Pembroke scored their third 1-0 win in succession this season in the league to move into an early lead at the top of women’s Leinster division one in the absence of the IHL sides; interviews with David Keogh and Sarah Clarke along with Adrian Boehm’s pics
Another huge name will fall in the second round of the women’s Irish Senior Cup as the last two winners of the competition, UCD and Railway Union, have been paired against each other in a repeat of the 2014 IHL final.
Glenanne’s love affair with the Irish Senior Cup once again saw them produce the result of the first round as they defeated IHL side UCC in Tallaght with a deserved 3-1 success.
Against the backdrop of the Irish Hockey League debate on Sunday, the women’s Irish Senior Cup gets underway bright and early in the new season with a big name or two set to fall.
While results might have gone to the form guide, there was drama a plenty in men’s division one as YMCA stayed just ahead of Avoca, Rowland Rixon-Fuller scored late on for the Glens to beat Rathgar while Monkstown edged past Railway
Trinity produced a strong performance to earn a deserved scoreless draw in the result of day two of Leinster women’s division one; Pembroke and UCD both battled to hard fought wins while Hermes and Loreto were comfortable winners
Railway Union’s aspirations of breaking into Leinster’s top three will be put to the test this Saturday as they look to grab a result against national champs Monkstown; men’s Leinster division one and two weekend preview
Having nicked a point at Loreto last week, Glenanne have yet another big test of their credentials on Saturday on day two of the women’s Leinster division one season; weekend preview for the top tier as well as the first day of the division two campaign
The men’s Leinster leagues tip off on Saturday with divisions two to eight all getting underway with a quite a bit of movement between the different tiers.
The head of the Leinster men’s division one table has a more recognisable look to to is as Monkstown, Pembroke and Three Rock Rovers all won twice over the weekend to lead the way.
Plenty of close run things in women’s Leinster division one opening day as Glenanne picked off a battling draw against Loreto, North Kildare pushed Railway Union all the way while Pembroke landed a big blow over Hermes; UCD won 4-0 v Trinity and Alex and Corinthian draw
Monkstown, Three Rock Rovers and Pembroke moved into a three-way share of top spot in men’s Leinster Division One with big wins over Corinthian, Glenanne and YMCA, respectively, ending the two remaining perfect records in the league to date
All the results and updated tables from Saturday, September 20 as the women’s new season gets underway with a few surprises and the men’s league reaches day three
The sole scheduled men’s Leinster division one double-weekend of the season pits last term’s top five against the bottom five on both days for the most part with banana-skins a plenty.
The new women’s Leinster Division One, which starts on Saturday, sees UCD once again in the box seat as overwhelming favourites for all the laurels.
The 2014/15 season sees several changes to the Glenanne line-up. The first major loss comes in the form of Rachel ‘Rambo’ Lambe from the goal line as she makes the move to life in Australia.
Corinthian and YMCA are the surprise names at the head of the embyronic Leinster men’s division one table as the two sides with six points from two outings.
Three Rock Rovers and Pembroke’s early season title credentials face a major test in Leinster division one as last year’s Irish Senior Cup finalists show down in the first big game of the new campaign.
Trevor Dagg’s Corinthian got their season off to a flyer as they beat his former club Avoca 3-1 in Newpark on Leinster men’s division one’s opening day; Monkstown were held 1-1 by Glenanne; Pembroke’s incision saw off Railway Union while Three Rock beat Rathgar
As the final part of The Hook’s preseason build-up, we have enlisted the help of Twitter’s finest Leinster Hockey analyst – or “Eastern Conference” as he prefers to call it – to give us his predictions for the new season!