Mens Division 1
Day two of the EY Hockey League produced another series of high scoring affairs; here’s the round-up of the results from those divisions as well as the Leinster Division One leagues.
Over a dozen members of the extended Irish men’s panel will lock horns in the marquee men’s EY Hockey League clash between Lisnagarvey and Monkstown at Comber Road tomorrow.
Clontarf player-coach Gareth Borland struck late to nab a big three points for the Bulls against Avoca on day one of Leinster men’s Division One in what is anticipated to be one of the tussles for a top five spot.
The new look men’s Leinster Division One gets underway tomorrow with the battle to claim a place in the EY Hockey League a key target for a number of last year’s remaining Division One side.
Elun Hack has been appointed as University College Dublin Mens Hockey First XI coach for the 2015/16 season, taking on the role vacated by Rory O’Donoghue at the end of the previous season. Hack has a wealth of experience both on and off the pitch. Hack has played and coached at the top level of school and college hockey in South Africa since 2003.
Jonny Bruton’s hat trick against his former club helped Three Rock Rovers claim the fourth and final automatic Irish Hockey League place; Railway copper-fastened fifth place; Pembroke took points off Monkstown; Glens finish second and UCD land eighth
Three Rock Rovers pinned down the last Irish Hockey League place with a 4-1 win over YMCA; Genesis the one Leinster side still standing in the Irish Hockey Trophy; here’s the key results from today’s games
The men’s proposed restructure was outlined on Wednesday evening at the LHA forum with Clontarf, Fingal, Kilkenny and Dublin University – along with possibly Weston or Mullingar – set to form part of the Leinster men’s division one next season.
Monkstown’s retention of the Leinster men’s division one title was confirmed before they even took the field as Corinthian pulled off a surprise win over Pembroke; Railway edge a nerve-shredder against YMCA who are hanging on to IHL hopes by a finger-nail
Loreto and UCD completed the women’s Irish Hockey League semi-final line-up; Pembroke confirmed they would take a women’s IHL ticket at did Glenanne’s men; Monkstown confirmed their men’s Leinster league crown with a flourish as they beat Rathgar 8-0
Barring a huge upset, Monkstown will be crowned Leinster division one champions on Saturday evening as they need just a point against basement side Rathgar. The IHL debate, though, continues to rumble on in Ulster with vice chairman Stuart MacDonnell resigning in midweek
Rob Abbott’s four goal salvo brought his tally to 100 goals for Railway Union since making the switch from Clontarf, making sure the Park Avenue side had no slips against UCD in their IHL push.
A last minute winner from Jazze Henry saw Monkstown beat YMCA 2-1 and move a step closer to winning Leinster’s division one; TRR and Railway tie in dramatic fashion; Pembroke land IHL place while Rathgar and Glenanne also win; Town IIs also progress title hopes
Hermes will face the Ulster Elks in the women’s Irish Senior Cup Final; Monkstown and Pembroke on the men’s side and UCD on the women’s became the first sides to qualify for next season’s Irish Hockey League; here’s all the key results from today’s action
Monkstown can leave Pembroke needing snookers in the men’s Leinster division one title race if they can get one over YMCA at Milltown in round 16 of the league; men’s weekend preview
Monkstown moved within touching distance of retaining the Leinster men’s division one with a narrow 2-1 win over Three Rock; they are six clear of Pembroke who drew with Glenanne; YM beat Corinthian 3-0 while Avoca were 7-1 winners over Rathgar
It’s the Saturday round-up for February 14 as Monkstown moved a big step closer to the Leinster men’s division one crown while Hermes stepped forward in the women’s; with Irish Junior Cup and Euro indoors, it makes for a busy day of action
The top four all showdown in men’s Leinster division one, something that will give the IHL chasers plenty of hope that they can close the gap for a place in next year’s marquee competition.
Road trips are the order of the day for Leinster’s primary contenders on Saturday in the men’s Irish Hockey League as Pembroke, Monkstown and Three Rock Rovers all travel out of province for tough ties.
Monkstown moved a step closer to retaining the men’s Leinster Division One title as they scored the last three goals to see off a dogged Railway Union 6-3 at Park Avenue; Pembroke, Three Rock and YMCA were the other winners on round 14 of the league