EY Hockey League
EYHL Division 1 Men Round 5
CORINTHIANS 3 (MAX NEILL 23 MINS, 63 MINS; DAVID HOWARD 26 MINS
YMCA 3 (TEVIN KOK 7 MINS, HARRY MC CARTHY 53MINS, SCOTT RUTTLE 70 MINS)
Corinthians hosted South Dublin rivals YMCA at St. Columba’s College and it was the visitors who took the lead through Tevin Kok after 7 minutes. Corinthians responded through a penalty corner converted by Max Neill in the 23rd minute. Davy Howard converted a second penalty corner to give Corinthian the lead on 26 minutes and they led 2-1 at half time. YMCA got an equaliser on 53 minutes when Harry McCarthy scored from open play. Max Neill got his second of the game from open play on 63 minutes to restore Corinthian’s lead at 3-2, but Scott Ruttle rescued a point for the visitors with a last-minute equaliser for YMCA to leave the final score 3-3.
UCD 3 ( ALAN SOTHERN 46 MINS, BEN STEWART 62 MINS, ADAM LUKE GALBRAITH 63 MINS)
GLENANNE 3 (SHANE O’DONOGHUE 32 MINS, 70 MINS ; CONOR WALSH 44 MINS)
UCD took on Glenanne in the National Stadium in Belfield and both sides played out a scoreless first quarter. It looked like the first half might end the same way until the 32nd minute when Glens took the lead through a converted penalty corner by former student Shane O’Donoghue and Glenanne maintained that lead until half time. A Conor Walsh goal from open play increased Glenanne’s lead on 44 minutes to leave the visitors 2-0 ahead. The Students of 2023-24 are nothing if not resilient and reeled that lead back in somewhat when Alan Sothern converted a penalty corner on 46 minutes to make the score UCD 1 Glenanne 2. Benjamin Stewart converted a second penalty corner for UCD in the 63rd minute to level the scoring at 2-2. And they took the lead a minute later when Adam Luke Galbraith got on the scoresheet for the students to leave them leading 3-2. Just as it looked like the Students were heading for all three points, they conceded a penalty stroke in the final minute. Shane O’Donoghue converted this with aplomb to leave the final score 3-3 and a point apiece for UCD and Glenanne.
INSTONIANS 3 (MATTHEW MC AREAVEY 42 MINS; THOMAS ORR 56 MINS; GAVIN LECKY 63 MINS)
MONKSTOWN 6 (LEE COLE 22 MINS, 34 MINS, 49 MINS; MARK GIBBONS 37 MINS, GEOFF COLE 39 MINS, SAM HOHN 44 MINS)
A scoreless first quarter gave no real indication as to what was to follow as the floodgates literally opened as early as quarter two. Lee Cole converted a penalty corner on 22 minutes to give the visitors a 1-0 lead in the 22nd minute. He got a second penalty corner which he duly converted for his second goal of the game to leave the visitors 2-0 ahead at half time. Mark Gibbons increased Monkstown’s lead even further on 37 minutes to leave them 3-0 ahead before Geoff Cole added a fourth from open play in the 39th minute to leave Monkstown 4-0 ahead with half an hour remaining.
Instonians got one back through Matthew Mc Areavey from open play in the 42nd minute to make the score 1-4. Sam Hohn added a fifth from open play to leave Monkstown 5-1 ahead and Lee Cole completed his hat-trick with a 49th minute penalty stroke to leave the visitors in complete control of this game and a 6-1 lead. Instonians managed to grab consolation scores through Thomas Orr in the 56th minute and Gavin Lecky in the 63rd minute to leave the final score Instonians 3 Monkstown 6. Three more points for the visitors as they headed back down the road to Dublin.
ANNADALE 1 (NEAL GLASSEY 14 MINS )
THREE ROCK ROVERS 3 (EVAN JENNINGS 7 MINS, ALISTAIR EMPEY 62 MINS, ZACH SILVERMAN 69 MINS)
Annadale took on Three Rock Rovers at the Queen’s University Sportsgrounds and the visitors took the lead on 7 minutes when Evan Jennings converted a penalty corner . Annadale equalised in the 14th minute when Neal Glassey converted a penalty corner to leave the sides tied 1-1. Alistair Empey restored Three Rock’s lead with a goal from open play in the 62nd minute. Zach Silverman sealed the points for the visitors with a goal from open play in the 69th minute to score his first goal of the season and in the EYHL of his career. Zach, who captained the Leinster under 18 team during some recent inter-provincials, is in his debut season at this level.
