Banbridge moved four points clear at the top of the men’s EYHL; Glenanne leap-frog TRR; Lisnagarvey, Pembroke and Annadale all get back to winning ways
Pegasus continue to set the pace in the women’s EY Hockey League; Loreto and UCD are giving chase while Pembroke and Belfast Harlequins got wins in week four of the competition
Plenty of old friends will meet up at Milltown as Old Alex’s fruitful start to the season sees them host UCD with both sides sitting on six points after two games.
Banbridge and Three Rock Rovers moved into the top two spots in midweek with their hard-fought wins over Annadale and Monkstown, respectively, ahead of a big weekend in the men’s EY Hockey League.
Abbie Russell’s first half double earned UCD a fine win over Loreto; Aine Connery’s hat trick saw Alex continue their good start; Pegasus stay top; Pembroke and Cork Quins off the mark
Banbridge eked out a one-point lead at the top as Pembroke and Lisnagarvey both lost; Glenanne remain unbeaten with superb second half show as Rovers and Monkstown win too
Queen’s, Corinthian and Monkstown all made it two wins from two while Catholic Institute won their opening tie as women’s EYHL2 heats up.
The opening day of Pool A and B of the newly introduced EY Hockey League Division 2 produced two wildly contrasting ties with the former characterised by two close-run battles while Pool B saw big scorelines.
The men’s EY Hockey League Division 2 hits the stage for the first time this weekend with eight hopefuls in the line-up.
Three Rock Rovers return to domestic action following their success at the Euro Hockey League ROUND1 in Barcelona, winning through to the KO16 on goal difference.
It’s often said that there’s no substitute for playing and Vanessa Beattie (formerly Surgeoner) is living proof of the old adage, having been forced to take a year out as she bids to recover from injury.
Pegasus and Loreto maintained their perfect starts to the women’s EY Hockey League season with strong wins in Dublin to lead the way in the division at this early stage.
Three sides share top spot at the head of the men’s EY Hockey League after three games with the last two perfect records falling by the wayside and all clubs off the mark in terms of points.
The women’s EY Hockey League’s early phases feature another series of intriguing ties with Pembroke’s second away day to Ulster in succession a highlight.
Banbridge and Lisnagarvey clash head-on at Comber Road in the most intriguing tie in round three of the EY Irish Hockey League on Saturday, writes John Flack.
Chloe Watkins made a winning return to Monkstown as her single goal in the 55th minute saw Monkstown beat Lurgan in a high-class tie on the first day of the EY Hockey League Division 2.
Pegasus made a major statement win over UCD on the opening day of the women’s EYHL campaign; Muckross gain point on debut; Belfast Quins, Railway and Loreto win too
Pembroke produced another strong show of character to beat Monkstown; Bann with another late show; TRR, Lisnagarvey and Glenanne record first wins of the men’s EY campaign
The first women’s EY Hockey League Division 2 tips off this weekend with the new league acting as the route to the top tier while also having the target of bridging the gap between the national and provincial and leagues.
Banbridge coach Mark Tumilty feels there is room for improvement, despite his team’s impressive 4-3 victory over last season’s Champions Trophy winners Three Rock Rovers last weekend.