Hockey Ireland Hub

Hockey Ireland is excited to launch our new E-learning platform. The “Hockey Ireland Hub” aims to offer support to all aspects of the hockey community via courses, helpful downloads and articles. The launch of the Hockey Ireland Hub will see the new “Online Rules Test” being rolled out. The test is the prerequisite to our umpiring pathway courses, but is also a great way to learn more about hockey as a player, coach, parent or hockey fan!

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Coaching Structure

Thanks for all your support so far during the Covid and preseason. Nonetheless the start of our season is finally here. Men’s and women’s first and second teams have already started with pre-season and our men’s 4s commenced training last week with a cup final to prepare for.

For the rest of the teams, both junior and senior, we plan to start our season on 30th August. Times have been allocated and will be made public soon. Coaches will be assigned for each team/group this week.

We have made or are making changes within our coaching structure, and in order to make sure that all of the coaches are up-to-date, we have organising meetings on Sunday 23rd August in Newpark school covering the following topics:

  • Coaching pathway
  • Avoca’s technical hockey plan            
  • Coaching allocation
  • Junior Coordinators

If you would like to attend one of the sessions below, get in touch with our Director of Hockey Rudi Wortmann on doh@avocahockeyclub.ie

  • Sunday morning 10.30 – 12.30
  • Sunday afternoon 14.00-16.00
  • Sunday afternoon 17.00-18.30 (Goalkeepers coaches only)

Disability Awareness Webinar

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Sports Partnership and South Dublin Sports Partnership are holding a new Disability Awareness Webinar online on August 5th at 10am-11:30am.

We had intended on running this course inhouse but we have spaces available if any coaches are interested in upskilling they are welcome to join.

If you or any of your coaches want to sign up please follow the Eventbrite link below its free and cost and accredited through CARA and Sport Ireland.

Men’s 1s Head Coach

Avoca Hockey Club are thrilled to announce the appointment of Trevor Dagg as our Men’s First Team Head Coach.  Following a very successful career on the pitch, Trevor moved to the side lines where he has built an impressive coaching record in both men’s and women’s hockey with time at YMCA and Loreto before his most recent spell at Corinthian HC where he led their team through EYHL promotion. His appointment follows Rudi Wortmann’s new role as Director of Hockey as well as announcing Noelle Farrell and Anna Richardson to lead our Ladies firsts – a very exciting season ahead on the pitch as we also celebrate our club’s 125th anniversary.