Men’s IHL

Town raise curtain on Softco Super Saturday

Town raise curtain on Softco Super Saturday

September 30, 2016 | 1,368 views | Leave a comment

The new era at Monkstown hits full momentum on Saturday with the first double-header at the Merrion Fleet Arena since the amalgamation with Hermes in the summer

Browne and O’Connor nick last ditch draws for UCD and Glenanne

Browne and O’Connor nick last ditch draws for UCD and Glenanne

September 25, 2016 | 1,372 views | Leave a comment

Drama galore late in the day at both Belfield and Glenanne Park as UCD and Glenanne nabbed late draws in the closing minutes; Lisnagarvey thump Railway; Monkstown go two from two and Cork C of I ease by Pembroke

Promoted UCD and Inst push playoff sides close but secure no points on opening day

Promoted UCD and Inst push playoff sides close but secure no points on opening day

September 25, 2016 | 1,317 views | Comments (3)

The two promoted sides Inst and UCD pushed last season’s playoff teams Pembroke and Lisnagarvey all the way but ended up without points; Monkstown won handily as did Railway while Banbridge won a thriller against Three Rock

The season starts here – Garvey the team to beat as men’s EYHL season returns

The season starts here – Garvey the team to beat as men’s EYHL season returns

September 22, 2016 | 1,170 views | Leave a comment

Hot on the heels of a first Olympic summer for the Irish men’s team in over a century, the EY Hockey League provides a major showcase for new fans of the sport to see the Rio stars up close and personal.

UCD – Men’s EYHL preview

UCD – Men’s EYHL preview

September 22, 2016 | 640 views | Comments (1)

romoted UCD have benefitted from a healthy influx of players following their promotion from the Leinster leagues to the national competition with Ben Campbell – scoring five times in five preason games – and Aaron Bailey among their key additions.

Banbridge – Men’s EYHL preview

Banbridge – Men’s EYHL preview

September 22, 2016 | 476 views | Comments (1)

The big change this season for Banbridge is in the composition of their front line with Stevie Dowds so long the centre-piece of their attack.

Instonians – Men’s EYHL preview

Instonians – Men’s EYHL preview

September 22, 2016 | 486 views | Leave a comment

Instonians return to the national stage after an absence of one season as they swept all before them in Ulster and subsequently the playoffs for promotion to the EY Hockey League.

Monkstown – Men’s EYHL preview

Monkstown – Men’s EYHL preview

September 22, 2016 | 596 views | Comments (1)

While their forward options have been trimmed with the departure of both Jonny Bruton and Peter Caruth, Monkstown still look to be one of the major contenders for national honours.

Railway Union – Men’s EYHL preview

Railway Union – Men’s EYHL preview

September 22, 2016 | 707 views | Comments (1)

A glut of new arrivals means Railway will work with a much larger panel than the one that was stretched to the limit at times last season.

Three Rock Rovers – Men’s EYHL preview

Three Rock Rovers – Men’s EYHL preview

September 22, 2016 | 575 views | Leave a comment

The big addition is Olympian Mitch Darling who should help with their main issue which was their forward line last season.

Pembroke – Men’s EYHL preview

Pembroke – Men’s EYHL preview

September 22, 2016 | 619 views | Leave a comment

Jonny Caren has been appointed coach, moving from Monkstown where he took the Leinster-based side to second in the EYHL and winning an Irish Senior Cup

Lisnagarvey – Men’s EYHL preview

Lisnagarvey – Men’s EYHL preview

September 22, 2016 | 408 views | Comments (1)

Last season’s runaway champions Lisnagarvey look well set to be major challengers once again with Rio trio Jonny Bell, Paul Gleghorne and Timmy Cockram joined in the panel by fellow internationals Neal Glassey, James Lorimer, Sean Murray and Daniel Buser.

Glenanne – Men’s EYHL preview

Glenanne – Men’s EYHL preview

September 22, 2016 | 494 views | Leave a comment

ith two of last season’s key players departing, Glenanne had a big job of replacing Shannon Boucher – the top scorer last year on the national stage with 27 goals – and goalkeeper Lukasz Domachowski.

Cork C of I – Men’s EYHL preview

Cork C of I – Men’s EYHL preview

September 22, 2016 | 801 views | Comments (1)

Former C of I player Neil Welch is back at the coaching helm having coached UCC for the past five seasons; he previously coached the team from 2005 to 2008.