Women's Irish Senior Cup (field hockey)


The Women's Irish Senior Cup is the premier knockout trophy played for by the top women's field hockey clubs in Ireland. The competition is held under the auspices of the Irish Hockey Association, a body that was formed with the merger of the men's and women's Unions in 2000. The Irish Ladies Hockey Union was the first women's hockey organisation in the world.[citation needed]

The logo of the Irish Hockey Association.

Historical format


From its start in 1903, the tournament was played through regional tournaments. The winners of the regional tournaments in Leinster, Munster and Ulster would proceed through to an open draw. Occasionally representatives from the South East Branch and the Connacht Branch also took part. In 1990, it was decided to change the format to an open draw with the top four sides from each of the provinces competing.

Current format


In 1995 the decision was made to open the competition to all Senior Clubs in Ireland with seeding for the elite clubs introduced in 2000, exempting them from playing in the first two rounds, and going a long way to avoid mismatches.

The Final is played in Dublin and is normally broadcast by the Irish national television broadcaster RTÉ.

Finals


(Records are incomplete)

1900s

Year Winner Runner-up Notes
1903 Merton 4 0 Holywood [1]
1904 Merton
1905 Killiney 4 2 Holywood
1906 Alexandra 4 3 Cork Ladies
1907 Alexandra
1908 Excelsior
1909 Killiney

1910s

Year Winner Runner-up Notes
1910 Cork Ladies
1911 Cork Ladies
1912 Killiney 6 3 Knock [2]
1913 Killiney w o Knock
1914 Knock
1915 Killiney 4 2 Knock
1916 Not Played
1917 Not Played
1918 Not Played
1919 Not Played

1920s

Year Winner Runner-up Notes
1920 Maids of the Mountain 3 2 Knock
1921 Knock 7 0 Waterford [3]
1922 Alexandra 5 0 Waterford [4]
1923 Maids of the Mountain
1924 Alexandra Knock Replay - Game 1: 2-2 after extra time[5]
1925 Knock 2 1 Alexandra [6]
1926 Queen's University 2 1 Maids of the Mountain after extra time[7]
1927 Queen's University 2 0 Cork Ladies [8]
1928 Knock 9 1 Maids of the Mountain [9]
1929 Queen's University 6 4 Maids of the Mountain after extra time[10]

1930s

Year Winner Runner-up Notes
1930 Maids of the Mountain
1931 Pembroke Wanderers
1932 Ards 4 2 Cork Ladies [11]
1933 Cork Ladies Dublin University
1934 Cork Ladies Alexandra
1935 Maids 5 1 Instonians [12]
1936 Muckross 4 2 Ards [13]
1937 Pembroke Wanderers 3 0 Ards Replay - Game 1: 1-1[14][15]
1938 Muckross 1 0 Cork Ladies [16]
1939 Muckross 4 1 Ards [17]

1940s

Year Winner Runner-up Notes
1940 Loreto
1941 Not Played
1942 Not Played
1943 Not Played
1944 Not Played
1945 Not Played
1946 Loreto 3 2 Victorians
1947 Pembroke Wanderers
1948 Pembroke Wanderers 2 1 Knock [18]
1949 Pembroke Wanderers 4 0 Owls [19]

1950s

Year Winner Runner-up Notes
1950 Pembroke Wanderers 4 1 Ashton [20]
1951 UCD 2 1 Victorians after extra time[21]
1952 Pembroke Wanderers
1953 Loreto 2 1 Ashton [22]
1954 Muckross 7 1 St Dominic's Past Pupils [23]
1955 Instonians 3 1 Loreto [24]
1956 Loreto 4 1 University College Cork [25]
1957 St Dominic's Past Pupils 2 1 Loreto [26]
1958 Loreto 8 0 Old Ursulines [27]
1959 Muckross 4 1 Ards [28]

