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Bann back on top after pre-Christmas top five shake-up

Bann back on top after pre-Christmas top five shake-up

December 18, 2016 | 993 views | Leave a comment

Each of the top five sides moved places in the men’s EYHL as Bann moved top with a 4-0 win over Railway Union; Monkstown drop to second due to a 4-2 loss to Lisnagarvey; they moved up a notch as did Cork C of I

Loreto look to close gap further to playoff places

Loreto look to close gap further to playoff places

December 16, 2016 | 899 views | Leave a comment

With a six-week Christmas break for the majority of sides pending, round 10 of the women’s EY Hockey League can give plenty of festive cheer to those who end 2016 with victory.

Robson switch raises concerns of over-concentration of talent in EYHL to detriment of club’s youth development

Robson switch raises concerns of over-concentration of talent in EYHL to detriment of club’s youth development

December 16, 2016 | 2,460 views | Leave a comment

Michael Robson’s move from Annadale to Lisnagarvey has reopened the debate about the EY Hockey League with clubs outside of the elite level losing the top stars they helped develop in order to pursue their international careers

Honours even for UCD and Hermes-Monkstown in high class, top-table draw

Honours even for UCD and Hermes-Monkstown in high class, top-table draw

December 11, 2016 | 1,346 views | Leave a comment

UCD ended Hermes-Monkstown’s perfect record in the women’s EY Hockey League but the visitors to Belfield remain four points clear at the head of the table at the halfway stage; Railway nabbed a strong win as did Loreto while the other two ties ended in draws

Town and Bann strengthen hold on top two places in men’s EYHL

Town and Bann strengthen hold on top two places in men’s EYHL

December 11, 2016 | 1,282 views | Leave a comment

Monkstown and Banbridge ran up high-scoring wins on week eight of the men’s EY Hockey League to look the clear contenders for the title; TRR up to third; Garvey end wait for a win while Pembroke see off Railway Union

Rovers and C of I looking to stay with leading pack as Glens plan another ambush

Rovers and C of I looking to stay with leading pack as Glens plan another ambush

December 9, 2016 | 897 views | Leave a comment

Three Rock Rovers and Cork C of I will give each other a major test of their playoff credentials in the men’s EY Hockey League when they meet at Grange Road on Saturday; Monkstown face Glenanne in an always entertaining Leinster derby

UCD and Hermes-Monkstown face potentially season-defining battle in women’s EY Hockey League

UCD and Hermes-Monkstown face potentially season-defining battle in women’s EY Hockey League

December 9, 2016 | 954 views | Leave a comment

UCD and Hermes-Monkstown in what is already a critical tie for the regular season women’s EY Hockey League title as the two unbeaten sides showdown on Sunday evening at Belfield; weekend preview for day nine of the competition

Glens stun Garvey as Town move top of men’s EYHL

Glens stun Garvey as Town move top of men’s EYHL

November 27, 2016 | 1,380 views | Leave a comment

Monkstown took advantage of Banbridge and Cork C of I’s postponement to move up two places into top spot in the men’s EY Hockey League thanks to a 3-1 win over UCD; round-up of week seven of the campaign

Top three move further clear of women’s EY chasing pack

Top three move further clear of women’s EY chasing pack

November 27, 2016 | 1,161 views | Leave a comment

The women’s EY Hockey League has broken into three distinct tiers as the leading trio moved further clear of the chasing pack of four while the bottom three sit in a major battle to avoid relegation.

Railway and Pegasus face big tussle in EYHL playoff race

Railway and Pegasus face big tussle in EYHL playoff race

November 25, 2016 | 763 views | Leave a comment

Following last weekend’s frozen out fixtures, both Railway Union and Pegasus will be keen to avoid losing further ground on the playoff places when they meet at Park Avenue on day eight of the women’s EY Hockey League

Bann face bogey side C of I as top two clash in EYHL

Bann face bogey side C of I as top two clash in EYHL

November 25, 2016 | 945 views | Leave a comment

Banbridge will look to break their run against bogey side Cork C of I in the marquee battle in the men’s EY Hockey League as the top two meet at Havelock Park; Railway travel to Inst for a critical tie at the bottom while UCD hope to avoid more late concessions

Quins-UCD stalemate sees Hermes-Monkstown extend lead

Quins-UCD stalemate sees Hermes-Monkstown extend lead

November 20, 2016 | 952 views | Leave a comment

Hermes-Monkstown extended their lead out to four points at the top of the women’s EY Hockey League on a weather-affected day seven of the competition as Cork Harlequins and UCD drew; Ards kept their winning streak going

Playoff chasers Railway and Loreto face key tussle

Playoff chasers Railway and Loreto face key tussle

November 18, 2016 | 725 views | Leave a comment

While the top three have cut themselves adrift after a third of the women’s EY Hockey League season, the battle for fourth place – and a potential playoff – looks to be a battle royale with Railway Union and Loreto facing a key meeting in that chase.

Bann go top with Garvey grind; Brownlow and Glens record mad-cap comeback

Bann go top with Garvey grind; Brownlow and Glens record mad-cap comeback

November 13, 2016 | 1,594 views | Leave a comment

Banbridge went top of the men’s EY Hockey League as Matthew Bell’s 53rd minute penalty stroke saw them beat their Co Down rivals Lisnagarvey 1-0; Glenanne produce stunning comeback against UCD; TRR, Monkstown and C of I ease to wins

Evans strike sees Hermes-Monkstown again summon winner at the death

Evans strike sees Hermes-Monkstown again summon winner at the death

November 13, 2016 | 1,015 views | Leave a comment

Nikki Evans’s last minute winner saw Hermes-Monkstown maintain their perfect start to the campaign; Loreto, UCD, Railway Union and Ards also picked up wins on day six of the women’s EY Hockey League

Upton adds extra quality for Quins ahead of huge tie with Hermes-Monkstown

Upton adds extra quality for Quins ahead of huge tie with Hermes-Monkstown

November 11, 2016 | 767 views | Leave a comment

One of the two perfect records in the women’s EY Hockey League will come to an end on Saturday as the competition’s two big guns to date this season meet at the Merrion Fleet Arena.

Five new faces in Irish senior panel

Five new faces in Irish senior panel

November 11, 2016 | 1,365 views | Leave a comment

A cohort of five uncapped players have joined Craig Fulton’s 35-player panel for the Irish squad that is gearing up for World League Round 2 in Ulster in March 2017 – their first step on the road to potential qualification to the 2018 World Cup in India.

Bann the big winners as leading duo both drop points

Bann the big winners as leading duo both drop points

November 7, 2016 | 1,227 views | Leave a comment

Banbridge stole a march on their EYHL rivals with a 2-0 success at Pembroke Wanderers as the rest of the top four all dropped points on Saturday; Alan Good rounds up the action from day five of the men’s competition

Hermes-Monkstown and Cork Quins go five from five

Hermes-Monkstown and Cork Quins go five from five

November 7, 2016 | 1,008 views | Leave a comment

Cork Harlequins and Hermes/Monkstown’s 100% records will finally be ended when the sides meet next weekend in Rathdown after again eking out important wins this weekend; reports from week five of the women’s EYHL from Alan Good

Harvey back in training with Pegasus

Harvey back in training with Pegasus

November 4, 2016 | 1,289 views | Leave a comment

Pegasus could potentially welcome back Michelle Harvey to their match-day squad after a lengthy spell away as the Irish centurion made her return to training in the past few weeks with the Ulster club.