The women’s EYHL season reaches its denouement with UCD facing Loreto while Hermes-Monkstown take on Cork Harlequins while Sunday sees the finals and the promotion/relegation playoff tie
The new Grand Masters Hockey Ireland Association was officially formed on April 23, 2017 with elected officers: Robert Haughton President, Sean Curran Chair and Crawford McKee Secretary.
Leinster Over-40s are still the reigning Masters Champions and still the only name on the cup, eight years in a row, writes Dug Good.
A Peter Caruth-inspired Annadale will return to the men’s EY Hockey League for the 2017/18 as they swept to a 3-1 win over Cookstown in the EY Provincial Playoffs final at Grange Road.
Trinity battled their way through to promotion to the EY Hockey League courtesy as they topped the Provincial Round-Robin series at Grange Road, leaping over Lurgan with a 2-0 win over Old Alex in the final game of the competition.
Banbridge claimed the second EY Hockey League laurels as they held off a rampant Three Rock Rovers with a big win over Railway Union to land the title on goal difference on a dramatic final day of the regular season.
Lurgan holds the aces in the women’s EY round-robin series for promotion to the national league following back-to-back wins at Grange Road, beating Greenfields 3-0 and, crucially, Trinity 3-2.
Banbridge claimed the EYHL title as they stayed ahead of Three Rock Rovers on goal difference as they ran up big wins over Railway Union and Instonians; UCD are destined for the relegation playoff while Monkstown rubber-stamped down the fourth Champions Trophy place
Cookstown and Annadale will battle it out for the automatic promotion place, guaranteeing an Ulster side will replace Instonians in the EY Hockey League for the 2017/18 season.
Both Corinthian coach Trevor Dagg and Annadale’s player-coach Peter Caruth have both expressed their frustration at the format of the EY provincial playoff process that leads to a potential place in the national league.
Banbridge and Three Rock Rovers will be checking the smart-phones at regular intervals on Saturday from 3pm for good news as they enter the final day of the season level on 42 points.
Trinity and Old Alex form the two-pronged Leinster bid for a place in the EY Hockey League as the second phase of the provincial playoffs this weekend will produce an automatically promoted side to the national competition.
Twenty-two girls got to experience high quality international hockey last week as the Irish Under-16s took on a hugely talented US Under-17s in a three match series with two ties in Booterstown and one in Bray.
Ireland’s twin hopes of a first ever place in the KO8 of the Euro Hockey League came to an end over the weekend in Eindhoven with Banbridge and Lisnagarvey bowing out at the KO16 stage.
Germany closed out a 2-0 series success with a 3-1 win over Ireland in Dusseldorf, coming from a goal down to claim the laurels.
Banbridge and Lisnagarvey are looking to create history as they travel to Eindhoven over the Easter weekend, bidding to become the first Irish side to reach the last eight of the Euro Hockey League. Bann face Racing Club de France on Friday at 11.45am (Irish time) while Garvey are in action a day later against […]
The Irish Under-16 girls are looking forward to a special series this week as they meet the USA Under-17 side in three test matches over the weekend before paying a visit to Aras an Uachtarain on Monday.
Two goals in the space of three minutes in the final quarter took some of the shine off a positive Irish performance against the Olympic bronze medallists Germany in the first of their two-game series this week in Dusseldorf.
The Irish women found out their destination and group opponents for the World League semi-finals on the day it was confirmed they have moved up to 15th in the world rankings.
Trinity Hockey will host the inaugural Wheeler Plate match between the Ladies alumni President’s XI and current students XI on April 21 at 4.30pm in College Park.
Old Alex shaded the women’s EY Hockey League playoffs as they won three from their four games before crucially drawing 2-2 to keep Muckross in second place at the Merrion Fleet Arena on Sunday evening.
Annadale completed a perfect four wins from four to earn the ticket from the first round of the EY Provincial Playoffs to compete for a return to the EY Hockey League in a fortnight’s time.
The men’s EY Hockey League will go down to the last day as Banbridge and Three Rock Rovers ended the weekend level on 42 points after 17 rounds of matches; here’s a round-up of the weekend’s action
UCD claimed the women’s EY Hockey League in dramatic fashion as Lena Tice struck two penalty corners to inflict a first defeat of the league season on Hermes-Monkstown, leap-frogging their Dublin rivals on the final day of the campaign.
