Another of the big guns will fall in the women’s Irish Senior Cup as Loreto were drawn to play at Pegasus in the second round, a draw made in Smyth’s of Ranelagh this evening.
Overnight snow and the subsequent hazardous driving conditions have caused widespread cancelations to the domestic and national fixture schedule.
Round three for YMCA and Monkstown as the pretenders to the Pembroke/Glenanne winner’s enclosure is the centrepiece for the men’s division one action, coming just six days after their last battle.
With CPP players back in contention for starting places, Loreto against Old Alex looks the pick of the ties in the women’s division one this weekend with several players likely to make a comeback.
Gareth Watkins continued his remarkable scoring record, bringing his tally to 12 goals from five games as his hat-trick helped Monkstown come from 2-0 down to beat YMCA in the Leinster Senior Mills Cup.
Railway Union were the big name to be knocked out of the Irish Senior Cup as Pegasus raided Dublin for a second successive week to pluck a 3-2 victory against one of the country’s big guns.
The tragic passing of Andrew Chambers will forever be the abiding memory on Saturday afternoon as the results of the first round of the Irish Senior Cup became a mere footnote on a sad day for the sport in the country.
If Corinthian and Lisnagarvey can come anywhere close to matching last season’s incredible 5-6 result in the IHL semi-finals, tomorrow’s ISC opener will be some spectacle.
The early rounds of the ESB women’s Irish Senior Cup have thrown up some high profile ties and the trend continued as Leinster and All-Ireland champs Railway Union against Ulster queen-pins Pegasus have been pitted against each other at Park Avenue.
Six cup draws were made by the IHA on Monday afternoon with interesting ties in the men’s and women’s Irish Junior, Trophy and Challenge events becoming apparent.
Three men’s IHL sides will fall at the first hurdle of this year’s Irish Senior Cup following this evening’s draw. In the women’s competition, Railway play Pegasus in the stand-out first round fixture in the women’s competition.
Mick O’Connor and Jethro Eustice both struck twice for Pembroke as they cruised into the Neville Cup semi-finals where they will play Monkstown
Monkstown, Glenanne and YMCA took up the first three of the Neville Cup semi-final places. YM’s tie was the tightest, eventually needing silver goal to dispatch Railway with Phil Marshall returning to the Leinster league
Pembroke advanced to the second round of the Neville Cup on penalty strokes, as did Railway Union against Corinthian. Fingal won 3-1 in Lucan while Clontarf won the battle of the division two sides.
The line-up for the group stages of the National Indoor Trophy were released earlier this week with initial rounds of the competition in December and January, leading to the finals weekend in the NBA on Ferbuary 12 and 13, 2011. Lisburn will be a new venue for the competition as two men’s and two women’s […]
The aftermath of the Hunky Dory’s affair evidently has provided an excellent showcase for hockey in Ireland. Famed Irish Times writer Tom Humphries’ piece on the issue a week ago, concerning sponsorship and media coverage of women’s sport, drew praise from Railway manager Helen Johnston and prompted her to invite the Locker Room columnist to Belfield […]
Graham Shaw carved out a unique place in history on Sunday, becoming the first player to play and coach separate teams to Irish Senior Cup glory on the same day, throwing in a man-of-the-match performance to boot. Indeed, the achievement was heightened by further time constraints on his regular pre-match routine following Loreto’s epic penalties […]
Men’s Irish Senior Cup final: Glenanne 4 (Stephen Butler 2, Shane O’Donoghue, Richie Shaw) Monkstown 1 (Ian Allen) Arul Anthoni admitted his tactical machinations did not go exactly to plan but saw his Glenanne side record their third Irish Senior Cup win, taking the laurels in a relentless end-to-end tussle with Monkstown, played out in […]
ESB Women’s Irish Senior Cup final Loreto 2 (Nikki Symmons 2) Railway Union 2 (Jean McDonnell, Trish O’Dwyer); Loreto win 4-2 on penalties Hannah Matthews showed composure beyond her tender years to plant home the winning penalty stroke to secure Loreto’s ninth Irish Senior Cup title, denying Railway Union a debut title in a stellar […]
Irish Senior Cup finals: Sunday The Glenanne connection will be out in force on Senior Cup Sunday as a week of national titles tips off at Belfield with the finals the men’s and women’s knock-out competition throwing up a pair of Leinster derbies. Graham Shaw is the man to link the two fixtures as he […]