Hermes returned to the top of women’s Leinster division one on a wild night in Kilcock as they got the better of North Kildare with a second half burst.
Hermes will face the Ulster Elks in the final of the women’s Irish Senior Cup following their victories over Cork Harlequins and Railway Union, respectively, in contrasting ties; Loreto, Pembroke and UCD all won in division one
The first national finalists of the 2014/15 season will become known on Saturday afternoon as Leinster leaders Hermes and Railway Union hit the road for the Irish Senior Cup semi-finals to meet Cork Harlequins and Ulster Elks, respectively.
Railway Union and Pembroke go into the women’s Irish Junior Cup semi-final draw along with Queen’s University and Bandon following this weekend’s quarter-finals. Pembroke II look all but certain of landing the women’s division two league after another confident performance
Hermes get huge boost in women’s Leinster Division One title push as Railway and Pembroke tie; Loreto squeeze past North Kildare while Glenanne and Corinthian play out stalemate while UCD pick off strong win over Old Alex; Railway and Hermes into JP semi-finals
With the Irish senior women on a five-day training camp, this weekend could see some more unexpected twists and turns in the women’s Leinster division one title race with four sides covered by just three points with three games to go.
Hermes and Pegasus confirmed their place in the final four of the women’s IHL with a game to spare following their respective wins over Ballymoney and Lurgan; Loreto and UCD currently occupy the playoff places in Pool B after their vastly different wins over the weekend but, with Ards breathing down their neck
At times, it would seem UCD’s toughest challenge this year for top honours appears to be registration rules. The Belfielders would have gone top on Thursday evening thanks to a high octane 2-1 win over Loreto but for a registration issue while they have also bee docked IHL points
Aoife Flynn struck the odd goal in five to hand Muckross II an excellent women’s Irish Junior Cup 3-2 win over Pegasus, currently third in Ulster’s Junior One division.
The women’s Leinster division one top five remains as tight as ever with the leading quintet all running up wins over those in the bottom half without conceding a goal. Railway Union, Hermes, Glenanne and UCD II made it through to the final four of the Jacqui Potter Cup
It’s a top five against bottom five Saturday in women’s Leinster division one meaning any slip up from the leaders will be hugely costly in the battle for their respective ambitions.
Railway Union II moved up to a share of second place with their fourth win in succession as they got the better of Loreto II 4-1; Three Rock Ladies scored the biggest surprise of round three of the Irish Hockey Trophy as they got the better of high-flyers Muckross
Loreto ended Hermes’ long winning run in the Leinster league, dating back to day one of the season, marking a big moment in the title race and also in the Beaufort’s push for an IHL spot on Sunday.
Railway Union, Hermes, Cork Harlequins and Ulster Elks are through to the final four of the women’s Irish Senior Cup thanks to their Saturday wins in the competition; UCD strengthen their place in the IHL places while Trinity land third win of the women’s div one campaign
Glenanne are looking to add another shock to their Irish Senior Cup collection on Saturday when they host 2013 champions Railway Union in Tallaght in a wide open quarter-final line-up; Hermes face familiar faces in a UCD-esque reunion against Belfast Harlequins
Just three games survived the inclement weather in women’s Leinster division two this week with two ties falling foul of the frost on Saturday while the midweek tie between Old Alex II and Muckross also fell.
Just a single goal was required for Hermes to keep their three-point lead in women’s division one in tact; Railway stay in touch while UCD battled to overcome impressive Trinity; Loreto move back up to fourth while Old Alex’s IHL push falters
With the Irish senior women starting their three-game series with Spain on Saturday in Valencia, the top sides in Leinster women’s division one have to negotiate another weekend without their top players.
Alice Ward got the only goal to help Pembroke II moved six points clear at the top of women’s Leinster division two as they got the better of their closest rivals prior to the weekend, Muckross.
On an eye-catching day in women’s Leinster division one, UCD lose further ground in the title race as North Kildare land first point of the season; Pembroke shade their battle with Loreto, Hermes stay three clear while Railway are too hot for Old Alex to handle; Glenanne and Trinity tie