EYHL Division 1 Men (Round 3)
UCD 4 (Alan Sothern, Adam Galbriath, Mark Collins, Josh Filgas) CORINTHIAN 3 (Davy Howard 2, Robbie Clarke)
THREE ROCK ROVERS 3 (James Walker, Jody Hosking, Ali Empey) GLENANNE 1 (Shane O’Donoghue)
ANNADALE 2 (David Tremlett, Spencer Pinion) LISNAGARVEY 6 (Oliver Kidd, Matthew Aughey, Ben Nelson x 2, Daniel Nelson, James Lorimer)
MONKSTOWN 1 (Mark Gibbons) YMCA 2 (Harry McCarthy, Grant Glutz)
INSTONIANS 2 (Thomas Orr, Mark Eames) BANBRIDGE 3 (Matthew McKee, Johnny Mc Kee, Charlie Rowe)
Newly promoted UCD picked up their first League points of the new season by beating fellow newly promoted side Corinthian 4-3 at the National Stadium in Belfield. The visitors started strongly and exerted pressure early on in the first quarter. The first short corner fell to the Reds but they were unable to convert it into a shot on target and the students survived. Having conceded 11 goals in their first two matches, UCD were anxious to concede as few goals as possible and certainly not any in the opening stages. As the game wore on and UCD didn’t concede they created a few opportunities to score of their own. Growing into the game, UCD took the lead through a penalty corner converted by Alan Sothern. Adam Galbraith scored the second from a field goal within two minutes and it was 2-0 UCD at the end of the first quarter.
Corinthian began the second quarter strongly and dominated possession in the early stages. It was pretty much nip and tuck for the remainder of the second quarter. It was still 2-0 at half-time. The third quarter saw Corinthian on the attack again in the early stages. UCD defended well. Corinthian got on the scoresheet through a Robbie Clarke converted penalty corner in the 41st minute to make the score 2-1 to UCD. Corinthian were awarded a penalty stroke in the 45th minute, which was converted by Davy Howard and Corinthian equalised to leave the score 2-2. UCD were awarded a penalty corner in the 50th minute and Mark Colins put it in at the far post, after the ball rebounded off the goal post to leave UCD leading 3-2. Josh Filgas from open play increased the UCD lead in the 68th minute and UCD were leading 4-2 going into the final seconds when Corinthian were awarded a penalty corner. Davy Howard converted his second of the game. And it was the last action of the match which finished UCD 4 Corinthians 3.
UCD: GK Ross Clarke, Ben Stewart, Mark Smyth, Callum Hewitt, Kevin O’Dea [capt], Mark Collins, Josh Gill, Samuel Ryder, Ethan Flynn, Adam Galbraith, Josh Filgas SUBS USED: Conor Walsh, Sam Walker, Alan Sothern, Harry Lynch, Andrew Fox.
CORINTHIAN: AJ Browne (GK), Neil Pelow, Craig McKay, Robbie Clarke, Max Neill, Ross Howard, Tristan Cooke, Davy Howard (C), Peter Caruth, Daniel O’Dal, Ian Stewart.SUBS USED: Sam Maxwell, Ben Murphy, Max Wright, Josh Greaney, Callum McCourt, Josh Greaney
Three Rock Rovers took on Glenanne at Grange Road and ran out winners by three goals to one. James Walker gave Three Rock Rovers the lead in the 22nd minute from open play. They led 1-0 at half-time. Glenanne equalized in the 37th minute from Shane O’Donoghue’s converted penalty corner. Three Rock regained the lead on the hour mark through Jody Hosking’s converted penalty corner. The points were secured in the 69th minute when Alistair Empey scored from open play to secure a 3-1 win.
