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Hermes through as Pembroke denied in thriller

Hermes through as Pembroke denied in thriller

March 14, 2010 | 85 views | Comments (12)

Hermes and Cork Harlequins were the big winners in the final round of women’s IHL group matches, denying reigning champions Loreto and Pembroke in the race for the semi-final places. Needing a draw to advance, Hermes struck twice in the second half of their tie to end Loreto’s dreams of keeping the title in Beaufort, […]

D-day for Leinster trio's IHL dreams

D-day for Leinster trio's IHL dreams

March 13, 2010 | 81 views | Leave a comment

Crunch time for Pembroke, Hermes and Loreto as they bid for the three remaining slots in the semi-finals of the Irish Hockey League on Sunday. Both are involved in local derbies to decide their fate, hoping to join Railway Union in the final four with an albeit very remote chance of an all-Leinster play-offs weekend […]

Leinster trio progress IHL chances

Leinster trio progress IHL chances

March 7, 2010 | 87 views | Comments (21)

Pembroke, Corinthian and Glenanne all strengthened their claims for an IHL semi-final place while Saturday set-backs for Three Rock and Monkstown saw their challenges all but go up in smoke. Corinthian’s fourth quarter comeback sees them maintain second spot in Pool A as they came from 3-1 down to draw with play-off rivals Banbridge 3-3 […]

Garryduff sees change of Irish guard

Garryduff sees change of Irish guard

March 5, 2010 | 118 views | Leave a comment

The changing of the international guard takes place at Garryduff this weekend as Stephen Butler and Graham Shaw play their first fixture since their retirement in midweek from international hockey. It is with a certain aptitude that their opponents, Cork C of I, feature the next two most capped players in the current set-up, David […]

Railway advance; Hermes, Loreto and Pembroke all stay in semi-final shake-up

Railway advance; Hermes, Loreto and Pembroke all stay in semi-final shake-up

February 28, 2010 | 124 views | Leave a comment

Pool A: Cork C of I 0 Railway Union 2 (Patricia O’Dwyer, Sinead Walsh) First half goals from Patricia O’Dwyer and Sinead Walsh helped Railway Union become the first side to advance to the last four of the IHL, getting the better of Cork C of I, to make it through with a game to […]

Loreto and Hermes destiny intertwined

Loreto and Hermes destiny intertwined

February 26, 2010 | 64 views | Leave a comment

Though they do not face off directly this weekend, 2009 finalists Hermes and Loreto remain at loggerheads in the IHL Pool B quest for a return to the play-off stages. With their ultimate destiny intertwined and likely to be decided when they meet on March 14, both require away wins at Randalstown and UCC, respectively. […]

Pembroke and Garvey in pole position

Pembroke and Garvey in pole position

January 25, 2010 | 101 views | Leave a comment

Men’s Irish Hockey League results: Group A: Pembroke 3 (Justin Sherriff 2, Alan Sothern) Cork Harlequins 0 Pembroke were held at bay for long periods by Cork Harlequins, in particular by Reinout Mensink, but their overall dominance eventually won out as they picked up a bonus point win courtesy of Justin Sherriff’s late double. In […]

Leinster sides keep it in-house for IHL

Leinster sides keep it in-house for IHL

January 22, 2010 | 76 views | Leave a comment

Derby day in the IHL as four key ties remain within provincial boundaries sees all five Leinster sides stay within city limits on Saturday with Corinthian and Pembroke looking to strengthen their position after opening day wins in Group A. For the ‘Broke, David Harte is again the major injury concern for the visit of […]

Women's IHL: Railway end Ballymoney hoodoo

Women's IHL: Railway end Ballymoney hoodoo

December 5, 2009 | 132 views | Comments (2)

Pool A Saturday: Ballymoney 1 (Lyndsey McVicker) Railway Union 4 (Kate Dillon, Cecelia Joyce, Isobel Joyce, Kate McKenna) Railway ended their barren run at Ballymoney in some style as they won at the Joey Dunlop Centre for the first time in six efforts in stunning fashion, maintaining their 100pc record in all competitions. Kate McKenna […]

Men's IHL: Reds take to IHL in style

Men's IHL: Reds take to IHL in style

December 5, 2009 | 91 views | Comments (31)

