Monkstown, Corinthian and Pembroke all won to boost their semi-final hopes but Glenanne remain winless in the men’s IHL Pool A after a second draw. YM’s perfect record came to an end at Serpentine Avenue on a lively day in the competition.
Hermes leave it late in Limerick to take a win while Rachel Burke strikes two minutes from time to steal a draw for UCD at Railway. This post will be updated following Sunday’s two ties.
Leinster and Ulster’s pace-setters lock horns at St Mark’s tomorrow in the second series of IHL pool matches as last season’s semi-finalists Glenanne and Lisnagarvey are set for fireworks.
The Loreto, Hermes and Pegasus axis has its first Pool A showdown of the season this weekend in the highlight of the IHL action at Beaufort this weekend. 2009 champions Loreto will be looking for revenge over Pegs for their loss last season, a result key to their elimination.
All four Leinster sides completed opening day victories to get their IHL campaigns off to the ideal start. UCD came from a goal down; Hermes’ former UCC contingent were prominent; Nicci Daly shone for Loreto while Railway cruised past Quins
New boy Brandon Panther lit up a two-minute Pembroke blitz to help them to a big 5-2 win over Cork Harlequins; Glenanne recovered from 4-1 down to tie with Corinthian while YM won their first ever IHL tie
A repeat of last year’s final and a string of former UCC players facing their alma mater mark the card for the first round of the third year of the IHL. The post also links through to a full rundown on the entrants for this edition.
What stands in the way of Railway reproducing their form of 2009/10 in the Irish Hockey League? Here’s what they are up against in the coming season with all 12 sides in this year’s women’s IHL outlined
The men’s hockey weekend is highlighted by the first series of IHL games while there is also action in division two. For all the fixtures, read on while there is also a link to a rundown of all this year’s runners and riders.
The runners and riders for the third men’s Irish Hockey League, the complete lowdown on each team’s history in the competition and how they will fare this time around.
World player of the year Jamie Dwyer was on hand to show off some of the skills that made him a World and Olympic champion and impart some of his knowledge to some of Ireland’s future stars at Grange Road last weekend. The diminutive Australian conducted a couple of coaching clinics which ran in tandem […]
Women’s IHL 2010 finalists Railway Union and Cork Harlequins will lock horns once again in next season’s competition in the group stages following last Sunday’s draw. The pair have been paired together once again having both retained their provinicial titles this season. They will be joined by a trio of Ulster sides, the returning Armagh […]
Leinster will have to make do with just four entrants in the 2010/11 Irish Hockey League as Old Alex were pipped in last weekend’s wildcard play-offs by Ballymoney and Catholic Institute. The Limerick side salvaged a draw on Friday night which proved key in the final reckoning despite Aoife Budd and Laura McCoy both rebounding […]
Men’s Irish Hockey League final Lisnagarvey 1 (Timmy Cockram) Pembroke 4 (Alan Sothern 3, Maurice Elliott) Alan Sothern’s hat-trick secured back-to-back Irish Hockey League titles for Pembroke as clinical precision and body on-the-line defending gave them an emphatic-looking final scoreline. For Lisnagarvey, they put it up to the national champions, earning nine corners which, had […]
ESB Women’s Irish Hockey League final Railway Union 4 (Jean McDonnell 2, Nikki Evans, Kate Dillon ps) Cork Harlequins 0 Railway Union enjoyed their biggest day in their 106 year history as they claimed their first outdoor national title in consummate style, showing a difference in class to end Cork Harlequins’ dreams of taking the […]
Men’s IHL semi-finals Lisnagarvey 6 (Mark Daniel 2, Timmy Cockram 2, Mark Raphael, Stephen Hunter) Corinthian 5 (Darren Kimfley, Brian Doherty 2, Lucas Piccioli, Andrew Cronje ps) after silver goal extra-time On a day of high drama, Lisnagarvey and Corinthian’s tie probably topped the lot with a fixture devoid of some of the earlier controversies […]
Men’s IHL semi-finals Pembroke 5 (Alan Sothern 2, Alan Giles, Mick O’Connor, Conor Harte) Glenanne 4 (Stephen Butler 2, Shane O’Donoghue, Jonathan Kane) after silver-goal extra-time Where to start! Pure madness all round as Pembroke rallied after giving up a four goal lead for Conor Harte to sweep home an angrily contested winner in the […]
ESB IHL semi-final: Pegasus 2 (Suzanne Beaney 2) Cork Harlequins 3 (Hilary Chapple, Antonia McGrath, Cliodhna Sargent) after silver-goal extra-time Cork Harlequins ended their Pegasus’ hoodoo in dramatic fashion, twice using penalty corner overtime to progress to their first national final since 2003 and ensured a new name will be on the club champion’s trophy. […]
ESB IHL semi-finals – Hermes 2 (Chloe Watkins 2, one ps) Railway Union 2 (Cecelia Joyce, Kate Dillon ps); Railway win 3-2 on penalties On what will go down as one of the most memorable days in Irish club hockey history, jammed with incident, controversy, four extra-time deciders and a whole world of talking points, […]
Given the history between Glenanne and Pembroke in the last 15 years, it is perhaps fitting that Stephen Butler – the Ireland record caps and goalscoring holder – gets one last shot at his club’s arch-rivals before sailing to shores anew. The two face off on Saturday afternoon in the semi-final, a stage earlier than […]