Drama galore late in the day at both Belfield and Glenanne Park as UCD and Glenanne nabbed late draws in the closing minutes; Lisnagarvey thump Railway; Monkstown go two from two and Cork C of I ease by Pembroke
The two promoted sides Inst and UCD pushed last season’s playoff teams Pembroke and Lisnagarvey all the way but ended up without points; Monkstown won handily as did Railway while Banbridge won a thriller against Three Rock
Hermes-Monkstown begin with a bang courtesy of Anna O’Flanagan’s half dozen; Railway and UCD also ran up big wins while Cork Harlequins edged out Loreto; Pegasus won the Ulster derby with something to spare
Hot on the heels of a first Olympic summer for the Irish men’s team in over a century, the EY Hockey League provides a major showcase for new fans of the sport to see the Rio stars up close and personal.
Jonny Caren has been appointed coach, moving from Monkstown where he took the Leinster-based side to second in the EYHL and winning an Irish Senior Cup
Lisnagarvey showed a clean pair of heels to Pembroke to reach the EY Champions Trophy final, reaching the inaugural final with something to spare.
The inaugural men’s EY Hockey League season reaches its climax this weekend with the Champions Trophy at Havelock Park where the new all-Ireland champion will be decided.
Railway came from a goal down to beat Pembroke and reach the EYHL playoffs ahead of UCD; Pegasus also stamped their ticket with a win over Ulster Elks; UCD ended fourth while Cork Harlequins moved up to sixth; Hermes saw off UCC to cap their season
Pembroke claimed the last remaining men’s EYHL Champions Trophy place, jumping ahead of Glenanne on the final day of the regular season; Annadale were relegated while Cookstown were confirmed the relegation playoff berth
Railway or UCD looks to be the main equation on the final day of the women’s EY Hockey League to untangle who will reach the Champions Trophy playoffs while the race to join the elite league begins in earnest.
Glenanne, Pembroke and Three Rock’s Champions Trophy chances along with the fate of Annadale, Cookstown and Cork C of I are the remaining bones of contention on the final weekend of the inaugural men’s EYHL regular season.
Glenanne took the impetus in the race for the final men’s EYHL Champions Trophy playoff place thanks to a smash and grab win over Railway; Pembroke are up to fifth with Rovers dropping to sixth; all will battle for fourth on day 18
The battle for the fourth EYHL playoff place remains as close as ever with Three Rock and Pembroke drawing while Railway also drew with Annadale. Cork C of I won for the first time since October while Town confirmed their Champions Trophy spot
The race for the men’s EY Hockey League Champions Trophy and relegation places hurtles to a conclusion with the concluding three rounds of the inaugural season playing out in the next eight days.
Lisnagarvey’s imperious form in the EY Hockey League saw them race over the winning line in brilliant fashion, winning out 7-2 against near neighbours Annadale, claiming the inaugural regular season crown and a European spot to boot.
Lisnagarvey stand on the precipice of the inaugural EY Hockey League with a potential win over bottom placed Annadale on Saturday putting them over the line with three games to go.
The difference in level between the EY Hockey League and the top of Leinster Division One was ruthlessly exposed as Pembroke eased to the Mills Cup title with a comfortable 4-1 win over Corinthian at Grange Road.
Despite being reigning champions, Corinthian coach Trevor Dagg is not naïve enough to think of his reds’ team as anything other than underdogs when they meet Pembroke in the Mills Cup final at Grange Road on St Patrick’s Day (12.15pm).
Pegasus and Railway Union made big moves into the women’s EY Champions Trophy playoff places with comprehensive victories over the weekend, putting a shell-shocked Ulster Elks on the back foot.
Glenanne move into a share of fourth place as the battle for the playoff places heats up; Cookstown leap-frog Cork C of I and out of the relegation zone; Lisnagarvey move within a win of the title; Monkstown and Bann strengthen playoff places