Women’s Division 1
Minimal turnover in student terms with graduates Caoimhe Costigan and Christine Boyle sees David Bane continue to mould a young team with plenty of scope to push for an IHL place.
Four strong signings – most notable Chloe Watkins and Niamh Atcheler – will give UCD the boost they need as they adjust to life after Lisa Jacob, captain of the ISC winning side of 2009.
Gareth Evans and Graham Shaw will team up to take care of Loreto for the upcoming season as they bid to retain their Irish Senior Cup and prepare for a second successive European campaign.
Justin Sherriff will coach Pembroke’s ladies in division one in the coming season, hoping to transfer the lessons learned from his glittering playing career to the training field.
Corinthian’s ladies have announced the appointment of former Three Rock and Clontarf boss Harold de Jong as first team coach for the coming season. Speaking about the signing, a club statement said: “his vast experience and knowledge of the game both in Ireland and internationally will be a huge asset to the club. “His appointment […]
* Hermes have appointed Mary Logue as their head coach for the upcoming season, making the switch after a couple of seasons with UCD in which she helped the club win the Irish Senior Cup and return to the Irish Hockey League. She also coached Ireland’s U-18 selection in the European A division last year […]
Bray ladies are on the look-out for a new coach following Johnny Harte’s decision to step down from the role. The club are looking for someone with good technical and interpersonal skills and someone who can commit fully to coaching a division one side. Candidates would preferably have coaching experience at this level. Anyone with […]
Women’s Division One: Pembroke 1 (Karen Hales) Old Alex 0; Loreto 2 (Sarah O’Meara, Catriona Tipping) Glenanne 0 Pembroke ended a difficult season with a positive boost as they jumped from ninth to sixth on the final weekend of Leinster division one, courtesy of Karen Hales’ second half, straight corner strike against Old Alex on […]
Hermes 0 Railway Union 1 (Jean McDonnell) Jean McDonnell’s strike ten minutes from time handed Railway Union back-to-back women’s Leinster division one crowns as she struck a brilliant winner to end Hermes title aspirations. She took her chance brilliantly, latching onto a crash ball on the 25, drifting from right to left to round Emma […]
While the season is now set for an extra week, Saturday is very much D-day in women’s division one as Hermes host Railway Union in the long anticipated title decider at 2pm in St Andrew’s. Hermes are the only side in any competition to beat Railway in any competition this term and their rivalry has […]
Women’s Division One: UCD 0 Railway Union 2 (Jean McDonnell, Cecelia Joyce) A goal in each half from a dominant Railway Union meant the season, as long looked the case, will come down to the meeting with Hermes on Saturday afternoon. Bar one Lisa Jacob reverse and two corners, Helen Stevenson was a bystander as […]
After a couple of weeks break, the crucial endgame in women’s division one begins tonight at Belfield as Railway Union face a tester against UCD in their bid to retain the title. The Park Avenue side dismissed the students in the Jacqui Potter Cup in some style back in January but, with European concerns on […]
Women’s Division One: Bray 0 Railway Union 4 (Emer Dillon 2, Sinead Walsh, Cecelia Joyce) Railway Union scored twice in each half last night to keep their title charge in full working order, condemning Bray to a promotion/relegation play-off. All four goals came from play, Sinead Walsh breaking the deadlock before Cecelia Joyce (pictured) added […]
Women’s Division One: Hermes 4 (Gillian Pinder, Aine Connery, Deirdre Duke, Christine Quinlan) Trinity 0 Hermes pushed their noses back in front as they ended Trinity’s season in emphatic style, breaking down a dogged defensive performance to assert their title claims. Gillian Pinder’s corner goal was the only strike of the first half before Chloe […]
Women’s Division One: Corinthian 1 (Susie Geoffroy) Hermes 5 (Elaine O’Neill, Juliette King-Hall, Deirdre Duke, Aoife Harte, Anna O’Flanagan) With the majority of loose ends being all but tied up today, the most important issue remains anybody’s guess as both Railway and Hermes fulfilled their part of the bargain to stay neck-and-neck in the title […]
On another hectic weekend of hockey, Hermes will hope to rebuild an advantage at the top of division one as they finish both Corinthian and Trinity’s season’s this weekend. Neither side have much to play for bar staking a claim for sixth spot in the final standings, a finishing point which would signify decent progress […]
Women’s Division One: UCD 3 (Laura Wilson 2, Lisa Jacob) Loreto 3 (Ali Meeke, Nikki Symmons, Niamh Small) Laura Wilson (pictured) secured a more than useful point for UCD at Belfield tonight, further damaging Loreto’s remote hopes of catching Railway and Hermes in the Leinster league title race. After three early corners for UCD, Loreto […]
Women’s Leinster Division One: Railway Union 4 (Nikki Evans 2, Patricia O’Dwyer, Kate Dillon) Trinity 0 Railway moved back into a share of the lead at the top of division one as they had too much for Trinity at Park Avenue. Nikki Evans’ reverse was all that separated the sides at half-time but her second, […]
Women’s Division One: Saturday: Hermes 1 (Deirdre Duke) Old Alex 0 Deirdre Duke’s goal five minutes before half-time was enough to extend Hermes lead at the top of division one to three points, taking advantage of their two title rivals Railway and Loreto’s draw. She rounded off from close range after Chloe Watkins was cut […]
Once again, Loreto must endeavour to keep their tilt at the Leinster division one crown afloat without their international contingent as they host Railway Union at Beaufort. Louisa Healy, Nikki Symmons (right), Niamh Small and Lizzie Colvin are the absentees this time at the Celtic Cup while Nicci Daly is available for selection. The quartet […]