Hockey Ireland Domestic Weekend Results Round-Up – Sunday March 10

Things got hot today in the EY Hockey League Division 1 Men’s, including a ten-goal thriller as well as one Irish Junior Cup fixture.



In the first of the EYHL Men’s Division matches down for decision Instonians hosted Annadale at Shawsbridge in an all Ulster clash. The visitors took the lead through a converted penalty corner by Spencer Pinion after 22 minutes and they held that lead until half time. Instonians got back on level terms with a goal from open play scored by Matthew McCord in the 44th minute and it ended 1-1.



Ninth placed UCD finish the two round weekend pointless having shipped 9 goals in 48 hours after their visit to Comber Road. When Garvey visited Belfield, UCD were on the wrong end of an 8-4 scoreline and while defensively this may have been an improvement for the second game in succession they failed to score. Lisnagarvey took the lead after only 2 minutes through a goal from Andrew Edgar from open play. Lisnagarvey increased their lead when captain Andrew Williamson converted a penalty corner in the 9th minute. Matthew Nelson grabbed a third goal for Lisnagarvey just before the half-time break. Ben Nelson further increased the lead for Lisnagarvey in the 54th minute to lead the Students by 4-0, Andrew Williamson got his second of the match and a Fifth goal for Lisnagarvey in the 56th minute converting a penalty corner to leave the final score Lisnagarvey 5 UCD 0. For Garvey bouncing back after their defeat to Banbridge. For UCD they stay in 9th place and are running out of games to avoid automatic relegation.



No, you are not imagining things. Glenanne and Banbridge played out a classic game of two halves which evolved into a ten-goal thriller in this EYHL Men’s Division 1 clash played at the home of Loreto Women’s Hockey Club in Beaufort owing to a previous booking for their regular home pitch in St. Andrew’s College. Jason Rogan put Glenanne 1-0 up in the 11th minute with a goal from open play. Banbridge responded in the 14th  minute when Philip Brown opened his account by converting a penalty corner. Glenanne proceeded to dominate proceedings. Shane O’Donoghue opened his account from a penalty stroke in the 20th minute to make it 2-1 to Glenanne. Kevin Venter converted a penalty corner to put Glenanne 3-1 ahead in the 24th minute and they led 4-1 at half-time thanks to a Shannon Boucher goal in the 34th minute and on the basis of their first half performance it was well deserved. Banbridge came out with a different mindset in the second half. Louis Rowe began the comeback with a goal from open play in the 40th minute. Jonny McKee reduced the deficit to two goals scoring for Lisnagarvey from open play in the 45th minute Glenanne now led 4-3. Philip Brown got his second goal of the afternoon converting a penalty corner to level the scoring at 4-4 in the 58th minute and then ten minutes later converted another penalty corner to complete his hat-trick and leave Banbridge leading 5-4 with only two minutes to go. Out of seemingly nothing Glenanne launched a counter-attack and were awarded a penalty stroke. Shane O’Donoghue again successfully converted the penalty stroke to leave the score 5-5. There were some disallowed goals and many other incidents but ten goals in an EYHL League remains something of a novelty.


GLENANNE: David Lawless, Taylor Kelly-Stack, Neil Byrne, Richard Couse, Bradley Venter (C), Luke Jackson,  Shane O’Donoghue, Kevin Venter, Gary Shaw,  Sam O’Connor, Jake Pillow SUBS USED: Fergal Keaveney (8 mins), Jason Rogan (8 mins), Shannon Boucher (26 mins), Marco Gayubo

BANBRIDGE: Luke Roleston, Alexander Tinney (C), Jonny Mc Kee, Peter Brown, Josh Moffett, Charlie Rowe, Philip Brown, Mark Cowan, Louis Rowe, Sam Farson  Owen Magee SUBS USED: Matthew Mc Kee (6 mins), Jake Rowe (7 mins), Hugh McShane (8 mins)



And finally, our last result from the weekend in the Men’s Irish Junior Cup, Rathgar defeated Cork Church Of Ireland 3-2 in the shoot-out following a 2-2 draw in regulations time.