Rovers Round Up June 24th 2023

TRRHC Annual General Meeting

Three Rock Rovers Annual General Meeting took place last week, May 15th 2023 in the Clubhouse. Thank you to all our members who took part in the meeting and were a part of Rover Roar off the pitch ahead of a busy 2023/2024 season at HQ.

After a busy night of discussions and conversations about the future and present of the club we are happy to announce the following changes to our Council and Committee Officer roles for the 2023/2024 season:

Club President: Roger West takes over from Kara Browning

Ladies Club Captain: Stephanie Lyon taks over from Sinead Holden

Men’s Club Captain: Doug Murray stays in the role for a 2nd season

Club Secretary: Colin Harper takes over from Lke McSharry

We would like to thank all our departing council and committee members for their time and effort in their roles. All their work, over the seasons, has helped the club in many ways that are not seen by many however they affect many people’s time and exprience with the club.

Hockey Ireland U15 National Festival

Congratulations to Harry, Jason, Jonah, Juliette, Laura, Louis, Phillip & Simon who were a part of respective Under 15 Leinster teams across the weekend just gone in the national festival that took place in Grange Road over Saturday and Sunday!

7th Heaven

Congratulations to Ali Empey and Mark Samuel who won their first caps for the Irish Senior Men’s team in their recent series against Spain! Everyone at Three Rock would like to congratulate the twon lads on their well earned recognition!

Alongside the two debutants we had a further 5, current and past, Rovers in the squad! They were Jaime Carr, Darragh Walsh, Ben Johnson, Conor Empey & Ben Walker!

We are delighted for all our Rovers who represent provinicially, nationally or abroad. No matter where they are, they are always a member of Rovers Roar. A shout out to Waterford hockey club who started Ben Johnson on the path to where he is now, we are just enjoying the benefits up close at HQ and else where!

Well done to all the lads on their hard work over the seasons to get to this point, we can’t wait to see what is to come fro them during the coming 23/24 season!

Marl (L) & Ali (M) with their first caps

End of Season BBQ

Thank you to all our members who turned out for the end of season BBQ and night, it was a great way to end the 22/23 season and lots of fun ws had on the night! Thank you to Steph Lyons and the social committee who organsied and successfully pulled off the night!

Summer Camps at TRRHC

We sthill have limited spaces in our Summer camps, starting on June 19th, and if you would like to book your child/ren in for a week of fun book your spot here.

For more infor contact before too late!

I.D. Hockey

As part of their champions summer events, a group from St Michael’s House will be enjoying a taste of hockey session in TRR in June. TRR HC are happy to provide facilities for this event, and two of our coaches, Niall Denham and Caoimhe McNulty, have also very kindly donated their time to coach the group. Niall and Caoimhe are also heavily involved in our popular TRR Summer Camp programme

End Season BBQ & AGM

End of Season BBQ

This Friday is the traditional end of season Captain’s challenge at Grange Road from 7pm. Teams will be mixed and social is the aim of the game on the night! The clubhouse and bar will be open on the night and there will be a pitch side BBQ as well on the night!

We look forward to seeing everyone at the club on Friday from 7pm, whether you play in the matches or not please do come along! The link to sign up was sent around over the past week or so, however, please contact Peter Hinds or Stephanie Lyon if you would like to participate, numbers are needed as food has to be ordered.

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of Three Rock Rovers Hockey will be held in the Clubhouse on the 15th of May from 7.30pm. The Agenda and official invite will be sent out to all members by Luke over the coming days so please keep an eye out. If you have any questions or queries please contact the Club.

We would like to see as mamny members as possible on the night, please help the club ahead of the 2023/24 season and be a part of Rovers Roar off the pitch!

Leinster Finals, End of Season & Fixtures

End of Season due

On Friday April 28th we will be hosting our annual end of season Captain’s Challenge at Grange Road. This is always a great night for all involved!

On the night teams will be created from those who turn up. Teams will be mixed, Ladies, Men’s & Juniors (Over 16s), with the onus on the social aspect of hockey in mini matches!

There will be a a BBQ and the clubhouse will be open on the night! How to sign up for the night, to help manage numbers, will be advertised soon so keep your eyes peeled!

