Pembroke and Hermes-Monkstown both scored important victories in their bids to avoid relegation from the women’s EY Hockey League over a weather-curtailed weekend; Old Alex moved further clear in Leinster
With snow and frost abounding, it looks set for a potentially curtailed schedule across the women’s EYHL, Leinster Division One and Irish Hockey Trophy competitions with a number already postponed.
Lena Tice’s 40th minute penalty stroke kept UCD’s slender lead at the head of the women’s EY Hockey League; Loreto close the gap to the top four as Cork Quins and Pegasus roll on; Belfast Quins and Trinity draw
The early season roller-coaster in the women’s EYHL enters day seven after two changes in leadership last weekend and five teams still covered by just three points.
A Sunday win for UCD saw them return to the top of the women’s EY Hockey League, moving above Cork Harlequins who salvaged a draw at Belfast Quins; Pegasus and Ards also won while Railway and Trinity drew
Cork Harlequins moved clear at the top of the women’s EYHL table; they beat Monkstown while Railway Union, UCD, Ards and Loreto also progressed their points total on day five of the campaign
The double-weekend means plenty of twists and turns for the women’s EY Hockey League with three unbeaten records being put to the test and six teams still covered by three points at this early stage of the campaign.
Cork Harlequins and Pegasus produced big wins to move into a share of the lead in the women’s EY Hockey League, taking advantage of UCD’s 0-0 draw with Pembroke to move above the reigning champions.
With three points covering first to ninth, the women’s EY Hockey League is very much in formation mode with plenty of movement likely over the course of the weekend.
Glenanne produced a superb comeback to suggest they could be a dark horse for title contention while there were also wins for Lisnagarvey, Banbridge, Cork C of I and Monkstown
UCD moved to the top of the women’s EY Hockey League but five sides remain unbeaten in the league with first to ninth place covered by just three points after three weekends of the competition
King’s Hospital, in conjunction with the EHF and Hockey Ireland, have launched a new highlights show in the past fortnight, covering the men’s and women’s EY Hockey League.
The catch-up rounds of the EY Hockey League lost to the umpires’ impasse begin this weekend, making for a double-weekend for many clubs with Irish Senior Cup games on Sunday.
The Santry Avenue students edged out Pembroke to land an important win; UCD bounced back in style while no team has a perfect record anymore after Cork Harlequins, Ards and Pegasus all drew
With last season’s top two both losing on opening day, the second day of the women’s EY Hockey League will help give a good idea of whether a new order is developing and who can emerge from the pack.
Cork Harlequins came from a goal down to beat UCD and end their incredible unbeaten run in the women’s EYHL; Ulster trio win their ties against Leinster outfits as Loreto and Railway draw
To be a great champion, teams need great rivals. For UCD last season, while they won the three national titles on offer, it was the close margins that made their success so significant last season.
Along with Belfast Harlequins, Pembroke have made probably the most exciting additions during the summer and they will be one of the sides to watch
The (almost) all-conquering champions will take the field for the new season as one of the clear favourites for the three national titles this time around
Trinity moved up to the EY Hockey League for the first time in a blaze of glory following an immaculate season, winning the Leinster league unbeaten, adding the Jacqui Potter Shield and, eventually, the promotion playoffs