Women’s Division 1
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.
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Old Alex, Corinthian and Muckross moved an extra step clear of the chasers to look certain to contest the three EY Hockey League playoff places from Leinster and in good shape to land an IHL Division 2 spot.
Just two points continue to cover three teams at the top of women’s Leinster Division One following wins for Old Alex, Corinthian and Muckross as they remain clear of the chasers in the playoff positions.
Old Alex quickly got back on the winning trail on Monday evening in women’s Leinster Division One, running up a 4-1 success against Muckross in their refixed tie.
Old Alex and Muckross showed why they are the fancied sides to land playoff spots as they both ran up four goals in wins over Genesis and Our Lady’s, two sides who had started women’s Division One well.