IHA announce first and second round draws for men’s and women’s Irish Junior Cup, Irish Hockey Trophy and Irish Hockey Challenge
Six divisional cup titles and the inaugural LHA Trophy were handed out at Grange Road on Sunday as the Leinster ladies season closed with a flurry of silverware distributed; Glenanne and UCD were the big winners, landing two titles each
The Leinster men’s division one season will take on a condensed look as the back-ended Irish Hockey League season has led to a major overhaul of the domestic calendar.
Strength in depth is the by-word on a crucial day in the Leinster women’s division one title shake-up as Railway Union host UCD with both sides shy some of their top performers.
Hermes have an almost instant chance of revenge against UCD in the refixed Irish Hockey League clash, aiming to slow the rising juggernaut which has laid waste to virtually every challenge in their path to date.
Having ousted Trinity in emphatic fashion, Queen’s University will aim to shoot down a large contingent of DUHC old boys in the second round of the men’s Irish Hockey Trophy as they were drawn to face Rathgar.
On a bumper day of draws, clubs from all over the country found out their national fate as the initial rounds of the Irish Junior Cup, Irish Hockey Trophy and Irish Hockey Challenge competitions were decided.
With the release of the Leinster men’s early season fixtures, The Hook’s preparations for the new season are also getting underway; we’re hoping you can help support the site as it enters it’s fifth season
A bumper of weekend of finals saw nine titles – four national and five in Leinster – decided in Dublin at the weekend. From a hometown perspective on the national stage, pick of the bunch was Portrane’s victory in the IHC
The Hook celebrated its first Awards Night in Kobra on Leeson Street on Grafton Street, honouring its first seven official award winners at what is hoped to become an annual event
Hermes’ hopes on two of the three fronts they are still fighting will have defining battles in the space 36 hours as they travel north on Saturday to contest their Irish Senior Cup quarter-final
The nominations are in and now it is your chance to have a say in who wins the first Hook Awards as the public vote for Umpire, Coach and Senior men’s and women’s player of the year went live this morning.
After six Sundays of group matches, the National Indoor Trophy reaches its second finals weekend in the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght with 12 sides fighting it out for the men’s and women’s honours.
Just two Leinster sides remain standing in the men’s Irish Senior Cup as Ulster sides Lisnagarvey and Annadale raided Dublin to ensure there will be a new Irish entrant in the EuroHockey League in the 2011/12 season.
Glenanne’s battle with Corinthian looks set to be the vital tie this weekend in women’s Leinster’s division one as a potential automatic relegation looks a possibility for the first time in a number of years.
The first round of the Jacqui Potter U-16 Cup was completed last Sunday with on-form Muckross scoring the result of the round when they hit form to get a 1-0 win over holders Hermes.
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.
With CPP players back in contention for starting places, Loreto against Old Alex looks the pick of the ties in the women’s division one this weekend with several players likely to make a comeback.
Six cup draws were made by the IHA on Monday afternoon with interesting ties in the men’s and women’s Irish Junior, Trophy and Challenge events becoming apparent.
Three men’s IHL sides will fall at the first hurdle of this year’s Irish Senior Cup following this evening’s draw. In the women’s competition, Railway play Pegasus in the stand-out first round fixture in the women’s competition.