Cups

Brendan's through as Campbellians forfeit

Brendan's through as Campbellians forfeit

March 5, 2010 | 227 views | Comments (49)

St Brendan’s/Phoenix Park have made it through to their first national final as a joint club in controversial fashion after Campbellians pulled out of tomorrow’s Irish Hockey Challenge semi-final tie. The reigning champions refused to play on the grass in the Phoenix Park and, after a couple of days of negotiations, formally pulled out of […]

Town tie for fifth; Suttonians up for semi

Town tie for fifth; Suttonians up for semi

March 5, 2010 | 964 views | Leave a comment

Andy Ewington’s 37th minute low penalty corner was the sole divider as Monkstown beat UCD 1-0 at Belfield last night to keep the Rathdown club right in the mix for the fourth automatic IHL place for 2010/11. Both sides had their fair share of corners in an evenly matched contest, played at a decent tempo. […]

Rovers and Glens perform huge comebacks

Rovers and Glens perform huge comebacks

February 27, 2010 | 185 views | Leave a comment

Men’s Irish Senior Cup, quarter-finals: Two-nil proved a perilous lead this afternoon in the Irish Senior Cup quarter-finals as both Lisnagarvey and Corinthian built such a lead only to be miss out on a final four place at the hands of Three Rock and Glenanne respectively. They will be joined there by Monkstown and Annadale […]

Reds' challenges faces Glenanne road-block

Reds' challenges faces Glenanne road-block

February 26, 2010 | 1,643 views | Leave a comment

If Andrew Cronje’s Corinthian are to win a maiden Irish Senior or Leinster Senior league title, Glenanne are the foe they most need to dispose of in the wake of Pembroke’s faltering campaign. Their re-fixed league tie will be pivotal on the domestic scene but of more pressing concern is Saturday’s cup tie at St […]

Fingal and Pembroke overturn Saturday losses

Fingal and Pembroke overturn Saturday losses

February 22, 2010 | 183 views | Leave a comment

Leinster Senior Mills Cup, semi-finals: Both Pembroke and Fingal over-turned Saturday league defeats to Corinthian and Monkstown, respectively, to take their place in the Mills Cup final on St Patrick’s Day after taking the spoils at Serpentine Avenue this afternoon. For Pembroke, the result broke the hoodoo that has seen them fall at the hands […]

Reds blow title race wide open

Reds blow title race wide open

February 20, 2010 | 1,281 views | Leave a comment

Men’s Division One: Pembroke 1 (Justin Sherriff) Corinthian 2 (Andrew Cronje, Brian Doherty) Corinthian completed an extremely rare league double over Pembroke as they came from a goal behind to add yet another twist to a fascinating Leinster league season. The Serpentine Avenue hosts occupied the box seat at half-time at 1-0, enjoying the majority […]

Double trouble for Mills Cup quartet

Double trouble for Mills Cup quartet

February 19, 2010 | 1,853 views | Leave a comment

Two double-headers dominate the men’s landscape this weekend as top two Pembroke and Corinthian joust twice while Monkstown face a tough pair of matches against Fingal in fixtures which will go a long way to determining the success of their season. Serpentine Avenue is undoubtedly the ground to be at on both days as Pembroke […]

Trinity in IHL "last chance" saloon

Trinity in IHL "last chance" saloon

February 19, 2010 | 1,005 views | Leave a comment

The top five meet the bottom five in women’s division one this Saturday in what looks to be a series of fixtures which could go a long way to deciding who takes fourth and fifth in the table. David Bane sees his side’s battle with Old Alex as very much a “last chance” to close […]

Sothern double fires Pembroke forward

Sothern double fires Pembroke forward

February 14, 2010 | 1,105 views | Leave a comment

Men’s Division One: Fingal 0 Pembroke 3 (Alan Sothern 2, Justin Sherriff) Pembroke took their time but eventually found joy as they looked to break down another feverish half-court performance from Fingal in a good, clean battle at the airport this afternoon. The IHL champions enjoyed more of the play but – as Glenanne found […]

Stroke of fortune favours Rovers

Stroke of fortune favours Rovers

February 14, 2010 | 135 views | Leave a comment

Men’s Irish Senior Cup: It was not pretty but Three Rock Rovers returned to the last eight of the Irish Senior Cup following a dramatic penalty stroke competition to oust reigning Ulster champions and 2009 finalists Cookstown at Grange Road. Peter Blakeney was the man to finally send Rovers through on a 7-6 stroke score-line, […]

