EY HOCKEY LEAGUE MEN DIVISION 1 ROUND 10
THREE ROCK ROVERS 4 (R SPENCER 2 MINS, MATTEO ROMOLI 4 MINS, JAMES WALKER 16 MINS, EVAN JENNINGS 21 Mins)
UCD 1 (HARRY LYNCH 60 MIN)
BANBRIDGE 3 (JOHNNY MC KEE 18 MINS & 52 MINS, MATTHEW MC KEE 59 MINS)
CORINTHIAN 2 (IAN STEWART 40 MINS, CRAIG MACKEY 70 MINS )
GLENANNE 4 (SHANE O’DONOGHUE 46 & 50, SHANNON BOUCHER 51 MINS, THEO BOITEL 61 MINS)
LISNAGARVEY 2 (MATTHEW NELSON 53 MINS, JOHNNY LYNCH 60 MINS)
MONKSTOWN 1 ( STEPHEN COLE 20 MINS)
YMCA 4 (ADAM WALKER 6 & 70 MINS, ETHAN MC INERNEY 11 MINS, GRANT GLUTZ 68 MINS)
ANNADALE 3 ( PETER CORRIE 2 MINS, FERGUS GIBSON 15 MINS, OWEN MC ELHINNEY MINS)
THREE ROCK ROVERS 4
Three Rock Rovers were as fast out of the blocks in this game, as UCD were slow to get going. Ryan Spencer had the hosts a goal up from open play as early as the second minute. Matteo Romoli a former UCD player, made it 2-0 to Three Rock Rovers in the fourth minute. James Walker had a third on the scoresheet in the sixteenth minute and Rovers led 3-0 at the end of that quarter. Three Rock added a fourth through Evan Jennings in the twenty-first minute and led 4-0 at the half time break.They did have a fifth effort find the net during quarter three which was disallowed by the umpires. This seemed to spark UCD into action and following a flurry of penalty corners the Students got a consolation goal from Harry Lynch in the 60th minute to leave the final score Three Rock Rovers 4 UCD 1
THREE ROCK ROVERS: Shane O’Brien, Ben Pasley, Matteo Romoli, Alastair Haughton, Ben Johnson, Evan Jennings, Alastair Empey, James Walker, Ryan Spencer, Harry McMahon (c) SUBS USED Sam Rothwell (4 mins), Rex Dunlop (5 mins), Peter Lynch (6 mins), Zach Silverman (7 mins)
UCD: Matthew O’Brien-Holohan, Callum Hewat, Kevin O’Dea (c), Samuel Walker, Adam Luke Galbraith , Samuel Ryder, Josh Filgas, Harry Lynch, Josh Gill, Andrew Fox, Mark Collins SUBS USED: Conor Walsh (8 mins), Alan Sothern (9 mins), Alex Lynch (14 mins), Gavin Gleeson (16 mins), Ethan Flynn (18 mins)
Defending champions Banbridge beat Corinthians in this clash at Havelock Park. Johnny McKee opened the scoring for Banbridge in the eighteenth minute from open play. Banbridge led 1-0 at the half time break. Early in the second half the visitors were level, Ian Stewart converting a fortieth minute penalty corner. Johnny McKee got his second of the game in the fifty-second minute to restore the lead for Banbridge and Matthew McKee stretched their lead to 3-1 with another open play goal in the fifty ninth minute. Craig Mackey got what proved to be a consolation goal by scoring a penalty corner in the final minute to leave the score Banbridge 3 Corinthians 2.
Fresh from their eight goal thriller on Tuesday night, Glenanne added another three points to their total with a comprehensive 4-0 win over bottom of the table Instonians. After a scoreless first half things began to change after the break. Instonians conceding two penalty strokes within five minutes. The first was converted by Shane O’Donoghoe in the forty-sixth minute and his second was converted in the fiftieth. Glens led 2-0 and a minute later Shannon Boucher made it 3-0 scoring from open play. Theo Boitel made it 4-0 with another goal from open play in the sixty-first minute. It finished Glenanne 4 Instonians 0.
It ended up being a very bad day at the office for Monkstown with both their men and women’s first teams losing their respective matches. But it must have looked the polar opposite when Stephen Cole’s penalty corner on twenty minutes gave Monkstown the lead away at Lisnagarvey. Monkstown held on to this lead right up to the end of the third quarter. Matthew Nelson equalised in the fifty third minute from open play. The tide turned finally in Garvey’s favour in the sixtieth minute when Johnny Lynch converted a penalty corner to give Lisnagarvey a 2-1 lead. It proved to be lead they would never relinquish and the game ended on that score line. Three more points for Garvey.
