Both Trinity and Suttonians built three goal leads before almost succumbing to second half fightbacks but held on to push their claims for the promotion place; Clontarf off the mark with Kilkenny win
Rathgar are the last side left in men’s Leinster division two with a 100pc record after two rounds of games; Trinity got on the board with victory in Kilkenny while Weston and Suttonians tied
The tight margins likely to beset division were in full effect last Saturday as the season got underway on the southside of Dublin with Trinity and Suttonians tying while Weston and Rathgar picked up wins
After another summer of comings and goings, men’s division two will once again be a reduced league with each of the six entrants playing each other three times across 15 rounds of matches.
The Leinster men’s division one season will take on a condensed look as the back-ended Irish Hockey League season has led to a major overhaul of the domestic calendar.
Graham Shaw admitted his side “probably thought the title was out of reach” at Christmas but they bounced back to be the most consistent side in 2012 to claim Glenanne’s sixth title in 12 years with a 3-1 win over Monkstown
All eyes on Rathdown on Saturday as once again the men’s Leinster division one title will be settled at the Glenageary venue with a match between Monkstown and Glenanne.
A couple of ripping Richard Sykes’ drag flicks in the closing quarter of their date with Pembroke pushed Monkstown to the verge of the Leinster men’s division one title; Glenanne set up a decisive showdown with the Town next Saturday
Amid a rollercoaster of emotions on the international stage, Leinster men’s division one could well produce a winner this weekend, especially after last Monday’s 16th round of matches slipped in under the radar.
A potentially pivotal day in the men’s Leinster division one title race, Pembroke and Glenanne were both held to draws while Monkstown took advantage; the relegation places looked to become more clear-cut
Glenanne came from a goal behind to make it unlucky number 13 for Railway Union, ending their lengthy unbeaten streak; Pembroke and Monkstown stay in contention as Carson inspired Corinthian and David Bane did likewise for Fingal
Glenanne’s battle with Railway Union could go a long way to deciding the destination of the title as the men’s division one’s two form, mean green teams clash at St Mark’s.
Glenanne rode some late luck to take the spoils at Grange Road to beat Three Rock 2-1; with Pembroke and Monkstown both dropping points, it saw the Tallaght side extend their lead to three points in men’s division one
Railway Union could all but guarantee an IHL playoff place this weekend in men’s Leinster division one – at the very least – this weekend as they take the longest unbeaten run in division one into their tie with Fingal.
The lead in men’s Leinster division one swapped hands twice as first Monkstown and then Glenanne moved into pole-position as seven key ties were contested at the top and bottom of the division
A double-weekend for men’s division one sees several vital games up or decision while division continues its roller-coaster; on the women’s side, the top five in women’s division one face the bottom five
It took 65 games but Clontarf finally won their first division one game in their 30 year history as Tom Noonan hit a 65th minute against UCD at Mount Temple to take the spoils from a cracking game
Monkstown will face one of their biggest challenges this weekend as they take on Three Rock Rovers shy seven members of their panel, turning what might have been a repeat of their early-season mauling into a considerable banana-skin.
Railway Union leap-frogged UCD to go top of Leinster women’s division one as they came from a goal down; Corinthian marched on in the Jacqui Potter Cup, joining Railway, UCD and Hermes in the semi-finals
Monkstown succumbed to a second half Railway Union fightback to see their lead at the top of Leinster men’s division one cut in half; Pembroke and Glenanne closed in while YM lost further ground