EY Hockey League 2
EYHL2 MEN’S POOL A
Week 4 of the EYHL 2 got underway with two ties in the Men’s Pool A.
BANGOR 2 PEMBROKE WANDERERS 4
James Maginnis gave the visitors the lead in 15th minute when he converted a penalty corner for Pembroke Wanderers. Ross Breytenbach made it 2-0 for Wanderers with a goal from open play in the 30th minute. Bangor responded a minute later when Ryan Burgess converted a penalty corner 31st minute. Bangor drew level in the 43rd minute when they were awarded a penalty stroke from which Matthew Armstrong-Sanchez made no mistake to make it 2-2. Scott Sullivan restored Pembroke’s lead converting a penalty corner in the 52nd minute and Cian Murphy sealed the win for Wanderers in the 63rd minute from open play to leave the final score Bangor 2 Pembroke Wanderers 4.
BANDON 2 AVOCA 6
Bandon had no answer for the firepower of the Leinster Division 1 A opposition at Bandon Grammar school in this EYHL 2 Pool A clash. Hayden Vaitekenas opened the scoring from open play in the second minute. He got his second of the game in the 22nd minute to leave Avoca 2-0. Less than a minute later Christopher Ryan scored another goal for Avoca from open play to make it 3-0. In the 24th minute Bandon mustered a response when Fion O’Leary scored to make it 3-1 at half time. Avoca scored in the 44th minute through Andrew Tutty to make it 4-1. Christopher Ryan got his second goal of the game in the 49th minute to make it 5-1. Fionn O’Leary got his second of the game in the 56th minute to put a bit more respectability on the scoreline, but Avoca finished strongly when Andrew Tutty got his second of the game to make the final score 6-2 in the final minute.
EYHL 2 MEN’S POOL B
CORK CHURCH OF IRELAND 2 CORK HARLEQUINS 2
A Leeside derby, an all-Munster Division 1 clash, and a rivalry going back to early in the last century if not further, this game had everything one could wish for. And nothing could separate the sides after four quarters of hockey at Garryduff. Jonathan Spillane gave the hosts the lead in the 9th minute 1-0 Church of Ireland. Sean Landers 28th minute penalty stroke increased their lead to 2-0. The visitors responded through John Hobbs in the 35th minute converting a penalty stroke. Julian Dale ensured a share of the spoils for the visitors when he converted a penalty corner in the 62nd minute. The final result being Cork Church of Ireland 2 Cork Harlequins 2.
COOKSTOWN 3 RAILWAY UNION 1
Cookstown and Railway Union played out a closely fought two quarters and the deadlock wasn’t broken until the 32nd minute when Mark Crooks converted a penalty corner to leave the hosts 1-0 ahead at the break. Callum Anderson’s goal from open play in the 44th minute increased the hosts lead to 2-0 and Scott Mc Cabe’s goal in the 55th minute for Cookstown probably put the game beyond Railway Union giving Cookstown a 3-0 advantage. Jan Trejbal gave Railway Union a consolation by getting on the scoresheet in the 66th minute with a goal from open play to leave the final score Cookstown 3 Railway Union 1.
EYHL 2 WOMEN’S POOL A
Avoca were originally due to play Kilkenny and Greenfields from Galway were due to take on Cork Harlequins in the EYHL2 Women’s Pool A today. Neither of the two ties down for decision in this Pool took place owing to the involvement of both Avoca and Cork Harlequins in the Irish Senior Cup.
EYHL 2 WOMEN’S POOL B
ARDS 1 MUCKROSS 1
Ulster Premier League’s Ards took on Leinster Division 1 side Muckross in this tie at Londonderry Park. And nothing could separate the two sides in the first half.
Honor Powell gave the visitors the lead in the 44th minute from open play. Ards responded through Ailish Carson who converted a penalty corner in the 52nd minute to leave things level at the final whistle. It ended Ards 1 Muckross 1.
LURGAN 0 UNIVERSITY OF GALWAY 0
MEN’S IRISH HOCKEY TROPHY
KILKENNY 5 BRAY 0
MEN’S IRISH JUNIOR CUP
THREE ROCK ROVERS 4 PEMBROKE WANDERERS 1
UCD 4 KILKEEL 0
WOMEN’S IRISH HOCKEY TROPHY
GLENANNE 4 BALLYMENA 0
GREENFIELDS 1 LISNAGARVEY 5
PORTRANE 2 DUNGANNON 6
WOMEN’S IRISH SENIOR CUP
CORK HARLEQUINS 1 CATHOLIC INSTITUTE 3
PEGASUS 7 AVOCA 1
U.C.C. 1 LORETO 3
ULSTER ELKS 0 CORINTIANS 2
QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY 5 BALLYMONEY 0
UCD 2 OLD ALEXANDRA 1
EYHL Women’s Division 1 rivals Old Alexandra and UCD played out a very closely fought Irish Senior Cup tie at the National Stadium in Belfield on Saturday. There was no scoring in the first quarter. Playing her final game for UCD ahead of her Erasmus stint in Australia didn’t faze Lucy Crowe in any way as she opened the scoring by converting a penalty corner in the 28th minute. Caoimhe Byrne made her return for UCD having missed the first half of the season due to her Erasmus stint in the USA. UCD increased their lead in the 48th minute from open play through Leah O’Shea to lead by 2-0. Old Alexandra like UCD on this occasion were shorn of their Full International players got on the scoresheet in the final minute when Aoife Taaffe finished off a nice well worked move to leave the final score UCD 2 Old Alexandra 1. So UCD go into the hat for the next round for Old Alexandra there is just the League left to concentrate on for the rest of 2023-24 season.
UCD: Erika Gallagher, Aine Naughton, Katie-Jane Marshall, Ali Griffin, Lucy Crowe, Anna McCarthy, Katherine Egan. Emma Paul (C), Lauren Johnston, Florence Maughan, Sydney Weir McErlean SUBS USED: Caoimhe Byrne (6 mins), Leah O’Shea (8 mins), Lauren Moore (8 mins), Sophia Cole (10 mins)
OLD ALEXANDRA: Holly Micklem, Lindsay Power, Paula Oldenkott, Ella Malone, Sarah Byrne, Elva Kerr, Bethany Russ, Robyn Hetherington, Isabella Dunlop, Zoe Hancock, Abigail Russell (capt.) SUBS USED: Allie Hetherington (7 mins), Aoife Taaffe (10 mins)
MEN’S IRISH SENIOR CUP
THREE ROCK ROVERS 4 QUEENS UNIVERSITY 1
YMCA 2 MONKSTOWN 1