Lisnagarvey and Three Rock Rovers left it late to nick ahead of Pembroke and Cookstown land the two remaining Irish Hockey League semi-final berths on Saturday afternoon, joining Monkstown and Banbridge in the final four.
Four sides battle it out to complete the Irish Hockey League finals weekend line-up with men’s Pool A the only group still up for grabs with Pembroke, Lisnagarvey, Three Rock and Cookstown locked in direct battle; men’s and women’s IHL weekend preview
Lisnagarvey’s 3-1 win over Three Rock Rovers means fours sides will enter the final weekend of men’s IHL Pool A matches with a semi-final place still a target; Banbridge and Monkstown punched their ticket to the semi-finals from Pool B
Becky Sutherland nabbed a later winner for Corinthian to retain the Junior Jacqui Potter Cup title at Grange Road on St Patrick’s Day, shading Old Alex in the final for the second successive year; Hermes saw off Genesis 2-0 in the Plate
With Pool B virtually done and dusted, most eyes will be trained on the Comber Road in Pool A where Lisnagarvey host Three Rock Rovers in the pivotal game of this men’s Irish Hockey League weekend.
Pembroke, Three Rock and Lisnagarvey set themselves up for some key battles in the closing two weeks of the men’s IHL in Pool A; Banbridge and Monkstown, meanwhile, are pretty much through to the semi-finals from Pool B
Three of the four Irish Hockey Leagues, on the face of it, currently offer limited potential intrigue with wedges forming between the top sides and the chasers. Not so in Pool B of the women’s competition which sees plenty of key battles to be played out; women’s weekend preview
On another hectic weekend, the men’s Irish Hockey League opens up the weekend before six Leinster finals take place over Sunday and Monday with UCD taking on Three Rock in the Mills Cup final
With the IHA confirming in midweek that any proposed changes to the Irish Hockey League will not be introduced earlier than September 2015, it leaves the focus front and centre on the hockey as men’s IHL round two hits the turf
Pembroke, Lisnagarvey and Three Rock made strong opening statements in Pool A of the men’s Irish Hockey League while Banbridge and Monkstown showed their mettle in Pool as the fancied sides started their respective campaigns well
The men’s Irish Hockey League returns to action this weekend with some enticing hockey taking place over the coming six weeks as the battle to be the top club in the nation begins in earnest.
Corinthian assured their place in women’s Leinster division one next season as they put in an assured performance to beat Glenanne 2-0 in Tallaght last Saturday, rendering North Kildare’s final day 1-0 defeat to Old Alex moot
Pembroke and Lurgan battle to be underdogs in Irish Senior Cup final against fancied UCD and RailwayFebruary 21, 2014 | 2,431 views |
Given the storied recent history of UCD and Railway Union, no matter who emerges from Pembroke and Lurgan’s semi-final, they will be going into Sunday’s final as underdog; women’s Irish Senior Cup finals and weekend preview
UCD landed their third Leinster women’s division one title in three years with a superb double weekend, seeing off both Railway Union and Loreto 3-1 to build an unassailable six-point lead at the top of the table ahead of Hermes
Its judgement weekend in women’s Leinster division one with a potentially tumultuous weekend for title chasers UCD, Hermes and Railway Union with their potential fate intertwined as the top sides will all meet over a busy weekend of nine league ties.
Railway Union put their best foot forward in the race for Irish Hockey League places as they ran up a 7-1 win over Rathgar on Saturday afternoon, applying plenty of pressure on Glenanne’s final two games of the Leinster men’s division one season.
Former Glenanne man Shane O’Donoghue fires a hat trick against his former club to see UCD equal their best ever finish in men’s Leinster division one; weekend preview
By virtue of their first win of the season, North Kildare have moved to within a point of Corinthian at the bottom of women’s Leinster division one; the reds endure a tough date against Hermes who move within three points of top
After 32 years, Monkstown were finally celebrating their first Leinster senior league title since 1982 in Tallaght as they dramatically came from 2-0 down to deny potential party poopers Glenanne.
The Irish Senior Cup semi-finals weekend will have a familiar hue after Monkstown, Three Rock Rovers and Pembroke returned to the final four for a second successive year with Lisnagarvey taking the place of Banbridge from last year’s line-up.