The two student sides had memorable wins with UCD striking late against Pegasus and Trinity seeing off Ards to give their respective targets big boosts; Railway close in on top four as Cork Quins also score late
UCD can take another massive step toward retaining the women’s EY Hockey League title this weekend if they can raid Pegasus on Saturday; here’s the women’s weekend preview with lots of key ties on the agenda
All of the weekend’s national and provincial level hockey fixtures have all been postponed; Hockey Ireland, meanwhile, are looking at what can be done toward a winter break; Bann awarded Champs Trophy hosting
UCD consolidated their place at the top as Cork Harlequins won the big tie against Pegasus at the top of the women’s EYHL; Trinity struck late for a draw; Loreto and Railway land 2-0 wins
Pegasus and Cork Harlequins face a make-or-break battle at Queen’s as the second and third placed sides in the women’s EY Hockey League in their respective title pursuits.
Katie Mullan’s deflected goal nicked a 1-0 win over Loreto for UCD; Cork won the Quins battle in a 4-3 thriller; Pegasus stay in the title mix while Ards and Railway also moved back into the top five
Eleven of Graham Shaw’s most recent Irish women’s squad will line out at Beaufort on Saturday ahead of their departure for Benalmadena for a warm-weather camp, combined with four games against Spain.
UCD showed the sharper edge against Cork Harlequins to build a four-point lead in the women’s EYHL; draws abounded elsewhere while Belfast Harlequins jumped up to fifth place
Cork Harlequins’ date with UCD is the marquee EY Hockey League game of a brilliant weekend of women’s hockey on the agenda with the National Indoor Trophy finals on Sunday
UCD and Cork Harlequins set up a thrilling January showdown as they both produced big wins over the weekend, keeping the women’s EY Hockey League very tight going into the winter break.
The women’s EY Hockey League promises one final series of competitive twists and turns before the Christmas break with the final round of games before the winter break kicks in.
Pembroke and Hermes-Monkstown both scored important victories in their bids to avoid relegation from the women’s EY Hockey League over a weather-curtailed weekend; Old Alex moved further clear in Leinster
With snow and frost abounding, it looks set for a potentially curtailed schedule across the women’s EYHL, Leinster Division One and Irish Hockey Trophy competitions with a number already postponed.
Lena Tice’s 40th minute penalty stroke kept UCD’s slender lead at the head of the women’s EY Hockey League; Loreto close the gap to the top four as Cork Quins and Pegasus roll on; Belfast Quins and Trinity draw
The early season roller-coaster in the women’s EYHL enters day seven after two changes in leadership last weekend and five teams still covered by just three points.
A Sunday win for UCD saw them return to the top of the women’s EY Hockey League, moving above Cork Harlequins who salvaged a draw at Belfast Quins; Pegasus and Ards also won while Railway and Trinity drew
Cork Harlequins moved clear at the top of the women’s EYHL table; they beat Monkstown while Railway Union, UCD, Ards and Loreto also progressed their points total on day five of the campaign
The double-weekend means plenty of twists and turns for the women’s EY Hockey League with three unbeaten records being put to the test and six teams still covered by three points at this early stage of the campaign.
Cork Harlequins and Pegasus produced big wins to move into a share of the lead in the women’s EY Hockey League, taking advantage of UCD’s 0-0 draw with Pembroke to move above the reigning champions.
With three points covering first to ninth, the women’s EY Hockey League is very much in formation mode with plenty of movement likely over the course of the weekend.