Women’s IHL

Greenfields fly flag as Connacht’s first IHL team

Greenfields fly flag as Connacht’s first IHL team

February 28, 2014 | 710 views | Leave a comment

Following a stunning season to date, UCD are very much the team to beat in the women’s Irish Hockey League that gets under way this weekend as Ireland’s top 12 teams battle it out for the top title in the club game.

Full season Irish Hockey League to be debated at pair of forums

Full season Irish Hockey League to be debated at pair of forums

February 20, 2014 | 902 views | Leave a comment

Leinster and Irish hockey will host a couple of forums in the next week that could have a huge effect on the sport’s landscape as the IHA puts forward a proposal for a “full” Irish Hockey League.

IHA announce amendments to IHL schedule

IHA announce amendments to IHL schedule

October 23, 2013 | 751 views | Leave a comment

With the original dates for the Irish Hockey League finals clashing with the Champions Challenge 1, the IHA have brought forward the competition as a whole with the finals set to be played in early April

Double Challenge headache for IHA following FIH/IHL fixture clash

Double Challenge headache for IHA following FIH/IHL fixture clash

August 29, 2013 | 256 views | Comments (3)

The Irish Hockey Association was handed a headache on two fronts this morning following the confirmation of the Champions Challenge I hosting venues by the International Hockey Federation this morning.

Town and Bann set for IHL rematch

Town and Bann set for IHL rematch

August 15, 2013 | 122 views | Leave a comment

Monkstown and Banbridge – the 2012/13 men’s finalists – will meet in the group stages of the Irish Hockey League following confirmation of the groups for the upcoming season’s competition.

Alex finalise 2014 Irish Hockey League line-up

Alex finalise 2014 Irish Hockey League line-up

May 13, 2013 | 207 views | Leave a comment

Old Alex confirmed they will be back in the Irish Hockey League in 2014 as they pulled away from UCC in Garryduff last weekend to claim the 12th and final berth in the competition.

Alex take on UCC for final IHL spot

Alex take on UCC for final IHL spot

May 10, 2013 | 297 views | Leave a comment

Old Alex will aim to pin down qualification for the 2014 edition of the women’s Irish Hockey League this weekend when they take on UCC in Garryduff in the final round of the wildcard playoffs (Saturday, 2pm).

Lightning O’Halloran strikes twice as Railway deny Loreto in IHL final once more

Lightning O’Halloran strikes twice as Railway deny Loreto in IHL final once more

May 5, 2013 | 429 views | Comments (3)

Julia O’Halloran proved the match winner for the second successive women’s Irish Hockey League final as her superbly taken penalty piled on the agony on Loreto for a second successive year.

Railway pile on the agony for UCD; Keegan’s stroke puts Loreto into IHL final

Railway pile on the agony for UCD; Keegan’s stroke puts Loreto into IHL final

May 4, 2013 | 338 views | Leave a comment

Nikki Keegan’s coolly taken silver goal penalty stroke saw Loreto take up the first place in Sunday’s Irish Hockey League final in Grange Road, eventually overhauling a game Ards; Railway Union dismissed UCD on penalties to keep the double shot going

Three Leinster sides set to contest women’s IHL semis

Three Leinster sides set to contest women’s IHL semis

April 28, 2013 | 116 views | Comments (1)

Loreto, Railway Union, UCD and Ards claimed the women’s Irish Hockey League semi-final spots on a dramatic fifth round of group matches in which Ballymoney saw their final four hopes taken away from them

All four semi-final berths still up for grabs in women’s IHL as Loreto strike late

All four semi-final berths still up for grabs in women’s IHL as Loreto strike late

April 21, 2013 | 237 views | Leave a comment

Loreto struck twice in the closing minutes against Pegasus to earn a 3-3 draw that keeps them in pole position in the women’s IHL Pool A; Railway Union, Ballymoney and UCD are also well placed but nothing has been finalised as yet in either group

Six still harbour hopes of emerging from women’s IHL Pool B

Six still harbour hopes of emerging from women’s IHL Pool B

April 19, 2013 | 265 views | Leave a comment

While the women’s Irish Hockey League’s Pool A was initially labelled the ‘Group of Death’, Ards shock win over UCD means Pool B is the most open of the competition with all six sides harbouring hopes of a final four spot.

Small’s double double sees Loreto take IHL front-runner mantle

Small’s double double sees Loreto take IHL front-runner mantle

April 15, 2013 | 167 views | Leave a comment

Loreto remain the only side unbeaten in the women’s Irish Hockey League after they claimed a pair of wins this weekend; Railway and UCD’s double wins brings them back into contention while Hermes and Old Alex registered first wins of the campaign

Double-IHL weekend set to make or break semi aspirations

Double-IHL weekend set to make or break semi aspirations

April 12, 2013 | 191 views | Leave a comment

The second weekend of this season’s Electric Ireland women’s Irish Hockey League threatens to be the making or breaking of many of the sides as the double-headers can either crush dreams or soar hopes.

Loreto and Pegasus make statements of intent as Ards stun UCD

Loreto and Pegasus make statements of intent as Ards stun UCD

April 7, 2013 | 334 views | Leave a comment

Loreto bounce back to land big win over Railway and launch their IHL campaign in strong fashion; UCD felled by Ards while Hermes and Old Alex also undone by Ulster opposition as Pegasus make statement of intent

West’s awake to new IHL possibility; trio aim to keep 100pc league record in tact

West’s awake to new IHL possibility; trio aim to keep 100pc league record in tact

October 12, 2012 | 561 views | Comments (1)

Connacht President Yvette Quinn has hailed the move to hand the province a first ever entry into the women’s Irish Hockey League as “recognition of the improving standard in the west”; Leinster league action back for round four

Women’s IHL serves up monster grouping

Women’s IHL serves up monster grouping

May 25, 2012 | 460 views | Leave a comment

Arguably the toughest pool in the history of the competition for the 2012/13 season, the women’s Pool A has caused some to wonder whether a different approach to seeding is necessary for the IHL; plus Irish U-16/18 news

YM and Hermes secure IHL berths

YM and Hermes secure IHL berths

May 20, 2012 | 384 views | Comments (1)

Hermes and YMCA needed just one game to negotiate their passage into next season’s Irish Hockey League, after the final day’s play in the men’s and women’s competitions was cancelled.

Times reports Revington to leave Irish job

Times reports Revington to leave Irish job

May 18, 2012 | 139 views | Comments (10)

The Irish Times have reported that Paul Revington is to step down as the Irish men’s senior coach by the end of June, suggesting the IHA will announce the decision in the coming days.

O’Halloran strikes gold as Loreto lament Daly denial

O’Halloran strikes gold as Loreto lament Daly denial

May 6, 2012 | 173 views | Comments (25)

Julia O’Halloran’s 52nd minute smash earned Railway Union their second national title but chaos 13 seconds from the full-time hooter is likely to prove the indelible memory from a nail-biting final