Online Umpiring Sessions

The Leinster Hockey Umpires Association (LHUA) will be running a series of online sessions over the next few weeks which are open to all umpires and aspiring umpires in Leinster. The topics that will be covered are

1. Positioning – 7:30pm, Tuesday 18th August

Presenter: Alison Keogh – https://forms.gle/ESvVwcZdpe2tJn5Z6

2. Penalty Corners – 7:30pm, Thursday 27th August

Presenter: Bruce Bale – https://forms.gle/s1r3rHSTde9g524Z9

3. Management – 7:30pm, Wednesday 2nd September

Presenter: Tom Goode – https://forms.gle/PVqzdTU4pdzkLZ1n9

4. Pre-Match Preparation (incl. Open Q&A) – 7:30pm, Monday 7th September

Presenter: Fiona Davitt – https://forms.gle/vttXqCMe2evkTHWj9

Registration is via the Google Form under each topic and attendees are invited to submit any questions via the form. This is a great opportunity to learn more about specific areas of the game and we would urge anyone interested in umpiring to register for any or all of these online events.

Give Hockey a Go!

Last year we trialled an approach to encourage people to give hockey a try (Dads & Lads)  – either to get a basic understanding or to return to the sport again. It was very successful so we have expanded the idea and added Mums & Chums (basically over 16). 

As you know we recently provided free hockey sessions to the whole club and we are now also making this initiative free. The time is also being made 7:30pm in Sion Hill using the full pitch for both. You also do not have to come each week but would ask that you register: Covid requirement. 

Fun, Friendly and Safe.  4 weeks , Fridays 7:30 in Sion Hill. Bring a stick Shinpads and GumShields. We can’t share equipment but will have a couple of cleaned down sticks. 

This season we would especially like to grow our Ladies section and give Mums and Past Players the opportunity to play Masters/Vets or League. If you are a Mum, Past Player or just a Chum why not give Hockey a go next Friday 7th August.

Over the last number of years a number of Dad’s of players in the Club have taken up Hockey and now play regularly for Avoca Masters/Vets on a Wednesday night or on a Saturday for Avoca Men’s 4s or both. We have also seen the return of past Men’s players to the Club after a decade or two decades absence and they are also playing each week, often at Men’s 3s and sometimes Men’s 2s. Last year we ran four Dads& Lads sessions and that allowed the formation of Mens 4s last year and we plan to add a Mens 5s this season. If you are a Dad, a Past Player or just a Lad why not give Hockey a go next Friday 7th August.

Book on our website or via our new App: Mums & Chums | Dads & Lads

Covid 19 questionnaire required as part of application. 

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.

Give Hockey a Go

Yes it’s happening! Avoca HC’s Give Hockey a Go is Back!

You can try Hockey for the first time, pick it up again after a long break, or simply use this to get back into the game.  Great coaches and a fun, friendly and safe environment. Come on – Give Hockey a Go!

4 Fridays 7th-28th August.
Dads & Lads 7pm
Mums & Chums 8:15pm
Sion Hill
€20

You need a gumshield, shin pads and stick. ( we normally can supply some but with Covid restrictions….)

Book directly on our new ClubZap app now or via one of these links:
Mums & Chums | Dads & Lads

Covid 19 questionnaire required as part of application. Booking essential.

Covid Guidance will issue post booking.

3-day Mini Camp

We are delighted to confirm the 3-day mini hockey camp for our junior hockey stars (1st Class to 4th Year). We will be adhering to strict guidelines by Hockey Ireland and the Government in relation to sanitisation; ratios, 2 metre distance off the pitch, not sharing or touching equipment. Contact hockey on the pitch has been approved. We will be taking your child’s temperature at arrival to camp. If your child or anyone in your household is unwell, we would ask that you consider the possible implications by coming to camp. Also, if you have someone vulnerable in your household, a camp may not be advisable. The camp is open to members and non members and you can sign up via the club app or here!

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.