After a slow start to last season with one win in their first five games, the Beaufort side finished with four straight wins to cap a fine regular season.
A big turnover in players over the summer will see a lot of youth get their chance this year as Hermes-Monkstown look to consolidate and rebuild.
A third place finish in the EYHL and an Irish Senior Cup final showed real progression for the Cork side last year and they will look to build further on that with a settled side for 2017/18
Belfast Harlequins are very excited abut the upcoming season with the new signings and returning players with Irish internationals Lizzie Colvin and Zoe Wilson certainly the ones to catch the eye.
Ards enjoyed a streaky season last time around, losing their first three before winning four in-a-row, a run of results that ultimately meant they ended up safe in mid-table without any major threat of relegation or a playoff spot.
The EY Hockey League’s scheduled fixtures will not go ahead once again despite significant progress between the Irish Hockey Umpires Association and Hockey Ireland’s EYHL Working Group.
Ireland’s most capped sportswoman Shirley McCay has joined Pegasus from the Ulster Elks. The 29-year-old, who won her 250th Irish cap at last month’s EuroHockey championship, has opted to play in the EY Hockey League after the Elks’ relegation last season.
Hockey Ireland has announced that a second division of the Irish Hockey League will be introduced in the 2018/19, running in conjunction with the provincial leagues.
Belfast Harlequins have made a massive declaration of intent, writes John Flack, by signing Irish internationals Lizzie Colvin and Zoe Wilson to boost their chances of becoming the leading Ulster side in next season’s EY Hockey League.
Suzanne Ferris has announced her retirement from first-team hockey after an illustrious career, spanning more than two decades with Belfast Harlequins and Pegasus during which she won every local and national trophy, writes John Flack
Belfast Harlequins retained their place in the women’s EY Hockey League as they got the best of under-strength Ulster rivals Lurgan 3-1 on Sunday morning in the promotion-relegation playoff.
UCD completed a perfect season as Clodagh Cassin’s perfect shoot-out record saw them edge out Hermes-Monkstown to yet another title at Grange Road.
Hermes-Monkstown eased into the women’s EY Champions Trophy final courtesy of a 6-2 win over Cork Harlequins who suffered badly in the absence of their international stars.
Clodagh Cassin kept out four shoot-outs to keep UCD in line for a potential treble as they snuck past Loreto after a scoreless first semi-final at Grange Road.
The women’s EYHL season reaches its denouement with UCD facing Loreto while Hermes-Monkstown take on Cork Harlequins while Sunday sees the finals and the promotion/relegation playoff tie
Trinity battled their way through to promotion to the EY Hockey League courtesy as they topped the Provincial Round-Robin series at Grange Road, leaping over Lurgan with a 2-0 win over Old Alex in the final game of the competition.
Old Alex shaded the women’s EY Hockey League playoffs as they won three from their four games before crucially drawing 2-2 to keep Muckross in second place at the Merrion Fleet Arena on Sunday evening.
UCD claimed the women’s EY Hockey League in dramatic fashion as Lena Tice struck two penalty corners to inflict a first defeat of the league season on Hermes-Monkstown, leap-frogging their Dublin rivals on the final day of the campaign.
Hermes-Monkstown will have the slight advantage going into their final day title decider against UCD next Saturday thanks to their 2-0 win over Pegasus.
The end of season showdown for the women’s EY Hockey League title between UCD and Hermes-Monkstown has been set after the two sides both won their respective games on week 17 of the season.