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Irish Senior Cup to be Live Streamed on Pundit Arena

Hockey Ireland is excited to finally see the Irish Senior Cup take place in Lisnagarvey Hockey Club, Hillsborough Co. Down, this Saturday 19th of September.

The Irish Senior Cup Women’s match will take place at 13:00, with Pegasus taking on UCD, while the Men’s match gets underway at 16:30 with Lisnagarvey also taking on UCD.

The prestigious Irish Senior Cup is the oldest Hockey Cup in the world, dating back to 1894 when it was first won by Dundrum. Last year’s runners-up, Lisnagarvey, have had their name engraved on the Cup a total of 23 times, although 2005 was the last time they did so. UCD Men’s team on the other hand will be aiming to get their names engraved on the Cup for the first time in their history.

The Women’s Irish Senior Cup dates back to 1903 with Merton Hockey as the inaugural winners. Since then, Pegasus have won the Cup 14 times, most recently in 2011, while UCD Women’s team have won the Cup 6 times, with four of those wins in the past decade.

Hockey Ireland are also excited to announce the Irish Senior Cup matches will be lived streamed on Saturday. Hockey Ireland CEO, Jerome Pels, said “After an unprecedented year, this is a unique and exciting start to the Hockey calendar. Although restrictions are still in place across the country and within sport, Hockey Ireland is delighted to announce we will be streaming the Irish Senior Cup matches live with Pundit Arena. We hope this will give the whole Hockey Community a chance to watch these matches after a long period of restrictions.

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Hockey Ireland Challenge & Junior Cup Finals, Sunday 20th Sept.

Re: Hockey Ireland Challenge & Junior Cup Finals, Sunday 20th Sept.

Venue: UCD Belfield. & Covid-19 protocols.

Hockey Ireland would like to confirm, that in accordance with current Covid-19 protocols in operation within the Republic of Ireland, the cup finals scheduled to be played in UCD, Belfield next Sunday, 20th Sept., will be played behind closed doors. There will be no admittance for spectators.

The Government of the Republic of Ireland is due to announce details of a new ‘Road Map’ today, 15th Sept.’20, a plan designed to enable society to function in a Covid-19 world. Any details contained within this plan as they relate to spectator attendance at outdoor sporting events will not be applied to the finals next Sunday. Hockey Ireland are unable to implement the necessary health and safety measures required under Covid-19 protocols to make the stadium a safe environment in the time available.

In order to ensure that as many of your members as possible can view these finals Hockey Ireland is arranging for both games to be streamed live.

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Hockey Ireland Cup Competitions 2020-21 Draws Announced

The 2020/21 Hockey Ireland Cup Competition Draws took place on the 10th September and were live tweeted on the Hockey Ireland Twitter Page.

The full draws are available here below

Hockey Ireland Cup Competiton Draws 2020-21.xlsx

The Competition Season will kick off on the 10th October with some strong pairings on both sides of the Irish Senior Cup

ISC Men

Railway Union V. Cork Harlequins
Clontarf V. Kilkeel
Portrane V. Cork Church of Irl
Instonians V. Rathgar

ISC Women

Corinthian V. Cork Church of Irl.
Glenanne V. Banbridge
UCC V. Monkstown

The 10th October will also see the start of the Irish Hockey Trophy with some equally tough matches

IHT Men

NICS STH ANTRIM
KILKENNY QUEEN’S UNIV.
NEWRY CATHOLIC INSTITUTE
PORTADOWN BALLYNAHINCH
NTH DOWN BANGOR
UCC AVOCA
BRAY BELFAST HARLEQUINS
WATERFORD ASHTON

IHT Women

RAPHOE NTH DOWN
GENESIS NUIG
KILKENNY OUR LADYS
AVOCA MOSSLEY
DUNGANNON LISNAGARVEY
NTH KILDARE GREENFIELDS

The 7th November will see the IJC kick off for the men and women and will be hotly contested this season

IJC Men

MOSSLEY V. BANBRIDGE
CORINTHIAN V. CLONTARF
PEMBROKE WNDRS V. KILKEEL
PORTADOWN V. UCD
BANGOR V. RAILWAY UNION
ANNADALE V. RATHGAR
INSTONIANS V. LISNAGARVEY
UCC V. THREE ROCK ROVERS

IJC Women

UCD V. PEMBROKE WNDRS
CORINTHIAN V. MOSSLEY
UCC V. RAILWAY UNION
OLD ALEXANDRA V. BANDON
ULSTER ELKS V. BELFAST HARLEQUINS
AVOCA V. ASHTON
CORK CHURCH of IRL. V. CATHOLIC INSTITUTE
MUCKROSS V. LISNAGARVEY

Halloween will see the beginning of the Womens Irish Hockey Challenge with the first matches looking strong

IHC Women

WESTON V. KILKEEL
ATHLONE V. BRAY
BOTANIC V. GREENFIELDS2
BLACKROCK V. ENNISCORTHY
WEXFORD V. LIMERICK

Last season saw the Men’s Irish Hockey Challenge competition take on a new look with two pools of team playing for a chance to make the semi finals. This seems to have been a winning formula for the Irish Hockey Challenge as the number of teams taking part this year has increased over past seasons and should prove to to make this the most exciting Men’s Irish Hockey Challenge we have seen for a while. Fixtures for the Men’s Irish Hockey Challenge will be announced in the coming days but the two pools of teams are confirmed to be:

POOL A POOL B
PORTRUSH MULLINGAR
ANTRIM NAAS
SAINTFIELD WICKLOW
PORTRANE2 MIDLETON
LIMERICK

Best of luck to all teams competing in this seasons Hockey Ireland Cup Competitions.

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Hockey Ireland Cup Competitions 2019-20 Finals

The schedule for the Hockey Ireland Cup Competition Finals 2019/20 has been announced. Please note that these fixtures are subject to Government Guidelines and Covid19 Restrictions. Information regarding Spectators etc will be posted closer to the finals dates.

Many thanks to Lisnagarvey Hockey Club who have agreed to host the majority of the Cup Finals.

Schedule:

Sat.19th Sept. @ Lisnagarvey HC

12.30 Men’s Challenge Final: Portrush v. Antrim (Green Pitch)

13.00 Women’s Irish Senior Cup Final: Pegasus v. UCD (Blue Pitch)

16.00 Men’s Trophy Final: Belfast Harlequins v. Portrane (Green Pitch)

16.30 Men’s Irish Senior Cup Final: Lisnagarvey v. UCD (Blue Pitch)

Sunday 20th Sept: @ UCD, Belfield.

13.30 Women’s Irish Junior Cup: Old Alexandra v. Pembroke Wanderers

16.00 Women’s Challenge Final: NICS v. Blackrock.

Sunday 27th Sept. @ Lisnagarvey HC.

13.00 Women’s Trophy Final: Lisnagarvey v. Nth.Kildare/Portadown

16.30 Men’s Irish Junior Cup Final: Lisnagarvey v. Corinthian