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Quins showing mighty touch with Pembroke win to lead way with Hermes-Monkstown

Quins showing mighty touch with Pembroke win to lead way with Hermes-Monkstown

October 2, 2016 | 956 views | Leave a comment

Cork Harlequins showed serious grit to come back twice to beat Pembroke; they stay equal top of the women’s EYHL with Hermes-Monkstown who won a high quality tie with Pegasus; Ulster Elks, UCD and Loreto all won

Garvey’s stroke of fortune keeps EYHL winning streak going

Garvey’s stroke of fortune keeps EYHL winning streak going

October 2, 2016 | 1,222 views | Leave a comment

Lisnagarvey won a controversial tie against Pembroke to continue their incredible run of wins in the EYHL; Monkstown and Cork C of I ran up big scores while there were wins for Banbridge and Three Rock Rovers on day three of the competition

Hermes and Pegasus set for huge early test in women’s EYHL final repeat encounter

Hermes and Pegasus set for huge early test in women’s EYHL final repeat encounter

September 30, 2016 | 1,326 views | Leave a comment

The meeting of last year’s two EYHL finalists at the Merrion Fleet Arena – Hermes-Monkstown and Pegasus – promises to be the highlight of day three of the new women’s campaign.

Town raise curtain on Softco Super Saturday

Town raise curtain on Softco Super Saturday

September 30, 2016 | 1,381 views | Leave a comment

The new era at Monkstown hits full momentum on Saturday with the first double-header at the Merrion Fleet Arena since the amalgamation with Hermes in the summer

McDermott and Healy combine to deny UCD; four sides lead way after double weekend

McDermott and Healy combine to deny UCD; four sides lead way after double weekend

September 25, 2016 | 968 views | Leave a comment

Four sides share top spot after two rounds of matches with Hermes-Monkstown, Pegasus, Railway Union and Cork Harlequins leading the way; UCD were pegged back by Loreto late on to deny them making it five sides on six points

Browne and O’Connor nick last ditch draws for UCD and Glenanne

Browne and O’Connor nick last ditch draws for UCD and Glenanne

September 25, 2016 | 1,399 views | Leave a comment

Drama galore late in the day at both Belfield and Glenanne Park as UCD and Glenanne nabbed late draws in the closing minutes; Lisnagarvey thump Railway; Monkstown go two from two and Cork C of I ease by Pembroke

Promoted UCD and Inst push playoff sides close but secure no points on opening day

Promoted UCD and Inst push playoff sides close but secure no points on opening day

September 25, 2016 | 1,331 views | Comments (3)

The two promoted sides Inst and UCD pushed last season’s playoff teams Pembroke and Lisnagarvey all the way but ended up without points; Monkstown won handily as did Railway while Banbridge won a thriller against Three Rock

Six of the best for O’Flanagan as Hermes-Monkstown begin with a bang

Six of the best for O’Flanagan as Hermes-Monkstown begin with a bang

September 24, 2016 | 1,155 views | Leave a comment

Hermes-Monkstown begin with a bang courtesy of Anna O’Flanagan’s half dozen; Railway and UCD also ran up big wins while Cork Harlequins edged out Loreto; Pegasus won the Ulster derby with something to spare

The season starts here – new name but Hermes-Monkstown still favourites

The season starts here – new name but Hermes-Monkstown still favourites

September 22, 2016 | 1,168 views | Leave a comment

A new season and a new entity could potentially lead the way in the second edition of the women’s EY Hockey League as reigning champions Hermes have amalgamated with Monkstown during the summer.

Belfast Harlequins – Women’s EYHL preview

Belfast Harlequins – Women’s EYHL preview

September 22, 2016 | 456 views | Comments (1)

The club are looking forward to the season ahead and extremely excited about playing reigning champions Hermes/ Monkstown at home first up. This will be a marker of where they are compared to the current champions.

Ards – Women’s EYHL preview

Ards – Women’s EYHL preview

September 22, 2016 | 308 views | Leave a comment

Following a decent preseason, which included victory over Lisanagarvey and 2-2 draws against fellow EYHL clubs Belfast Harlequins and Pembroke Wanderers, the side will be hoping for a more comfortable avoidance of any relegation issues this season.

Loreto – Women’s EYHL preview

Loreto – Women’s EYHL preview

September 22, 2016 | 504 views | Leave a comment

The shock side to miss out on the inaugural season of the EYHL, Loreto made light work of promotion with victory in the Leinster Division One and the subequent playoffs to earn their spot in the national league.

Pembroke – Women’s EYHL preview

Pembroke – Women’s EYHL preview

September 22, 2016 | 766 views | Comments (1)

Elun Hack takes over from Keith Crawford after a competitive spell in charge at Serpentine Avenue, doing so with another reasonably large income of players.

Railway Union – Women’s EYHL preview

Railway Union – Women’s EYHL preview

September 22, 2016 | 598 views | Comments (1)

Colm Blennerhassett has added former South African international and current Three Rock Rovers player Jody Hosking as his assistant coach as well as enlisting the help of Jean McDonnell, former Railway sharp-shooter, as a specialist forwards coach.

Cork Harlequins – Women’s EYHL preview

Cork Harlequins – Women’s EYHL preview

September 22, 2016 | 613 views | Leave a comment

While on any given day, Quins were a match for most teams last season, their lack of consistency and squad depth would ultimately count against them. However this looks to have been addressed during the off season with some key additions

Hermes-Monkstown – Women’s EYHL preview

Hermes-Monkstown – Women’s EYHL preview

September 22, 2016 | 486 views | Comments (1)

Hermes-Monkstown – the new amalgamation club for the 2016/17 season – will feature a large portion of the side that were runaway champions of the inaugural EYHL, earning them a ticket to Den Bosch to compete in the EuroHockey Club Champions Cup from June 2-5, 2017.

UCD – Women’s EYHL preview

UCD – Women’s EYHL preview

September 22, 2016 | 516 views | Leave a comment

Preseason has been a bit disjointed for the students to date, with international players joining the squad late into preseason and 10 players representing the Leinster Under-21 side.

Ulster Elks – Women’s EYHL preview

Ulster Elks – Women’s EYHL preview

September 22, 2016 | 495 views | Comments (1)

This is a rebuilding year as, with any University-based team, there is a big changeover of players creating an “exciting and challenging” new environment with 10 players out and 10 in.

Pegasus – Women’s EYHL preview

Pegasus – Women’s EYHL preview

September 22, 2016 | 373 views | Comments (1)

After a productive inaugural EYHL season, Pegasus have strengthened significantly with Robyn Chambers and Dawn Axon giving them even more bite up front.

The season starts here – Garvey the team to beat as men’s EYHL season returns

The season starts here – Garvey the team to beat as men’s EYHL season returns

September 22, 2016 | 1,173 views | Leave a comment

Hot on the heels of a first Olympic summer for the Irish men’s team in over a century, the EY Hockey League provides a major showcase for new fans of the sport to see the Rio stars up close and personal.