INSTONIANS   V   UCD   Shawsbridge 3pm

The bottom two are in action in a rescheduled game at Lagan College where tenth placed Instonians take on ninth placed UCD in a rescheduled tie from round 6 that had previously been postponed due to a bereavement at Instonians Hockey club.

Both sides are in desperate need of all three points as they attempt to get out of the automatic relegation spots. UCD come into this game on the back of a 2-2 home draw with Monkstown in their last outing which saw the visitors grab a last gasp equaliser. Both teams will be level on number of games played with the rest of their colleagues once this fixture is fulfilled.


The weather was the only real winner in this weekend’s action in the Men’s EYHL Division 1.

The first game that was due to take place between Instonians and Annadale was postponed on Friday night due to a frozen pitch.

Fast forward to Saturday and Lisnagarvey’s game with UCD at Comber Road also bit the dust due to the pitch being frozen.

Glenanne’s match with Banbridge was also postponed due to a frozen pitch at St.Andrew’s College.

The same fate also befell the fixture between Three Rock Rovers and YMCA at Grange Road .

Monkstown against Corinthians in the Mens Division was the second senior game due to take place at Rathdown School and  it was the only game in this Division to survive and the details are shown below.


Monkstown 3 Corinthians 2.

This game at Rathdown School turned out to be the only game in the Men’s Division to survive the big freeze. The visitors took the lead when Max Neill scored from open play in the twelfth minute.

Mark Gibbons got Monkstown back on level terms when he converted a penalty corner in the sixteenth minute. It was 1-1 at half-time.  Corinthians regained the lead in the thirty-eighth minute when Daniel Mark Bakker converted a penalty corner.

Monkstown responded when Mark Gibbons got his second of the match in the forty-third match from a penalty corner to leave the score 2-2.  Just when it looked like Corinthians might have done enough to secure a point from the game, Monkstown were awarded a penalty stroke in the fifty sixth minute.

Lee Cole as he has done a lot recently made no mistake from the penalty stroke to secure all three points for the Sky Blues. It finished Monkstown 3 Corinthians 2.

MONKSTOWN:  David Fitzgerald GK, Nicholas Dee, David Carson, Jeremy Duncan, David Cole, Daniel O’Donovan, Stephen Cole, David Vincent, Geoff Cole (C), Karl Lynch, Lee Cole. SUBS USED: Sam Hohn (4 mins), Mark Gibbons (4 mins), Theo Kohlmann (7 mins), Alex Murphy (4 mins), Jason Lynch (12 mins)

CORINTHIANS: Duncan Fischer (GK), Robbie Clarke, Ross Howard, Craig Mackey, David Howard (C), Joshua Greaney, Tristan Cook,  Ben Murphy, Dmitri Kools, Max Neill, Ian Stewart. SUBS USED: Sean Maxwell (5 mins), Neil Pelow (7 mins), Max Caulwell (6 mins), Ian Stewart (7 mins), Daniel Mark Bakker (7 mins)



Monkstown’s game with Ulster Elks at Rathdown which was down for decision at 12:45 was the first of the weekend’s games to bite the dust   due to a frozen pitch.

Corinthians against Catholic Institute due to take place at the top of the hill in Whitechurch was postponed due to a frozen pitch.

Even being at sea level relatively speaking didn’t improve matters as Loreto’s tie with Pegasus due to be played at Beaufort at the bottom of a hill also failed to take place due to a frozen pitch.

Railway Union’s game with Old Alexandra also was postponed. On this occasion while the pitch itself had defrosted, issues with the watering system brought about the postponement at Park Avenue.

The late game between Pembroke Wanderers against UCD was due to take place at Serpentine Avenue with a 4 p.m. start


Pembroke Wanderers 0 UCD 0 

This game at Serpentine Avenue turned out to be the only game in the Women’s Division to survive the big freeze. Both sides created a handful of worth while opportunities in a very tight and closely fought game.

Neither side could make any of their four penalty corners apiece count. Good saves from Erika Gallagher for UCD and Aoife Glennon in the Pembroke Wanderers goals respectively made sure that the game remained scoreless throughout the first two quarters.

A scoreless first half was followed by not too many goalmouth opportunities but those that were the best of them fell to UCD who were unable to convert them into goals.

The third and fourth quarters followed a similar pattern and it would be Pembroke Wanderers who went into this game in third place and remained there at the final whistle who would be the happier of the two sides with this result.

