Women’s IHL

Quins-UCD stalemate sees Hermes-Monkstown extend lead

Quins-UCD stalemate sees Hermes-Monkstown extend lead

November 20, 2016 | 706 views | Leave a comment

Hermes-Monkstown extended their lead out to four points at the top of the women’s EY Hockey League on a weather-affected day seven of the competition as Cork Harlequins and UCD drew; Ards kept their winning streak going

Playoff chasers Railway and Loreto face key tussle

Playoff chasers Railway and Loreto face key tussle

November 18, 2016 | 519 views | Leave a comment

While the top three have cut themselves adrift after a third of the women’s EY Hockey League season, the battle for fourth place – and a potential playoff – looks to be a battle royale with Railway Union and Loreto facing a key meeting in that chase.

Evans strike sees Hermes-Monkstown again summon winner at the death

Evans strike sees Hermes-Monkstown again summon winner at the death

November 13, 2016 | 789 views | Leave a comment

Nikki Evans’s last minute winner saw Hermes-Monkstown maintain their perfect start to the campaign; Loreto, UCD, Railway Union and Ards also picked up wins on day six of the women’s EY Hockey League

Upton adds extra quality for Quins ahead of huge tie with Hermes-Monkstown

Upton adds extra quality for Quins ahead of huge tie with Hermes-Monkstown

November 11, 2016 | 541 views | Leave a comment

One of the two perfect records in the women’s EY Hockey League will come to an end on Saturday as the competition’s two big guns to date this season meet at the Merrion Fleet Arena.

Hermes-Monkstown and Cork Quins go five from five

Hermes-Monkstown and Cork Quins go five from five

November 7, 2016 | 746 views | Leave a comment

Cork Harlequins and Hermes/Monkstown’s 100% records will finally be ended when the sides meet next weekend in Rathdown after again eking out important wins this weekend; reports from week five of the women’s EYHL from Alan Good

Harvey back in training with Pegasus

Harvey back in training with Pegasus

November 4, 2016 | 1,041 views | Leave a comment

Pegasus could potentially welcome back Michelle Harvey to their match-day squad after a lengthy spell away as the Irish centurion made her return to training in the past few weeks with the Ulster club.

Saturday round-up – October 15

Saturday round-up – October 15

October 15, 2016 | 1,728 views | Leave a comment

The women’s Irish Senior Cup went pretty much to ranking with all the EYHL sides making it through unscathed bar Ulster Elks; Lisnagarvey’s 21-game winning run in the EYHL was ended as they drew with TRR

Cork Quins continue to make waves in women’s EYHL

Cork Quins continue to make waves in women’s EYHL

October 9, 2016 | 888 views | Leave a comment

Cork Harlequins continued their superb start to the women’s EYHL season with a 3-1 win over Pegasus; they keep pace with Hermes-Monkstown while UCD, Ards and Belfast Harlequins all won on day four of the competition

Belfast Quins and Pembroke look to get off the mark

Belfast Quins and Pembroke look to get off the mark

October 7, 2016 | 598 views | Leave a comment

The battle at the bottom of the women’s EY Hockey League comes sharply into view this Saturday with two of the sides nearest the basement meeting in round four, looking to pull away from the bottom rungs.

Quins showing mighty touch with Pembroke win to lead way with Hermes-Monkstown

Quins showing mighty touch with Pembroke win to lead way with Hermes-Monkstown

October 2, 2016 | 940 views | Leave a comment

Cork Harlequins showed serious grit to come back twice to beat Pembroke; they stay equal top of the women’s EYHL with Hermes-Monkstown who won a high quality tie with Pegasus; Ulster Elks, UCD and Loreto all won

Hermes and Pegasus set for huge early test in women’s EYHL final repeat encounter

Hermes and Pegasus set for huge early test in women’s EYHL final repeat encounter

September 30, 2016 | 1,110 views | Leave a comment

The meeting of last year’s two EYHL finalists at the Merrion Fleet Arena – Hermes-Monkstown and Pegasus – promises to be the highlight of day three of the new women’s campaign.

McDermott and Healy combine to deny UCD; four sides lead way after double weekend

McDermott and Healy combine to deny UCD; four sides lead way after double weekend

September 25, 2016 | 948 views | Leave a comment

Four sides share top spot after two rounds of matches with Hermes-Monkstown, Pegasus, Railway Union and Cork Harlequins leading the way; UCD were pegged back by Loreto late on to deny them making it five sides on six points

Six of the best for O’Flanagan as Hermes-Monkstown begin with a bang

Six of the best for O’Flanagan as Hermes-Monkstown begin with a bang

September 24, 2016 | 1,119 views | Leave a comment

Hermes-Monkstown begin with a bang courtesy of Anna O’Flanagan’s half dozen; Railway and UCD also ran up big wins while Cork Harlequins edged out Loreto; Pegasus won the Ulster derby with something to spare

The season starts here – new name but Hermes-Monkstown still favourites

The season starts here – new name but Hermes-Monkstown still favourites

September 22, 2016 | 1,135 views | Leave a comment

A new season and a new entity could potentially lead the way in the second edition of the women’s EY Hockey League as reigning champions Hermes have amalgamated with Monkstown during the summer.

Belfast Harlequins – Women’s EYHL preview

Belfast Harlequins – Women’s EYHL preview

September 22, 2016 | 400 views | Comments (1)

The club are looking forward to the season ahead and extremely excited about playing reigning champions Hermes/ Monkstown at home first up. This will be a marker of where they are compared to the current champions.

Ards – Women’s EYHL preview

Ards – Women’s EYHL preview

September 22, 2016 | 293 views | Leave a comment

Following a decent preseason, which included victory over Lisanagarvey and 2-2 draws against fellow EYHL clubs Belfast Harlequins and Pembroke Wanderers, the side will be hoping for a more comfortable avoidance of any relegation issues this season.

Loreto – Women’s EYHL preview

Loreto – Women’s EYHL preview

September 22, 2016 | 463 views | Leave a comment

The shock side to miss out on the inaugural season of the EYHL, Loreto made light work of promotion with victory in the Leinster Division One and the subequent playoffs to earn their spot in the national league.

Pembroke – Women’s EYHL preview

Pembroke – Women’s EYHL preview

September 22, 2016 | 662 views | Comments (1)

Elun Hack takes over from Keith Crawford after a competitive spell in charge at Serpentine Avenue, doing so with another reasonably large income of players.

Railway Union – Women’s EYHL preview

Railway Union – Women’s EYHL preview

September 22, 2016 | 536 views | Comments (1)

Colm Blennerhassett has added former South African international and current Three Rock Rovers player Jody Hosking as his assistant coach as well as enlisting the help of Jean McDonnell, former Railway sharp-shooter, as a specialist forwards coach.

Cork Harlequins – Women’s EYHL preview

Cork Harlequins – Women’s EYHL preview

September 22, 2016 | 560 views | Leave a comment

While on any given day, Quins were a match for most teams last season, their lack of consistency and squad depth would ultimately count against them. However this looks to have been addressed during the off season with some key additions