Women’s Division 1

Women's league looks set for two-horse race

Women's league looks set for two-horse race

November 14, 2009 | 166 views | Comments (11)

Leinster Women’s Division One: Trinity 0 Hermes 3 (Jenny Burke, Deirdre Duke, Aoife Harte) Hermes made better use of their corners to ease to three points against Trinity in spite of the absence of Chloe Watkins (ankle injury), Aine Connery (camogie commitments) and Niamh Atcheler (wrist injury). Colin Stewart stepped in as caretaker coach for […]

Hermes on look-out for new coach

Hermes on look-out for new coach

November 13, 2009 | 86 views | Comments (1)

Hermes will hope they feel no ill-effects in the wake of Simon Filgas’ departure earlier this week as they pay an early visit to Santry to face up-and-coming Trinity. A statement from the Booterstown club this morning said: “The club would like to thank Simon for his time and commitment this season and wish him well […]

UCD sharpness earns Pembroke win

UCD sharpness earns Pembroke win

November 12, 2009 | 77 views | Comments (3)

Leinster Women’s Division One: UCD 3 (Rachel Burke 2, Kerry McComish) Pembroke 0 UCD cruised to a comfortable 3-0 win over Pembroke as their greater sharpness in either 25 proved the difference at Belfield tonight. Rachel Burke gave College an early lead with a superb solo effort, breaking down the right-hand baseline, beating a trio […]

Connery and O'Neill back in the navy

Connery and O'Neill back in the navy

October 29, 2009 | 88 views | Comments (1)

A weekend of seven IHL vs non-IHL awaits as the Leinster women’s division one finally has a full schedule of Saturday fixtures for the first time this season. This anomaly means the league is very much still to work itself out but the major highlight is at Belfield where UCD host Hermes. The visitors include […]

Cathy McKean retires from international hockey

Cathy McKean retires from international hockey

October 22, 2009 | 189 views | Comments (5)

Cathy McKean today announced her retirement from international hockey after nine years playing at the highest level. The Loreto striker amassed 130 caps throughout her Irish career since first pulling on the green jersey in June 2000 against Scotland and was to become an integral part of the Irish set-up. She earned her 50th cap […]

Loreto maintain 100pc Leinster record

Loreto maintain 100pc Leinster record

October 22, 2009 | 50 views | Leave a comment

Women’s Division One: Loreto 6 (Cathy McKean, Nikki Symmons, Lizzie Colvin, Nikki Keegan, Rachel Keegan, Ali Meeke) Corinthian 1 (Lyndsey Watson) Loreto notched up a half-dozen goals at Beaufort to move to the top of division one for the first time this season as they put local rivals Corinthian to the sword. The goals were […]

Trinty tied at top while Bray off mark

Trinty tied at top while Bray off mark

October 17, 2009 | 88 views | Comments (2)

Corinthian 0 Trinity 2 (Kylie Deverall, Maebh Horan) Trinity notched their second win of the season and are in the rare position of a tie for top spot, taking advantage of the rest of the league’s IHL involvements. Fresher Kylie Deverall (pictured) scored her first goal for the club in the first half and Maebh […]

Quartet looking for upward mobility

Quartet looking for upward mobility

October 15, 2009 | 41 views | Leave a comment

With the women’s IHL taking centre-stage this weekend, last season’s bottom four are the only side’s in women’s Leinster division one action this Saturday. All four have realistic ambitions on narrowing the gap to the top six and have shown a fairly competitive edge. Bray have pushed both Pembroke and Loreto to the limit thus […]

Women's Division One: Loreto 2 Bray 1

Women's Division One: Loreto 2 Bray 1

October 10, 2009 | 62 views | Leave a comment

Women’s Division One Loreto 2 (Lizzie Colvin, Nikki Symmons ps) Bray 1 (Cathy Brock) Bray came within 15 seconds of picking up a famous point at Beaufort on Saturday but were denied by Nikki Symmons’ penalty stroke with virtually the last act of the game. With four of Ireland’s internationals returning for the first time […]

Railway back on top of the pile

Railway back on top of the pile

October 3, 2009 | 40 views | Comments (2)

Women’s Division One:Railway Union 3 (Jean McDonnell, Nikki Evans, Kate McKenna) UCD 1 (Fiona Bradish)Two late Railway goals ensured they extend an early lead at the top of the division one table, taking advantage of their near rivals interpro-based inactivity. Jean McDonnell gave her side an early lead from a well worked team move but […]

Bray

Bray

September 26, 2009 | 112 views | Comments (1)

Last Season: 8th Coach: Johnny Harte (second spell, 1st season) Players In: Sarah Coleman (Genesis), Katie Burgess (St Gerard’s), Erin O’Sullivan (Perth, Australia) Players Out: Elaine Brommell (Catholic Institute), Sarah Scott Summary: Johnny Harte returns to the club he helped promote two seasons ago after a year with Fingal’s men, this time to be assisted […]

