If it wasn’t already, the men’s Leinster division two title and promotion is very much Rathgar’s to lose as they saw off their closest rivals to move nine points clear of the chasers.
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.
Men’s Leinster Division Two Rathgar 2 (Mark McNulty, Nick Odlum) Kilkenny 1 (Billy McEnery) Rathgar claimed their fourth successive single-goal victory to see off Kilkenny with unlikely scorer Nick Odlum emerging from left back to pop home the winner. It moves Rathgar six points clear with six rounds of matches to be played. Kilkenny came […]
After a six-week break from Leinster league action, a short, sharp business end of the season will see the campaign’s defining moments come thick and fast with February 24 the final deadline.
NICS will once again keep the Ulster charge going in the men’s National Indoor Trophy as they edged out Clontarf for the last semi-final place on offer, joining Railway Union, TRR and YMCA in the final four.
With 33 goals in the group stages, Hermes have well and truly announced themselves as the side to beat in the women’s National Indoor Trophy due to the wealth of international talent available to them.
A number of clubs’ U-14 teams have been learning the boards in the past month as part of an indoor hockey initiative put together by Portrane’s Adrian Henchy and Suttonians’ Conor Gillett.
Hermes, powered by a glittering array of internationals, topped group two of the women’s National Indoor Trophy, advancing to the super sixes along with Old Alex, Glenanne and Greenfields; Three Rock and YMCA head men’s groups
The respective men’s and women’s National Indoor Trophy competitions will both have much trimmed schedules than originally envisaged when the first fixture list was released.
Alan Sothern’s quartet pushed Pembroke within a few points of winning back the Leinster men’s division one title as Three Rock faltered again; he added another three on Sunday on a spectacular opening round in the Mills Cup
Clontarf moved up to third and within three points of top spot in men’s Leinster division two as they beat Suttonians on the only game played on Saturday; Rathgar made it into the quarter-finals of the Irish Hockey Trophy as they beat South Antrim
Trinity pulled off the unlikeliest of comebacks as they struck twice in the closing two minutes to move top of division two; Clontarf survive spate of corners to overcome Kilkenny
The performance of the Irish men’s senior team in Quilmes, Argentina have added an extra prescience to the Special General Meeting of the IHA on Sunday; the situation meanwhile has knock-on consequences for the Leinster leagues
Suttonians leap-frogged Dublin University into second in Leinster men’s division two with a 5-1 win over Weston; Kilkenny picked up their first win of the campaign at Grange Road to deny Trinity a share of top spot
The final pre-Christmas league double weekend has the potential to reignite the title race or yet further tighten Pembroke’s grip on pole position after a dominant first half to the campaign.
Rathgar strengthened their hand at the top of men’s division two as Gary Sharman’s goal finally saw off Kilkenny who led three times against the Chiefs; Trinity moved up to second while Clontarf and Weston shared the spoils
Dublin’s dual derbies highlight the quarter-finals of the Irish Senior Cup as Leinster is guaranteed two men’s teams in the Irish Senior Cup final four.
A 2-2 draw kept Rathgar top of division two as they stay two points clear of Weston and Suttonians, 9-1 winners in the only other game to be played in the division this weekend
Rathgar returned to the top of division two as the old boys got the better of Dublin University’s young guns with former Trinity men Dan Needham and Jonathan Orr on the mark; Clontarf and Weston also triumphed
The third of four pre-Christmas league double headers could prove the most revealing as the season hurtles through to almost the half-way point, just over month since the season began.