Corinthian and Clontarf strengthened their hold on two of three tickets to the EY Hockey League playoffs with wins over YMCA and Avoca, respectively, in Leinster Division 1A.
Reigning champions Corinthian will play Pembroke in the Mills Cup final following their respective wins over YMCA and Three Rock Rovers this week, setting up a showdown on St Patrick’s Day at Grange Road; Leinster league round-up
Hermes dominance over the women’s EY Hockey League is such that they could end the weekend with their rivals needing snookers with five rounds remaining; its a full weekend of ties in the national division while there are five games in Leinster’s top tier, too
Two goals in the last four minutes saw Clontarf deny Corinthian a third victory in succession in Leinster Division 1A in the most dramatic fashion on Tuesday evening.
With five homes ties in their last six, Glenanne very much kept alive their challenge for one of the EYHL playoff places as Saoirse O’Donoghue’s double saw them clinch a 3-2 win over Avoca in women’s Leinster Division One.
The men’s EY Hockey League returns after a seven week winter break with the top two, Lisnagarvey and Monkstown, locking horns in the undoubted highlight; it is part of a promising day 10 of the national league
Trinity’s position as EYHL playoff contenders will be given a severe examination on Saturday in women’s Leinster Division One as the latest side to try and break Loreto’s perfect run of form in the province.
Clontarf and Corinthian took the early advantage in the men’s Leinster Division 1A with their victories over UCD and Avoca, respectively, as the business end of the season began in earnest.
Loreto will look to make it three from three against higher division opposition in the women’s Irish Senior Cup on Saturday when they make the short trip to Belfield to meet UCD in the quarter-finals; women’s weekend preview
National level outdoor fixtures return after the winter break with a bang as the Irish Senior Cup quarter-finals take place while the quest to get into the EYHL playoffs begins its second phase in Leinster.
Corinthian beat Monkstown for the second successive season in the Leinster senior Mills Cup to keep alive their hopes of retaining the title.
After a five week break, the women’s EY Hockey League returns with many of the sides wondering how they can track down leaders Hermes who blazed a trail before Christmas.
Richard Couse’s hat trick got Avoca out of something of a pickle as the Blackrock club got the result they needed to finally pin down a place in the top five of Leinster men’s Division One.
The top five in Leinster men’s Division One is still be to be formalised as Avoca’s tie with Weston fell victim to the frost as Newpark, posptoned along with a couple of other ties.
Railway Union will be keen for a revenge shot at Three Rock Rovers as they bid to bounce back and win the men’s National Indoor Trophy on Sunday in St Columba’s having fallen a week ago in the Leinster final.
The Jacqui Potter Cup quarter-final draw has produced a series of well-matched ties with clubs with well-established pedigree meeting while Genesis and Rathgar are seeking a rare place in the final four.
Corinthian moved back into the top three of Leinster’s Division One with a 2-0 win over Avoca that leaves the Blackrock club in fifth, three points ahead of Fingal going into next week’s last round of matches in the first phase of the season.
Clontarf completed a superb 2015 with a 4-3 win over Fingal to pass 40 points in calendar year for the first time in their history, winning 14 games out of 16 in the league since last January.
Derby day for Railway Union and Pembroke as the Dublin 4 rivals meet in an important tie in the women’s EYHL playoff race with both sides currently in the top four; weekend preview
Saturday offers a day with plenty of movement possible in the men’s EY Hockey League table with all matches pitting sides in similar areas of the table against each other.