Thursday, January 8, 2009

Irish Hockey Trophy fixtures

Suttonians remain Leinster's last chance of taking the inaugural Irish Hockey Trophy as they host Catholic Institute this Saturday in a rearranged quarter-final from before Christmas.

After back-to-back 3-2 wins on the road against Avoca and Portadown, Sutton play Institute for the very first time in the club's history with their first home tie of the competition. They take the field with a full bill of health though will miss Mukhtar Ahmed and Yasir Islam who have returned to Pakistan.

Victory will gain a semi-final spot on March 7 as well as an away tie in the Irish Senior Cup against Glenanne. UCC travel to Civil Service in the other rearranged tie.

On the women's side, there are four rearrangements while Queen's University have conceded a place in the last eight to Ashton.

Three Leinster sides have home draws with Newbridge hosting Priorians in Naas, Genesis play Dromore in UCD while Three Rock Ladies face Bandon. TRL go into the game at full strength and unbeaten in league action thus far with Brigid Charmant and Suzanne Mellon (pictured) in good goal-scoring form.

Genesis are also unbeaten in league action while division four's Newbridge have just one loss this term. The other game sees the South East's Wexford make the long journey up to Co Tyrone to face Cookstown. The quarter-finals of the competition are due to take place on January 17.

ESB Irish Hockey Trophy (women) Round Three
Newbridge v Priorians, TBC, St Mary’s, Naas; Cookstown v Wexford 1pm, Coolnafranky; Genesis v Dromore 2.30pm, Belfield; TRL v Bandon, 12.30pm, Grange Road; Ashton w/o Queens scr

Irish Hockey Trophy (men) Round Three:
Suttonians v Catholic Institute, 1pm, Sutton Park; NICS v UCC, 2.30pm, Stormont


Anonymous said...

any sign of womens preview for weekend Div 1 ?

Anonymous said...

Jesus, Stephen they don't give you much time around here do they?!!

Anonymous said...

Gwan Institute, doing it for Munster hockey by winning 2-0! Wonder how the Sutts fan who was giving out about drawing Glenanne a few weeks ago feels about it. You know what they say about taking it one game at a time...