AGM, Leinster U21s & end of season 21/22

TRRHC 21/22 AGM

TRRHC members were emailed on the 4th of May about the club’s upcoming AGM on the 26th of May. In the email there was the Agenda, Motions, and Minutes of the previous AGM attached. If you have any queries or questions please contact Luke at secretary@threerockrovershc.com.

It would great to see as many members at the meeting and help create and be part of Rovers Roar ahead of the 2022/23 season! There are plenty of big ticket items on the cards, none bigger than the balcony.

So we hope to see as members at the AGM on the 26th at 7.30pm in the Clubhouse!

Leinster Under 21s

Well done to current Rovers, Ben Whelan, Evan Jennings, Ryan Spencer & Ben Ryder, on their selection and participation with the Leinster Under 21s Men’s squad that travelled to UCC to tackle Munster in the final round robin of their Inter Pro series! A shout out to the all our former Rovers currently plying their trade, too many to mention, on their selection as well!

End of 21/22 season Captain’s Challenge

Thank you to Peter, Mariano and Steph who successfully organised and ran what was by all accounts great evening of social hockey, the end of season Captain’s Challenge & BBQ, last Friday! It was a great evening to round out the 2021/2022 season!

Well Done Ali, EHL & EYHL

A huge congratulations to our very own third team super star, Alison Keogh, who over the past few weeks has travelled to 3 different countries, umpired countless games and was selected for not just one but two finals!

Ali took in a FIH Pro League match or two in Germany before jetting off to Junior World Cup in South Africa, where after a terrific tournament she was selected to umpire the final between The Netherlands and Germany!

On her way back from South Africa she stopped off in Amsterdam to take her place as a member of the third team at the EHL tournament! Where after another strong tournament she was chosen, alongisde Lauren Delforge, to umpire the Women’s Grand Final, where she got plenty of cmpliments for managing a qualify final very well alongside her Belgian counterpart.

All at Grange Road could not be prouder of Ali’s achievements, not just over the past number of weeks, but over the years as her hard work is paying dividends now! We look forward to seeing her at HQ soon, regaling all with her stories and expereinces from the past number of weeks!

Congratulations again and enjoy, hopefully, some well deserved down time!

Rovers Representing

Continueing the theme of Rovers Representing with aplomb, congratuations to all our Rovers who were a part of the Irish Under 21s, 18s and 16s over the past couple of weeks, from Zwolle to Lilleshall!

Congratulations to all our Rovers and to their teams!

EYHL Champions Trophy

This weekend the Men’s 1s focus turns back to a more local feel as they prepare to face Banbridge on Saturday at 5pm, in Havelock Park, in the Hockey Ireland EYHL Champions Trophy Semi-Final.

If they, fingers and toes crossed, negate the challenge posed by Bann on the Saturday they would face either Lisnagarvey or Monkstown in the final on the Sunday!

Good luck to the whole team and management on another big weekend ahead! For all our members who will be a part of Rovers Roar in the stand you can find all you need to know here – EYHL Champions Trophy

Entrance prices as per below:
Adult Daily – £15
Weekend ticket – £25
OAP and Over 15s- £10
Under 15s- Free

EHL

Congratulations the Men’s 1s on finishing 6th in the Ranking Cup in the EHL over the weekend. They represented themselves, the club, leinster and Ireland with aplomb as they always do! Huge well done th Harry, Elun and the whole squad and management! We look forward to supporting you at Banbridge this weekend!

TRRHC’s Balcony & Ali’s big achievement

Our Balcony

At a Special General Meeting on 11th April the members of the club overwhelming voted in favour of releasing the necessary funds and entrusting the Council to rebuild the Balcony.

President, Kara Browning addressed the members via the zoom meeting saying that “It has been very clear that our club is missing our focal point! For sure members are missing gathering to watch games on the balcony and the footfall for both the bar and catering has suffered immensely.”

She was delighted that the members fully supported the proposal to rebuild using galvanized steel “Much and all as we have loved our wooden balcony, it is no longer safe, and replacing it with wood is not a viable option.

Whilst more costly, a galvanized steel balcony will ensure that members can enjoy the balcony for at least the next 50 years! It will also comply with current building regulations, a must for the club”

Kara thanked the members for attending and voting, adding that in anticipation of the project, she has already had a number of members wishing to make donations to the building fund. “We know this project is dear to our member’s hearts, so in order to make it a project for all, we have set up a link so members can donate up to €500. If anyone wants to contact me directly about a more substantial donation, I would ask them to email me at president@threerockrovershc.com.”

