Women’s Division 1
A trio of departures to Trinity along with Cathy Brock and Sarah Coleman taking a year out leaves Corinthian with some key positions to fill
The women’s draw for the first round of the Irish Senior Cup threw up two tasty ties as IHL semi-finalists from the past two seasons Railway Union and Loreto along with UCD and Ards set to meet on October 4.
Loreto have announced the appointment of Niall Denham as head coach for their first eleven for the forthcoming season. He takes over from Trevor Dagg who led the side to the semi-finals of the Irish Hockey League.
North Kildare live to battle it out for a third year in women’s Leinster division one as they survived a penalty shoot-out to defeat Muckross, denying them back-to-back promotions at Glenanne Park last Sunday.
Home advantage has counted for little this term in the marquee meetings between Railway Union and Hermes in the Leinster league this season as three of the four times they have met has led to an away victory.
Corinthian assured their place in women’s Leinster division one next season as they put in an assured performance to beat Glenanne 2-0 in Tallaght last Saturday, rendering North Kildare’s final day 1-0 defeat to Old Alex moot
Pembroke and Lurgan battle to be underdogs in Irish Senior Cup final against fancied UCD and RailwayFebruary 21, 2014 | 2,354 views |
Given the storied recent history of UCD and Railway Union, no matter who emerges from Pembroke and Lurgan’s semi-final, they will be going into Sunday’s final as underdog; women’s Irish Senior Cup finals and weekend preview
UCD landed their third Leinster women’s division one title in three years with a superb double weekend, seeing off both Railway Union and Loreto 3-1 to build an unassailable six-point lead at the top of the table ahead of Hermes
Its judgement weekend in women’s Leinster division one with a potentially tumultuous weekend for title chasers UCD, Hermes and Railway Union with their potential fate intertwined as the top sides will all meet over a busy weekend of nine league ties.
Loreto bounced back from their disappointing exit from the Irish Senior Cup a week ago, by recording their biggest win of the season, 9-0 against North Kildare; Gibney fires Trinity II to first win while Botanic advance in IHC
By virtue of their first win of the season, North Kildare have moved to within a point of Corinthian at the bottom of women’s Leinster division one; the reds endure a tough date against Hermes who move within three points of top
Familiarity may breed over-confidence for UCD and Loreto or so Old Alex and Pembroke will hope as, seven days on from league defeats, they will hope they can land Irish Senior Cup surprise results and earn places in the semi-finals.
Marie Goulding’s first minute goal put Glenanne on course for a draw with Railway Union that looks set to have a huge impact on the women’s Leinster division one title race; Trinity shaded a tight tussle with Corinthian to ease relegation worries
The key scores from the Irish Junior Cup and the Leinster hockey’s men’s and women’s divisions one and two for January 25 while all league tables have been updated; any details incorrect/missing and match reports, please send to email@example.com
Following last weekend’s results, February 15 now looks set to be judgement day in both the title race as well as for the Irish Hockey League wildcard berth.
A pair of Railway Union wins saw them move from fourth to second place, closing the gap to two points at the top of the table; UCD retained their place in the lead while Hermes good form continues; North Kildare and Corinthian drew a blank as Alex edged Trinity
The key scores from around Leinster hockey’s men’s and women’s divisions one and two for January 18 while all league tables have been updated; any details incorrect/missing and match reports, please send to firstname.lastname@example.org
With three games in four days, Pembroke’s hopes of recapturing the men’s Leinster division one crown will be put to a huge test; on the women’s side, Railway Union could close the gap to two points to UCD
A comprehensive 4-0 win over UCD saw Hermes halve the gap to the students at the top of women’s Leinster division one; Loreto and Railway Union kept up their interest in the title with wins over Old Alex and Corinthian while Pembroke shade battle with North Kildare
Leinster’s top two sides UCD and Hermes face off at Booterastown on Saturday on a pivotal day in the title race with both sides coping with international unavailability; women’s div one and two preview