Five more domestic cup titles were decided last weekend in Leinster on the men’s and women’s sides; here is a brief round-up of the action
Succeeding where they missed out two seasons ago, Clontarf got revenge for their 2009 Neville Davin Cup final defeat at the hands of Dublin University at Serpentine Avenue last Saturday, twice coming from behind to take the title.
Barring any last minute miracles, Hermes will be the side to end Railway Union’s two-year reign as Leinster champions on Saturday as they are likely to be formally crowned at Belfield when they play UCD
Glenanne will aim to top off their domestic season in style as just a point is all that is needed in Milltown to confirm their fifth Leinster league title, a debut title for Graham Shaw in his new role as player-coach.
Hermes’ hopes on two of the three fronts they are still fighting will have defining battles in the space 36 hours as they travel north on Saturday to contest their Irish Senior Cup quarter-final
The St Patrick’s Day festival of hockey got under way with a trio of U-16 finals at Grange Road which got underway with some seriously high quality hockey. Here’s a brief rundown of how they panned out
A stunning three goal blitz in the opening six minutes of the second half proved the vital factor for Railway Union as they claimed the Jacqui Potter Leinster Senior Cup at Grange Road for the first time.
Monkstown’s 23-year senior trophy duck ended at Grange Road this afternoon as they, in typically rock and roll fashion, went deep in both normal and extra-time before their corner routine came up trumps, winning 2-1 against Glenanne
St Patrick’s Day once again means a feast of hockey at Grange Road with the day now playing host to five finals with three U-16 deciders joining the men’s and women’s Leinster senior double-header.
Corinthian’s junior U-14s claimed the clubs A league, last week, taking the title with a game still to play as they moved out of reach of Hermes and Pembroke with a tie against Old Alex still to play.
The first series of Leinster Schoolboy cup finals will take place on Wednesday with the Senior Trophy seeing St Columba’s and Sutton Park battling it out for the title, now in its second year; the junior and U-13 finals will also be contested
Tim Hill scored a precious goal at Belfield to leave Weston needing snookers in their maiden season in Leinster’s division one; draws between Fingal and Monkstown and Corinthian and Pembroke leaves IHL places in the mix; IJC and IHC round-up also included
Another series of wins for the leading three means the title race is as you were; Pembroke and Bray played out a thriller and Corinthian were denied by Alex; Leinster sides dominate the women’s IJC while TRL into IHT semi-finals
Monkstown continue to carry Leinster’s blue flag as they sail the shark-infested waters that has been a resurgent performance by Ulster’s clubs in this year’s Irish Senior Cup, stunning Instonians with an amazing late salvo
Wednesday’s Mills Cup victory for Monkstown added another justification to the cup specialist’s tag as they have two cup finals to look forward to in their bid to finally get back amongst the senior silverware.
A comprehensive Monkstown performance set up the second final showdown with Glenanne as they found their cutting edge in the second half as Pembroke’s corner prowess deserted them.
Cup specialists UCD reached their third consecutive Irish Senior Cup semi-final as Caroline Hill’s golden goal put an end to Cork Harlequins’ hopes. They were the sole Leinster side to prosper, Pegasus and Ballymoney beating Loreto and Old Alex
Anticipation has heightened the tension as Loreto are finally set to travel to Pegasus for the highlight of the weekend, looking to overturn their
Fingal survived a second half onslaught to record their second league win of the season on Sunday afternoon to move within striking distance of the IHL places, denting Corinthian’s hopes in the process. Also, the IHT and IHC draws were also made on Sunday
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