Ey Hockey League Round 4 Recap

Round 4 of the EY Hockey League.

Here’s everything you need to know from Round 4:


Friday 7th October

Instonians v Cookstown 2-0

Goals (Instonians: M Watt, T Orr)

On Friday night Instonians welcomed Cookstown at Shawbridge. A tight first half saw both teams level with no scores on the board. Instonians then opened the gap in the third quarter with goals from Michael Watt and Tommy Orr.


Saturday 8th October


Three Rock Rovers V YMCA 3-2

Goals (Three Rock Rovers: H McMahon, A Haughton, J Walker; YMCA: A Walker, S Hyland)

Ben Whelan’s last-minute penalty stroke save saw Three Rock Rovers hold on to win their third game in four outings in the men’s EY Hockey League this season.
It denied YM an equaliser in the closing moments as they came close to snatching a point in a big comeback. The Y had led in the first minute when Adam Walker put his side in front from a penalty corner.
Harry MacMahon equalised when his corner push found its way through the goalkeeper to make it 1-1 at half-time. Rovers then went in front courtesy of a lovely team move which ended with Josh Gill’s diagonal cross getting a touch in mid-circle from Ali Haughton to put the Grange Road hosts 2-1 up.
James Walker added another with a powerful shot after another well-worked move and it looked like Rovers were on course for the points. YM, though, created many chances with Whelan required to make a series of brilliant saves while the cover defence also scrambled away several chances off the goal line.
They got one back with four minutes to go via a Sam Hyland penalty stroke after the corner shot hit a body on the line. And, in the last minute, Hyland had another chance from the spot in similar circumstances but Whelan read his intentions to make a massive save to take all three points this time.

Glenanne V Monkstown 0-2

Goals (Monkstown: G Cole, S Cole)

Monkstown took the lead early on against Glenanne with a goal from G Cole in the first quarter. A penalty stroke in the third quarter put Monkstown 2-0 up.

Annadale V Banbridge 0-6

Goals (Banbridge: C Rowe, J Moffett, J Rowe, P Brown, A Tinney, J McKee)

Luke Roleston got his clean slate for Banbridge against Annadale. The first quarter saw two goals to give them the lead from C Rowe and J Moffett. Annadale held strong for the second quarter and put the pressure back on Banbridge. J Rowe put another score on the board with Banbridge 3 up. The final quarter gave them their final push where Banbridge finished 6-0.

Pembroke Wanderers V Lisnagarvey 1-6

Goals (Pembroke: C Hynes; Lisnagarvey: A Williamson x 2, O Kidd x 2, A Edgar, D Nelson) 

Lisnagarvey opened the game with a goal from A Williamson but was quickly equalised by C Hynes for Pembroke. Lisnagarvey came out strong in the second half putting them up 4-1 at halftime. With no scores in the third quarter, we went into the final quarter where Lisnagarvey put two more in the back of the net to see them finish 6-1.


Loreto Hockey Club V Catholic Institute 0-1

Goals (Catholic Institute: E Ryan)

Loreto welcomed Catholic Institute to Rathfarnham for a tight game. The first quarter saw a good fight for both teams trying to convert but not until the second quarter did Catholic Institute put one past Loreto to go 1-0 up. The score stayed the same till full-time for Catholic Institute to take the win.

Pembroke Wanderers V Railway Union 0-1

Goals (Railway Union: A Bourke)

Pembroke Wanderers hosted Railway Union in a close game but a reverse stick deflection 2 mins into the second half saw Railway Union take the win.

Ards V UCD 3-3

Goals (Ards: Z Malseed x2, E Robinson; UCD: L O’Shea, E Paul x2)

UCD started strong in Londonderry Park scoring two penalty corners in the first quarter. Ards weren’t far behind and levelled it all 2-2 after the second quarter, gaining another goal in the third quarter making it a hard fight in the last quarter. UCD managed to sneak the ball into the back of the net with a final score of 3-3.

Belfast Harlequins V Old Alex 1-6

Goals (Belfast Harlequins: C Whiteside; Old Alex: D Duke x2, M Power, R Heatherington, A Russell, A Heatherington)

Deirdre Duke opened it up strong for Old Alex with a goal but Quins followed close by to end the first quarter 1-1. But Duke put another goal into the back of the net to lead them into the third quarter. Old Alex made the most of their PC to finish the game 6-1.

Pegasus V Monkstown 6-2

Goals (6-2Pegasus: S McCay x2, H Craig x2, Eva Wainwright, S McDowell; Monkstown: C Mena, C Watkins)

Shirley McCay scored the opening goal that saw Pegasus lead going into the second quarter. By halftime, Monkstown and Pegasus had levelled the playing field with goals from C Mena and C Watkins. Pegasus pushed back in the last quarter where we saw 3 more goals for them to take the win.