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.
Pegasus and Loreto will meet in the women’s Irish Hockey League final as they got the better of UCD and Hermes, respectively, in their semi-finals at Grange Road, winning in two extremely close ties
Former champions UCD, Pegasus and Loreto along with Hermes will all be hoping to land Irish Hockey League glory this weekend at Grange Road in what is the highlight of the annual club season.
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.
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
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 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
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 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
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
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
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 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
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.
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.
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