Women’s Division 1

Railway well-set for favourites tag

Railway well-set for favourites tag

September 25, 2009 | 68 views | Comments (4)

Railway Union look well-placed to retain their Leinster senior league title following a busy summer of transfers across division one. They begin their title defence against an Alex side who have brought in Roisin Flinn and Pamela Smithwick from UCD but are dealing with the retirements of Jan Ovington and Anya Bowers while Liane Ryan […]

Irish internationals on the move

Irish internationals on the move

September 23, 2009 | 49 views | Comments (16)

As a hectic pre-season comes to a close, the high profile transfers keep coming with four women’s internationals departing these shores to play hockey elsewhere. Megan Frazer’s scholarship to the University of Maryland was confirmed in the Spring but has been joined in wild geese camp by Shirley McCay (left), Alex Speers and Emma Clarke. […]

Women’s Division One: Week 18 results

Women’s Division One: Week 18 results

April 25, 2009 | 55 views | Leave a comment

Loreto 1 (Cathy McKean) Railway Union 0 Loreto completed their buuild-up to the IHL finals weekend with a high tempo, tightly fought match with champions Railway Union. Cathy McKean’s goal ensured second spot in the table and three home games in next year’s IHL while Railway were disappointed not to get more from their six […]

Preview of Saturday’s action

Preview of Saturday’s action

April 24, 2009 | 98 views | Leave a comment

Amid all the hoopla, Pembroke could be on for another pair of national titles over the weekend as they look to retain both the men’s senior and junior cup titles. Saturday’s battle with Cork C of I sees the side come up against an old friend as the highly decorated Trevor Dunne returns to Dublin […]

Women’s Division One: Pembroke 0 UCD 0

Women’s Division One: Pembroke 0 UCD 0

April 23, 2009 | 63 views | Leave a comment

Pembroke 0 UCD 0 Pembroke will be the happier after a 0-0 draw with UCD at Serpentine Avenue tonight, especially after surviving numerous penalty corners. The point pushes them one ahead of Old Alex in fourth place, whom they play on Saturday at 12pm, with a draw there guaranteeing them a place in next year’s […]

Corinthian survive relegation playoff

Corinthian survive relegation playoff

April 19, 2009 | 66 views | Leave a comment

Corinthian maintained their place in the top flight of Leinster hockey, beating Genesis 2-0 in their promotion/relegation playoff thanks to a goal in each half. After an impressive opening, Amanda Walker broke the deadlock from a penalty corner in the 20th minute. The goal galvanised Genesis who enjoyed their best period of pressure leading into […]

Domestic weekend preview

Domestic weekend preview

April 3, 2009 | 55 views | Leave a comment

It looks now a straight race for the division two playoff spot between Bray and Skerries with both facing tough home fixtures on Saturday. Bray welcome Dublin University, a side looking to get one over on the Wicklow-based side. The last time the pair met at Loreto, Cliff Bailey and and Phil Marshall dovetailed superbly […]

Cold snap puts paid to majority of matches

Cold snap puts paid to majority of matches

February 7, 2009 | 97 views | Leave a comment

The February cold snap meant that just three of the 16 scheduled Irish Senior Cup matches took place today while Trinity and Bray’s Women’s division one tie was also off today. Garryduff saw the only men’s game with Pembroke getting the better of Cork C of I 2-1 thanks to goals from Maurice Elliott and […]

Women’s Division One preview

Women’s Division One preview

January 30, 2009 | 82 views | Leave a comment

Glenanne will look to take advantage of the lack of domestic action of the sides above them to close in on a potential IHL place. Back in September, much of the talk about the two promoted sides centred on Bray and their new arrivals. The Glens took a much lower profile, however, and have confounded […]

Women’s Divisional Round-Up

Women’s Divisional Round-Up

December 30, 2008 | 83 views | Leave a comment

While the women’s division one title-race has taken on a little bit of a one-sided look in recent weeks, there are plenty of close-run battles right the way down the women’s leagues. Here’s a brief synopsis of whats going on in divisions two to thirteen. Division 14 is being headed by Monkstown who are unbeaten […]

Women’s Division One Preview

Women’s Division One Preview

December 12, 2008 | 49 views | Leave a comment

Railway go into this weekend knowing a win over bottom-placed Trinity will guarantee a six-point buffer at the halfway stage in the season. Their regular fluid attacking game, though, was knocked slightly off rhythm by Corinthian last night and Trinity have shown a lot more bite in recent weeks, leading this to be a potential […]

Weekend Preview: Loreto and UCD get postponements

Weekend Preview: Loreto and UCD get postponements

November 14, 2008 | 41 views | Leave a comment

A win for Railway Union this weekend over Bray will see them build up a seven-point advantage at the top of the women’s division one after the controversial decision by the Leinster council to agree to postponements for Loreto and UCD. Loreto’s match with Hermes and UCD’s game with Old Alexandra have both been postponed […]

Weekend preview

Weekend preview

October 10, 2008 | 81 views | Leave a comment

With many thoughts already shifting toward the IHL and with the female international stars out for the weekend, the Leinster league seems to have taken a bit of a back-seat. The difficulty, though, with taking such an attitude is that, for the top sides, it is the leagues that act as a qualifier for the […]

Womens Division 1 and 2 to be decided

Womens Division 1 and 2 to be decided

March 31, 2008 | 49 views | Leave a comment

Both women’s division 1 and 2 will be decided in the next week. One of the most exciting division 1 season’s in recent memory sees three sides separated by just two points going into the final series of games. Hermes open up a busy five days, playing Trinity in Santry on Wednesday night (8pm) which […]

Women's Round-up

Women's Round-up

February 5, 2008 | 38 views | Leave a comment

Two goals in each half announced Hermes intentions in the title chase. They remain the only unbeaten side apart from leaders Pembroke and are probably the least affected team by the loss of international players. The difference between the sides was their close finishing, taking their half-chances. They are four points off the pace Pembroke […]

Women's Round Up

Women's Round Up

October 29, 2007 | 54 views | Leave a comment

Pembroke took the outright lead at the top of division 1 with a rousing 4-0 away victory against Three Rock, moving them two points clear of Railway who drew with Leinster Senior Cup holders, Hermes. Hermes remain unbeaten but are four points off the pace, having drawn three matches so far. UCD’s match with Loreto […]