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Rovers Christmas Round Up

Seasons Greetings

As we head toward the final weekend leagu matches this side of Christmas Three Rock Rovers Committee would just like to wish all our members, supporters & sponsors the very best Chirstmas and a happy New Year! The Club would not be what or where it is without each and everyone of you, especially in the current climate. So thank you!

We look forward to welcoming our members, supporters and sponsors to Grange Road in 2022 in a year where there will hopefully be plenty of hockey to play, watch and cheer on!

Merry Chrstmas one and all, stay safe and enjoy the break!
TRRHC Club Committee

Fixtures December 18th – 20th

Saturday 18th
Men’s 5ths v Railway Union @11:00, Leinster Divsion 4, Grange Road Back Pitch

Men’s 4ths v Enniscorthy @13:00, Leinster Division 3, Grange Road Back Pitch

Ladies 1sts v Enniscorthy @15:00, Leinster Challenge Cup, Grange Road Front Pitch

Sunday 19th
Ladies Indoor v North Kildare @12:00, Leinster Indoor, Columbas College

Men’s Indoor v Glenanne @16:00, Leinster Indoor, Columbas College

Monday 20th
Ladies 1st v YMCA @20:30, Leinster Challenge Group A, Grange Road Front Pitch

Christmas Trees at Three Rock

We are entering the final few days of the annual Christmas Tree sale at Grange Road! IF you have not already done so and are thinkng about branching out this year why not try Three Rock. Drop by and PJ will be abke to assit you with any queries that you may have. You can use cash OR card this year as well.

A percentage of tree sales will be kindly contributed to the club, so the more the merrier and it would be great to see Rovers members enjoying their holidays with a tree bought from the club and PJ!

Leinster Under 16s & 18s

Congratulations to all our Rovers who were representing Leinster Under 16s & 18 last Sunday, December 12th, against Ulster in the last round of InterPro Fixtures for the boyys held in Cookstown ths side of Christmas!

Under 18s: Charlie Beatty; Rex Dunlop; Bryan Lydon; Alex Lynch; Ben Pasley; Mark Smyth; Conor Walsh & Sam Maxwell

Under 16s: Philip Cole; Peter Montgomery; Oscar Pasley; Zach Silverman & Isaac Linsay
Assistant Coach: Angus Dunlop, Rovers Under 16s Boys coach

Rovers Representing, EHL, Fixtures & More!

Christmas Trees

Christmas Tree went on sale on November 25th in the front car park and will be available over the coming weeks. PJ has sizes from 5ft to 12ft available to purchase, It would be great to see club member’s support PJ and purchase their tree from the Club this coming festive season as the more trees bought the more money goes back into the club as we will receive a percentage of the sales.

If anyone has any queries you can ask PJ at the club or email Bernie at club.manager@threerockrovershc.com and she will endeavour to get an answer for you. PJ will have a sum up machine available so you can buy with card or cash as well.

Get your Christmas Tree from Grange Road!

Euro Hockey League

The route to Euro Hockey League glory has been set following the draw, conducted by Simon Mason, HC Bloemendaal’s Jorrit Croon and AH&BC Amsterdam’s Kira Horn, for next Easter’s EHL events in Amsterdam and Egara.

Three Rock Rover’s Men’s 1s have been drawn to play HC Rotterdam in the Men’s EHL Cup that will take place next Easter, hosted by Club Egara. You can find the full schedule for the full EHL Easter spectacular below! Further details on the match and tournament will follow in due course.

Rover’s Men’s 1s face a tough challenge against Rotterdam

FIXTURES & RESULTS

Results – November 27th

Only 2 games survived last weekend’s visit from Jack Frost as only the Men’s & Ladies 2s took to a pitch on the Saturday. The Men’s 2s came away from a rather baltic Belfield with a 3-1 win against UCD while the Ladies suffered a tight 2-1 loss away to Navan.

Looking forward to this coming weekend there are 9 matches on the cards on Saturday and one on Sunday as we see the Indoor season tip off in earnest! The Ladies Vets are in action last night, against Avoca, at Grange Road as well!

