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“Despite the scoreline I loved every minute of it and wanted more�


Foreword .......................................................................................... 3 David Harte ....................................................................................... 4 Welch Sports ..................................................................................... 8 Malcolm Coombes ........................................................................... 10 John Jermyn .................................................................................... 13 Nutrition for Optimum Sports Performance .................................... 15 Mark Egner ...................................................................................... 17 Yvonne O’Byrne .............................................................................. 19 Schoolboys Fixtures ......................................................................... 21 Munster League Fixtures ................................................................. 23

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Foreword As President of the Munster Branch, I’m delighted to welcome everyone to the new hockey season. I am looking forward to an exciting and challenging season ahead. Our sport is constantly evolving and changing both on and off the pitch, the rule changes on the pitch has made the game far more enjoyable for players and spectators alike. Off the pitch with the new Hockey Ireland registration system and with the announcement of Division 2 in the Irish Hockey League starting in 2018/19, hockey is definitely a changing landscape. It’s the volunteers who keep the game going and I would like to extend a heart warmed thank you to all those who put themselves forward and give their time and expertise so freely. Hockey is a very inclusive sport, we are very lucky to have such a wide involvement in our game, not only is it played by youths and in schools from a very young age right up to grand masters, but also that both genders participate. On behalf of the branch I would like to thank our sponsors. Sponsorship is very important element in the viability of sport and I would like to extend our appreciation to all sponsors for their contribution. I thank all those who have advertised in this fixture book and also all those who have assisted in its preparation. Finally, I wish everyone every success in your endeavors throughout the season. It’s the participation in sport that is the key. The friendships that blossom, physical fitness & mindfulness are key components and should be nurtured.

Finbarr Kelleher Munster Branch President


David Harte AHEAD OF ANOTHER HOCKEY SEASON I TOOK THE TIME TO SPEAK TO IRISH CAPTAIN AND GOALKEEPER DAVID HARTE ON WHAT HAS BEEN AN INCREDIBLE FEW YEARS FOR THE MAN WHO FIRST TOOK UP HOCKEY IN BANDON GRAMMAR SCHOOL.

FIRST OF ALL, THANKS FOR TAKING THE TIME TO SPEAK TO US TODAY – JUST HOW HECTIC IS LIFE THESE DAYS? Life is pretty hectic these days. A busy end of the club season was met with the WL3 in South Africa but not before the Hamburg Masters. A bit of down time taking in Conor's


wedding and some light training sessions have set up a trip to Amsterdam for the European Championships. A standard hockey season all in all! BACK WHEN YOU STARTED PLAYING HOCKEY IN BANDON DID YOU EVER DREAM THIS IS WHAT YOU WOULD BE DOING FOR A LIVING? Never in my wildest dreams to be completely honest. There was nothing of the kind like the Hockey India League nor was I aware of any Irish players plying their trade in foreign leagues at that time. WHO DID YOU LOOK UP TO BACK IN THOSE DAYS? I would have looked up to both the Bateman brothers, Ivan and Wes - having them both in Quins at the time I started hockey I was incredibly fortunate to have such fantastic role models! I would have also looked up to Mark Ruddle also despite being a C of I man, haha. I remember him taking me for a school session and remembering how positive and knowledgeable he was. DO YOU REMEMBER YOUR FIRST CLUB GAME IN MUNSTER? WHAT TEAM WERE YOU PLAYING FOR AND WHO WERE YOU AGAINST? I remember it so well. It was for Quins 3rds v C of I 3rds on the sand based in Garryduff. I recall having a decent first half with the scores being 0-0 at HT. However, it would end 8 or 9 nil for C of I. My mum and granny were there watching and I believe my nan even shed a tear for me. Despite the score-line, I loved every minute of it and wanted more. DO YOU REMEMBER YOUR FIRST DIVISION 1 GAME? I do yes. It also happened to be in C of I and this time for the 1sts against C of I 1sts, coming away with a good victory and 3 points back to Harlequin Park.