Leinster Finals

This weekend we are hosting the Leinster Finals across both Saturday and Sunday at HQ! Theere will be multiple teams and finals across both days. We are looking forward to hosting the Leinster Hockey fraternity at HQ. Grange Road will be very busy all weekend so if anyone has time to volunteer at the Club, the bar, carparking, etc. even for just an hour please contact the Club, all help will be appreciated!

Fixtures & Results

Junior Results March 24 – 26

6th class Brown team won the Under 12C league, beating Gorey 3-2 in the final in Enniscorthy.

2nd year A team won the Under 14 A league

1st years narrowly defeated in the u14 c league

Friday night blitz (16s, 14s, minors and inters)

We also hosted Instonians on Sunday for an end of season Blitz. 

Senior Fixtures

M5 v Skerries – 20:15 – Division 5 – Grange Road – Friday 31st of March

M1 v Lisnagarvey – 15:00 – EYHL – Comber Road – Saturday 1st of April

M3 v Mullingar – 12:00 – Division 2 – Wilson’s Hospital – Saturday 1st of April

Irish Uner 16s, Senior Fixtures & Saint Patricks Day

Irish Under 16s

Massie Congratultions to Three Rock Juniors Eva Doyle and Hannah Duffy on their selection for the Irish Under 16 Girls Squad after a series of assessment over the season to date.

It is a massive recognition of their hard work and effort to have been selected in what is always a tough process to get to the final sqaud. All at Rovers wish them and Ireland all the best ahead a busy international season!

Junior Results

Girls results 

Minor girls won v Dublin North 2:0 

First year A 4-3 win against YMCA


6th class Browns lost 3-2 to Abbeyleix. They have made the league final on the 26th March where they meet Gorey.

The 6th Class blue team are also in the final, again on the 26th, against Railway. Venues to be confirmed.

1st year boys won 6-1 against Weston on Friday and 3-1 against Avoca on Sunday.

2nd Year boys won 3-0 v’s Corinthians

U16 Boys won 4-2 v’s Monkstown to make the final of the U16 Benny Atkinson Cup

Congratulations to all our Junior team!

Saint Patrick’s Days

As mentioned above the Under 16 Boys are in the Benny Atkinson Cup Final on March 17th! We will be hosting the finals at Grange Road and we will have a menu of food, treats and drinks availablein the Clubhouse and from Cian and his team in the Short Corner Cafe! You can see the menu below.

If you can get up and support Cian and the Club both on and off the pitch please do! If you can give any time on the day contact Bernie at, the more the merrier!

Saturday March 11th

You can see this weekend’s fitures below for the Senior sides. It is a double weekend for the Men’s 1s and Ladies 2s.

Ladies 2s v UCD – Grange Road – 11:00 – Back pitch – Div 5

Men’s 1s v Monkstown 1s – Rathdown School – 12:15 – Away – EYHL

Ladies 1s v Naas – Newbridge college – 13:00 – Away – Div 1

Men’s 2s v YMCA 2s Grange Road Ratharnham – 13:00 – Back – Div 1B

Men’s 3s v Rathgar 2s Grange Road Ratharnham – 15:00 – Front – Div 2

Men’s 4s v Pembroke 4s Grange Road Ratharnham – 11:00 – Front – Div 3

Men’s 5s v YMCA 4s Grange Road Ratharnham – 13:00 – Front – Div 5

Sunday March 12th

Ladies 2 v Navan – Mercy Navan – 10:00 – Mercy Navan – Away – Div 5

Men’s 1s v Cookstown – Cookstown – 13:00 – Away – EYHL

Club Dinner, Fixtures & Results

Juniors Results February 24th – 26th

Girls results
1st year 2 lost 5-1 v Avoca.
1st year won 3-2 vs bray
Minor girls lost 2-0to Railway
Inter1s v Avoca 1-1.
Inter 2 2-0 win against Naas

U12 Blue team vs Pembroke 1st, 8-3 win
U16 boys won v’s Avoca 3-1
U16 boys lost v Pembroke 0-2

Senior Fixtures March 4th

Below are the fixtures for the Senior teams on Saturday, March 4th, with the Ladies 3s in Semi-Final action against UCD in the Divisiion 7/8 Cup in Belfield. All supporters are encouraged to give the Ladies all the support they can!