1960s

Year Winner Runner-up Notes
1960 Loreto 3 0 Instonians [29][30]
1961 Muckross 3 2 Old Ursulines [31][32]
1962 Victorians 6 0 Old Ursulines [33][34]
1963 Muckross 2 0 Victorians [35][36]
1964 Ards 3 0 Old Ursulines [37]
1965 Pembroke Wanderers 5 3 Instonians [38][39]
1966 Muckross Old Ursulines
1967 Pembroke Wanderers 1 0 Old Ursulines [40]
1968 Muckross 4 2 Pegasus after extra time[41]
1969 Muckross 3 2 Pegasus [42]

1970s

Year Winner Runner-up Notes
1970 Pembroke Wanderers 2 1 Old Ursulines [43]
1971 Muckross 1 0 Ulster College of Physical Education [44]
1972 Portadown 3 1 Muckross [45]
1973 Pembroke Wanderers
1974 Pegasus 2 0 Hermes [46]
1975 Pembroke Wanderers 1 0 Pegasus [47][48]
1976 Muckross 2 0 Pegasus Replay - Game 1: 1-1[49][50][51][52]
1977 Portadown 2 1 Loreto
1978 Pegasus 3 0 Cork Church of Ireland [53]
1979 Muckross Catholic Institute

1980s

Year Winner Runner-up Notes
1980 Portadown 1 0 Belvedere [54][55]
1981 Pegasus 2 1 Genesis after extra time[56]
1982 Muckross Ashton Replay - Game 1: 0-0
1983 Portadown 3 2 Muckross after extra time in replay - Game 1: 1-1[57][58]
1984 Pegasus 3 1 Catholic Institute [59]
1985 Portadown 1 0 Pegasus
1986 Portadown 1 0 Old Alexandra Replay - Game 1: 1-1
1987 Pegasus Portadown
1988 Old Alexandra Pembroke Wanderers
1989 Pegasus 2 0 Muckross Replay - Game 1: 0-0

1990s

Year Winner Runner-up Notes
1990 Portadown Muckross
1991 Old Alexandra Muckross
1992 Pegasus 1 0 Portadown
1993 Portadown 2 0 Loreto
1994 Muckross 1 0 Pegasus [60]
1995 Pegasus 2 0 Muckross [61]
1996 Pegasus 2 1 Muckross after extra time[62]
1997 Hermes 2 1 Muckross [63]
1998 Pegasus 5 0 Old Alexandra
1999 Hermes 3 2 Pegasus

2000s

Year Winner Runner-up Notes
2000 Cork Harlequins 2 1 Hermes
2001 Ballymoney 1 1 Pegasus Ballymoney won 3-2 on penalties [64]
2002 Loreto 2 2 Hermes Loreto won 3-1 on penalties [65]
2003 Loreto 3 2 Cork Harlequins after extra time [66]
2004 Pegasus 2 1 Hermes [67]
2005 Hermes 2 2 Ballymoney Hermes won 4-3 on penalties [68]
2006 Hermes 1 0 Old Alexandra [69][70]
2007 Pegasus 1 0 Pembroke Wanderers [71]
2008 Pegasus 2 1 Ballymoney [72][73][74]
2009 UCD 4 1 Pegasus [75]

2010s

Year Winner Runner-up Notes
2009-10 Loreto 2 2 Railway Union Loreto won 4-2 on penalties[76]
2010-11 Pegasus 3 1 Hermes [77][78]
2011-12 UCD 3 2 Loreto [79][80][81]
2012-13 Railway Union 3 2 UCD [82]
2013-14 UCD 2 0 Pembroke Wanderers [83]
2014-15 Ulster Elks 1 0 Hermes [84][85]
2015-16 Ulster Elks 1 1 Ards After extra time; Elks won on penalty strokes [86]
2016-17 UCD 1 0 Cork Harlequins [87]
2017-18 UCD 4 0 Pegasus [88]
2018-19 Cork Harlequins 2 2 Loreto Harlequins won 2-1 in shoot-out[89]

Notes:

  • a Alexandra College/Old College would later be named Old Alexandra

2020s

Year Winner Runner-up Notes
2019-20 UCD 3 1 Pegasus [90]

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