Quarter-Finals

Coleraine B v Dunluce B; Ballycastle v City of Derry B; Dungiven v Portrush B; Limavady v Cookstown B

Hyland Donaghy Cup Quarter-Finals

Limavady B v Lisnagelvin; Portstewart v Culrathain; Brookgreen v Ballycastle; Omagh v Magherafelt

Saturday 18 May

Progressive Senior League

Portrush v Portglenone; Ballymoney v Dunluce; Coleraine v Cookstown; Brooke Park v City of Derry