Three Rock aim to Cook up a storm

Three Rock aim to Cook up a storm

February 12, 2010 | 139 views | Leave a comment

The after-effects of the big freeze leaves men’s hockey action in the province fragmented programme with Irish Senior and Mills Cup intertwined with domestic league fixtures. The main focus will be on Grange Road where Three Rock will attempt to get their Irish Senior Cup second round tie played at the second attempt. The weather […]

Banbridge and Annadale have golden touch

Banbridge and Annadale have golden touch

February 6, 2010 | 172 views | Leave a comment

Irish Senior Cup, second round: Both Banbridge and Annadale needed golden goals to take their place in the last eight of this year’s men’s Irish Senior Cup, qualifying in the two of the fixtures re-arranged after last week’s snow in Ulster. Ross McCandless got the vital goal with a trademark corner strike five minutes into […]

Santa Sabina take local bragging rights

Santa Sabina take local bragging rights

February 4, 2010 | 185 views | Leave a comment

Santa Sabina advanced to the last eight of the Leinster School’s Senior Cup as they won the Sutton derby, taking the tie 2-1 in extra-time at Sutton Park. Sabina had started the stronger but were rocked on their heals by their Premier League hosts who snatched the lead on the counter-attack when second year Isobel […]

High School, Kilkenny and Columba’s through

High School, Kilkenny and Columba’s through

February 4, 2010 | 202 views | Leave a comment

Leinster Schoolboy’s Senior Trophy, quarter-finals John Scottus 0 Kilkenny College 3 (Eddie Healy, Jeremy Duncan, Eamann Walsh); High School 5 Mount Temple 5; High School won 4-3 on strokes; St Columba’s 2 (Ross Canning 2) Dundalk GS 0 aet Kilkenny, High School and St Columba’s advanced to the semi-finals of the Senior School’s Trophy this week […]

Fingal fight way past Glens to Mills semi

Fingal fight way past Glens to Mills semi

February 2, 2010 | 126 views | Leave a comment

Leinster Senior Mills Cup Fingal 2 (Gary Sharman, David Bane) Glenanne 1 (Shane O’Donoghue) Fingal worked themselves to the bone tonight at ALSAA to earn a Mills Cup semi-final berth where they will play either Monkstown or Bray on a night where Dave Bane hit the heights but also plumbed the depths. Gary Sharman (pictured) […]

IHA confirm ISC refix dates

IHA confirm ISC refix dates

February 1, 2010 | 139 views | Leave a comment

The Irish Senior Cup ties postponed due to frost and snow last weekend have been fixed to be played in the next fortnight with the two all-Ulster ties being played on Saturday while Three Rock and Monkstown’s ties will be played on February 13. Both Leinster sides are involved in the National Indoor Trophy’s finals […]

Hermes complete double delight over Railway

Hermes complete double delight over Railway

January 31, 2010 | 173 views | Leave a comment

Jacqui Potter Cup, quarter-finals: Hermes completed the perfect double weekend, beating previously unbeaten Railway Union for the second time in two days at Park Avenue, with Aine Connery (pictured, celebrating) striking ten minutes from time this afternoon to announce the Booterstown club as a major contender in the two domestic competitions. Connery smashed in a […]

Butler ends Pembroke Irish Senior reign

Butler ends Pembroke Irish Senior reign

January 30, 2010 | 164 views | Leave a comment

Stephen Butler’s 54th minute corner strike ended Pembroke’s two-year reign as Irish Senior Cup champions at Serpentine Avenue and advance to the last eight of the competition. The fixture will scarcely make it into the pantheon of great ties between the sides with a total of 14 time-stoppages in play – only two for injury […]

Pembroke and Glens set to make headlines

Pembroke and Glens set to make headlines

January 29, 2010 | 176 views | Leave a comment

Seconds out, round two of potentially four head-to-heads this season between Pembroke and Glenanne as the province’s top two over the past decade lock horns in this weekend’s stand-out Irish Senior Cup tie The pendulum regularly swings from the sublime – last season’s IHL final – to the ridiculous – the card-fest in the ISC […]

Hermes bid to end Railway record

Hermes bid to end Railway record

January 29, 2010 | 1,212 views | Leave a comment

After a season waiting in the shadows of the form of Loreto and Railway Union, Hermes have the chance to transform their season this weekend with a double-bill at Park Avenue in the league and the Jacqui Potter Cup. Eric Fintelman has a full squad available to them – dependent on how Niamh Atcheler got […]