For UCD another two points dropped and yet another draw. Final score was Pembroke Wanderers 0 UCD 0

PEMBROKE WANDERERS: Aoife Glennon(GK),  Roisín Sexton, Amy-Kate Trevor, Emily Beatty, Ellen Curran, Rachel O’Brien, Milla Fulton, Hayley O’Donnell, Emma Young, Hannah Irwin, Sarah Young SUBS USED: Sinead Loughran (6 mins), Isobel Field (8 mins), Eanna Horan (8 mins), Martha McCarthy (8 mins), Katie Murphy ( 17 mins)

UCD: Erika Gallagher (GK), Katie -Jane Marshall, Emma Paul (C), Lucy Crowe, Sarah McAuley, Mikayla Power, Lauren Johnston, Sophie Kidd, Anna McCarthy, Florence Maughan SUBS USED: Aine Naughton (8 mins), Leah O’Shea (6 mins), Lauren Moore ( 8 mins), Ali Griffin (8 mins),  Kate Ryan (14 mins)


The final round of matches before Christmas begins on Friday night when 10th placed Instonians host 8th placed Annadale at Shawsbridge beginning at 8pm.
The following day Three Rock Rovers, in 3rd place get things underway against 4th placed YMCA at 1pm in Grange Road.
There are three games beginning at 2.30. Glenanne in 5th place host Banbridge in1st place at St. Andrew’s College.
Lisnagarvey in 2nd place host 9th placed UCD in Comber Road and finally Monkstown in 7th place host 6th placed Corinthians at Rathdown School


The final round of matches ahead of the Christmas break begins at Rathdown with a 12:30 start when 7th placed Monkstown take on 8th placed Ulster Elks.
Next up bottom of the table Corinthians host 4th placed Catholic Institute at St. Columba’s College in the first of our 1:15 starts.
League leaders Loreto host ninth placed Pegasus also at 1.15 in Rathfarnham. At 1.30 Railway Union in 2nd place host 6th placed Old Alexandra at Park Avenue.
In the final game of the afternoon 3rd placed Pembroke Wanderers host 5th placed defending champions UCD at Serpentine Avenue beginning at 4pm

Friday 01 December


Instonians v Annadale, Shawsbridge, 20:00

Saturday 02 December


TRR v YMCA, Grange Road, 13:00
Glenanne v Banbridge, St Andrews College, 14:30
Lisnagarvey v UCD, Comber Road, 14:30
Monkstown v Corinthian, Rathdown, 14:30


Monkstown v Ulster Elks, Rathdown, 12:30
Corinthian v Catholic Institute, St Columbas College, 13:15
Loreto v Pegasus, Beaufort School, 13:15
Railway Union v Old Alex, Park Avenue, 13:30
Pembroke v UCD, Serpentine Avenue, 16:00

U16 (Rise) Girls

Anna Butler St Andrew’s College Monkstown
Nieve Caldwell Coleraine Grammar Ulster Elks
Kate Collins Bandon Grammar Bandon
Emma Considine Seamount, Kinvara Kinvara
Daisy Costello Muckross Park Muckross
Caoimhe Dalton Muckross Park Muckross
Juliette Duffy St Gerard’s Three Rock Rovers
Holly Farrell Mount Anville Pembroke Wanderers
Lucy Fox Wesley College YMCA
Leah Galbraith Portadown College Portadown
Evie Girvan Dungannon Royal Portadown
Caitlin Gribbin Rainey Endowed Rainey
Ruby Johnston Banbridge Academy Dromore
Lily May Kelleher Scoil Mhuire Cork Harlequins
Kyah Kelly Newtown Waterford
Lucy McCaffrey Wallace High School South Antrim
Emma McEntee Friends School Lisburn Lurgan
Anna McRoberts Larne Grammar Larne
Aisling Meehan Holy Child Killiney Monkstown
Laiose Nelson Kent College, Pembury Sevenoaks
Hollai Quinn The High School Corinthians
Alyssa Somerville Banbridge Academy Banbridge
Sophie Tate Banbridge Academy Portadown
Evie Thompson Portadown College Portadown
Lara Wilson Wallace High School Lisnagarvey
Stella Wylie Methodist College Belfast Belfast Harlequins

The following players will be invited to regional training sessions.

