Some fairly heavyweight ties mark the draw for the 2012 Middle Cup. The competition which is mainly for sides in Division 4 and 5, also has one team from Division 4, namely Pembroke 3. They've been given the tricky task of heading to Phoenix, who are now in Division 6.
Railway Union 3, who's promotion to Division 4 was only blocked by their 2nds have a home draw to take in Leinster 3, who finished fourth in 2011, making this the highest tie in the Middle Cup. The side to come down from Division 4 last year, Malahide 3, will be off to Terenure 2, another Division 6 side.
Merrion's strength is reflected in having two teams in the draw. The Anglesea Road 4th XI will host Old Belvedere 2, whilst the 3rds will have the trickier assignment in Castle Avenue against Clontarf 3rds.
As this is written, the host for the final is not confirmed.