Chloe Watkins made a winning return to Monkstown as her single goal in the 55th minute saw Monkstown beat Lurgan in a high-class tie on the first day of the EY Hockey League Division 2.
Pegasus made a major statement win over UCD on the opening day of the women’s EYHL campaign; Muckross gain point on debut; Belfast Quins, Railway and Loreto win too
The first women’s EY Hockey League Division 2 tips off this weekend with the new league acting as the route to the top tier while also having the target of bridging the gap between the national and provincial and leagues.
After a ground-breaking summer for Irish hockey, the World Cup stars have dispersed far and wide ahead of the new women’s club season which gets underway in earnest this weekend.
Ards will largely look to promote from within as they look to cover the departures of Linzi Hamilton, Kerri McDonald and their star woman Chloe Brown
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.