LISNAGARVEY 1 (MATTHEW NELSON 2 MINS)
BANBRIDGE 4 ( JAKE ROWE 15 MINS, LOUIS ROWE 17 MINS & 55 MINS , MATTHEW MC KEE 62 MINS)
The first three matches of the current campaign saw Lisnagarvey rack up three wins and score over 20 goals. Last week Garvey were held to a draw . Last week Banbridge were not in EYHL action because they were participating in the EHL against opponents from Belgium and eventually Germany, But while they lost both of those encounters they were not to lose on this occasion. But it looked so different at the outset of this encounter. Matthew Nelson opened the scoring for Garvey as early as the second minute with a goal from open play. That lead only lasted 13 minutes and Garvey would never regain it. Jake Rowe equalised for Banbridge in the 15th minute from a converted penalty corner. Louis Rowe gave Banbridge the lead for the first time in the game in the 17th minute and it was a lead that Bann maintained right through half -time and up to the end of quarter three. Louis Rowe got his second goal of the game in the 55th minute from a converted penalty corner to leave Banbridge leading 3-1 and Matthew McKee from open play in the 62nd minute secured the victory with a fourth and final goal of the game to leave the final score Lisnagarvey 1 Banbridge 4
EYHL Division 1 Women Round 4
RAILWAY UNION 2 ( NIAMH CAREY 54 MINS ; EMMA SMYTH 61 MINS )
CORINTHIAN 1 ( SHARON SEATON 30 MINS)
Railway Union played their “home” game in the EYHL Division 1 game at Grange Road normally the home of Three Rock Rovers on Saturday meaning opponents Corinthian had a relatively short trip to fulfill this fixture and the shorter journey seemed to suit them as a field goal from Sharon Seaton gave the visitors a lead on 30 minutes which they took with them into the half -time break. It was a lead Corinthian held up to the end of the third quarter. Niamh Carey got Railway Union level with a converted penalty corner in the 54th minute to make it 1-1. The winner came from captain Emma Smyth whose goal from open play in the 61st minute was enough to keep them top of the table. It finished Railway Union 2 Corinthians 1 .
ULSTER ELKS 2 (BETHANY HARPER 7 MINS, KATIE MC KEE 24 MINS)
CATHOLIC INSTITUTE 2 (NAOMI CARROLL 10 MINS, ANNA HORAN 66 MINS )
Back and forth was a hit song sometime back in the last century but sums-up this game to a tee. Ulster Elks hosted Limerick side Catholic Institute at the University of Ulster sportsgrounds at Jordanstown and took an early lead through a Bethany Harper goal in the 7th minute. That 1-0 lead only lasted three minutes as Catholic Institute responded through Naomi Carroll who made it 1-1. Katie Mc Kee restored Elks lead in the 24th minute and that 2-1 lead was enough to see Elks through half-time and to the end of quarter three. The lead lasted right up until four minutes from the end until Anna Horan struck a second goal for Catholic Institute to secure a point and a 2-2 draw.
LORETO 5 (SARAH TORRANS 15 MINS; CHRISTINA HAMILL 22 MINS; AISLING MURRAY 32 MINS; SÍOFRA O’BRIEN 63 & 66 MINS)
League leaders Loreto took on third placed UCD at Beaufort. Going into this game neither side had conceded a goal so far this season, but that situation changed as early as the 15th minute when Sarah Torrans gave the hosts a lead in the 15th minute from open play. Christina Hamill increased the lead in the 22nd minute with another goal from open play. Aisling Murray’s converted penalty corner in the 32nd minute sent the hosts in at the half-time break leading 3-0. The more experienced Loreto outfit just put their foot to the floor in the second half and Síofra O’Brien grabbed a brace of goals in the 63rd and 66th minute respectively to finish the game with the final scoreline of Loreto 5 UCD 0. This was UCD’s heaviest league defeat to Loreto in at least a decade and they will need to regroup ahead of their next outing.
OLD ALEX 5 (BETHANY RUSS 18 MINS, AOIFE TAAFFE 57 MINS; ISABELLA DUNLOP 62 MINS; ALLIE HETHERINGTON 63 & 66 MINS)
MONKSTOWN 3 (REBECCA CARTHY 44 MINS; CHLOE WATKINS 46 MINS ; NICCI DALY 48 MINS)
Old Alexandra hosted Monkstown at Alexandra College and after a scoreless first quarter took the lead through Bethany Russ in the 18th minute. It was a lead they maintained right up to half time. In the final minute of the third quarter Monkstown responded through a Rebecca Carthy goal from a penalty corner to make the score 1-1 at the end of quarter three. In the first four minutes of the final quarter Monkstown added further goals from a penalty corner converted by Chloe Watkins and a goal from open play by former international player Nicci Daly in the 48th minute to leave the visitors 3-1 ahead. Aoife Taaffe converted a penalty corner to reduce the deficit to 2-3. Isabella Dunlop got the equaliser from open play in the 62nd minute and a brace of goals from Allie Hetherington, a converted penalty corner in the 63rd minute and an open play effort in the 66th minute were enough to secure victory for Old Alexandra by 5 goals to 3.
PEGASUS 1 ( SOPHIE MC DOWELL 55 MINS)
PEMBROKE WANDERERS 2 (AMY KATE TREVOR , SARAH YOUNG)
Pegasus hosted Pembroke Wanderers at the Queen’s University Sportsgrounds in Belfast and took the lead through goals from Amy Kate Trevor and Sarah Young and were leading 2-0 at the end of the third quarter. Pegasus responded with a converted penalty corner by Sophie McDowell in the 55th minute but it wasn’t enough to deny Wanderers all three points. Final score Pegasus 1 Pembroke Wanderers 2.
Irish Senior Cup Men Round 1
BANGOR 4-2 DUBLIN UNIVERSITY
Irish Hockey Trophy Women
GALWAY 0-7 LISNAGARVEY
YMCA 1-0 BANGOR
BANDON 1-2 MOSSLEY
CORK CHURCH OF IRELAND 1-0 OMAGH
ASHTON 0-2 PORTRANE
GREENFIELD 1-0 THREE ROCK ROVERS
NORTH DOWN 3-4 DUNGANNON
BALLYMENA V PORTADOWN ( AWAITING RESULT)