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Rovers and Alex secure opening IHL wins

Rovers and Alex secure opening IHL wins

May 7, 2011 | 296 views | Leave a comment

Three Rock Rovers and Old Alex gave their hopes of qualifying for the 2011/12 Irish Hockey League a big boost as both recorded wins on the opening night of the wildcard playoffs in Garryduff.

Rovers and Alex face IHL wildcard playoffs

Rovers and Alex face IHL wildcard playoffs

May 6, 2011 | 294 views | Leave a comment

With Munster sides finally getting their wish of home advantage, Three Rock Rovers and Old Alex travel south to Garryduf this afternoon hoping they can negotiate the IHL wildcard playoffs.

Bann back in the big time after 20 years

Bann back in the big time after 20 years

May 1, 2011 | 659 views | Comments (11)

Banbridge claimed their first All-Ireland club title since 1991 as Owen Magee’s penalty shoot-out goal denied their Lisnagarvey hosts the men’s Irish Hockey League title on the Comber Road.

Beaney bashes Pegasus to All-Ireland double

Beaney bashes Pegasus to All-Ireland double

May 1, 2011 | 621 views | Leave a comment

Suzanne Beaney’s superb hat-trick signed off on a remarkable double – the first since 2007 – as Pegasus powered their way to the ESB Electric Ireland Irish Hockey league title, beating Hermes 4-1.

All Ulster final as Pembroke and Glens ousted

All Ulster final as Pembroke and Glens ousted

April 30, 2011 | 683 views | Comments (1)

Ulster sides Lisnagarvey and Banbridge will contest the men’s IHL final with Pembroke’s two-year reign coming to an end this evening while Glenanne’s extra-time misery in this competition continues, losing in a shoot-out to Bann

Pegasus on for national double as Hermes qualify for European berth

Pegasus on for national double as Hermes qualify for European berth

April 30, 2011 | 461 views | Leave a comment

Pegasus got the better of UCD for the second time in a fortnight to make it through to a women’s IHL final for the first time while Hermes’ three-goal blitz in the third quarter saw them advance ahead of Railway Union

National double would provide solace for Ulster setback: Boyles

National double would provide solace for Ulster setback: Boyles

April 29, 2011 | 311 views | Comments (3)

Despite the ending of their 13-year reign as Ulster champions, Pegasus stand on the cusp of one of their most memorable years as they seek to add the women’s IHL title to the Irish Senior Cup title they won just a fortnight ago.

Pritchard looks to Pembroke’s ‘unknown quantity’ on IHL finals weekend

Pritchard looks to Pembroke’s ‘unknown quantity’ on IHL finals weekend

April 29, 2011 | 404 views | Leave a comment

Pembroke’s reign as the only men’s winner of the Irish Hockey League will be out to its severest test this weekend as they attempt to bounce back from their EHL capitulation, facing Lisnagarvey while Glenanne play Banbridge

Garvey to host IHL finals weekend

Garvey to host IHL finals weekend

March 23, 2011 | 282 views | Comments (5)

Lisnagarvey and their Comber Road home have been announced as the hosts for the Irish Hockey League finals weekend on April 30 to May 1 following the tender process.

Three from four but Loreto left outside

Three from four but Loreto left outside

March 21, 2011 | 278 views | Leave a comment

Three of Leinster’s four sides qualified for the women’s IHL semi-finals but, for the one that missed out, Loreto will have a familiar sinking feeling despite posting a fine win over Hermes.

Good and Magowan steal the show late on

Good and Magowan steal the show late on

March 20, 2011 | 336 views | Comments (11)

Late goals at Serpentine Avenue and Havelock Park provided massive twists of fortune for Pembroke and Banbridge as they took the men’s IHL semi-final berths from Pool B on an incredible afternoon’s action.

Hermes and Loreto reprise 2010 showdown

Hermes and Loreto reprise 2010 showdown

March 18, 2011 | 2,276 views | Leave a comment

For a second year running, Hermes and Loreto showdown for the second place in the women’s Pool A IHL semi-finals after Pegasus took the first spot last week. UCD are already home and hosed and Railway are set to join them

Judgement day for men’s IHL hopefuls

Judgement day for men’s IHL hopefuls

March 18, 2011 | 328 views | Comments (13)

With Lisnagarvey winning 3-1 in Cookstown on Thursday night, their home tie with Corinthian is very much the key tie on the men’s IHL Pool A’s judgement day. Four sides, meanwhile, are in the mix in Pool B

College reach second national semi-final

College reach second national semi-final

March 14, 2011 | 263 views | Leave a comment

Pegasus and UCD became the first two sides to confirm their places on IHL final’s weekend as they notched bonus point victories this weekend to head up their respective groups.

Leinster quartet move into IHL playoff places

Leinster quartet move into IHL playoff places

March 14, 2011 | 377 views | Comments (3)

In stark contrast to the Irish Senior Cup, Leinster sides currently occupy all of the men’s IHL playoff places after a weekend which saw Monkstown, YM, Corinthian and Glenanne win with only Pembroke faltering

Railway’s McKinnon back on familiar turf

Railway’s McKinnon back on familiar turf

March 11, 2011 | 2,163 views | Leave a comment

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.

Half dozen on edge of IHL elimination

Half dozen on edge of IHL elimination

March 11, 2011 | 4,029 views | Comments (4)

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.

Leinster quartet all still alive in women’s IHL

Leinster quartet all still alive in women’s IHL

February 6, 2011 | 441 views | Leave a comment

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 quintet bounce back in IHL

Leinster quintet bounce back in IHL

February 6, 2011 | 323 views | Leave a comment

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

Hermes-Pegasus contest mythological battle

Hermes-Pegasus contest mythological battle

February 4, 2011 | 3,769 views | Comments (8)

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