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Glens grind out Garvey draw as Town soar

Glens grind out Garvey draw as Town soar

November 7, 2010 | 126 views | Leave a comment

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.

Late goals order of the day for Hermes and UCD

Late goals order of the day for Hermes and UCD

November 7, 2010 | 126 views | Leave a comment

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.

Glens and Garvey to light up Tallaght

Glens and Garvey to light up Tallaght

November 5, 2010 | 318 views | Comments (9)

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.

Loreto and Pegs’ tie underpins Pool A

Loreto and Pegs’ tie underpins Pool A

November 5, 2010 | 101 views | Leave a comment

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.

Leinster quartet record IHL full-house

Leinster quartet record IHL full-house

October 10, 2010 | 240 views | Comments (10)

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

Glens produce incredible fightback as Panther strikes

Glens produce incredible fightback as Panther strikes

October 10, 2010 | 180 views | Comments (13)

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

Old rivalries and friendships put to IHL test

Old rivalries and friendships put to IHL test

October 8, 2010 | 283 views | Leave a comment

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.

Women’s IHL 2010/11: Runners and Riders

Women’s IHL 2010/11: Runners and Riders

October 8, 2010 | 287 views | Comments (1)

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

Men’s IHL back with a familiar bang

Men’s IHL back with a familiar bang

October 8, 2010 | 131 views | Leave a comment

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.

Men’s IHL 2010/11: Runners and Riders

Men’s IHL 2010/11: Runners and Riders

October 8, 2010 | 143 views | Comments (1)

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.

Jamie Dwyer enjoys busy day at Grange Road

Jamie Dwyer enjoys busy day at Grange Road

May 19, 2010 | 98 views | Comments (1)

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 […]

Rematches abound for IHL mark three

Rematches abound for IHL mark three

May 19, 2010 | 94 views | Leave a comment

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 […]

Alex ousted as Inst up for IHL debut

Alex ousted as Inst up for IHL debut

May 17, 2010 | 77 views | Leave a comment

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 […]

Sothern triple brings back-to-back glory

Sothern triple brings back-to-back glory

May 16, 2010 | 154 views | Leave a comment

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 […]

Emphatic Railway claim maiden outdoor title

Emphatic Railway claim maiden outdoor title

May 16, 2010 | 131 views | Leave a comment

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 […]

Cockram silver goal ends red's run

Cockram silver goal ends red's run

May 16, 2010 | 103 views | Leave a comment

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 […]

Controversial Harte strike ends Glens dreams

Controversial Harte strike ends Glens dreams

May 16, 2010 | 91 views | Leave a comment

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 […]

Mighty Quins end Pegasus hoodoo

Mighty Quins end Pegasus hoodoo

May 16, 2010 | 101 views | Leave a comment

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. […]

Penalty drama but Railway on track

Penalty drama but Railway on track

May 16, 2010 | 84 views | Comments (1)

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, […]

Pembroke injuries open door for Glens

Pembroke injuries open door for Glens

May 14, 2010 | 58 views | Leave a comment

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 […]