WHAT DO YOU REMEMBER FROM REPRESENTING MUNSTER AT UNDERAGE LEVELS? Looking back on underage Munster teams I can look back fondly knowing I was part of a very talented underage group that was forming in Munster. Winning u16, u18 and u21 interpro titles in incredible fashion. I owe a lot to John Hobbs as a coach - selecting me for those teams and for getting me to Cork Harlequins. QUALIFYING FOR THE OLYMPICS WAS INCREDIBLE WITH BIG WINS OVER THE LIKES OF PAKISTAN AND MALAYSIA. WAS THAT TOURNAMENT IN ANTWERP THE POINT WHERE THIS GROUP REALIZED IT COULD COMPETE AT THE TOP TABLE? You could say that yes. We had mixed it with the world's best teams, come away with victories for the first time in our history and shown to world hockey Ireland is a team on the up! A EUROPEAN

BRONZE MEDAL FOLLOWED CLOSELY. INTERNATIONAL MEDAL FOR YOUR COUNTRY?

JUST

HOW SPECIAL WAS IT TO WIN AN

Having not achieved a feat like it in my international career up until that point I can honestly say it was one of the best moments I have had on a hockey pitch! Doing the unthinkable, qualifying for the top 4 for the first time to then go on and come home with a medal for Ireland was and still is a very proud feeling. THE SERIES AGAINST THE NETHERLANDS IN CORK PRIOR TO THE OLYMPICS WAS A FANTASTIC OCCASION ENJOYED BY MANY. THE RESULTS MAY NOT HAVE GONE IRELAND’S WAY BUT DID YOU ENJOY PLAYING ON HOME SOIL? It was indeed bitter sweet. The home support was phenomenal, it was a mountain too high to climb on the back of a heavy 6 nations tournament in Spain, just days before. Any opportunity I get to play on home soil in Ireland and especially Cork I relish along with Conor I'm sure he'll agree with that. The organisation of the event was top quality and you know that is true when you have a team like the Dutch complimenting it. THE MARGINS IN RIO WERE VERY SMALL AND IRELAND COMPETED IN ALL BUT ONE GAME. YE LOST 3-2 TO THE EVENTUAL WINNERS ARGENTINA AND NOBODY WOULD HAVE EXPECTED THEM OR BELGIUM TO BE THE FINALISTS. DOES SOMETHING LIKE THAT GIVE YOU REAL HOPE THAT IRELAND COULD GO ALL THE WAY AT THE WORLD CUP NEXT YEAR? I think we gained a lot of confidence on the back of Rio despite results going against us at times and knowing we could have achieved our first goal of getting to a 1/4 final. Huge lessons were learnt from Rio, heading towards qualification for Tokyo 2020. Looking to the 2018 World Cup in India it would be silly to start thinking of winning a medal with so much hockey to be played in 2017 still. We have a very talented and youthful squad coming through and must recognise that yes we are ranked in the top 10 in the world but that the differences between teams ranked from 20 right the way to number 1 in the world are getting smaller and smaller. We need to continue to push on, improve and adapt as a squad. HOW

HAVE YOU FOUND WORKING ON THE OLYMPIC COUNCIL ATHLETES OTHER OLYMPIC SPORTS IN A SIMILAR SITUATION TO HOCKEY IN IRELAND?

COMMISSION? ARE

It has been a fantastic experience so far working on the OCI Athletes Commission. To sit around a boardroom table with so many Irish Olympic sporting heroes with so much sporting knowledge I am just taking it all in while trying to add some value being the only member still active as an athlete and the only one from a team background. It would be fair to say that a lot of sports in Ireland struggle financially and all have their difficulties


to overcome like Hockey Ireland but I am unsure of another sport that had to go to the lengths we did in order to fund-raise our Olympic journey. DO YOU STILL KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR HOCKEY RESULTS IN MUNSTER AND IRELAND? Absolutely! I am a bit of a hockey nerd so I keep a close eye on hockey in Ireland as a whole especially with my former clubs like Cork Harlequins and Pembroke Wanderers in constant action on both the men’s and ladies fronts. FINALLY, WHAT ONE PIECE OF ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE A YOUNG HOCKEY PLAYER LOOKING TO MAKE A MUNSTER TEAM? A number of sporting clichés come to mind in this question but this is something I have always said; 'If you want something bad enough, never be afraid to go after it'!


