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.
UCD showed the sharper edge against Cork Harlequins to build a four-point lead in the women’s EYHL; draws abounded elsewhere while Belfast Harlequins jumped up to fifth place
Cork Harlequins’ date with UCD is the marquee EY Hockey League game of a brilliant weekend of women’s hockey on the agenda with the National Indoor Trophy finals on Sunday
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.
UCD and Cork Harlequins set up a thrilling January showdown as they both produced big wins over the weekend, keeping the women’s EY Hockey League very tight going into the winter break.
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
The women’s EY Hockey League promises one final series of competitive twists and turns before the Christmas break with the final round of games before the winter break kicks in.
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.
Pembroke and Hermes-Monkstown both scored important victories in their bids to avoid relegation from the women’s EY Hockey League over a weather-curtailed weekend; Old Alex moved further clear in Leinster
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.
With snow and frost abounding, it looks set for a potentially curtailed schedule across the women’s EYHL, Leinster Division One and Irish Hockey Trophy competitions with a number already postponed.
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.
Lena Tice’s 40th minute penalty stroke kept UCD’s slender lead at the head of the women’s EY Hockey League; Loreto close the gap to the top four as Cork Quins and Pegasus roll on; Belfast Quins and Trinity draw
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 early season roller-coaster in the women’s EYHL enters day seven after two changes in leadership last weekend and five teams still covered by just three points.
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.