Suzanne Ferris has announced her retirement from first-team hockey after an illustrious career, spanning more than two decades with Belfast Harlequins and Pegasus during which she won every local and national trophy, writes John Flack
Belfast Harlequins retained their place in the women’s EY Hockey League as they got the best of under-strength Ulster rivals Lurgan 3-1 on Sunday morning in the promotion-relegation playoff.
UCD completed a perfect season as Clodagh Cassin’s perfect shoot-out record saw them edge out Hermes-Monkstown to yet another title at Grange Road.
Hermes-Monkstown eased into the women’s EY Champions Trophy final courtesy of a 6-2 win over Cork Harlequins who suffered badly in the absence of their international stars.
Clodagh Cassin kept out four shoot-outs to keep UCD in line for a potential treble as they snuck past Loreto after a scoreless first semi-final at Grange Road.
The women’s EYHL season reaches its denouement with UCD facing Loreto while Hermes-Monkstown take on Cork Harlequins while Sunday sees the finals and the promotion/relegation playoff tie
Trinity battled their way through to promotion to the EY Hockey League courtesy as they topped the Provincial Round-Robin series at Grange Road, leaping over Lurgan with a 2-0 win over Old Alex in the final game of the competition.
Old Alex shaded the women’s EY Hockey League playoffs as they won three from their four games before crucially drawing 2-2 to keep Muckross in second place at the Merrion Fleet Arena on Sunday evening.
UCD claimed the women’s EY Hockey League in dramatic fashion as Lena Tice struck two penalty corners to inflict a first defeat of the league season on Hermes-Monkstown, leap-frogging their Dublin rivals on the final day of the campaign.
Hermes-Monkstown will have the slight advantage going into their final day title decider against UCD next Saturday thanks to their 2-0 win over Pegasus.
The end of season showdown for the women’s EY Hockey League title between UCD and Hermes-Monkstown has been set after the two sides both won their respective games on week 17 of the season.
UCD and Hermes-Monkstown will hope for no slip-ups on the penultimate weekend of the women’s EY Hockey League season as they look to set up a final day showdown.
UCD and Hermes-Monkstown both won to close in on a final day showdown in the women’s EYHL; Pembroke reignited their bid to avoid the drop; Loreto close in on playoffs as Pegasus draw
After months of swinging fortunes, Saturday’s women’s EY Hockey League battle between Railway Union and Loreto at Park Avenue could well be one that finally tips the balance in each side’s favour in the race for the fourth Champions Trophy place.
Back-to-back wins for Railway Union saw them storm back into contention for one of the women’s EY Hockey League Champions Trophy places as they saw off Ulster Elks and Ards over the weekend.
While UCD and Hermes-Monkstown are mathematically assured of a place in the EY Champions Trophy – and Cork Harlequins one win away from joining them – the regular season silverware is still very much a target up for decision.
Single goal wins for Pegasus – at Loreto – and Ards against Ulster Elks means a glut of sides are still very much in the mix for the fourth EYHL Champions Trophy playoff place; UCD and Hermes-Monkstown march on
Hermes-Monkstown will look to quickly show that last Sunday’s Jacqui Potter Cup semi-final defeat to Railway Union was an aberration as the Merrion Fleet Arena outfit face a tester in women’s EY Hockey League.
Cork Harlequins strengthened their hold on a women’s EY Hockey League Champions Trophy with back to back wins; Belfast Quins beat Pembroke to move clear of Pembroke; UCD and Hermes-Monkstown march on
Pembroke’s bid to avoid the drop in the women’s EY Hockey League faces a critical battle on Saturday at Serpentine Avenue when they host Belfast Harlequins.