Welch Sports ANYONE THAT HAS EVER PLAYED HOCKEY IN CORK WILL REMEMBER THE EXCITEMENT OF A TRIP TO WELCH SPORTS TO SEE THE NEW EQUIPMENT AND GEAR AHEAD OF A NEW SEASON. WE CAUGHT UP WITH MANAGING DIRECTOR NEIL WELCH TO DISCUSS HOW THINGS HAVE CHANGED THROUGH THE YEARS AND WHAT LIES AHEAD.

HOW LONG HAS WELCH SPORTS BEEN SELLING TO THE MUNSTER HOCKEY COMMUNITY? We opened our first shop in Winthrop Lane in 1987. It’s now part of Scoozis! Then in Bandon which has always been a great town for us. We now have 4 shops Midleton and Douglas Village SC are 3 and 4. Maylor Street is where we display our hockey stock though IT’S PRIME TIME TO BUY A NEW STICK FOR THE SEASON NOW – WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO SOMEONE LOOKING TO PURCHASE? Make sure you buy the correct length and weight for you. Try out the stick, you can’t beat touch and feel!! YOU

ALSO HAVE A VERY IMPRESSIVE PRINT SERVICE AT THE FRONT OF THE SHOP – WHAT IS AVAILABLE THERE?

MAYLOR STREET

We offer printing and embroidery there. So we can print on almost anything! Apart from team kits fully logoed up we offer team hoodies, beanies, polos tees, whatever you need. We also do a lot of work wear, polos, jackets, shirts etc. We print for hen parties, golf outings, marathon teams, running clubs etc. We are in the process of launching a new website especially for our work wear enquiries: www.workgear.ie


HAVE YOU HAD ANY STRANGE REQUESTS YOU’D LIKE TO TELL US ABOUT? We’ve had a few requests for left handed sticks, fishing tackle, and hot water bottles. We did have a lady who only wanted to buy one shoe as she had only lost one!! WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE COACHING AID THAT YOU SELL AND WHY? Hockey balls.. vital J WHAT

IS YOUR FAVOURITE HOCKEY STICK OVER THE YEARS AND WHY?

My first stick was a vampire supreme but I’d say you wouldn’t recognise it as being a stick now. HOCKEY WORLD WAS SET UP IN THE LAST NUMBER OF YEARS – HOW HAS THIS CHANGED THE WAY YOU DO BUSINESS?

We wanted to try a new name online and decided hockeyworld.ie was worth investing in. Also we felt that whilst Welch Sports is known locally it may not translate as a hockey supplier outside Munster. Hockeyworld.ie is going well and definitely our customer base has spread. HOW DO YOU LIKE TO DIFFERENTIATE FROM YOUR COMPETITORS BOTH LOCALLY AND ONLINE? In terms of service we hope that customers feel we do our best for them. A family run business has a very different feel to a chain based store. We ensure our prices are very competitive and our products are always current. Obviously we can offer expert advice in all things hockey related. HOCKEY EQUIPMENT HAS CHANGED DRASTICALLY OVER THE LAST NUMBER OF YEARS – WHERE DO YOU SEE IT GOING NEXT? Micro chipping in sticks to feedback ball speed, number of touches etc. (I’m patenting that idea J). OF COURSE YOU COACH C OF I MEN TOO – HOW IS THE SQUAD SHAPING UP AHEAD OF THE SEASON AHEAD? All good so far, we’ve lost a few key players to Dublin but the flip side is we have some excellent young players coming through.


