Cork Harlequins snagged the fourth EY Champions Trophy ticket while Muckross took the relegation playoff place, condemning Ards to the Ulster Premier League following a dramatic final day in the women’s EY Hockey League.
YMCA’s 2-0 win over Pembroke saw them avoid relegation; Cork C of I drew with TRR to earn a playoff while Cookstown went down after a loss to Banbridge on a lively final day of action in the men’s EYHL
Two issues remain to be resolved on the final day of the women’s EY Hockey League with the last Champions Trophy spot and the relegation resolution on the line.
Cork C of I, Cookstown and YMCA’s monumental relegation tussle will take the major focus on the final day of the men’s EY Hockey League with just one point separating the sides.
Lisnagarvey were crowned EYHL champions for the second time in the competition’s four year history on Wednesday night when they got the win they needed to secure the trophy after an emphatic 6-1 victory over Annadale at Comber Road.
A week on from giving Pembroke a lifeline in the top four chase, Banbridge firmly slammed the door shut as their 6-1 win over the same opposition confirmed the four sides for the EY Champions Trophy playoffs.
At the third time of asking, Muckross produced a remarkable performance to beat UCD 2-1, lifting them off the bottom of the table and a possible escape from automatic relegation.
Such is the leeway on goal difference, it would be truly remarkable is Corinthian’s tie with Dublin University is not a procession to the Leinster Division One crown.
Lisnagarvey scored a massive win in the men’s EYHL title chase as they beat Glenanne to end the day with a four point lead at the top of the table; Cork C of I’s Sunday win has them right back in the mix in their bid to avoid the relegation spot
With the semi-finalists already confirmed, who will play who was the name of the game in EYHL Division 2 this weekend with Corinthian facing Railway Union and UCD meeting Instonians the outcome on Saturday evening.
Catholic Institute wrapped up the last remaining issue from the women’s EYHL Division 2 as they struck to beat Dungannon 2-0 and earn top spot from Pool B.
Pegasus were crowned EY Irish Hockey League regulation season champions for the first time since the competition’s expanded format was introduced after an emphatic 6-0 win over Muckross at the Dub.
Pegasus got the result they needed to win the women’s EYHL title in style; Lisnagarvey took a massive step toward the men’s crown with a big win over Glenanne; here are the big results from the weekend’s action
Pegasus will lift the regulation season EY Irish Hockey League title on Saturday if they can secure the point they need against bottom club Muckross at the Dub.
Lisnagarvey will be aiming to repeat last Sunday’s Irish Senior Cup win over Glenanne to make a massive step toward a second EYHL title; Corinthian, meanwhile, took a big jump toward the Leinster Division One crown
Cork C of I scored a big win over Cookstown to keep their chances of staying in the EYHL alive; the top four all won, too, to strengthen their places in the Champions Trophy playoffs
Muckross won their first ever women’s EY Hockey League match to give their hopes of avoiding relegation a massive boost, winning 2-1 against Ards at Londonderry Park.
For Cookstown and Cork C of I, the two clubs face a pivotal day in their respective relegation battles as they face off against each other at Steelweld Park on Saturday for the second time in six weeks.
Each of the frontline games on the shortened women’s agenda this weekend carry huge importance in both the women’s EY Hockey League, Leinster and Irish Senior Cup.
Queen’s assured themselves of top spot with a 6-0 win over Greenfields as Emily McStea’s hat trick lifted them to 27 points and out of range of Trinity.