Anna Rose Benson Laurel Hill Colaiste FCJ Limerick
Lily Burke St Augustine’s College Dungarvan
Leah Callaghan Belfast Royal Academy Mossley
Bonnie Conor Boyd Dalriada Coleraine
Orla Costello Salerno, Galway Galway
Roise Flynn Colaiste Iognaid, Galway Greenfields
Sally Hannon Newbridge College Naas
Grace Kelly Seamount, Kinvara Kinvara
Grace McKenna Muckross Park Muckross
Mia O’Donnell Colaiste Iognaid, Galway Greenfields
Zoe Poole Kilkenny College Gorey
Sarah Richardson Kilkenny College Kilkenny
Rachel Sweetnam Midleton College Midleton
Ella Tosh Loreto Beaufort Loreto
Poppy Williams Kilkenny College Kilkenny
Yana Yoakley Newpark Comprehensive Monkstown
Siofra Garavaglia Drion Newbridge Villiers

U18 (Accelerate) Girls

Emily Adamson Portadown College Portadown
Isla Allen Larne Grammar Mossley
Charlie Bowman Wallace High School Lisnagarvey
Sarah Byrne Loreto Foxrock Old Alex
Eabha Curran Regina Mundi Ashton
Aliya Davis Holy Child Killiney Monkstown
Eva Doyle St Gerards’ School Three Rock Rovers
Evie Duncan Rainey Endowed Rainey
Matilde Errico Mt Anville Railway Union
Isobel Field Loreto Beaufort Pembroke Wanderers
Amy Handcock Kilkenny College Naas
Lola Henderson Rainey Endowed Ulster Elks
Katie Herron Banbridge High Portadown
Millie Jerman Holy Child Killiney Monkstown
Aoife Kavanagh Ursuline, Thurles Cashel/New Inn
Mollie Lennon Loreto Beaufort Loreto
Rebekah Lennon Portadown College Portadown
Kia McCartney Coleraine Grammar Coleraine
Lucy McGoldrick St Conleth’s College Avoca
Maebh McLoughlin Institute of Education Pembroke Wanderers
Grainne Molloy Temple Carrig Wicklow
Sophie Naughton Kilkenny College Kilkenny
Amy Noonan Scoil Mhuire Cork Ashton
Erin Pim Methodist College Pegasus
Darcy Shields Clifton College Clifton
Scarlett Taylor Royal School Armagh Armagh
Orla Young Hughes Rathdown Monkstown

The following players will be invited to regional training sessions.

Holly Beckinsale Belfast High School Mossley
Annie Cunningham Royal School Armagh Banbridge
Honor Rowell Muckross Park Muckross
Julie Potter Cogan Holy Child Killiney Monkstown
Kate Byrnes Mount Anville Pembroke Wanderers
Sophie Maxwell Loreto Beaufort Loreto
Sophie Kennedy Mount Anville Railway Union
Lucy Hannon Newbridge College Newbridge
Molly Finlay Kilkenny College
Kate Stuart Trainor Our Lady’s Bower Greenfields
Roisin Heaney Yeats College Galway Galway
Sophie Swann Sligo Grammar Yeats County
Aoife Purtill Our Lady’s Bower Athlone
Kate Toomey Regina Mundi Ashton
Lucy Nixon Scoil Mhuire Cork Cork Harlequins
Sofie Moloney Scoil Mhuire Cork Cork Harlequins
Anna Campbell Crescent College Catholic Institute
Maia McCourt Bandon Grammar Bandon

U16 (Rise) Boys

Riagan Dunne Colaiste Eanna Glennane
Dylan Evans Temple Carrig Bray
Jake Fulton Wesley College Pembroke Wanderers
Oliver Graham Nord Anglia YMCA
Seb Holley Bangor High School Bangor
Sam Holmes RBAI Instonians
Ed Irwin Cookstown High School Cookstown
Hayden Jones Newtown Waterford
Isaac Kelso Cookstown High School Cookstown
Alfie Le Quesne Temple Carrig YMCA
Robbie McAreavey RBAI Instonians
Louis McDaid Ashton Cork C of I
Simon Montgomery Wesley College Three Rock Rovers
Noa Mulvey Skerries CC Portrane
Cian Nelson Sutton Valence Sevenoaks
Robert O’Brien The High School Railway Union
Alfie O’Shea Newtown Waterford
Benjamin Patterson Cookstown High School Cookstown
David Rankin Newpark Comprehensive Avoca
Louis Rothwell Wesley Three Rock Rovers
Sam Rothwell Wesley Three Rock Rovers
Toby Slye O’Connell St Andrew’s College Railway Union
Finn Thompson Wallace High School Lisnagarvey
Harry Thompson Sullivan Upper Annadale
Oliver Tumilty Wallace High School Lisnagarvey
Liam Walsh Sutton Park Portrane
Johnny Woods Wesley College YMCA
Daniel McKee Banbridge Academy Banbridge

The following players will be invited to regional training sessions.

