SATURDAY JANUARY 20, 2024
EYHL 2 MEN POOL A
BANGOR 5 – 4 QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY, BANGOR AURORA
A nine goal all Ulster thriller got Pool A underway at Bangor Aurora. Callum Duncan scored from open play to make the score Bangor 1 Queen’s 0 in the 11th minute. Ruben Boyd increased Bangor’s lead from open play in the 16th minute. The Students responded when Conor Irwin converted a penalty corner in the 17th minute. Conor Irwin got his second goal from his second penalty corner conversion in the 31st minute to level the score at 2-2.
Nathan Belshaw restored Bangor’s lead in the 36th minute from open play to make it 3-2 . Andrew Clarke equalised for Queen’s in the 53rd minute with another goal from open play 3-3. Samuel McMillan restored Bangor’s lead yet again on the hour mark to make it 4-3. Harry Scott responded for the students in the 67th minute from open play and in the final minute Bangor sealed a win through Ryan Burgess to make the final score5-4.
PEMBROKE WANDERERS 3-2 AVOCA, SERPENTINE AVENUE
Marshall Puzey put the visitors one up in this game in Pool A . But two goals from penalty corners in the 24th and 40th minute respectively by Jack Flanagan put Pembroke Wanderers 2-1 ahead. David Lynch scored a 3rd goal for Wanderers from open play in the 49th minute a last minute goal for Avoca by Guy Sarratt from open play proved a late consolation as it finished 3-2 to Pembroke Wanderers.
EYHL 2 MEN POOLB
CORK CHURCH OF IRELAND 1- 0 SOUTH ANTRIM, GARRYDUFF
Cork Church Of Ireland secured a win at Garryduff, in their Pool B match against South Antrim through a single goal by Harry Jackson in the 64th minute.
CORK HARLEQUINS 3 – 1 RAILWAY UNION, HARLEQUINS PARK, FARMER’S CROSS
Julian Dale grabbed a hat-trick as Cork Harlequins grabbed three points in their opening Pool B game in the EYHL 2. His first goal was a converted penalty corner after 5 minutes to make 1-0 to Harlequins.
Dale’s second of the game also from a converted penalty corner in the 18th minute made it 2-0 to Harlequins. Jan Trejbal got Railway Union on the scoresheet when he converted a penalty corner in the 21st minute to make it 2-1 to Harlequins. Dale completed his hat-trick with a goal from open play on32 minutes to make the score 3-1 and it remained thus to the final whistle.
EYHL 2 WOMEN POOL A
CORK HARLEQUINS 3- 0 KILKENNY, HARLEQUINS PARK, FARMER’S CROSS
Former international Cliodhna Sargent gave Harlequins the lead in the 15th minute from a penalty corner. Anne O’Farrell increased their lead in the 57th minute from open play and captain Michelle Barry sealed the victory with two minutes to go to make it Harlequins 3 Kilkenny 0 at full time.
GREENFIELDS 0-3 BELFAST HARLEQUINS, SPORTS CAMPUS IRELAND ABBOTSTOWN
Connacht Women’s Division 1 side Greenfields played their home game against Belfast Harlequins at Sports Campus Ireland this afternoon.
It was their Ulster Premier Women’s League opponents who had the upper hand getting all three points and keeping a clean sheet into the bargain.
Susie McCollum opened the scoring for Harlequins in the 31st minute when she converted a penalty corner. Two goals from open play scored in the 53rd and 55th minutes by Emma Fraser secured the three points for the Ulsterwomen.
EYHL 2 WOMEN POOL B
ARDS 1 – 2 UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK, LONDONDERRY PARK
Munster Senior Leaguers UCC travelled to Newtownards and came away with a 2-1 win over Ards. Jane Murphy gave the students the lead converting a penalty corner in the 4th minute to put the Cork side 1-0 up. Rachel Houston equalised for the Ulster Women’s Premier Leaguers when she converted a penalty corner in the 18th minute. But all three points were on their way south when Jane Murphy got her second goal of the match with another penalty corner conversion in the 48th minute to secure the 2-1 win for UCC.
MUCKROSS 3- 0 UNIVERSITYOF GALWAY MUCKROSS PARK
Muckross opened their Pool B account with a comfortable win over Connacht Women’s Division 1 side University of Galway. Jenny Buttimer opened the scoring from a penalty corner in the 39th minute. Mia Phelan Sweeney made it 2-0 from another penalty corner in the 49th minute. Julia Holmes completed the job in the 57th minute with a goal from open play to secure a 3-0 win .
MEN’S IRISH SENIOR CUP
N.I. CIVIL SERVICE 9 – 0 COOKSTOWN
NICS had a comprehensive win over Cookstown in the First round of the Irish Senior Cup. They will be in the hat for the second round draw. Some of the first round ties have still to be played over the next few weeks.