At least one of Banbridge and Lisnagarvey’s perfect records will fall in round three of the Irish Hockey League on what looks to be a pivotal weekend in the marquee competition; men’s weekend preview and fixtures
Pool A of the women’s IHL is bubbling along nicely with five teams covered by just two points; Loreto and UCD have built a four-point lead at the top of Pool B following their second successive wins, seeing off Ulster Elks and Cork Harlequins respectively
Pembroke produced an outrageous second half performance to beat Cookstown 4-2 in the men’s IHL, keeping the Co Tyrone side scoreless for 31 minutes after goalkeeper Mark Ingram picked up a nasty injury; elsewhere Monkstown, TRR, Banbridge, Annadale and Lisnagarvey progressed their semi-final ambitions
Pegasus host Hermes in one of the classic battles in women’s hockey in Ireland in what could be a pivotal battle in Pool A of the Irish Hockey League; with three Leinster league games and a full IHL schedule, it is yet another busy weekend of women’s hockey
Pembroke and Monkstown make their IHL seasonal debuts on Saturday with northern opposition on the menu for both, taking on Cookstown and Instonians respectively.
Hermes were spectacular 3-0 winners over Railway Union to start this year’s women’s IHL with a bang; UCD shaded Ards, Pegasus bettered Ballymoney while there were also wins for Lurgan, Cork Harlequins and Loreto
Instonians made the big move on day one of the IHL Pool A as they beat debutants UCC 3-0 at Shawsbridge with William Robinson’s pair of goals doing the damage; The three big guns in Pool B all recorded heavy wins.
The women’s Irish Hockey League returns with a bang this weekend with local derbies and clashes of major contenders on the opening weekend of the elite club competition in Ireland.
Against the backdrop of last week’s vote in favour of an expanded Irish Hockey League, this year’s 12-team, two pool competition gets under way this weekend with five games tipping off in the men’s competition
Hockey will enter a new era on the island next September with the introduction of a season-long Irish Hockey League for the first time, following the IHA EGM vote in the Stillorgan Park Hotel.
For the Irish Hockey Association, the first concern over the proposed expansion of the Irish Hockey League has been passed but a low turnout at the LHA forum on Monday evening suggests that clubs are struggling to engage with the proposal
IUCHA’s Chris Blaney, Banbridge’s Paddy Grimes, UCC’s Shrew Power, Inst’s Andrew Corry, Bandon’s Ali Smith, Pembroke’s David Harvey, Greenfields’ Deirdre McDermott and Lisnagarvey’s Mark Raphael give their thoughts on the proposed expansion of the Irish Hockey League
Ulster Hockey are calling on the province’s constituent clubs to stay away from attending the Irish Hockey Association’s EGM on October 5 as they bid to give an “unequivocal” no to plans for a full Irish Hockey League.
Inez Cooper, the Irish Hockey Association’s Chair of Competitions, is encouraging all clubs to debate the Irish Hockey League proposal that is being brought before an EGM on Sunday, October 5 (11.30am Stillorgan Park Hotel) and then make sure their vote counts.
The Irish Hockey Association will host an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) in the Stillorgan Park Hotel on Sunday, October 5 at 11.30 am to vote on proposed changes to the format of the Irish Hockey League for the 2015/16 season.
Shirley McCay and Megan Frazer have both been snapped up by the Ulster Elks for the 2014/15 season as part of four big additions to Ricky Lee’s panel.
Banbridge, Lisnagarvey and Three Rock Rovers, all semi-finalists last time around, look set for a battle royale in Poll B of the men’s Irish Hockey League group stages following confirmation of the draw earlier today.
Michael Haycock, Stephen Cuddy and Stephen McCartney have decided to step down from their roles within Cookstown’s first teams following a hugely successful decade in a variety of roles.
Following the Irish Hockey League working group’s (IHLWG) fora in the provinces, along with written submissions, a two-tiered IHL is being proposed for the 2015/16 season.
The Irish Hockey League wildcard playoffs looks set to be a fraught affair for Old Alex this weekend with just one place left in the 2014/15 competition with four teams vying for it; six IHA finals also take place over the course of Saturday and Sunday