James Barbour Cookstown High School Cookstown
Matt Barrett Cookstown High School Cookstown
William Black Ashton Cork Harlequins
Hugo Casey Flodman Ashton Cork Harlequins
Diarmuid Coffey Colaiste An Spioraid Naoimh Cork Harlequins
Charlie Costelloe Cookstown High School Cookstown
Conor Fox Wesley College YMCA
Kayden Kennedy Mount Sion CBS Waterford
Ollie Killeen Midleton College Midleton
Toby Lyons RBAI Instonians
Harry McCourt Bandon Grammar Bandon
Luke McKiernan Wesley College YMCA
Luke Murphy Sandford Park Railway Union
Ethan Redford Cookstown High School Cookstown
Charlie Taylor Banbridge Academy
Cuan Twomey Midleton CBS Midleton

U18 (Accelerate) Boys

Tom Archbold Friends Lisnagarvey
Harvey Begg Wallace High School Lisnagarvey
Max Caulwell Wesley College Corinthians
James Coffey Wesley College Three Rock Rovers
John Cunningham RBAI Lisnagarvey
Sean Curtin Midleton College Cork Harlequins
Oisin Gavin Newtown Waterford
Michael Girvin Sullivan Upper Annadale
Denver Golbey Banbridge Academy Banbridge
Michael Hollway RBAI Instonians
Jamie Horgan Bandon Grammar Cork C of I
Scott Kenny The Kings Hospital School Corinthians
Ben Law Campbell College Bangor
Zac Moloney Villiers Catholic Institute
Matthew McAreavey RBAI Instonians
Matthew McLearnon Wallace High School Lisnagarvey
Lukas Moles Banbridge Academy Banbridge
Peter Montgomery Wesley College Three Rock Rovers
Max Nicholson Banbridge Academy Banbridge
Oskar Nielson Glendalough School Avoca
Robert Olden Midleton College Cork C of I
George Palmer RBAI Instonians
Oscar Pasley The High School Three Rock Rovers
Zach Silverman St Andrew’s College Three Rock Rovers
Harry St Leger St Columba’s College Corinthians
Milo Thompson Wallace High School Lisnagarvey
Ryan Williams Newtown Waterford

The following players will be invited to regional training sessions.

JJ Holley Bangor Grammar Bangor
Gearoid Cashman CBC Cork Cork C of I
Sean Landy Bandon Grammar Cork Harlequins
Alan Buttimer Bandon Grammar Bandon
Matthew Carry Ashton Midleton
William McInerney Newtown Waterford









UCD 2  (Samuel Walker 40  MINS, Josh Filgas  70 MINS)

MONKSTOWN  2  (David Cole  3 MINS,  Lee Cole 70, MINS)


YMCA  1  (Ross Henderson 26    MINS)

BANBRIDGE   4  (Philip Brown 2  MINS, Josh Moffett 38 MINS, Louis Rowe 48  MINS, Sam Farson  54  MINS)


ANNADALE  2 (Spencer Pinion 24 MINS, & 59 MINS)

GLENNANE  2  (Brad Venter  40 MINS, Jason Rogan 42 MINS)




Things were originally due to  get underway on Friday night where there was an Ulster derby scheduled in Shawsbridge, Belfast as tenth placed Instonians, were due to host second placed Lisnagarvey. That game was supposed to take place on Friday but was postponed due to a frozen pitch.



A nine goal thriller in this top of the hill derby at St. Columba’s College where Corinthians had the edge over near neighbours Three Rock Rovers. This game produced two different hat-trick heroes one per team which we will get to shortly. Tristan Cooke opened the scoring for the hosts in the fifth minute. Davy Howard opened his account for Corinthians with the second goal of the game converting a penalty corner in the  thirteenth minute. Peter Caruth converted another penalty corner to leave Corinthians 3-0 ahead in the twentieth minute before Monkstown responded through Ryan Spencer from open play in the twenty-first minute.

