Banbridge coach Mark Tumilty feels there is room for improvement, despite his team’s impressive 4-3 victory over last season’s Champions Trophy winners Three Rock Rovers last weekend.
After a ground-breaking summer for Irish hockey, the World Cup stars have dispersed far and wide ahead of the new women’s club season which gets underway in earnest this weekend.
Ards will largely look to promote from within as they look to cover the departures of Linzi Hamilton, Kerri McDonald and their star woman Chloe Brown
Belfast Harlequins will look to build on a reasonably upbeat second season in the league since promotion with World Cup stars Lizzie Colvin and Zoe Wilson driving things on.
The team has changed significantly through the loss of a few key players with Roisin Upton returning to her old club in Limerick
The EY Champions Trophy winners have enjoyed a productive summer with the addition of some rising talent.
Muckross’s first Leinster Division One after 21 years title sees them in the EY Hockey League for the first time.
Ivan Ovington is back for his third spell at the club having come in to assist at the end of last season, freeing up Lisa Jacob to focus on the playing side.
This year, Greg Thompson heads up the coaching team having been assistant to Ali McNeill – now with Mossley’s men.
Pembroke can look forward to the new season with plenty of optimism with some excellent additions to a panel that already has Gillian Pinder and Emily Beatty
After a summer with a number of players moving in and out of the club, Colm Blennerhassett is looking forward to working with a new group.
After a couple of seasons of dominance during the regular season of the EY Hockey League – losing just once in 36 games – UCD are facing into a new season with a major overhaul going on.
Banbridge have agreed an exciting new partnership with Southern Regional College wth media students at the Banbridge campus producing video highlights of games held at Havelock Park.
The men’s EY Hockey League returned with a bang on Saturday with Banbridge’s last minute winner against Three Rock Rovers providing an immaculate spectacle on day one of the campaign
The men’s EY Hockey League tips off this weekend as the battle to become the third champion of the national league begins.
Annadale look to have bolstered their panel well in the off season with Irish Under-21 international Ryan Getty, Andrew O’Hare and former Bangor sharp-shooter Ryan Burgess adding to their deck.
Banbridge’s slow start to last term – coinciding with a glut of injuries to the likes of Eugene Magee and John McKee – ultimately left them outside of the playoff places.
Michael Haycock will take on sole charge of the team after Stephen Cuddy stepped down from his position of co-coach in the summer lay off.
Denis Pritchard returns to CI after a 12 year absence. He last coached the men’s first team 2006
Last season’s surprise package will have to try and replace Shane O’Donoghue in their line-up as their captain and top scorer has moved back to Dragons for a second spell