Welcome to the 23/24 Season!

President’s 2023/2024 Season Welcome

Welcome back to all for the start of an exciting new season!

The Officers, committees and Club Manager have been working hard all summer to try to put everything in place so we can all enjoy our hockey – they are deserving of our sincere thanks.

Just a few things to remember – if you have not done so yet please pay your club subscriptions and the IHU €10 – the latter is essential for every player otherwise you will not be included in their insurance scheme.

And through the generosity of a club member, we shall be able to open the bar from 1-5pm every Saturday until Christmas and the Short Corner café will also be serving great food. Your support of both of these actually helps the club’s finances, so come up after your game and please invite the opposition to join you. There are good 00 beer choices for the drivers amongst you!

Lots more to announce later, but for now – let the games begin!

Roger P. West, TRR President

2023/2024 Subscriptions

The subs are an invaluable 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 can pay your Senior Subs below

Rovers Representing

Over the summer just gone we had numerous Rovers Representing with all age grades, provincial and international. You can see a run down of all our Rovers, both home and abroad, who have represented this summer! Everyone at Rovers is delighted for them as always and can’t wait to see what happens over the coming 23/24 season!

Summer 2023

Irish Senior Men’s – Ben Walker, Ben Johnson, Conor Empey, Luke Madeley, Jaime Carr, Mark Samuel, Ali Empey

Ireland won the EuroHockey Championship II title on home soil, in Abbotstown, and the above Rovers were all apart of the wider summer squad and/or the squad who won the European title!

Irish Under 16s

Boys –  Sam Rothwell

Girls –  Hannah Duffy, Eva Doyle

Irish Under 18s

Boys –  Alex Lynch, Ben Pasley, Josh Gill

Hockey ID – Matthew Burke, Joe Whelan, Head Coach Scott Mulligan

Ireland secured a Championship II bronze medal at the The 2023 EuroHockey ID Championships in Mönchengladbach and our very own Rover Matthew was the captain! Congratulations to him and Joe on their exploits and to super coach Scott, who has been invovled with the Rovers and Irish ID programs for a while now.

Irish Master’s World Cup success

Roger West, Stuart Switzer and Carl Colllings played in the Masters o65’s World Cup in Tokyo, with Stuart having the honour of captaining the squad. . We had wins against Malaysia, USA, South Africa and Japan but lost to Australia in the group games. This got us through to the final where we played Australia again. Although we played well the Australians were too strong and we lost 4-1. It was a great experience to play in a World Cup in the Olympic stadium with the icing on the cake coming home with a silver medal. It was also a great opportunity to see something of Tokyo and other areas of Japan and to experience first hand the renowned Japanese friendliness, courtesy and hospitality.

Paris 2024
Congratulations to our super star umpire Ali Keogh on her selection for the 2024 Olympics as one of the umpires for the Paris Olympics! Everyone at Rovers is delighted for and this is well deserved after years of hard work!

Leinster 23/24 squads

U16 boys

Simon Montgomery

Jason Robinson

U18 boys

James Coffey

Harry Glennon 

Hugo Faulkner

Oscar Pasley

Peter Montgomery

Philip Cole

Sam Rothwell

Zach Silverman

U16 Girls

Eva Doyle

Juliette Duffy

Success for Arul

Congratulations to Arul Selvaraj, husband of our caretaker Solo, who has been named the male coach of the year at a recent award ceremony in Malaysia.

Following on from bringing the Malaysian men’s hockey team to success in winning the Azlan Shah cup for the first time and finishing up runners-up at the Asia cup last year.

This award recognises the dedication and commitment to hockey that Arul has continued to demonstrate in any role. We wish Arul further success with the team.

Tag rugby world cup

Congratulations to Aoife McCarthy and John Pearson, TRR Ladies 1s player and former Ladies 1s coach respectively, who represented Ireland at the Tag Rugby World Cup in Limerick last month!

Senior Fixtures

September 16th – 17th

L2 v Genesis, Division 4, St Raphaelas @11:15

M1 v Corinthians, EYHL, Grange Road @13:00

L1 v YMCA, Division 1, Wesley College @14:00

Sunday

M1 v Railway Union, Railway Cup, Grange Road @14:00

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