Malcolm Coombes IN A SHORT NUMBER OF YEARS MALCOLM COOMBES HAS GONE FROM UMPIRING LOWER DIVISION MUNSTER GAMES TO FULL INTERNATIONAL GAMES. HE IS AN EXAMPLE OF HOW FAST YOU CAN PROGRESS AS AN UMPIRE IF YOU PUT YOUR MIND TO IT. MALCOLM SPOKE TO US AHEAD OF ANOTHER BUSY SEASON AS A MEMBER OF THE THIRD TEAM ON THE PITCH.

WHAT WAS THE FIRST GAME YOU EVER UMPIRED? C.of.I 5ths v U.C.C. 3rds when I was 17. My dad was captain of the C.of.I team and I went along to watch. The umpire he had arranged was a no show so I stepped in. WERE YOU HOOKED STRAIGHT AWAY? I wouldn't say I was hooked after that game but my interest was peaked. I umpired most of C.of.I 5ths home games for the remainder of the season after that. Then I was asked to umpire at the Junior Interpros at the end of that season and after the "tournament experience" I was hooked! WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST SENIOR LEAGUE GAME IN MUNSTER AND HOW DID YOU FEEL IT WENT?


U.C.C. v C.of.I in the Peard Cup the following season. I thought it went pretty well and got a good reaction from all the players so I buzzing after that. AS A YOUNG UMPIRE WHO DID YOU LOOK UP TO? When I started off I wasn't really aware of any umpires outside of Munster but when I was playing Brian Attridge (Ozzie) always impressed me. My first senior game was with him so I was delighted with that. WHAT'S THE BEST PLACE YOU'VE GOT TO TRAVEL TO THROUGH UMPIRING? So far I've only been to Belfast, Glasgow, Hamburg and Vinnitsa (Ukraine). Out of the 4 I would say Vinnitsa as the journey to get there was "interesting" and it definitely blew away any pre-conceived ideas you might have about Eastern Europe. WHAT IS YOUR PRE-MATCH ROUTINE? Pretty basic. For IHL games I usually arrive an hour before a game and meet up with my colleague and have a catch up or chat with players/coaches/supporters. Then I get changed, wire up the radios and go through our game plan. Finally head out to the pitch, do my warm up, check the nets, do the coin toss and we're ready for action! DO YOU GET NERVOUS BEFORE GAMES? All the time! It gets easier with experience. WHEN WAS YOUR FIRST INTERNATIONAL MATCH AND HOW DID IT GO? Ireland v Wales June 2014. Nerve wrecking for the first few minutes which wasn't helped when I had to give a penalty corner after 20 seconds! After that it was a breeze, you'd be amazed how much easier it is to see things the better the standard. WHAT'S THE BIGGEST GAME YOU'VE UMPIRED? Austria v Scotland - 1/4 final World League 2. A 5-5 cracker! Domestically it would have to be the IHL final in 2015 and 2017. WHAT IS THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE FOR UMPIRES IN MODERN DAY HOCKEY? The speed of the game seems to be going up a level each season. As a result, us umpires need to sharpen up our fitness and decision making to match the speed of the game. WHAT DO YOU THINK WE CAN DO TO MAKE UMPIRING MORE ATTRACTIVE IN MUNSTER? The consensus seems to think that the perceived abuse you could get turns people off. To be fair though a lot of teams have cleaned up their act and it's not as bad as it used to be. I don't think we can use that excuse as much anymore. We need to sell umpiring more. Maybe for younger umpires get them umpiring at the underage blitzes and make it an event for them as well. I know from my own experience umpiring at tournaments are much more enjoyable and you are part of a team yourself. For older players who are still playing or just retired we need to entice some of these guys to take up a whistle. I know some of these people have the potential to make it as a really good umpire and most of these wouldn't be on a 1st team. If you have the ambition to go and be involved in the biggest games and tournaments in the world why not umpire? You'll get to travel the country and the world for free. Let's be realistic, if you're not reaching these ambitions as a player why not give it a go as an umpire. It's a decision and sacrifice that I had to make earlier than I thought.


