2014/2015 end-of-season Awards Dinner round-up!

Well, we’re JUST about over the antics of the end-of-season awards dinner on Saturday night – what a special night for the club in celebration of what was an epic 2014/2015 season for all! Thanks to our wonderful Committee and Captains for making it all happen, to The Morehampton Brasserie for their hospitality and fabulous food, to Buck Whaleys for hosting the after-party, and to every single one of YOU that came along to make it such a brilliant night! Here are the MHC award winners from the big...

MHC 1s secure promotion to Division One!

Fourteen years ago, Muckross Hockey Club were relegated from Leinster Division One for the first time in the club’s history. There have been ups and downs, twists and turns, and everything in between since that fateful day – but last Saturday, Muckross secured automatic promotion to Division One with a victory over Rathgar in the final match of the 2014/2015 division two campaign. To say that this day has been a long time coming is an understatement. Consecutive relegation in 2001 and again in 2002 were followed by a decade of uncertainty as the club fluctuated between divisions two, three and four. But by its very nature, sport is filled with both exhilarating highs and crushing lows – something that Club President Sarah Green can personally attest to: “The last 14 years have been bittersweet, and I know this all too well – I’ve played on the first XI for 13 of them! We’ve undeniably made some mistakes along the way – but what’s more important is that we have learned from them. A lot. And now, after all of the headaches and the heartbreak our club is entering an exciting new era. Strategically, we have planned for our resurgence back to where we feel we belong, in division one, and now that we are there we’re going to make it our business to compete!” This promotion is the culmination of several years of intensely focused momentum. The 2012/2013 season proved pivotal in the first XI’s resurgence as a return to division two was secured, ushering in a new era and instilling a hunger to once again dine at...