Railway Union will look to remain the dominant force in the Jacqui Potter Cup as they bid for their sixth success since 2011 on Sunday against Old Alex.
Glenanne face a monster weekend as the EYHL leaders host Banbridge on Saturday before they endeavour to win back the Mills Cup on Sunday from Three Rock Rovers on a busy bank holiday weekend.
Pegasus’s brilliant 3-2 win against Loreto saw the lead swap hands at the head of the women’s EY Hockey League as the Ulster side are now the side to beat in the division.
Trinity recorded a big win in Pool A of women’s EYHL2 to keep plenty of intrigue as the initial stage of the competition races to a conclusion over the next month.
The four sides for the EYHL2 semi-finalists were confirmed as Railway Union, UCD, Corinthian and Instonians all made it through with a game to spare with the final round being solely to decide who plays who.
Glenanne’s unbeaten record came to an end but that was mitigated against as both title rivals Lisnagarvey and Banbridge also dropped points; YMCA and Cookstown both drew to leave Cork C of I a further point adrift
Glenanne will put Three Rock Rovers’ recent improved form to the test as last year’s EY Champions Trophy finalists face another big battle at Grange Road.
Loreto and Pegasus face a potentially season-defining battle at Grange Road as the women’s EY Hockey League’s top two face off.
Trinity and Queen’s University LHC are hoping to raise awareness that hockey is a welcoming sport for the LGBT community with a pre-match initiative next Saturday ahead of their EYHL2 game.
The top three continued their march to the EY Champions Trophy playoffs with Loreto seeing off Ards, Pegasus accounting for Railway Union and UCD beating both Old Alex and Ards over the weekend.
Glenanne moved three points clear at the top of the men’s EY Hockey League table though things remain incredibly tight with Banbridge and Lisnagarvey just behind them with a game in hand while YM enjoyed a big win at the bottom
Banbridge and Lisnagarvey’s Saturday night tie and YMCA’s hosting of Cork C of I look set to be the weekend’s pivotal battles in the men’s EY Hockey League.
Alex Speers reckons Railway Union will pose a stiff test on Saturday at Malone as Pegasus aim to close the gap at the top of the EY Hockey League table, writes John Flack.
Old Alex got a crucial EYHL victory while Naas got a vital success in Leinster Division One; the top three in the province continue to roll on at pace, meanwhile; here’s a round-up of the women’s weekend action
The leading three put daylight between themselves and the chasers in the men’s EY Hockey League as Glenanne, Banbridge and Lisnagarvey all recorded fine wins.
Denis Pritchard feels his Cork C of I side are just “one or two results away from being a mid-table” side as they face up to a big double weekend in Ulster.
Loreto strengthened their position at the head of women’s EY Hockey League with a hard-fought 3-2 win over in-form Railway Union, moving them four points clear.
YMCA created a piece of club history as they won their first ever EYHL game; Glenanne returned to the top as Banbridge and TRR drew; Lisnagarvey won 3-2 twice against Dublin opposition while Monkstown had mixed fortunes
Catholic Institute moved within touching distance of the playoff stages of the women’s EY Hockey League Division 2 as they swept to a 3-0 win at Lurgan.
Railway Union jumped up three places in the women’s EY Hockey League with a huge 5-1 away win over Belfast Harlequins as Zara Delany netted a hat trick; Pegasus and Loreto also won while Cork Harlequins had a strong victory at Old Alex