Having made it through preliminary rounds of judging, we’re excirah and delirah that this very website is now a FINALIST for ‘Best Sports Site’ at the Web Awards 2015! Here’s the full list of nominees… Fingers crossed for the awards ceremony on Thursday 15th October!
Muckross Hockey Club is now on Snapchat! We’ve assembled an elite crack-team of MHC Snappers – the best in the business, who shall remain anonymous for now! – and every match day they’ll be bringing you The Sideline Story, starting this Saturday… Don’t miss it, add us now – ID is MUCKROSSHC – g’wan, DO IT NOW!
We’ve been SO busy with all that pre-season sprinting that we haven’t even taken all of our wonderful new recruits on a grand tour of ‘The Clubhouse’. HOW RUDE. Well, we’ll be putting it right this Saturday 28th September – all Senior Club members, coaches and managers are cordially invited to join us in raising a glass to the new season in Kiely’s of Donnybrook from 8:30PM – see yiz there!
We are delighted to welcome Irish international Nicci Daly to Muckross Hockey Club for the 2015/2016 season! We all watched her shine bright at the FIH Hockey World League in Valencia and the EuroHockey Championships in Prague throughout the summer – some of us have possibly even tried in vain to recreate THAT wonder-goal against South Africa on the training pitch! – well, now you can look forward to seeing Nicci in action in green n’ white with MHC 1sts as they make their return to top flight provincial hockey this coming season! With 120 international caps to her credit, Nicci will have an integral leadership role within the squad, and will be utilising her world class skills and vast experience to work with and develop up and coming young players in the club. So, from all in Muckross Hockey Club – welcome aboard, Nicci!
Last season, we had a ball – literally. This season, we’re going even BIGGER with our very own Strictly Come Dancing event! STRICTLY HEARTBEAT is a fundraising initiative spearheaded by our Club President Jeananne Fennelly, to raise funds for for both the Irish Heart Foundation and Muckross Hockey Club. The event will take place on Saturday 21st November in Killiney Castle – make sure you save that date, it’s going to be an epic night! There are still limited spots open for dancers on the night, and endless spots open for volunteers and sponsors – so, if you would like to strut your stuff OR help out in any way, please contact Jeananne!
The Leinster Hockey Association have released the league fixtures for 2015/2016. With top 3 finishes across the board, ALL five teams within Muckross earned promotion back in March – so, there are many new challenges ahead for our players this season! Explore the divisions here:
MHC 2s: Division Three
MHC 3s: Division Six
MHC 4s: Division Ten
MHC 5s: Division Eleven
It’s hard to believe it’s been over five months since we bid farewell to our superb 2014/2015 season… The Muckross Elves have been busy in the interim planning n’ plotting for 2015/2016 , and now it’s time to get back into the hockey frame of mind!
Senior Club pre-season training gets underway next Wednesday 19th August at 7:30PM in Muckross Park College. This is a mixed open session for ALL senior club members – and new players are of course welcome along to join us on the night! Then, on Monday 24th August, our regular training regime will kick into gear, with both fitness and stick training for all players every Monday and Wednesday evening. The first league matches of the season are on Saturday 26th September – just over a month away, tick tock! – but there’ll be friendly matches for all between now and then.
In keeping with the fine tradition of launching the new season with our very own Festival of Fun, this year’s CLUB DAY will take place on Saturday 29th August in Muckross Park! There’ll be match action throughout the day, and plenty of activity on the sidelines too – full details COMING SOON!
If your availability is restricted by holidays or injury, please let us know your return date so that it can be factored into pre-season squad selections!
It’s a great opportunity for ALL senior club players, coaches and managers to get together in advance of the new season, and also for anyone new to the club to meet some friendly faces – so, if you have any pals who have been thinking about joining the Muckross Magic, be sure to invite them too!
If you’re free that day and fancy coming along, email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know… if you can include whether you have a car or will need a lift, that would be super helpful too. We look forward to seeing you on the day – the 2015/2016 season starts here!