With the Irish squad in camp this weekend, the men’s EY Hockey League is reduced to one back fixture with Railway Union hosting Monkstown at Park Avenue on Saturday.
While UCD and Hermes-Monkstown are mathematically assured of a place in the EY Champions Trophy – and Cork Harlequins one win away from joining them – the regular season silverware is still very much a target up for decision.
The leading trio in the men’s EY Hockey League – Banbridge, Three Rock Rovers and Lisnagarvey – put daylight between themselves and the chasers while UCD and Glenanne were the big winners at the bottom
Single goal wins for Pegasus – at Loreto – and Ards against Ulster Elks means a glut of sides are still very much in the mix for the fourth EYHL Champions Trophy playoff place; UCD and Hermes-Monkstown march on
Hermes-Monkstown will look to quickly show that last Sunday’s Jacqui Potter Cup semi-final defeat to Railway Union was an aberration as the Merrion Fleet Arena outfit face a tester in women’s EY Hockey League.
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.
Cork Harlequins strengthened their hold on a women’s EY Hockey League Champions Trophy with back to back wins; Belfast Quins beat Pembroke to move clear of Pembroke; UCD and Hermes-Monkstown march on
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
Pembroke’s bid to avoid the drop in the women’s EY Hockey League faces a critical battle on Saturday at Serpentine Avenue when they host Belfast Harlequins.
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.
Belfast Harlequins struck a huge blow in the battle to avoid relegation from the women’s EY Hockey League with a vital 3-2 win over fellow strugglers Ulster Elks; UCD, Cork Harlequins and Loreto advanced their playoff aims
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.
Normal service resumed for Monkstown following their Irish Senior Cup exit as the EYHL top goalscorer Anna O’Flanagan brought her fine international form back to her club; UCD, Railway and Cork Harlequins also won in the first games of 2017
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 […]
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
Vanessa Surgeoner’s hotly contested 54th minute goal was Pegasus claim the spoils from their back match at Belfast Harlequins, lifting them from seventh to fifth place.
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
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.
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.
Frazer double earns Belfast Quins famous point; Pembroke break season’s duck on eventful women’s EYHL dayDecember 18, 2016 | 2,017 views |
Gemma Frazer’s double saw Belfast Harlequins record probably the biggest shock in the women’s EY Hockey League’s short history; Pembroke picked off their first win of the campaign; Loreto, UCD and Pegasus all prospered too