She closed the meeting adding that the Council would now meet and decide on which of the 3 shortlisted tenders is the preferred bid and she assured the members that work should be complete in time for the new season, assuming no hiccups!

A great step forward for Our Balcony!

Euro Hockey League

Good luck to the Men’s 1s as they tackle HC Rotterdam on Friday in the Euro Hockey League Ranking Cup in Club Egara! the match tips off at 13:15 (GMT) and you can watch the mtch stream on eurohcokeyTV!

Ali Representing!

Congratulations to Alison Keogh, who was appointed to the International Hockey Federation (FIH) 2022 Junior World Cup Final, between the Netherlands and Germany, that took place today!

Everyone at Grange Road are immensely proud of our #thirdteam Rover representing on one of the biggest stages possible!

We look forward to hearing about her recent umpire journey, across 3 countries, 2 continents and multiple games, up a Grange Road soon!

EHL, Leinster Finals & Summer Camps!

EHL

The Men’s Firsts European Rendezvous to Spain is just over a week away! They will be taking on HC Rotterdam at 13:15 (GMT) in Club Egara on the 15th of April. They are representing themselves, the Club, Leinster and Ireland in the EHL Ranking Cup and everyone at the club wishes the players and management all the best in the last bits of their preparation and over the weekend!

You can find out all you need to know about Rover’s match and the tournament as whole below.

TRRHC Camps

With Easter holidays just days away why not get your child sorted this Easter by siging them up to our hockey camps! For players from 1st class to 1st year, between the 19th and the 22nd of April, they always fill up fast so book your spot/s today!

It is €110 for the 4 days per child and there are sibling discounts available, book your spot here: EASTER CAMPS

Leinster Finals weekend -Apri 9th & 10th

This weekend we are hosting the Annual Leinster Senior Finals across the weekend. The Men’s 2s are in the Railway Cup Final, on Sunday at 14:45, against Monkstown. The weekend is always an extremely busy one for the Club, so if you can provide some assistance over the weekend contact the Club, all offers of help will be hugely appreciated!

A reminder that parking at Rovers on weekends like this will be extremely limited so if you can take public transport or park in Marley if Grange Road is full, please do.

It is illegal to park on the verge outside Grange Road and the Club does not condone this at all and would ask that all members and visitors to the Club find alternative parking if needed.

SUMMER BREAK

For junior members, summer camps are being arranged and details will be forwarded to all registered junior members as soon as possible. Can we remind all members that it isn’t possible for individuals or small groups to call into the club to knock a ball around on an ad hoc basis, as both Hockey Ireland player insurance and the club public liability insurance policy does not cover this, and it can also interfere with essential maintenance work and other events and bookings in the club. 

Rovers Representing

Leinster Under 18 Girls
Congratulations to Emma Montgomery on being a member of the Leinster Under 18s in the InterPro Finals recently!

Leinster Under 18 Boys
Congratulations to the 9 Rovers who were apart of the Under 18s squad against Ulster on Sunday!

Fixtures

April 9th
M3 vs Monkstown @12:00, Away, Leinster Division 2
M4 vs Enniscorthy @12.30, Away, Leinster Division 3

April 10th
Men’s 2s v Monkstown @14:45, Grange Road, Leinster Railway Cup Final

April 12th
Men’s 2 v UCD @20:00, Grange Road, Leinster Division 1B

Congratulations to the Ladies 1sts!

Ladies 1s are promoted!

A massive congratulations to the Ladies firsts team who have been promoted to Leinster Ladies Division One!

They secured a well earned 0-0 draw away to league leaders Kilkenny to secure 2nd spot in Leinster Division Challenge A. These are the only points that Kilkenny have dropped at home all season in the league, so it was a massive result in itself, let alone confirming their promotion at the same time!

This is a well deserved accolade by a squad, past and present, who have worked extremely hard to earn promotion. They have had many heartbreaks over the years, which makes today even better!


Congratulations to all the players, management and coaches, David and Stephen, on this magneficient achievement!
Enjoy the well deserved celebrations and we look forward to roaring you on next season in Division 1!

Ladies 1 celebrating after earning promotion!

