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
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
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.
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.
Check out the highlights of week five of the EY Hockey League produced by KH Hockey Productions
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.
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
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.
It’s often said that there’s no substitute for playing and Vanessa Beattie (formerly Surgeoner) is living proof of the old adage, having been forced to take a year out as she bids to recover from injury.
Pegasus and Loreto maintained their perfect starts to the women’s EY Hockey League season with strong wins in Dublin to lead the way in the division at this early stage.
The women’s EY Hockey League’s early phases feature another series of intriguing ties with Pembroke’s second away day to Ulster in succession a highlight.
Chloe Watkins made a winning return to Monkstown as her single goal in the 55th minute saw Monkstown beat Lurgan in a high-class tie on the first day of the EY Hockey League Division 2.
Pegasus made a major statement win over UCD on the opening day of the women’s EYHL campaign; Muckross gain point on debut; Belfast Quins, Railway and Loreto win too
The first women’s EY Hockey League Division 2 tips off this weekend with the new league acting as the route to the top tier while also having the target of bridging the gap between the national and provincial and leagues.
After a ground-breaking summer for Irish hockey, the World Cup stars have dispersed far and wide ahead of the new women’s club season which gets underway in earnest this weekend.
Ards will largely look to promote from within as they look to cover the departures of Linzi Hamilton, Kerri McDonald and their star woman Chloe Brown
Belfast Harlequins will look to build on a reasonably upbeat second season in the league since promotion with World Cup stars Lizzie Colvin and Zoe Wilson driving things on.
The team has changed significantly through the loss of a few key players with Roisin Upton returning to her old club in Limerick
The EY Champions Trophy winners have enjoyed a productive summer with the addition of some rising talent.