Ben Johnson opened his account for Rovers with their second of the match from a converted penalty corner in the twenty-fourth minute to leave the lead down to one, Corinthians leading 3-2. An action packed first half was far from over however as in the twenty-ninth minute Corinthians were awarded the first of two penalty strokes of the day. Davy Howard converted to leave Corinthians 4-2 at half-time.

Ben Johnson got his second of the game for Rovers in the forty-fifth minute converting a penalty corner to leave the score Corinthians 4 Three Rock Rovers 3. Davy Howard completed his hat-trick for Corinthians when they were awarded their second penalty stroke of the game in the sixtieth minute which he scored 5-3 to Corinthians.  Ben Johnson completed his hat-trick for Three Rock Rovers in the sixty-eighth minute when he converted a penalty corner to leave the final score Corinthians 5 Three Rock Rovers 4.



Monkstown took the lead early on through David Cole who scored from open play in the third minute. Monkstown looked comfortable early on and managed to hold on to this lead until half time.

UCD got back on terms through a goal by Samuel Walker from open play in the fortieth minute to bring UCD back to 1-1. UCD were back in the game as a contest and both teams came close to adding to their tallies without being able to apply the finishing touch.

UCD took the lead in the final minute when Josh Filgas scored from open play to leave the Students 2-1 in the final seconds of the game and then Monkstown were awarded a penalty corner in the dying seconds of the final  minute and then the final whistle blew meaning the penalty corner would be the final act of the game.

UCD: Ross Clarke, Samuel Ryder, Kevin O’Dea (C), Josh Filgas, Samuel Walker, Adam Luke Galbraith, Callum Hewat, Josh Gill, Harry Lynch, Bryan Smyth, Mark Collins SUBS USED: Mark Smyth (6 mins), Andrew Fox (9 mins), Alex Lynch (12 mins), Alan Sothern(12 mins)

MONKSTOWN: David Fitzgerald, David Carson, Lee Cole, Jeremy Duncan, Geoff Cole (C), David Cole, Daniel O’Donovan, Stephen Cole, David Vincent, Karl Lynch, Theo Kohlmann SUBS USED: Lee Coile (4 mins), Sam Hohn (4 mins ), Mark Gibbons (5),  Alex Murphy (8 mins)


The visitors, who are the current league leaders as well as the defending champions took the lead in the second minute. Ross Henderson equalised for YMCA in the twenty-sixth  minute converting a penalty corner making it 1-1.

Banbridge restored their lead in the thirty-eighth minute with Josh Moffett converting a penalty corner to make the score YMCA 1 Banbridge 2.

A great solo run by Louis Rowe in the forty-eighth minute resulted in a field goal for Banbridge to increase their lead to 3-1.

Another penalty corner successfully converted by  Sam Farson in the fifty-fourth minute sealed victory for Banbridge on a 4-1 scoreline,



Annadale picked up a point when it looked like they were going to pick up nothing in this game against Glenanne played at Jordanstown. Far from being a passenger, Spencer Pinion was the driving force behind them securing a precious League point.

Pinion converted a penalty corner in the twenty-fourth minute to give Annadale the lead. Glenanne trailed by this single goal at the half time break. Glenanne drew level and surged into the lead with two goals in three minutes in the third quarter.

Brad Venter equalised for Glenanne with a goal from open play in the fortieth minute. Jason Rogan’s goal from open play put Glenanne 2-1 up in the forty-second minute.

Just when it looked like Glenanne were going to escape with an away win, that man Spencer Pinion converted a penalty corner in the fifty-ninth minute to secure a share of the spoils. It finished Annadale 2 Glenanne 2




RAILWAY UNION  1 (Kate Dillon 43, MINS)

MONKSTOWN  1    (Suzanne Kelly 34 MINS)


UCD  3 (Sophie Kidd 37 MINS, Sarah McAuley 43  MINS & 70 MINS)

CATHOLIC INSTITUTE 2   (Naomi Carroll 20 MINS, Ciara Moloney 69 MINS)


OLD ALEXANDRA   2  (Robyn Hetherington 8 MINS, Bethany Russ 28 MINS)

LORETO   4 (Rachel Kelly  3 MINS, Síofra O’Brien 5  MINS, Caitlin Sherin 33 MINS, Christina Hamill 51 MINS)


PEMBROKE WANDERERS  2 (Aisling Naughton 26 MINS, Emily Beatty 33 MINS)



PEGASUS  1 (Shirley Mc Cay)




Traditionally slow starting Monkstown drew first blood in this encounter at Park Avenue. A converted penalty by Suzy Kelly in the thirty fourth minute was enough to put the Town 1-0 ahead.

