Eleven of Graham Shaw’s most recent Irish women’s squad will line out at Beaufort on Saturday ahead of their departure for Benalmadena for a warm-weather camp, combined with four games against Spain.
Glenanne player-coach Joe Brennan says the side are capturing some of the spirit of old as they produced yet another late series of goals put them in prime position to win the men’s EY Hockey League.
Glenanne produced an amazing final flurry of three goals in four minutes to snatch a crucial 5-2 victory in the title race against Three Rock Rovers. Monkstown move up to third while Bann ended their wait for a win
Glenanne can take a massive step toward a first national title since 2010 as they host Three Rock Rovers on Saturday at St Andrew’s (3pm) in the biggest game of the season to date.
Glenanne produced a truly incredible comeback, netting twice in the closing three minutes; TRR win high quality affair against Lisnagarvey; Railway off the mark as Town win and Dale and Cookstown draw
A Christmas special in the men’s EY Hockey League sees the top four meet each other with the chance for something of a shake-up when Glenanne host Pembroke and Lisnagarvey play Three Rock Rovers.
On a frost-affected weekend, Glenanne moved a further point clear at the top of the men’s EY Hockey League while UCD took advantage of Corinthian’s cancelation in Leinster Division One.
At time of writing, just one men’s EYHL game remains on the card due to the frozen and snowy conditions across the island with plenty more other games likely to get pulled across the Leinster league and the Irish Hockey Trophy.
Glenanne stole a march on their rivals as the only side in the men’s EY Hockey League; they were the only side in the league’s top five to win over the weekend, strengthening their hold on top spot.
YMCA got a revenge served cold over Annadale on a frosty weekend in the Irish Senior Cup with just three of the eight ties on the agenda going ahead across the island.
Glenanne’s brilliant start to the men’s EY Hockey League kept on rolling as Shannon Boucher snatched a winner against Banbridge; Annadale stun Monkstown; Pembroke and C of I draw as Garvey and TRR win
The top half face the bottom half of the men’s EY Hockey League with the majority of the lower ranked hoping they can use home comforts to good effect on week seven of the competition.
Glenanne strengthened their place at the top of the men’s EYHL with a 2-0 win over Railway as Lisnagarvey were pegged back by Cookstown; Three Rock, Pembroke and Monkstown also won
With wins over four of the other sides in the top six played to date, Lisnagarvey are already showing some ominous signs in the men’s EY Hockey League with the potential to be even stronger in the coming weeks.
Rowland Rixon-Fuller’s 68th minute winner saw Glenanne retain their narrow lead at the top of the men’s EY Hockey League, one point ahead of Lisnagarvey; TRR, Pembroke and Cookstown all won too
Serpentine Avenue formally opens the new Pembroke turf on Sunday with a double-header as their men welcome Banbridge at 2pm amid a number of well matched ties on the card.
Lisnagarvey are the last side remaining with a perfect record as they beat Three Rock Rovers 2-1 at Grange Road while Glenanne drew 3-3 at Pembroke and Banbridge fell 3-1 at Monkstown.
Following their spectacular start to the season, Glenanne have another big test as they are playing their third away tie our of four, bringing their perfect record to Serpentine Avenue and the challenge of Pembroke.
King’s Hospital, in conjunction with the EHF and Hockey Ireland, have launched a new highlights show in the past fortnight, covering the men’s and women’s EY Hockey League.
A half-dozen men’s EY Hockey League clubs will battle on both league and Irish Senior Cup fronts while further changes are also on the horizon.