The Tommy O’Sullivan Under-14 Leinster indoor tournament reaches a climax this Sunday in Donabate Leisure Centre, the culmination of four excellent weekends of action, organised by Portrane Hockey Club.
Road trips are the order of the day for Leinster’s primary contenders on Saturday in the men’s Irish Hockey League as Pembroke, Monkstown and Three Rock Rovers all travel out of province for tough ties.
Three Rock Rovers moved up to first in men’s Leinster Division two as they took advantage of a free weekend to play two back matches, winning both to jump up from third; Clontarf and Fingal are through to the Irish Hockey Trophy semi-finals
Ireland’s senior men play the first test match of 2015 on Sunday in Cape Town as they take on South Africa to kickstart their Olympic qualifying preparations; YM and Glenanne the key game in Leinster’s division one in the IHL chase
Clontarf made the big move on a weather-affected Saturday with only two matches surviving the weather. They ran up a huge 9-0 win over Railway Union II to move into a share of third place.
Over the next month, Portrane will host the Tommy O’Sullivan Memorial Cup as eight teams battle it out for the Under-14 Indoor title at the Donabate/Portrane Community Centre.
Eamon Walsh helped secure a point for Kilkenny at Railway Union last Saturday as a couple of back-matches kick-started the second phase of men’s Leinster Division Two.
Quite aptly, Railway Union captain Rob Abbott was the man to raise the Tony Byrne Cup at St Columba’s as his side put in a controlled performance to win the Leinster indoor league final 5-1 over Three Rock Rovers.
Lisnagarvey and Cork C of I battle it out for the final place in the men’s Irish Senior Cup semi-finals on Saturday to kick-start the second phase of the season while the men’s Leinster division one returns and the indoor league comes to a conclusion
Railway produced a fine display of indoor hockey to dispose of closest rivals in the league, TRR, to gain a place in the Leinster final; Rovers will play Avoca in the semi-final after the Blackrock side secured third place in the group with a 6-6 draw against Clontarf
Railway Union and Three Rock Rovers recorded their third wins of the Leinster indoor league to secure, at the very least, a place in the semi-final of the competition as they saw Wicklow and Avoca respectively
Nicholas Wilmshofer netted his second consecutive hat-trick to fire Railway to joint top of the indoor league with TRR; Clontarf recorded their first win of the indoor league with victory over a wasterful Wicklow.
Railway Union and Three Rock Rovers both ran up big wins following fine second half performances on week two of the Leinster indoor league, seeing off Clontarf and Wicklow respectively
The race for the four automatic places in next year’s expanded Irish Hockey League saw a first major split in division one occur following YMCA’s 2-1 win over Railway Union in the Leinster senior league; three Leinster sides advance in Irish Hockey Trophy
Kilkenny recorded their third win of the campaign as their vastly improved run of results coincided with Fingal’s downturn in form which now runs to five straight defeats, the cats winning 5-1 at ALSAA.
Corinthian reached their second semi-final of the Leinster season in midweek as they beat Clontarf 3-1 in midweek to advance to the Neville Cup final four, adding to their recent run to the Mills Cup semis.
At least one of Banbridge and Lisnagarvey’s perfect records will fall in round three of the Irish Hockey League on what looks to be a pivotal weekend in the marquee competition; men’s weekend preview and fixtures
YMCA II broke their scoring duck – dating back to October 11 – to land their first win of men’s Leinster division two since Suttonians withdrew with a resounding 4-0 win over Railway Union II; weekend round-up
Kilkenny’s improving form saw them make it two wins from two in men’s Leinster division two as they won a 4-3 shoot-out in Mount Temple to beat Clontarf; Monkstown move into share of lead at the top while five Leinster sides advance in the Irish Junior Cup
The two 100pc records in men’s Leinster division two fell last Saturday to bring the title chase right back into the mix with three sides on 12 points and two sides, with games in hand, on nine.