Women’s IHL

Ulster Hockey announce SGM on IHL position

Ulster Hockey announce SGM on IHL position

March 13, 2015 | 1,617 views | Comments (1)

The Ulster Hockey Union has convened a special general meeting on Wednesday, March 25 to vote on where the province stands on the Irish Hockey League with two proposals on the table.

Loreto and UCD complete IHL semi-final line-up

Loreto and UCD complete IHL semi-final line-up

March 1, 2015 | 615 views | Comments (1)

Jessica McGirr and Niamh Small’s stunning strikes saw Loreto top Irish Hockey League Pool B as they powered the Beaufort side to a 3-1 win, eliminating Ards, while UCD also made it through; Pegasus top their group on goal difference from Hermes

Two from three as IHL Pool B reaches epic finale

Two from three as IHL Pool B reaches epic finale

February 27, 2015 | 887 views | Leave a comment

Loreto, UCD and Ards are facing to an epic close to the group phase of the women’s Irish Hockey League with all battling it out for the two semi-final spots on offer with plenty of permutations to play out.

Hermes and Pegasus sew up IHL Pool A; Loreto, UCD and Ards to tussle for finals tickets in Pool B

Hermes and Pegasus sew up IHL Pool A; Loreto, UCD and Ards to tussle for finals tickets in Pool B

February 8, 2015 | 630 views | Leave a comment

Hermes and Pegasus confirmed their place in the final four of the women’s IHL with a game to spare following their respective wins over Ballymoney and Lurgan; Loreto and UCD currently occupy the playoff places in Pool B after their vastly different wins over the weekend but, with Ards breathing down their neck

UCD fall foul of registration rules but still remain in honours mix despite points deduction

UCD fall foul of registration rules but still remain in honours mix despite points deduction

February 6, 2015 | 1,373 views | Leave a comment

At times, it would seem UCD’s toughest challenge this year for top honours appears to be registration rules. The Belfielders would have gone top on Thursday evening thanks to a high octane 2-1 win over Loreto but for a registration issue while they have also bee docked IHL points

Pegasus and Hermes make big inroads; UCD all but through in IHL Pool B

Pegasus and Hermes make big inroads; UCD all but through in IHL Pool B

November 30, 2014 | 639 views | Leave a comment

Pegasus pulled off a great 3-1 win over Railway Union to stay in prime position with Hermes to progress from Pool A of the women’s Irish Hockey League; UCD are all but through to the final four as they beat nearest rivals Loreto 1-0

Tight-knit women’s IHL groups set for big showdowns

Tight-knit women’s IHL groups set for big showdowns

November 28, 2014 | 822 views | Leave a comment

It’s moving weekend in the women’s Irish Hockey League with victory in round three of the competition likely to see the race for semi-final places move closer to finding a resolution; full weekend of division one ties also on the agenda

Five sides still in Pool A contention; Loreto and UCD lead way in Pool B

Five sides still in Pool A contention; Loreto and UCD lead way in Pool B

November 2, 2014 | 634 views | Leave a comment

Pool A of the women’s IHL is bubbling along nicely with five teams covered by just two points; Loreto and UCD have built a four-point lead at the top of Pool B following their second successive wins, seeing off Ulster Elks and Cork Harlequins respectively

Classic showdown for Pegasus and Hermes

Classic showdown for Pegasus and Hermes

October 31, 2014 | 1,092 views | Leave a comment

Pegasus host Hermes in one of the classic battles in women’s hockey in Ireland in what could be a pivotal battle in Pool A of the Irish Hockey League; with three Leinster league games and a full IHL schedule, it is yet another busy weekend of women’s hockey

Hermes make major statement with Railway win on women’s IHL opening day

Hermes make major statement with Railway win on women’s IHL opening day

October 12, 2014 | 946 views | Leave a comment

Hermes were spectacular 3-0 winners over Railway Union to start this year’s women’s IHL with a bang; UCD shaded Ards, Pegasus bettered Ballymoney while there were also wins for Lurgan, Cork Harlequins and Loreto

Rinse-repeat the target for UCD in Ards rematch as women’s IHL tips off

Rinse-repeat the target for UCD in Ards rematch as women’s IHL tips off

October 10, 2014 | 545 views | Leave a comment

The women’s Irish Hockey League returns with a bang this weekend with local derbies and clashes of major contenders on the opening weekend of the elite club competition in Ireland.

