Special Resolution for AGM

Dear Members

Following the decision of the Club’s Board to adopt a new kit design and colour set the Board would also like to get the members approval to insert new clauses in our Articles as follows:

2.3.6 We vest in the members the right to determine the Club Crest. The Club Crest is presented in Appendix 1, and that its use is governed by the Avoca Brand book, which is approved by the board.

2.3.7 We vest in the members the right to determine the Club Colours. The Club Colours are white, black, and brown, and these are to be used for home playing kit with a white Jersey with brown trim, black shorts or skort and black socks as set out in the Avoca Brand book. The Club Crest will be represented on all items of playing kit as set out by Avoca Brand book and that all players representing the club will wear the same playing kit.

2.3.8 Clauses 2.3.6, 2.3.7 can only be changed by a special resolution.

These amendments will be voted on at our AGM on 29th May

Yours in Sport

Dennis O’Connor


Avoca Hockey Club Clg

Avoca AGM

Avoca Hockey Club Clg

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Monday 29th May 2023, 8 pm, The Club Room, The Wishing Well, 20 Newtown Park, Newtownpark, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, A94 A6Y6.

Please register in advance with clubsecretary@avocahockeyclub.ie so that you can receive documentation in advance of meeting. Copies will also be available at the meeting.

All members & parents of Junior members are welcome. The Agenda for the AGM is

1. Welcome from Chairperson, Dennis O’Connor

2. Apologies

3. Minutes of AGM held on 24th May 2022

4. Matters arising

5. Report of Club Finance Director & Treasurer, Celine Furey

6. Report of Club President, Ben Geoghegan

7. Election of Directors & Executive Committee

8. Appointment of Auditors

9. A.O.B

Dennis O’Connor


Give Hockey a Go 2023!

After a very successful 2022 Give Hockey A Go is BACK… We plan this season to be even BIGGER and BETTER for 2023..

It’s starting Tuesday 2nd May in Newpark at 7:30pm till 9pm and will run for 4 consecutive weeks finishing up with a fun mini tournament and BBQ on Tuesday 23rd May.

We will welcome you and make you feel at ease throughout the entire time. This could be your perfect way to introduce yourself to hockey or reignite your love for this super sport..

All are very welcome from Mums and Chums and Dads and Lads.. The best part is it’s all FREE at no cost for the 4 free coached sessions…

What do I need to bring I hear you ask:

A stick if you have one -pls note, we can loan you a stick, so pls don’t go and buy a stick just yet!

Shin Pads, really important.

And most importantly a gum shield.

This is for Avoca Club Members and Non-Members, if you played Social Hockey or Vets Hockey you are all very welcome to come along…

If you have any queries pls contact Naomi Murphy on 087 23 20 360

Book here to register your interest.

Umpire Q & A

Upcoming dates for ‘Fundamentals of Umpiring’ Q and A zoom sessions – please book by emailing niamh.fahey@hockey.ie

Tuesday 21st February at 7.30pm – delivered by international Umpire Alison Keogh

Wednesday 22nd March at 7.30pm – delivered by international Umpire Gillian Garrett

Tuesday 18th April at 7.30pm – delivered by international Umpire Tanja Schafer

To take part in this online Q&A session you must have fully completed your Fundamentals of Umpiring Module 1 through our eLearning Hub https://hockeyirelandhub.ie/ –

The initial steps to becoming a ‘club umpire’ are simple:

Step 1 – Complete your Online Rules Test – https://hockeyirelandhub.ie/

Step 2 – Complete our Online Module 1 – https://hockeyirelandhub.ie/

Step 3 – Attend a Q and A session via zoom – see below for dates – book by emailing niamh.fahey@hockey.ie

Step 4 – Book onto a Module 2 on-pitch workshop (new dates to be added soon – if your club would be keen to host one, please contact niamh.fahey@hockey.ie)

U16 Boys

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.

U14 Tommy O’Sullivan Cup Champions

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.

Over 40s Football Tournament

8 teams have registered to compete in the inaugural Over 40s Football Tournament on Saturday 17th December.

Teams: Carysfort Dads, Chunkey Monkeys, Norfolk n chance, JP Kinsella, Glenanne, The Monkees, Geri Hatricks, Shankill.

Matches 15 minutes long – no stoppages.

Arrive noon for warm-up, further clarification on rules. Post-match drinks in Wishing Well.


Pitch 1
A v B
G v H
A v D
F v G

Pitch 2
C v D
B v D
E v G
B v C

Pitch 3
E v F
A v C
F v H
E v H


Club Umpire Programme

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 umpires@avocahockeyclub.ie

Avoca Sponsor Avoca Hockey Club

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.

Read more here.