With Loreto off the scene, there is no major shark on the scene with Leinster women’s Division One looking to be incredibly competitive in the race to be crowned provincial champion and earn a place at the end of season EYHL promotion playoffs. Old Alex were the best placed last season and will hope new […]
Corinthian have been through some trying times over recent years with numbers moving on but, this season, whilst they have lost a few, they have been encouraged by a large rise in player numbers in their senior teams.
YMCA and Corinthian look set to be the two leading lights to push for promotion out of Leinster Division One and onward to the men’s EY Hockey League playoffs this season.
After two years of rebuilding, head coach Trevor Dagg will be delighted to see a settled side this year plus some exciting new recruits.
Clontarf, Instonians, UCD and Bandon took their place in the final four of the men’s EY Hockey League promotion playoffs after a dramatic set of group stages at the Merrion Fleet Arena and at Comber Road.
Glenanne, Pembroke and Three Rock’s Champions Trophy chances along with the fate of Annadale, Cookstown and Cork C of I are the remaining bones of contention on the final weekend of the inaugural men’s EYHL regular season.
The line-up for the EYHL promotion playoffs was confirmed today in the wake of withdrawals from the process by Kilkeel on the men’s side and Catholic Institute and Dublin University on the women’s.
Clontarf secured their place in the EY Hockey League promotion playoffs as they got the win they needed to stave off the threat of YMCA for the third and final berth from Leinster.
Lisnagarvey stand on the precipice of the inaugural EY Hockey League with a potential win over bottom placed Annadale on Saturday putting them over the line with three games to go.
UCD confirmed their place in the EY Hockey League places while YMCA just about kept their chances alive with a last ditch goal against Clontarf.
Clontarf and YMCA’s EYHL promotion playoff hopes reach critical mass this Saturday with both probably battling it out for the third place from Leinster’s Division 1A; Kilkenny face a big ask if they are to end their final hoodoo in the Irish Trophy final
The difference in level between the EY Hockey League and the top of Leinster Division One was ruthlessly exposed as Pembroke eased to the Mills Cup title with a comfortable 4-1 win over Corinthian at Grange Road.
Despite being reigning champions, Corinthian coach Trevor Dagg is not naïve enough to think of his reds’ team as anything other than underdogs when they meet Pembroke in the Mills Cup final at Grange Road on St Patrick’s Day (12.15pm).
It’s derby day across the island with three in-province showdowns taking place in the men’s EY Hockey League with Glenanne and Three Rock Rovers meeting in a key game in the playoff race.
The women’s EY Hockey League playoff race is likely to reach something of a denouement this weekend after months of twists and turns as they bid to join Hermes in the Champions Trophy.
Corinthian claimed the Leinster men’s Division One title with plenty to spare, allowing them to focus on the labyrinthine EY promotion playoff phases.
Loreto claimed the women’s Leinster Division One title, a feat they long looked likely to do, on Saturday afternoon but the playoff picture is still as competitive ever with the last few games open to multiple different outcomes.
Leinster women’s Division One’s big issues are more than likely to be determined this weekend with a double weekend for most teams with the league title, playoff places and relegation positions all potentially nailed down.
Corinthian are pretty much assured of the first EY Hockey League playoff place from men’s Leinster Division 1A after they recorded their fourth win from five games to date last Saturday with a 1-0 win over Clontarf.
Men’s Leinster Division 1A’s race for the three tickets to EYHL playoffs took a significant turn last night with UCD recording a 4-1 win over YMCA on a bitterly cold night in Milltown.