EYHL2 WOMEN’S FINAL
ULSTER ELKS 0 CORINTHIANS 0 (2-3 IN SHOOT OUT )
Corinthians added the EYHL2 winners trophy to their Leinster Women’s Division 1 trophy already secured this season by beating Ulster Elks in today’s EYHL2 Final . But they did it the difficult way going all the way to a shootout before being able to claim victory.
In a closely fought opening quarter neither side could score . But not even an Alex Speers green card reducing Elks to 10 players could give Corinthians the opening they needed to take the lead. A second scoreless quarter followed and again despite being reduced to 10 by a green card this time to Bethany Scott , Corinthians were still unable to breakdown a resolute Ulster Elks defence. The third quarter was equally close and even yellow cards for Alex Speers of Elks and Jessica McGrane for Corinthians could not create additional openings for either side in what proved to be a scoreless second half and so it went to a shoot out. Ulster Elks converted two of their allocation and Corinthians converted three of theirs to secure the title. The consolation prize for Elks is that they too will be playing in the elite division of the EYHL in season 2023-24
ELKS: Gemma Ferguson; Katie Craig , Bethany Harper [c], Chloe Mitchell , Lucy McKimm , Bethany Scott , Lucy Craig Shannon Atkinson , Zahra Lowry, Charlotte Beggs, Kirsty McLarnon, Sarah Jane Jamieson, Serena Barr , Alex Speers , Gabriella Scott , Sarah Preston
CORINTHIANS :Bernie Van Wyk; Amber Kinlan [c], Emily McKay , Georgina Fottrell , Laura Motyer , Sophie Maleady ,Lauren McGrane, Ava Maleady , Jodie Douglas, Jessica Mc Grane , Isabella Maleady, Camila Arbuto, Leanne Kelly , Anna-sophia Moller ,Lynne Pomeroy ,Jenny Clarke:
EYHL2 MEN’S FINAL
UCD 1 CORINTHIANS 2
Corinthians added the EYHL 2 winners trophy to their Leinster Men’s Division 1 A torphy already secured this season by beating rivals UCD in today’s EYHL 2 final. Given the women’s team had already done the Provincial/National Double this constituted a double double for the club on this historic occasion. After a scoreless opening quarter Corinthians took the lead in the 27th minute with Sam Maxwell scoring from open play. The lead didn’t last long as a penalty corner converted by Sam Byrne had UCD level again at 1-1. And so it remained till half time. The third and fourth quarter were tight and very closely fought and just as the fourth quarter was nearing it’s end the decisive goal came . Chad Futcher converted a penalty corner two minutes from time to secure the title for Corinthians men and as alluded to earlier the double double for the club. UCD, like Ulster Elks , also have the consolation of EYHL elite division hockey to look forward to in 2023-24.
It finished UCD 1 Corinthians 2
UCD: Matthew O’Brien-Honohan ; Cal Hewat , Ethan Flynn , Richard Williams, Kevin O’Dea, Timothy Cope, Bryan Smyth , Josh Filgas, Mark Smyth , Jay Menelaou, Sam Byrne [c], Simon Young, Mark Collins, Ross Clarke
CORINTHIANS: Simon Thornton; Sam Maxwell , Andrew Sutton, Maximus Neill , Callum Adair , David Howard [c], Ben Murphy, Ian Stewart, Max Wright , Matthew McCabe, Chad Futcher, Neil Young, Max Caulwell , Charlie Beatty , Kristoffer Watt