Men’s IHL

Bann go top with Garvey grind; Brownlow and Glens record mad-cap comeback

Bann go top with Garvey grind; Brownlow and Glens record mad-cap comeback

November 13, 2016 | 1,484 views | Leave a comment

Banbridge went top of the men’s EY Hockey League as Matthew Bell’s 53rd minute penalty stroke saw them beat their Co Down rivals Lisnagarvey 1-0; Glenanne produce stunning comeback against UCD; TRR, Monkstown and C of I ease to wins

Five new faces in Irish senior panel

Five new faces in Irish senior panel

November 11, 2016 | 1,252 views | Leave a comment

A cohort of five uncapped players have joined Craig Fulton’s 35-player panel for the Irish squad that is gearing up for World League Round 2 in Ulster in March 2017 – their first step on the road to potential qualification to the 2018 World Cup in India.

Bann the big winners as leading duo both drop points

Bann the big winners as leading duo both drop points

November 7, 2016 | 1,124 views | Leave a comment

Banbridge stole a march on their EYHL rivals with a 2-0 success at Pembroke Wanderers as the rest of the top four all dropped points on Saturday; Alan Good rounds up the action from day five of the men’s competition

UCD looking to keep winning roll going

UCD looking to keep winning roll going

November 4, 2016 | 1,190 views | Leave a comment

After a three-week break, the men’s EY Hockey League returns with a pair of important battles at the bottom end of the table that could give some big clues as to who will be stuck in the relegation shake-up.

Garvey winning run ended by Rovers; Town and Bann play out six-goal thriller

Garvey winning run ended by Rovers; Town and Bann play out six-goal thriller

October 16, 2016 | 1,579 views | Leave a comment

On a dramatic weekend all round in the men’s EY Hockey League, TRR ended Lisnagarvey’s winning run; Monkstown and Banbridge tied while UCD and Pembroke got vital wins; Cork C of I beat Railway comfortable despite John Jermyn’s red card

Saturday round-up – October 15

Saturday round-up – October 15

October 15, 2016 | 3,924 views | Leave a comment

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

Eindhoven set for Ulster-invasion for EHL KO16

Eindhoven set for Ulster-invasion for EHL KO16

October 14, 2016 | 943 views | Leave a comment

Eindhoven is gearing up for an Ulster-invasion next April as Lisnagarvey and Banbridge will travel to the south-Netherlands’ club Oranje-Rood for the KO16 phase of the Euro Hockey League.

Garvey’s stroke of fortune keeps EYHL winning streak going

Garvey’s stroke of fortune keeps EYHL winning streak going

October 2, 2016 | 1,327 views | Leave a comment

Lisnagarvey won a controversial tie against Pembroke to continue their incredible run of wins in the EYHL; Monkstown and Cork C of I ran up big scores while there were wins for Banbridge and Three Rock Rovers on day three of the competition

Town raise curtain on Softco Super Saturday

Town raise curtain on Softco Super Saturday

September 30, 2016 | 1,499 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 | 1,544 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 | 1,489 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 | 1,288 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 | 764 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 | 583 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 | 602 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 | 712 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 | 828 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 | 701 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 | 754 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 | 531 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.