In stark contrast to the final round of the men’s Irish Hockey League, the permutations abound on the women’s side with eight sides still in the running for the four semi-final berths, making for a thrilling final weekend of the pool stages.
Pembroke’s date with Cookstown at the recently renamed Steelweld Park in Coolnafranky underpins who will take second place from Pool A in the men’s IHL; YM battle with Lisnagarvey in Pool B while the junior interpros come to Grange Road
Sixteen games were played in yesterday’s Masters Interpros at Grange Road with Leinster powering on in the ladies O-40s and O-45s, men’s O-40s, while Ulster have been dominant in the men’s O-45s and men’s O-50s
The second annual Masters Interpros will be held this weekend in Three Rock Rovers hockey grounds. The Masters’ scene continues to grow and the tournament this weekend will see 12 mens teams and six ladies teams taking part in a schedule of 30 competitive matches.
Shane O’Donoghue struck twice in the closing nine minutes to dramatically swing the U-21 men’s interprovincial title Leinster’s way in Hillsborough, snatching the title from Ulster; on the women’s side, Lucy McKee was the heroine with five goals against South East
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