EYHL MEN’S DIVISION 1
ANNADALE 4 (Spencer Pinion 1 min, Owen McElhinney 24 min, Fergus Gibson 53 min & 67 mins) INSTONIANS 1 (Gavin Lecky 29 mins)
CORINTHIAN 3 (Max Neill 7 mins, Ian Stewart 16 mins, Sam Maxwell 33 mins) MONKSTOWN 2 (Davy Carson 49 mins, Lee Cole PS 67 mins)
YMCA 0 THREE ROCK ROVERS 1 (Ben Johnson 18 mins)
BANBRIDGE 3 (David Finlay 10 mins, Charlie Rowe 38 mins, Louis Rowe 45 mins) GLENANNE 3 ( Shane O’Donoghue PS 15 mins, & PC 61 mins, Gavin Gibney 34 mins )
UCD 4 (Andrew Luke Galbraith, Harry Lynch, Ben Stewart x2) LISNAGARVEY 8 ( Matthew Aughney , |Oliver Kidd, Jonny Lynch, Peter McKibbin , Ben Nelson, Daniel Nelson, Matthew Nelson , Andrew Williamson)
EYHL WOMEN’S DIVISION 1
PEGASUS 0 LORETO 4 (Rachel Kelly 4 & 10 mins, Síofra O’Brien 42 mins, Caoimhe Perdue 61 mins)
CATHOLIC INSTITUTE 3 (Aoife Hickey 8 mins, Anna Horan 52& 53 mins) CORINTHIAN 1 (Jessica Mc Grane 67 mins)
OLD ALEXANDRA 0 RAILWAY UNION 2 (Leah Warren 55 mins, Ailish Long 57 mins)
UCD 0 PEMBROKE WANDERERS 0
ULSTER ELKS 3 (Serena Campuzano 20 mins, Bethany Harper 35 mins, Jessica McMaster 58 mins) MONKSTOWN 1 (Chloe Watkins PS 8 mins)
EYHL MEN’S DIVISION 1 ROUND UP
The action began at Queen’s University Sportsgrounds where Annadale took on Instonians in a Belfast derby and took the lead in the first minute through Spencer Pinion, who converted a penalty corner in the first minute. They went 2-0 up through a penalty corner from Owen McElhinney on 24 minutes. Instonians got one back before half time through a goal from Gavin Lecky from open play.
Annadale restored their two goal lead with a goal from open play converted by Fergus Gibson.
Fergus Gibson made the points safe for Dale in the 67th minute with his second of the match from a penalty corner to seal a 4-1 win. Annadale get their first points of the new season while Instonians remain pointless from their two outings so far.
Corinthians took on Monkstown at St. Columba’s College and Max Neill gave the hosts a lead in the 7th minute. Ian Stewart increased their lead on 16 minutes. Sam Maxwell’s goal on 33 minutes left Corinthians 3-0 at half time. Monkstown got back on the scoresheet through Davy Carson in the 49th minute and then were awarded a penalty stroke which Lee Cole duly converted leaving Corinthians leading 3-2 with three minutes to go and that’s how it finished.
YMCA began their home campaign at Wesley College with a visit from Three Rock Rovers
It was the visitors who took the lead through Ben Johnson, converting a penalty corner in the 18th minute which proved to be the only goal of the game. Despite the home side being reduced to 10 players in the 9th minute when Aaron Bailey was green carded, and on 36 minutes when Harry Mc Carthy was green carded and finally in the 41st minute when Scott Ruttle was green carded, the goal game at a time when both teams were at full strength.
Banbridge had their second consecutive home game against Glenanne at Havelock Park.
