UCD’s narrow escape against Cookstown suggests the gap between the provincial divisions and the bottom end of the national EY Hockey League to be wafer-thin.
Cookstown will have revenge on their mind as they meet UCD, the side that relegated them from the EYHL, in the Irish Senior Cup quarter-finals; Corinthian are another regional side eyeing a national semi-final
Old Alex downed EY Hockey League side Pembroke to reach the last eight of the Jacqui Potter Cup as they prevailed in a shoot-out, setting up a date with Hermes-Monkstown; on the indoor circuit, Railway Union took pole position from the group stages
The Junior Jacqui Potter Cup first round gets under on Sunday with 25 clubs beginning their bid for the biggest prize in the club schoolgirl game.
Trinity extended their unbeaten run in Leinster league and cup competition beyond a year as they won 4-2 against Our Lady’s on Saturday in the only all-Leinster Division One tie in the Jacqui Potter Cup.
While the women’s EY Hockey League not getting back to full action until February, the Jacqui Potter Cup takes centre stage to open the New Year of hockey with eight first round ties.
Teenager Sam Hyland provided the crucial strike for Monkstown as they claimed the St Stephen’s Day Neville Cup laurels, defeating Pembroke 4-3 at Serpentine Avenue.
Twelve months to the day since working together with Monkstown to try and plot a Neville Cup success, Jonny Caren and Michael Styles are now working out how they can take down their rival coach in the annual St Stephen’s Day battle at Serpentine Avenue.
The two big winners from the second round of the men’s Irish Senior Cup will meet each other with Corinthian facing Mossley in the quarter-finals in January, meaning a non-EYHL side is guaranteed of a place in the semi-finals.
Emma Russell once again was Railway Union’s tormentor as she scored late on for UCD to see them grab a 2-1 win at Park Avenue in the tie of the round in the Irish Senior Cup on Saturday.
Corinthian and Mossley showed there is plenty of life in the provincial leagues as they eliminated Glenanne and Railway Union in the second round of the men’s Irish Senior Cup.
A trio of Dublin derbies look set to light up the second round of the Irish Senior Cup with key battles between Railway and UCD, Loreto versus Trinity and Pembroke and Glenanne.
A couple of big guns are set to fall in round two of the men’s Irish Senior Cup as four of the EY Hockey League top five meet in Ulster this Saturday in a couple of mouth-watering ties.
Thom Ritchie’s brilliant last minute finish saw YMCA grab a dramatic 3-2 win over Clontarf in the tie of the round in week six of the men’s Leinster Division One.
The second round draw for the Irish Senior Cup threw up some classic ties with Lisnagarvey meeting Monkstown on the men’s side while Railway face UCD in the women’s competition
Pembroke and Lisnagarvey meet for the second time in three weeks at Serpentine Avenue as one of the major contenders for the men’s Irish Senior Cup will fall at the first round stage on Saturday.
The big guns emerged unscathed and with few war wounds from round one of the women’s Irish Senior Cup with big scores the order of the day.
The women’s Irish Senior Cup went pretty much to ranking with all the EYHL sides making it through unscathed bar Ulster Elks; Lisnagarvey’s 21-game winning run in the EYHL was ended as they drew with TRR
Ulster Elks begin their bid for three Irish Senior Cup titles in succession but there are precious few of the panel around who played a role in the previous two ground-breaking successes.
The Irish Senior Cup first round draws have produced a high volume of battles between provincial league sides looking to take down EY Hockey League opposition.