Men’s IHL

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 | 1,330 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 | 1,173 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 | 650 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 | 485 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 | 503 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 | 601 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 | 730 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 | 592 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 | 645 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 | 417 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 | 501 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 | 816 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.