Women’s Division 1

Women’s title going ever closer to the wire

Women’s title going ever closer to the wire

March 6, 2011 | 467 views | Leave a comment

Another series of wins for the leading three means the title race is as you were; Pembroke and Bray played out a thriller and Corinthian were denied by Alex; Leinster sides dominate the women’s IJC while TRL into IHT semi-finals

Slip-ups not order of day for leading three

Slip-ups not order of day for leading three

March 4, 2011 | 132 views | Leave a comment

There is a slight sense of the calm before the storm as the final month of the season features a series of face-offs between the leading trio of Hermes, Loreto and Railway Union.

Hermes and Loreto maintain pace at the top

Hermes and Loreto maintain pace at the top

February 28, 2011 | 299 views | Leave a comment

In Railway’s absence, Hermes and Loreto picked off a win a piece as the three sides remain locked in battle; Trinity held out Glenanne while UCD recorded a pair of wins, one in the league and the other to reach the Jacqui Potter final

School’s out for Bray as Hermes go top

School’s out for Bray as Hermes go top

February 24, 2011 | 85 views | Leave a comment

School’s half-term served Hermes well in Bray as they became the third side in four days to hold premier position in division one, nabbing the lead off Railway after just a few days on top.

Deacon double blows title race open

Deacon double blows title race open

February 22, 2011 | 152 views | Leave a comment

Loreto’s charge hit its first serious road-block as Railway Union re-opened the title race at Park Avenue as the hosts showed a more economical touch at either end to record their seventh successive win.

Hermes and Railway keep the pressure on

Hermes and Railway keep the pressure on

February 20, 2011 | 180 views | Leave a comment

Hermes and Railway Union moved within striking distance at the top of division one as Loreto were engaged in Irish Senior Cup action while Pembroke got the best of Trinity

Loreto and Pegasus finally set to lock horns

Loreto and Pegasus finally set to lock horns

February 18, 2011 | 227 views | Leave a comment

Anticipation has heightened the tension as Loreto are finally set to travel to Pegasus for the highlight of the weekend, looking to overturn their

Symmons’ double shoots Loreto clear of Hermes

Symmons’ double shoots Loreto clear of Hermes

February 12, 2011 | 63 views | Leave a comment

Loreto moved into a commanding position at the top of division one, taking a four-point lead with a game in hand as they won their re-arranged showdown with Hermes. They did it the hard way, going 1-0 down early on.

National indoor titles up for grabs in Tallaght

National indoor titles up for grabs in Tallaght

February 10, 2011 | 258 views | Leave a comment

After six Sundays of group matches, the National Indoor Trophy reaches its second finals weekend in the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght with 12 sides fighting it out for the men’s and women’s honours.

Loreto sneak ninth successive league win

Loreto sneak ninth successive league win

February 7, 2011 | 89 views | Comments (3)

Loreto squeaked to their ninth successive victory of the Leinster league campaign courtesy of Nikki Symmons’ brilliant reverse-stick goal, denying an impressive showing from Corinthian at Whitechurch Park.

Glens into seventh as rest of division tied up

Glens into seventh as rest of division tied up

February 6, 2011 | 265 views | Comments (1)

Glenanne were the big winners as the non-IHL sides jockeyed for position. Their 2-0 success over Pembroke moved them up a place while the rest of the sides who played drew, Alex moving into fourth after a 0-0 stalemate at Trinity

Hermes-Pegasus contest mythological battle

Hermes-Pegasus contest mythological battle

February 4, 2011 | 195 views | Comments (8)

One of the enduring inter-provincial rivalries, Hermes and Pegasus fight for the right to lead Pool A of the women’s ESB Irish Hockey League when they meet in Belfast on Sunday

Railway’s Speers shakes up students

Railway’s Speers shakes up students

February 2, 2011 | 76 views | Leave a comment

Alex Speers’ hat-trick under-pinned another high-scoring win for Railway Union as their ominous run of form continues since the turn of the year in Leinster’s division one.

Loreto survive big Bray scare yet again

Loreto survive big Bray scare yet again

January 29, 2011 | 298 views | Comments (4)

Bray came within moments of breaking Loreto’s perfect run thus far in women’s division one but the ISC holders remain an ominous presence close to the top. Railway, UCD, Hermes and Glenanne were the other winners

Glenanne and Corinthian contest vital dust-up

Glenanne and Corinthian contest vital dust-up

January 28, 2011 | 234 views | Leave a comment

Glenanne’s battle with Corinthian looks set to be the vital tie this weekend in women’s Leinster’s division one as a potential automatic relegation looks a possibility for the first time in a number of years.

Delany double moves Railway fourth

Delany double moves Railway fourth

January 24, 2011 | 140 views | Leave a comment

Railway moved back into the top four in division one for the first time since being docked four points as Zara Delany scored her first two goals since returning from over a year out injured. Pembroke and Trinity drew in Santry.

Loreto seeking to clip Pegasus’ wings

Loreto seeking to clip Pegasus’ wings

January 21, 2011 | 153 views | Comments (3)

Should all ties get the go-ahead, Loreto’s trip to Pegasus is the undoubted pick of the round in the women’s ESB Irish Senior Cup as Leinster’s last remaining 100pc record faces the Ulster queen-pins.

Draw brings chasers back into title mix

Draw brings chasers back into title mix

January 16, 2011 | 177 views | Leave a comment

Injury-hit Old Alex grasped a point from their tie with Hermes, reducing their lead from four points to two over the chasers. Loreto, UCD and Railway all took advantage while Pembroke also won. In the IJC, Randalstown vacated their crown

Chasers hoping for Alexandrian favour

Chasers hoping for Alexandrian favour

January 14, 2011 | 174 views | Leave a comment

For the chasing pack, Railway Union, UCD and Loreto will be hoping Old Alex can do them – and themselves a favour to dent Hermes’ run in the league.

Mills and Potter Cups steer clear of shock value

Mills and Potter Cups steer clear of shock value

January 9, 2011 | 137 views | Comments (20)

On catch-up Sunday, the form guide proved accurate as Glenanne and Railway’s men and Hermes in the Jacqui Potter advanced in their Leinster senior cups, Armagh and Trinity made it to the indoor playoffs but Loreto were frustrated yet again