Corinthian

Corinthian

September 26, 2009 | 69 views | Leave a comment

Last Season: 10th Coach: Stewart Walker (1st season), assisted by Andrew Cronje and Lucas PiccioliCaptain: Siobhan Burke Players In: Jenny Heggie (London)Players Out: none Summary: After a number of years of movement, Corinthian enjoyed a summer of reasonable stability and can approach 2009/10 with a more settled panel. Youngsters Laura Delany and Aisling Naughton join […]

Glenanne

Glenanne

September 26, 2009 | 104 views | Leave a comment

Last Season: 7th Coach: Guy Garrett (1st season) Players In: Lauren Coffey (Our Lady’s), Rachel Maunsell (Loreto Beaufort)Players Out: Nicci Daly (Loreto), Valerie Sexton (UCD), Elaine O’Riordan (UCD) Summary: The hardest-working team in division one last year, Glenanne were a surprise package of sorts and were in with an outside chance of an IHL place […]

Hermes

Hermes

September 26, 2009 | 90 views | Leave a comment

Last Season: 3rd Coach: Simon Filgas (1st season) Players In: Elaine O’Neill (UCD)Players Out: Nikki Evans (Railway Union), Shelley Sloan (Pegasus) Summary: Following a stunning spell of nine titles under Colin Stewart, Simon Filgas has a hard act to follow and the unavailability of Jill Hodgins (November) and Linda Caulfield (January) for most of the […]

Loreto

Loreto

September 26, 2009 | 87 views | Leave a comment

Last Season: 2nd Coach: Orla Bell (2nd season) Players In: Nicci Daly (Glenanne), Sarah Cooney (Scotland)Players Out: Zara Delany (Railway Union) Summary: International player availability will be a huge factor for the IHL champions this term and, indeed, retaining that competition looks a more likely outcome than regaining the Leinster league. Catriona Tipping is back […]

Old Alex

Old Alex

September 26, 2009 | 130 views | Leave a comment

Last Season: 5th Coach: Ivan Ovington/Miles Warren (1st season) Players In: Roisin Flinn (UCD), Danielle Costigan (Trinity), Pamela Smithwick (UCD), Fyona Flinn (UCD)Players Out: Liane Ryan (England), Suzanne O’Connor (Cork C of I), Jan Ovington, Anya Bowers (both retired) Summary: A reasonable of store will be placed in youth as Alex face up to life […]

Pembroke

Pembroke

September 26, 2009 | 64 views | Leave a comment

Last Season: 4th; IHL group stages Player-coach: Natalie Fulton (3rd season)Captain: Rachel McKeon Players In: Sinead Loughran (Mount Anville)Players Out: Louisa Moore (England) Summary: How to replace Louisa Moore is Pembroke’s most pressing concern as the forward’s move to London sees a large chunk of goals to be filled from other sources. Natalie Fulton is […]

Railway Union

Railway Union

September 26, 2009 | 90 views | Leave a comment

Last Season: 1st; IHL group stages Coach: Mick McKinnonCaptain: Isobel Joyce Players In: Holly Jenkinson (UCD), Zara Delany (Loreto), Nikki Evans (Hermes)Players Out: none Summary: A very decent squad has been improved further with Holly Jenkinson, Zara Delany and Nikki Evans all moving to Park Avenue while Sinead Dooley’s increased availability is another bonus for […]

Trinity College

Trinity College

September 26, 2009 | 122 views | Comments (1)

Last Season: 9th Coach: David BaneCaptain: Caroline Murphy Players In: Eanna Horan (Wexford), Deirdre Hatton (Galway), Katie Grehan (Loreto), Laura O’Connor (Erasmus), Orla Callanan (Col Iognaid), Kylie Deverall (Kilkenny), Laura Carey (UCC)Players Out: Danielle Costigan (Old Alex), Vanessa Buckley, Claire Hearnden Summary: Of the bottom four, Trinity were always likely to make the biggest signings […]

UCD

UCD

September 26, 2009 | 77 views | Leave a comment

Last Season: 6th; ISC Winners Coach: Mary Logue (2nd season)Players In: Valerie Sexton (Glenanne), Kerry McComish (Randalstown), Rachel O’Reilly (Genesis), Elaine O’Riordan (Glenanne), Emily Menzies (Alexandra College), Criona Levins Players Out: Holly Jenkinson (Railway Union), Roisin Flinn (Old Alex), Pamela Smithwick (Old Alex), Ciara McNestry (Armagh), Elaine O’Neill (Hermes), Marie O’Connell (New Zealand) Summary: A […]