Pool A Banbridge 1 (Hugh McShane) Pembroke 2 (Conor Harte, Alan Sothern) Pembroke began their IHL defence with victory, surviving a tense closing quarter to secure three points and maintain their perfect run to date in all competitions. Bann pick up a losing bonus point but start the group on the back foot and now […]

Bann to test Pembroke IHL retention credentials

Bann to test Pembroke IHL retention credentials

December 4, 2009 | 109 views | Comments (3)

The Irish Hockey League returns for its second installation tomorrow with a series of enticing games around the country, none more so than in Havelock Park where Banbridge attempt to foil Pembroke’s hopes of beginning their defence in style. The ‘Broke will be without Gordon Elliott and Justin Sherriff but are one club able to […]

Men's IHL: Runners and riders

Men's IHL: Runners and riders

December 4, 2009 | 97 views | Comments (8)

IHL 2009/10 Groups: Pool A: Pembroke, Cork Harlequins, Monkstown, Instonians, Banbridge, Corinthian Pool B: Glenanne, Three Rock Rovers, Cookstown, Lisnagarvey, Annadale, Cork C of I Pool A Banbridge Last Year: semi-finalists IHL Record: Pl 6 W4 D0 L2 GF 20 GA 14 Qualification as: 2nd in Ulster The lowdown: Another side to be affected by […]

Loreto face uphill IHL battle

Loreto face uphill IHL battle

December 4, 2009 | 89 views | Comments (3)

Reigning champions Loreto will hope to resurrect their IHL hopes in on Sunday after no wins from their first two games this time out. It comes in stark contrast to their league form which has been untouchable to date with the attacking guile of Nikki Keegan, Niamh Small and Nikki Symmons dovetailing perfectly with Nicci […]

IHA announce key refixes to women's calendar

IHA announce key refixes to women's calendar

December 2, 2009 | 69 views | Comments (15)

* UPDATE: since this story was first posted the IHA has subsequently taken on board a request UCD to move the game from the December date due to exams. The ISC semi-finals will now be played on January 16, 2010. The IHA today confirmed the revised dates for the ESB Irish Senior Cup semi-finals and […]

Leinster ladies' eyes on ISC final four

Leinster ladies' eyes on ISC final four

November 27, 2009 | 86 views | Comments (9)

Crunch time in the ESB Irish Senior Cup as Leinster’s leading ladies seek to keep the trophy in the capital for a second successive year with the tournament already reaching the business end. Ireland’s World Cup qualifier has seen the women’s ISC and IHL matches moved to much earlier dates this season and the confirmation […]

Railway on track but Hermes and Loreto drop points

Railway on track but Hermes and Loreto drop points

October 18, 2009 | 78 views | Comments (8)

Women’s IHL Week One round-up: Leinster champions Railway Union gave notice of their intent in this year’s IHL in Saturday’s evening game at Park Avenue with a resounding 4-1 win over competition newcomers Ards. A goal in each quarter was the order of the day as Mick McKinnon’s side continued their perfect start to the […]

Pembroke produce sublime IHL comeback

Pembroke produce sublime IHL comeback

October 17, 2009 | 89 views | Comments (3)

Women’s IHL Round One (Saturday fixtures): Pembroke scored twice in the closing quarter to succeed where many have come away empty-handed as they snatched a draw against Ballymoney at the Joey Dunlop Centre, a more than useful two points to begin this year’s IHL campaign. The hosts had bossed the opening stages and built up […]

Hermes and Pegasus raise curtain on IHL season

Hermes and Pegasus raise curtain on IHL season

October 15, 2009 | 101 views | Comments (3)

As curtain-raisers go, drawing the winners of ten of the past 11 national club titles would take some beating. Hermes host Pegasus at UCD on Sunday in a defining Pool B tie in a fixture usually reserved for the Springtime. Shelley Sloan swaps navy for red while Nikki Evans has moved on but there will […]

The Women's IHL runners and riders

The Women's IHL runners and riders

October 15, 2009 | 91 views | Comments (1)

IHL 2009/10 Groups: Pool A: Railway Union, Ballymoney, Ards, Pembroke, Cork Harlequins, Cork C of I Pool B: Pegasus, Hermes, Loreto, Randalstown, UCC, Old Alex Pool A Ards Last Year: n/a IHL Record: First appearance Qualified as: 3rd in Ulster The lowdown: Losses to Lisnagarvey and Armagh in the past fortnight is not the ideal […]