The rest of the teams are in league action both home and away. There is plenty on ahead of the Dinner at 7.30pm so get out and be a part of Rovers Roar this Saturday if you can!

L2 v Genesis – St. Raphaela’s – 12:15

L1 v Glenanne – Grange Road – 13:00

M1 v Banbridge – Grange Road – 15:00

M2 v Clontarf – Mount Temple – 16:00

M3 v Enniscorthy – CWCWE Enniscorthy – 12:30

M5 v Portrane – Donabate – 16:00

L3 v UCD – Belfield – 16:20

Club Dinner

We are looking forward to welcoming everyone to Old Wesley on Saturday, MArch 4th, for the annual club dinner. We can’t wait to celebrate all things Rovers with all our members, families, sponsors and supporters!

Club Dinner, Fixtures & More!

Club Dinner

The annual club Dinner is just around the corner and tickets are selling fast! Join us in Old Wesley Rugby Club on March 4th from 7.30pm on what is always a brilliant of celebrations.

We will be celebrating all things Rovers, successes so far in te season, whether it is the Ladies 1s first season back in the big time, the Men’s Indoor staying in the 2nd tier of European Indoor or the Juniors representing with Leinster, at all age grades, for both our Girls and Boys!

There will be plenty to celebrate for all our players, pavillion members, sponsors & supporters! You can be buy your ticket below:

Tickets are 60 euro for adults & 55 euro for students, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the club or Sinead and Doug the Ladies and Men’s Captains.

We look forward to seeing everyone there on the night!

Fixtures February 25th 2023

This Saturday’s fixtures seees a full compliment of home fixtures throughout the day! Why not make a day of it and treat yourself to someting delicious on offer at the Short corner cafe, provided by Cian and his team, or get a freshment from the clubhouse bar.

Watch the Men’s 1s match at home before or after your own match or catch the end of it ater supporting the Ladies 1s out in Mount Templ at 2pm!

M5 v Dublin North – Grange Road – 11:00 – Div 5

L2 v Corinthians – St. Columba’s – 11:30 – Div 5/6 Cup SF

M2 v Pembroke – Grange Road – 13:00 – Div 1B

M4 v Kilkenny – Grange Road – 13:00 – Div 3

L1 v Clontarf – Mount Temple – 14:00 – Div 1

L3 v Monkstown – Rathdown school – 14:30 – Div 8

M1 v Annadale – Grange Road – 15:00 – EYHL

M3 v Pembroke – Grange Road – 15:00 – Div 2

Be a part of Rovers Roar this saturday at Grange Road!

Indoor success

Well done to the Junior Girls and Boys Under 16 squads who both came 3rd in the Leinster Hockey Indoor tournament hosted by Boyne Hockey Club last Sunday! It is a great achievement and we look forward to more indoor success from them, as part of the respective Senior sqauds, in years to come!

Massive congratulations to the Men’s Senior Indoor squad who retained theirs and Ireland’s place in the 2nd tier of European Indoor in Mannheim last weekend! After a tough group phase against the likes of Pinoke from Holland, they battled it out in the classification phase to pick up two massive wins and retain their place in the club Trophy on goal difference!

Massive well done to all the players, squads and respective managements!

Annual Club Dinner, Indoor Club Trophy & More!

Annual Club Dinner

The Annual club Dinner is just around the corner. Starting at 7.30pm on the 4th of March in Old Wesley Rugby Club, join us for the best social night of the season!

We will be celebrating the season to date and all things Rovers, representing the club, leinster & Ireland at all age grades and more!

Tickets for the night can be bought here: ANNUAL CLUB DINNER TICKETS


€60 for adults

€55 for students

Join us for what will be a wonderful night!

Well done Findo!

Congratulations to Stephen Findlater on being awarded the Graham Wilson award for outstanding hockey journalism by the Hockey Writers Club.  Stephen is known for his fair and balanced reporting, and we are proud to hear that his hard work has been acknowledged and recognised.  

A long-standing TRR playing member, past Club Captain, and ongoing volunteer, Stephen is the son of John Findlater, (past Club President, generous volunteer,  benefactor,  and contributor  to the club).

