We’re all still recovering from the events of the weekend! In case you somehow missed it…the Irish Women’s Hockey team booked their spot in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in the MOST dramatic of ways. They faced Canada in back-to-back matches on Saturday and Sunday. With neither team able to break the deadlock, Sunday night saw us all on the edge of our seats as we watched the penalties through our fingers – not naming names, but a number of Muckross heads at the stadium were even feeling quite nauseous…
The nausea only got worse as they went down in the penalties and had to fight to stay in it, before eventually forcing it to sudden death. As if our nerves weren’t completely destroyed already, the Canadians called a video referral on Ireland’s match-winning save after we’d started our celebrations… but it was a shot in the dark and we could all stop holding our breath – a hard thing to do for two whole nights!
Already we could see the impact of the match at training last night with aerials being chucked about! Though we might need a bit more practice before we break into the squad just yet…
From the whole club we’d like to wish our own player, Anna O’Flanagan, and all the team a massive congratulations on such mammoth achievement, one that’s been years in the making. What an amazing time to be involved in hockey!
We’re inviting all Muckross Magicians to join us for the first Social of the season!
Where: Old Belvedere Rugby Club, Ballsbridge (10min walk from the hockey)
When: This Saturday, November 2nd
What: If you don’t have tickets for the hockey then we’ll be showing the match live in the Rugby Club from 7pm – anyone attending the match will be walking down once it’s over! There’ll be finger food & entertainment provided.
It’s a great chance to not only get to know your own teammates but also to meet other members of the club – we’re looking forward to welcoming you all then!
p.s It’s not too late to get tickets to the match! -> https://www.hockeyqualifierticketsdublin.com/tickets
It’s been a busy time in the Junior section with training and matches all starting up over the past month, and we’re very excited to announce our first Junior hockey camp of the season! Our new Junior Club Coordinator, Jacqui Holmes, has been hard at work preparing
Open to all Junior players, regardless of club, our camp runs over the mid-term on the 29th & 30th of October. We’ve a great bunch of coaches lined-up for what’s going to be an action-packed and fun-filled 2 days!
It’s taking place at our home in Muckross Park College Donnybrook, with the cost at €60 for current club members and €75 for non-members.
Our Junior camps are always in very high demand so make sure to register early to avoid disappointment!
Registration link -> Here
Payment link -> Here
If you’ve email questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Irish Women’s team play Canada at 7pm on the 2nd & 3rd of November with the winner claiming a spot in the 2020 Olympics! The venue couldn’t be any closer to us with Donnybrook Stadium playing host for the two matches – we can’t wait to see the Muckross Magic out in force to support Anna and the team!
Pre-sale tickets go on sale September 30th at 12pm. All members will have received an email with the pre-sale code, if you haven’t you’ll need to email Sara at email@example.com.
You can get your tickets on Monday through this link -> https://www.hockeyqualifierticketsdublin.com/