New potential stars will get their chance to shine as the women’s Irish Senior Cup final will see both Cork Harlequins and Loreto shorn of some of their biggest names for the showdown at Grange Road on Saturday (1.30pm).
A forceful contingent of the Three Rock Rovers trophy-gathering machine are hoping to sign off with one more victory before heading for pastures new as they meet Lisnagarvey in the men’s Irish Senior Cup final on Saturday (3.45pm, Grange Road)
A blistering first half performance from Waterford saw the Deise club win their first national title since the 1922 Irish Senior Cup, completing a remarkable turnaround in fortunes.
A Sarah Patton-inspired UCD won their second women’s Irish Junior Cup title as they ended Railway Union’s long-winning streak in the competition with a hard-fought 2-1 win at Grange Road.
Thirteen years since almost going to the wall, Waterford Hockey Club is looking to complete a remarkable comeback and win their first national title since 1922.
Cork C of I produced a remarkable second half comeback to win the women’s Irish Hockey Trophy for the third time, fighting back from 2-0 down to beat Greenfields 4-2 at Serpentine Avenue.
Willie Edgar produced two pieces of individual brilliance to win the men’s Irish Hockey Challenge final at Serpentine Avenue in a superb display of expansive attacking hockey.
Chelsey Whan’s sweet penalty corner finish propelled Dromore to their second ever women’s Irish Hockey Challenge title as they edged out Clonmel at Serpentine Avenue 1-0.
The in-form Lisnagarvey and Three Rock Rovers set up an eye-catching Irish Senior Cup final as they completed a pair of brilliant wins each over a hectic double weekend.
Cork Harlequins put an end to Pegasus’s hopes of an EYHL-Irish Senior Cup double as Emma Barber’s single goal knocked out the runaway league leaders at the semi-final stage.
Pembroke and Monkstown took the youth laurels on Leinster finals day, winning the Junior Jacqui Potter Cup and Benny Atkinson titles, respectively.
The Three Rock Rovers juggernaut rolls on as the club retained yet another trophy at Grange Road, storming back from 2-0 down to win the Mills Cup with a 4-2 victory over Glenanne.
Kate McKenna’s goal out of nothing continued Railway Union’s dominance in the Jacqui Potter Cup as they won for the sixth time in nine years, making it four trophies in one day for the Park Avenue club.
Cork Harlequins summoned an incredible comeback from 3-0 down to win back the Munster Senior Cup for the first time in seven years, denying holders Bandon in a shoot-out.
Glenanne look set to advance to the final four of the Irish Senior Cup without hitting a ball as Kilkeel withdrew from the competition over a club rule that states they cannot play on Sundays.
Railway Union reached the Jacqui Potter Cup for the seventh successive season as they snuck by Loreto in a shoot-out last Sunday, setting up a final date with Old Alex.
Loreto ended UCD’s reign as Irish Senior Cup champions with a dramatic shoot-out win at Belfield, putting them into a final four with Pegasus, Railway Union and Cork Harlequins.
It is a manic weekend of women’s action with big games abounding in numerous different competitions with lots of intrigue on the line, particularly with the knowledge that some of the top stars may not be available for the final four of the cup.
Loreto and Old Alex ensured all four of the Jacqui Potter Cup semi-finalists hail from the EY Hockey League as they joined Railway Union and UCD in the final four.
The Jacqui Potter Cup semi-final line-up is taking shape with Railway Union and UCD going through in midweek while the remaining ties take place on Saturday.