IHL decision: clubs vote in favour of single tier, full-season Irish Hockey League

IHL decision: clubs vote in favour of single tier, full-season Irish Hockey League

October 5, 2014 | 1,827 views | Comments (4)

Hockey will enter a new era on the island next September with the introduction of a season-long Irish Hockey League for the first time, following the IHA EGM vote in the Stillorgan Park Hotel.

Quorum achieved for IHL expansion EGM but engaging clubs remains tough ask

Quorum achieved for IHL expansion EGM but engaging clubs remains tough ask

October 2, 2014 | 818 views | Comments (2)

For the Irish Hockey Association, the first concern over the proposed expansion of the Irish Hockey League has been passed but a low turnout at the LHA forum on Monday evening suggests that clubs are struggling to engage with the proposal

IHL expansion debate – voices from around the provinces

IHL expansion debate – voices from around the provinces

October 2, 2014 | 966 views | Comments (1)

IUCHA’s Chris Blaney, Banbridge’s Paddy Grimes, UCC’s Shrew Power, Inst’s Andrew Corry, Bandon’s Ali Smith, Pembroke’s David Harvey, Greenfields’ Deirdre McDermott and Lisnagarvey’s Mark Raphael give their thoughts on the proposed expansion of the Irish Hockey League

IHA to host EGM on future of the Irish Hockey League

IHA to host EGM on future of the Irish Hockey League

September 16, 2014 | 598 views | Comments (1)

The Irish Hockey Association will host an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) in the Stillorgan Park Hotel on Sunday, October 5 at 11.30 am to vote on proposed changes to the format of the Irish Hockey League for the 2015/16 season.

McCay and Frazer bolster Elks armoury

McCay and Frazer bolster Elks armoury

August 28, 2014 | 846 views | Leave a comment

Shirley McCay and Megan Frazer have both been snapped up by the Ulster Elks for the 2014/15 season as part of four big additions to Ricky Lee’s panel.

Bann, Garvey and TRR set for IHL showdown

Bann, Garvey and TRR set for IHL showdown

August 18, 2014 | 584 views | Leave a comment

Banbridge, Lisnagarvey and Three Rock Rovers, all semi-finalists last time around, look set for a battle royale in Poll B of the men’s Irish Hockey League group stages following confirmation of the draw earlier today.

Gruelling wildcard playoffs on the agenda as Alex aim to land final space

Gruelling wildcard playoffs on the agenda as Alex aim to land final space

April 11, 2014 | 808 views | Leave a comment

The Irish Hockey League wildcard playoffs looks set to be a fraught affair for Old Alex this weekend with just one place left in the 2014/15 competition with four teams vying for it; six IHA finals also take place over the course of Saturday and Sunday

UCD end Railway’s rein as Ellis rules the penalty roost

UCD end Railway’s rein as Ellis rules the penalty roost

April 6, 2014 | 883 views | Leave a comment

UCD completed Irish hockey’s elite double in dramatic fashion at Havelock Park, prevailing against reigning champions Railway Union on penalties to add the Irish Hockey League title to the Senior Cup crown they won last month.

Efficient UCD takes chance as Loreto bow out

Efficient UCD takes chance as Loreto bow out

April 5, 2014 | 544 views | Leave a comment

UCD produced an efficient performance to down a profligate Loreto who will rue a series of missed chances in the early stages as they bowed out of the Irish Hockey League at the semi-final stage.