Euro Hockey League

The tickets for the EHL Ranking Cup Men 2022 at the Club Egara from April 15 to 18, 2022 are now on sale as the Easter spectacular comes into view.

Online tickets are available from today and will be, in all cases, cheaper to purchase than at the box office. We encourage you to get in early to make sure to guarantee your place at the event.

All tickets can be purchased via the following link: https://egaraehlcup22.com/tickets/

While you can find out more about the whole tournament below!

Fixtures

As we head to the business end of the season you can check out the fixtures coming up this week below!

Wednesday – March 30th

Ladies 3 v Skerries @20:30, Grange Road, Leinster Division 7/8 Shield Semi-Final

Thursday – March 31st

Men’s 1s v Glenanne @20:15, Grange Road, Hockey Ireland EYHL

Saturday – April 2nd

Men’s 4 v Avoca @10:30, Newpark Comprehensive, Leinster Division 3

Ladies 2 v Rathgr @10:30, High School, Leinster Division 4

Men’s 2 v Pembroke @11:00, Grange Road, Leinster Division 1B

Men’s 1 v Monkstown @14:30, Rathdown, Hockey Ireland EYHL

Men’s 5s v Trinity @15:00, TBC*, Leinster Division 5
*may be played in College Green or in Santry

Juniors End of Season Blitzes!

A busy weekend of blitzes in the sun with Instonians, Seahorse Minis and Rahtgar to end our junior season! Thank you to all the organisers on a wonderful weekend to end the season on!

Thank you to all our wonderful players, parents, team liaisons and coaches for such an enjoyable season!

We can’t wait to see you all back for the 2022/2023 season already!

EHL Tickets, odd socks & Fixtures

Leinster Success

Congratulations to the Men;s Firsts and the Under 16 Boys on their recent sucess in the Mills Cup and Benny Atkinson Finals! The Men’s 1s beat YMCA 5-2 in the final after a strong start put them 4-0 up. While the Under 16 Boys beat a strong Pembroke sie 3-1 after weathering an early storm and pressure.

Congratulations to Elun, Angus and their respective squads and management on their great success at Leinster Finals day!

EHL tickets

The tickets for the EHL Ranking Cup Men 2022 at the Club Egara from April 15 to 18, 2022 are now on sale as the Easter spectacular comes into view.

Online tickets are available from today and will be, in all cases, cheaper to purchase than at the box office. We encourage you to get in early to make sure to guarantee your place at the event.

All tickets can be purchased via the following link: https://egaraehlcup22.com/tickets/

While you can find out more about the whole tournament below!

Minor success

Congratulations to all our Under Boys who helped Wesley to win the Minor Cup during the week!

Fixtures

Good luck to all our teams this weekend, especially the Men’s & Ladies 1s as they continue their respective challenges at the top end of their leagues! good luck to all and if you can support any of the teams please do so and be part of Rovers Roar this weekend!

Saturday

M1 vs YMCA @14:15, EYHL, Away
M2 vs YMCA @16:00, Division 1B Away
M3 vs Naas @13:30, Division 2, Front Pitch
M4 vs Clontarf @11:00, Division 3, Front Pitch
M5 vs Corinthians @13:15, Division 5, Away

L1 vs Kilkenny @12:00, Leinster Challenge A, Away
L2 vs Rathgar @16:00, Division 4, Front Pitch
L3 vs Avoca @16:15, Division 7, Away


Sunday
M5 vs Dublin North @14:00, Leinster Minor Cup, ALSAA

Odd Socks

This week is odd sock week in aid of Down Syndrome Centre All our teams are wearing odd socks for training and donating too for an unbelievably worthy organisation!

TRR Rockets at their odd sock training thsi week!

You can find out more below and at the following link https://downsyndromecentre.ie/

Irish Under 18 Boys

Well done to Ben Pasley and Josh Gill on their selection for the Irish Under-18 boys! Head coach Simon Lowry has named a panel of 21 to travel to Lilleshall from 15th to 18th April where they will compete against The Netherlands, Belgium and England in a five-nations tournament in which Germany are also taking part.

Club Dinner Tickets, Fundraisers & Fixtures

Club Dinner 2022

The Club Dinner is happening in just 11 Days time! Tickets have been on sale for the last week via Clubforce.

The night promises to be a wonderful night of celebrating the club, the season and most importantly the members who make the club what it is today and going forward into the future.

