It was not a wholly savoury Sunday for David Williamson but he overcame a bout of mid-game sickness to be the Pembroke hero, ultimately using his head to heap more pain on Monkstown at Grange Road on Sunday.
Graham Shaw admitted his side “probably thought the title was out of reach” at Christmas but they bounced back to be the most consistent side in 2012 to claim Glenanne’s sixth title in 12 years with a 3-1 win over Monkstown
The combination of Nicola Gray’s penalty corner slap-shot and former Belfielder Caitriona McGilp’s late, late goal for Hermes secured UCD their first ever Leinster division one title.
The final day of the regular season for many, keep track of all the latest from around the province. In men’s division one, the key game is at 2pm when Monkstown play Glenanne; in the women’s, UCD play at lunchtime and Railway at 3.45pm
By the time Railway Union take the field at 3.45pm on Saturday, they will now exactly what they need, if anything, to claim their third women’s division one title.
All eyes on Rathdown on Saturday as once again the men’s Leinster division one title will be settled at the Glenageary venue with a match between Monkstown and Glenanne.
Skerries III claimed the Leinster women’s division 12 title last week to add another chapter in one of the most remarkable stories in the province as a team with over 50 children between them made it back-to-back league wins.
A couple of ripping Richard Sykes’ drag flicks in the closing quarter of their date with Pembroke pushed Monkstown to the verge of the Leinster men’s division one title; Glenanne set up a decisive showdown with the Town next Saturday
Avoca are back in the big time after a six year absence they produced an incredible comeback in the closing 11 minutes of their tie against Dublin University to get the point they required to confirm the success.
Railway Union maintained their lead over UCD going into the final round of the league matches with a strong win over Pembroke; Corinthian condemned TRL to tenth place, making Glenanne safe in the process; Alex tie with Loreto
The penultimate weekend for all the Leinster leagues, it promises to be a vital one for pretty much all the divisions in the pursuit of local glory. Follow the action unfold here
Chris Pelow, 24, underwent surgery in Australia to amputate one of his lower legs in order to prevent the further spread of a synovial sarcoma; to support Chris and his family, Corinthian have set up the Friends of Chris Pelow Fund
No matter what Loreto do, three could become two in the women’s Leinster division one title race on Saturday afternoon should Railway Union get the better of Pembroke in the Dublin 4 derby.
Amid a rollercoaster of emotions on the international stage, Leinster men’s division one could well produce a winner this weekend, especially after last Monday’s 16th round of matches slipped in under the radar.
Trinity ladies second eleven claimed back to back league titles on Bank Holiday Monday as Skerries 2-1 victory over Muckross put them in an unassailable position at the top of division three.
Sean Walsh’s hat-trick propelled Avoca to within a point of reclaiming division one status as they had too much in the tank for Mullingar on Wednesday night.
A potentially pivotal day in the men’s Leinster division one title race, Pembroke and Glenanne were both held to draws while Monkstown took advantage; the relegation places looked to become more clear-cut
Suttonians moved back into second place as they took advantage of Trinity’s loss to Weston on Bank Holiday Monday, getting the better of Portrane 5-0
Bank Holiday Monday saw a host of finals at Grange Road with the U-16 boys and girls finals showcasing some of the best in club hockey at an underage level with TRR, Old Alex and Hermes taking home silverware
Ireland’s women survived an early fright to get their Athlon FIH Road to London campaign underway with a 5-1 win over France in Beerschot, Belgium