EY Hockey League Division 2
The third round of matches in the EYHL 2 competitions took place this Saturday across the four pools in the Men’s and Women’s competition.
EYHL 2 MEN’S POOL A
AVOCA 3 QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY 1
Ulster Premier League side Queen’s University travelled to Newpark Comprehensive School in Blackrock to take on home side Avoca in this Men’s Pool A clash. Christopher Ryan opened the scoring for the hosts Avoca in the 5th minute with a goal from open play. It was 1-0 at half-time. It looked like it would remain a low scoring game after Cody B. Large equalised for Queen’s University in the 48th minute also from open play. Hayden Vaitekenas restored Avoca’s lead in the 58th minute with yet another goal from open play. Guy Sarratt secured the points for the hosts with a converted penalty corner three minutes from full time to leave the final score Avoca 3 Queen’s University 1
PEMBROKE WANDERERS 3 BANDON 2
Munster Men’s Division 1 side were the visitors to Serpentine Avenue to take on their Leinster Division 1A opponents Pembroke Wanderers in the second of the day’s Men’s Pool A clashes. The visitors took the lead through Alastair Smith who converted a penalty corner to give Bandon a 1-0 after 9 minutes. Bandon were awarded a penalty stroke in the 12th minute which Alastair smith converted to make the score 2-0. But their two-goal lead lasted a mere four minutes. Dechlan Bennett converted a penalty stroke for Pembroke in the 16th minute to reduce the deficit. Wanderers trailed 2-1 at half-time. Eric Foy got them back on level terms in the 38th minute with a goal from open play. Matthew Treacy sealed victory for Pembroke in the 58th minute with another goal from open play to leave the final score Pembroke 3 Bandon 2.
EYHL 2 MEN’S POOL B
CORK HARLEQUINS 4 COOKSTOWN 1
It’s a long way from Cookstown to Farmers Cross home of Cork Harlequins out by the Airport. Despite this prolonged journey, Luke Haycock gave the visitors the lead in the 15th minute to put Cookstown 1-0 up. Julian Dale opened his account for Harlequins from open play in the 26th minute to make the score 1-1. He got his second of the game to give the hosts the lead for the first time in the match with a converted penalty corner in the 53rd minute. Sam Dale made it 3-1 to Cork Harlequins in the 63rd minute. Julian completed his hat-trick with another converted penalty corner in the 66th minute to leave the final score Cork Harlequins 4 Cookstown 1.
RAILWAY UNION 0 SOUTH ANTRIM 6
South Antrim returned to Dublin for the second time in eight days and the second of two competitions. Last week they were on the receiving end of a 6-0 hiding in the Irish Senior Cup at the hands of Pembroke Wanderers but this week at Park Avenue it was the polar opposite as South Antrim were the ones winning by 6-0. Lee Marshall got the Ulster Premier League side off the mark in the 19th minute from open play 1-0 South Antrim. Ryan West made it 2-0 in the 21st minute again from open play. Jordan Robinson’s converted penalty corner on 29 minutes made the score 3-0 to the visitors and this was the scoreline at half time. Oliver Patterson converted a penalty corner in the 45th minute to increase the margin to 4-0. Max Taylor made it 5-0 from open play in the 67th minutes and Peter Milligan made it 6-0 with a converted penalty corner in the 69th minute to leave the final score Railway Union 0 South Antrim 6.
EYHL 2 WOMEN’S POOL A
KILKENNY 1 BELFAST HARLEQUINS 3
Belfast Harlequins travelled from the North East to the South East for this EYHL 2 Women’s Pool A game in the Marble City but nevertheless had a bag full of points to bring home with them afterwards. Emma Fraser opened the scoring with a penalty corner in the 9th minute and in the 12th minute dispatched a penalty stroke into the net to make it 2-0. Katie Larmour captained the side and led by example scoring a converted penalty corner in the 46th minute to leave the visitors 3-0 ahead. Sara Browne got a consolation goal for the Kilkenny women from open play in the 56th minute to leave the final score Kilkenny 1 Belfast Harlequins 3.
