Saturday, January 24, 2009

Women's ISC results

UCD pulled off the big result of the round, winning on the eighth round of penalty strokes against Hermes with Roisin Flinn heroically shook off a nasty jaw injury to score the decisive stroke.

Flinn thought she had put UCD on the verge of the second round when she netted with their fifth stroke but her effort was disallowed due to taking the stroke before the whistle was blown.

Jenny Kinch, however, could not capitalise with Grace O'Flanagan producing a great stick-save and Flinn was given her chance at redemption.

Earlier, Hermes had taken a first-half lead after Nikki Evans evaded three tackles to set up Christine Quinlan to slam home. UCD levelled from a slip left with Holly Jenkinson. Both sides had their chances to nab the win while Lisa Jacob picked up her second yellow in the week to add to the tension in extra-time.

Railway had much the better of their tie with UCC in front of the watching Gene Muller at the Mardyke. Kate McKenna gave the Park Avenue side the lead at the second attempt after she missed an initial opportunity, created by Jean McDonnell after she robbed Eibhlin O'Donoghue.

UCC had a golden chance to level when Hollie Moffett fed O'Donoghue. She looked to have rounded Helen Stevenson but went to ground under duress and the chance was gone.

McDonnell soon after added a stunning strike, smashing home Emma Smyth's pass to make it 2-0 and Emer Dillon got the third to seal an impressive win. Joy was doubled up as Kate Dillon got the only goal in the Irish Junior Cup match between the same sides.

Elsewhere, Loreto recovered from a goal deficit to beat Trinity 4-1 after Lucy Small's early opener. Lizzie Colvin had the game equal at half-time before Nikki Symmons bashed in a pair.

Pembroke are one of two other Leinster sides through, Karen Hales getting the only goal up in Knock. In the late game, Corinthian produced an excellent performance to beat Victorians 3-2, thanks to Leinster U-18 starlet Amanda Walker's brace.

Bray lost to Lisnagarvey (3-1) while division two Genesis' ISC venture is over after a tough trip to IHL side Armagh (8-1).

The Dun Laoghaire side can console themselves with an Irish Hockey Trophy semi-final though they will have a tough task to win it due to the continued involvement of Ulster Elks. The Ulster Senior One side beat Ards, currently second in the Ulster Premier 1-0. French national Philipine Berly got the only goal of the game.

In the all-IHL battle, Ballymoney took a nine-goal classic over Cork Harlequins. It was 3-3 at half-time before Ballymoney pulled away with a dominant second half performance. And, on a bad day for Munster, Catholic Institute were knocked out on strokes by Lurgan.

Randalstown and Cookstown managed to get their game played after a day's delay due to the weather, the former winning comfortably 5-1. The second round draw will take place on Monday.

ESB Irish Senior Cup Round 1
Ballymoney 6 (Nikki Parke 2, Julie Alison 2, Aine Kearney, Lynsey McVicker) Cork Harlequins 3 (Rachael Kohler, Cliodhna Sargent, Rachel McSharry); Armagh 8 (K Stephenson, E Stewart, Rachel Muligan 3, Emma Thornbery, Sarah Holsworth, C Reaney) Genesis 1 (Sarah Larkin); Knock 0 Pembroke Wanderers 1 (Karen Hales); Lisnagarvey 3 (Nicola Jess, Diana Topley 2) Bray 1 (Sarah Scott); Dublin Uni 1 (Lucy Small) Loreto 4 (Lizzie Colvin. Nicky Symmons 2, Cathy McKean); Ards 0 Ulster Elks 1 (Philipine Berly); Catholic Inst 1 (Kym Daly) Lurgan 1 (P Wilson) (Lurgan win on Penalty Stokes 6/5); Hermes 1 (Christine Quinlan) UCD 1 (UCD win on Penalty Strokes 5/4); UCC 0 Railway Union 3 (Kate McKenna, Emer Dillon, Emma Smyth), Corinthian 3 (Amanda Walker 2, Susie Geoffroy) Victorians 2 (Cathy Rogers 2), Randalstown 5 Cookstown 1

Byes to round 2: Belfast HQ; Glenanne; Old Alex; Pegasus; Cork C of I

ESB Irish Junior Cup Round 2
UCC II 0 Railway Union II 1 (Kate Dillon)

* Deryck Vincent's pictures from Hermes vs UCD can be seen here, Emer Keogh's set from the same game are here. Eoin Tyrell's photos from the UCC vs Railway game can be seen here


Anonymous said...

I thought you no longer waited for the whhistle when taking strokes..??

Anonymous said...

CHC won 3-2 in normal time!

Anonymous said...

In a shoot-out, if a stroke is taken before the wistle it is simply re-taken.
If it was a stroke during normal time and this occured it is not re-taken and a 16 yard hit is awarded.
The umpire no longer asks each player if they are ready, but simply blows the whistle to signify the stroke can be made.

Anonymous said...

see rule 13.5 h you must wait till the whistle is blown.

Anonymous said...

Watched the Hermes vs. UCD match (normally would watch mens hockey). Enjoyed the game, both teams worked hard and some good play. Hermes had some good chances but were poor in front of goal.UCD threatened to break away at times,looked fast upfront(wasn't helped when Hermes went down to 10 due to indiscipline). All in all enjoyed watching the match.
p.s.think the first comment was meant to refer to the umpire not asking the striker or keeper if they are ready-there has to be a whistle to indicate when the stroke has to take place.

Anonymous said...

Result Up North Today Randelstown beat Cookstown 5-1

Anonymous said...

I also watched the UCD Hermes game. I thought the flick by Roisin Flinn should have been retaken. She moved before the whistle but did not touch the ball. So I am not sure why it was disallowed. All players seemed to be asked if the were ready before the umpire blew the whistle which I thought was no longer the rule also.