Mens Division 1
Clontarf enjoyed a fruitful five day period with three upbeat performances across the Irish Senior Cup, the Mills Cup and Leinster Division One to kickstart their season.
Banbridge and Three Rock Rovers moved into the top two spots in midweek with their hard-fought wins over Annadale and Monkstown, respectively, ahead of a big weekend in the men’s EY Hockey League.
Dublin North got off the mark in men’s Leinster Division One as they fought back in the Fingal derby to beat Portrane 4-2 in Donabate.
There was to be no soft-landing for Portrane on their return to the top tier in Leinster after 21 years as title contenders UCD ran up a 7-1 on the Donabate peninsula.
The runners and riders in men’s Leinster Division One are under starter’s orders on Saturday; here’s the lowdown on all the teams in the league this term
The pools for the inaugural Irish Hockey League Division 2 have been laid out as the new competition, designed to bridge the gap between the provincial and EY Hockey Leagues.
YMCA won the men’s Division One shoot-out, winning the Leinster top division for the first time in 37 years as their 10-1 win over Rathgar gave them the crown on goal difference.
It could not be tighter at the top of men’s Leinster Division One as YMCA and UCD moved up to 32 points, meaning three sides are level going into the final month of the regular season.
YMCA have made significant inroads in the gap to leaders Corinthian in men’s Division One; Old Alex and Muckross face a potential title decider in the women’s league; here’s a preview of the Leinster weekend
Railway Union and Three Rock Rovers face an almost instant re-match as the National Indoor Trophy follows seven days after the former dethroned Rovers in Leinster at St Columba’s; men’s weekend preview
Ian Stewart’s double put Corinthian on course for the perfect weekend in Leinster men’s Division One as they beat Kilkenny while their two main rivals dropped points.
Old Alex moved back to the top of women’s Leinster Division One as they took advantage of the 2-2 draw between rivals Corinthian and Muckross at Whitechurch Park.
Big comebacks were the name of the game in men’s Leinster Division One as both UCD and Kilkenny fought back from big deficits to record wins over Dublin North and Avoca, respectively.
Dublin University’s Robbie O’Hanlon became a viral star as his glorious glancing touch to a knee-high Cillian Hynes picked out the top corner at Santry Avenue.
YMCA produced a stunning comeback to draw 3-3 with Leinster men’s Division One title rivals Corinthian but ended the week sitting in sixth place with a points deduction hanging over them.
Cillian Hynes’s double gave Dublin University their first win of the men’s Leinster Division One campaign, eventually beating a youthful Kilkenny 3-2, moving them up a couple of notches in the table.
Five teams sit on six points in men’s Leinster Division One with initial favourites Corinthian and YMCA the two sides with perfect records still intact at this early stage.
The season starts here: Leinster men’s Division one runners and riders take shape for first full seriesSeptember 29, 2017 | 4,457 views |
With YMCA and Weston already off to winning starts, men’s Leinster Division One kicks off in earnest on Saturday with the first full series of games in the competition.
Clontarf completed the Leinster sides to contest the EY Hockey League promotion playoffs, breaking into the top three on the last day of the season for a second successive season.
Corinthian sealed top spot and back-to-back men’s Leinster division one success with a 2-1 victory on Saturday against a committed Avoca team; Tarf and Trinity go down to wire in promotion playoff chase