Dublin University completed their seasonal treble with a minimum of fuss, showing too much ability for Armagh as they added the men’s Irish Hockey Challenge to the Division 3 and Railway Cups they already won this season.
Six national finals provide the grand finale to the Irish hockey club season with the Irish Junior, Trophy and Challenge finals all playing out at Belfield over the weekend.
Monkstown II will meet Three Rock Rovers II in the men’s Irish Junior Cup final next weekend as they both struck three times in the second half of their ties against Lisnagarvey and Annadale, respectively. Pembroke will meet Bandon in the women’s decider
Jamie Wright struck two minutes into silver goal extra time to end Banbridge’s 29 year wait for the Irish Senior Cup title at Belfield, thrashing home from mid-circle for a famous 2-1 win.
Aine Curran’s delightful 30th minute goal propelled the Ulster Elks to a maiden women’s Irish Senior Cup title at Belfield, ending Hermes’ hopes of an incredible quadruple this term.
Cork C of I reached the final for the first time since 1999 as they scored a perfect five from five penalties to win a shoot-out with Railway Union; Banbridge proved too good for Pembroke as they ran out 4-0 winners in the second semi-final
A sixth different men’s Irish Senior Cup champions in six years will be declared on Sunday as Railway Union, Cork C of I, Banbridge and Pembroke lock horns in the final four at Belfield; Fingal and Clontarf battle for IHT final spot; four LHA finals up for grabs
Aisling Naughton’s third minute goal saw Hermes claim the second leg of a potential quadruple as they won their ninth Jacqui Potter Cup title at Grange Road.
Corinthian produced an incredible burst of three goals in the closing eight minutes to win the Leinster Senior Mills Cup for the fourth time, stunning Glenanne at Grange Road.
The marquee day in the Leinster hockey calendar sees five cup finals up for decision at Grange Road with eight different clubs dreaming of silverware with the Mills Cup, Jacqui Potter and three U-16 cups all on the agenda
St Gerard’s head of girls sport Sarah Scott hailed an “exceptional year” as the school won their first ever Leinster schoolgirls Senior Cup title last Thursday in front of a mammoth crowd at Grange Road.
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Corinthian set up a second LHA final of the season against Glenanne as they struck in the closing 20 seconds of extra time of their semi-final against Railway Union, sending the tie to strokes which eventually ran to sudden death.
Hermes will face the Ulster Elks in the final of the women’s Irish Senior Cup following their victories over Cork Harlequins and Railway Union, respectively, in contrasting ties; Loreto, Pembroke and UCD all won in division one
The first national finalists of the 2014/15 season will become known on Saturday afternoon as Leinster leaders Hermes and Railway Union hit the road for the Irish Senior Cup semi-finals to meet Cork Harlequins and Ulster Elks, respectively.
Aoife Flynn struck the odd goal in five to hand Muckross II an excellent women’s Irish Junior Cup 3-2 win over Pegasus, currently third in Ulster’s Junior One division.
Rory Nichols silver goal winner propelled Monkstown II into the quarter-finals of the men’s Irish Junior Cup, eliminating last year’s champions Pembroke II.
Railway Union II moved up to a share of second place with their fourth win in succession as they got the better of Loreto II 4-1; Three Rock Ladies scored the biggest surprise of round three of the Irish Hockey Trophy as they got the better of high-flyers Muckross
Lisnagarvey and Cork C of I battle it out for the final place in the men’s Irish Senior Cup semi-finals on Saturday to kick-start the second phase of the season while the men’s Leinster division one returns and the indoor league comes to a conclusion
Glenanne retained the Neville Cup in controlled fashion as they saw off Corinthian 3-0 in the annual St Stephen’s Day final at Serpentine Avenue.