At the business end of the women’s IHL group stages, Railway Union and Armagh can go a long way to securing their place in the playoffs this weekend should either take victory from their meeting on Saturday.
Pronounced splits between top and bottom halves of the men’s IHL tables have the chance to be wedged further apart as the top three in each group will face a side less well off on Saturday.
IHL progression remains in the balance for Railway, Loreto, UCD and Hermes as both Pools look set to go down to the wire. The students and Loreto were the happiest, both bagging bonus point wins. The other pair dropped a place each in their respective tables.
Leinster’s teams produced a string of big results as YMCA and Glenanne came away from Cork with bonus point wins while Pembroke, Monkstown and Corinthian also stay on track with wins over Ulster opposition in the Irish Hockey League
One of the enduring inter-provincial rivalries, Hermes and Pegasus fight for the right to lead Pool A of the women’s ESB Irish Hockey League when they meet in Belfast on Sunday
The IHA has announced the new dates for the refixtures of the national level competitions which were wiped out by the recent weather conditions.
The Leinster Ladies Hockey Union and the men’s Leinster Branch of the Irish Hockey Association yesterday took the early decision to call off all fixtures under their jurisdiction for Saturday and Sunday.
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 […]