THE quarter-finals of the Leinster Senior Cup go ahead on Sunday without four internationals, who are in the Ireland squad which meets Sussex in Ed Joyce’s testimonial game at Arundel.

Pembroke are the worst affected with Andrew Balbirnie and new call-up Josh Little missing the game at Phoenix, while Kevin O’Brien is also unavailable for Railway Union’s home tie against North County, who knocked out holders The Hills in the first round.

The big game of the day is Clontarf against YMCA with the visitors, again without Simi Singh, trying to stop the Castle Avenue club reaching their 12th successive semi-final, while Merrion, Joyce’s home club and last year’s beaten finalists, will be big favourites at home to Division 2 Terenure.

Meanwhile, Balbriggan and Phoenix, are the surprise league leaders after the first two games in the Alan Murray Cup which continues today with most clubs playing two more games. The host clubs are the two teams with 100 per cent records plus Pembroke, North County and Terenure, with day-long action starting at 10.30am (11am at Terenure).