The redraw of the men’s Irish Hockey Trophy and the Irish Junior Cup took place today after North Down were omitted from the initial draw due to their entry form being caught in an IHA spam filter.
The draws were finalised for the women’s Irish Junior Cup, the Irish Hockey Challenge and Trophy along with the men’s Irish Hockey Challenge earlier today but the men’s Irish Junior Cup and Trophy will have to be redrawn.
UCD came back from a goal down to beat Ards in one of the high quality ties of the opening round of the women’s Irish Senior Cup; Declan Hughes spoke to Ards’ coach Philip Rankin and UCD’s Anna O’Flanagan.
Another huge name will fall in the second round of the women’s Irish Senior Cup as the last two winners of the competition, UCD and Railway Union, have been paired against each other in a repeat of the 2014 IHL final.
Nick Burns fired Pembroke through to the second round of the men’s Irish Senior Cup after YMCA pushed them all the way, leading twice but ultimately coming unstuck.
Glenanne’s love affair with the Irish Senior Cup once again saw them produce the result of the first round as they defeated IHL side UCC in Tallaght with a deserved 3-1 success.
YMCA and Pembroke showdown in the Dublin derby of the men’s first round of the Irish Senior Cup with the Milltown side looking to finding the scoring stick that evaded them the last time the sides met.
Against the backdrop of the Irish Hockey League debate on Sunday, the women’s Irish Senior Cup gets underway bright and early in the new season with a big name or two set to fall.
The women’s draw for the first round of the Irish Senior Cup threw up two tasty ties as IHL semi-finalists from the past two seasons Railway Union and Loreto along with UCD and Ards set to meet on October 4.
Banbridge and Lisnagarvey will play joint host for Ulster Hockey’s first “Festival of Hockey” as the first competitive action of the club season in Ireland gets underway this evening with the Anderson Cup along with the inaugural McCausland, Light & Rankin Cup tip off.
On the second day of national cup finals at Belfield this weekend, UCD II and Pembroke II took home the Irish Junior Cup titles while Limerick closed out a lively weekend with a comeback win against Portrush
Munster’s Cork C of I and Clonakilty made it a memorable day for clubs from the southern province as they won the women’s Irish Hockey Trophy and Challenge titles respectively while Newry closed out a stunning season with their third title of 2013/14
St Andrew’s made it three John Waring titles in four years in its U-14 format as they swept to five wins from five in Lisnagarvey on Wednesday afternoon, finishing seven points clear of Cookstown HS.
Railway Union won the reintroduced Wright Carey Cup last weekend as they showed a clean set of heels to Clontarf with Rob Abbott and Rob Devlin firing doubles at Park Avenue.
The LHA finals day saw Pembroke V see off Loreto while Avoca, Bray and Wicklow also landed their respective cup titles on an action-packed day at Grange Road
Kilkenny’s firsts emerged victorious in the South East Division 1 cup final in Enniscorthy last weekend as they got the better of Wexford 2-1. This game truly showcased the application, intensity and skill level of the players in the region.
Pembroke completed a probably unique feat as their men’s seconds 5-0 win over Cork Harlequins in the Irish Junior Cup on Sunday meant that they will be contesting all four of the major club cup finals on the IHA calendar.
A superb eight minute spell in the second half saw Monkstown retain the Benny Atkinson U-16 Cup final, seeing off fierce rivals Three Rock Rovers by the odd goal in seven on St Patrick’s Day.
Becky Sutherland nabbed a later winner for Corinthian to retain the Junior Jacqui Potter Cup title at Grange Road on St Patrick’s Day, shading Old Alex in the final for the second successive year; Hermes saw off Genesis 2-0 in the Plate
Three Rock Rovers II produced a dramatic late comeback to defeat Fingal II, coming from 3-1 down with eight minutes to go to salvage a draw in normal time before Stephen Dawson made two penalty saves to land the trophy.