A seven goal thriller at Wesley College where the lead changed hands repeatedly. Annadale took the lead through Peter Corrie in the second minute. YMCA responded through a converted penalty corner by Adam Walker in the sixth minute. Ethan Mc Inerney gave YM the lead in the eleventh minute from open play and Fergus Gibson equalised for Annadale with a converted penalty corner in the fifteenth minute. It was still 2-2 deep into quarter three when Annadale went in front again in the 46th minute through Owen McElhinney from open play. This was a lead that Annadale held onto until almost the end of the game. Grant Glutz equalised from a penalty corner in the sixty eighth minute. And just when it looked like Annadale had done enough to hold on to the point, Adam Walker popped up to convert a penalty corner in the final minute to give YMCA a victory that had looked very unlikely only five minutes before the full time whistle.
EY HOCKEY LEAGUE WOMEN DIVISION 1 ROUND 8
CATHOLIC INSTITUTE 2 ( NAOMI CARROLL 51 MINS, CIARA MOLONEY 70 MINS)
ULSTER ELKS 3 ( KATIE MC KEE 14 MINS, BETHANY HARPER 15 & 54 MINS)
UCD 3 (SOPHIE KIDD 29 MINS, EMMA PAUL 39 MINS, LUCY CROWE 52 MINS)
PEMBROKE WANDERERS 0
RAILWAY UNION 1 (AILISH LONG 51 MINS)
MONKSTOWN 2 (EMILY KEALY 47 MINS , CHLOE WATKINS 57 MINS)
LORETO 4 (SARAH TORRANS 9 MINS, SÍOFRA O’BRIEN 13 MINS, AISLING MURRAY 43 MINS, NICOLA TORRANS 51 MINS)
CORINTHIANS 1 (JESS MC GRANE 45 MINS)
OLD ALEXANDRA 2 (ELENA TICE 26 MINS, DEIRDRE DUKE 37 MINS)
CATHOLIC INSTITUTE 2
Ninth placed Pegasus came to Rosbrien for this League tie desperately seeking League points. They put up an excellent effort in quarters one and two because at half-time it was still 0-0. Naomi Carroll opened the scoring for Catholic Institute in the fifty-first minute from open play. Ciara Moloney’s final minute penalty corner sealed the points for the Shannonsiders it finished Catholic Institute 2 Pegasus 0
ULSTER ELKS 3
These two sides play each other at Intevarsities level most years and when they are both in the same Division of the EYHL it can be up to three times a season.
Ulster Elks who are part college side through University of Ulster Jordanstown and part club side are a unique mix not often seen in hockey but frequently seen in Irish basketball (e.g.Trinity Meteors and DCU Mercy). To add spice to the proceedings there were two former UCD players lining up against them on this occasion Bethany Harper and Leah Maguire. And it was the former who would weigh in on the goalscoring as we shall see shortly. Katie McKee gave Elks the lead from a penalty corner in the fourteenth minute. Elks were awarded a stroke a minute later. Bethany Harper made no mistake – 2-0 Elks. UCD are nothing if not resilient in the current campaign and they responded with a goal from open play in the twenty-ninth minute to trail 2-1 at the half-time break.
Within four minutes of the resumption the visitors UCD were level at 2-2 thanks to captain Emma Paul’s converted penalty corner on thirty-nine minutes.
Bethany Harper from a penalty corner restored the lead for her new club in the fifty fourth minute but UCD snatched their second draw in succession when Lucy Crowe converted a penalty corner in the fifty-ninth minute to leave the final score 3-3.
PEMBROKE WANDERERS 0
RAILWAY UNION 1
These Dublin 4 derbies are frequently close encounters and this one was no different. The 2021/22 League Champions hosting the current second placed team in the League and nothing could separate them at the end of quarters one and two so it remained scoreless at half time. Late in the third quarter the first goal came from Ailish Long of Railway Union scoring from open play in the fifty first minute. There was no further scoring in this tie at Serpentine Avenue and it ended Pembroke Wanderers 0 Railway Union 1. Railway Union maintained their second place position keeping pace with Loreto and not allowing the gap between them to grow any wider.
League leaders Loreto maintained their unbeaten record with another fine victory away from home this time by 4-2 over Monkstown. Sarah Torrans made it 1-0 with a goal from open play in the ninth minute. Síofra O’Brien added a second from open play four minutes later. Loreto led 2-0 at the half-time break.
Aisling Murray added a third goal from open play in the forty -third minute. Monkstown responded with a converted penalty corner from Emily Kealy in the forty-seventh minute. Nicola Torrans made it a good afternoon for their family by making it 4-1 adding to the goal her sister got in the first half.
Chloe Watkins made things interesting in the closing stages by narrowing the gap to two goals by converting a penalty corner in the fifty-seventh minute.
Loreto hung on to win 4-2.
OLD ALEXANDRA 2
Old Alexandra were the visitors to Whitechurch for this EYHL League tie hosted by Corinthians. The visitors took the lead when Elena Neill converted a penalty corner in the twenty-sixth minute. Old Alexandra led 1-0 at half -time. The visitors increased their lead in the thirty-seventh minute when Deirdre Duke converted a penalty corner. Jess McGrane got one back from open play for Corinthians in the forty-fifth minute but that proved to be the end of the scoring.
It finished Corinthians 1 Old Alexandra 2.