Could this be the weekend? In the case of when rather than if Hermes will confirm first place in the women’s EY Hockey League, Saturday could well be the date.
It is make or break time on all fronts in the men’s EY Hockey League with this weekend and next going a long way to defining the outlook for the remainder of the season for many teams, none more so than Annadale and Cookstown
UCD made the big move in the women’s EY Hockey League as their double victory over the weekend saw them jump into second place ahead of Railway Union and Pegasus; Hermes stay 12 points clear while Ulster Elks and Cork Harlequins move up the rankings
Lisnagarvey’s imperious form saw them shoot down Ulster rivals Banbridge 4-0 at Comber Road to retain their seven-point lead over the chasers in the men’s EY Hockey League; there were wins too for Monkstown, TRR and Cookstown while Annadale and C of I drew
Banbridge will host the maiden EY Hockey League Champions Trophy, the new name for the end of season playoffs, on April 30 and May 1 at their Havelock Park home.
Mikey Watt’s 39th minute goal saw Lisnagarvey claim a crucial 1-0 win over Monkstown, building a significant seven-point lead at the top of the table after ten rounds of matches in the men’s EY Hockey League; Glenanne, Annadale, Pembroke and Banbridge also won
While one of the women’s EYHL playoff places is all but boxed off for Hermes, the race for the guaranteed second and third place from the league is hotting up with as many as six teams still holding an interest.
The men’s EY Hockey League returns after a seven week winter break with the top two, Lisnagarvey and Monkstown, locking horns in the undoubted highlight; it is part of a promising day 10 of the national league
Three refixed matches took place in the last week in the women’s EYHL with Ards moving up to eighth place, Pembroke went into fourth while Hermes made it 11 wins from 11 games to move quickly ever closer to a European spot
As the race for the three EYHL playoff places hots up, Pegasus made it a stunning six wins from seven games while Railway stay second with a 3-0 win in Cork; Hermes continued their perfect run while UCC and Pembroke also won on day 11 of the league
After a five week break, the women’s EY Hockey League returns with many of the sides wondering how they can track down leaders Hermes who blazed a trail before Christmas.
Hermes completed the first phase of the women’s EY Hockey League season with another significant victory over their nearest rival, Railway Union; Pegasus and UCD move into top four while UCC return surprise win over Cork Harlequins
First versus second in the women’s EY Hockey League as Railway Union will look to start making inroads in Hermes six point lead at the top of the table going into the winter break.
The men’s EY Hockey League pre-Christmas schedule comes to a close on Saturday with a potentially important round of fixtures in the race for the playoff places.
Railway Union and Ulster Elks were unable to close the gap significantly on the inactive Hermes at the top of the women’s EY Hockey League; their match at UCC was postponed. UCD, Cork Harelquins and Pegasus narrowed the gap to the playoff places
Lisnagarvey extended their lead at the top of the men’s EY Hockey League to four points with a 4-0 win over TRR as Banbridge and Monkstown drew; Glenanne and Railway continued their good form with 1-0 wins; Annadale v Cookstown was postponed
Derby day for Railway Union and Pembroke as the Dublin 4 rivals meet in an important tie in the women’s EYHL playoff race with both sides currently in the top four; weekend preview
Saturday offers a day with plenty of movement possible in the men’s EY Hockey League table with all matches pitting sides in similar areas of the table against each other.
Hermes retained their seven point lead over the chasers with a 5-1 win over the pack in the women’s EY league; Railway are second after their win over Pegasus while Cork Harlequins beat Ards; Ulster Elks v Greenfields and UCC against UCD were cancelled due to Storm Desmond
Lisnagarvey swapped places with Monkstown at the head of the men’s EY Hockey League as their win and Town’s loss to Glenanne saw the change; Three Rock move into fourth while Pembroke and Railway tie in the Dublin 4 derby