Loreto remain the only side unbeaten in the women’s Irish Hockey League after they claimed a pair of wins this weekend; Railway and UCD’s double wins brings them back into contention while Hermes and Old Alex registered first wins of the campaign
The second weekend of this season’s Electric Ireland women’s Irish Hockey League threatens to be the making or breaking of many of the sides as the double-headers can either crush dreams or soar hopes.
Six divisional cup titles and the inaugural LHA Trophy were handed out at Grange Road on Sunday as the Leinster ladies season closed with a flurry of silverware distributed; Glenanne and UCD were the big winners, landing two titles each
Loreto bounce back to land big win over Railway and launch their IHL campaign in strong fashion; UCD felled by Ards while Hermes and Old Alex also undone by Ulster opposition as Pegasus make statement of intent
There will be two all-Leinster Irish Senior Cup finals as Monkstown, Pembroke, UCD and Railway Union all qualified for finals day with Saturday victories in Belfield; the men’s final gets underway at 1.15pm with the women on at 3.30pm
The final throes of Leinster women’s division one look set to be played out this evening as UCD face varsity rivals Trinity (7.15pm, Belfield), already consigned to tenth place, with a win confirming back to back titles.
Pembroke’s crucial 1-0 win over Trinity confirmed who the playoff side will be at the bottom with Corinthian, North Kildare, Glenanne and Pembroke all safe now; UCD on the brink as Railway and Loreto cling on to outside chance
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