Lisnagarvey visited Annadale and maintained their 100% record and made it 20 goals scored in three games with a 6-2 away win. Oliver Kidd converted a penalty corner to give them a 1-0 lead on 12 minutes. Matthew Aughey increased their lead on 15 minutes from open play to put them 2-0 ahead. Ben Nelson made it 3-0 in the 20th minute and added another to make it 4-0 in the 23rd minute. Daniel Nelson made it 5-0 in the 25th minute and Annadale finally got on the scoresheet on the half hour through David Tremlett to leave them trailing 1-5 at half time. Spencer Pinion got a second goal for Annadale from a converted penalty corner in the 58th minute to make it 5-2 to Lisnagarvey but any hopes of a comeback were snuffed out completely when James Lorimer got the final goal of the game for Garvey in the 65th minute from another penalty corner to seal the 6-2 win.
The next match took place at Rathdown School where Monkstown hosted YMCA in the second part of an EHYL double header. A tightly contested first half produced no goals and it was 0-0 at half time. Things got a bit livelier after the break. Harry McCarthy gave YMCA the lead in the 37th minute from open play and Grant Glutz made it 2-0 to the visitors from a penalty corner in the 51st minute. Mark Gibbons got a goal back for Monkstown in the 67th minute but it was too little, too late as YMCA ended up winning 2-1.
The late match took place at Lagan College where Instonians hosted Banbridge. The first half was scoreless and then Matthew McKee put the visitors 1-0 ahead in the 40th minute. Instonians responded through Thomas Orr with a goal from open play in the 43rd minute. Bann restored their lead in the 46th minute through Johnny McKee. But Mark Eames got Instonians back level in the 51st minute, Bann finally got the winner with three minutes left through Charlie Row with another goal from open play.
EYHL Division 1 Women (Round 2)
LORETO 2 (Hannah McLaughlin, Rachel Kelly) CATHOLIC INSTITUTE 0
CORINTHIAN 0 UCD 1 (Mikayla Power)
OLD ALEX 1 (Aoife Taaffe) ULSTER ELKS 1 (Gabriella Scott)
RAILWAY UNION 6 (Ailish Long, Niamh Carey 2, Michelle Carey, Kate Dillon, Orla Fox ) PEGASUS 1 (Zara Malseed)
MONKSTOWN 1 (Jennifer Hamill ) PEMBROKE WANDERERS 3 (Milla Fulton, Sally Campbell, Orla Macken)
Loreto played Catholic Institute in Beaufort and in the first quarter there were no goals. It was identical in quarter two and it was still 0-0 at halftime. A third quarter couldn’t separate the teams but it all changed in sixty seconds in quarter four. Loreto were awarded a penalty stroke in the 57th minute which was converted by Hannah McLaughlin. Rachel Kelly added a second within a minute to seal a 2-0 victory.
In the reverse of their respective men’s team’s fixtures Corinthian hosted UCD at home in EYHL Women’s Division 1. Mikayla Power gave UCD the lead at St. Columba’s College against Corinthians scoring both her own and the team’s first of the season. The goal was enough to secure UCDs first win of the season as the gamed ended in a 1-0 win for the defending champions.
Old Alexandra collected their first League point of the season when holding Ulster Elks to a 1-1 draw at Alexandra College. Elks took the lead in the 17th minute through Gabriella Scott. The lead lasted less than a minute as Aoife Taaffe grabbed an equaliser for Alex a minute later also from open play.
Railway Union indicated that they mean business this season with an emphatic 6-1 win over Pegasus. Ailish Long gave Railers the lead in the 3rd minute. Ireland international Zara Malseed got an equalizer for Pegasus a minute later. Railway Union regained their lead in the 11th minute through Niamh Carey’s converted penalty corner. Michelle Carey made it 3-1 from a converted penalty corner in the 18th minute and they lead 3-1 at half time. Railway increased their lead early in the third quarter through a Kate Dillon goal from open play on 36 minutes. Railway were awarded a penalty stroke in 48th minute which was converted by Orla Fox to make it 5-1 and the scoring was completed when Niamh Carey got her second of the game from yet another penalty corner in the 65th minute . It finished Railway Union 6 Pegasus 1 .
Monkstown took on Pembroke Wanderers in the late game at Rathdown School. Milla Fulton gave Pembroke Wanderers the lead and further goals from Sally Campbell and Orla Macken secured victory. Monkstown responded through a consolation goal from Jennifer Hamill.