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
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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