In the end, there was little drama in settling the final issue of the men’s Leinster division one season as Monkstown’s tonking of Corinthian means the reds are destined for the Irish Hockey League wildcard playoffs with Three Rock ending third
Despite admitting he came into the job with “zero experience and zero qualifications”, Paddy Conlon’s first coaching gig has already yielded a trophy as the upshot of UCD’s 2-0 win over Monkstown meant Pembroke claimed Leinster men’s division one
In a season in which UCD have obliterated their previous best division one finish of seventh, they added another feather to their cap last night with victory over Monkstown, confirming they will finish in the top four
Many Leinster men’s division one issues were ironed out as Avoca’s loss to Glenanne saw them go down while Fingal are destined for the relegation playoff despite a big win over Corinthian; YM fell 3-2 to Railway to miss out on the IHL
Just three seasons since formation as the Chiefs, Rathgar have hit the big time as goals from Dan Needham and star man Gary Sharman saw them claim the Leinster men’s division two title with three games to spare.
While the travel arrangements for Three Rock Rovers’ EuroHockey Indoor Club Champions Challenge I have simplified from a year ago, coach Liam Canning has been left once again with plenty of tough late decisions ahead of the club’s trip to Budapest.
Blakeney triple puts Pembroke’s title celebrations on hold; Monkstown’s six-point weekend keeps their faint hopes of toppling the Wanderers alive; UCD, along with Three Rock, guarantee top five finishes
Andrew Meredith’s World League panel took another hit on the eve of their departure as Peter Caruth was forced out of the trip to Asia due to a leg injury; international absentees make for intriguing Leinster league ties
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