Avoca HC 125k Charity Challenge

Two senior players, Cian Funge and Anna Richardson have come up with a plan that involves the whole club. We have teamed up with the Laura Lynn Foundation and Enable Ireland for The Avoca HC 125k Challenge with the aim of raising €12,500 which will be split evenly between our charity partners… All you have to do is take on one of the challenges below and raise funds….easy 😀. We need every member and their families involved – let’s show what a great club we are. 💪

This is how it works:

Open to every team, every player young and old and your families.

You pick a challenge then you have the month of February to complete it.

You use this link (also download GoFundMe) to send out to people (everyone you know😉) to get donations. Post on social media, WhatsApp—everywhere! Make your own posts and updates and use #AvocaHC125k. We’ll pick those up and create combined club updates.


1. Solo: Walk, jog or run 125 kilometres during February
2. Solo: younger and older members can walk, jog or run 12.5 kilometres a week
3. Family Challenge: 125 kilometres for the family, sharing the load and having a bit of fun!

Once you decide, register that you are involved in Clubzap: go to the chat page and find an open chat called Avoca 125k Charity Challenge (see below). Then, in the same way that you register attendance click your choice in the box. That’s it. Easy peasy. Sign up by Sunday.

There will be a short zoom launch at 19:30 on Monday 1st February and a few creative checkpoints along the way. The zoom details will be published in the Clubzap chat shortly.

Post your daily updates, pics, vids on Instagram and tag @avocahc or #AvocaHC125k.

C’mon Avoca – we can do this!

Caroline Daly
Club President

For ClubZap chat – go to the chat page, click on the chat circle and search for Avoca 125k Charity Challenge.

You can copy and paste this tagging stuff for Instagram @avocahc #AvocaHC125k @enable.ireland @lauralynnhospice

January ’21 update

Dear Club Member,

Firstly Happy New Year to you all, I hope you had a safe and enjoyable holiday period.

As you are no doubt aware due to the rise in Covid 19 cases and the extended period of government restrictions we have been unable to start working off the turkey and mince pies on the hockey pitch.

Lockdown does give us the opportunity to perhaps work on different aspects of our fitness and our hockey skills. As a club we have been looking at some fun activities that we can do together virtually and we can now give you the opportunity to ‘workout from home’. In Clubzap and the covid-19 section of the website you can find links for the following

  • Strength and fitness classes free to club members
  • Skills training videos
  • Hockey Ireland’s skills challenge

We would also encourage everyone to get out walking or running (within your 5km) for a bit of fresh air. For those of you of more technical persuasion, there are a host of full HD Hockey Matches and training videos on You Tube, check out FIH Hockey.

Like everyone, we do not know when we will be allowed back on the pitch but it is safe to assume we will continue to have restrictions in place when we do.

I want to take this opportunity to reassure you that we will continue to endeavour to provide as much hockey as possible. Myself and our hard working committee are considering plans for a variety of training approaches depending on what happens next and we will let you know as soon as we have guidance from Hockey Ireland and the Leinster Branch. How the league competitions will run is also to be clarified by the Leinster branch.

I would like to thank you all for your patience, support and understanding at these times.

As always your club captain or section coordinator can be contacted with any concerns or comments you would like passed on to the club committee.

Caroline Daly
President Avoca Hockey Club