A full boat of women’s EY Hockey League and a series of key games in Leinster Division One mark a great weekend of action with plenty of movement on the cards
With Ireland’s senior men concluding their World Cup warm-up programme on Monday in the Netherlands, there is another limited series of top-line matches on offer.
With Ireland’s senior men in Belgium continuing their World Cup preparations, just two men’s EY Hockey League matches were on the agenda with Glenanne and Pembroke making big moves.
All the reports, videos and reaction from day six of the women’s EYHL as Loreto and Pegasus made it five wins from six; UCD moved back into third place while Railway got an important win to move away from the bottom spaces
Glenanne have the chance to move into first place when they host Annadale at St Andrew’s in one of just two men’s EY Hockey League ties on the agenda.
Belfast Harlequins moved into the top three on Wednesday night in their game brought forward from the weekend against Ards, putting them within one point of the leading duo.
Loreto moved into a share of the lead with victory at Pegasus; UCD are third with Old Alex, Pembroke and Cork Harlequins all making positive moves on week five of the women’s EYHL
UCD got a crucial away win at Bandon in men’s EYHL2, keeping them top alongside Railway Union in Pool 1; Corinthian recorded a thumping 5-2 win over Inst while Kilkeel won at UCC
Glenanne fought back three times to keep up their unbeaten record, denying YMCA their first win in the men’s EY Hockey League; Cork C of I, meanwhile, shared the spoils with Cookstown
The women’s EY Hockey League’s top two showdown at Queen’s on Sunday with Pegasus’ 100% record being put to the test by hot on their heels Loreto.
Matters at the bottom of the men’s EY Hockey League, for the most part, take centre stage this weekend as the schedule is trimmed to two games due to the international series in Valencia.
Check out the highlights of week five of the EY Hockey League produced by KH Hockey Productions
Banbridge moved four points clear at the top of the men’s EYHL; Glenanne leap-frog TRR; Lisnagarvey, Pembroke and Annadale all get back to winning ways
Pegasus continue to set the pace in the women’s EY Hockey League; Loreto and UCD are giving chase while Pembroke and Belfast Harlequins got wins in week four of the competition
Plenty of old friends will meet up at Milltown as Old Alex’s fruitful start to the season sees them host UCD with both sides sitting on six points after two games.
Banbridge and Three Rock Rovers moved into the top two spots in midweek with their hard-fought wins over Annadale and Monkstown, respectively, ahead of a big weekend in the men’s EY Hockey League.
Abbie Russell’s first half double earned UCD a fine win over Loreto; Aine Connery’s hat trick saw Alex continue their good start; Pegasus stay top; Pembroke and Cork Quins off the mark
Banbridge eked out a one-point lead at the top as Pembroke and Lisnagarvey both lost; Glenanne remain unbeaten with superb second half show as Rovers and Monkstown win too
Queen’s, Corinthian and Monkstown all made it two wins from two while Catholic Institute won their opening tie as women’s EYHL2 heats up.
The opening day of Pool A and B of the newly introduced EY Hockey League Division 2 produced two wildly contrasting ties with the former characterised by two close-run battles while Pool B saw big scorelines.