ID Hockey Programme 2023/24: Avoca All Stars

After a successful pilot last year, we now have a season long programme for children and young adults (aged 10 and over) with Intellectual Disabilities (ID). The programme is mixed gender and free but participants must be registered with Hockey Ireland. . Hockey sticks are provided but players must bring a gum shield and shin guards. Training sessions are on Mondays at 6 pm in Newpark. You can join the Avoca All Stars for 23/24 Season here If you would like to know more email Patrica Martin .

ID Hockey programme

The ‘Avoca All Stars’ ID Hockey team got off to a great start last month with a four week introduction to hockey programme. 10 new players signed up aged 10-21 years. Some were new to hockey, others had played before, but all arrived enthusiastic and despite the cold weather the engagement and positive attitude the players brought to each session was outstanding. Each week stretches and games supervised by lead coach Lucy were followed by skill training. Thanks to a wonderful response from Avoca’s Women’s Vets, each player was matched with a buddy throughout the programme. We are delighted to announce all 10 players have signed up for 2023. The next ID Hockey programme will run from January 12th- February 9th for 5 consecutive weeks. Sessions are in Newpark on Thursdays from 6-7pm.

Contact if you wish to sign up.

Avoca all-stars ID Hockey team.

Avoca Hockey Club is offering a 4 week introduction to hockey programme for players with intellectual disabilities aged 10-18 in Newpark School. Sessions are from 6-7pm beginning Thursday 17th November. Please bring a gum shield and shin guards are recommended. Hockey sticks will be provided. Contact Patricia Martin for further details:

ID Hockey starts at Avoca

New for 2022/23 season.

An invitation to join our ID Hockey team at Avoca HC

As part of Hockey Irelands Hockey4all initiative Avoca HC are pleased to introduce a hockey programme open to children and young adults with intellectual disabilities aged 10-24. We will begin with a 5 week introduction to hockey at Newpark School between 6-7pm on Thursdays from September 22nd– October 19th. This intro will be free to all participants and hockey sticks will be provided but participants must bring a gum shield and shin guards. Please click here to join.

All players who join our newest team, called the Avoca All Stars, will continue to have weekly coaching sessions in 5/6 week blocks from November until May 2023.  During the year we hope to engage with the vibrant ID hockey community already established in Leinster. A big shout out to our friends in sport; Monkstown Strikers, Railway Union Railblazers, Loreto Lions, Wicklow Vikings, Botanic Blitzers and Three Rock Rockets.

If you want to discuss before joining please contact Patricia Martin at