Eleven of Graham Shaw’s most recent Irish women’s squad will line out at Beaufort on Saturday ahead of their departure for Benalmadena for a warm-weather camp, combined with four games against Spain.
UCD showed the sharper edge against Cork Harlequins to build a four-point lead in the women’s EYHL; draws abounded elsewhere while Belfast Harlequins jumped up to fifth place
Cork Harlequins’ date with UCD is the marquee EY Hockey League game of a brilliant weekend of women’s hockey on the agenda with the National Indoor Trophy finals on Sunday
UCD and Cork Harlequins set up a thrilling January showdown as they both produced big wins over the weekend, keeping the women’s EY Hockey League very tight going into the winter break.
The women’s EY Hockey League promises one final series of competitive twists and turns before the Christmas break with the final round of games before the winter break kicks in.
Pembroke and Hermes-Monkstown both scored important victories in their bids to avoid relegation from the women’s EY Hockey League over a weather-curtailed weekend; Old Alex moved further clear in Leinster
With snow and frost abounding, it looks set for a potentially curtailed schedule across the women’s EYHL, Leinster Division One and Irish Hockey Trophy competitions with a number already postponed.
Lena Tice’s 40th minute penalty stroke kept UCD’s slender lead at the head of the women’s EY Hockey League; Loreto close the gap to the top four as Cork Quins and Pegasus roll on; Belfast Quins and Trinity draw
The early season roller-coaster in the women’s EYHL enters day seven after two changes in leadership last weekend and five teams still covered by just three points.
A Sunday win for UCD saw them return to the top of the women’s EY Hockey League, moving above Cork Harlequins who salvaged a draw at Belfast Quins; Pegasus and Ards also won while Railway and Trinity drew
Cork Harlequins moved clear at the top of the women’s EYHL table; they beat Monkstown while Railway Union, UCD, Ards and Loreto also progressed their points total on day five of the campaign
The double-weekend means plenty of twists and turns for the women’s EY Hockey League with three unbeaten records being put to the test and six teams still covered by three points at this early stage of the campaign.
Cork Harlequins and Pegasus produced big wins to move into a share of the lead in the women’s EY Hockey League, taking advantage of UCD’s 0-0 draw with Pembroke to move above the reigning champions.
With three points covering first to ninth, the women’s EY Hockey League is very much in formation mode with plenty of movement likely over the course of the weekend.
Glenanne produced a superb comeback to suggest they could be a dark horse for title contention while there were also wins for Lisnagarvey, Banbridge, Cork C of I and Monkstown
UCD moved to the top of the women’s EY Hockey League but five sides remain unbeaten in the league with first to ninth place covered by just three points after three weekends of the competition
King’s Hospital, in conjunction with the EHF and Hockey Ireland, have launched a new highlights show in the past fortnight, covering the men’s and women’s EY Hockey League.
The catch-up rounds of the EY Hockey League lost to the umpires’ impasse begin this weekend, making for a double-weekend for many clubs with Irish Senior Cup games on Sunday.
The Santry Avenue students edged out Pembroke to land an important win; UCD bounced back in style while no team has a perfect record anymore after Cork Harlequins, Ards and Pegasus all drew
With last season’s top two both losing on opening day, the second day of the women’s EY Hockey League will help give a good idea of whether a new order is developing and who can emerge from the pack.