Fundamentals Course

Dates: Wednesday 17th and 24th August – attendance for both evenings and full course required to complete the course

Venue: St Joseph of Cluny School, Avondale Road, Killiney, Co. Dublin , A96 DK13

Fee and registration: €60 – register online at

Requirements: Be aged at least 16 years of age on the first day of the course

For whom: All coaches. Young coaches , parent volunteers, school coaches etc . Anyone who wants to do the level 1 course, the Fundamental course is a pre requisite for any more information that maybe required

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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!

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

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