Prices are as follows

  1. €65 for Adult tickets

2. €55 for Student* tickets
You MUST have a valid student ticket

You can buy your tickets below!

Fixtures – March 5th

Men’s
M1 vs Corinthians @12:30, Front Pitch, EYHL
M2 vs Corinthians @14:30, Front Pitch, Railway Cup
M4 vs Corinthians @15:15, Away, Columba’s College, Divsion 3
M5 vs Avoca @12:30, Away, Newpark Comprehensive, Division 5

Ladies
L2 vs Navan @13:00 back Pitch, Division 4
L3 vs Genesis @ 10:30, Saint Teresians, Division 7

EHL Fundraising

The Men’s 1s are holding a series of fundraisers over the next couple of weeks to help with the fundraising effort for their Euro Hockey League Adventure over Easter. You can find out more about the EHL journey here and the fundraising below.

Table Quiz

They are hostin a table quiz on the 19th of March, in the Clubhouse with doors opening at 6.30pm. The quiz starts at 7pm and it is €10 per person and 4-6 people per team.

Contact James on 085 135 6304 to book your teams spot!

Guess the Minute

They will be doing a guess the minute fundraiser for the Mills Cup Final against YMCA, on March 17th, that they qualfied for on Sunday afternoon with an excellent victory out in Portrane!

You can find out more below and on the QR code. Contact Ali Haughton if you have any queries.

They also plan on doing a raffle/auction of a couple of items, more details to follow on that front, so keep your eyes peeled and if you can assist the Men’s 1s on their road to Europe it would be gratefully appreciated!

Club Dinner & Super Saturday!

Club Dinner 2022

The Annual Club Dinner is just around the corner!March 12th promises to be a wonderful night to celebrate the season to date, the year (or two in this case) that has been and to look forward to what is to come.

We will celebrate all Rovers, past and present, who represented the club and themsleves both on and off the pitch!

TICKETS ARE NOW LIVE AND CAN BE BOUGHT BELOW

This promises to be a night not to be missed, get your ticket today!

Super Saturday

This Saturday sees 7 of our senior sides in action at Grange Road!


At 11:00 we have the Ladies 2s on the front pitch against UCD Ladies Hockey Club in Division 4, while the men’s 4s are on the back pitch against Pembroke Wanderers Hockey Club at the same time in Division 3!


At 12:40, the men’s 5s welcome Mullingar Hockey Club to Grange road, on the back pitch, in Division 5, while on the front pitch at 1pm the men’s 2s host Railway Union Hockey Club in Division 1b.

On the back pitch at 14.20, the men’s 3s tip off against Pembroke in the Division 3. While on the front pitch at 15:00 the men’s 1s welcome Lisnagarvey Hockey Club in EYHL action, hoping for a better result than in the ISC previously.


Lastly, but by no means least the ladies 1s tip off, on the back pitch, against Bray Hockey Club at 4pm!


Off the pitch:
The Short Corner Cafe will be open from 9am to 5pm
The Guinness Six Nations will be on.
The bar will be open til late!


Why not make a day of it! We are so excited to welcome everyone to Grange Road on Saturday!

Mills Cup Semi-Final

The Men’s 1s travel to Donabate on Sunday afternoon to tackle Portrane in the Mills Cup at 3pm at the Donabate Community Centre.

Irish U18s Boys selection

Congratulations to all our Rovers who made the latest Irish Under-18 boys panel has been named with a view to their 2022 campaign. They will play in a five nations tournament in Lilleshall, England from April 14 to 18 before hosting Scotland for three games from July 1 to 3 in UUJ.

Rovers Round Up – February 16th 2022

Fixtures – February 19th 2022

L2 vs Our Ladys, LHA Division 4 @12:45, Our Lady’s Terenure
L3 vs Corinthians, LHA Division 7 @15:15, Columba’s College

M1 vs Lisnagarvey, Irish Senior Cup @15:00, Grange Road, Front Pitch

EHL Fundraiser
TRR Mens 1s are off to Barcelona at Easter to compete in the latest edition of the Euro Hockey League.They are raising funds for this trip and have created a “Guess the Minute” for their upcoming Irish Senior Cup match vs Lisnagarvey on Saturday 19th February at Grange Road.

To enter, using the attached link (the button) below, you select what minute in the match you believe either the first or last goal scored will happen (not team or player specific). One guess is €10, or three guesses for €25.

