Cookstown legend Andy Barbour has called time on his time with the first team after 25 seasons playing at the top level for the Coolnafranky club.
Holcombe off their pre-season by claiming the Nigel Cheevers Memorial Tournament trophy for the second time with a defiant 4-0 victory over hosts Cookstown.
Rainey HC and Cookstown HC were crowned champions at the 2017 Nigel Cheevers Memorial Tournament at Steelweld Park in Cookstown on Saturday.
Cookstown ended their productive season by claiming their fifth Anderson Cup title with a dominant performance at Havelock Park on Tuesday night, beating Kilkeel 5-2.
Second half set piece goals from Jeremy Duncan and David Nolan sent UCD into the dreamland of the EY Hockey League as they earned promotion in Havelock Park with a 2-1 win over Cookstown whom they replace in the top tier.
The inaugural men’s EY Hockey League season reaches its climax this weekend with the Champions Trophy at Havelock Park where the new all-Ireland champion will be decided.
The battle for the fourth EYHL playoff place remains as close as ever with Three Rock and Pembroke drawing while Railway also drew with Annadale. Cork C of I won for the first time since October while Town confirmed their Champions Trophy spot
Cookstown made it seven points from their last nine available as they picked up a 2-2 draw at Annadale in this key battle to avoid the relegation spaces.
A double weekend in the men’s EY Hockey League can see plenty of momentum shifts across the board both in the top and bottom halves of the table.
The men’s Irish Hockey League took a step closer to being realised late on Sunday evening with the news that Ulster clubs Lisnagarvey, Banbridge, Annadale and Cookstown have accepted invitations to the expanded version of the competition.
Cookstown’s draw at Monkstown ups the ante for their refix with Pembroke in the Irish Hockey League with five sides still in the interest in Pool A; Banbridge, Lisnagarvey and Three Rock will contest the semi-final fight in Pool B of the competition
Banbridge Bears and the Pegasus Flyers claimed the first trophies of the Irish hockey club season in Havelock Park on Sunday as they won the Anderson Cup and McCausland, Light and Rankin Cup, respectively.
The men’s Irish Senior Cup quarter-finals will be populated by a glut of Leinster sides as they won out against Ulster opposition in the majority of the last 16 ties on Saturday afternoon
Having been nearly men for a number of years, Monkstown enter the Irish Hockey League finals weekend in Grange Road hoping to confirm that they have well and truly arrived.
Lee Cole’s late winner saw Monkstown land the first semi-final berth in Pool A as his side saw off Cookstown 2-1; the Co Tyrone side are almost there but Annadale could still pip them; Banbridge cruised through with Lisnagarvey likely to join them
While last week’s double weekend was the making or breaking of many teams, Saturday’s fourth round is likely to see some men’s Irish Hockey League final four tickets nailed down.
David Ames and Ian Sloan became the third and fourth Ulster players to switch allegiances from Ireland to England in recent times, following in the footsteps of Mark Gleghorne and Iain Lewers.
Cork C of I made it three in-a-row in the Peard Cup at Harlequins’ Farmer’s Cross home; Cookstown picked up a surprisingly comfortable 3-1 win over Irish Hockey League champions Lisnagarvey to land their fifth Kirk Cup title
Leinster will make up five of the last eight men’s Irish Senior Cup entrants on a day when a number of sides raided Ulster with success
The men’s Irish Hockey League will have a new champion this weekend as the final four of Lisnagarvey, Cookstown, Monkstown and YMCA vye for the ultimate prize in Hillsborough this weekend.