1st XI Stats 2014 - 15
Irish Hockey League Finals Gallery
Women’s Irish Hockey League
Pegasus 1 (S Ferris) Loreto 1 (A Meeke); Pegasus win 4-2 on a shoot-out
Pegasus snatched their second Irish Hockey League title from Loreto’s grasp as their cool heads in the shoot-out and defensive resilience saw them win out at Grange Road.
Had it been decided on points, Loreto would have won at a canter but their inability to make chances stick cost them dearly in a tie they bossed for long periods.
Natalie Pinkerton and Hannah Grieve were superb in defence while goalkeeper of the tournament Ayeisha McFerran was unbeatable between the posts. Steph Thompson was a dynamo in midfield while Alex Speers showed her experience – having won the title previously once with Pegasus and twice with Railway Union, – down the final stretch.
It meant the good approach work of Nicci Daly and Hayley Mulcahy went without reward for the most part. An early penalty corner was upgraded to a stroke for a deliberate back-stick but defensive lynch-pin, so often Loreto’s key player, Hannah Matthews saw her shot tipped onto the post by McFerran.
Matthews did play a key role in the Dubliners’ goal three minutes into the second half, applying the power for Ali Meeke to deflect into the roof of the net.
But Pegasus hung tough and took one of their rare chances when Vanessa Surgeoner stole the ball high up the pitch, following a poor pass from Matthews, getting it to Speers on the right baseline. She picked out the experienced Suzanne Ferris to pop home from close range for the equaliser.
It came in the 62nd minute, the same time that Surgeoner had struck the winner in Saturday’s 2-1 semi-final victory against reigning champions UCD.
Once again, Loreto had their chances to win the game in normal time with a couple of penalty corners in the last minute and also in silver goal extra time.
Pegasus held on, leading to a shoot-out in which the Ulster side had the advantage from the start as Niamh Small rolled wide and Matthews dinged the crossbar. Pegasus had Steph Thompson, Ruth Maguire, Kate McConnell and Robyn Chambers all on target scoring their shoot-outs to eventually win back the title they last won in 2011.
|10/09/14||P.down||Home||Shield||6-1||Nessa 4, Suz 2|
|13/09/14||Elks||Away||Shield||1-6||Nessa 3, Roo, Robyn, Steph|
|26/09/14||P.Down||Home||League||3-0||Steph, Taite, Suz|
|25/10/14||R.Town||Away||League||1-7||Roo 2, Suz 2, Amy, Taite, Ruth|
|07/11/14||L.Garvey||Home||League||3-0||Alex 2, Suz|
|29/11/14||Railway U||Away||IHL||1-3||Alex,Suz, Steph|
|03/12/14||L.Garvey||Away||League||0-5||Grace, Kate, Nessa 2, Taite|
|Suz, Nessa, Taite|
|07/02/15||Lurgan||Home||IHL||4-0||Hannah 3 Taite|
|21/02/15||B.Money||Home||League||3-0||Suz, Steph 2|
|28/02/15||UCC||Home||IHL||6-0||Nessa, Steph 2, Amy, Alex, Ruth|
|07/03/15||Ards||Home||League||3-0||Nessa, Suz 2|
|21/03/15||Queens||Away||League||1-3||Suz, Alex, Steph|
|01/04/15||R.Town||Home||League||4-1||Alex, Ruth, Hannah, Suz|
|11/04/15||UCD||Away||IHL Semi||2-1||Suz, Nessa|
|12/04/15||Loreto||Away||IHL Final||5-3||Suz, Steph, Ruth, Kate, Robyn|
Goal Scorers 2014-15
|Grace Irwin Titler||1||1|
Pegasus Win McCausland Light & Rankin Super 9's
Ulster Hockey’s first “Festival of Hockey” was held on Friday 29th, Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st August 2014 at Lisnagarvey HC, Banbridge HC and Banbridge Academy, showcasing the inaugural McCausland, Light & Rankin Cup (Ladies). The Competition was played in “Super 9’s” format, with the top 8 teams in the Premier League (Season 2013/2014) competing for the McCausland Light & Rankin Cup.
Pegasus Flyers 0 - 0 Ulster Elks
Pegasus Flyers 0 - 0 Lurgan Hawks
Pegasus Flyers 3 - 0 Harlequins Hornets (goals Steph, Amy, Kerry)
FInal - Pegasus Flyers defeated the Orange Avengers in a penalty shoot out, to lift the inagural McCausland, Light & Rankin Cup Super 9s.