After last week’s Interpros and the International player’s return to domestic action, its making for a massive weekend of hockey in Leinster. Sunday sees the Mills Cup double-header at Whitechurch Park with Fingal against Pembroke and Glenanne with the chance to gain revenge for their 3-2 reverse before Christmas against Rovers. Graham Shaw, Stephen Butler and Phelie Maguire are all available for selection again.
It follows a full programme on Saturday with Rovers versus Corinthian the plum tie.
On the women’s side of things, Hermes could keep themselves in with a chance of the double – something which looked unlikely a few weeks back. They have a massive weekend, facing second placed Railway on Saturday before a repeat of last year’s Jacqui Potter Cup final against Loreto. Trinity, meanwhile, will hope to overcome Railway 2nds to reach their first final for many a year.
Lower down the leagues, while we are still in the midst of February, this weekend could see the first league winners confirmed. Three Rock Men’s 4ths can claim division 5 if they win their match with YM and Pembroke lose.
Leinster Men’s Division One: Fingal v UCD, 1.00,ALSAA, YMCA v Monkstown, 1.00, Claremont Road, Kilkenny v Glenanne, 1.00, Kilkenny College, Pembroke v Bray, Serpentine Avenue, Three Rock v Corinthians, Grange Road
Men’s Mills Cup Semi Finals: Fingal v Pembroke Wanderers, 12.30, Whitechurch Park, Three Rock v Glenanne, 2.30, Whitechurch Park
Leinster Ladies Division One: Hermes v Railway, 1.45, Booterstown, Corinthian v Genesis, 2.15, Whitechurch, UCD v Loreto, 2.30, Belfield, Pembroke v Three Rock, 3.30, Ballsbridge
Jacqui Potter Semi Finals Cup: Trinity v Railway II, 16.00, Santry, Loreto v Hermes, 2.30, Beaufort