The women’s Irish Senior Cup second round is the highlight of the weekend action back home while Ireland’s men reflect on their battling display in going down 2-1 to tournament favourites Australia at the World Cup in India.
Two of Ulster and Irish hockey’s budding stars will be in direct opposition in Wednesday’s McCullough Cup semi-finals as Lisnagarvey strikers Troy Chambers and Oliver Kidd set their club allegiances aside and go head-to-head in Lisburn.
Local Banbridge hockey stars Eugene Magee and Matthew Bell have been selected to represent Ireland at the upcoming hockey World Cup being staged in Bhubaneswar India from November 28 until December 16.
Banbridge Academy Boys’ Hockey 1st XI bid to win the All-Ireland Schoolboy Championships for a sixth time when they played Newtown School from Waterford in the final last Friday, proved one step too far.
It’s often said that there’s no substitute for playing and Vanessa Beattie (formerly Surgeoner) is living proof of the old adage, having been forced to take a year out as she bids to recover from injury and line out for Pegasus once again.