Women’s Division 1
Chris Tyrell began his reign as Trinity coach with a 3-1 win over Corinthian at Whitechurch Park to make a confident early statement; North Kildare and Glenanne shared the spoils while Loreto, Rathgar and Genesis were all 2-1 winners
Loreto have announced the appointment of Paul Fitzpatrick as Head Coach for their first team for the forthcoming season.
The four first teams from Leinster’s women’s division two – namely Muckross, Avoca, Rathgar and Genesis – look set to be promoted to division one when the expanded Irish Hockey League comes into effect next season.
Hermes coach Rudi Wortmann said an early season “wake-up call” from Pembroke served to give his side the kick to refocus toward a winning Leinster women’s division one push.
Aisling Naughton’s double saw Hermes win back the Leinster league title, ticking off trophy one of a still possible quadruple as they got the better of Loreto 2-0 – the only side to have beaten them since September
Loreto and UCD completed the women’s Irish Hockey League semi-final line-up; Pembroke confirmed they would take a women’s IHL ticket at did Glenanne’s men; Monkstown confirmed their men’s Leinster league crown with a flourish as they beat Rathgar 8-0
Loreto, UCD and Ards are facing to an epic close to the group phase of the women’s Irish Hockey League with all battling it out for the two semi-final spots on offer with plenty of permutations to play out.
In the end, getting over the line proved a slightly drawn out affair but Pembroke II claimed the Leinster women’s division two title on Sunday, surviving a dramatic last gasp corner to draw 0-0 with Old Alex II.
Hermes returned to the top of women’s Leinster division one on a wild night in Kilcock as they got the better of North Kildare with a second half burst.
Hermes will face the Ulster Elks in the final of the women’s Irish Senior Cup following their victories over Cork Harlequins and Railway Union, respectively, in contrasting ties; Loreto, Pembroke and UCD all won in division one
Hermes will face the Ulster Elks in the women’s Irish Senior Cup Final; Monkstown and Pembroke on the men’s side and UCD on the women’s became the first sides to qualify for next season’s Irish Hockey League; here’s all the key results from today’s action
The first national finalists of the 2014/15 season will become known on Saturday afternoon as Leinster leaders Hermes and Railway Union hit the road for the Irish Senior Cup semi-finals to meet Cork Harlequins and Ulster Elks, respectively.
Hermes get huge boost in women’s Leinster Division One title push as Railway and Pembroke tie; Loreto squeeze past North Kildare while Glenanne and Corinthian play out stalemate while UCD pick off strong win over Old Alex; Railway and Hermes into JP semi-finals
It’s the Saturday round-up for February 14 as Monkstown moved a big step closer to the Leinster men’s division one crown while Hermes stepped forward in the women’s; with Irish Junior Cup and Euro indoors, it makes for a busy day of action
With the Irish senior women on a five-day training camp, this weekend could see some more unexpected twists and turns in the women’s Leinster division one title race with four sides covered by just three points with three games to go.
While their rivals were pursuing their Irish Hockey League ambitions, Pembroke took advantage in Leinster’s division one to return to the top four with a 3-1 win over Glenanne; Pembroke II move another step closer to division two title retention
All the key results from the Irish Hockey League as well as in the top tiers in the Leinster along with results from the Irish Hockey Challenge; if anything is missing, please let me know at email@example.com
At times, it would seem UCD’s toughest challenge this year for top honours appears to be registration rules. The Belfielders would have gone top on Thursday evening thanks to a high octane 2-1 win over Loreto but for a registration issue while they have also bee docked IHL points
Railway produced a fine performance to see off Trinity 5-0 in the quarter-finals of the Jacqui Potter Cup with Kate Lloyd scoring a brace in a classy all round outing; check out the highlights from the game
The women’s Leinster division one top five remains as tight as ever with the leading quintet all running up wins over those in the bottom half without conceding a goal. Railway Union, Hermes, Glenanne and UCD II made it through to the final four of the Jacqui Potter Cup