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Sothern triple brings back-to-back glory

Sothern triple brings back-to-back glory

May 16, 2010 | 298 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 | 239 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 | 196 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 | 171 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 | 201 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 | 191 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 | 132 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 […]

Final four bullish over IHL chances

Final four bullish over IHL chances

May 14, 2010 | 188 views | Leave a comment

All four ESB women’s IHL semi-finalists have reported clean bills of health as a fascinating weekend starts with a bang tomorrow morning when Railway Union face Hermes for the seventh time in all competitions this season. Railway have just one absentee from last Sunday’s Irish Senior Cup final penalties defeat, Hannah de Burgh-Whyte is exam-tied. Speaking […]

Alex face stern test in IHL wildcards

Alex face stern test in IHL wildcards

May 14, 2010 | 200 views | Leave a comment

Old Alex bid to retain their place in the IHL via the playoff route gets underway this evening at Grange Road as they battle it out with Munster’s third ranked side, Catholic Institute. Both sides are bolstered by returning stars. Alex welcome back Roisin Flinn following her WCQ travels while Institute have Irish captain Eimear […]

Extended career pays off for Gray

Extended career pays off for Gray

May 14, 2010 | 196 views | Leave a comment

A year ago, Johnny Gray was playing at Grange Road in what might have been his swansong, thoughts of retirement abounding after a tough season with Lisnagarvey had just yielded an IHL wildcard place. Fast-forward a year and the 34 year-old is a club player-of-the-year nominee and is already committed to giving at least one […]

"Do the Dwyer" at Grange Road

"Do the Dwyer" at Grange Road

May 12, 2010 | 165 views | Comments (2)

Current world player of the year Jamie Dwyer will host hockey clinics, organised by Three Rock Rovers in conjunction with Ed SPorts on Saturday, May 15 for boys and girls aged from 14-17 years-old in tandem with the Irish Hockey League finals weekend at Grange Road. The event offers a great opportunity for any young hockey players […]

YM secure debut IHL place in style

YM secure debut IHL place in style

May 9, 2010 | 137 views | Leave a comment

IHL Wildcard Playoff YMCA 8 (Luke Chadwick 2, Mikey Fry 2, Andy Walker 2, Simon Mills, Richie Pedreschi) Bandon 0 YMCA confirmed their place in the 2010/11 IHL proper in style as they burst out of the blocks at Grange Road this morning and never looked back against a Bandon side who have now missed […]

Garvey win; Bandon and YM showdown

Garvey win; Bandon and YM showdown

May 8, 2010 | 160 views | Leave a comment

IHL Wildcard playoffs: Lisnagarvey 3 (Timmy Cockram, Johnny Gray, Mark Raphael) Bandon 1 (Rob Smyth) Lisnagarvey bagged the win they needed to ease into the IHL for a third consecutive year as they picked up their second win in quick succession, beating Bandon 3-1 at Grange Road this afternoon. Timmy Cockram spectacularly dragged home the […]

Garvey on edge of IHL return

Garvey on edge of IHL return

May 7, 2010 | 162 views | Leave a comment

IHL Wildcard Playoff: Lisnagarvey 1 (Timmy Cockram) YMCA 0 Timmy Cockram’s low, 20th minute drag-flick handed Lisnagarvey the major initiative in the IHL wildcard playoffs as they took the spoils at Serpentine Avenue this evening against YMCA. The Irish international scored with the only goal of a cagey game in which the Dubliners produced plenty […]

YM ready for IHL wildcard playoffs

YM ready for IHL wildcard playoffs

May 6, 2010 | 186 views | Leave a comment

YMCA begin their bid to reach the IHL for the first time on Friday night (8.15pm, Serpentine Avenue) as they battle Lisnagarvey, the side who have excelled in the premier competition but struggled in their domestic Ulster league, precipitating the change of date. YM go into the three team competition – Bandon get underway on […]

Corinthian join Pembroke and Glens in final four

Corinthian join Pembroke and Glens in final four

May 1, 2010 | 163 views | Comments (1)

Men’s Irish Hockey League – round five Pool A: Corinthian 4 (Andrew Cronje, Conor Motyer, Darren Kimfley 2) Instonians 2 (Mark Irwin, Chris Kirk) Corinthian claimed the second semi-final berth in Pool A behind Pembroke as they took the spoils at Whitechurch Park this afternoon to leap-frog Instonians and make it three Leinster side’s in […]

IHL wildcard weekend brought forward

IHL wildcard weekend brought forward

April 20, 2010 | 182 views | Comments (2)

YMCA’s bid for a place in the 2010/11 Irish Hockey League has been brought forward to May 7-9 in the wake of Lisnagarvey’s likely semi-final place in this year’s competition. The wildcard playoffs for the final two IHL places were set to be played on the weekend of May 14-16 but ‘Garvey’s changeable form between […]

Glens and Garvey in control of Pool B

Glens and Garvey in control of Pool B

April 18, 2010 | 208 views | Comments (1)

Irish Hockey League Pool B (Saturday results) Saturday: Glenanne 3 (Gary Shaw 2, Stephen Butler) Lisnagarvey 2 (Mark Raphael, Johnny Gray) Stephen Butler’s rising rocket five minutes from time was the decisive factor to edge a superb encounter at St Mark’s in which Lisnagarvey came back from the dead to tie the fixture up only […]

Pembroke through, three way scrap for second

Pembroke through, three way scrap for second

April 18, 2010 | 177 views | Leave a comment

Irish Hockey League Pool A Saturday: Pembroke 3 (Alan Sothern, Gordon Elliott, Andy McConnell) Corinthian 0 Reigning champions Pembroke confirmed their place in the finals weekend of the Irish Hockey League as they sweep past Corinthian at a sun-baked Serpentine Avenue and will top Pool A with a game to spare. Maurice Elliott earned a […]

IHL semi-final picture to be painted

IHL semi-final picture to be painted

April 16, 2010 | 184 views | Comments (1)

Reigning champions Pembroke stand with one foot already in the final four of the second edition of the Irish Hockey League and will become the first side to confirm that status with a pool game to spare if they garner a win on Saturday. Standing in their way, though, is a Corinthian side that have […]