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Drama galore late in the day at both Belfield and Glenanne Park as UCD and Glenanne nabbed late draws in the closing minutes; Lisnagarvey thump Railway; Monkstown go two from two and Cork C of I ease by Pembroke
The two promoted sides Inst and UCD pushed last season’s playoff teams Pembroke and Lisnagarvey all the way but ended up without points; Monkstown won handily as did Railway while Banbridge won a thriller against Three Rock
Former C of I player Neil Welch is back at the coaching helm having coached UCC for the past five seasons; he previously coached the team from 2005 to 2008.
The battle for the fourth EYHL playoff place remains as close as ever with Three Rock and Pembroke drawing while Railway also drew with Annadale. Cork C of I won for the first time since October while Town confirmed their Champions Trophy spot
A supremely composed second half, capped by thumping goals from Richard Lynch and Bernhard Fohrmann, saw Cork C of I land the men’s Irish Junior Cup for the fifth time, seeing off reigning champions Monkstown 2-0 at Belfield.
A double weekend in the men’s EY Hockey League can see plenty of momentum shifts across the board both in the top and bottom halves of the table.
Lee Cole’s late winner saw Monkstown land the first semi-final berth in Pool A as his side saw off Cookstown 2-1; the Co Tyrone side are almost there but Annadale could still pip them; Banbridge cruised through with Lisnagarvey likely to join them
While last week’s double weekend was the making or breaking of many teams, Saturday’s fourth round is likely to see some men’s Irish Hockey League final four tickets nailed down.
Cork C of I made it three in-a-row in the Peard Cup at Harlequins’ Farmer’s Cross home; Cookstown picked up a surprisingly comfortable 3-1 win over Irish Hockey League champions Lisnagarvey to land their fifth Kirk Cup title
After five months of domestic competition, the Irish Hockey League returns on Saturday with most of Leinster’s men’s entrants in the chasers roles after Ulster sides shaded the first three rounds of competition.
Both of last season’s finalists fell by the wayside in round two of the Irish Senior Cup as Cookstown and Monkstown came out the worse for wear from provincial derbies.
A rough day for Leinster sides in the Irish Hockey League as all five men’s representatives were beaten to dent progression chances going into the winter break in proceedings
Annadale and YMCA is the sole all-IHL tie to be drawn together in the men’s Irish Senior Cup first round which will be played on October 8; On the women’s side, all three provincial champions have picked up byes
With Lisnagarvey winning 3-1 in Cookstown on Thursday night, their home tie with Corinthian is very much the key tie on the men’s IHL Pool A’s judgement day. Four sides, meanwhile, are in the mix in Pool B
In stark contrast to the Irish Senior Cup, Leinster sides currently occupy all of the men’s IHL playoff places after a weekend which saw Monkstown, YM, Corinthian and Glenanne win with only Pembroke faltering
Pronounced splits between top and bottom halves of the men’s IHL tables have the chance to be wedged further apart as the top three in each group will face a side less well off on Saturday.
Clontarf continued their awesome recent form to make it into the final four of the Irish Hockey Trophy, the last Leinster team standing after the Rathgar Chiefs were trumped by UCC. Also includes ISC, IJC, IHT and IHC results
Just two Leinster sides remain standing in the men’s Irish Senior Cup as Ulster sides Lisnagarvey and Annadale raided Dublin to ensure there will be a new Irish entrant in the EuroHockey League in the 2011/12 season.
The tragic passing of Andrew Chambers will forever be the abiding memory on Saturday afternoon as the results of the first round of the Irish Senior Cup became a mere footnote on a sad day for the sport in the country.
Stephen Butler’s 54th minute corner strike ended Pembroke’s two-year reign as Irish Senior Cup champions at Serpentine Avenue and advance to the last eight of the competition. The fixture will scarcely make it into the pantheon of great ties between the sides with a total of 14 time-stoppages in play – only two for injury […]