It was a lead they maintained until half -time. Railway Union responded with a goal from open play on forty-three minutes from former international Kate Dillon. 1-1 and there was to be no further scoring in the game for either side. Another two points dropped by Railway Union who have managed to collect only 1 out of a possible 6 points from their back to back home games this week.



In a closely fought encounter at Belfield, UCD and Catholic Institute played out a scoreless first quarter. Insta took the lead against the run of play when Naomi Carroll scored from open play in the twentieth minute. It was a lead they held onto until half time. Sophie Kidd from open play scored for the fourth consecutive game in the thirty seventh minute to put UCD on level terms 1-1. In the forty third minute, Sarah McAuley, who has been pushed into midfield in recent week due to an injury crisis in that sector, scored her first of the game converting a penalty corner to put UCD  2-1 ahead.

UCD held onto the lead until well into the fourth quarter. In an explosive final couple of minutes, Catholic Institute looked to have done enough to secure a draw when Ciara Moloney scored in the sixty-ninth minute converting a penalty corner to make the score 2-2. But in the final minute, Sarah McAuley became game keeper turned poacher, by grabbing her second goal of the game with a goal from open play to put UCD 3-2 ahead. There was very little time left after she scored and the Students held out for only their third league win of the season. It finished UCD 3 Catholic Institute 2.

UCD: Erika Gallagher,  Katie-Jane Marshall, Emma Paul (C), Lucy Crowe, Anna McCarthy, Sarah McAuley, Lauren Moore, Mikayla Power, Ali Griffin, Sophie Kidd, Lauren Johnston SUBS USED: Aine Naughton (9 mins), Katharine Egan (9 mins),  Kate Ryan (10 mins), Emma Montgomery (7 mins)

CATHOLIC INSTITUTE: Pamela Smithwick-Hearne,  Aoife Hickey, Emilie Ryan Doyle, Jennifer Clein, Michelle Barrett, Leah Clery, Ciara Moloney, Naomi Carroll, Tory Byrne, Eimear Ryan (C), Anna Horan SUBS USED: Aoibheann Collins 6 mins), Laura Foley (6 mins), Sarah Fitzgerald (8 mins)


This game’s start time was put back by an hour following an early morning pitch inspection in order to give the pitch extra time to thaw out following an overnight frost.

Loreto got out of the blocks early scoring in the third minute through a goal from open play by Rachel Kelly. Siofra O’Brien added another from open play in the fifth minute to leave Loreto leading 2-0. Robyn Hetherington responded for Old Alexandra in the eighth minute with her goal from open play to leave the score Old Alex 1 Loreto 2.  And  Old Alexandra had restored parity by the twenty eighth minute when Bethany Russ scored again from open play to level at 2-2.  Loreto went back in front just before the break when Caitlin Sherin converted a penalty corner in the thirty-third minute. Half time score Old Alex 2 Loreto 3. Loreto sealed the win with the only goal of the second half. Christina Hamill’s goal from open play in the fifty-first minute leaving the final score Old Alex 2 Loreto 4. Loreto maintain their 100% record widening the gap at the top of the table.



Two first half goals for the hosts were enough to secure all the points at Serpentine Avenue where Pembroke Wanderers secured a 2-0 win over Ulster Elks. Aisling Naughton scored a goal from open play to give Pembroke the lead in the twenty-sixth minute.

Emily Beatty scored their second of the game from open play in the thirty-third minute and Wanderers led 2-0 at half-time. Despite their best efforts Elks were unable to breach the Wanderers defence in either quarter after the break and the game finished as it had ended after the second quarter. Pembroke Wanderers 2 Ulster Elks 0



Fresh from their midweek win over Ulster Elks, Pegasus hosted bottom of the table Corinthians, confident that a win against the side yet to register a League point would close the gap on eighth for them.

And despite a very tight and closely fought encounter with only a single goal deciding matters their confidence was well founded. In the end it took a penalty stroke to decide matters. Ireland’s most capped international in any sport Shirley McCay made no mistake and secured a second win in four days for Pegasus. It finished Pegasus 1 Corinthians 0












The Belfast derby between Ulster Elks and Pegasus went the way of the visitors who before the game were in a lowly ninth place in the table.

