Lisnagarvey extended their lead at the top of the men’s EY Hockey League to four points with a 4-0 win over TRR as Banbridge and Monkstown drew; Glenanne and Railway continued their good form with 1-0 wins; Annadale v Cookstown was postponed
Derby day for Railway Union and Pembroke as the Dublin 4 rivals meet in an important tie in the women’s EYHL playoff race with both sides currently in the top four; weekend preview
Saturday offers a day with plenty of movement possible in the men’s EY Hockey League table with all matches pitting sides in similar areas of the table against each other.
Hermes retained their seven point lead over the chasers with a 5-1 win over the pack in the women’s EY league; Railway are second after their win over Pegasus while Cork Harlequins beat Ards; Ulster Elks v Greenfields and UCC against UCD were cancelled due to Storm Desmond
Lisnagarvey swapped places with Monkstown at the head of the men’s EY Hockey League as their win and Town’s loss to Glenanne saw the change; Three Rock move into fourth while Pembroke and Railway tie in the Dublin 4 derby
The women’s EY Hockey League is set for plenty of mid-table jostling as round eight arrives with the main battle appearing to be the race for the second and third guaranteed end of season playoff place the target
Hermes beat two of their closest rivals to build an imposing seven point lead over the chasers in the women’s EY Hockey League after just seven rounds of matches; Pembroke and Pegasus were double winners as all the other top half sides lost ground
Monkstown and Lisnagarvey have cut themselves clear at the top of the EY Hockey League as both recorded double wins over the weekend; TRR had the next-best output with four points; Cork C of I and Banbridge lost ground with winless runs
Hermes maintained their two-point lead at the top of the women’s EY Hockey League with a dramatic 3-2 win over title rivals Railway Union in a thrilling tussle at Park Avenue; Elks stay second while Pegasus, UCD and Cork Harlequins also won on day five
Battle royale at Park Avenue as Railway Union and Hermes show down in the biggest match of the women’s EY Hockey League season to date; it is part of a lively weekend with Muckross and Loreto facing off in Leinster and the Irish Junior Cup also getting under way
Hermes stand alone at the top of the EY Hockey League rankings for the first time after their two nearest rivals – Railway Union and Ulster Elks – both drew in round four of the competition.
Monkstown and Cork C of I’s perfect records both came to an end on Saturday afternoon in round four of the EY Hockey League. It leaves four sides covered by just a single point at the head of the table.
After the Irish Senior Cup hostilities and an Irish international series, the women’s EY Hockey League clicks back into gear this Saturday with the race for the playoff places revving up in intensity.
After a lengthy break for the majority of the sides in the men’s EY Hockey League, the competition returns to centre stage this weekend for round four.
Monkstown joined Cork C of I at the top of the men’s EY Hockey League courtesy of a superb 4-0 win over Pembroke to mark the opening game of the newly opened Merrion Fleet Arena in Rathdown in fine fashion.
Monkstown are looking to build on the positive mood in Irish hockey at the moment to upset the odds in Hamburg this weekend against the much vaunted East Grinstead from England and Spain’s Club Egara.
Hermes, Ulster Elks and Railway Union all retained their 100% records in the women’s EY Hockey League with emphatic victories on Saturday, all making it two wins from two.
There were few home comforts on day two of the men’s EY Hockey League with Banbridge, Cork C of I, Monkstown and Pembroke all recording away wins while Annadale drew with Three Rock Rovers.
After a thrilling opening weekend in the women’s EY Hockey League, the main contenders will be looking to soon emerge from the pack and reveal their hand as potential title winners.
Over a dozen members of the extended Irish men’s panel will lock horns in the marquee men’s EY Hockey League clash between Lisnagarvey and Monkstown at Comber Road tomorrow.