Three Rock Ladies
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
Railway Union II moved up to a share of second place with their fourth win in succession as they got the better of Loreto II 4-1; Three Rock Ladies scored the biggest surprise of round three of the Irish Hockey Trophy as they got the better of high-flyers Muckross
Just three games survived the inclement weather in women’s Leinster division two this week with two ties falling foul of the frost on Saturday while the midweek tie between Old Alex II and Muckross also fell.
Monkstown made a major statement of intent in men’s Leinster division one with a thumping 6-2 win over Three Rock; Corinthian produce late fightback to get the better of YMCA; Rathgar land first win of the season in key game over Avoca
Rathgar joined Avoca in gaining promotion to women’s Leinster division two as Vicky Jones’ goal early in the second half fired them to playoff victory over Three Rock Ladies at Botanic on Tuesday evening.
Three Rock Rovers landed their second cup title of a highly productive season as their counter-attacking pace paved the way for a 4-2 victory at Grange Road, winning the Mills Cup for the first time since 1997.
With the IHA confirming in midweek that any proposed changes to the Irish Hockey League will not be introduced earlier than September 2015, it leaves the focus front and centre on the hockey as men’s IHL round two hits the turf
Phoebe Lyons’ early goal on Monday night meant that Pembroke II’s wait for the women’s Leinster division two title will be put on hold for another little while as Loreto II kept a small sliver of hope alive that they might deny them.
For the second time this season in cup competition, Railway Union shaded Hermes to advance by a single goal to ensure their hopes of silverware outside the Leinster league stay on track and will assume the favourites tag in the Jacqui Potter Cup.
Following last weekend’s results, February 15 now looks set to be judgement day in both the title race as well as for the Irish Hockey League wildcard berth.
With just 11 rounds of the second tier in Leinster complete, the league already looks done and dusted as Pembroke II completed a pair of wins to extend their lead to a mammoth 14 points at the top.
Leinster’s top two sides UCD and Hermes face off at Booterastown on Saturday on a pivotal day in the title race with both sides coping with international unavailability; women’s div one and two preview
Dropped points for either Hermes or Loreto from their match-up in women’s division one this weekend could see their title hopes all but ended; UCD face a tricky Pembroke date, though
Pembroke II grew their lead at the top of women’s Leinster division two with a 2-1 win over Loreto II last Saturday in Beaufort; UCD II move up to second ahead of big Pembroke date while Genesis win big over Trinity; dark day for Leinster sides in Irish Hockey Trophy
Muckross asserted their status as the top first team in women’s division two with a big win over Three Rock Ladies; UCD, Hermes, Pembroke, Trinity and Corinthian progress in the IJC
Round three of women’s division two saw last year’s leading lights Loreto II and Pembroke II picked up 2-0 wins; Three Rock Ladies secure second win while UCD II get off the mark
Three sides moved up to six points after round two of the Leinster women’s division two while Muckross went through to the second round of the Irish Hockey Trophy in dramatic fashion in Kilkenny
Loreto II, Pembroke II, Three Rock Ladies, Genesis and Muckross triumphed on the opening day of Leinster women’s division two; round-up of day one results
With IHL sides meeting at both Milltown and Belfield and well-matched ties in North Kildare and Tallaght, round two of the Leinster women’s leagues can give a big idea of many side’s seasonal potential
Emer Lucey’s last minute stole the headlines for Railway Union as Mick McKinnon enjoyed his first win in his tenure at Beaufort against Loreto.