The curtain on the women’s national stage tentatively raises this weekend with three Irish Senior Cup ties on the agenda as the EYHL lies in wait in mid-November.
EY Ireland announced it will continue its sponsorship of Hockey Ireland’s highest level of domestic competition – the EY Hockey League – for a further three years.
Hockey Ireland has confirmed the new rule changes to the domestic game which will take effect from 1st August 2019. These changes will be introduced at all levels of adult hockey and there will some impact for the grassroots of hockey.
Belfast Harlequins have pulled off a major coup by signing the Barr twins, Bethany and Serena, for the new EY Irish Hockey League season.
The women’s EY Hockey League will get underway almost two months later than usual as Hockey Ireland hopes to maximise the chances of reaching the Olympic Games.
Old Alex, Corinthian and Banbridge have all confirmed new head coaches for the 2019/20 EY Hockey League campaigns.
Simon Pearson and Irish star Anna O’Flanagan will head up the Muckross coaching team for the 2019/20 season, taking over from Sarah Scott.
Belfast Harlequins are on the lookout for a new head coach following the resignation of Davy Frazer after four seasons in charge, writes John Flack.
Pegasus backed up their EY Hockey League victory with a dramatic shoot-out win over Loreto to win the EY Champions Trophy for the first time.
Ellie McLoughlin produced a shoot-out masterclass to preserve Muckross’s place in the women’s EY Hockey League for a second season as they saw off Queen’s in the promotion/relegation playoff.
Pegasus will meet Loreto in the women’s EY Champions Trophy final on Sunday at Banbridge’s Havelock Park after they both won 2-1 in their semi-finals, seeing off Cork Harlequins and UCD, respectively
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UCD and Loreto will both be hoping to be the side to continue Leinster clubs’ dominance in the women’s EY Champions Trophy with the title remaining in the province since its inauguration in 2016 with Pegasus and Cork Harlequins looking to break that run.
Corinthian summoned an incredible late salvo to finally earn promotion to the EY Hockey League after a series of close-run charges to the national division.
A Roisin Upton-inspired Catholic Institute fought back to win the women’s EYHL Division 2 final following a breathtaking contest with Queen’s that went to a 3-3 draw and subsequently a sudden death shoot-out.
Cork Harlequins snagged the fourth EY Champions Trophy ticket while Muckross took the relegation playoff place, condemning Ards to the Ulster Premier League following a dramatic final day in the women’s EY Hockey League.
Two issues remain to be resolved on the final day of the women’s EY Hockey League with the last Champions Trophy spot and the relegation resolution on the line.
At the third time of asking, Muckross produced a remarkable performance to beat UCD 2-1, lifting them off the bottom of the table and a possible escape from automatic relegation.
Catholic Institute wrapped up the last remaining issue from the women’s EYHL Division 2 as they struck to beat Dungannon 2-0 and earn top spot from Pool B.
Pegasus were crowned EY Irish Hockey League regulation season champions for the first time since the competition’s expanded format was introduced after an emphatic 6-0 win over Muckross at the Dub.
Pegasus got the result they needed to win the women’s EYHL title in style; Lisnagarvey took a massive step toward the men’s crown with a big win over Glenanne; here are the big results from the weekend’s action