After a COVID related delay, Sunday 8th May 2022 sees the welcome return of the senior hockey cup semi-finals. All four semi-finals are taking place on Super Sunday, 8th May at Lisnagarvey Hockey Club. The finals will be held on Saturday 14th May at Stormont.
Millar McCall Wylie Kirk Cup
Holders Lisnagarvey have had a remarkable season having already win the EY Hockey League, EY Champions Trophy and Irish Senior Cup. They will be looking to complete a clean sweep of silverware by adding the Kirk Cup. Standing in the way of their progress to the final will be Cookstown, who narrowly missed out on the Ulster Premier League on the final day of the season but have had a successful season having secured promotion to the EYHL1 for 2022/23 season.
In the other semi-final, Banbridge will be hoping to go one better than the last Kirk Cup final in 2019 where they were beaten finalists. They will play Annadale in what is expected to be a closely contested match, both teams having maintained their places in the EYHL1 finishing 3rd and 7th respectively.
We would like to thank Millar McCall Wylie for their ongoing support of the Kirk Cup, the oldest Provincial hockey trophy in Ireland.
Denman Ulster Shield
2022 sees the long awaited return of one of the oldest ladies hockey tournaments in the world. First contested in 1896, this years event represents the 125th Anniversary Ulster Shield. In the first semi final Banbridge will play Ballymoney. Led by Irish Captain Katie Mullan, Ballymoney will be looking for success in the Ulster Shield having narrowly missed out on the Premier League finishing 2nd place behind Ards. Banbridge are sure to provide stern opposition having finished in 5th place in the Premier League.
In the second semi-final, Ladies EYHL side Pegasus will face Lurgan Ladies. Pegasus will be favourites and will be looking to round off a successful season having been the first Irish team to participate in the European Hockey League. Lurgan will be keen to conclude their season with an upset.
Ulster Hockey Congratulates all 4 teams on reaching this stage in these prestigious competitions and wishes all players and coaches the best of luck.
Millar McCall Wylie Kirk Cup – both matches on the BLUE pitch
1.00pm Lisnagarvey v Cookstown
3.30pm Annadale v Banbridge
Denman Ulster Shield – both matches on the GREEN pitch
1.00pm Banbridge v Ballymoney
3.30pm Lurgan v Pegasus
Information for Spectators
Gate fee: £4.00 Junior, £6.00 Concession, £8.00 Adult
The Blue Box will be open from 12pm – tea, coffee, hot chocolate, cold drinks and sweet treats are all available.
A BBQ will also be running from 12pm with delicious local produce making it well worth missing Sunday lunch at home.
LHC Committee and Members welcome you to join them as guests in the bar and lounge area. The bar will be open.
Please use the main car park.
When the main car park is full, please use the overflow car park.
Further overflow parking has been arranged at Downshire Primary School but you should allow for a 15-20 minute walk from this car park to Lisnagarvey Hockey Club.
Police have strictly prohibited parking on the Comber Road or on any nearby roads.
Hillsborough Free Presbyterian Church must not be used for parking.
A limited number of disabled parking bays are available in the main car park.
Buses/Coaches will not be allowed to park in the main car park or any of the overflow areas.
Spaces cannot be reserved.