Welcome to the 2022/2023 season!
Welcome to the new season of hockey here at Grange Road! We have lots to look forward to with the Ladies Ones in their first season, in a few years, in Division One, the Men’s 1 in the EYHL, 34 Juniors involved with Leinster this season and over the past summer just gone!
We will be supporting all our players and teams on the recently opened Balcony! We look forward to welcoming all our members, sponsors, supporters, opposition to Grange Road over the coming weeks and months.
If you know anyone who wants to be part of Rovers Roar, on or off the pithc contact the club as we always welcome new members!
All Senior subs and any Junior subs, not already paid, are now due. Please pay at the link HERE.
The subs are an invalubale source of income for the club, they help to pay coaches, maintain the clubhouse, keep the lights on, both on and off the pitch, and supply the equipment you, the members use.
You will also need to pay the Hockey Ireland membership, at the link below, otherwise you will not be paid.
If you have nay questions please do not hesitate to contact the club.
RIP CG Walker
It is with great sadness we note the passing of CG Walker, a stalwart TRR member, Garry aged 94 died 7 September 2022. Our condolences to all his family and friends at this time.
Fixtures Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th
This Saturday sees the Ladies Ones make their long awaited bow and return to Leinster Ladies Division One on Saturday as they welcome Naas to Grange Road at 1pm! Good luck to Barbara, David, Stephen and the whole squad on Saturday and the comign season!
Following the Ladies Ones match is the Men’s 1s match against Instonians in the EYHL Round One at 3.30pm! It will be a big weekend at the club as we tip off the 22/23 season!
On Sunday the Men’s Neville Cup squad make the short trip to High School to play Rathgar at 1.30pm in Round One of the Neville Cup.
NEW BALCONY OPENING CEREMONY
Our new balcony was officially opened on Saturday 10th September, following a day of glorious weather during which our junior boys trained, our senior teams played friendly matches, and our U16s played a blitz with the Rockets. The events of the day were followed by a BBQ and drinks.
Kara Browning, TRR HC President, in her opening speech thanked the many members who made financial donations without which the project would have been impossible to complete, and in particular, Ray Tilson and the Haughton family who had been particularly generous with their support. Kara also thanked David Nolan Engineering (the contractors who exceeded our expectations in delivering a project that proved challenging at times), Keith Wallace (who assisted the contractors and who made the concrete steps and bases), Derek Squire (club member and past captain who gave his time and professional expertise during the project), Bernie Keogh (club manager) for her help, and Aidan Egan (Structural Engineer). Kara also took the opportunity of thanking all volunteers, their support is a vital part of the operation of the club and without this support nothing could take place.
The cutting of the ribbon to officially mark the opening was carried out by Geoff Brooks, TRR HC Trustee, who played a key role in the installation of the original wooden balcony. Geoff in turn thanked Kara for the huge amount of work that she does for the club in her role as TRR HC President, and for delivering the balcony project, which Geoff said was vital in providing a direct path to the bar !!!.
It was great to see so many past and current club officials, pavilion members, playing members, and youth members and their families, all enjoying the event. The celebrations extended late into the evening, and a good day was had by all.
FREE PUBLIC WIFI IN TRR HC
South Dublin County Council have installed free public WiFi in the club as part of an EU initiative. It will appear as WiFi4EU and there is no need for a password or pin. Logging in will give you access to 30min of free WiFi, and if disconnected you can immediately log in again.
The access points are on the front and the back of the video tower, so once you are in line of sight of the white boxes it should be possible to use the facility.
NEED A CLEANER?
Our clubhouse cleaner, Samar Abourass, is available for additional work. Samar moved to Ireland from Spain, and references can be obtained by calling Bernie, Club Manager, on 087 6575297. Samar can be contacted by WhatsApp or email, email@example.com , 085 2624589
Reaction Time Testing – Research UCD
My name is Teresa and I am a researcher at the UCD Institute for Sport and Health.
My research aims to investigate reaction times in high-level athletes of different sports using a reaction time board (BATAK Pro).
It is a fun and easy, but effective way to assess the current level of reaction skills in athletes.
For this study, I am looking for male and female participants that are:
– training and competing at a high-level (national or international)
– 18 to 30 years old,
– healthy, free of injury
– regularly competing (for at least 5 years) in one of the following sports:
Tennis, Table Tennis, Badminton, Olympic Handball, Volleyball, Hockey, Boxing, Karate, Swimming, Running, Sprinting or Cycling (other sports can also be considered, please get in touch if you need additional info).
The reaction time testing is completely free of charge for this research.
See the attached poster for more details and if you have any questions, please feel free to ask!
Contact me if you are interested (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we can arrange the testing session in the UCD lab as soon as possible!
Teresa Baumann, B.Sc
Institute for Sport and Health – University College Dublin
Newstead Building C