Finally, I do think we need to start paying a match fee to our umpires. It's happening in every sport and we are reaching a crises point in hockey. I would even streamline so that the higher your grade the higher a match fee you command. This way it will help retain the number of umpires and also help motivate them to get better and hence the standard of umpiring will increase. WHAT IS THE FUNNIEST ARGUMENT YOU HAVE HEARD FROM A PLAYER? An attacker who was entering the opposition's 23 was taken out by the last defender. Penalty corner was given followed by a yellow card. A couple of the attacker's teammates were still annoyed: "What's the matter lads?" "It has to be a stroke!" I walked away, no response needed! HAVE YOU HAD TO GIVE MANY RED CARDS IN YOUR CAREER? I've given 2. WHO MAKES MORE MISTAKES: PLAYERS OR UMPIRES? Players. If you taking into consideration passing %, shots off target, turnovers conceded etc. It's just unfortunate umpires' mistakes are more magnified. You don't hear umpires telling a player they're awful if they give away possession or miss an open goal. You have sympathy for them because most of us are/were players and you know they didn't mean to make the mistake and that they will be beating themselves up about it anyway. Umpires also feel bad about mistakes and at times it does eat away at you. We're human too, not robots. I think that's something that's forgotten about a lot. WHAT ARE YOUR LONG TERM AMBITIONS? The ultimate goal is to make the Olympics and world cup but there's a long way to go yet before that. WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO A YOUNG UMPIRE WHO IS GETTING STARTED? The game is about the players but the pitch belongs to you. Just improve one bit at a time. Rome wasn't built in a day. And the most important thing is to enjoy it.


John Jermyn JOHN’S INTERNATIONAL COMEBACK TO MAKE THE OLYMPIC SQUAD LAST YEAR WAS AN INCREDIBLE ACHIEVEMENT FOR THE MAN MOST THOUGHT WAS RETIRED. HE CONTINUED THAT FORM TO THE START OF LAST SEASON’S IHL BEFORE HE WAS HAMPERED BY INJURY. BACK FROM INJURY NOW, JJ WILL BE AGAIN LEADING C OF I’S CHARGES FOR THE NEW SEASON.

WHEN DID YOU TAKE UP HOCKEY? I started playing in CI on Sunday's with Reg when I was 4. WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE SPORT? I like the way it is evolving every year to become a faster sport. WHAT'S YOUR LEAST FAVOURITE THING? That it doesn't get the recognition that it deserves. BEST HOCKEY STICK YOU EVER OWNED? A purple SB (Stephen Butler) low bow tempest. FAVOURITE TRAINING DRILL? 3 attackers versus 3 defenders in the 25 were the attackers attack both goals. WHO DID YOU LOOK UP TO AS A YOUNG PLAYER? Reg Treacy DO YOU HAVE ANY PREMATCH ROUTINE YOU GO THROUGH? For home games I take my dog Tilly for a walk up the woods before meeting the lads. And for every game I put my left shoe and left shin pad on first.


WHAT WAS THE BEST GOAL YOU EVER SCORED? A squeeze shot on the run against Amsterdam for HGC. WHAT'S THE ONE PIECE OF ADVICE YOU WOULD GIVE A YOUNG PLAYER? Set yourself goals for every match and training. WHO IS THE BEST PLAYER YOU HAVE PLAYED WITH? David Harte WHO IS THE BEST PLAYER YOU HAVE PLAYED AGAINST? Teun de Nooijer

WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT GOAL YOU EVER SCORED? My goal against Annadale in the 2003 Club Championship decider WHAT ARE YOUR AMBITIONS FOR THE SEASON AHEAD? Win the ISC and EYIHL.


Nutrition for Optimum Sports Performance ALISON KINGSTON SHARES HER PROFESSIONAL INSIGHTS ON SPORTS NUTRITION AND SIMPLE CHANGES EVERYONE CAN MAKE TO IMPROVE PERFORMANCE ON THE PITCH.

