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 […]
Galtrim Cup Final Glenanne 1 Monkstown 2 (Sam O’Leary 2) Monsktown added the Galtrim Cup to their list of honours this season as they beat a tough Glenanne outfit by a single goal at Grange Road last Thursday night. The nature of the Galtrim cup always makes for a compelling competition and this proved no […]
UCD III retained the Walters Cup last Thursday night at Grange Road, claiming a convincing 5-0 win over Naas marking the perfect end to Conor Doyle’s (pictured with the cup) six-year stint with the Belfield club. David Meade broke the deadlock inside the first five minutes, slipping the ball home at the near post before […]
Men’s Irish Senior Cup semi-finals: Monkstown and Glenanne will make it an All-Leinster Irish Senior Cup final after they got the better of Annadale and Three Rock Rovers, respectively, this afternoon. Indeed, the Town remain on course for an incredible Senior and Junior double after they produced yet another of their now trademark wins, Andrew […]
Glenanne look the pedigree outfit going into the final four stage of the Irish Senior Cup – the world’s oldest knock-out hockey competition – as they travel to Grange Road on Saturday in the all-Leinster tie against Three Rock Rovers. Three wins over the Rathfarnham side in 2009/10 should have them firmly in the box-seat […]
Glenanne V claimed the Minor Cup for the fifth time last Sunday at the Maws, with John Roche (pictured joining a list of club legends including Brendan Carr, Austin Stack and Terry Cooney to lift the title they last won back in 1992. They shaded their tie with Fingal IV 1-0, Ryan O’Malley getting the […]