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Men’s EYHL starts here – international returns to raise the bar

Men’s EYHL starts here – international returns to raise the bar

September 25, 2020 | 1,201 views | Leave a comment

The quality of the men’s EY Hockey League is expected to ramp up this season with the return of several international stars to the competition from the pro ranks in Belgium and beyond.

Women’s EYHL starts here – team by team preview for 2020/21

Women’s EYHL starts here – team by team preview for 2020/21

September 25, 2020 | 1,475 views | Leave a comment

Six months since lockdown, the women’s EY Hockey League gets back into action on Saturday but not without one last talking point as the sport still comes to terms with the Covid-19 crisis.

Men’s EYHL2 expanded to 11 teams following Harlequins’ successful appeal

Men’s EYHL2 expanded to 11 teams following Harlequins’ successful appeal

September 7, 2020 | 1,496 views | Leave a comment

Men’s EY Hockey League Division 2 will consist of 11 teams next season following Hockey Ireland’s decisions to create three extra places in the competition following three separate appeals over the make-up of the competition this week.

Original Euro allocation reinstated following SDSI ruling

Original Euro allocation reinstated following SDSI ruling

August 21, 2020 | 1,773 views | Leave a comment

Hockey Ireland’s original allocation of European places for the 2020/21 season has been reinstated following a ruling by Sport Disputes Solutions Ireland, overturning the governing body’s independent appeals panel decision.

Revised final schedule for 2019/20 Hockey Ireland finals confirmed for September

Revised final schedule for 2019/20 Hockey Ireland finals confirmed for September

August 12, 2020 | 2,494 views | Leave a comment

Whisper it quietly, we have some formally confirmed fixtures on the horizon with last season’s Irish cup latter stages set for September

EYHL 1 and 2 line-ups confirmed with review set to take place “in coming months”

EYHL 1 and 2 line-ups confirmed with review set to take place “in coming months”

August 5, 2020 | 3,088 views | Leave a comment

Hockey Ireland formally announced the make-up of the EY Hockey Leagues with a review set to take place “in the coming months” regarding the format and regulations in time of the 2021/22 season.  The governing body confirmed there would be no promotion and relegation from the top tier from the 2019/20 season and there would be no change in […]

O’Donoghue’s lockdown life busy with big plans and opportunity back in Ireland

O’Donoghue’s lockdown life busy with big plans and opportunity back in Ireland

June 6, 2020 | 4,512 views | Leave a comment

While lockdown has seen life slow down for most, Shane O’Donoghue is only getting busier and busier as his return to Ireland sees him kickstart a series of new ventures.

EYHL declared null and void with further decisions to be finalised in due course

EYHL declared null and void with further decisions to be finalised in due course

April 9, 2020 | 5,469 views | Leave a comment

Hockey Ireland has declared the EY Hockey League “null and void” among the many tough decisions to be made due to competition’s cessation due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Bell calls for 2019/20 season to be completed on the field as “finished” call creates debate

Bell calls for 2019/20 season to be completed on the field as “finished” call creates debate

March 31, 2020 | 5,764 views | Leave a comment

John Flack spoke to a number of different club coaches, managers and officials about their thoughts on the season being “finished” and how they hope the key decisions play out in the next few weeks

Club season “finished” with key outcomes to be decided before April 12th

Club season “finished” with key outcomes to be decided before April 12th

March 27, 2020 | 4,722 views | Leave a comment

The 2019/20 club season has been deemed “finished” by Hockey Ireland with exactly how this affects the national and provincial leagues set to be confirmed in the coming weeks.

Club season in limbo as March 29 return looks unlikely

Club season in limbo as March 29 return looks unlikely

March 20, 2020 | 4,511 views | Leave a comment

With Thursday night’s news that Irish Rugby has cancelled all their club competitions for the remainder of the season with immediate effct, it brought into focus the difficulties that face Hockey Ireland to try and complete the domestic season.

Corinthian guaranteed top spot but plenty of twists remain in women’s EYHL2 groups

Corinthian guaranteed top spot but plenty of twists remain in women’s EYHL2 groups

March 8, 2020 | 3,526 views | Leave a comment

Monkstown picked up six points out of eight in women’s EYHL2 to strengthen their claim for a semi spot as Ards run up 12; Corinthian assured of top in Pool A with plenty in chase

Meeke’s final touch of the weekend sees Loreto remain three clear after dramatic double-header

Meeke’s final touch of the weekend sees Loreto remain three clear after dramatic double-header

March 8, 2020 | 3,869 views | Leave a comment

A manic double-weekend in the women’s EYHL ended as it started with Loreto leading the way by three points but that situation only occurred with one of the last touches on Sunday evening.

Cork clubs in pole position in  men’s EYHL2

Cork clubs in pole position in men’s EYHL2

March 8, 2020 | 3,294 views | Leave a comment

Cork C of I qualified for the men’s EYHL2 semi-finals with a game to spare while Harlequins moved top of Pool B

YM and Pembroke grab crucial points as scramble to avoid ninth hots up

YM and Pembroke grab crucial points as scramble to avoid ninth hots up

March 8, 2020 | 3,460 views | Leave a comment

The battle to avoid the relegation playoff place is heating up with YMCA and Pembroke both picking up useful results; Lisnagarvey and Bann pushed on at the top and Glenanne’s good run continued

Kelly snatches vital EYHL lifeline for Belfast Quins as Insta hold Loreto

Kelly snatches vital EYHL lifeline for Belfast Quins as Insta hold Loreto

March 1, 2020 | 1,191 views | Leave a comment

At the 11th attempt, Belfast Harlequins finally got their first win of the season, giving them hope of surviving in the women’s EYHL; leaders Loreto drew with Catholic Institute in the only other game to completed as Storm Jorge took hold

Town and Garvey falls foul of Storm Jorge as Glens, Rovers, Pembroke and Bann all win

Town and Garvey falls foul of Storm Jorge as Glens, Rovers, Pembroke and Bann all win

March 1, 2020 | 1,101 views | Leave a comment

The men’s EYHL table-topper between Monkstown and Lisnagarvey was the one game to fall foul of the weather as Glenanne, Pembroke, Three Rock and Banbridge all won

Town and Garvey rematch a potentially defining moment in men’s EYHL

Town and Garvey rematch a potentially defining moment in men’s EYHL

February 29, 2020 | 722 views | Leave a comment

Monkstown and Lisnagarvey face off for the second time in a month in a men’s EY Hockey League battle that could determine whether we have a title chase to savour or not depending on the outcome at the ALD Merrion Fleet Arena.

Loreto the latest side to take up women’s EYHL leadership

Loreto the latest side to take up women’s EYHL leadership

February 28, 2020 | 802 views | Leave a comment

Top spot in the women’s EY Hockey League continues to be a hot potato as Loreto returned back above Old Alex and Pegasus in midweek with a big come-from-behind win over Railway Union.

Old Alex take over the top as Insta end 110-year wait for win over Pegasus

Old Alex take over the top as Insta end 110-year wait for win over Pegasus

February 23, 2020 | 1,273 views | Leave a comment

For a third week running, there is a different club on top of the women’s EY Hockey League which continues to throw up dramatic twists and turns; read the round-up and see the clips and pics