Saturday – December 4th

M1 v Monkstown @13:00, Grange Road , Front Pitch, EYHL
M2 v YMCA @15:00, Grange Road, Back Pitch, Division 1B
M3 v Naas @10:30, Away, Division 2
M4 v Clontarf @16:00, Mount Temple, Division 3
M5 v Rathgar @13:00, High School, Division 4

L1 v Enniscorthy @15:00, Grange Road, Front Pitch, Leinster Challenge Cup
L2 v Navan @12:00, Away, Leinster Division 3-4 Cup
L3 v Monkstown @13:00, Grange Road, Back Pitch, Leinster Division 7-8 Cup

Sunday – December 5th

Men’s Indoor v Pembroke @18:40, Columbas College, Leinster Indoor

LOST PROPERTY
We can no longer store lost property for more than 7 days due to the high volume of items being left behind. Recent items found include a blue Trespass jacket and a Tommy Hilfiger hoody so please get in touch by email if you think they are yours.

  1. Please check dugouts, pitches, and grounds, for any left items when leaving the pitch or complex.
  2. For lost items, please check asap with grounds staff in person, or email club.manager@threerockrovershc.com within 7 days if asking about lost property (do not phone or leave voicemails about lost property)
  3. After 7 days, all unclaimed lost property will be donated to the Enable Ireland charity bank.

Well Done Ali!

Well done to our very own Alison Keogh on her selection as one of the umpires for the FIH Hockey Women’s World Cup being hosted by both Spain & The Netherlands in July 2022. You can see the full list of officials below!

Irish Men’s Under 21 Indoor

Congratulations to Ben Ryder on his selection for the Irish Under 21s Indoor squad! They will make their international debut next week when they take part in the EuroHockey Championship II in Paredes, Portugal from December 10th to 12th. You can see the full squad announcement below!

Congratulations Ben Ryder!

Christmas Trees are now on sale

Christmas Trees

Christmas Tree went on sale today on the front car park and will be available over the coming weeks. PJ has sizes from 5ft to 12ft available in the front car park. It would be great to see club member’s support PJ and purchase their tree from the Club this coming festive season as the more trees bought the more money goes back into the club as we will receive a percentage of the sales. If anyone has any queries you can ask PJ at the club or email Bernie at club.manager@threerockrovershc.com and she will endeavour to get an answer for you.

You can see a selection of the trees below!

Fixtures

Saturday November 27th

Ladies 1s no game
Ladies 2s vs Navan @11:00, Away
Ladies 3s vs Genesis @11:00, Front pitch

Men’s 1s vs Lisnagarvey @15:00, Front Pitch, Irish Senior Cup
Men’s 2s vs UCD @16:20, Away
Men’s 3s vs Monkstown @16:15, Back Pitch
Men’s 4s vs Enniscorthy @13:00, Front Pitch
Men’s 5s vs Railway @11:00, Back Pitch

Sunday November 28th

Men’s 1s v UCD @14:30, Back Pitch, Mills Cup

Christmas trees, Fixtures & Results

Quick Rover’s round up this week!

Christmas trees at Grange Road

The annual Christmas tree sale at Grange Road will be taking place again this year. Trees will be available to buy in the front car park from the 25th of November, 2021. The trees will be sold by Patrick O’Brien again, from Knockroe Fruit farm in Delgany, and he will have a range of shapes and sizes available.

So if your looking for place to buy your tree this Christmas and wish to branch out why not buy yours this year from Three Rock. Every tree bought will see a contribution given towards the club so it would be terrific to see members buy their tree from Grange Road, so the more the merrier!

To celebrate the start of the sale on the 25th there will be a little raffle, currently running on Rover’s social media. To be in with a chance of winning your tree for Christmas, you’ll need to pop over to our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, like and share the post with the Christmas tree graphic and tag 3 people.

A winner will be announced on the 26th of November, good luck!

Senior Results November 13th – 15th

There were only 2 games on the cards last weekend with the Men’s 1s and 4s recording 4-2 and 2-0 wins against Glenanne and Corinthians respectively. The Men’s 5s game was postponed due to low numbers and we could not field a team last Saturday unfortunately.

While the ladies teams all had byes in the Cup so all 3 teams were not in action on Saturday. The Ladies Vets team were 6-0 victors against Loreto in Leinster Vets Division 1, with their next game penciled in for the 1st of December!

