Week 17 Preview

Harlequins women will be expecting to take all 3 points at home as they get their IHL campaign back up and running this weekend. Ulster Elks are the visitors and they have struggled somewhat this season after a few years competing at the top table.

Men’s division 1 is proving high scoring all year and this is set to continue this weekend. With the men’s IHL on a break C of I B will be at full strength for their trip to bottom side Limerick. Top of the table Bandon host Ashton with their 100% league record still intact. Ashton have seen improvement this season but this will be a big test. The Harlequins v UCC game could prove the tie of the weekend with both sides scoring freely.

In women’s division 1 the big game of the weekend is the meeting of UCC and C of I in the Mardyke. UCC edged C of I in the cup but we can expect this to be another close encounter. Limerick again face Catholic Institute after Inst got the better of them in the cup, Ashton host Waterford and on Sunday Bandon host Clonakilty.

In the Irish Hockey Challenge holders Blackrock will be given a serious test against high flying Belvedere. Clonmel host Wexford hoping to continue their good form in division 1b.