Men’s IHL

Top five chasers hope to keep pace with leaders Bann; bottom four face key relegation six-pointers

Top five chasers hope to keep pace with leaders Bann; bottom four face key relegation six-pointers

February 24, 2017 | 744 views | Leave a comment

Crucial games abound in the men’s EY Hockey League with the sides in the top six all meeting each other while the bottom four also show down on week 14 of the elite competition.

Five-star Bann sweep into two-point EYHL lead; Railway and Inst win in relegation scrap

Five-star Bann sweep into two-point EYHL lead; Railway and Inst win in relegation scrap

February 19, 2017 | 586 views | Leave a comment

Banbridge made a major statement of intent as they thumped long time rivals Monkstown 5-1 at the Merrion Fleet Arena; TRR moved second while Railway stunned C of I; Inst recorded a maiden win; Pembroke also won

EY title race set for major twists; Corinthian and UCD bid for a chance at a maiden ISC title

EY title race set for major twists; Corinthian and UCD bid for a chance at a maiden ISC title

February 17, 2017 | 898 views | Leave a comment

The men’s EY Hockey League faces another couple of major twists and turns in the coming week with a series of key ties between the five sides still in the running for the title.

Gleghorne snatches Garvey win from the embers as men’s EY top four still covered by two points

Gleghorne snatches Garvey win from the embers as men’s EY top four still covered by two points

February 12, 2017 | 1,089 views | Leave a comment

Lisnagarvey and Pembroke produced an EYHL tie to remember as the Ulster men overturned a two-goal deficit to claim a 5-4 win in the dying minutes at Comber Road.

Sothern returns to sting students

Sothern returns to sting students

January 18, 2017 | 789 views | Leave a comment

Men’s EY Hockey League UCD 0 Pembroke Wanderers 2 (A Sothern, J Ryan) Pembroke closed the gap to the top five with a goal in the first and last quarters to see off UCD who have endured a rough 10 days with a third successive loss. The students were again down key men with Ben […]

Magee’s late strike returns Bann to top with Garvey

Magee’s late strike returns Bann to top with Garvey

January 15, 2017 | 717 views | Leave a comment

Banbridge fought out off Cork C of I 3-2 on Sunday courtesy of a late Eugene Magee penalty corner to return to the top of the men’s EY Hockey League table alongside Lisnagarvey; Three Rock and Cork C of I also won on Saturday

Monkstown lay club stalwart Peter Tipping to rest

Monkstown lay club stalwart Peter Tipping to rest

January 13, 2017 | 1,999 views | Leave a comment

Following the sad passing of Peter Tipping, Monkstown’s EYHL game with Instonians – along with all their men’s games – have been called off on Saturday; Bann face a double-weekend to try and strengthen their place at the top in round 11 of the competition

Top two defeated to leave two points covering top five

Top two defeated to leave two points covering top five

January 8, 2017 | 1,194 views | Leave a comment

Just two points separate the top five sides in the men’s EY Hockey League after a stunning start to the New Year with the top two both losing. Indeed, the five games produced a massive 26 goals with four fixtures going down to the wire.

Bann and Town face testing EYHL road trips

Bann and Town face testing EYHL road trips

January 6, 2017 | 791 views | Leave a comment

With four of the top five meeting on Saturday, the men’s EYHL returns to the New Year with a bang for a fortnight’s burst of matches before the Irish national team departs for Spain for warm-weather training.

Bann back on top after pre-Christmas top five shake-up

Bann back on top after pre-Christmas top five shake-up

December 18, 2016 | 778 views | Leave a comment

Each of the top five sides moved places in the men’s EYHL as Bann moved top with a 4-0 win over Railway Union; Monkstown drop to second due to a 4-2 loss to Lisnagarvey; they moved up a notch as did Cork C of I

Robson switch raises concerns of over-concentration of talent in EYHL to detriment of club’s youth development

Robson switch raises concerns of over-concentration of talent in EYHL to detriment of club’s youth development

December 16, 2016 | 2,164 views | Leave a comment

Michael Robson’s move from Annadale to Lisnagarvey has reopened the debate about the EY Hockey League with clubs outside of the elite level losing the top stars they helped develop in order to pursue their international careers

Town and Bann strengthen hold on top two places in men’s EYHL

Town and Bann strengthen hold on top two places in men’s EYHL

December 11, 2016 | 980 views | Leave a comment

Monkstown and Banbridge ran up high-scoring wins on week eight of the men’s EY Hockey League to look the clear contenders for the title; TRR up to third; Garvey end wait for a win while Pembroke see off Railway Union

Rovers and C of I looking to stay with leading pack as Glens plan another ambush

Rovers and C of I looking to stay with leading pack as Glens plan another ambush

December 9, 2016 | 674 views | Leave a comment

Three Rock Rovers and Cork C of I will give each other a major test of their playoff credentials in the men’s EY Hockey League when they meet at Grange Road on Saturday; Monkstown face Glenanne in an always entertaining Leinster derby

Glens stun Garvey as Town move top of men’s EYHL

Glens stun Garvey as Town move top of men’s EYHL

November 27, 2016 | 1,136 views | Leave a comment

Monkstown took advantage of Banbridge and Cork C of I’s postponement to move up two places into top spot in the men’s EY Hockey League thanks to a 3-1 win over UCD; round-up of week seven of the campaign

Bann face bogey side C of I as top two clash in EYHL

Bann face bogey side C of I as top two clash in EYHL

November 25, 2016 | 706 views | Leave a comment

Banbridge will look to break their run against bogey side Cork C of I in the marquee battle in the men’s EY Hockey League as the top two meet at Havelock Park; Railway travel to Inst for a critical tie at the bottom while UCD hope to avoid more late concessions

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 | 1,328 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 | 1,114 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 | 993 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 | 1,045 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 | 1,427 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