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YM ready for IHL wildcard playoffs

YM ready for IHL wildcard playoffs

May 6, 2010 | 210 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 | 188 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 | 211 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 | 234 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 | 204 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 | 209 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 […]

Finals season tips off as venues confirmed

Finals season tips off as venues confirmed

April 8, 2010 | 204 views | Comments (3)

Grange Road will once again host the Men and ESB women final’s weekend of the Irish Hockey League, it has been announced today, with the wildcard event also likely to be played at the same venue on May 14 to 16. As last year, a stand will be erected at the ground for the weekend […]

Hermes through as Pembroke denied in thriller

Hermes through as Pembroke denied in thriller

March 14, 2010 | 216 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 | 224 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 | 214 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 | 243 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 | 278 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 | 208 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 | 245 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 | 222 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 | 276 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 | 219 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 | 258 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 | 246 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 | 226 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 […]