Women’s IHL

Women’s IHL 2010/11: Runners and Riders

Women’s IHL 2010/11: Runners and Riders

October 8, 2010 | 289 views | Comments (1)

What stands in the way of Railway reproducing their form of 2009/10 in the Irish Hockey League? Here’s what they are up against in the coming season with all 12 sides in this year’s women’s IHL outlined

Rematches abound for IHL mark three

Rematches abound for IHL mark three

May 19, 2010 | 95 views | Leave a comment

Women’s IHL 2010 finalists Railway Union and Cork Harlequins will lock horns once again in next season’s competition in the group stages following last Sunday’s draw. The pair have been paired together once again having both retained their provinicial titles this season. They will be joined by a trio of Ulster sides, the returning Armagh […]

Alex ousted as Inst up for IHL debut

Alex ousted as Inst up for IHL debut

May 17, 2010 | 78 views | Leave a comment

Leinster will have to make do with just four entrants in the 2010/11 Irish Hockey League as Old Alex were pipped in last weekend’s wildcard play-offs by Ballymoney and Catholic Institute. The Limerick side salvaged a draw on Friday night which proved key in the final reckoning despite Aoife Budd and Laura McCoy both rebounding […]

Emphatic Railway claim maiden outdoor title

Emphatic Railway claim maiden outdoor title

May 16, 2010 | 131 views | Leave a comment

ESB Women’s Irish Hockey League final Railway Union 4 (Jean McDonnell 2, Nikki Evans, Kate Dillon ps) Cork Harlequins 0 Railway Union enjoyed their biggest day in their 106 year history as they claimed their first outdoor national title in consummate style, showing a difference in class to end Cork Harlequins’ dreams of taking the […]

Mighty Quins end Pegasus hoodoo

Mighty Quins end Pegasus hoodoo

May 16, 2010 | 102 views | Leave a comment

ESB IHL semi-final: Pegasus 2 (Suzanne Beaney 2) Cork Harlequins 3 (Hilary Chapple, Antonia McGrath, Cliodhna Sargent) after silver-goal extra-time Cork Harlequins ended their Pegasus’ hoodoo in dramatic fashion, twice using penalty corner overtime to progress to their first national final since 2003 and ensured a new name will be on the club champion’s trophy. […]

Penalty drama but Railway on track

Penalty drama but Railway on track

May 16, 2010 | 86 views | Comments (1)

ESB IHL semi-finals – Hermes 2 (Chloe Watkins 2, one ps) Railway Union 2 (Cecelia Joyce, Kate Dillon ps); Railway win 3-2 on penalties On what will go down as one of the most memorable days in Irish club hockey history, jammed with incident, controversy, four extra-time deciders and a whole world of talking points, […]

Final four bullish over IHL chances

Final four bullish over IHL chances

May 14, 2010 | 82 views | Leave a comment

All four ESB women’s IHL semi-finalists have reported clean bills of health as a fascinating weekend starts with a bang tomorrow morning when Railway Union face Hermes for the seventh time in all competitions this season. Railway have just one absentee from last Sunday’s Irish Senior Cup final penalties defeat, Hannah de Burgh-Whyte is exam-tied. Speaking […]

Alex face stern test in IHL wildcards

Alex face stern test in IHL wildcards

May 14, 2010 | 100 views | Leave a comment

Old Alex bid to retain their place in the IHL via the playoff route gets underway this evening at Grange Road as they battle it out with Munster’s third ranked side, Catholic Institute. Both sides are bolstered by returning stars. Alex welcome back Roisin Flinn following her WCQ travels while Institute have Irish captain Eimear […]

Finals season tips off as venues confirmed

Finals season tips off as venues confirmed

April 8, 2010 | 76 views | Comments (3)

Grange Road will once again host the Men and ESB women final’s weekend of the Irish Hockey League, it has been announced today, with the wildcard event also likely to be played at the same venue on May 14 to 16. As last year, a stand will be erected at the ground for the weekend […]

Hermes through as Pembroke denied in thriller

Hermes through as Pembroke denied in thriller

March 14, 2010 | 82 views | Comments (12)

Hermes and Cork Harlequins were the big winners in the final round of women’s IHL group matches, denying reigning champions Loreto and Pembroke in the race for the semi-final places. Needing a draw to advance, Hermes struck twice in the second half of their tie to end Loreto’s dreams of keeping the title in Beaufort, […]

