Mens Division 1
Despite a couple of scares, YM separated themselves from the field with a lively 5-4 win over UCD. Glenanne dropped points against Fingal, Railway again fought-back for a draw, Corinthian and Pembroke also won while the IJC first round was completed
The Marlay derby in recent times might normally take centre-stage but Corinthian and Three Rock Rovers’ match-up this Saturday in men’s division one takes on more of a dog-fight persona this time around.
YM and Glenanne dropped Pembroke from the three-way share of top spot, further profiting from Monkstown’s frozen-out cancellation at Grange Road against Three Rock Rovers. Draws for Corinthian at UCD and Railway at Fingal keep it tight in mid-table
A new year but another anxious Friday for Leinster Friday as potentially freezing conditions threaten to scupper another weekend. Title contenders Pembroke and Glenanne face off without their international contingent
The Leinster Branch confirmed on Tuesday night the dates for the three rounds of matches lost to the weather in men’s divisions four to eight with the effect of extending the season by a month.
The Leinster Branch will be hoping that the local fixture list will not go the way of their Ulster and Munster counterparts as the weather continues to wreak havoc with the sport across the country.
The Leinster Ladies Hockey Union and the men’s Leinster Branch of the IHA have made the decision to call off all fixtures on Saturday.
The Leinster Ladies Hockey Union and the men’s Leinster Branch of the Irish Hockey Association yesterday took the early decision to call off all fixtures under their jurisdiction for Saturday and Sunday.
The cancelations continue this week with tonight’s women’s division one re-fixture between Glenanne and Railway Union called off due to the continuing snow cover around Dublin.
Overnight snow and the subsequent hazardous driving conditions have caused widespread cancelations to the domestic and national fixture schedule.
Round three for YMCA and Monkstown as the pretenders to the Pembroke/Glenanne winner’s enclosure is the centrepiece for the men’s division one action, coming just six days after their last battle.
Pembroke strike four-star second half performance moves them into a tie for top spot as Monkstown also closed in. Weston got their first division one point with a tie in Griffeen Valley Park against UCD
It is make-or-break time for Weston and UCD as the table’s bottom pair face off on the Newcastle Road tomorrow in a vital tie in the relegation battle.
Mick O’Connor’s superb second half strike left YMCA and Pembroke with a share of the spoils on a dirty night at Milltown, ending the hosts 100pc start to the Leinster season
Glenanne picked off their most comfortable win of the season to date at Belfield to move back to the top of the Leinster division one table, playing their back match while their rivals were involved in the Irish Senior Cup.
If Corinthian and Lisnagarvey can come anywhere close to matching last season’s incredible 5-6 result in the IHL semi-finals, tomorrow’s ISC opener will be some spectacle.
Pembroke held Monkstown’s late charge at bay while Three Rock and Railway drew, seeing both drop a place in the standings. Corinthian claim their first win of the season while YMCA move top with another big win
Men’s division one and two previews: True credentials are likely to be revealed this weekend as the new-look Pembroke, Monkstown, YMCA and Railway Union all face formative Saturday afternoon ties.
YMCA’s 4-0 success over Three Rock means they are the only side left with a 100pc record as Glenanne drew 0-0 with Corinthian in Tallaght. Pembroke produced a comeback from 2-0 down while Railway and Monkstown also won
In an interview with the Irish Independent, Corinthian captain Andrew Sutton says the mood is still high in the reds’ camp despite Glenanne’s recent comeback from the dead in the IHL.