Ingrid Burns’ hat trick propelled Cork Harlequins to the annual Southern Fried Munster Under-21 championship title as they beat city rivals C of I 4-2 at Garryduff on Saturday.
On New Year’s Day, Bangor will carry the burden of favouritism going into their Linden Cup clash with Raphoe, having beaten the Donegal side 3-0 in the Ulster Premier League only last weekend.
Lisnagarvey lifted the Senior Cup for the first time with a hard fought 3-2 win over Ballymena in a thrilling final at Mossley on Saturday
UCC eventually pulled clear of Cork C of I B to land their second Peard Cup title in three seasons as Glenn Healy’s 56th minute deflection finally put them out of range.
The long wait is finally over for Queen’s University, who defeated the holders Lurgan 2-1 in a thrilling Denman Ulster Shield final at Stormont on St Stephen’s Day to lift the trophy for the first time since 1933.
Shane O’Brien emerged as the star performer as Three Rock Rovers snatched the Neville Cup title from under Pembroke’s noses at Serpentine Avenue.
Despite being two of Leinster hockey’s most decorated clubs, Pembroke and Three Rock Rovers serve up a strangely novel Neville Cup final line-up on St Stephen’s Day when they meet at Serpentine Avenue (2pm).
Belfast Harlequins finally took their place in the second round of the women’s Irish Senior Cup as Irish international Zoe Wilson scored as they came from behind against Queens in the Belfast derby
YMCA got a revenge served cold over Annadale on a frosty weekend in the Irish Senior Cup with just three of the eight ties on the agenda going ahead across the island.
Just half of the Irish Senior Cup ties went ahead as frost bit hard on the second round; YMCA produced result of the day, beating Annadale in a shoot-out
YMCA will have a glint in their eye when they try and take down Annadale, the side that was instrumental in blocking their path to the EYHL, in the second round of the Irish Senior Cup.
The Irish Senior Cup takes centre stage with Queens and Belfast Harlequins hoping to finally complete their round one tie while provincial league teams will aim to cause a major shock
Sean Murray smashed home a last minute winner for Lisnagarvey to grab a memorable opening round 3-2 result over local rivals, eliminating the reigning Irish Senior Cup champions Banbridge.
In a precursor to next week’s intervarsities, UCD belatedly shook off Munster Division One leaders UCC to run up a 4-1 victory and advance to the second round of the women’s Irish Senior Cup.
The catch-up rounds of the EY Hockey League lost to the umpires’ impasse begin this weekend, making for a double-weekend for many clubs with Irish Senior Cup games on Sunday.
Banbridge claimed their second Irish Senior Cup in three seasons with a fine 3-1 win over Monkstown with Eugene Magee’s pair of second half goals the difference.
UCD claimed their fourth Irish Senior Cup title since 2009 as Deirdre Duke’s late winner saw the students snatch a 1-0 victory over Cork Harlequins at Belfield.
Banbridge and Monkstown – the winners of the last two Irish Senior Cups – lock horns on Sunday for the oldest trophy in world hockey, bidding to become the winners of a competition now in its 123rd year.
With eight of the Irish side that blitzed all before them in Malaysia at World League Round 2, Sunday’s Irish Senior Cup has the potential to be a modern classic as UCD meet Cork Harlequins at Belfield with a wealth of talent on display.
In Sunday’s finals, Cork C of I, Bandon and Railway Union were the big winners in the National Trophy and Junior Cup finals at Belfield; check out the pictures and quick reports here