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Blockbuster Weekend
06/02/2019

Cookstown have a blockbuster double-header of EYHL games this weekend with trips to take on Ulster rivals Lisnagarvey Hockey Club and Banbridge Hockey Club.
First up is a tough trip to Comber Road in Hillsborough to take on Garvey on Saturday at 3pm before the Reds visit Havelock Park on Sunday for a game against Banbridge at 2.30pm.

“They don’t come much harder than back-to-back away games against two of your provincial rivals,” said Greg Allen, the Cookstown skipper. “But we’ll go into it looking to overturn the odds and get points from the games.

“We’ve had some good performances in the Anderson Cup and the Indoor Series, and all the guys who needed rest have had it now. It really is time for our men to knuckle down and show what they can do.

“Obviously as players we really can’t look beyond the Garvey game and in that regard we are pretty well prepared. We’ll need to win or get parity in the individual battles if we hope to get anything from the game.

“Garvey were one of the few teams to get a game last weekend due to the snow and seem to have played very well to get a point against league leaders Glenanne, so they’ll come into it full of confidence and running. We’ll have to match that.
“Bann are flying in the league but have a tough enough game away to Cork on Saturday, so maybe there is an opportunity for us there. One thing is for sure, it will be all about recovery and fitness this weekend.”

Cookstown Ladies had a tough outing last weekend, losing out by 4-0 to Holywood. This weekend they will hopefully have a few senior players back amongst their ranks as they take on Kilkeel Hockey Club at Steelweld Fabrications Ltd Park at 2.30pm.

Cookstown II also face Kilkeel at 1pm at home while Cookstown III have an important fixture against Queen’s Hockey II at Steelweld at 4pm. A win will keep them right in the mix for top spot in JL2.

Cookstown IV are away to Newry Hockey Club II at 1pm in JL3. A win would put the Reds into a mid-table position with three games remaining.

Photograph by Alan Donnelly

Men's EYHL 2018/19
TEAM P W D L GD Pts        
Lisnagarvey 16 12 2 2 26 38        
Three Rock 17 12 1 4 34 37        
Banbridge 17 11 2 4 22 35        
Glenanne 17 9 5 3 10 32        
Pembroke W 17 9 0 8 -8 27        
Monkstown 17 7 2 8 12 23        
Annadale 16 4 3 9 -22 15        
YMCA 17 2 5 10 -23 11        
Cork C o I 17 2 4 11 -24 10        
Cookstown 17 2 4 11 -27 10        
Ladies' Senior 2 2018/19
TEAM P W D L GD Pts
Dromore 19 15 2 1 44 47
NICS 19 14 2 3 32 44
Saintfield 18 12 2 4 20 38
Ballyclare 20 10 3 7 21 33
Annadale 19 9 6 4 15 33
Owls 19 7 6 6 5 27
Holywood 20 4 7 9 -5 19
Larne 19 5 4 10 -23 19
Limavady 18 4 4 10 3 16
Cookstown 19 5 0 14 -43 15
Kilkeel 18 0 2 16 -69 -3