UCD won the women’s EYHL with a late Lena Tice winner vs Hermes-Monkstown; Banbridge and TRR kept on winning in the men’s EYHL; here’s the Saturday round-up
Following Banbridge’s big win on Wednesday evening against Lisnagarvey, they have the potential to take back the lead – and potentially win outright – in the men’s EY Hockey League.
After a couple of months of anticipation, the wait is finally over as Hermes-Monkstown face UCD in the showdown to decide the women’s EY Hockey League regular season champion with the first European spot on the line.
Banbridge produced what could well be the crucial victory on Wednesday night in the race to the men’s EY Hockey League as they kept the title within their own hands.
Cork Harlequins’ Emma Buckley is in line to be the latest Irish cap following her inclusion in the Irish senior women’s panel to travel to Germany next week for a pair of test matches against the world number seven side.
Ireland’s men have risen to ninth in the latest world rankings following their success at March’s World League Round 2, jumping ahead of Spain in the ratings released on Monday afternoon.
Loreto High School Beaufort and Loreto Hockey Club have placed an application for a sports capital grant to resurface their hockey pitch.
Banbridge claimed their second Irish Senior Cup in three seasons with a fine 3-1 win over Monkstown with Eugene Magee’s pair of second half goals the difference.
UCD claimed their fourth Irish Senior Cup title since 2009 as Deirdre Duke’s late winner saw the students snatch a 1-0 victory over Cork Harlequins at Belfield.
Hermes-Monkstown will have the slight advantage going into their final day title decider against UCD next Saturday thanks to their 2-0 win over Pegasus.
Three Rock Rovers beat Railway Union 6-2 to move four points clear at the top of the men’s EYHL; Glenanne strengthened their place in the league with a 5-1 win over UCD; C of I strike late against Inst
Three Rock extended their lead at the top of the men’s EY league; Hermes-Monkstown took the advantage going into the final day of the women’s EY league; here’s today’s results round-up
Banbridge and Monkstown – the winners of the last two Irish Senior Cups – lock horns on Sunday for the oldest trophy in world hockey, bidding to become the winners of a competition now in its 123rd year.
With eight of the Irish side that blitzed all before them in Malaysia at World League Round 2, Sunday’s Irish Senior Cup has the potential to be a modern classic as UCD meet Cork Harlequins at Belfield with a wealth of talent on display.
King’s Hospital’s minors capped an incredible season by winning the Leinster premier league, the school’s first Leinster trophy in 25 years.
On a low-key end to the season, Genesis were the one side to make a move on the final day of the campaign as their 4-1 win saw them jump ahead of Corinthian in the rankings into sixth place.
Clontarf completed the Leinster sides to contest the EY Hockey League promotion playoffs, breaking into the top three on the last day of the season for a second successive season.
In Sunday’s finals, Cork C of I, Bandon and Railway Union were the big winners in the National Trophy and Junior Cup finals at Belfield; check out the pictures and quick reports here
Catholic Institute, North Down and Belvedere won the national titles up for grabs on Saturday at Belfield, seeing off Bray, South Antrim and Wexford in their finals; pictures and round-up from the day
Three Rock Rovers moved top of the men’s EY Hockey League with back-to-back wins over the weekend; Banbridge in range with a game in hand; Monkstown return to top four while Inst look set for drop
The end of season showdown for the women’s EY Hockey League title between UCD and Hermes-Monkstown has been set after the two sides both won their respective games on week 17 of the season.
Catholic Institute, Belvedere and North Down were crowned champions of their respective national titles; leaders Bann, TRR and Garvey and Hermes-Monkstown and UCD continued their title pushes
Banbridge Academy landed the SUBWAY® All-Ireland Kate Russell Schoolgirls Championships at the first attempt this afternoon having only won their maiden Ulster title earlier in the spring.
The men’s EY Hockey League enters its final phase after a three-week international break with the regular season title – and a place in Europe – still very much in the mix.
UCD and Hermes-Monkstown will hope for no slip-ups on the penultimate weekend of the women’s EY Hockey League season as they look to set up a final day showdown.
Kilkenny College and Banbridge Academy made the big statements on day one of the SUBWAY® All-Ireland Schoolgirls Championships, both recording back-to-back wins and clean sheets at Havelock Park to lead the way.