Pembroke will be the happier after a 0-0 draw with UCD at Serpentine Avenue tonight, especially after surviving numerous penalty corners. The point pushes them one ahead of Old Alex in fourth place, whom they play on Saturday at 12pm, with a draw there guaranteeing them a place in next year’s IHL.
For UCD, gaining fourth is now impossible and so requalifying for the IHL will rest on getting a result against Hermes and hoping it is enough to earn a wildcard place.
Having said that, they will be pleased with the performance tonight ahead of the ISC final. Rachel Burke’s deflection flashed across goal and Catriona McGlip saw her one-on-one with Jane Coyne brilliantly tipped around the post.