Ireland’s senior men play the first test match of 2015 on Sunday in Cape Town as they take on South Africa to kickstart their Olympic qualifying preparations; YM and Glenanne the key game in Leinster’s division one in the IHL chase
The race for the men’s IHL places from Leinster’s division one continues to be too close to call as YMCA’s winning run continues, Glenanne bounce back as did Pembroke in a dramatic Sunday win over Monkstown; the sky-blues, though, end the weekend four points clear
Just a single goal was required for Hermes to keep their three-point lead in women’s division one in tact; Railway stay in touch while UCD battled to overcome impressive Trinity; Loreto move back up to fourth while Old Alex’s IHL push falters
With the Irish senior women starting their three-game series with Spain on Saturday in Valencia, the top sides in Leinster women’s division one have to negotiate another weekend without their top players.
After last weekend saw the race for IHL places close significantly, round 12 of men’s Leinster division one offers yet another set of potential twists and turns with key games between a number of the central protagonists.
On an eye-catching day in women’s Leinster division one, UCD lose further ground in the title race as North Kildare land first point of the season; Pembroke shade their battle with Loreto, Hermes stay three clear while Railway are too hot for Old Alex to handle; Glenanne and Trinity tie
Three Rock Rovers and Glenanne grabbed 3-2 wins over Pembroke and Glenanne respectively to see a reshuffle in the race for the IHL places while Corinthian and YMCA close in, too; Cork C of I cause big shock in the Irish Senior Cup against Lisnagarvey
With Irish internationals potentially missing up to four of the remaining women’s Leinster league ties, it looks set to be a helter-skelter race for the four automatic IHL qualification places.
Lisnagarvey and Cork C of I battle it out for the final place in the men’s Irish Senior Cup semi-finals on Saturday to kick-start the second phase of the season while the men’s Leinster division one returns and the indoor league comes to a conclusion
Glenanne retained the Neville Cup in controlled fashion as they saw off Corinthian 3-0 in the annual St Stephen’s Day final at Serpentine Avenue.
Corinthian take on Glenanne on St Stephen’s Day in the annual Neville Cup final at 2pm in Serpentine Avenue, marking a particularly strong showing from the Whitechurch Park club after a string of departures in the summer
Richard Sykes’ last minute penalty corner saw Monkstown retain their unbeaten Leinster league run into the New Year but, for the second time this season, dropped points against Glenanne; Pembroke held on for a 2-1 win over Railway
The first tranche of the Leinster league season comes to an end this weekend with three well-matched ties in men’s division one, two of which will have a big effect on the potential IHL placings.
A double weekend for four of the top five sides in women’s Leinster Division One looks set to have a huge bearing on the destination of the top four places and qualification for the expanded Irish Hockey League.
On a packed weekend of women’s hockey in Leinster, Old Alex moved within three points of the top five in the league while UCD, Hermes, Pembroke and Loreto progressed their IHL hopes; Muckross stun Pembroke in the Jacqui Potter Cup with Railway also through
The race for the four automatic places in next year’s expanded Irish Hockey League saw a first major split in division one occur following YMCA’s 2-1 win over Railway Union in the Leinster senior league; three Leinster sides advance in Irish Hockey Trophy
It’s the top half of the table versus the bottom half in men’s Leinster division one, as time starts to tick on teams ambitions for the rest of the season, with some hoping for an early Christmas miracle.
Spectators at many of the Ladies Division One this coming weekend should be in for some treats, however, the game between UCD and Railway is definitely the eye-catcher.
On a big weekend in women’s Leinster division one, Hermes ended UCD’s perfect start to the season; Railway shaded their tussle with Loreto while Pembroke won 1-0 for the fourth time this term; honours even for Trinity at Glenanne while Alex nudged past North Kildare
It’s moving weekend in the women’s Irish Hockey League with victory in round three of the competition likely to see the race for semi-final places move closer to finding a resolution; full weekend of division one ties also on the agenda