At least one of Banbridge and Lisnagarvey’s perfect records will fall in round three of the Irish Hockey League on what looks to be a pivotal weekend in the marquee competition; men’s weekend preview and fixtures
Aisling Naughton’s solo goal saw Hermes win 1-0 against Pembroke, inverting the score when the side met earlier this term; UCD and Loreto power on while Railway grind out win; Hermes, Railway II, UCD II and Glenanne through in Jacqui Potter Cup
Hermes and Pembroke’s second league meeting of the season is the highlight of a full weekend of women’s Leinster division one, the first one for three weeks; Sunday sees the first tranche of matches in the second round of the Jacqui Potter Cup
Four national cup draws took place in the IHA offices on Monday morning with the quarter-final line-up for the women’s Irish Senior Cup particularly keenly anticipated.
The women’s Irish Senior Cup has much more sense of opportunity about it following Railway Union’s surprise win over UCD eliminated the national double winners with the biggest name now removed from Monday’s draw; Loreto go second in women’s division one
The men’s Irish Senior Cup was blown wide open on Saturday following top drawer performances from Pembroke and Banbridge to see off the reigning IHL and ISC champions, respectively; Railway through too while Corinthian cause big Mills Cup shock
Kilkenny’s improving form saw them make it two wins from two in men’s Leinster division two as they won a 4-3 shoot-out in Mount Temple to beat Clontarf; Monkstown move into share of lead at the top while five Leinster sides advance in the Irish Junior Cup
Glenanne’s excellent run of form extended to six wins in a row in all competitions, and five in succession in the league, seeing off UCD 5-0; Town hold off YMCA while Three Rock beat Railway Union 3-0; two other men’s division one ties fall foul of the weather
The race for places in the inaugural men’s Irish Hockey League looks set to be a hotly contested battle over the course of the season with second to fifth place covered by just one point; division one preview
Old Alex’s upbeat week continued on Thursday night as they landed their first win of the season, beating North Kildare 2-0 to add to their eye-catching draw with Pembroke last weekend; women’s Leinster division one and Irish Junior Cup preview and fixtures
Old Alex produced a superb defensive performance to deny Pembroke the spoils in women’s Leinster division one; Glenanne and Trinity recorded their first wins of the season in the league
Glenanne made it five wins in-a-row in all competitions, coming from a goal behind to beat Corinthian and move into a share of second spot – albeit with a game extra played – in men’s Leinster division one on Saturday at Whitechurch Park.
Pegasus host Hermes in one of the classic battles in women’s hockey in Ireland in what could be a pivotal battle in Pool A of the Irish Hockey League; with three Leinster league games and a full IHL schedule, it is yet another busy weekend of women’s hockey
Pembroke and Monkstown make their IHL seasonal debuts on Saturday with northern opposition on the menu for both, taking on Cookstown and Instonians respectively.
Mick McGuinness’ late winner for Glenanne against Pembroke opened up another busy weekend of hockey with Leinster men’s division one action and the annual intervarsities taking place over the course of the next three days.
Leinster hockey is embracing Friday night lights for the first time this evening as Pembroke host Glenanne at Serpentine Avenue in Ballsbridge in a bid to ramp up its accessibility to supporters.
Sarah Evans shot a hat trick for Loreto to beat Trinity 5-2 in women’s Leinster division one; Nikki Evans struck late to continue UCD’s perfect record, ending Pembroke’s in the process; Hermes continue their return to form
Five Leinster sides booked their ticket to the quarter-finals of the Irish Senior Cup on Saturday as results went mostly to the form guide though some of the results proved closer than anticipated.
Five Leinster sides confirmed their place in the quarter-finals of the Irish Senior Cup while Leinster’s U-16s moved within touching distance of the interpro title; here’s all the results from those competitions as well as the women’s and men’s top leagues
The battle of the two Leinster division one 100 percent records takes centre stage on the women’s scene as Pembroke and UCD showdown at Serpentine Avenue on Saturday.