Banbridge made a major statement of intent as they thumped long time rivals Monkstown 5-1 at the Merrion Fleet Arena; TRR moved second while Railway stunned C of I; Inst recorded a maiden win; Pembroke also won
It was a big day in the men's EYHL as Banbridge and Three Rock were the big winners at the top and Railway and Inst at the bottom; UCD, Hermes-Monkstown, Cork and Belfast Harlequins won in the women's EYHL
Men’s Leinster Division One opened up significantly last Saturday as YMCA inflicted a first defeat of the campaign on rivals Corinthian to bring them back within range going into the closing stages of the campaign.
Belfast Harlequins struck a huge blow in the battle to avoid relegation from the women's EY Hockey League with a vital 3-2 win over fellow strugglers Ulster Elks; UCD, Cork Harlequins and Loreto advanced their playoff aims
Normal service resumed for Monkstown following their Irish Senior Cup exit as the EYHL top goalscorer Anna O'Flanagan brought her fine international form back to her club; UCD, Railway and Cork Harlequins also won in the first games of 2017
In addition to sweeping to World League Round 2 glory in Kuala Lumpur, Irish players scooped all of the individual awards with Anna O’Flanagan landing both the top scorer and player of the tournament prizes