Cups

Trinity in IHL "last chance" saloon

Trinity in IHL "last chance" saloon

February 19, 2010 | 3,318 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 | 3,919 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 | 301 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 | 341 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 | 335 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 | 366 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 | 390 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 | 304 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 | 329 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 | 372 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 | 342 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 | 337 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 | 3,616 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 […]

Pembroke cruise past YM challenge

Pembroke cruise past YM challenge

January 26, 2010 | 345 views | Leave a comment

Mills Cup, quarter-final: Pembroke 4 (Alan Sothern 2, Patrick Good, Gordy Elliott) YMCA 0 An awesome Pembroke opening salvo made a more than decent YMCA look decidedly average as their slick interplay saw them romp to a simple win at Serpentine Avenue tonight. They started without Ronan Gormley and Paddy Conlon, both in the Bahamas […]

Irish Hockey Challenge in full swing

Irish Hockey Challenge in full swing

January 26, 2010 | 352 views | Leave a comment

Portrane and St James Gate advanced to the second round of the Irish Hockey Challenge as they both managed away day victories over Skerries and Mullingar, respectively. Nasir Munir continues to show his skills on the Dublin scene as he netted in the 5-2 win in Skerries in the Co Fingal derby with Mukhtar Ahmed […]

Jacqui Potter draw throws up final repeat

Jacqui Potter draw throws up final repeat

January 20, 2010 | 344 views | Leave a comment

Hermes and Railway Union will face off in a repeat of last year’s Jacqui Potter Cup final, this time at the quarter-final stage in Park Avenue, on January 31 following the draw this week. Glenanne and Corinthian face off in the only other all-division one tie. Pembroke await the winner of Old Alex II and […]

Loreto and Railway make up All-Leinster final

Loreto and Railway make up All-Leinster final

January 17, 2010 | 338 views | Leave a comment

Railway Union and Loreto will contest the first all-Leinster ESB Irish Senior Cup final in four years in May after they disposed of Pegasus and reigning champions UCD respectively to advance. For Railway, it will be a first ever national senior title of any description as their incredible, 100pc season continues apace adding the Ulster […]

Fry cooks up breakthrough win for YMCA

Fry cooks up breakthrough win for YMCA

January 17, 2010 | 336 views | Leave a comment

YMCA’s progression continues apace as they dumped Cork Harlequins out of the Irish Senior Cup as veteran Mikey Fry grabbed the golden goal that earned a second round tie in Kilkeel in two weeks time. The Y have been threatening a big result for much of the season, pushing Pembroke all the way, tying with […]

Suttonians soar as McGrath dons Badgers’ pads

Suttonians soar as McGrath dons Badgers’ pads

January 16, 2010 | 1,214 views | Leave a comment

Men’s Irish Hockey Trophy – Quarter-final Suttonians 4 (Richie Wormold 2, Simon Walsh, Ed Hipwell) Queens 2 (Richard Kerrigan, Mark Lavery) Suttonians secured a first ever national semi-final appearance as they came from a goal down and survived a goalkeeper suspension to beat Queen’s University 4-2 at Sutton Park this afternoon. Richard Kerrigan had given […]

YM likeliest to score ISC shock

YM likeliest to score ISC shock

January 15, 2010 | 386 views | Leave a comment

Irish Senior Cup shocks were in short supply last season but the recent blanket cancellations and the degrees of success clubs have had in scrambling for pitch time, indoors or outdoors, could heighten the potential for a surprise as the world’s oldest national knock-out competition tips off with seven first round ties tomorrow. As David […]