We hope that the intergenerational Findlater family connection will continue with Oliver and Jessica, Stephen’s children, and we look forward to further hockey reports from Stephen in the future.

You can read the full story here

Mens EuroHockey Indoor Trophy

Day 1 for the Men’s Indoor Club Trophy is done and dusted. They palyed two matches against Slavia Prague and Pinoke. Two tough matches against qulaity opponents and they were unfortunately on the wrong end of respetive 5-2 & 7-3 losses.

Their 3rd and final group match is against Luzerner from Switzerland on the 18th of February at 10:15am (CET). The match can be watched here:

Fixtures February 18th – 19th

L1 v Corinthians – 13:15 – St. Columba’s

M2 v UCD – 13:00 – Grange Road, Front pitch

L2 v Clontarf – 15:00 – Grange Road, Front pitch

M3 v YMCA – 15:15 – Wesley College

L3 v Portrane – 15:00 – Grange Road, Back pitch

M4 v Naas – 10:00 – St Mary’s College, Naas

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Rovers Roar February 4th

Super Saturday

Today’s the day! Matches start from 11am and continue throughout the day with the Men’s 1s hosting Pembroke from 1pm in the EYHL. The rugby will be on from 2.15pm and the cafe, with home made curry from 9.95 available, and the bar open throughout the day! Make the day of it and be a part of Rovers Roar, everybody is welcome!

Parking will be tight due to the number of matches on today so please be aware that parking on the curb or cgrass area outside the gates is illegal. Please find alternative parking if we are full.

Today’s fixtures

M1 v Pembroke 1pm – H – EYHL

L1 v North Kildare 12pm – A – Div 1

M2 v Avoca3pm – H – Div 1B

L3 v Avoca 1pm – H – Div 7

M3 v Avoca 11am – H – Div 2

M4 v North Kildare11am – H -Div 3

Junior Results January 27 – 29

6th class Blues won 6-0 v Avoca
6th class Browns won 6-1 v Pembroke
U12s had a blitz in Monkstown

Minor 1s drew 2-2 v Corinthians
1st year 1s lost 4-0 v Loreto
1st to 6th Classes had blitzes v Muckross

Club dinner 

The annual club dinner is being held on the 4th of March in Old Wesley Rugby Club, please do save the date (if you haven’t already) as it is always a wonderful night celebrating all things Rovers!

More details to follow so please do keep your eyes peeled!

National Indoor Finals

The Men’s Indoor made it to final of the Leinster Indoor season last weekend where they lost out to a strong Monkstown side 9-6in the final. They will represent Leinster, alongside town, at the National Indoor Finals tomorrow!

They will play Cookstown at 1.15pm, on Sunday, in the Irish National Indoor Finals in the Antrim Forum. With the final at 5pm and fingers crossed they make it!

Be part of Rovers Roar

TRR have some available slots on both the front and back pitch that are available for sponsorship advertising. TRRHC is used by a range of local, regional and national groups as it is used to rent to local clubs, schools and national team trainings.

Furthermore, it is used for multiple final events making the boards highly visible by a range of people. If you would like to support the club with this venture, please contact the Club Manager at for more information. `

Rovers Round Up January 27th

Super Saturday

Saturday, February 4th, will see HQ a buzz with activity as we have matches on front and back pitches from 1pm. The Short corner cafe will be open and home made curry will be on offer along with the usual range of treats and snacks!

We will have the first round of the 6 Nations on in the bar from 2.15pm as Ireland play Wales. With matches on throughout the day why not make a day of it and start your long weekend off right!

The full match fixture list for the day at HQ will come later in the week. So save the date, find that Irish jersey and be part of Rovers Roar both on and off the pitch and support the boys in Green on Saturday, February 4th!

Senior Fixtures

This Saturday we see 6 Senior sides in action starting from 11am as the Men’s 5s host Weston in the Junior Cup.

The Ladies 1 host Kilkenny at 12pm in Leinster Ladies Division 1, while the Ladies 3 travel to Glasnevin to tackle Botanic at the same time.

At 3pm we have a triple header as the Mens 1s travel to Shawsbridge to take on Instonians, while the Ladies 2s and Men’s 2s welcome UCD in the Cup and Glenanne in Division 1B respectively at 3pm.