David Finlay gave Bann a 1-0 lead on 10 minutes. Glenanne were awarded a penalty stroke which was converted by Shane O’Donoghue in the 15th minute to leave it 1-1. Glenanne then took the lead through a Gavin Gibney field goal on 34 minutes to make the score Banbridge 1 Glenanne 2 at half-time Then began the comeback Charlie Rowe equalised in the 38th minute and his brother Louis Rowe scored in the 45th minute to leave Bann leading 3-2 at the end of quarter three. But Glenanne weren’t finished and they snatched a draw from the jaws of defeat when Shane O’Donoghue grabbed an equaliser, converting a penalty corner in the 61st minute and it finished Banbridge 3 Glenanne 3
The Battle of the Blues took place in UCD where the newly promoted students took on last season’s runners-up Lisnagarvey fresh from a six goal margin of victory in their season opener.
UCD’s men suffered a similar defeat at home to Garvey who racked up eight goals this week having gotten seven the previous week. Garvey scored in the first quarter. Both sides swapped 2 goals a piece in the second quarter to leave the half time score UCD 2 Garvey 3. Garvey got 3 goals in quarter three to leave them 6-2 ahead. They increased their lead to 8-2 in quarter four before UCD got 2 late goals to leave the final score UCD 4 LISNAGARVEY 8
Goalscorers for UCD: Adam Luke Galbraith, Harry Lynch Benjamin Stewart x2 Goalscorere for Lisnagarvey: Matthew Aughney, Oliver Kidd, Jonny Lynch, Peter Mc Kibbin, Ben Nelson, Daniel Nelson, Matthew Nelson, Andrew Williamson
EYHL WOMEN’S DIVISION 1 ROUND UP
The EYHL Women’s Division 1 First round of season 2023-24 fixtures got underway at Queen’s University where Pegasus hosted Loreto. It was the visitors that struck first, Rachel Kelly scoring from open play in only the fourth minute. She grabbed her second of the game in the 10th minute. It was 2-0 at the end of the first quarter and remained 2-0 at the half -time break.
Síofra O’Brien added a third for Loreto in the 42nd minute. Caoimhe Perdue made it 4-0 to Loreto with a 61st minute goal from a penalty corner.
Catholic Institute hosted promoted side Corinthians at Rosbrien. The hosts took an early lead through Aoife Hickey and led 1-0 at half-time. Anna Horan made it 2-0 in the third quarter and got her second of the game to leave Insta leading 3-0. Jessica McGrane got a consolation goal for the visitors three minutes from time. It finished Catholic Institute 3 Corinthians 1
Dublin derby at Alexandra College saw Old Alexandra host Railway Union. After a very tight first quarter and an equally tight second it was 0-0 at half time. Railway Union took the lead in the 53rd minute when Leah Warren converted a penalty corner to put them 1-0 ahead. In the 55th minute Railway Union increased their lead through an Ailish Long goal from open play and it finished Old Alexandra 0 Railway Union 2
Defending champions UCD took on Pembroke Wanderers in a derby at Belfield.
It was a bit of a reunion as the Pembroke Wanderers squad had six former UCD players in their ranks most of whom had played at some point under current UCD coach Miles Warren. Both sides have been continuous members of the EYHL since it became a season long League format in 2015-16 season. Also given the familiarity of both sides with each other it’s probably not a big surprise that the game ended in stalemate. And given the high quality of defenders in action in this game, in both camps, probably even less of a surprise that it was scoreless. UCD 0 Pembroke Wanderers 0
Ulster Elks took on Monkstown at the University Sportsgrounds in Jordanstown. And got off to a successful opening day in the end but it wasn’t the start they would have wished for.
Monkstown were bolstered by the return to the ranks of experienced players Laura Pinder and Sarah Greene and indeed took the lead early on when they were awarded a penalty stroke which Chloe Watkins converted the 8th minute. Elks responded in the 20th minute when Serena Campuzano converted a penalty corner. Bethany Harper gave Elks the lead when she scored from open play in the 35th minute and Jessica McMaster sealed the 3-1 win for Elks scoring from open play in the 58th minute. Final score Ulster Elks 3 Monkstown 1