Each of the top five sides moved places in the men’s EYHL as Bann moved top with a 4-0 win over Railway Union; Monkstown drop to second due to a 4-2 loss to Lisnagarvey; they moved up a notch as did Cork C of I
With a six-week Christmas break for the majority of sides pending, round 10 of the women’s EY Hockey League can give plenty of festive cheer to those who end 2016 with victory.
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Michael Robson’s move from Annadale to Lisnagarvey has reopened the debate about the EY Hockey League with clubs outside of the elite level losing the top stars they helped develop in order to pursue their international careers
UCD ended Hermes-Monkstown’s perfect record in the women’s EY Hockey League but the visitors to Belfield remain four points clear at the head of the table at the halfway stage; Railway nabbed a strong win as did Loreto while the other two ties ended in draws
Monkstown and Banbridge ran up high-scoring wins on week eight of the men’s EY Hockey League to look the clear contenders for the title; TRR up to third; Garvey end wait for a win while Pembroke see off Railway Union
Three Rock Rovers and Cork C of I will give each other a major test of their playoff credentials in the men’s EY Hockey League when they meet at Grange Road on Saturday; Monkstown face Glenanne in an always entertaining Leinster derby
UCD and Hermes-Monkstown in what is already a critical tie for the regular season women’s EY Hockey League title as the two unbeaten sides showdown on Sunday evening at Belfield; weekend preview for day nine of the competition
Monkstown took advantage of Banbridge and Cork C of I’s postponement to move up two places into top spot in the men’s EY Hockey League thanks to a 3-1 win over UCD; round-up of week seven of the campaign
The women’s EY Hockey League has broken into three distinct tiers as the leading trio moved further clear of the chasing pack of four while the bottom three sit in a major battle to avoid relegation.
Following last weekend’s frozen out fixtures, both Railway Union and Pegasus will be keen to avoid losing further ground on the playoff places when they meet at Park Avenue on day eight of the women’s EY Hockey League
Banbridge will look to break their run against bogey side Cork C of I in the marquee battle in the men’s EY Hockey League as the top two meet at Havelock Park; Railway travel to Inst for a critical tie at the bottom while UCD hope to avoid more late concessions
Hermes-Monkstown extended their lead out to four points at the top of the women’s EY Hockey League on a weather-affected day seven of the competition as Cork Harlequins and UCD drew; Ards kept their winning streak going
While the top three have cut themselves adrift after a third of the women’s EY Hockey League season, the battle for fourth place – and a potential playoff – looks to be a battle royale with Railway Union and Loreto facing a key meeting in that chase.
Banbridge went top of the men’s EY Hockey League as Matthew Bell’s 53rd minute penalty stroke saw them beat their Co Down rivals Lisnagarvey 1-0; Glenanne produce stunning comeback against UCD; TRR, Monkstown and C of I ease to wins
Nikki Evans’s last minute winner saw Hermes-Monkstown maintain their perfect start to the campaign; Loreto, UCD, Railway Union and Ards also picked up wins on day six of the women’s EY Hockey League
One of the two perfect records in the women’s EY Hockey League will come to an end on Saturday as the competition’s two big guns to date this season meet at the Merrion Fleet Arena.
A cohort of five uncapped players have joined Craig Fulton’s 35-player panel for the Irish squad that is gearing up for World League Round 2 in Ulster in March 2017 – their first step on the road to potential qualification to the 2018 World Cup in India.
Banbridge stole a march on their EYHL rivals with a 2-0 success at Pembroke Wanderers as the rest of the top four all dropped points on Saturday; Alan Good rounds up the action from day five of the men’s competition
Cork Harlequins and Hermes/Monkstown’s 100% records will finally be ended when the sides meet next weekend in Rathdown after again eking out important wins this weekend; reports from week five of the women’s EYHL from Alan Good
Pegasus could potentially welcome back Michelle Harvey to their match-day squad after a lengthy spell away as the Irish centurion made her return to training in the past few weeks with the Ulster club.