Good luck to all sides!

Sponsorship Opportunities

We have some available slots on both the front and back pitch that are available for sponsorship advertising. Grange Road is used by a range of local, regional and national groups as it is used to rent to local clubs, schools and national team trainings.

Furthermore, it is used for multiple final events making the boards highly visible by a range of people. If you would like to support the club with this venture, please contact the Club Manager at for more information. `

Junior Results January 20th – 22nd

U14 Indoor Shield

Congratulations to the Under 14 Boys who won the Leinster Indoor Under 14 shield hosted by Portrane in Donabate! With Simon Montgomery winning player of the tournament.

U16A cup Q final won 4-0 v Corinthians
Boys 6th class blues lost 1-0 to Railway
Boys 6th class brown lost 4-1 to Gorey

Inter 2 won 5-0 v Genesis
1st year 1s won 3-2 v Kilkenny
1st year 2s won 5-4 v Portrane
5th class blitz v Weston

1st year As v Kilkenny

Club Dinner

The annual club dinner is being held on the 4th of March in Old Wesley Rugby Club, please do save the date (if you haven’t already) as it is always a wonderful night celebrating all things Rovers!

More details to follow so please do keep your eyes peeled!

Richard Fitzsimon, Pavilion lunch & more!

Richard Fitzsimon

It is with great sadness we note the death of Richard Fitzsimon, a past Trustee and Captain of the club. We would like to extend our condolences to his family, in particular his daughter Meriel and wife Brigid.

 John Findlater, on behalf of TRR, writes:

Richard Fitzsimon died suddenly on 18th January. Richard was a former Club captain and Trustee of TRR. We pass on our sympathy to his family, who have ongoing connections with the Club. Richard’s father, Colonel Fitzsimon was a stalwart umpire and his brother, John, also played for us.

Richard played hockey for TCD, Buccaneers, Leinster and Ireland before focusing on golf at Carrickmines Golf Club, where he was Club captain in 1992. He played for Ireland at hockey from 1960-1969 gaining 17 caps. He was a key player in the TRR teams that won the Irish Senior Cup in 1962,1964 and 1974. He captained TRR in 1960 and again in 1967.The unique competence of TRR teams of that era was that it included three players with outstanding passing skills. John Lavan delivered crisp accurate centres from right wing to Derek Henessey (CF), David Judge hit pinpoint accurate weighted passes from left back and Richard laid off perfect attacking short passes. Dick had a characteristic long stride and reach which earned him the nickname “Long-fellow”. I remember joking to Fitz, soon before he retired, that he better stay on as he had given me hundreds more passes that I to him; I needed time to pay him back.

Pavilion lunch

Saturday 21st January at 1pm in the clubhouse. We look forward to hosting many of our members tomorrow at Grange Road! The Mens 1X will be playing a match v Lisnagarvey at 3pm so hopefully you will stay or come to HQ to watch the match and catch up with old friends.

Junior Results January 13th to 15th

6th Class blues won 5-1 vs Corinthians
6th Class browns lost 6-1 to Corinthians

Girls Inter 1s lost 3-0 vs Pembroke
Girls Inter 2s lost 2-0 vs Muckross
Girls Minor 1s lost 4-1 vs Loreto
Girls First Year 1s drew 2-2 vs Pembroke
Girls First Year 2s drew 1-1 vs Our Lady’s
1st to 6th class girls had blitzes vs Monkstown (see photos)

Club dinner 

The annual club dinner is being held on the 4th of March in Old Wesley Rugby Club, please do save the date (if you haven’t already) as it is always a wonderful night celebrating all things Rovers!

More details to follow so please do keep your eyes peeled!

Senior Fixtures January 21st

L1 JP shield v Trinity – 1pm, Grange Road

L2 v Suttonians – 3pm, Grange Road

L3 v UCD – 11am, Grange Road

M1 v Lisnagarvey – 3pm, Grange Road

M2 v Monsktown – 1pm, Grange Road

M3 v Mullingar – 11am, Grange Road

M4 v Kilkenny – 2pm, Kilkenny College

M5 v Skerries – 11am, Skerries CC