Give Hockey a Go

Yes it’s happening! Avoca HC’s Give Hockey a Go is Back!

You can try Hockey for the first time, pick it up again after a long break, or simply use this to get back into the game.  Great coaches and a fun, friendly and safe environment. Come on – Give Hockey a Go!

4 Fridays 7th-28th August.
Dads & Lads 7pm
Mums & Chums 8:15pm
Sion Hill
€20

You need a gumshield, shin pads and stick. ( we normally can supply some but with Covid restrictions….)

Book directly on our new ClubZap app now or via one of these links:
Mums & Chums | Dads & Lads

Covid 19 questionnaire required as part of application. Booking essential.

Covid Guidance will issue post booking.

Covid-19 Course

Sport Ireland has revamped their free online Covid-19 course – Click Here. The course aims at supporting administrators, volunteers, coaches and participants to return to sport during phase 3 in a safe and practical manner. The course is split into two sections

Section A builds on the previous awareness course and has been updated with the current government advice and guidelines in relation to Covid19.  It also includes modules on the recommendations and guidance from the Expert Group in relation to Phase 3.  The course is targeted at supporting administrators, volunteers, coaches and participants.

Section B of the course aims to support those who have been nominated to fulfil the Covid Officer Role within clubs (and other groups). This section includes specific modules in relation to that role – Responsibilities, Management Plans, Venue Layouts, Dealing with a Breakout, Emergency First aid etc. Participants can choose to complete Section A only or both sections A & B.  Nominated Covid Officers (and supervisors) are recommended to complete both sections.

Both sections will include a test/quiz and a Certificate of Completion.

Overview of Course Content:

  • Hand Hygiene
  • Equipment Hygiene
  • Advice on exercising during Covid-19 & Safe Return to Play Post Infection
  • Safe Return to Sport & Physical Activity
  • Advice for Group Activity
  • Returning to activity in the Great Outdoors
  • Phase 3 Guidance
  • Covid19 Officer Training
  • Staying Informed  

The link to this course, Hockey Ireland “return to play” protocols, Club Declaration Forms etc., can all be found on the LHA website.  There is a new “COVID 19 TAB” on the homepage which is where all information relevant to Covid-19 is easily accessible – Click Here

Director of Hockey

Avoca Hockey Club is pleased to announce the appointment of Rudi Wortmann as our new Director of Hockey. Rudi joins the club at a very exciting time where he will lead the implementation of the hockey strand of our recently reviewed 5 year development plan.

With a wealth of coaching experience from roles in several Leinster based clubs as well as time with the Leinster Ladies squad and both the Irish under 21 Ladies team and the Irish senior Ladies team he will be working closely with the clubs coaches. The development of coaches has been identified as key to developing our players and is something the Club has identified as a priority for the coming years, so current and aspiring coaches will be encouraged and given opportunities to up skill supported by the Director of Hockey.

Rudi has previously held the role of Director of Hockey and Development Officer in other clubs and brings this experience to Avoca where we aim to enable all our members develop their skills no matter what level of hockey they are playing at.

We welcome Rudi to the club and look forward to working with him over the coming years.

Edward Davenport Sarratt

Avoca Hockey Club is very sorry to hear about the passing of Edward Sarratt, brother of Geoff and David, and Uncle to Philip and Andrew.

The Sarratt Family have a long association with the Club. Edward’s father Allen. D. Sarratt was Club President 1963-73.

Edward attended Avoca School, where he gained caps for Leinster Schoolboys and Leinster U23s.

Always a great supporter of the Club he will be sadly missed. Our condolences to the extended Sarratt family.

Avoca HC AGM

The Avoca Hockey Club AGM is on Monday 25th May at 8pm via zoom. It is open to all Members, Life Members and Parents of our Junior section. Email Club Secretary Al Robinson on clubsecretary@avocahockeyclub.ie to request a link to access the meeting as registration is essential.

The Agenda and Minutes from last year for review prior to the meeting are available below.

Avoca Hockey Club AGM 2019-20 Agenda

AGM-Minutes-2018-19

Notice of AGM 2020

Avoca Hockey Club
Annual General Meeting
25th May 2020, 8pm, Via Zoom

Avoca Hockey Club’s AGM takes place on Monday 25th May at 8pm via Zoom and it is open to all Members, Life Members and Parents of our Junior section. Email Club Secretary Al Robinson on clubsecretary@avocahockeyclub.ie to request a link to access the meeting. Registration is essential and documents to review will be emailed around prior to the AGM.

This is your opportunity to express your views and influence the direction of the Club and attendance is strongly encouraged. Furthermore, it is a great way to learn more about your Club and its aspirations, how things have gone in the season that has just ended and to take part in the election of the Club’s Committee and Officers.

The Club normally holds the AGM at The Wishing Well in Blackrock as we like to meet in person, but given the current circumstances, we are keen to hold the meeting via Zoom to ensure planning progresses swiftly for next season.

President’s Message



Dear Club Members and Parents,

Let me start by saying I hope you are all keeping well during this time of great uncertainty. I know we have many club members and people affiliated with the club who work in healthcare, retail, pharmaceuticals and other industries that are keeping our country going at the moment and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for all that you are doing.

For some teams last weekend would have been the last competitive match of the season with most other teams finishing their seasons over the next couple of weeks however this season has come to an abrupt end.

As some of you may have seen Hockey Ireland have deemed the 2019/20 finished- https://www.hockey.ie/news-detail/10061629/

We await details for the conclusion of the season which are due by April 12th.

There has been lots of hockey skills challenges popping up online as well as online coaching courses that may be of interest to you so while on pitch activity is on hold there are lots of hockey related activities to keep you busy at home….

Unfortunately we have had to cancel our planned Easter camp and for the moment we won’t be planning the usual season extension for our junior age groups, we do hope to have some hockey related activity to get everyone out and active once we have been advised it is safe to do so.

The annual Dinner Dance scheduled for April 18th has also been postponed however an alternative date is being worked on and we will update everyone as soon as we can.

For the moment, I hope you all stay safe and that we will see you all back on the hockey pitch before too long.

Caroline Daly

Avoca Hockey Club President 2019-20