Three Rock Rovers
Drama galore late in the day at both Belfield and Glenanne Park as UCD and Glenanne nabbed late draws in the closing minutes; Lisnagarvey thump Railway; Monkstown go two from two and Cork C of I ease by Pembroke
The two promoted sides Inst and UCD pushed last season’s playoff teams Pembroke and Lisnagarvey all the way but ended up without points; Monkstown won handily as did Railway while Banbridge won a thriller against Three Rock
Hot on the heels of a first Olympic summer for the Irish men’s team in over a century, the EY Hockey League provides a major showcase for new fans of the sport to see the Rio stars up close and personal.
The big addition is Olympian Mitch Darling who should help with their main issue which was their forward line last season.
Pembroke claimed the last remaining men’s EYHL Champions Trophy place, jumping ahead of Glenanne on the final day of the regular season; Annadale were relegated while Cookstown were confirmed the relegation playoff berth
Glenanne, Pembroke and Three Rock’s Champions Trophy chances along with the fate of Annadale, Cookstown and Cork C of I are the remaining bones of contention on the final weekend of the inaugural men’s EYHL regular season.
Glenanne took the impetus in the race for the final men’s EYHL Champions Trophy playoff place thanks to a smash and grab win over Railway; Pembroke are up to fifth with Rovers dropping to sixth; all will battle for fourth on day 18
The battle for the fourth EYHL playoff place remains as close as ever with Three Rock and Pembroke drawing while Railway also drew with Annadale. Cork C of I won for the first time since October while Town confirmed their Champions Trophy spot
The race for the men’s EY Hockey League Champions Trophy and relegation places hurtles to a conclusion with the concluding three rounds of the inaugural season playing out in the next eight days.
Lisnagarvey’s imperious form in the EY Hockey League saw them race over the winning line in brilliant fashion, winning out 7-2 against near neighbours Annadale, claiming the inaugural regular season crown and a European spot to boot.
Lisnagarvey stand on the precipice of the inaugural EY Hockey League with a potential win over bottom placed Annadale on Saturday putting them over the line with three games to go.
Glenanne move into a share of fourth place as the battle for the playoff places heats up; Cookstown leap-frog Cork C of I and out of the relegation zone; Lisnagarvey move within a win of the title; Monkstown and Bann strengthen playoff places
It’s derby day across the island with three in-province showdowns taking place in the men’s EY Hockey League with Glenanne and Three Rock Rovers meeting in a key game in the playoff race.
Lisnagarvey moved into touching distance of the men’s EY Hockey League regular season title and a European spot thanks to Matthew Nelson’s late winner against Cork C of I; Town, TRR, Pembroke and Bann drew while Railway and Annadale both won
With Monkstown and Lisnagarvey winning through to the Irish Senior Cup final, it means that the top four in the men’s EY Hockey League will now all qualify for the end of season’s Champions Trophy.
Lisnagarvey produced a comeback for the ages to earn their place in the Irish Senior Cup final for the first time in a decacde, setting up a showdown with Monkstown on March 20.
With seven different winners in as many years, the men’s Irish Senior Cup remains the most unpredictable cup on the club calendar and while there are clear favourites in both of tomorrow’s semi-finals, the ability to shock is never far away.
Lisnagarvey strengthen their place at the top of the EYHL thanks to a win over Three Rock while Banbridge and Monkstown draw; Cookstown record a big win while Pembroke and Railway move up a notch, too
Reigning champions Corinthian will play Pembroke in the Mills Cup final following their respective wins over YMCA and Three Rock Rovers this week, setting up a showdown on St Patrick’s Day at Grange Road; Leinster league round-up
Lisnagarvey’s imperious form saw them shoot down Ulster rivals Banbridge 4-0 at Comber Road to retain their seven-point lead over the chasers in the men’s EY Hockey League; there were wins too for Monkstown, TRR and Cookstown while Annadale and C of I drew