Jessica McGirr and Niamh Small’s stunning strikes saw Loreto top Irish Hockey League Pool B as they powered the Beaufort side to a 3-1 win, eliminating Ards, while UCD also made it through; Pegasus top their group on goal difference from Hermes
Loreto, UCD and Ards are facing to an epic close to the group phase of the women’s Irish Hockey League with all battling it out for the two semi-final spots on offer with plenty of permutations to play out.
Hermes and Pegasus confirmed their place in the final four of the women’s IHL with a game to spare following their respective wins over Ballymoney and Lurgan; Loreto and UCD currently occupy the playoff places in Pool B after their vastly different wins over the weekend but, with Ards breathing down their neck
Monkstown, Instonians and Pembroke will battle for the two IHL semi-final places on offer from Pool A of the men’s Irish Hockey League; in Pool B, Three Rock continued their perfect record with a 4-2 win at Lisnagarvey; Banbridge strengthened their position late on against Railway
Road trips are the order of the day for Leinster’s primary contenders on Saturday in the men’s Irish Hockey League as Pembroke, Monkstown and Three Rock Rovers all travel out of province for tough ties.
At times, it would seem UCD’s toughest challenge this year for top honours appears to be registration rules. The Belfielders would have gone top on Thursday evening thanks to a high octane 2-1 win over Loreto but for a registration issue while they have also bee docked IHL points
Pembroke and Monkstown will meet in their much-anticipated Irish Hockey League Pool A refixture this Saturday in Serpentine Avenue; just two ties remain in Leinster’s division one with a number of matches refixed
Pegasus pulled off a great 3-1 win over Railway Union to stay in prime position with Hermes to progress from Pool A of the women’s Irish Hockey League; UCD are all but through to the final four as they beat nearest rivals Loreto 1-0
Cookstown’s draw at Monkstown ups the ante for their refix with Pembroke in the Irish Hockey League with five sides still in the interest in Pool A; Banbridge, Lisnagarvey and Three Rock will contest the semi-final fight in Pool B of the competition
It’s moving weekend in the women’s Irish Hockey League with victory in round three of the competition likely to see the race for semi-final places move closer to finding a resolution; full weekend of division one ties also on the agenda
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.