Belfast Harlequins will look to build on a reasonably upbeat second season in the league since promotion with World Cup stars Lizzie Colvin and Zoe Wilson driving things on.
The team has changed significantly through the loss of a few key players with Roisin Upton returning to her old club in Limerick
The EY Champions Trophy winners have enjoyed a productive summer with the addition of some rising talent.
Muckross’s first Leinster Division One after 21 years title sees them in the EY Hockey League for the first time.
Ivan Ovington is back for his third spell at the club having come in to assist at the end of last season, freeing up Lisa Jacob to focus on the playing side.
This year, Greg Thompson heads up the coaching team having been assistant to Ali McNeill – now with Mossley’s men.
Pembroke can look forward to the new season with plenty of optimism with some excellent additions to a panel that already has Gillian Pinder and Emily Beatty
After a summer with a number of players moving in and out of the club, Colm Blennerhassett is looking forward to working with a new group.
After a couple of seasons of dominance during the regular season of the EY Hockey League – losing just once in 36 games – UCD are facing into a new season with a major overhaul going on.
Ards Ladies Hockey Club are looking for a coach for 2018-19 season for their first team. It follows Gareth Grundie’s decision to step down from the role after 13 years at the helm
Monkstown have appointed both men’s and women’s new first team coaches for the upcoming season as they prepare for the new campaign.
The pools for the inaugural Irish Hockey League Division 2 have been laid out as the new competition, designed to bridge the gap between the provincial and EY Hockey Leagues.
Old Alex will welcome back Ivan Ovington as their head coach for their maiden season in the women’s EY Hockey League, taking over the reins from Nicky King.
Loreto produced another superb tactical performance to earn the EY Champions Trophy for the first time, coming back from a goal down to defeat Cork Harlequins at Grange Road, Rathfarnham in the searing heat
Old Alex claimed the final spot in the EY Hockey League for 2018/19 as they ground out a 2-1 win over Trinity at Grange Road in the promotion/relegation playoff.
Luke Madeley fired home a final hooter penalty corner to put Three Rock Rovers into the EY Champions Trophy final and into Europe – by virtue of Glenanne’s win – as they keep their hopes alive of retaining the title.
Cork Harlequins held their nerve in the shoot-out series to beat Pegasus 3-1 after a hotly contested 2-2 draw in normal time in the Rathfarnham heat, setting up a Sunday final date with Loreto for the EY Champions Trophy at 2.30pm.
Loreto produced the perfect tactical performance to end UCD’s bid for a second successive national treble as Ali Meeke’s tenacious 14th minute goal proved critical in the first semi-final at Grange Road.
The Irish hockey season reaches its climax at Grange Road, Rathfarnham, this weekend with the EY Champions Trophy, the competition that will decide both the women’s and men’s national champion for the 2017/18 season.
Muckross’s meteoric rise back up the ranks hit another new high note as they won the women’s EY Hockey League provincial playoffs at the Mardyke, going unbeaten through the weekend