Women’s Division 1
The three EYHL2 sides from last year all got off to winning starts in Leinster women’s Division One while Avoca lead the way courtesy of a second successive win.
Monkstown’s back-to-back victories this week offered a glimmer of hope that they could reopen the women’s Leinster Division One title race with wins over Corinthian and Clontarf.
North Kildare made it two wins from two games since the return of the women’s Leinster Division One to action as they got the better of Rathgar 2-0.
The bottom two in women’s Leinster Division one both landed wins to get 2020 up and running on the front foot as North Kildare beat Avoca while Rathgar edged out Clontarf.
Chloe Watkins snagged a late equaliser to end Ards’ 100% record as Corinthian make big move in Leinster Division One
Pembroke, UCD and Old Alex all ran up high-scoring wins as the three women’s Irish Senior Cup ties provided 25 goals, a tasty starter for the season ahead.
Trinity, Monkstown and Corinthian played out a thrilling three-way battle for the Leinster Division One title with the students eventually prevailing following an immaculate unbeaten season.
A pair of 5-1 wins saw both Corinthian and Monkstown take advantage of Trinity’s postponed game to move into a share of top spot in women’s Leinster Division One; Railway Union won the only game in men’s Division One
Rathgar continued their incredible turnaround in form as they came from 2-0 down to beat Naas 3-2 to make it three wins in succession.
The final series of EYHL Division 2 games for 2018 take the field on Saturday with the scramble for points intensifying across the groups.
Corinthian became the first team to breach the Trinity defence in Leinster Division One but it was not enough to maintain their perfect start as a 1-1 draw punctured both those records on Sunday.
Naas claimed their first ever Leinster Division One victory on Saturday as they beat Genesis 2-0 at Caragh Road, marking a famous day for the club.
Corinthian made hay as the sun shone on bank holiday weekend with both their men and women enjoying Leinster Division One victories on Saturday at Whitechurch Park.
A quartet of teams remains unbeaten at the head of women’s Leinster Division One, setting out their stall as potential challengers for the places in next year’s EYHL2.
Irish rugby international Paula Fitzpatrick showed her value to Glenanne as she scored a hat trick to make it two wins from two in women’s Leinster Division One at a very wet St Andrew’s against Avoca.
Trinity started off their campaign with an emphatic 6-0 success – built on five second half goals – over Genesis at St Raphaela’s, bouncing back quickly form their 2-1 defeat on the opening day of EYHL2.
Leinster women’s Division One takes on the form of a qualifier for EYHL2 this season with the 10 teams vying for a place in the top three and a chance of moving up to the national stage.
The pools for the inaugural Irish Hockey League Division 2 have been laid out as the new competition, designed to bridge the gap between the provincial and EY Hockey Leagues.
The final day of Leinster women’s Division One produced little by way of dramatic change to the standings but marked a notable moment for Clontarf who finally recorded their first win since promotion.
Muckross and Old Alex both mathematically secured their place in the EY Hockey League promotion playoffs with Corinthian within a point of following them.