Railway Union’s aspirations of breaking into Leinster’s top three will be put to the test this Saturday as they look to grab a result against national champs Monkstown; men’s Leinster division one and two weekend preview
Having nicked a point at Loreto last week, Glenanne have yet another big test of their credentials on Saturday on day two of the women’s Leinster division one season; weekend preview for the top tier as well as the first day of the division two campaign
The men’s Leinster leagues tip off on Saturday with divisions two to eight all getting underway with a quite a bit of movement between the different tiers.
The head of the Leinster men’s division one table has a more recognisable look to to is as Monkstown, Pembroke and Three Rock Rovers all won twice over the weekend to lead the way.
Plenty of close run things in women’s Leinster division one opening day as Glenanne picked off a battling draw against Loreto, North Kildare pushed Railway Union all the way while Pembroke landed a big blow over Hermes; UCD won 4-0 v Trinity and Alex and Corinthian draw
Monkstown, Three Rock Rovers and Pembroke moved into a three-way share of top spot in men’s Leinster Division One with big wins over Corinthian, Glenanne and YMCA, respectively, ending the two remaining perfect records in the league to date
All the results and updated tables from Saturday, September 20 as the women’s new season gets underway with a few surprises and the men’s league reaches day three
The sole scheduled men’s Leinster division one double-weekend of the season pits last term’s top five against the bottom five on both days for the most part with banana-skins a plenty.
The new women’s Leinster Division One, which starts on Saturday, sees UCD once again in the box seat as overwhelming favourites for all the laurels.
A trio of departures to Trinity along with Cathy Brock and Sarah Coleman taking a year out leaves Corinthian with some key positions to fill
There were reasons to be cheerful for both Three Rock Rovers’ Joe Brennan and Pembroke’s Paddy Conlon following their 2-2 draw at Serpentine Avenue, accentuating the positives to Declan Hughes.
Corinthian and YMCA are the surprise names at the head of the embyronic Leinster men’s division one table as the two sides with six points from two outings.
Three Rock Rovers and Pembroke’s early season title credentials face a major test in Leinster division one as last year’s Irish Senior Cup finalists show down in the first big game of the new campaign.
Following the opening day of the new season, Dublin City FM’s Declan Hughes caught up with four of the coaches of the men’s Leinster division one sides to get their thoughts on how their side got on, speaking to Paddy Conlon, David Bane, Trevor Dagg and Mark Cullen.
Trevor Dagg’s Corinthian got their season off to a flyer as they beat his former club Avoca 3-1 in Newpark on Leinster men’s division one’s opening day; Monkstown were held 1-1 by Glenanne; Pembroke’s incision saw off Railway Union while Three Rock beat Rathgar
As the final part of The Hook’s preseason build-up, we have enlisted the help of Twitter’s finest Leinster Hockey analyst – or “Eastern Conference” as he prefers to call it – to give us his predictions for the new season!
Jack McCann runs his eye over tound one of the men’s Leinster season which features a series of well-matched fixtures with Avoca battling Corinthian, Pembroke and Railway in the Sandymount derby, and Monkstown travelling to Glenanne while Rathgar host TRR
New season and ten new-look squads begin their men’s Leinster division one campaign after an extremely busy summer of transfer dealings as the chasing pack attempt to close the gap to Monkstown, winners last year after a 40-year wait.
With their quartet of South Africans of last season not returning, Corinthian have a much more home-grown look for the upcoming season for Trevor Dagg’s first year in charge.
The women’s draw for the first round of the Irish Senior Cup threw up two tasty ties as IHL semi-finalists from the past two seasons Railway Union and Loreto along with UCD and Ards set to meet on October 4.