The game which took place at the Ulster University sportsgrounds at Jordanstown began with the hosts taking an early lead through Chloe Stewart’s field goal in the  ninth minute.

Pegasus reacted with a field goal of their own in the twenty-seventh minute converted by Erin Pim.

Sophie McDowell gave Pegasus a 2-1 lead when she converted a penalty corner in the thirtieth minute.

A minute later Pegasus where even further ahead thanks to a field goal from Taite Doherty and they led 3-1.

It was Ulster Elks 1 Pegasus 3 at half time.

Despite the best efforts of the Elks and a goal from Jessica McMaster in the sixty-forth minute from open play, it was Pegasus who went home will all three points on a final score of Ulster Elks 2 Pegasus 3




Home advantage sometimes counts for nothing when the opposition are from literally down the road, or so this Dublin derby went.

Old Alex took the lead when Elva Kerr scored from open play in the sixteenth minute.

Pembroke Wanderers equalised just before the break through a goal from open play  scored by Aisling Naughton.

Shortly after the half time break  Sarah Young gave the visitors the lead in the thirty-sixth minute.




Top of the table Loreto increased their lead  in first place over Railway Union after a 6-2 win over bottom of the table Corinthians.

Sarah Torrans opened the scoring with a field goal for Loreto in the fifth minute. Rachel Kelly also scored a field goal in the sixth minute to mkae it 2-0 to Loreto.

Yasmin Pratt converted a penalty corner in the twenty-sixth minute to leave the score 3-0 to Loreto.

Sarah Torrans grabbed her second of the match to make it 4-0 from open play in the thirty-third minute.

Laura Motyer got Corinthians on the scoreboard with a converted penalty corner in the thirty fifth minute to leave the half time score Loreto 4 Corinthians 1

Caitlin Sherin made the score 5-1 for Loreto with a converted penalty corner in the forty-ninth minute.

Captain Sophie Maleady made it 5-2 when she grabbed a second goal for Corinthians from open play in the fifty-second minute.

Síofra O’Brien grabbed the final goal of the game for Loreto in the sixty ninth minute from open play to leave the final score Loreto 6 Corinthians 2

LORETO: Elizabeth Murphy, Hannah McLaughlin, Christina Hamill, Lisa Mulcahy, Grace McLoughlin, Caoimhe Perdue, Yasmin Pratt, Sarah Torrans, Nicola Torrans, Síofra O’Brien, Caitlin Sherin SUBS USED: Aisling Murray (5 mins), Mia Jennings (c) (8 Mins), Grace Donald (7 mins), Hannah Matthewes (4 mins), Rachel Kelly (5 mins)

CORINTHIANS: Bernie Van Wyk, Amber Kinlan, Ashleigh Thomas, Georgie Fottrell, Lynne Pomeroy, Laura Motyer, Sophie Barnwell, Sharon Seaton, Isabelle Maleady, Camila Arbulo, Christine Wagenaar SUBS USED:  Ava Malkeady (5 mins), Annabel Squires (6 mins), Leanne Kelly (5 mins), Christine Powell (9 mins)

U16 and U18 Boys Interprovincial Finals.


ULSTER U16 – 1


The two sides seemed evenly matched in the early stages and produced a tight and cagey first quarter and there were no goals.

Leinster went ahead with a first goal by their captain Alfie Le Quesne, who converted a penalty corner in the nineteenth minute.

Leinster were 1-0 up. But Ulster got on the scoresheet just before half time their captain Edward Irwin scoring from a penalty corner in the twenty seventh minute.

Leinster added to their tally in the fiftieth minute through Robert O’Brien whose goal from open play gave Leinster a restored lead of 2-1.

Leinster increased their lead when Captain Alfie LeQuesne got his second of the match from a penalty corner to put them 3-1 against Ulster in the fifty sixth minute.
Leinster put the game to bed in the final quarter when David Rankin scored from open play in the sixty fifth minute and made it 4-1.  Despite the scoreline Ulster’s goalkeeper, Benjamin Patterson was outstanding for the Ulster side between the posts. Leinster are the 2023 Interprovincial U16 Boys champions.

