Women’s Division 1
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
The top five in women’s Leinster division one all got one over on lower ranked teams in the league while Monkstown, Pembroke and TRR all strengthened their positions on the men’s side; here’s all the key results from Saturday, January 31
It’s a top five against bottom five Saturday in women’s Leinster division one meaning any slip up from the leaders will be hugely costly in the battle for their respective ambitions.
Pembroke came from a goal down at Whitechurch Park to beat Corinthian, moving back into a share of fourth place with Loreto with their sixth win of the season by a single goal margin on Monday evening.
Loreto ended Hermes’ long winning run in the Leinster league, dating back to day one of the season, marking a big moment in the title race and also in the Beaufort’s push for an IHL spot on Sunday.
Railway Union, Hermes, Cork Harlequins and Ulster Elks are through to the final four of the women’s Irish Senior Cup thanks to their Saturday wins in the competition; UCD strengthen their place in the IHL places while Trinity land third win of the women’s div one campaign
Railway Union, Hermes, Cork Harlequins and Ulster Elks booked their tickets to the Irish Senior Cup semi-finals after a high octane day of action around the country; the results from today’s big games are here, anything missing/incorrect, let me know!
Glenanne are looking to add another shock to their Irish Senior Cup collection on Saturday when they host 2013 champions Railway Union in Tallaght in a wide open quarter-final line-up; Hermes face familiar faces in a UCD-esque reunion against Belfast Harlequins
Just a single goal was required for Hermes to keep their three-point lead in women’s division one in tact; Railway stay in touch while UCD battled to overcome impressive Trinity; Loreto move back up to fourth while Old Alex’s IHL push falters
Ireland’s women continued their winning ways into the New Year with a 2-1 win over Spain; leaders Hermes and Monkstown bolstered their positions at the top while the race for the IHL places endured yet another fascinating Saturday; any missing scores, let me know!
With the Irish senior women starting their three-game series with Spain on Saturday in Valencia, the top sides in Leinster women’s division one have to negotiate another weekend without their top players.
On an eye-catching day in women’s Leinster division one, UCD lose further ground in the title race as North Kildare land first point of the season; Pembroke shade their battle with Loreto, Hermes stay three clear while Railway are too hot for Old Alex to handle; Glenanne and Trinity tie
All the results from men’s and women’s division one and two with some very eye-catching results from what could be a very important day in the IHL race; all league tables have also been updated, anything missing, let me know at email@example.com
With Irish internationals potentially missing up to four of the remaining women’s Leinster league ties, it looks set to be a helter-skelter race for the four automatic IHL qualification places.
Declan Hughes interviewed Railway Union’s Hannah de Burgh Whyte, UCD’s Jonathan Harte, Loreto’s Niall Denham and Hermes’ Rudi Wortmann following their key games in women’s Leinster Division One last weekend
For the second time in six weeks, Hermes came from two goals down to snatch a draw against UCD as Sinead Loughran’s late goal gave the Booterstown club what could be a very useful point.
Kate Lloyd’s second half goal was all that stood between Railway and Loreto in women’s Leinster division one to close the gap to leaders Hermes, leaving the Beaufort side facing an uphill battle to get back in the title race.
In boxing parlance, Railway Union and Loreto are facing a potential title eliminator as the Leinster women’s division one makes an early return to action with two critical ties taking place over the weekend.