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.
Blackrock claimed the biggest title in their club’s fledgling history as, despite their club’s tender years, they showed greater experience in a penalty shoot-out to beat a youthful Galway in the Irish Hockey Challenge final at Belfield.
Emma White’s pair of diving saves meant the women’s Irish Hockey Trophy title will stay in Cork for a third successive year with Bandon taking over the mantle after Cork C of I’s two year reign.
Queen’s University claimed the women’s Irish Junior Cup for the first time since 1971 as Julie Morrow’s late double saw them get the best of Loreto 3-2 at Belfield.
A supremely composed second half, capped by thumping goals from Richard Lynch and Bernhard Fohrmann, saw Cork C of I land the men’s Irish Junior Cup for the fifth time, seeing off reigning champions Monkstown 2-0 at Belfield.
An Alan Lewis-inspired Bray to the Irish Hockey Challenge title, becoming the fourth different Leinster side to win the competition and the ninth different winner in nine years.
Kilkenny claimed their first national trophy in their 43-year history since reforming as they bounced back from a last second corner concession to win on penalty strokes.
Monkstown summoned a dramatic late salvo to snatch the men’s Irish Senior Cup title from under Lisnagarvey’s nose as Jonny Bruton’s goal 90 seconds from time earned them a penalty shoot-out from a dramatic and contentious decider
Rebecca Davidson’s spectacular diving stop saw Ulster Elks claim back-to-back Irish Senior Cup titles, tipping Chloe Brown’s sudden death penalty stroke on to the post for a dramatic victory over Ards.
The men’s Irish Senior Cup final promises to be a cracker as the two leading lights in the EY Hockey League to date face off in a decider that is set to feature a series of players vying for an Olympic berth.
Ards and Ulster Elks contest an all-Ulster Irish Senior Cup final at Belfield on Sunday with both gunning for a rare success in the national competition; women’s Leinster playoff picture to be ironed out