In the end, there was little drama in settling the final issue of the men’s Leinster division one season as Monkstown’s tonking of Corinthian means the reds are destined for the Irish Hockey League wildcard playoffs with Three Rock ending third
Despite admitting he came into the job with “zero experience and zero qualifications”, Paddy Conlon’s first coaching gig has already yielded a trophy as the upshot of UCD’s 2-0 win over Monkstown meant Pembroke claimed Leinster men’s division one
Many Leinster men’s division one issues were ironed out as Avoca’s loss to Glenanne saw them go down while Fingal are destined for the relegation playoff despite a big win over Corinthian; YM fell 3-2 to Railway to miss out on the IHL
While the travel arrangements for Three Rock Rovers’ EuroHockey Indoor Club Champions Challenge I have simplified from a year ago, coach Liam Canning has been left once again with plenty of tough late decisions ahead of the club’s trip to Budapest.
Avoca and Genesis held a thought-provoking coaching workshop with a top Dutch coach; LHA golf outing; Jacqui Potter cup semi-finals draw; The Hook in India; high quality umpiring and official appointments for the Irish
With Monkstown not in action this weekend, Pembroke can move 11 points clear in men’s Leinster division one and within touching distance of ultimate glory but they travel to a YMCA side reaching a critical phase for their IHL aspirations.
Alan Sothern’s double saw Pembroke overturn a 2-0 deficit to beat Glenanne 3-2 and move closer to the men’s division one title; Monkstown, UCD and Corinthian boosted their IHL hopes while Fingal produced result of the round in the Mills quarter-finals
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