D-day for Leinster trio's IHL dreams

D-day for Leinster trio's IHL dreams

March 13, 2010 | 80 views | Leave a comment

Crunch time for Pembroke, Hermes and Loreto as they bid for the three remaining slots in the semi-finals of the Irish Hockey League on Sunday. Both are involved in local derbies to decide their fate, hoping to join Railway Union in the final four with an albeit very remote chance of an all-Leinster play-offs weekend […]

Railway advance; Hermes, Loreto and Pembroke all stay in semi-final shake-up

Railway advance; Hermes, Loreto and Pembroke all stay in semi-final shake-up

February 28, 2010 | 122 views | Leave a comment

Pool A: Cork C of I 0 Railway Union 2 (Patricia O’Dwyer, Sinead Walsh) First half goals from Patricia O’Dwyer and Sinead Walsh helped Railway Union become the first side to advance to the last four of the IHL, getting the better of Cork C of I, to make it through with a game to […]

Loreto and Hermes destiny intertwined

Loreto and Hermes destiny intertwined

February 26, 2010 | 64 views | Leave a comment

Though they do not face off directly this weekend, 2009 finalists Hermes and Loreto remain at loggerheads in the IHL Pool B quest for a return to the play-off stages. With their ultimate destiny intertwined and likely to be decided when they meet on March 14, both require away wins at Randalstown and UCC, respectively. […]

Women's IHL: Railway end Ballymoney hoodoo

Women's IHL: Railway end Ballymoney hoodoo

December 5, 2009 | 131 views | Comments (2)

Pool A Saturday: Ballymoney 1 (Lyndsey McVicker) Railway Union 4 (Kate Dillon, Cecelia Joyce, Isobel Joyce, Kate McKenna) Railway ended their barren run at Ballymoney in some style as they won at the Joey Dunlop Centre for the first time in six efforts in stunning fashion, maintaining their 100pc record in all competitions. Kate McKenna […]

Loreto face uphill IHL battle

Loreto face uphill IHL battle

December 4, 2009 | 87 views | Comments (3)

Reigning champions Loreto will hope to resurrect their IHL hopes in on Sunday after no wins from their first two games this time out. It comes in stark contrast to their league form which has been untouchable to date with the attacking guile of Nikki Keegan, Niamh Small and Nikki Symmons dovetailing perfectly with Nicci […]

IHA announce key refixes to women's calendar

IHA announce key refixes to women's calendar

December 2, 2009 | 67 views | Comments (15)

* UPDATE: since this story was first posted the IHA has subsequently taken on board a request UCD to move the game from the December date due to exams. The ISC semi-finals will now be played on January 16, 2010. The IHA today confirmed the revised dates for the ESB Irish Senior Cup semi-finals and […]

Leinster ladies' eyes on ISC final four

Leinster ladies' eyes on ISC final four

November 27, 2009 | 85 views | Comments (9)

Crunch time in the ESB Irish Senior Cup as Leinster’s leading ladies seek to keep the trophy in the capital for a second successive year with the tournament already reaching the business end. Ireland’s World Cup qualifier has seen the women’s ISC and IHL matches moved to much earlier dates this season and the confirmation […]

Railway on track but Hermes and Loreto drop points

Railway on track but Hermes and Loreto drop points

October 18, 2009 | 77 views | Comments (8)

Women’s IHL Week One round-up: Leinster champions Railway Union gave notice of their intent in this year’s IHL in Saturday’s evening game at Park Avenue with a resounding 4-1 win over competition newcomers Ards. A goal in each quarter was the order of the day as Mick McKinnon’s side continued their perfect start to the […]

Pembroke produce sublime IHL comeback

Pembroke produce sublime IHL comeback

October 17, 2009 | 86 views | Comments (3)

Women’s IHL Round One (Saturday fixtures): Pembroke scored twice in the closing quarter to succeed where many have come away empty-handed as they snatched a draw against Ballymoney at the Joey Dunlop Centre, a more than useful two points to begin this year’s IHL campaign. The hosts had bossed the opening stages and built up […]

Hermes and Pegasus raise curtain on IHL season

Hermes and Pegasus raise curtain on IHL season

October 15, 2009 | 99 views | Comments (3)

As curtain-raisers go, drawing the winners of ten of the past 11 national club titles would take some beating. Hermes host Pegasus at UCD on Sunday in a defining Pool B tie in a fixture usually reserved for the Springtime. Shelley Sloan swaps navy for red while Nikki Evans has moved on but there will […]