Women’s IHL

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 | 1,576 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 | 653 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 | 1,268 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 | 645 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 | 1,242 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 | 957 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 | 568 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 | 1,852 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 | 820 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 | 993 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 | 610 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 | 859 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 | 596 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 | 831 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 | 907 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 | 555 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.

Railway’s IHL dominance to be tested by Pegasus on finals weekend

Railway’s IHL dominance to be tested by Pegasus on finals weekend

April 4, 2014 | 556 views | Leave a comment

Phoney wars over, Havelock Park awaits the real battles for the women’s Irish Hockey League title as Pegasus look to break the Leinster stranglehold over the weekend

Impressive Loreto top Pool B to set up UCD semi-final date

Impressive Loreto top Pool B to set up UCD semi-final date

March 30, 2014 | 772 views | Leave a comment

Railway Union will face Pegasus while Loreto will meet UCD next weekend in the semi-finals of the women’s Irish Hockey League following the completion of the group stages on Saturday afternoon.

Quartet of Pool A sides tussle for two spots in dramatic IHL fifth round

Quartet of Pool A sides tussle for two spots in dramatic IHL fifth round

March 28, 2014 | 713 views | Leave a comment

Four sides battle it out to complete the Irish Hockey League finals weekend line-up with men’s Pool A the only group still up for grabs with Pembroke, Lisnagarvey, Three Rock and Cookstown locked in direct battle; men’s and women’s IHL weekend preview

Women’s IHL semi-final line-up complete as unbeaten Railway, UCD, Loreto and Pegasus all advance

Women’s IHL semi-final line-up complete as unbeaten Railway, UCD, Loreto and Pegasus all advance

March 23, 2014 | 849 views | Leave a comment

The women’s Irish Hockey League semi-final berths were all decided with a game to go as Railway Union, UCD, Loreto and Pegasus will form the final four at Banbridge in a fortnight’s time