Round three of women’s division two saw last year’s leading lights Loreto II and Pembroke II picked up 2-0 wins; Three Rock Ladies secure second win while UCD II get off the mark
Corinthian produced their first win of the season with Sara Quill starring in North Kildare; Alex and UCD produce strong wins while Railway rally from 2-0 down while Hermes nick their first points
Round three of the women’s Leinster league see four clubs – Pembroke, Loreto, Railway Union and UCD – all looking to continue their perfect starts to the campaign
As part of Dublin City FM’s link-up with The Hook, Declan Hughes interviewed Jamiee Claxton, Jonathan Harte, Stephen Brownlow and Rory O’Donoghue
Loreto II, Pembroke II, Three Rock Ladies, Genesis and Muckross triumphed on the opening day of Leinster women’s division two; round-up of day one results
Hermes fell to a second successive 1-0 defeat despite a strong performance against UCD; Pembroke, Loreto and Railway make it two from two while Glenanne get off the mark with a Kate O’Connor hat trick
With IHL sides meeting at both Milltown and Belfield and well-matched ties in North Kildare and Tallaght, round two of the Leinster women’s leagues can give a big idea of many side’s seasonal potential
IHA announce first and second round draws for men’s and women’s Irish Junior Cup, Irish Hockey Trophy and Irish Hockey Challenge
Alex see off Hermes with a single strike; Railway, Pembroke, Loreto and UCD pick up strong wins on the first day of the Leinster women’s division one season
A massive seven clubs start the Leinster women’s division one clubs start the season under new coaches with four of last year’s top five under new bosses; full run-down of all the Leinster women’s division one clubs
An eye-catching new coaching appointment, double-Olympian Jaimee Claxton – with fellow New Zealander Beth Smith assisting her – makes for very interesting times around Booterstown
The Three Rock Rovers Super Cup returns this weekend after a couple of years absence with 16 teams taking part in a high quality preseason tournament that sees several IHL sides prepare for the upcoming season.
Monkstown and Banbridge – the 2012/13 men’s finalists – will meet in the group stages of the Irish Hockey League following confirmation of the groups for the upcoming season’s competition.
Hermes hockey club have announced two-time Olympian Jaimee Claxton will be their first team coach for the upcoming season.
Loreto, Railway Union, UCD and Ards claimed the women’s Irish Hockey League semi-final spots on a dramatic fifth round of group matches in which Ballymoney saw their final four hopes taken away from them
In stark contrast to the final round of the men’s Irish Hockey League, the permutations abound on the women’s side with eight sides still in the running for the four semi-final berths, making for a thrilling final weekend of the pool stages.
Loreto struck twice in the closing minutes against Pegasus to earn a 3-3 draw that keeps them in pole position in the women’s IHL Pool A; Railway Union, Ballymoney and UCD are also well placed but nothing has been finalised as yet in either group
While the women’s Irish Hockey League’s Pool A was initially labelled the ‘Group of Death’, Ards shock win over UCD means Pool B is the most open of the competition with all six sides harbouring hopes of a final four spot.
Loreto remain the only side unbeaten in the women’s Irish Hockey League after they claimed a pair of wins this weekend; Railway and UCD’s double wins brings them back into contention while Hermes and Old Alex registered first wins of the campaign
The second weekend of this season’s Electric Ireland women’s Irish Hockey League threatens to be the making or breaking of many of the sides as the double-headers can either crush dreams or soar hopes.