CORK HARLEQUINS 3 AVOCA 0
The Munster Women’s Division 1 side of the house made today’s double header two from two with this win in the EYHL 2 Women’s Pool A when they defeated their visitors from Dublin by 3-0. A scoreless first half was followed by a largely scoreless third period until the last minute of that quarter when Cork Harlequins were awarded a penalty stroke and Cliodhna Sargent put them 1-0 in the 45th minute from the stroke. Ruby Walsh from open play added another goal in the 50th minute to make the score 2-0 to Harlequins and Yvonne O’Byrne rounded off the scoring in the 58th minute from open play to leave the result Cork Harlequins 3 Avoca 0
EYHL 2 WOMEN’S POOL B
UNIVERSITY OF GALWAY 0 UCC 6
Home advantage counted for nothing in today’s EYHL 2 Women’s Pool B encounters and particularly was irrelevant at Dangan where the hosts University of Galway were schooled in the arts of Hockey by their fellow student side UCC. Emma O’Sullivan opened the scoring for the Munster Division 1 side in the 1st minute from open play. There was no further scoring in the first quarter and Nikki Barry added another open play goal in the 32nd minute to leave the half-time score University of Galway 0 University College Cork 2. Micaela Sanderson converted a penalty corner to leave UCC leading 3-0 in the 43rd minute. Zahra Lowry increased the Leesiders lead in the 49th minute from open play. UCC 4-0 up at this stage and Sarah Murphy made it 5-0 in the 58th minute. Emma O’Sullivan added her second goal of the match to leave the final score University of Galway 0 UCC 6.
MUCKROSS 0 LURGAN 2
Ulster Women’s Premier League side Lurgan travelled to Donnybrook in South Dublin for this EYHL 2 Women’s Pool B clash and returned with all the points on offer after a comfortable 2-0 win. Chloe McCann opened the scoring for the Ulsterwomen in the 32nd minute with a converted penalty corner. Lydia McNeill made the win safe for the County Armagh side in the 37th minute with the second goal of the game from open play to leave the final score Muckross 0 Lurgan 2.
IRISH MEN’S JUNIOR CUP
There were nine ties in the Men’s Irish Junior Cup and the results are as follows:-
ANNADALE 4 PORTRANE 5
BANBRIDGE 13 BELFAST HARLEQUINS 0
COOKSTOWN V AVOCA
CORINTHIAN 3 BANGOR 1
KILKEEL 5 V MOSSLEY 3
LISNAGARVEY V YMCA
MONKSTOWN 8 CORK HARLEQUINS 0
RATHGAR V CLONTARF
UCD 13 NORTH DOWN 2
IRISH WOMEN’S JUNIOR CUP
There are ten ties down for decision in the Irish Women’s Junior Cup and they are as follows:-
BELFAST HARLEQUINS V ATHLONE
CORK CHURCH OF IRELAND V CORK HARLEQUINS GARRYDUFF
GENESIS 1 BALLYMONEY 0
LORETO 4 CORINTHIAN 0
MONKSTOWN 1 OLD ALEX 2
MOSSLEY V PEGASUS
PORTADOWN 0 V PEMBROKE WANDERERS 3
QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY 5 ASHTON 1
TRINITY COLLEGE LADIES V LISNAGARVEY
UCC V NORTH KILDARE
There are two ties down for decision this Sunday in the Irish Men’s Senior Cup
Bandon take on Queen’s University and Cork Harlequins host Portane.
IRISH MEN’S SENIOR CUP
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 4 2024
BANDON V QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY, BANDON GRAMMAR SCHOOL 12pm
CORK HARLEQUINS V PORTRANE, HARLEQUINS PARK , FARMER’S CROSS , CORK 12.30pm