Women’s Division 1
The loss of some key players from last season’s has been offset by the arrival of several exciting freshers. Six first team players graduated or went on Erasmus including long term players Anna-May Whelan and Vera Taaffe to EYHL clubs.
The step up to Division One on the back of promotion three years running and with a largely unchanged squad was always going to present the team with a challenge and it certainly did during the 2015/16 season.
The Kilcock club are looking forward to the season with plenty of positivity, especially with goalkeeper Jade Arundel who has been selected for the Leinster Under-18 squad this year.
The 2016/17 season sees a significant change to both the management and team sheet for the Glens. Following three seasons under Kieran Bolger’s reign, Ben Epstein takes on the challenge as head coach with Stu Malcolm assisting
Muckross have announced the appointment of Sarah Scott as their head coach for the 2016/2017 season, stepping up to the role after a couple of seasons as assistant coach with the Dublin 4 side.
Ards and Ulster Elks contest an all-Ulster Irish Senior Cup final at Belfield on Sunday with both gunning for a rare success in the national competition; women’s Leinster playoff picture to be ironed out
Loreto claimed the women’s Leinster Division One title, a feat they long looked likely to do, on Saturday afternoon but the playoff picture is still as competitive ever with the last few games open to multiple different outcomes.
Leinster women’s Division One’s big issues are more than likely to be determined this weekend with a double weekend for most teams with the league title, playoff places and relegation positions all potentially nailed down.
Railway Union and Loreto will contest the Jacqui Potter Cup final on St Patrick’s Day after they made it through their respective semi-finals last Sunday; Glenanne beat Muckross 2-0 in the big women’s Leinster Division One tie.
If results go their way, Loreto could complete phase one of their league season with a ticket to the end of season EY Hockey League playoffs in their back pocket.
Hermes dominance over the women’s EY Hockey League is such that they could end the weekend with their rivals needing snookers with five rounds remaining; its a full weekend of ties in the national division while there are five games in Leinster’s top tier, too
With five homes ties in their last six, Glenanne very much kept alive their challenge for one of the EYHL playoff places as Saoirse O’Donoghue’s double saw them clinch a 3-2 win over Avoca in women’s Leinster Division One.
Trinity’s position as EYHL playoff contenders will be given a severe examination on Saturday in women’s Leinster Division One as the latest side to try and break Loreto’s perfect run of form in the province.
Loreto will look to make it three from three against higher division opposition in the women’s Irish Senior Cup on Saturday when they make the short trip to Belfield to meet UCD in the quarter-finals; women’s weekend preview
After a five week break, the women’s EY Hockey League returns with many of the sides wondering how they can track down leaders Hermes who blazed a trail before Christmas.
All the key results from Saturday, December 12’s EYHL matches as well as the Leinster league division ones and the two women’s Irish Hockey Trophy ties that survived the weather
Derby day for Railway Union and Pembroke as the Dublin 4 rivals meet in an important tie in the women’s EYHL playoff race with both sides currently in the top four; weekend preview
Glenanne closed in on the top three in the women’s Leinster Division One with their fourth win in their last five outings as they got the better of Rathgar 3-0 on Saturday afternoon.
It was leg one of the women’s EY Hockey League double weekend, day two of the boys interpros and another significant day in both the men’s and women’s Leinster Division Ones – here are all the results from those games
It’s double-weekend time for the women’s EY Hockey League with the top trio of Hermes, Ulster Elks and Railway Union playing key games that could shake-up the look of the table