Senior Fixtures November 20th

This coming Saturday sees a total of 6 Senior sides in action with all 3 Ladies sides and 3 Men’s squads scheduled to be Rovers Representing this Saturday!

L2 v UCD, Away @09:30, Leinster Division 4
L3 v Monkstown, Home @11:00, Leinster Division 7
L1 v Skerries, Away @12:00, Leinster Challenge Division A


M1 v YMCA, Home @13:00, Irish Hockey EYHL
M2 v Glenanne, Home @15:00, Leinster Division 1B
M5 v Portrane, Away @17:30, Leinster Division 4

Good luck to all teams!

Leinster Indoor 21/22

The annual Leinster Hockey Senior Indoor season tips off this December and Three Rock have entered a men’s and ladies squad, you can see the fixture schedules below.

Men’s Indoor

Ladies Indoor

The annual Junior tournament, superbly organised by Portrane every year, was announced to take place in early 2022 and you can read more on the announcement below.

Junior Indoor

Rover’s Round Up November 11th, 2021

Inter A Girls on cloud 9
Report courtesy of Anna Hoey

On Sunday 7th November we played our first round match in the Jaqui potter cup against Our Lady’s Terenure. We were all excited and ready to play.  They match went well and we ended up winning 9-0 with many of the team scoring goals. Overall it was an amazing start to our cup campaign and we hope to progress further in the competition over the coming weeks. Thanks to Our lady’s for being sporting opponents and we wish them the best of luck in the rest of their season. 

Senior Fixtures & Results

Results November 5th – 7th

Ladies Vets lost 2-1 v Clontarf


M1 lost 3-2 v Lisnagarvey
M2 lost 4-1 v Railway
M3 drew 0-0 with Pembroke
M5 lost 0-9 v Trinity

L1 won 4-1 v Wexford
L2 lost 1-4 v Our Lady’s
L3 lost 1-3 v Corinthians

It was a tough weekend all round, but congratulations the Ladies 1s on a fabulous win, with 4 different scorers on the cards as they picked up their 3rd win out of 4 games in their Leinster Challenge A campaign so far!

The Ladies all received byes in their respective Cups for the coming weekend so have a rest weekend and there is only a quartet of fixtures starting with the Ladies Vets on Wednesday evening followed by a trio men’s fixtures on Saturday afternoon.

Wednesday November 10th
Ladies Vets v Bray @20:30, Grange Road, Leinster Ladies Vets Division 1

Saturday November 13th
Men’s 4s v Corinthians @13:00, Grange Road, Leinster Men’s Division 3

Men’s 1s v Glenanne @14:30, Saint Andrews, Irish Hockey EYHL

Men’s 5s v Portrane @15:30, Donabate, Leinster Men’s Division 4

Christmas Trees at Grange Road

The annual Christmas Tree sale at Grange Road will be starting up soon! The start date is to be confirmed, but is expected to be within the next two weeks. The club gets a contribution for trees sold, so we would ask members to please support the club by buying your tree in TRR. If you have any questions or queries contact Bernie at club.manager@threerockrovershc.com

Subs 2021/2022

As we now well into the new season and you have yet to pay anything towards your seasonal subs, please do so immediately. The money raised from subs helps to provide all the services that our players use on a weekly basis, coaches, pitches, umpire fees, etc. so it is vital that Subs are paid up.

You can pay below

If you have any queries regarding payments, please contact your respective Club Captain Ali or Peter and they will endeavour to assist you where possible.

Peter can be contacted at mens.captain@threerockrovershc.com while Ali can be contacted at ladies.captain@threerockrovershc.com.

Leinster U20s

Congratulations to former Rover and current youths coordinator, Orna Bools, on her selection for the Leinster Under 20s squad ahead of their games against Munster this weekend!

Rockets WISE Up, Leinster U21s & Juniors return

WISE ID Hockey Festival

Our very own Rockets came 3rd in the WISE ID hockey festival that took place last weekend in the National Sports Campus. Hockey ID teams from Ireland and the UK battled it out to see who would be the WISE ID champion and our Rockets pulled off an excellent 3rd place finish!

Over the same weekend Scott Mulligan, who has been a crucial cog in the Rockets wheels for a whole now, earned the very first FIH Level 1 ID coaching cert! Congratulations to Scott on being part of the first of hopefully many groups to achieve this soon!

Thank you as always to all our coaches, coordinators and volunteers who helped over not just this weekend but since the Rocket’s inception to help make them what they are today!

Junior Fixtures & Training Times

We are excited for our 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th class Girls to have their first blitz of the season vs Alex. While our 6th class boys have their second league match vs Naas this Sunday in Three Rock and the  Minor C girls have their league match against Carlow on Sunday. 

While the Under 16 A Girls take on Our LAdy’s in the Jacqui Potter Cup on Sunday at 1pm in Grange Road!

Training Times 21/22

 Under 16 boys 6:15-7:30 Friday nights 
Under 16 A girls 6-7:15 Friday nights 
Under 16 B&C girls 7:15-8:30 Friday nights


Under 8 boys  9-10 Saturday mornings 
Under 10 boys 9-10 Saturday mornings 
Under 12 boys  9-10 Saturday mornings 
Under 14 boys 5:15-6:30 Saturday evenings 


1st – 4th class girls 9-10 Sunday mornings 
5th – 6th class girls 10-11:15 Sunday morning 
1st year girls 11:15-12:30
Minor girls 11:15-12:30 
Under 18 girls 12:30-1:45 

Senior Fixtures

L1 vs Wexford, @15:00 (H)
L2 vs Our Ladies @11:00 (H)
L3 vs Corinthians @15:00 (H)

M1 vs Lisnagarvey @3pm, (A)
M2 vs Railway @3.30pm, (A)
M3 vs Pembroke @11am, (A)
M4 vs Pembroke @12.30pm (A)
M5 vs Dublin University @1pm (H)

Leinster Under 21s

Congratulations to current and past Rovers Men’s players who have been selected for the Leinster Under 21s panel announced this week! Full squad story can be found below!

Leinster U21s Squad

Rovers Round Up- October 15th 2021

Rovers Representing with the Irish Men’s O50s
words and photo kindly supplied by Ed Simpson

Two very different strategies dealing with Covid 19 in England and Ireland, 10 weeks or so ago we would have said not a hope to travel to Nottingham International Tournament, and yet as the weeks and days rolled past this changed very quickly. For Ireland Men’s 50s it would be our first competitive match since semi finals of the Europeans in Krefeld August 2019. Boy it was so good to be back playing, very positive all round. There is a lot of admin that goes into preparation which within a 8 week period we managed to have 2 sessions to select a player pool for 2021, and then select for Nottingham, with a further three sessions/matches with our coach Hugh Harvey Kelly.

Yes ultimately we were ring rusty and it showed in our first match v Scotland, losing 1-3 (Steve Magee the scorer) however with a completely new style of play (some in the group had mentioned that in 40+ years they had never played this way), new group of players, etc every quarter we grew better and stronger, throughout this tournament. We played Wales in a close fought 2-2 battle having gone 1-0 down showing plenty of character coming from behind, super saves by both keepers with Darren Scott and Ian Stuart the scorers.

The benchmark for progress was naturally going to be England on the last day, we were still in it 1-2 down with David Sharpe scoring, when England scored in last 5 minutes, with keepers involved with plenty of action.

We feel the gap has been closed, playing a very good style and competitive hockey and are gearing up nicely in our development for World Cup Cape Town October 2022, the all new 50s are a band of brothers on and off the pitch.

Congratulations to all our Rovers Representing Ireland across O40s, 45s, 50s, 60s & 65s in the summer just gone and heading into 2022!

Irish Senior Men in Qualifier action

Congratulations to all current and out on loan Rovers who have been selected for the men’s World Cup qualifiers which get underway next week in Cardiff.

Everyone at the Club wishes, Jaime Carr, Luke Madeley, Daragh Walsh, Conor Empey and Ben Walker all the best over the coming week or so!

Full details on the squad and matches can be found here:

Third Team selection for World Cup Qualifiers

Congratulations to our very own Ali Keogh and her fellow Leinster & Irish umpire Shane O’Donnell who have been appointed to the FIH World Cup 2022 Qualifiers in Italy & Wales respectively. Ali has also been appointed to the Junior World Cup in South Africa in December!

Super Saturday at Grange Road!

Big set of fixtures this weekend at the Club as we have 6 Senior Teams at home from 11:00 onwards! Up first it is the Ladies 2s and 3s at 11am. The 2s host North Kildare on the front pitch, while the 3s welcome Portlaoise on the back pitch.

Up next it is the M1s and 2s who provide the lunch time entertainment as the 1s tackle Corinthian in the Hockey Ireland Senior Cup in the Rathfarnham derby at 13:00! While the Men’s 2s are on the back pitch as they tip off against Clontarf at 12:50pm. Away from Grange Road, the Men’s 3s and 4s travel to Rathgar Hockey Club at 12:30 and the 4s travel to ALSAA as they tackle Navan at 12:00 respectively!

Back at Grange Road, the Mens 5s host Saint James Gate on the back pitch at 14:40. While last but by no means least the Ladies 1 welcome Ashton Hockey Club to Grange Road in a 15:00 tip off in the Hockey Ireland Hockey Trophy!

During a jam packed day at Grange Road, there will be sausage baps, toasties, and homemade tray bakes on sale at the Short corner cafe this weekend! Orders can be given and paid for at the hut by the front pitch!

Come and enjoy some wonderful hockey and food all day!

Rovers Round up – October 6th, 2021

EHL Ranking Cup

Unfortunately the Men’s 1s experienced a difficult weekend in the EHL Ranking Cup, hosted by KHC Dragons in Belgium.

They were on the end of tight 5-4 loss to HC Minsk on the Saturday morning, which lead to facing Hampstead & Westminster on Sunday morning. However, they were on the wrong end of a 4-1 loss, which saw them finish 17th overall once the standings were finalised.

You can read the match reports for both their matches, on the EHL website, below:

Fixtures – October 9th & 10th

Saturday – October 9th
L1 vs Our Lady’s, Grange Rd @15:00, Front
M1 vs Corinthians, Away @15:15
L2 vs Avoca, Away @16:15
M2 vs Monkstown, Away @12:20,
L3 vs Gorey , Away @14:30
M3 vs YMCA, Grange Road @13:00, Front
M4 vs YMCA, Grange Road @11:00, Front
M5 vs Suttonians, Away @12:00

Sunday October 10th
M1 vs Monkstown, Neville Cup, Grange Road @14:30

Irish Senior Men versus Malaysia

Congratulations to all our Rovers, both current and abroad, who were part of the Irish Senior Men’s squad that is taking on Malyasia up at Lisnagarvey Hockey Club tonight and last night!

Last night it was quite a night for our Rovers, both current and abroad, as there were 5 players in the Senior Men’s squad last as they tackled Malaysia! While the Malaysian coach was none other than former men’s 1s coach Arul! Congratulations to Conor Empey on his debut double as he and our other Rovers helped Ireland to a 3-2 victory last night at comber road!

Match 2 is currently taking place this evening, with Jaime, Daragh and Ben all starting!

Read the match report from last night below as well as a photo of the playing quintet with Arul!

(l-r) Jaime Carr, Daragh Walsh, Conor Empey, Arul Anthoni, Luke Madeley & Ben Walker

Leinster Girls Under 16 & 18s

This weekend sees the opening matches of the Girls Interprovincial Matches with Leinster playing Connacht in the U16, U18 & U20 competitions in Athlone Regional Centre. Congratulations to both Sarah Smyth and Sarah Flynn for being selected for the Under 16 and 18s match day squads respectively.

Shout out to former Ladies 1s player Orna Bools on her selection, as captain, of the Under 20s squad also named!

See full details on the squads and matches below:

Leinster Under 16 & 18 Boys

Congratulations to all our Under 16 and 18 Boys who represented themselves and Rovers with aplomb over the first weekend of the Boys InterPros that took place in Waterford. Leinster picked up 2 tight wins against their Munster opposition to get off to the perfect start!

Read about the squad that traveled and the rest of the schedule below:

Rovers Round Up

Euro Hockey League Antwerp 21/22

Three Rock Rover’s Men’s 1s will be representing Ireland at the EHL Ranking Cup in Antwerp over the first weekend in October, September 30th – October 3rd.

Tickets for the weekend can be be bought here: EHL Ranking Cup 2021/2022

The Men’s 1st will play HC Minsk on the 2nd of October at 9.30am (Belgian time) and depending on that result they will know who they play the day after, October 3rd!

