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
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
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
Bouyed by their spate of honourees at the IHA Awards, Railway Union will be looking to push through to the semi-finals of the Irish Hockey League along with UCD in Pool A of the women’s Irish Hockey League.
Big gaps have developed between the top two and the chasers in each of the women’s Irish Hockey League groups with third successive wins for Railway Union, UCD and Pegasus have put them within a point of progression while Loreto are close behind