Banbridge will host the maiden EY Hockey League Champions Trophy, the new name for the end of season playoffs, on April 30 and May 1 at their Havelock Park home.
While one of the women’s EYHL playoff places is all but boxed off for Hermes, the race for the guaranteed second and third place from the league is hotting up with as many as six teams still holding an interest.
Three refixed matches took place in the last week in the women’s EYHL with Ards moving up to eighth place, Pembroke went into fourth while Hermes made it 11 wins from 11 games to move quickly ever closer to a European spot
As the race for the three EYHL playoff places hots up, Pegasus made it a stunning six wins from seven games while Railway stay second with a 3-0 win in Cork; Hermes continued their perfect run while UCC and Pembroke also won on day 11 of the league
After a five week break, the women’s EY Hockey League returns with many of the sides wondering how they can track down leaders Hermes who blazed a trail before Christmas.
Hermes completed the first phase of the women’s EY Hockey League season with another significant victory over their nearest rival, Railway Union; Pegasus and UCD move into top four while UCC return surprise win over Cork Harlequins
First versus second in the women’s EY Hockey League as Railway Union will look to start making inroads in Hermes six point lead at the top of the table going into the winter break.
Railway Union and Ulster Elks were unable to close the gap significantly on the inactive Hermes at the top of the women’s EY Hockey League; their match at UCC was postponed. UCD, Cork Harelquins and Pegasus narrowed the gap to the playoff places
Derby day for Railway Union and Pembroke as the Dublin 4 rivals meet in an important tie in the women’s EYHL playoff race with both sides currently in the top four; weekend preview
Hermes retained their seven point lead over the chasers with a 5-1 win over the pack in the women’s EY league; Railway are second after their win over Pegasus while Cork Harlequins beat Ards; Ulster Elks v Greenfields and UCC against UCD were cancelled due to Storm Desmond
The women’s EY Hockey League is set for plenty of mid-table jostling as round eight arrives with the main battle appearing to be the race for the second and third guaranteed end of season playoff place the target
Hermes beat two of their closest rivals to build an imposing seven point lead over the chasers in the women’s EY Hockey League after just seven rounds of matches; Pembroke and Pegasus were double winners as all the other top half sides lost ground
Hermes maintained their two-point lead at the top of the women’s EY Hockey League with a dramatic 3-2 win over title rivals Railway Union in a thrilling tussle at Park Avenue; Elks stay second while Pegasus, UCD and Cork Harlequins also won on day five
Battle royale at Park Avenue as Railway Union and Hermes show down in the biggest match of the women’s EY Hockey League season to date; it is part of a lively weekend with Muckross and Loreto facing off in Leinster and the Irish Junior Cup also getting under way
Hermes stand alone at the top of the EY Hockey League rankings for the first time after their two nearest rivals – Railway Union and Ulster Elks – both drew in round four of the competition.
After the Irish Senior Cup hostilities and an Irish international series, the women’s EY Hockey League clicks back into gear this Saturday with the race for the playoff places revving up in intensity.
Hermes, Ulster Elks and Railway Union all retained their 100% records in the women’s EY Hockey League with emphatic victories on Saturday, all making it two wins from two.
After a thrilling opening weekend in the women’s EY Hockey League, the main contenders will be looking to soon emerge from the pack and reveal their hand as potential title winners.
Ards’s Sara Alexander netted twice in the closing few minutes to cap an amazing comeback from 3-0 down to tie 3-3 with Pegasus on the first day of the women’s EY Hockey League; Railway, UCD, Ulster Elks and UCC also won on the first day of action
Pegasus snatched their second Irish Hockey League title from Loreto’s grasp as their cool heads in the shoot-out and defensive resilience saw them win out at Grange Road.