Alan Sothern’s quartet of goals saw Pembroke overhaul Glenanne while Railway Union kept YMCA at bay to take the final two Leinster places in the men’s National Indoor Trophy finals; Railway, Glenanne, Old Alex and Hermes progressed in the women’s competition
Clontarf took the most affirmative step forward in the men’s National Indoor Trophy as their pair of single-goal victories put them within a point in their final group two game to confirm their place in the finals weekend.
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.
For a second week running, UCD’s new batch will face one of the title contenders, looking to rock the provincial apple-cart against Loreto who have edged home in two thrillers to be only side with a 100pc record thus far.
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
The sixth annual ESB Electric Ireland Irish Hockey Awards night saw Lisnagarvey take home the main prize as they were named Club of the Year in front of a who’s who of the sport in the Burlington Hotel
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