Mens Division 1

Sothern strike gives Pembroke edge

Sothern strike gives Pembroke edge

December 12, 2009 | 1,336 views | Comments (25)

Men’s Division One Pembroke 3 (Alan Sothern 2, Alan Giles) Glenanne 2 (Stephen Butler 2) First blood to Pembroke as Alan Sothern got a touch to Mick O’Connor’s amazing reverse-stick cross to win the showdown between the province’s two leading lights. Three more points on the board but the significance of Glenanne’s unplayed back matches […]

Pembroke and Glens to set weekend alight

Pembroke and Glens to set weekend alight

December 12, 2009 | 1,438 views | Comments (3)

Pembroke and Glenanne is always the one to watch out for when the fixture list produced but the way the season has panned out to date, today’s fixture has been elevated to the first defining point of this Leinster league season. Both hold 100pc records and have been mildly inconvenienced en route. The stats – […]

Pembroke take Leinster pole-position

Pembroke take Leinster pole-position

December 10, 2009 | 1,329 views | Comments (16)

Men’s Leinster Division One: Pembroke 3 (Tim Lewis, Adam Pritchard, Alan Sothern) Monkstown 0 Pembroke’s reclaiming of top spot hinged on a 20-second swing in the 43rd minute of their tie against Monkstown at Serpentine Avenue as the visitors caused their share of problems for the national champions. Frank Ryan’s pull-back took David Harte out […]

Railway nudge away from Bulls with YM draw: Leinster men's round-up

Railway nudge away from Bulls with YM draw: Leinster men's round-up

December 5, 2009 | 2,127 views | Comments (25)

Leinster Men’s Division One: Railway Union 1 (Paul O’Brien) YMCA 1 (Jacob Webber) Railway moved four points clear of Clontarf with a competitive 1-1 draw at Park Avenue today against Sandymount neighbours YMCA to put a useful buffer between themselves and the relegation place. YM edged the first half in possession and territory terms and […]

Pembroke make statement of intent

Pembroke make statement of intent

November 29, 2009 | 1,532 views | Comments (1)

Leinster Division One: TRR 2 (Sven Galjaardt, Neil Lyons) Pembroke 4 (Alan Sothern 4) Pembroke gave a major statement of intent at Grange Road as they swept aside the challenge of Three Rock Rovers with a dominant second half performance as Alan Sothern clattered in a quadruple to go with his Saturday treble and make […]

Top five pull clear of bottom five

Top five pull clear of bottom five

November 29, 2009 | 1,613 views | Comments (23)

Men’s Leinster Division One: Clontarf 0 Pembroke 9 (Alan Giles 4, Alan Sothern 3, Justin Sherriff, Paddy Conlon) A month off but the goal-rush continues as Pembroke waltzed to another big win. Clontarf battled hard in the first half before the visitors pulled away in the second period with captain Alan Giles scoring four times […]

Corinthian overcome Bulls charge

Corinthian overcome Bulls charge

November 21, 2009 | 1,700 views | Comments (39)

Corinthian 5 (Rowland Rixon-Fuller 2, Darren Kimfley, Davy Carson Dan Williams) Clontarf 1 (Tom Noonan) Corinthian were made to work by a well organised and well structured Clontarf but ultimately their quality told in the second half as they notched up the goals to source a 5-1 win. Tom Noonan’s brave first half strike gave […]

IHL places up for grabs as IHT kicks into gear

IHL places up for grabs as IHT kicks into gear

November 20, 2009 | 1,164 views | Comments (14)

Corinthian’s win at Three Rock last week, allied to a resurgent YMCA, means the race for the five IHL places for 2010/11 may not be as clear-cut as two weeks ago. YM have joined the group of current encumbents in what is set to be a gritty battle for points in a six-horse race. And […]

Doherty double sends Corinthian top

Doherty double sends Corinthian top

November 14, 2009 | 1,323 views | Comments (21)

Leinster Men’s Division One: Three Rock Rovers 1 (Pierre de Voux) Corinthian 3 (Brian Doherty 2, Lucas Piccioli) Corinthian took their time but eventually got the goals their pressure deserved to take the derby-day points from Grange Road as Brian Doherty once again showed his prowess at the set-piece. Davy Carson’s deft deflection went just […]

Reds and Rovers vye for top spot

Reds and Rovers vye for top spot

November 13, 2009 | 2,650 views | Comments (18)

With Ireland’s men beginning their World Cup Qualifiers on Saturday, Leinster division one will have a shortened programme for the next two series of matches as Glenanne and Pembroke enjoy a mid-season month off. It means the hughlight on Saturday is likely to be at Grange Road where Three Rock will face a Corinthian-side featuring the […]