Once you have added your name, plus the name of the player to contact if you win, to the respective table (one table for first goal scored, another for last goal), the cell you entered your name will automatically lock and therefore you cannot change your selection. The sooner you guess, the more options you have!

The correct guess will win 15% of the prize fund.

Payment details are included on the Excel spreadsheet, any issues, please contact alastair.haughton@gmail.com.

Club Dinner

The Club Dinner is just over 24 days away and the tickets wil be going on sale this week! Keep your eyese peeled as we will be sending the link out very soon!

Down Syndrome Centre Odd Sock Training
The Down Syndrome Centre are running an Odd Sock Training campaign running from March 20 th until March 27 th

The idea is for players to train in Odd Socks, donate to the Down Syndrome Centre via text (DSC to 50300 for a €4
donation) or QR/link code (below) and tag #DSCOddSockTraining on social media to raise awareness.

See full information, including the QR code, below!

Leinster Under 16s Representation

Well done to Hannah Duffy & Anna Hoey as they represented Leinster U16s in their win against Ulster at Grange Road last Sunday!

Inter Girls Indoor tournament

Good luck to our Inter Girls Indoor team as they take part in the 2022 Inter Girls Indoor tournament on February 20th in Gormanstown!

SPAR INDOOR HOCKEY SERIES

The 2022 indoor hockey season is set for a spectacular finale next week as Ireland take on South Africa in a five-match SPAR Indoor Hockey Series in Gormanston Park in Co Meath.

The series in east Meath will showcase five high-octane fixtures with the two nations reprising their rivalry from 2019 when Ireland travelled to Durban and Cape Town for a SPAR-supported series. 

You can read more and find out how to buy tickets here!

Indoor success, Fixtures & More!

Indoor National Champions

Congratulations to the Men’s Indoor side as they beat Railway Union 5-3 , their perennial rivals, in the Hockey Ireland National Indoor Final to book their European Indoor ticket and the national title!

Well done to Ross and all the players who were apart of the weekend just gone in Gormanstown but also helped the team reach the weekend with victory in the Leinster final and weekends previously!

You can read a full match report and watch the match back on the Hockey Ireland website here:

Club Dinner

Tickets for the Dinner will be going on sale within the next week, the last Ts are being crossed and Is dotted, but the link will be going live on the website very soon!

Keep an eye out on our socials, the newsletter and the website! The ticket link will be coming to a phone near you soon!

Fixtures – February 12th

This weekend’s fixtures invovles 6 out of the 8 senior teams. There are only 2 home games this time round and 4 away as we see the Ladies in Cup action and the Men are in League action!

11:00 – Men’s 3s v Mullingar, Loreto Mullingar, LHA Division 2

13:00 – Men’s 2s v Corinthians, Grange Road, Front Pitch, LHA Division 1B

14:30 – Men’s 1s v Annadale, Lagan College, Hockey Ireland EYHL

15:00 – Ladies 1s v Portrane, Grange Road, Front Pitch, LHA Challenge Cup

15:00 – Men’s 4s v Kilkenny, Kilkenny Colllege, LHA Division 3

16:30 – Ladies 2s v Trinity, Santry Sports Grounds, LHA Division 3/4 Shield

EHL

The Men’s 1s will be competing in the EHL Men’s Cup confirmed for Club Egara next Easter and they will face tough opposition in HC Rotterdam on the 15th of April at 14:15. They are currently fundraising for this trip, they are running a 6 Nations predictor at the moment, if you would like to help the team in anyway you can contact mens.captain@threerockrockrovershc.com and Peter will gladly help you out!

You can read more about the full fixture schedule below:

Car Parking

TRR HC has been receiving very negative online publicity regarding cars parking on the verge outside the club. The Gardai have said that driving onto cycle lanes and footpaths is illegal, as is parking on the area accessed via cycle lanes and footpaths. They plan to take action against any motorist found doing so outside TRR HC.

When parking in the grounds of the club has reached capacity, can all members and visitors please park in other car parks in the vicinity and NOT on the verge outside the gates. The club absolutely does not condone illegal behaviour, and such negative publicity can have serious consequences on the club

Leinster Girls selection

Congratulations to Anna Hoey (Under 16s) & Emma Montgomery (Under 18s) on their selection for their respective Leinster Girls match day squad that took part in the final round robin fixtures of this season’s InterProvincial Series!

You can read the full squad announcement below: