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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

FREE Online E-learning Mental Health and Wellbeing Courses

Below is an intiative being run by the South dublin Count Public Participation Network regarding Mental Health and Wellbeing courses, which can be found here: SDC Public Participation Network

The full website can be found here:

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

Rovers Representing, Club Dinner & more!

Pavilion lunch

Saturday 21st January at 1pm in the clubhouse. There will be a sit-down lunch and a glass of wine at a cost of €20 per person.

How to pay

Payment can be made on the day or by EFT to Bank of Ireland account IE85BOFI90008410053691 quoting your name as a reference

The Mens 1X will be playing a match v Lisnagarvey at 3pm so hopefully you will stay to watch the match and catch up with old friends.

If you have not already done so and are interested in attending, could you please RSVP to this email address ( by the 14th January including any dietary requirements”

Rovers Representing

Well done to all our Rovers Representing after their respective selections for Ireland and Leinster this week after a period of assessments! Shout out to Angus Dunlop who is the coach of the Under 18s and the manager of the Under 21s!

Everyone at the club wishes all of them all the best as they represent themselves and the club!

Ireland U16s – Eva Doyle, Hannah Duffy

The full Irish Girls U16 squad can be found below

Leinster U16s – Harry Glennon, Sam Rothwell

Leinster U18s – Josh Gill, Peter Mongtgomery, Oscar Pasley, Andrew Crowe, Ben Pasley (C), Sam Maxwell, Zach Silverman & Alex Lynch
Head Coach – Angus Dunlop

Leinster U21s – Ben Whelan, Conor Walsh, Charlie Beatty, Ryan Spencer, Ben Ryder
Manager – Angus Dunlop

The full Leinster squad can be found below

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!


L2 v Pembroke – 9:30am, Serpentine Avenue

L3 v Tullamore – 3pm, Tullamore Harriers

M1 v Monkstown – Grange Road – 13:00

M2 v Corinthians – Columbas College – 11:30

M3 v Wicklow – East Glendalough School – 14:00

M4 v Suttonians – Grange Road – 12:00

M5 v Mullingar – Grange Road – 14:00


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.

Anyone who has to pay the second half of their subs please do so as soon possible!


Hockey Ireland

Sponsorship Opportunities

Hockey in Ireland has a significant and growing footprint – with industry experts ONSIDE estimating 1 in 10 adults having some interest in the sport – and c.100k+ adults are interested in becoming more involved in Hockey today.

TRRHC is uniquely placed with its own facilities and diverse membership categories to support local and national businesses in increasing their brand awareness through sponsorship packages. Sponsorship from local and national companies goes a long way to support the club’s development and progress, and we hugely value the support we have received from our main sponsor Tilman Brewin Dolphin, along with all our many pitch side advertisers.

If you know of a company that wishes to increase its visibility and support local sport through sponsorship, we have packages available to explore with you. Please get in touch with us directly and we can discuss options with you


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.

Men’s Indoor in Mannhiem

TRRHC winning indoor squad from the 21/22 season

Dear Friends and Supporters of TRR Indoor Hockey, 

I know that Fraser Morris, John Findlater and I have been plaguing many of you for years to help us to fund the very many National Indoor successes we have had which have led to forays with increasing success into Europe. Some of you have been part of this 15-year journey. 

This is not a direct plea for financial contributions although there are students on the squad who would welcome a helping hand. 

The main reason I am messaging you all is that this is one of the very rare occasions that we are playing relatively close to home. Indeed, we are playing in the heart of the home of indoor hockey, Germany, in Mannheim. Three Rock Rovers are competing in the EuroHockey Indoor Club trophy, the second-ranked competition for clubs in Europe

There will be a big hall with lots of noisy supporters, accessible trains, flights and relatively reasonable hotels. We are playing at a club level that arguably supersedes what Ireland played when Irish indoor was at its height in the mid-1980s.  We would love it if there was some home support and I am going to give you the details if anyone has the time and inclination to travel. It should be great fun for the spectators, no one hosts or understands the indoor game like the Germans. 

The Squad is flying out on Thursday the 16th of February and is playing the first match of the tournament on Friday at 09.30 v the Czech side. Our second match is against the Dutch side Pinoke who are hosting the EHL outdoor finals this Easter at 16.15. Both sides will have players who recently played in the European International Championships. A daunting opening for us. 

Aer Lingus and Lufthansa had the best flight options when we booked. Chuck Walker is flying out on Friday morning’s €16 flight and should arrive for the Dutch game. There is a train station at the airport and it is about a 45 min journey from Frankfurt to Mannheim. 

The team are returning to Dublin on the 21.30 Lufthansa flight from Frankfurt. There is an earlier Aer Lingus one but the team is required to stay for the closing ceremony. 

I really hope to see many of you in Mannheim. Realistically staying in this division would be a fantastic achievement. But this part-time indoor hockey team from Balinteer has punched above its weight many times in the past. In the slightly altered immortal words of Sanka Coffie “Feel the rhythm! Feel the rhyme! Get on up, it’s indoor time. Cool Runnings’ 

Liam / Fraser / Scott

Details of accommodation and competition schedule

Team Accommodation is in two different hotels:

TRR and some parents and supporters have already booked the first listed option:

Hilton Garden Inn Mannheim (Homepage Hilton Garden Inn)

3 *** (7 km from Hotel to Venue – 15 min by car)

Single: 99,00 € incl. BF / per room per night

Double: 119,00 € incl. BF / per room per night

LanzCarré Hotel Mannheim, a member of Radisson Individuals (Homepage Lanzcarré)

3 *** (8 km from Hotel to Venue – 15 min by car)

Single: 79,00 € incl. BF / per room per night

Double: 99,00 € incl. BF / per room per night

Pool A Pool B

Partille SC (SWE) Pinoké (NED)

HC OKS-SHVSM Vinnitsa (UKR) Three Rock Rovers (IRL)

Slagelse Hockeyklub (DEN) Luzerner SC (SUI)

Mannheimer HC (GER) SK Slavia Prague (CZE)

Friday 17 February 2023

09.30h Pool B Hall A Three Rock Rovers vs SK Slavia Prague

10.45h Pool B Hall A Pinoké vs Luzerner SC

12.00h Pool A Hall A Partille SC vs Slagelse Hockeyklub

13.15h Pool A Hall A HC OKS-SHVSM Vinnitsa vs Mannheimer HC

15.00h Pool B Hall A Luzerner SC vs SK Slavia Prague

16.15h Pool B Hall A Three Rock Rovers vs Pinoké

17.30h Pool A Hall A HC OKS-SHVSM Vinnitsa vs Partille SC

18.45h Pool A Hall A Slagelse Hockeyklub vs Mannheimer HC

Saturday 18 February 2023

09.00h Pool B Hall A Pinoké vs SK Slavia Prague

10.15h Pool B Hall A Luzerner SC vs Three Rock Rovers

11.30h Pool A Hall A Slagelse Hockeyklub vs HC OKS-SHVSM Vinnitsa

12.45h Pool A Hall A Partille SC vs Mannheimer HC

16.30h 17.45h 19.00h Crossover Relegation and Promotion Matches

Sunday 19 February 2023

10.15h 11.30h 13.00h 14.15h Final Ranking Promotion Relegation Matches

15.30h Prize Giving Ceremony