John Flack spoke to a number of different club coaches, managers and officials about their thoughts on the season being “finished” and how they hope the key decisions play out in the next few weeks
The 2019/20 club season has been deemed “finished” by Hockey Ireland with exactly how this affects the national and provincial leagues set to be confirmed in the coming weeks.
With Thursday night’s news that Irish Rugby has cancelled all their club competitions for the remainder of the season with immediate effct, it brought into focus the difficulties that face Hockey Ireland to try and complete the domestic season.
Monkstown picked up six points out of eight in women’s EYHL2 to strengthen their claim for a semi spot as Ards run up 12; Corinthian assured of top in Pool A with plenty in chase
A manic double-weekend in the women’s EYHL ended as it started with Loreto leading the way by three points but that situation only occurred with one of the last touches on Sunday evening.
At the 11th attempt, Belfast Harlequins finally got their first win of the season, giving them hope of surviving in the women’s EYHL; leaders Loreto drew with Catholic Institute in the only other game to completed as Storm Jorge took hold
Top spot in the women’s EY Hockey League continues to be a hot potato as Loreto returned back above Old Alex and Pegasus in midweek with a big come-from-behind win over Railway Union.
For a third week running, there is a different club on top of the women’s EY Hockey League which continues to throw up dramatic twists and turns; read the round-up and see the clips and pics
Corinthian became the first side to reach the EYHL2 final four with Trinity and Lurgan drawing; Pool B was washed out while Naas were the big winners in the Leinster games played
All five of the women’s EY Hockey League Division 1 ties defied the weather to serve up a series of close-run battles with Pegasus moving back out on their own at the top of the table.
Loreto moved three points clear at the head of the women’s EYHL as Old Alex landed a big win at Pegasus; Belfast Quins nick draw against Muckross while Pembroke tie with Insta. UCD saw off Railway
Muckross striker Anna O’Flanagan says the spread of talent across the women’s EY Hockey League has made the national division as competitive as it has ever been.
Corinthian won a cracking contest at Garryduff to make it five wins from five in Pool A of the women’s EYHL Division 2; Ards top Pool B after grabbing a late draw at Queen’s
Loreto picked up a strong win over Belfast Harlequins to move into a share of top spot as Pegasus drew with Muckross; Old Alex, UCD and Cork Harlequins win, too
If the second phase of the women’s EY Hockey League season matches the pre-Christmas encounters, it promises to be an epic run from now until May. Just one game had more than two goals in the difference of the 34 played to date; lots of late goals have seen points swing from side to side. […]
Loreto closed the gap significantly at the top of the women’s EY Hockey League with two wins over the weekend, moving within two points of leaders Pegasus.
Pegasus produced yet another almighty comeback to beat Pembroke and move clear in women’s EYHL; Old Alex and UCD recorded good wins while Corinthian added yet another victory in EYHL2
Pembroke’s growing reputation as a side that can do big damage in the EY Hockey League face a big test on the road as they go to Queen’s on Saturday to face fellow leaders Pegasus.
Pembroke and Pegasus continue to set the pace in the women’s EY Hockey League following their fourth wins from five outings thus far in the elite competition.
With Christmas rapidly closing in, it is a huge weekend with the last round of the men’s EYHL and EYHL2 before Christmas, the fifth round of the women’s EYHL as well as lots of Leinster league and Irish Junior Cup action on the agenda.