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Working Group propose two-tiered IHL for 2015/16

Working Group propose two-tiered IHL for 2015/16

May 8, 2014 | 1,081 views | Leave a comment

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.

Gruelling wildcard playoffs on the agenda as Alex aim to land final space

Gruelling wildcard playoffs on the agenda as Alex aim to land final space

April 11, 2014 | 944 views | Leave a comment

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

Video: The Irish Hockey League finals highlights

Video: The Irish Hockey League finals highlights

April 9, 2014 | 822 views | Leave a comment

Relive the best bits from last Sunday’s Irish Hockey League finals at Havelock Park with thanks to Guy Robbins’ highlights package; camera work from Rick Robbins, commentary from Rob Abbott and Donal O’Mearain

Caruth paints the Town blue as Bann downed by Ulster man

Caruth paints the Town blue as Bann downed by Ulster man

April 6, 2014 | 1,497 views | Comments (1)

Peter Caruth timed his return to action perfectly as his double strike powered Monkstown to the Irish Hockey League title, seeing off Havelock Park hosts Banbridge in the final for the second year running.

UCD end Railway’s rein as Ellis rules the penalty roost

UCD end Railway’s rein as Ellis rules the penalty roost

April 6, 2014 | 1,003 views | Leave a comment

UCD completed Irish hockey’s elite double in dramatic fashion at Havelock Park, prevailing against reigning champions Railway Union on penalties to add the Irish Hockey League title to the Senior Cup crown they won last month.

Bann delight home crowd to reach IHL final

Bann delight home crowd to reach IHL final

April 5, 2014 | 923 views | Leave a comment

Banbridge joined Monkstown in the men’s IHL final as they shaded a thrill-a-minute Ulster derby against Lisnagarvey, Bruce McCandless and Stevie Dowds shooting home in the second half.

Efficient UCD takes chance as Loreto bow out

Efficient UCD takes chance as Loreto bow out

April 5, 2014 | 626 views | Leave a comment

UCD produced an efficient performance to down a profligate Loreto who will rue a series of missed chances in the early stages as they bowed out of the Irish Hockey League at the semi-final stage.

Railway’s IHL dominance to be tested by Pegasus on finals weekend

Railway’s IHL dominance to be tested by Pegasus on finals weekend

April 4, 2014 | 625 views | Leave a comment

Phoney wars over, Havelock Park awaits the real battles for the women’s Irish Hockey League title as Pegasus look to break the Leinster stranglehold over the weekend

Havelock Park ready to rock for showdowns between Leinster and Ulster’s finest

Havelock Park ready to rock for showdowns between Leinster and Ulster’s finest

April 4, 2014 | 719 views | Leave a comment

Havelock Park looks set fair to embrace the Irish Hockey League finals with the hosts Banbridge looking forward to a festival of hockey in the marquee event in the calendar.

Impressive Loreto top Pool B to set up UCD semi-final date

Impressive Loreto top Pool B to set up UCD semi-final date

March 30, 2014 | 855 views | Leave a comment

Railway Union will face Pegasus while Loreto will meet UCD next weekend in the semi-finals of the women’s Irish Hockey League following the completion of the group stages on Saturday afternoon.

Quartet of Pool A sides tussle for two spots in dramatic IHL fifth round

Quartet of Pool A sides tussle for two spots in dramatic IHL fifth round

March 28, 2014 | 797 views | Leave a comment

Four sides battle it out to complete the Irish Hockey League finals weekend line-up with men’s Pool A the only group still up for grabs with Pembroke, Lisnagarvey, Three Rock and Cookstown locked in direct battle; men’s and women’s IHL weekend preview

Pool A all to play for after Garvey’s late show; Bann and Town through in Pool B

Pool A all to play for after Garvey’s late show; Bann and Town through in Pool B

March 23, 2014 | 1,154 views | Leave a comment

Lisnagarvey’s 3-1 win over Three Rock Rovers means fours sides will enter the final weekend of men’s IHL Pool A matches with a semi-final place still a target; Banbridge and Monkstown punched their ticket to the semi-finals from Pool B

Women’s IHL semi-final line-up complete as unbeaten Railway, UCD, Loreto and Pegasus all advance

Women’s IHL semi-final line-up complete as unbeaten Railway, UCD, Loreto and Pegasus all advance

March 23, 2014 | 961 views | Leave a comment

The women’s Irish Hockey League semi-final berths were all decided with a game to go as Railway Union, UCD, Loreto and Pegasus will form the final four at Banbridge in a fortnight’s time

Decorated Railway and UCD aim to seal IHL semi

Decorated Railway and UCD aim to seal IHL semi

March 21, 2014 | 376 views | Leave a comment

Bouyed by their spate of honourees at the IHA Awards, Railway Union will be looking to push through to the semi-finals of the Irish Hockey League along with UCD in Pool A of the women’s Irish Hockey League.

Garvey-Rovers’ tie pivotal in IHL playoff race

Garvey-Rovers’ tie pivotal in IHL playoff race

March 21, 2014 | 401 views | Leave a comment

With Pool B virtually done and dusted, most eyes will be trained on the Comber Road in Pool A where Lisnagarvey host Three Rock Rovers in the pivotal game of this men’s Irish Hockey League weekend.

Loreto, Pegasus, Railway and UCD forge ahead in respective women’s IHL groups

Loreto, Pegasus, Railway and UCD forge ahead in respective women’s IHL groups

March 16, 2014 | 1,032 views | Leave a comment

Big gaps have developed between the top two and the chasers in each of the women’s Irish Hockey League groups with third successive wins for Railway Union, UCD and Pegasus have put them within a point of progression while Loreto are close behind

Three sides still in men’s Pool A mix as Pool B looks all but done and dusted

Three sides still in men’s Pool A mix as Pool B looks all but done and dusted

March 15, 2014 | 1,143 views | Comments (1)

Pembroke, Three Rock and Lisnagarvey set themselves up for some key battles in the closing two weeks of the men’s IHL in Pool A; Banbridge and Monkstown, meanwhile, are pretty much through to the semi-finals from Pool B

Pool B the focus in women’s IHL while Trinity aim to end 81-year wait

Pool B the focus in women’s IHL while Trinity aim to end 81-year wait

March 14, 2014 | 822 views | Leave a comment

Three of the four Irish Hockey Leagues, on the face of it, currently offer limited potential intrigue with wedges forming between the top sides and the chasers. Not so in Pool B of the women’s competition which sees plenty of key battles to be played out; women’s weekend preview

Make or break date in men’s IHL while UCD aim to break senior duck

Make or break date in men’s IHL while UCD aim to break senior duck

March 14, 2014 | 817 views | Leave a comment

On another hectic weekend, the men’s Irish Hockey League opens up the weekend before six Leinster finals take place over Sunday and Monday with UCD taking on Three Rock in the Mills Cup final

Caruth shows his value on Monkstown debut

Caruth shows his value on Monkstown debut

March 9, 2014 | 1,441 views | Leave a comment

Pembroke, Three Rock, Monkstown and Banbridge made it two wins from two in the men’s Irish Hockey League to build significant gaps between them and the chasers in both Pools A and B after two rounds of competition