Stalemate keeps UCD and Tarf tied bottom

Stalemate keeps UCD and Tarf tied bottom

November 7, 2009 | 1,175 views | Comments (19)

Leinster Division One UCD 3 (John McInroy, Ronan Flannery, Ben Grogan) Clontarf 3 (Tom Noonan, Luke Hayden, Richie Forrest) Richie Forrest’s (pictured, right) first goal of the season stole a point for Clontarf at the death but, in truth, a draw does little for either side’s aspirations of escaping the bottom tier of division one. […]

Students and Bulls' basement battle

Students and Bulls' basement battle

November 6, 2009 | 1,313 views | Comments (8)

The international commitments of Pembroke and Glenanne sees the club’s non-Ireland players take a virtual winter-break as all their fixtures for the next three weeks are off. A potentially tough run for the ‘Broke against Corinthian, Monkstown and Three Rock is on hold as a result as national coach Paul Revington has been consistent in […]

YMCA face week of IHL-reckoning

YMCA face week of IHL-reckoning

October 29, 2009 | 1,648 views | Comments (12)

YMCA face a week of reckoning as their top five credentials are put to the test when they play Corinthian and Three Rock Rovers within seven days. It’s a challenge Trevor Dagg is excited about and admits his side will need to get at least four points from if they are to really challenge for […]

Glens and Pembroke emerge with records intact

Glens and Pembroke emerge with records intact

October 25, 2009 | 1,200 views | Comments (6)

Men’s Division One round-up: Monkstown 5 (Andy Ewington 2, Gareth Watkins 2, Andrew Ward) Clontarf 2 (Tom Noonan, Andrew Poynter) Another hugh scoring affair for the Town but this time they came out on the right end of the result as four second half goals took the points at Rathdown. The Bulls made the perfect […]

Quartet aim to keep unbeaten records intact

Quartet aim to keep unbeaten records intact

October 23, 2009 | 1,012 views | Comments (11)

Four unbeaten records remain but the true strength of Three Rock and YMCA’s credentials as challengers will be tested to the hilt tomorrow as they host last season’s standard-bearers, Glenanne and Pembroke. If last season’s Irish senior cup fixture is anything to go by, Rovers battle with the Glens looks set to be an absolute […]

Pembroke dish out third thrashing

Pembroke dish out third thrashing

October 20, 2009 | 1,275 views | Comments (24)

Men’s Division One: UCD 0 Pembroke 8 (Conor Harte 3, Alan Sothern 2, Alan Giles, Maurice Elliott, Justin Sherriff) Pembroke continued their blistering start to the domestic season with UCD this time feeling the brunt of their array of fire-power. Alan Sothern started the rout and Conor Harte added another couple to his tally from […]

Rovers take thriller as favourites show their hand

Rovers take thriller as favourites show their hand

October 17, 2009 | 1,287 views | Comments (27)

Men’s Division One: Three Rock Rovers 5 (Sven Galjaardt 2, Peter McConnell, Patrick Shanahan, Peter Blakeney) Monkstown 4 (Gareth Watkins 2, Stephen Cole, Ian Allen) An early contender for match of the season as Three Rock and Monsktown played out a cracker at Grange Road which left a very decent crowd on the edge of […]

Glens backlash threat to Reds revival

Glens backlash threat to Reds revival

October 15, 2009 | 2,248 views | Comments (21)

Corinthian’s credentials will be put to their most severe test of whether they can break the top three as they face the threat of a wounded Glenanne. Two games inside 20 hours in the scorching Barcelona heat took its toll but there was enough in their defeat to European kingpins UHC Hamburg to suggest they are […]

Corinthian edge seven goal thriller

Corinthian edge seven goal thriller

October 10, 2009 | 1,215 views | Comments (34)

Men’s Division One Monkstown 3 (Gareth Watkins 3) Corinthian 4 (Davy Carson 2, Darren Kimfley, Rowland Rixon-Fuller) On a day when South African Matt Fairweather made his debut for the Town and Darren Kimfley returned to Corinthian’s ranks, it was the more established African player in Ireland, Rowland Rixon-Fuller from Zimbabwe who was the game-breaker. […]

Chasers to pressurise Euro-pair

Chasers to pressurise Euro-pair

October 8, 2009 | 1,592 views | Comments (3)

With Pembroke and Glenanne in Europe, there is a chance for Three Rock, Monkstown, Corinthian or YMCA to apply some light, early pressure on the top two in their absence as four league fixtures are up for decision. Monkstown and Corinthian currently lie in a share for second and with both side’s willingness to use […]