Women’s IHL

The season starts here – new name but Hermes-Monkstown still favourites

The season starts here – new name but Hermes-Monkstown still favourites

September 22, 2016 | 1,155 views | Leave a comment

A new season and a new entity could potentially lead the way in the second edition of the women’s EY Hockey League as reigning champions Hermes have amalgamated with Monkstown during the summer.

Belfast Harlequins – Women’s EYHL preview

Belfast Harlequins – Women’s EYHL preview

September 22, 2016 | 431 views | Comments (1)

The club are looking forward to the season ahead and extremely excited about playing reigning champions Hermes/ Monkstown at home first up. This will be a marker of where they are compared to the current champions.

Ards – Women’s EYHL preview

Ards – Women’s EYHL preview

September 22, 2016 | 302 views | Leave a comment

Following a decent preseason, which included victory over Lisanagarvey and 2-2 draws against fellow EYHL clubs Belfast Harlequins and Pembroke Wanderers, the side will be hoping for a more comfortable avoidance of any relegation issues this season.

Loreto – Women’s EYHL preview

Loreto – Women’s EYHL preview

September 22, 2016 | 489 views | Leave a comment

The shock side to miss out on the inaugural season of the EYHL, Loreto made light work of promotion with victory in the Leinster Division One and the subequent playoffs to earn their spot in the national league.

Pembroke – Women’s EYHL preview

Pembroke – Women’s EYHL preview

September 22, 2016 | 730 views | Comments (1)

Elun Hack takes over from Keith Crawford after a competitive spell in charge at Serpentine Avenue, doing so with another reasonably large income of players.

Railway Union – Women’s EYHL preview

Railway Union – Women’s EYHL preview

September 22, 2016 | 566 views | Comments (1)

Colm Blennerhassett has added former South African international and current Three Rock Rovers player Jody Hosking as his assistant coach as well as enlisting the help of Jean McDonnell, former Railway sharp-shooter, as a specialist forwards coach.

Cork Harlequins – Women’s EYHL preview

Cork Harlequins – Women’s EYHL preview

September 22, 2016 | 593 views | Leave a comment

While on any given day, Quins were a match for most teams last season, their lack of consistency and squad depth would ultimately count against them. However this looks to have been addressed during the off season with some key additions

Hermes-Monkstown – Women’s EYHL preview

Hermes-Monkstown – Women’s EYHL preview

September 22, 2016 | 482 views | Comments (1)

Hermes-Monkstown – the new amalgamation club for the 2016/17 season – will feature a large portion of the side that were runaway champions of the inaugural EYHL, earning them a ticket to Den Bosch to compete in the EuroHockey Club Champions Cup from June 2-5, 2017.

UCD – Women’s EYHL preview

UCD – Women’s EYHL preview

September 22, 2016 | 496 views | Leave a comment

Preseason has been a bit disjointed for the students to date, with international players joining the squad late into preseason and 10 players representing the Leinster Under-21 side.

Ulster Elks – Women’s EYHL preview

Ulster Elks – Women’s EYHL preview

September 22, 2016 | 471 views | Comments (1)

This is a rebuilding year as, with any University-based team, there is a big changeover of players creating an “exciting and challenging” new environment with 10 players out and 10 in.

Pegasus – Women’s EYHL preview

Pegasus – Women’s EYHL preview

September 22, 2016 | 355 views | Comments (1)

After a productive inaugural EYHL season, Pegasus have strengthened significantly with Robyn Chambers and Dawn Axon giving them even more bite up front.

Loreto set to battle Ulster’s triple threat

Loreto set to battle Ulster’s triple threat

April 18, 2016 | 2,791 views | Leave a comment

The women’s EYHL promotion playoffs pits Loreto against Ulster trio Lurgan, Randalstown and Belfast Harlequins after two vastly different round-robin groups in Lisnagarvey and the Merrion Fleet Arena.

Smyth’s double sees Railway land Champions Trophy place, joining Pembroke, Hermes and Elks

Smyth’s double sees Railway land Champions Trophy place, joining Pembroke, Hermes and Elks

April 17, 2016 | 2,639 views | Leave a comment

Railway came from a goal down to beat Pembroke and reach the EYHL playoffs ahead of UCD; Pegasus also stamped their ticket with a win over Ulster Elks; UCD ended fourth while Cork Harlequins moved up to sixth; Hermes saw off UCC to cap their season

Railway and UCD dice for last remaining Champions Trophy place

Railway and UCD dice for last remaining Champions Trophy place

April 15, 2016 | 2,324 views | Leave a comment

Railway or UCD looks to be the main equation on the final day of the women’s EY Hockey League to untangle who will reach the Champions Trophy playoffs while the race to join the elite league begins in earnest.

Ards safe as Railway playoff chase goes on

Ards safe as Railway playoff chase goes on

April 11, 2016 | 2,293 views | Leave a comment

Ards secured their place in the women’s EY Hockey League for another season with a smash and grab 1-0 win over Railway Union at Park Avenue with Chloe Brown once again the heroine.

IHA clarify EYHL playoff position as Wilson boosts Randalstown

IHA clarify EYHL playoff position as Wilson boosts Randalstown

April 8, 2016 | 2,765 views | Leave a comment

The IHA have moved to clarify the breakdown of clubs involved in the EY Hockey League promotion playoffs that get under way next week, particularly on the women’s side.

Pegasus and Railway make move for playoffs as Elks fall back under Hermes power

Pegasus and Railway make move for playoffs as Elks fall back under Hermes power

March 13, 2016 | 2,002 views | Leave a comment

Pegasus and Railway Union made big moves into the women’s EY Champions Trophy playoff places with comprehensive victories over the weekend, putting a shell-shocked Ulster Elks on the back foot.

Playoff picture nearing clarity in women’s EYHL

Playoff picture nearing clarity in women’s EYHL

March 11, 2016 | 969 views |

The women’s EY Hockey League playoff race is likely to reach something of a denouement this weekend after months of twists and turns as they bid to join Hermes in the Champions Trophy.

On form Elks up to second as Pegasus boost playoff hopes too

On form Elks up to second as Pegasus boost playoff hopes too

March 6, 2016 | 1,109 views | Leave a comment

After a roller-coaster of a double-weekend, Ulster Elks and Pegasus occupy the women’s EY Hockey League playoff places thanks to their Sunday victories; Railway had a mixed weekend while UCD and Cork Harlequins’ chances suffered

Titanic tussle for women’s EY Champions Trophy places

Titanic tussle for women’s EY Champions Trophy places

March 4, 2016 | 604 views | Leave a comment

The race for the women’s EY Champions Trophy tickets cranks up a notch this weekend with nine matches in the league that will go a long way to defining who will take the guaranteed second and third spots behind Hermes.