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Cork Harlequins did not field against Muckross on September 26 or Belfast Harlequins last weekend in the top tier of the women’s league while UCC and Cork C of I did not travel to Monkstown and Trinity, respectively (stock photo)

Cork Harlequins did not field against Muckross on September 26 or Belfast Harlequins last weekend in the top tier of the women’s league while UCC and Cork C of I did not travel to Monkstown and Trinity, respectively (stock photo)

Cork Harlequins did not field against Muckross on September 26 or Belfast Harlequins last weekend in the top tier of the women’s league while UCC and Cork C of I did not travel to Monkstown and Trinity, respectively (stock photo)

Three Cork clubs have received suspended sanctions following their decisions not to travel out of province for games in the EY Hockey League this month over Covid-19 concerns.

Cork Harlequins did not field against Muckross on September 26 or Belfast Harlequins last weekend in the top tier of the women's league while UCC and Cork C of I did not travel to Monkstown and Trinity, respectively.

All felt such trips fell into the "unnecessary travel" Government advice for level 3 areas but Hockey Ireland received an exemption from Sport Ireland for these competitions.

Not fielding comes with hefty penalties - a 5-0 defeat and home advantage of a future fixture forfeited. Hockey Ireland suspended those sanctions, but they'll kick in if there is a subsequent breach this season.