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
As the race for the three EYHL playoff places hots up, Pegasus made it a stunning six wins from seven games while Railway stay second with a 3-0 win in Cork; Hermes continued their perfect run while UCC and Pembroke also won on day 11 of the league
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.
Genesis moved one step away from their first Leinster Senior Cup final since 1983 with a big 7-0 win over Rathgar at St Raphaela’s as they ran up a surprisingly comfortable win.
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.
The Jacqui Potter Cup round of 16 ties largely followed the form book though the nature of the ties proved far closer than current league rankings on a day of many thrills; reports and round-up from Jack McCann
Hermes completed the first phase of the women’s EY Hockey League season with another significant victory over their nearest rival, Railway Union; Pegasus and UCD move into top four while UCC return surprise win over Cork Harlequins
First versus second in the women’s EY Hockey League as Railway Union will look to start making inroads in Hermes six point lead at the top of the table going into the winter break.
Railway Union and Ulster Elks were unable to close the gap significantly on the inactive Hermes at the top of the women’s EY Hockey League; their match at UCC was postponed. UCD, Cork Harelquins and Pegasus narrowed the gap to the playoff places
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
Hermes retained their seven point lead over the chasers with a 5-1 win over the pack in the women’s EY league; Railway are second after their win over Pegasus while Cork Harlequins beat Ards; Ulster Elks v Greenfields and UCC against UCD were cancelled due to Storm Desmond
Loreto and Ballymoney are the dangerous outliers in the women’s Irish Senior Cup quarter-final draw after they disposed of UCC and Muckross, respectively, on Saturday to be the two provincial league sides still standing.
Loreto will look to eliminate a second EYHL side when they host UCC at Beaufort in what could potentially be a playoff game later this season, let alone one of the ties of the second round of the women’s Irish Senior Cup.
Hermes beat two of their closest rivals to build an imposing seven point lead over the chasers in the women’s EY Hockey League after just seven rounds of matches; Pembroke and Pegasus were double winners as all the other top half sides lost ground
It’s double-weekend time for the women’s EY Hockey League with the top trio of Hermes, Ulster Elks and Railway Union playing key games that could shake-up the look of the table
Hermes maintained their two-point lead at the top of the women’s EY Hockey League with a dramatic 3-2 win over title rivals Railway Union in a thrilling tussle at Park Avenue; Elks stay second while Pegasus, UCD and Cork Harlequins also won on day five
Battle royale at Park Avenue as Railway Union and Hermes show down in the biggest match of the women’s EY Hockey League season to date; it is part of a lively weekend with Muckross and Loreto facing off in Leinster and the Irish Junior Cup also getting under way
Hermes stand alone at the top of the EY Hockey League rankings for the first time after their two nearest rivals – Railway Union and Ulster Elks – both drew in round four of the competition.
After the Irish Senior Cup hostilities and an Irish international series, the women’s EY Hockey League clicks back into gear this Saturday with the race for the playoff places revving up in intensity.
Loreto produced performance of the round to beat Pembroke 3-0 in the Irish Senior Cup, making them the only provincial side to eliminate national league opposition on a day of big scores.