Avoca HC EGM Registration Deadline

The deadline for registering for our EGM is on Friday 7th January with the EGM being held on Monday 10th January at 7.45pm.

The Board of Avoca Hockey Club CLG made a decision at a Board meeting held on 22nd November 2021 to call an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) of the Company (Club) on 10th January 2022 at 7.45 pm. The EGM will be held by zoom. Please email the Club Secretary to register to attend. Registration will close on 7th January at midnight. All members are entitled to attend but only those with voting rights may vote.

The EGM is being held to ask members to vote to replace the current operative Memorandum & Articles of Association (M&A’s) of the Club (Exhibit A) with a proposed M&A’s (Exhibit B). 75% of voting members present must approve this change for it to come into effect. The background to this proposed change and a summary of the changes proposed and their effect is set out in the attached briefing note (Exhibit C).

Should the members vote to adopt the proposed M&A’s then the members will be asked at the EGM to elect two Foundation Directors and to elect a Club Chairperson. Any adult member may be elected to these roles. The names of nominees for Foundation Directors and Chairperson that have been received by the Club Secretary by midnight on 7th January will be circulated to prior to EGM. Nominees must be proposed and seconded by Club members eligible to vote and in attendance at the EGM for their names to put to Club members for election.

Following the Annual General Meeting the Club sought advice on the voting of rights of current members under the operative M&A’s. The Club’s Solicitors, Mason Hays Curran, advise that Full, Student (over 18), Vet, Life, Social and Non-Playing members are eligible to vote if they have paid their subscription as set by the Board inc if its zero as in the case of Life members.

Avoca HC Update – Club President

Here’s a summary:

GK training with – thanks to Brian, SoftCo & Ayeisha 

COVID support funding secured – support Sports Ireland and HI

Family Fun day – super success – more to come

Congratulations to Boys and Girls U16 & U18 Leinster representatives – best of luck re Irish trials

Great participation and results across all teams in the club – special call out for Women’s U18’s 

St Andrew’s pitches being used with great feedback

Hockey Ireland EGM – aligned to our vote in support of HI

Our DOH – moving to a new role outside Avoca, more details in the new year

Coming up…

Pitch cleaning – before return in January

Equipment grant update – start to be delivered in January – benefits across all sites

Avoca EGM – planned for early January – opportunity to set us up for more future success

Finally – on behalf of your committee and board, love to wish you all Happy and Safe festive break and see you all in the new year.

Coaching Teenage girls in Sport

DLR Sports Partnership will be running a Certified Coaching Ireland Workshop, starting on Monday 15th of November from 6pm to 9pm in Killiney Castle hotel.

The cost of the programme is €10 per participant (these fees are subsidised through Dormant Accounts Fund).

Coaching Ireland have developed the “Coaching Teenage Girls in Sport Workshop” and is designed specifically to support coaches of girls 12-17 years of age. It will enable coaches to create a positive experience of sport and physical activity for girls in their formative years. Enhancing their environment where girls can enjoy their sport leading to a positive experience of being involved with sport in their club. This will then aid in retention within their given sport.

Who is this Workshop for?

This workshop is targeted at coaches, volunteers, committee members, involved in female participation across all sporting types, in particular the club structure.

Time: 6pm to 9pm
Date: 15th of November
Venue: Fitzpatrick’s Castle Hotel, Killiney Co. Dublin
Cost: €10.00
Registration here.


On completion of the workshop, coaches will receive a certificate of attendance from Sport Ireland.

Key Learning Outcomes

1. Gain an understanding of the relationship between sports participation and physical/mental health for adolescent girls.

2. Identify the key reasons why girls engage in physical activity and sport and why they drop out.

3. The importance of fun and informal participation can have teenage girls

4. Understand the importance of communication (coach to player and player to player) in retaining girls in sport

5. Raise awareness around the effect’s puberty can have in the teenage years.

6. Identify the role of actual competence and confidence for engaging girls in sport and physical activity.

7. Examine coaching practices and communication that build’s autonomy, confidence, and belonging in girls across team and individual sports.

8. Designing club structures and culture that encourages and caters for relationship building and continuing participation in the club.

Phyllis Taylor

Phyllis Taylor sadly passed away on the 6th September 2021. She will be fondly remembered by the older cohort of Avoca Hockey Club as she was married to Brian (BHT) Taylor (decd) who was a devoted member of the club for many years. She is survived by her two children Jenny (O’Halloran) and Simon.

Her two grandsons Oisin and Shane have also played in the Avoca Colours and we take this opportunity to convey our deepest sympathies to them and their family

May she rest in Peace

Welcome Kieran

Avoca HC are thrilled to announce the appointment of Kieran Bolger as the new Men’s 2s Head Coach.

Kieran spent his playing days with Glenanne 1s, playing in 2 European Club Championships and winning several provincial and national titles.

Kieran has coached many senior sides including Glenanne Women’s 1s, Weston Women’s 1s and Glenanne Men’s 3s, where he secured back to back promotions. He also worked with Glenanne Men’s 1s as assistant coach.

Everyone in Avoca wishes Kieran and the team the very best of luck in the year ahead!

Performance Camps

There’s just over 1 week to go till the July Summer Camp.

We have made more space in all four camps so snap up a week of fun and games!! Buy now here!

Fun Camp – 1st-4th class
Junior Performance Camp – 5th-6th class
Senior Performance Camp – 1st-4th year
GK Performance Camp – 1st-4th year

Monday 19th – Friday 23rd July