Women’s Division 1
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.
YMCA have made significant inroads in the gap to leaders Corinthian in men’s Division One; Old Alex and Muckross face a potential title decider in the women’s league; here’s a preview of the Leinster weekend
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.
The women’s Leinster Division One title race will rumble on for another week after Trinity’s 2-2 draw against Genesis while Muckross kept them honest with a 7-0 win over Avoca.
While UCD and Hermes-Monkstown are mathematically assured of a place in the EY Champions Trophy – and Cork Harlequins one win away from joining them – the regular season silverware is still very much a target up for decision.
Corinthian and Trinity prevailed from their respective Jacqui Potter Shield semi-finals on a weekend packed with incident across a series of cups as well as the Leinster women’s Division One.
Trinity beat their nearest rivals Muckross to move within touching distance of the women’s Leinster Division One title, winning out 3-1 on Marlborough Road to go seven points clear with four games to go.
Trinity continue to hold sway in women’s Leinster Division One despite a couple of scoring blanks in the last few weeks as they face into a potentially key game against Muckross.
The EY Irish Hockey League takes a back seat this weekend again as the National Cup competitions and the provincial leagues take center stage. On the women’s side the Irish Senior Cup takes center stage with the Semi-Final spots up for grabs. The tie of the round without doubt is the Dublin derby in Belfield […]