Pembroke and Monkstown make their IHL seasonal debuts on Saturday with northern opposition on the menu for both, taking on Cookstown and Instonians respectively.
Fingal made it three wins from three as they inflicted a 5-3 result on Railway Union II in a novel fixture. David Bane lined out for the ALSAA club against the club that he now coaches the first team of and he saw the hosts build a 3-2 lead at half-time.
Monkstown made a major statement of intent in men’s Leinster division one with a thumping 6-2 win over Three Rock; Corinthian produce late fightback to get the better of YMCA; Rathgar land first win of the season in key game over Avoca
Mick McGuinness’ late winner for Glenanne against Pembroke opened up another busy weekend of hockey with Leinster men’s division one action and the annual intervarsities taking place over the course of the next three days.
UCD and Corinthian were both given major scares by division two opposition but eventually prevailed to reach the quarter-finals of the Leinster senior Mills Cup on Sunday.
Three Rock Rovers II and Pembroke II moved away from the five-way tie on six points that existed before the weekend with their third wins in-a-row each, beating Clontarf and Kilkenny, respectively.
Five Leinster sides booked their ticket to the quarter-finals of the Irish Senior Cup on Saturday as results went mostly to the form guide though some of the results proved closer than anticipated.
Five Leinster sides confirmed their place in the quarter-finals of the Irish Senior Cup while Leinster’s U-16s moved within touching distance of the interpro title; here’s all the results from those competitions as well as the women’s and men’s top leagues
After a weekend of Ulster sides impressing in the Irish Hockey League, this weekend’s schedule in the Irish Senior Cup would appear to have the odds weighted more in Leinster side’s favour.
The battle of the two Leinster division one 100 percent records takes centre stage on the women’s scene as Pembroke and UCD showdown at Serpentine Avenue on Saturday.
Two teams have moved up to six points in men’s Leinster division two last Saturday, joining Fingal and Railway Union on that mark to make it a cluster of four teams sitting just off the pace set by Pembroke.
Pembroke scored their third 1-0 win in succession this season in the league to move into an early lead at the top of women’s Leinster division one in the absence of the IHL sides; interviews with David Keogh and Sarah Clarke along with Adrian Boehm’s pics
Shane Dempsey appears to be relishing the captain’s role at Fingal as he advanced his total to five goals in two games since the ALSAA men made the decision to drop down to Leinster division two.
Another huge name will fall in the second round of the women’s Irish Senior Cup as the last two winners of the competition, UCD and Railway Union, have been paired against each other in a repeat of the 2014 IHL final.
Nick Burns fired Pembroke through to the second round of the men’s Irish Senior Cup after YMCA pushed them all the way, leading twice but ultimately coming unstuck.
Glenanne’s love affair with the Irish Senior Cup once again saw them produce the result of the first round as they defeated IHL side UCC in Tallaght with a deserved 3-1 success.
Against the backdrop of the Irish Hockey League debate on Sunday, the women’s Irish Senior Cup gets underway bright and early in the new season with a big name or two set to fall.
Shane Dempsey showed that Fingal should have plenty of life in this division despite dropping down from the top tier as he netted four times in an impressive away win at Corinthian.
While results might have gone to the form guide, there was drama a plenty in men’s division one as YMCA stayed just ahead of Avoca, Rowland Rixon-Fuller scored late on for the Glens to beat Rathgar while Monkstown edged past Railway
Trinity produced a strong performance to earn a deserved scoreless draw in the result of day two of Leinster women’s division one; Pembroke and UCD both battled to hard fought wins while Hermes and Loreto were comfortable winners