MHC CENTENARY CLUB ​DINNER: CELEBRATING​ ​100​ ​YEARS​ ​OF​ ​MUCKROSS​ ​MAGIC

The​ ​2017/18​ ​season​ ​marks​ ​the​ ​100th​ ​anniversary​ ​of​ ​the​ ​founding​ ​of​ ​Muckross​ ​Hockey Club.​ ​SO, it’s only right that we throw a serious party in celebration…. On SATURDAY 24TH MARCH​ ​we’ll ​be​ ​toasting our big birthday​ ​with a special event to see out the season in style – you are cordially invited to the MUCKROSS HOCKEY CLUB CENTENARY DINNER! The event is taking place in Leopardstown Pavillion and tickets are now priced at €75 FOR ADULTS, and €60 FOR SCHOOL/COLLEGE STUDENTS – which includes a prosecco reception upon arrival (for over-18s), a three-course meal, and live music from The Bentley Boys to dance the night away… Tickets will be sold online on Easy Payments Plus via the big red button below; and also offline via Freda Canavan (0872387642 /fredanoonan60@gmail.com) Don’t miss out, buy yours early – and  friends n’ family, husbands n’ wives, boyfriends n’ girlfriends are of course more than welcome along too – the more the merrier! Attaining 100 years of club hockey is a momentous achievement that would not have been possible without the dedication of our hundreds of members, past and present. Player commitment and club loyalty have been powerful driving forces in maintaining Muckross Hockey Club’s position over the years, despite some setbacks along the way. Similarly, to the many coaches who have guided us through the seasons, the countless supporters who have stuck with the club through thick and thin, and the volunteers who have so selflessly given their time to driving the club onwards and upwards – we wish to extend the invitation to anyone who has ever been involved in Muckross Hockey Club on any level to join us in celebrating this special night! CLICK HERE TO BUY YOUR TICKETS...

INTRODUCING… THE MUCKROSS FASHION SHOW!

Last season, Muckross Hockey Club recognised its true fundraising potential with STRICTLY HEARTBEAT. The event was a massive success, and yielded significant revenue for the club as a whole. This year – we’re taking to the catwalk for an all-new fundraising extravaganza… INTRODUCING: THE MUCKROSS FASHION SHOW! The Muckross Fashion Show is a fundraising initiative by Muckross Hockey Club, to raise funds to support the ongoing development of the club. The event will see our Junior, Senior  and Vets sections joining forces to host an all-club fundraiser – the first of its kind! On Saturday 11th March 2017 at 7:00PM in Leopardstown Pavilion, Muckross Hockey Club take over in style, bringing 500 attendees together for a night of fun and fashion! The aim of the event is to raise money  to go towards our goal of building our very own clubhouse. So, we need EVERYONE on board! FASHION FIRST! We are fortunate to have a mega-talented steering committee in place who hold a combined 50 years of experience within in the Irish fashion industry – including Sarah Stephens, Mari O’Leary and Laura Jordan. We might even have a few special guest appearances…. all will be revealed on the night! Our models will be volunteers of all ages from within the ranks of the club – SO, if you’ve ever fancied strutting your stuff on the catwalk, NOW is your chance! TICKETING A maximum of 500 tickets will be sold at a price of €30. Tickets will be sold online, via the link link above, and also offline via committee members. Our fundraising events in recent years have all sold out well in advance...

DEFYING THE ODDS, by Ali Robinson

As pre-season draws to a close, thoughts now turn to what lies ahead for 2016/2017 – but also present are memories the highs and lows from the season past. It’s important to look back to look forward, after all. The following is from an article that our 2015/2016 Leinster Cup winning Coach Ali Robinson wrote about her squad for NewsFour, the local community newspaper… have a read, and BELIEVE! Once in a while, a sporting achievement stands out – a special occasion, where the sheer guts and determination of underdogs trumps that of overwhelming favourites against the odds, showing us that it is possible to do the impossible… and so it was last April. The scene was set for a showdown between two clubs; rivals who had fought it out for the first and second spots in their Leinster league division for three consecutive years. Muckross -V- Wicklow league matches were always tense, high tempo affairs – but it was Wicklow who consistently came out on top, remaining unbeaten by any league counterpart. When both clubs were drawn on the opposite sides of the Leinster Division 11/12 Cup, Muckross watched on as Wicklow relentlessly marched on through the rounds, winning by an average score of five goals to nil. Our team navigated their way through to the quarter-finals, and then won a tough semi-final against Monkstown to book their place in the final, which based on form was generally considered to be a fait accompli for Wicklow… but Ali’s Army had other ideas! Nerves were raw; fear, dread and trepidation abounded; but often in the face of the seemingly...

MHC SUMMER SOCIAL HOCKEY SESSIONS!

MHC SOCIAL SUMMER HOCKEY SESSIONS will be making a welcome return to Muckross Park College later this month, kicking off on Tuesday 26th April and running for six weeks! These weekly social sessions are a great opportunity for members to keep fit, keep your eye on the  ball, and keep in touch during the off-season… everyone who signed up and played last year can vouch that it’s LOTS of fun, and a perfect way to soak up the summer evening sunshine! The MHC Social Summer Hockey Sessions are open to all current Senior Club players and coaches, retired members of the Muckross community, and anyone who might be thinking of joining the club. Matches are played in five-a-side format, and you DON’T have to form your own team to enter – simply sign yourself up as an individual. As as we’ll have players of varying levels of experience taking part, teams will be assigned on a weekly basis to ensure an even mix across the board. The cost of signing up for the six weeks is €40, or €30 for students. So, if you like the sound of the MHC Social Summer Hockey Sessions, then all you have to do is click this link to SIGN UP. We won’t be seeking payment until closer to the time – for now, just let us know that you’re up for...