Having led 1-0 against Pegasus before floodlight failure and a water-logged pitch combined to frustrate Glenanne, they travel north again hoping to see if they produce a huge shock in the women’s Irish Senior Cup; women’s weekend preview
In stark contrast to the final round of the men’s Irish Hockey League, the permutations abound on the women’s side with eight sides still in the running for the four semi-final berths, making for a thrilling final weekend of the pool stages.
Corinthian bounced back to claim the Junior Jacqui Potter Cup ahead of Old Alex in a repeat of last year’s final; Monkstown were too strong for Weston in the U-16 boys final; Mount Anville claimed their first ever U-16 title
Six Leinster women’s divisional cup titles were decided at Grange Road on Sunday as the Leinster women’s season came to a close with a bang with Bray, TRL, UCD, Glenanne, Avoca and Loreto all winning titles
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.
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
Barring any last minute miracles, Hermes will be the side to end Railway Union’s two-year reign as Leinster champions on Saturday as they are likely to be formally crowned at Belfield when they play UCD
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
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.
Corinthian’s junior U-14s claimed the clubs A league, last week, taking the title with a game still to play as they moved out of reach of Hermes and Pembroke with a tie against Old Alex still to play.
Corinthian could be in line for a revenge mission in the semi-finals of the Jacqui Potter U-16 Cup as they were potentially drawn against Old Alex as excitement builds toward a big day out in Grange Road on St Patrick’s Day
With Loreto’s trip to Pegasus called off due to the frost, Old Alex’s battle with Pembroke in Milltown took the mantle of Leinster highlight as Erika Hinkson struck twice in the first half to see them home.
Should all ties get the go-ahead, Loreto’s trip to Pegasus is the undoubted pick of the round in the women’s ESB Irish Senior Cup as Leinster’s last remaining 100pc record faces the Ulster queen-pins.
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.
Loreto and Hermes will give themselves every chance to lock swords tomorrow in what could prove an explosive battle as the top two fight for the right for the Christmas number one spot.
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.
Women’s Division One: Pembroke 1 (Karen Hales) Old Alex 0; Loreto 2 (Sarah O’Meara, Catriona Tipping) Glenanne 0 Pembroke ended a difficult season with a positive boost as they jumped from ninth to sixth on the final weekend of Leinster division one, courtesy of Karen Hales’ second half, straight corner strike against Old Alex on […]