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Suttonians back on top of Div Two pile

Suttonians back on top of Div Two pile

February 20, 2010 | 1,217 views | Leave a comment

Men’s Division Two: Navan 3 (Simon Clarke, Ruairi Clarke) Suttonians 4 (Conor Gillett 2, Simon Walsh 2) For a third time this season, Suttonians were made to work extremely hard for their points against the Navan badgers, this time Conor Gillett’s stunning, top-corner reverse the highlight of a lively fixture. Simon Clarke’s deflected corner strike […]

Double trouble for Mills Cup quartet

Double trouble for Mills Cup quartet

February 19, 2010 | 11,484 views | Leave a comment

Two double-headers dominate the men’s landscape this weekend as top two Pembroke and Corinthian joust twice while Monkstown face a tough pair of matches against Fingal in fixtures which will go a long way to determining the success of their season. Serpentine Avenue is undoubtedly the ground to be at on both days as Pembroke […]

Trinity in IHL "last chance" saloon

Trinity in IHL "last chance" saloon

February 19, 2010 | 1,825 views | Leave a comment

The top five meet the bottom five in women’s division one this Saturday in what looks to be a series of fixtures which could go a long way to deciding who takes fourth and fifth in the table. David Bane sees his side’s battle with Old Alex as very much a “last chance” to close […]

Carefree Rovers set for indoor promotion push

Carefree Rovers set for indoor promotion push

February 19, 2010 | 203 views | Leave a comment

With the threat of relegation no longer an issue, Three Rock Rovers will hope to push for promotion from the EuroHockey Indoor Club Champion’s Challenge I in Bologna, Italy. The last three years have seen Irish clubs maintain their place in the third tier of indoor club competition in their last fixture of the tournament […]

Leinster Juniors call for players

Leinster Juniors call for players

February 18, 2010 | 956 views | Leave a comment

The Leinster Junior squad is calling for clubs to nominate players for the upcoming junior interprovincial tournament which will be held in Cork on March 13 and 14, 2010. Eligibility for nomination excludes all current division one club players and those who line out for second elevens of division one clubs. Players who have played […]

McDonnell double returns Railway to top-rung

McDonnell double returns Railway to top-rung

February 18, 2010 | 1,900 views | Leave a comment

Women’s Division One: Old Alex 2 (Aoife Budd, Laura McCoy) Railway Union 5 (Jean McDonnell 2, Emer Dillon, Patricia O’Dwyer, Cecelia Joyce) Railway returned to the top of division one as they won their game in hand over Hermes, scrapping to an untidy but ultimately fruitful victory over a dangerous opponent. Emer Dillon had the […]

UCD retain Colours bragging rights

UCD retain Colours bragging rights

February 17, 2010 | 270 views | Leave a comment

UCD retained the annual Colours title 5-3 at Grange Road yesterday, as they took the laurels in both the men’s and women’s first eleven matches to keep the title in Belfield for another year. Goals from Rachel Burke, Rachel O’Reilly and Kerry McComish saw an under-strength UCD – missing Lisa Jacob and Megan Tenant-Humphreys – […]

Bray battle back into survival frame

Bray battle back into survival frame

February 15, 2010 | 1,733 views | Leave a comment

Women’s Division One Bray 2 (Sarah Coleman, Cathy Brock) Pembroke 1 (Hilda Maguire) Bray brought themselves right back into contention to avoid coming last in division one as they beat Pembroke at Loreto, Bray on Sunday and move within range of their opponents who remain locked in ninth place as a result. Hilda Maguire had […]

Sothern double fires Pembroke forward

Sothern double fires Pembroke forward

February 14, 2010 | 2,126 views | Leave a comment

Men’s Division One: Fingal 0 Pembroke 3 (Alan Sothern 2, Justin Sherriff) Pembroke took their time but eventually found joy as they looked to break down another feverish half-court performance from Fingal in a good, clean battle at the airport this afternoon. The IHL champions enjoyed more of the play but – as Glenanne found […]

Stroke of fortune favours Rovers

Stroke of fortune favours Rovers

February 14, 2010 | 200 views | Leave a comment

Men’s Irish Senior Cup: It was not pretty but Three Rock Rovers returned to the last eight of the Irish Senior Cup following a dramatic penalty stroke competition to oust reigning Ulster champions and 2009 finalists Cookstown at Grange Road. Peter Blakeney was the man to finally send Rovers through on a 7-6 stroke score-line, […]

