A win for Railway Union this weekend over Bray will see them build up a seven-point advantage at the top of the women’s division one after the controversial decision by the Leinster council to agree to postponements for Loreto and UCD.
Loreto’s match with Hermes and UCD’s game with Old Alexandra have both been postponed in the past two days. Loreto had appealed playing the game this weekend due to the involvement of five of their players in the international side’s training camp.
Their appeal was rejected on Monday night but, following a review, was upheld on Wednesday. UCD, following suit, lodged an appeal to postpone their fixture with Old Alex which was granted on Thursday too.
It means a reduced schedule this week with Railway now in a decent position to extend their lead at the top of the table. Trinity face Corinthian as the bottom two lock horns while Pembroke take on Glenanne, looking to avenge their cup defeat.
On the men’s side, Fingal host Three Rock in the battle for top spot with both sides nursing a number of injuries. YM will be hoping to convert decent performances into tangible points against Glenanne while Monkstown and Corinthian will renew their scrap to stay in the IHL places. Pembroke host Kilkenny.
The second round of the Irish Hockey Trophy takes place this weekend for the division two sides left in the competition.
*More to follow…