Trevor Dagg’s U16 boy’s team, who currently sit top of the Leinster league, face a crucial quarter final cup battle against YMCA tonight at 7pm in Wesley – all support welcome from Avoca members on the night!
The lads are a pleasure to watch, so it promises to be a good match.
In a first for the club, the U14 boys won the Tommy O’Sullivan Cup which took place in Portrane Hockey Club on Sunday. Trevor Dagg’s young team weathered a series of intense games against Monkstown, YMCA, Corinthians, Portrane and Railway to take home the winning cup. The lads should be proud of their performances, and for displaying impressive sportsmanship and discipline. Thanks to Portrane and the O’Sullivan family for being such welcoming hosts, and to manager Scott Rankin for all his work.
U14 Team Milo Dagg, Josh Carroll, Nathan Gerrish, Cameron Owen, Myles Geraghty, Jack Cullen (gk), Leo Pearlman Spencer, Joel Pedapongu, Piran Mcsweeney, David Rankin (captain). Coach: Trevor Dagg. Manager: Scott Rankin.
The club umpire programme is aimed at engaging with and growing the number of umpires in your club and supporting them to be confident and enjoy umpiring!
Timeline of the programme:
Pilot programme in season 2022/23 across 10-15 clubs
Open invite to all clubs to take part in the programme 2023/24
Intention to make mandatory within all Hockey Ireland affiliated clubs for season 2024/25
Who can be a club umpire coach:
Current or former provincial/national umpire OR
Completed (or will complete) Rules of Hockey online quiz and Fundamentals of umpiring module 1
What training does the club umpire coach receive:
IHUA Club Umpire Coach Course
2 seminars per season (the initial IHUA club umpire coach course counts as the 1st seminar)
The aim of the seminars is to keep the club umpire coaches up to date with the developments in umpiring (new rules etc) and to address any concerns/issues and also to gain their input into improving the programme
The club umpire coach will also be supported by their provincial umpire association and their regional development officer
If you would like to get involved – email Stephen Jenkins on email@example.com
Avoca Hockey Club is delighted to announce that Avoca Ireland is now sponsoring both our women’s vets teams!
About Avoca Ireland Avoca comprises 14 stores and is famed for their award-winning cafes, luxury homewares, fashion, accessories, and gifting ranges. Established in 1723 as a handweaving company, Avoca continues today to produce quality wool products from the original site at Avoca Co. Wicklow. Avoca stocks a wide range of Irish and international fashion brands.
Our wonderful Christmas Ambassadors, siblings Shay and Chloe, are asking you to do the simplest thing, to help children like them and every sick child that comes through the doors of Children’s Health Ireland hospitals and urgent care centres at Crumlin, Temple Street, Tallaght and Connolly.
Their story is so inspiring and heartwarming, one of bravery, love, support and care. “Shay and Chloe’s story is just one of many that makes Christmas Jumper Day so important. This time of year is all about giving, and when you jump into a Christmas jumper, you give kids (and parents like us) the best gift ever… HOPE” say Irene and James, Shay and Chloe’s parents
We need YOU to sign up to help each and every child who comes through the doors of our Children’s Health Ireland hospitals and urgent care centres at Crumlin, Temple Street, Tallaght and Connolly. Your donations will give sick children the very best present and will make a lasting difference for our littlest patients and their families this Christmas and beyond.
So please, on Friday, 9th December, gather your teams together and ask them to simply…….Wear a silly sweater to help sick children get better!
Following on from our previous announcement in relation to the resurfacing of the Newpark Comprehensive School hockey pitch, we now wish to provide an update on the pitch redevelopment.
Resurfacing works that had been scheduled to commence have unfortunately been under ongoing delay, primarily due to supply chain issues related to key materials. Subsequently, consideration has also been given to the risks associated with potential adverse winter weather conditions during construction, as a consequence of the delay in initiating works.
As a result, Newpark Comprehensive School and Avoca Hockey Club have decided that the most sensible course of action given the circumstances is to pause the current phase of development in the short term.
We acknowledge and thank all users and patrons, from the School, Club and Sports Centre for their patience and support over the last number of months.
We are now planning for an implementation of the pitch resurfacing works to commence in Spring 2023. We look forward to the realisation of this project and the benefits it will bring to all.