Glenanne move into top three

Glenanne move into top three

February 14, 2010 | 2,389 views | Leave a comment

Men’s Division One: Glenanne 7 (Stephen Butler 2, Gary Shaw 2, Graham Shaw, Eddie O’Malley, Shane O’Donoghue) Clontarf 1 (Andrew Poynter) Glenanne overcame an early deficit to notch up seven goals against Clontarf for the second time this season as they struck six times in the second half and now move into the top three. […]

Weston reignite Division Two title race

Weston reignite Division Two title race

February 14, 2010 | 808 views | Leave a comment

Men’s Division Two:Suttonians 0 Weston 5 (Darrell Carey 2, Adam Hanna, Carl Taylor, Simon Pearson) Weston pulled off the most eye-catching result of the season to date as they obliterated Suttonians’ 100pc record with a five-star performance at Sutton Park. Simon Pearson broke the deadlock inside the first quarter  when he tapped in from Darrell […]

Hermes retain winning momentum

Hermes retain winning momentum

February 14, 2010 | 2,091 views | Leave a comment

Women’s Division One: Hermes 5 (Anna O’Flanagan 3, Gillian Pinder, Deirdre Duke) UCD 0 Anna O’Flanagan’s first half hat-trick under-pinned Hermes’ impressive 5-0 win over UCD as they comfortably kept top spot in Leinster. The diminutive play-maker set the ball rolling in the sixth minute from a corner and added two more from play for […]

Hermes set for UCD examination

Hermes set for UCD examination

February 12, 2010 | 2,020 views | Leave a comment

After a couple of months slightly obscured by the dazzling runs of Loreto and Railway Union, Hermes step out of the shadows as major title contenders following their double victory at Park Avenue a fortnight ago. How they deal with the changed dynamic as the side to be shot down begins in earnest on Saturday […]

Three Rock aim to Cook up a storm

Three Rock aim to Cook up a storm

February 12, 2010 | 228 views | Leave a comment

The after-effects of the big freeze leaves men’s hockey action in the province fragmented programme with Irish Senior and Mills Cup intertwined with domestic league fixtures. The main focus will be on Grange Road where Three Rock will attempt to get their Irish Senior Cup second round tie played at the second attempt. The weather […]

Sothern guides Pembroke to Indoor crown

Sothern guides Pembroke to Indoor crown

February 7, 2010 | 193 views | Leave a comment

Pembroke claimed the Tony Byrne Cup for the second time in their history as they bounced back from a 1-0 deficit to score the only goals of the second half to race to victory at the NBA this evening. Their array of international outdoor stars grew into the tournament game by game, recovering from an […]

Railway claim first ever National title

Railway claim first ever National title

February 7, 2010 | 187 views | Leave a comment

Kate Dillon (pictured) produced a fiery masterclass for Railway Union as they claimed their first ever national title, taking the National Indoor Trophy with a 7-4 win over Hermes at the NBA this evening. Their speed on the turnover was the key factor as they controlled the game, restricting Hermes to sporadic breaks and few […]

Glens ladies get the better of reds

Glens ladies get the better of reds

February 7, 2010 | 1,593 views | Leave a comment

Women’s Division One: Glenanne 3 (Dearbhla Kieran 2, Kate O’Connor) Corinthian 1 (Jenny Heggie) Glenanne moved up to eighth place in division one as they came from a goal down against Corinthian to record their third win – and first at home – of the season and leave Bray further adrift at the bottom of […]

Three Rock and Pembroke reach indoor decider

Three Rock and Pembroke reach indoor decider

February 7, 2010 | 183 views | Leave a comment

Three Rock Rovers eventually prevailed on penalty strokes in their National Indoor Trophy semi-final, though an incredible comeback from Glenanne almost ended their reign as national champions. Wendel Armstrong pulled off the vital save from Brendan Parsons’ stroke and Sven Galjaardt scored Rovers’ third to send Rovers through to the final. A composed performance had […]

Hermes and Railway to duel once more

Hermes and Railway to duel once more

February 7, 2010 | 202 views | Leave a comment

Hermes and Railway Union will face off for the fourth time in eight days this afternoon as they both qualified for the final of the National Indoor Trophy with wins over Old Alex and Galway, respectively. Railway gained revenge for their 2008 loss at the hands of Galway with a sterling second half performance, inspired […]