Corinthian reached their second semi-final of the Leinster season in midweek as they beat Clontarf 3-1 in midweek to advance to the Neville Cup final four, adding to their recent run to the Mills Cup semis.
Four national cup draws took place in the IHA offices on Monday morning with the quarter-final line-up for the women’s Irish Senior Cup particularly keenly anticipated.
The women’s Irish Senior Cup has much more sense of opportunity about it following Railway Union’s surprise win over UCD eliminated the national double winners with the biggest name now removed from Monday’s draw; Loreto go second in women’s division one
The men’s Irish Senior Cup was blown wide open on Saturday following top drawer performances from Pembroke and Banbridge to see off the reigning IHL and ISC champions, respectively; Railway through too while Corinthian cause big Mills Cup shock
UCD and Corinthian were both given major scares by division two opposition but eventually prevailed to reach the quarter-finals of the Leinster senior Mills Cup on Sunday.
Five Leinster sides booked their ticket to the quarter-finals of the Irish Senior Cup on Saturday as results went mostly to the form guide though some of the results proved closer than anticipated.
Five Leinster sides confirmed their place in the quarter-finals of the Irish Senior Cup while Leinster’s U-16s moved within touching distance of the interpro title; here’s all the results from those competitions as well as the women’s and men’s top leagues
After a weekend of Ulster sides impressing in the Irish Hockey League, this weekend’s schedule in the Irish Senior Cup would appear to have the odds weighted more in Leinster side’s favour.
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