Women’s Division 1
Battle royale at Park Avenue as Railway Union and Hermes show down in the biggest match of the women’s EY Hockey League season to date; it is part of a lively weekend with Muckross and Loreto facing off in Leinster and the Irish Junior Cup also getting under way
Back to back wins for Old Alex in three days have propelled them up to third place in women’s Leinster Division one and within three points of leading duo Loreto and Muckross.
The last two remaining perfect records in the men’s EY Hockey League came to an end; here are all the key results from the EY Hockey League and the men’s and women’s Leinster Division One – anything missing? Let me know at email@example.com
After the Irish Senior Cup hostilities and an Irish international series, the women’s EY Hockey League clicks back into gear this Saturday with the race for the playoff places revving up in intensity.
Level on points at the end of last season, Glenanne and Trinity were once again inseparable in Leinster’s Division One in Tallaght in an end-to-end battle that ended in a 2-2 tie; Loreto won their second tie in succession as did Muckross
Day two of the EY Hockey League produced another series of high scoring affairs; here’s the round-up of the results from those divisions as well as the Leinster Division One leagues.
After a thrilling opening weekend in the women’s EY Hockey League, the main contenders will be looking to soon emerge from the pack and reveal their hand as potential title winners.
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