Their match information and how to watch can be found here: EuroHockey League

Belgian champions Dragons will play host to the EHL Men’s Cup at their grounds in the park of Brasschaat from September 30 to October 3 with 16 teams taking part. Teams will play on either on September 30 and October 1 or else have their matches on October 2 and 3. This will be the third time the club have hosted the EHL following a ROUND1 event in 2011 and then the FINAL4 in 2017.
 
The competition consists of Mannheimer HC (Germany), Rot-Weiss Köln (Germany), SV Kampong (Netherlands), HC ’s-Hertogenbosch (Neterlands), La Gantoise HC (Belgium), KHC Dragons (Belgium), Club de Campo de Madrid (Spain), Surbiton (England), Hampstead & Westminster (England), Dinamo-Ak Bars (Russia), Dinamo Elektrostal (Russia), Saint Germain (France), Three Rock Rovers (Ireland), HC Minsk (Belarus), Grange (Scotland) and SV Arminen (Austria).

Good luck to Elun, Fraser and the whole squad next weekend!

Fixtures Round Up

Closer to home the only competitive league match this weekend is the Men’s 1s match against Annadale in the EYHL.

M1s v Annadale, EYHL, 15:30, Front Pitch.
All visitors must follow all Covid-19 Protocols when at Grange Road.

John Findlater, a former TRRHC President, cordially invites our members to join us at Grange Road next Saturday 25th July when Three Rock Rovers 1sts play Annadale, match at 3.30pm. This is  their last match before they represent Ireland in the EHL Ranking Cup at Antwerp.

Let’s give them a rousing send off and meet hockey friends and our incoming President, Kara Browning.

John has kindly rounded up all the current season’s information and match details for any potential supporters which can be found here:

Subscriptions

2021/2022 Subscriptions
With the current climate the need for All Subscriptions for the 2021/2022 season to be paid ASAP is greater than every before!

Junior and Senior subs can be paid here: 2021/2022 Subs

IF you have not already paid all or part (if a student) of your subs, please do so promptly. The Club can tell who has paid and which sub they picked, it will be noticed if you have not paid.

NO PAY NO PLAY WILL BE ENFORCED.

Sidney Dagg hockey memorabilia

Dennis Livingstone, on behalf of Mr Eric Williams (Banbridge HC) last weekend presented Kara Browning and John Findlater with three original bound volumes of hockey memorabilia which belonged to Sidney Dagg. During his lifetime, Sidney was holder of almost every office in Irish Hockey, Leinster and TRR. The wrought iron sign in the background was part of a memorial to him, which was originally located at the IHU grounds at Londonbridge Road

(L-R) John Findlater, Dennis Livingstone & Kara Browning

Training 2021/2022

Ladies
Monday
1s: 20:00 – 22:00
2s: 20:30 – 22:00
3s: 19:00 – 20:30

Wednesday
1s: 19:00 – 20:30
2s: 19:00 – 20:30
3s: 20:30 – 22:00

Men’s
Tuesday
M1s: 19:00 – 21:00
M3s-6s: 19:30 – 20:30

Thursday
M1s: 19:00 – 21:00
M2s: 19:15 – 21:00

Rockets
Tuesday: 18:30 – 19:30

Angus Dunlop’s Fundraiser:  IYF Mizen to Malin Head Charity Cycle

If you can please support Angus Dunlop, our U16 boys coach, as he swaps his hockey stick for a bike to raid much needed funds for the Irish youth foundation and their effort to support children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds post pandemic,

Read Angus’s words below and you can pay what you can here:  IYF Mizen to Malin Head Charity Cycle

This September I’ll be taking on the challenge and cycling from Mizen to Malin Head in aid of the Irish Youth Foundation. The charity is dedicated solely to meeting the needs of children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. Their recent Generation Pandemic Report has shown just how devastating the pandemic has been for those children and young people. We chose this route because lighthouses are guiding lights and beacons of hope. Supporting this cycle will help them to provide a brighter future for children across every point of Ireland. Futures are on the line. But, with your help, we can catch this.

Covid-19 Protocols

These are the Covid-19 guidelines currently in place at Grange Road, if you have any queries regarding these contact Peter at covid.officer@threerockrovershc.com