Women’s Division 1
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.
Old Alex and Muckross’s top-table clash was thrust into darkness at Marlborough Road on Thursday evening with seven minutes to go with floodlight failure calling a halt to the tie.
Three first-half goals saw Avoca land their first win of the Leinster women’s Division One season, leaving Glenanne frustrated at a third successive single-goal defeat.
Corinthian just about held on to beat Glenanne 4-3 on day two of women’s Leinster Division One, a win built around a brilliant spell of four goals inside 15 minutes at Whitechurch Park.
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While the EY Hockey Leagues are on hiatus once again, the Leinster women’s league does make its seasonal bow on Saturday with a full programme on the menu.
On a low-key end to the season, Genesis were the one side to make a move on the final day of the campaign as their 4-1 win saw them jump ahead of Corinthian in the rankings into sixth place.
Trinity’s ladies are now fully focused on landing an EY Hockey League berth following their run to the Leinster league title that bore silverware last Saturday afternoon.