RAPHOE’S LADIES ARE anxiously awaiting news of an Ulster Hockey meeting that will discuss the cancellation of this evening’s play-off against Portadown.
Raphoe, who finished second in Senior 1, were due to face Portadown, who finished bottom of the Ulster Premier League, in a play-off to determin who played in the top flight next season.
The game was due to take place in Cookstown, but yesterday afternoon it was confirmed that the fixture had been called off.
Nine teams participated in the Premier League this season and Raphoe may be given automatic promotion.
They defeated Rainey 3-1 on penalty strokes last month after a scoreless draw, a result that put them ahead of Rainey into second place.
This has been Raphoe’s best-ever season and was their first in Senior 1 following their promotion last season.
A ruling is not expected to be announced until Friday morning, but Richard Tinney’s team could well be top-flight bound.Tags: