Women’s Division 1
Pembroke and Lurgan battle to be underdogs in Irish Senior Cup final against fancied UCD and RailwayFebruary 21, 2014 | 1,207 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
As women’s Leinster division one returned, Railway Union made light of a large list of absentees to overcome Pembroke 4-1; Hermes did likewise against Glenanne while Old Alex moved into fifth place with fourth win from four outings; UCD eased by North Kildare
Women’s Leinster division one gets back into gear on Saturday with four games brought forward with UCD hoping to manage their panel in the absence of some top stars with the chasing pack hoping for them to falter
Trinity fell to defeats on consecutive nights this week to close out their women’s division one pre-Christmas schedule on nine points in eighth place; Loreto move up second and Glenanne to seventh
A scoreless draw between Hermes and Loreto allied to Railway Union’s abandoned game against Trinity served to propel UCD six points clear of the pack after ten rounds of women’s Leinster division one.
Dropped points for either Hermes or Loreto from their match-up in women’s division one this weekend could see their title hopes all but ended; UCD face a tricky Pembroke date, though
Anna May Whelan’s excellent second half saw Trinity overcome many of their recent alumni in Pembroke colours to land a vital three points; Loreto were pushed all the way by Glenanne as top four remains the same; Jacqui Potter Cup last 16 round-up also included