Women’s Division 1

UCD make statement as Hermes falter

UCD make statement as Hermes falter

October 22, 2012 | 2,239 views | Leave a comment

The return of UCD’s large international contingent served to show plenty of what they have been missing in the early weeks of the season as they blew away Hermes; Hermes and Loreto then drew while North Kildare beat Trinity

UCD off the mark as top three march on

UCD off the mark as top three march on

October 14, 2012 | 2,156 views | Leave a comment

UCD finally got their first win of the Leinster women’s division one campaign as they saw off Glenanne; Old Alex, Railway and Loreto all continued their perfect records while Hermes saw off North Kildare

West’s awake to new IHL possibility; trio aim to keep 100pc league record in tact

West’s awake to new IHL possibility; trio aim to keep 100pc league record in tact

October 12, 2012 | 2,704 views | Comments (1)

Connacht President Yvette Quinn has hailed the move to hand the province a first ever entry into the women’s Irish Hockey League as “recognition of the improving standard in the west”; Leinster league action back for round four

Own goal becomes defining moment for North Kildare

Own goal becomes defining moment for North Kildare

October 8, 2012 | 2,199 views | Leave a comment

A fortuitous own goal will go down in North Kildare folklore as the moment that earned them the club’s first ever division one victory on the day top-tier came to The Maws for the first time. Railway, Loreto and Old Alex lead the way

LHA pledge €4,000 to kickstart packed weekend of hockey

LHA pledge €4,000 to kickstart packed weekend of hockey

October 6, 2012 | 5,929 views | Comments (1)

The Leinster Hockey Association made a major statement as they pledged €4,000 to the Irish senior men’s fundraising campaign to kickstart a hectic weekend of hockey action at international and local level

Double-dates show early teething problems; UCD ladies begin title defence

Double-dates show early teething problems; UCD ladies begin title defence

September 21, 2012 | 4,438 views | Comments (20)

The wealth of double-weekends has already seen its first casualty as Sunday’s scheduled date between Monkstown and Three Rock Rovers has been cancelled due to the unavailability of umpires.

Railway Union – Women’s Division One preview

Railway Union – Women’s Division One preview

September 14, 2012 | 2,711 views | Leave a comment

Despite four departures, Railway Union can be reasonably pleased with keeping the core of their central panel and look well equipped to be Leinster leaders once again

UCD – Women’s Division One preview

UCD – Women’s Division One preview

September 14, 2012 | 3,022 views | Comments (1)

ith the methods employed by the Irish women’s panel and the subsequent availability of international players still very much unknown, Jonathan Harte’s planning process for the season remains wholly up in the air.

Loreto – Women’s Division One preview

Loreto – Women’s Division One preview

September 14, 2012 | 3,462 views | Comments (1)

Six departures for the upcoming campaign, four of them internationals, means Graham Shaw and Gareth Evans’ panel will be missing some star quality.

Old Alex – Women’s Division One preview

Old Alex – Women’s Division One preview

September 14, 2012 | 2,666 views | Leave a comment

Miles Warren’s first season in solo charge, after a couple of years working in tandem with Ivan Ovington, look set to be a rebuilding one as eight of their main panel are not around this season

Hermes – Women’s Division One preview

Hermes – Women’s Division One preview

September 14, 2012 | 2,672 views | Leave a comment

Hermes is fast turning into a UCD-graduates club with the summer’s manouveres seeing seven of the 2009 Irish Senior Cup winning side now plying their trade with the Booterstown club.

Trinity – Women’s Division One preview

Trinity – Women’s Division One preview

September 14, 2012 | 2,811 views | Comments (1)

After a string of seasons of nudging closer to the established top five with a core of players, the inevitable big turnover of players that affects college teams finally came this summer for Trinity.

Glenanne – Women’s Division One preview

Glenanne – Women’s Division One preview

September 14, 2012 | 2,660 views | Leave a comment

For Glenanne, international concerns of a different kind to the rest of the league may see what is a reasonably settled squad undergo absentees from time to time.

Corinthian – Women’s Division One preview

Corinthian – Women’s Division One preview

September 14, 2012 | 3,314 views | Comments (1)

Since taking the helm a season and a half ago, Colm Blennerhassett’s charges have proven no pushovers while their scalp of Old Alex in the Jacqui Potter Cup and comfortable avoidance of the relegation playoff

Pembroke – Women’s Division One preview

Pembroke – Women’s Division One preview

September 14, 2012 | 2,791 views | Leave a comment

For a third successive season, Pembroke’s first team will undergo whole-scale changes but this year’s vintage sees a large incoming crop rather than the other way around.

North Kildare – Women’s Division One preview

North Kildare – Women’s Division One preview

September 14, 2012 | 2,659 views | Comments (2)

The 2012/13 season promises to be a voyage of discovery for North Kildare as they take their place in division one for the very first time.

Symmons takes Glenanne ladies coaching job

Symmons takes Glenanne ladies coaching job

August 22, 2012 | 3,153 views | Comments (2)

Nikki Symmons has been appointed as the Glenanne ladies first team coach for the coming season, taking over the reins from Dean Maguire.

North Kildare earn first ever div one place

North Kildare earn first ever div one place

April 18, 2012 | 3,553 views | Comments (12)

Michelle Spillane’s first half penalty stroke handed North Kildare a precious, first-ever place in Leinster women’s division one as they fought off a second half onslaught from Three Rock Ladies at Park Avenue on Wednesday night.

Gray and McGilp efforts combine to hand UCD maiden Leinster league crown

Gray and McGilp efforts combine to hand UCD maiden Leinster league crown

April 1, 2012 | 2,572 views | Comments (31)

The combination of Nicola Gray’s penalty corner slap-shot and former Belfielder Caitriona McGilp’s late, late goal for Hermes secured UCD their first ever Leinster division one title.

Railway and UCD vye for women’s title

Railway and UCD vye for women’s title

March 30, 2012 | 2,780 views | Leave a comment

By the time Railway Union take the field at 3.45pm on Saturday, they will now exactly what they need, if anything, to claim their third women’s division one title.