LEINSTER U16: Dylan Evans GK, Alfie Le Quesne (capt.), Noa Mulvey, Toby Slye-O’Connell, David Rankin, Jake Fulton, Johnny Woods, Oliver Graham, Robert O’Brien, Louis Rothwell, Conor Fox SUBS USED: Milo Dagg (5 mins), Lee Mc Mullen (6 mins), Luc Mc Kiernan (6 mins), Riagan Dunne (7 mins), Simon Montgomery (7 mins)

ULSTER U16: Benjamin Patterson (GK), Edward Irwin (Capt.), Toby Lyons, Seb Holly, Harry Thompson, Ethan Redford, Isaac Kelso, Finn Thompson, Robbie McAreavey, Charlie Taylor, James Barbour SUBS USED: Matthew Lunn (11 mins), Daniel McKee ( 13 mins), Matt Barrett (15 mins), Riley Marney (18 mins), Jack Mayne (22 mins), Charlie Costello (36 mins)

ULSTER U18 – 3


The final game in the Under 18 Boys interprovincial took place at Havelock Park, Banbridge when Ulster took on Leinster on Sunday afternoon.

Captain Tom Archbold led by example and scored the first goal of the game from open play on twenty three minutes. Leinster responded through a field goal from Kevin McKeown in the thirty seventh minute to level it at 1-1. Ulster restored their lead in the fiftieth minute with converted penalty corner from Ben Law 2-1.

Jack Geraghty got the Leinster men back on level terms with a converted penalty corner in the sixty-fifth minute. Ulster won the Under 18’s Interprovincial championship when Matthew McAreavey scored from open play to leave the final score Ulster 3 Leinster 2.

ULSTER  U18: Denver Goldbey (GK),  Adam Duffield, Michael Hollway, Harvey Begg, Max Nicholson, George Palmer, Milo Thompson, Lukas Moles, Matthew Mc Areavey, Tom Archbold (capt.)  SUBS USED: James McCoy (GK) 36 mins, Sean McMillan (12 mins), Ben Law (10 mins), Ethan Clothworthy (10 mins), Robbie Brown (8 mins), JJ Holley (8 mins)

LEINSTER U18: James Coffey(GK), Harry St. Leger, Oscar Pasley, Peter Montgomery, Zach Silverman, Kevin McKeown, Liam Walsh, Scott Kenny, Jack Geraghty, Jack Watchorn, Max Caulwell  SUBS USED: Oskar Nielsen (GK) (36 mins), Niall Ryan Doyle (4 mins), Hugo Faulkner (6 mins), Willam Knatchbull (6 mins), Liam RIchardson (10 mins), Jack Fairmaner (13 mins),  Philip Cole (36 mins)





Railway Union suffered their second League defeat of the season and their first at home on Sunday afternoon as they lost 0-1 to Catholic Institute in their Round 9 EYHL Women’s Division tie. In a close contest played in a great spirit, chances were not that forthcoming in the first quarter, which ended scoreless. The only goal of the game happened in the twenty third minute when Ireland international Naomi Carroll converted her penalty corner and it proved to be the only goal of the game. Railers could find no way past former international goalkeeper Pamela Smithwick-Hearne and it proved a frustrating afternoon for the home side. For the visitors a very important three points. With the remaining matches in this round taking place on Wednesday and Thursday it could take till the end of the week to realise the impact this win may have on the standings. For Catholic Institute, following their win on Saturday against Pegasus, six points out of a possible six is a great return from these back to back games. Final score Railway Union 0 Catholic Institute 1 .

RAILWAY UNION: Emma Buckley, Orla Patton, Sarah Patton, Niamh Carey, Katie Fearon, Michelle Carey, Lisa McCarthy,  Aebhfinn Burke, Emma Smyth (C),  Niamh Shaw, Saoirse Griffin SUBS USED: Holly Jenkinson (5 mins), Orla Fox (7 mins), Jenny Long (7 mins), Kate Lloyd (8 mins), Ailish Long (8 mins),

CATHOLIC INSTITUTE: Pamela Smithwick-Hearne, Roisin Begley, Aoife Hickey, Naomi Carroll, Leah Clery, Ciara  Moloney, Tory Moloney, Eimear Ryan(C), Michelle Barrett,  Anna Horan, Emilie Ryan Doyle,  Jennifer Clein,  SUBS USED: Seodhna Dervan (4 mins), Aoibheann Collins (4 mins) , Laura Foley (4 mins), Sarah Fitzgerald, (6 mins).