Ladies: Four sides have separated themselves from the chasing pack, with Railway and Pembroke two points clear of Loreto and Hermes at the top. Railway breezed past Genesis and will be confident going into their match against Hermes, who could only manage a draw with Trinity, on October 27th in a top of the table tussle. Trinity, for their part, have had their best start to a season in a long while, beating arch rivals UCD on Monday night.
Results: (Sat) Pembroke 1-0 Old Alex, Hermes 0-0 Trinity, Loreto 2-1 Corinthian, UCD 0-0 TRL, Genesis 0-5 Railway Union; (Mon) Trinity 1-0 UCD
Men: Glenanne, Pembroke, TRR and Monkstown all maintained their 100% records and are confirming their preseason tags as favourites to make the All-Ireland league. Rovers win over Fingal, thanks to two goals from Maarten Sier, was the most notable win, overturning their 8-3 loss at the same venue last season. Kilkenny, meanwhile, took the early initiative in the relegation battle, beating fellow promoted side UCD.
Results: (Sat) Fingal 0-2 TRR, Glenanne 6-3 Bray, Kilkenny 2-1 UCD, Monkstown 4-1 Corinthian, YMCA 1-4 Pembroke Wanderers