With forums being held in the coming days to debate the concept of a full Irish Hockey League, Southern Fried Hockey canvassed the opinions of players and club people in Munster, Leinster and Ulster to investigate the key talking points.
Ructions were expected at the top of the table but it was the relegation battle that produced the shocks on a topsy-turvy weekend of Munster hockey.
Bandon’s incredible back-from-the-dead recovery at Belfast Harlequins in the women’s Irish Junior Cup highlighted a busy weekend of cup shocks.
UL's Steph Peters admits she's not sure what to expect from her side as they have the unenviable task of playing their first game in seven weeks against Bandon tomorrow.
Frost curtailed the weekend's Division One programmes but there were big wins for Cork Harlequins and Cork Church of Ireland.
Catholic Institute will look to build on the momentum generated by their hard-earned victory over UCC when they visit Bandon today - but they won't find the going easy in west Cork.