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English in for Interprovincials

English in for Interprovincials

April 17, 2009 | 108 views | Comments (7)

The delayed U-21 interprovincial series gets into gear this weekend at Grange Road with Niall Denham’s Leinster men’s side showing one change to the initial panel. Railway Union’s Mark English comes into the panel in place of the injured Brian Doherty for the tournament which has been reduced to a one-day, blitz style competition with […]

Leinster men's junior round-up

Leinster men's junior round-up

April 7, 2009 | 159 views | Leave a comment

Division Three: Monkstown II need a point from their final match of the season against reigning champions Pembroke Wanderers II to take the title after they beat Glenanne II on Tuesday night in a roller-coaster game 4-3. Ian Horsfield scored the winner from a corner after earlier leads created by Eoin O’Connor, Simon Allen and […]

Women's junior league round-up

Women's junior league round-up

April 6, 2009 | 119 views | Leave a comment

Virtually all the Leinster women’s leagues have come to a conclusion in the past fortnight. Here’s a quick round-up of whose going up and down across the divisions as well as a couple of cup finals last Sunday: Division Two: One of the few issues yet to be resolved this season is the destination of […]

UCD look to bridge 58 year gap: ISC and IJC round-up

UCD look to bridge 58 year gap: ISC and IJC round-up

March 29, 2009 | 161 views | Leave a comment

UCD won the battle of the students to keep alive their hopes of claiming the Irish Senior Cup for a second time – the previous coming way back in 1951. They added the scalp of fellow students Ulster Elks to their list of victims in an intriguing cup run which has seen the students beat […]

Seven national cup final places on offer

Seven national cup final places on offer

March 27, 2009 | 108 views | Leave a comment

A busy weekend of Irish Senior and Junior Cup action as the glut of refixes, primarily due to the weather sees seven final places up for grabs. In the ESB senior, UCD’s hosting of the Ulster Elks is particularly eye-catching as the two sets of students lock horns. Both bring a pair of Irish internationals […]

B schoolboy and Meath and District League finals

B schoolboy and Meath and District League finals

March 27, 2009 | 209 views | Leave a comment

There is still plenty of school’s action to take in if you find yourself free next Wednesday afternoon as many of the schoolboy’s ‘B’ and schoolgirl’s Meath and District finals reach their final stages. The senior B title has already been decided with Dundalk Grammar – inspired by school’s international Andrew Shekleton (pictured) – taking […]

News in brief

News in brief

March 27, 2009 | 98 views | Leave a comment

With the season hitting its peak, there’s plenty of activities and information floating about. Sign up to the IHA’s Hockey Happenings – on http://www.hockey.ie/ – for more information on many of these snippets. * Old Alexandra are joining up with Old Wesley Rugby Club to run a Fashion Show to fundraise for both clubs on […]

Sutton double-up

Sutton double-up

March 23, 2009 | 88 views | Leave a comment

Sutton Park’s junior section retained the Leinster Junior Schools A Final at Grange Road today, beating St Andrew’s by a single goal in an intriguing battle. In a high tempo game, St Andew’s put Sutton Park under pressure from the start, drawing the best from goalkeeper Ben Phiefer – later to be named man of […]

Wesley complete Senior/Junior double

Wesley complete Senior/Junior double

March 11, 2009 | 99 views | Leave a comment

Wesley’s juniors mirrored their senior counterparts in virtually every way as they retained their title with a 3-0 win at Grange Road this afternoon. They beat the same opposition, a young St Andrew’s junior team, on the same scoreline with all the goals, once again coming in the second half. The game opened in controversial […]

Leinster school's round-up

Leinster school's round-up

March 10, 2009 | 89 views | Leave a comment

Mount Anville claimed the Leinster schoolgirl’s junior cup title this afternoon at Grange Road, beating Mount Sackville by a single goal. Aisling Naughton scored midway through the second half to take the honours. Wednesday afternoon sees the second day of schoolboy finals, tipping off first with the developing school’s encounter between St Mark’s and Sandford […]

IHC, IHT and IJC round-up

IHC, IHT and IJC round-up

March 8, 2009 | 158 views | Leave a comment

YMCA and Mullingar guaranteed big days out on Saturday afternoon as they reached their respective Irish Hockey Challenge finals with wins over Clonmel and Saintfield, respectively. It will be YM ladies’ first ever national cup final after just three years in existence and they will hope to add the major silverware to back-to-back league titles. […]

U-21 Interpros refixed/Irish cup action

U-21 Interpros refixed/Irish cup action

March 6, 2009 | 96 views | Leave a comment

The IHA announced this morning that the Management Board has approved the recommendation to reschedule the U-21 Interprovincial Tournaments for the weekend of 17/19 April 2009 in Grange Road. The date could prove an interesting one, coinciding as it does with the final round of Leinster league matches with Glenanne set to visit Three Rock […]

Pembroke and Corinthian advance to Mills Cup final

Pembroke and Corinthian advance to Mills Cup final

March 1, 2009 | 95 views | Leave a comment

Farcical scenes at Grange Road today as the Mills Cup semi-finals were delayed by an hour and a half as a mix-up in communications left supporters, players and umpires frustrated. It will remain the enduring memory of the day where hockey and it’s promotion was the big loser on the day. Pembroke and Monkstown had […]

Irish Senior Cup results

Irish Senior Cup results

February 28, 2009 | 237 views | Leave a comment

Glenanne produced a dramatic penalty stroke victory at Grange Road to advance to the semi-final stages of the Irish Senior Cup, setting up an enticing last four tie with Pembroke. They came from behind three times against Three Rock Rovers, showing the greater incisiveness from play to tie the game up at 4-4 in normal […]

St Andrew's step closer to Kate Russell

St Andrew's step closer to Kate Russell

February 27, 2009 | 115 views | Leave a comment

St Andrew’s went a step closer to having representatives at both of the end of season All-Ireland school competitions as their senior girl’s emulated their male counterparts to reach the senior final and be within a win of taking up a place in the Kate Russell Cup. They left it late against Mount Anville at […]

Irish Cup previews

Irish Cup previews

February 26, 2009 | 110 views | Leave a comment

The majority of eyes in Leinster are likely to look toward Grange Road this Saturday for the tasty local derby between Three Rock and Glenanne. Rovers, going in search of their first ISC title in the open era after last claiming the title in 1974, face a Glenanne side bang in form and with the […]

Men's Leinster weekend preview

Men's Leinster weekend preview

February 26, 2009 | 245 views | Leave a comment

Mills cup semi-finals take top-billing on the local scene this weekend with Pembroke, Monkstown, Corinthian and YMCA vying for a place in the St Patrick’s Day final. All four will be coming off the back of a Saturday match and how they use their respective squads could be a key factor. Pembroke are unlikely to […]

Leinster Schoolboy cups reach business end

Leinster Schoolboy cups reach business end

February 26, 2009 | 183 views | Leave a comment

Wesley seniors finally managed to overcome Kilkenny yesterday afternoon in Ballinteer in their first round replay, a match originally due to be completed on January 14. The initial tie went to extra-time and a replay before the cold snap saw pitches snowed under. It means Wesley have to now cram in four games in a […]

St Andrews retain Junior league

St Andrews retain Junior league

February 13, 2009 | 115 views | Leave a comment

St Andrew’s junior girls retained their league crown this afternoon at Belfield with an impressive win over Alexandra College, denying the Milltown school a senior/junior double. Andrew’s were the stronger throughout, though Alex created the odd nervous moment from the skills of Emily Beatty and a zinging reverse from Erica Hinkson. Those chances were sporadic, […]

Favourites still on track in Leinster school's cups

Favourites still on track in Leinster school's cups

February 7, 2009 | 109 views | Leave a comment

Leinster schools kingpins Wesley and St Andrews remain in contention in each of the boy’s school’s Cup competitions so far after a couple of rounds. In the first round, Wesley’s seniors had the toughest test thus far with an impressive Kilkenny outfit within seconds of a famous win. Their subsequent replay last Wednesday was postponed […]