Clonakilty Hockey Club  won the Irish Hockey Challenge by beating Botanic on penalty strokes after a 0-0 draw. Photograph: Inpho

Ulster Elks book place in Irish Hockey League

Sarah Greene and her UCD team-mates celebrate their Irish Senior Cup final victory over Pembroke Wanderers. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Captain takes Sportswoman of the Month award for March after leading club to three trophies this season

One of the three goals conceded by  Emma Byrne of Ireland in her side’s defeat to Germany. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Lots of wind being spoken by Sky and assisting against our girls in green

UCD and  Railway Union will meet again at Park Avenue, a tie that will determine who wins Pool A. Photograph: Inpho

In Pool B, Cork Harlequins can seal third if they beat Ballymoney

All that has to be decided next weekend is who plays who

 UCD, Railway Union and Pegasus all need just a draw to seal their places in the semi-finals of the Irish Hockey League.

If they are to have any hope of advancing again they must reverse outcome of title decider between teams earlier this month

The Ireland team celebrate after collecting the Six  Nations Championship title at  Stade de France, Paris. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

BOD’s sad farewell added to the emotional wreckage produced by this close-fought game

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