Chris Tyrell began his reign as Trinity coach with a 3-1 win over Corinthian at Whitechurch Park to make a confident early statement; North Kildare and Glenanne shared the spoils while Loreto, Rathgar and Genesis were all 2-1 winners
Clontarf player-coach Gareth Borland struck late to nab a big three points for the Bulls against Avoca on day one of Leinster men’s Division One in what is anticipated to be one of the tussles for a top five spot.
Ards's Sara Alexander netted twice in the closing few minutes to cap an amazing comeback from 3-0 down to tie 3-3 with Pegasus on the first day of the women's EY Hockey League; Railway, UCD, Ulster Elks and UCC also won on the first day of action
Gareth Watkins’ late double saw reigning national champions Monkstown snatch a 2-1 win over Railway Union to raise a dramatic curtain on the men’s EY Hockey League; Three Rock, Cork C of I, Lisnagarvey and Banbridge were also opening day winners
All the scores from the opening day of the EY Hockey Leagues as well as Leinster's division one for men and women; there are a couple of goals missing, please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you know the missing ones!
The maiden women's EY Hockey League tips off tomorrow afternoon around the country, playing in the first ever full season national league. Here's the breakdown of the runners and riders, who are their key players and who is set to make a big impact.
With the EY Hockey League shaking things up, women’s Leinster league Division 1 looks set to be a major scrap for a top two place that will bring with a guaranteed place in the end of season EY Provincial playoffs and a possible slot in the new national league.
While the Irish senior men had a week to remember, their Over-40 counter-parts had a similarly memorable time in London last week when they earned their first ever bronze medal in the Masters event; here is Duggie Good's report from the event