Professional athletes keep raising the bar with their training techniques, and in recent years their nutrition has become a very high priority. For us part time athletes we do our best to keep up to date with the growing amount of nutritional advice available. Unfortunately, the downside to this endless supply of information is that it can sometimes be both confusing and conflicting. I often see clients who are overwhelmed by the many different diets recommended to achieve optimum health and sports performance. As a nutritional therapist and eating psychology coach, I break down this information into step by step advice tailored to the individual’s needs and lifestyle. I believe in making practical changes to how we eat. We need to understand our body’s nutritional requirements, and why certain foods are recommended. We must stay relaxed about the food we eat. Most of the time you can easily choose the foods that are most suitable for you. However, it is important not to feel guilty when you occasionally eat food considered ‘bad’ for you. Recommendations for Building a Solid Nutritional Foundation to Optimise Sports Performance 1. Prioritise your meal times Eating fast or in a stressed state can lead to poor digestion which means fewer nutrients are absorbed. This may cause you to feel bloated and sluggish. Leaving plenty of time to eat before training or a match is vital so your digestion is complete and therefore you feel light and energised. 2. Eat the rainbow Fruit and vegetables should be the foundation of your diet each day. The food pyramid needs to be upgraded so that fruit and vegetables are at the bottom instead of grains. Fruit and vegetables provide easy to digest carbohydrates and fibre. They win hands down in the mineral and vitamin count. 3. Eat good quality protein Protein is a buzz word in sports nutrition and rightly so as it is a vital building block and repair macronutrient. My advice is to include good quality protein such as unprocessed meat, fish, eggs, beans, nuts and seeds with each meal. If you are eating a meal less than two hours before activity, I recommend easy to digest protein such as fish, eggs,


natural yoghurt, nuts and seeds. Meat takes over two hours to digest so this is a better option for after training or a match. 4. Include good quality fats in your diet every day We need good quality fats to promote optimum cell function. Healthy fats support immunity, heart health, brain function and healthy muscles. Avoiding cheap, processed vegetable oils and fried food is very important. The fats I recommend eating every day include nuts, seeds, avocado, olive oil, coconut oil and real butter. If you would like to discuss working with me individually I have a free 30 minute consultation available through my website, www.alisonkingstonhealthcoach.com. I also have discounts available for my consultation packages if you mention Munster Hockey.

Book a consultation or speaking engagement. +353 21 2348210 +353 87 9917535 alison@alisonkingstonhealthcoach.com


Mark Egner MARK EGNER TOOK THE TIME TO TELL US HIS INCREDIBLE STORY OF HOW HE WENT FROM COACHING IN MUNSTER AND WORKING AS A PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHER TO WORKING AS A FULL TIME COACH IN THE US. Hockey has been very good to me. Since I was a kid it’s been an ever present. From my days at St. Luke’s in Douglas, and cold Saturdays in Harlequins, to now it’s taken me to some cool places. I never thought, however, that I’d end up with it being my full time job.

Four years ago I was lucky enough to pack my bags and head to the United States to pursue a career in NCAA Collegiate Coaching. Initially working as Assistant Coach at Longwood University in Virginia. After two years I moved across the state to Williamsburg to take up the same role at the College of William and Mary. Over the years hockey, or “field hockey” as they call it here, has taken me on some wonderful adventures and introduced me to some incredible people. Whenever I talk to people back home they regularly ask me “What do you do all day? All you do is coach right?” The job here is very different to a coaching gig back in Ireland. The job involves interacting and working with a number of different professionals and is all geared towards High Performance sport. My role involves monitoring and overseeing every aspect of athlete development. From tracking training load and recovery through our Heart Rate monitoring system, to scouting our opposition and analyzing film on our own games. From this we develop Individual Development plans for each athlete to focus on their development in small group training sessions during the week.


As I said, hockey has provided me with a wealth of cool new experiences that are really helping me to develop as a coach. Since arriving in America I’ve been lucky enough to work within the Futures development pipeline. This serves as the USA Field Hockey development pathway, where a common curriculum is rolled out nationally to allow for athletes to develop towards the National Futures Championships (equivalent of the interpros). We had a very talented group in 2016 and won this with our u-19 group. Additionally, I’ve been lucky enough to be invited to work with the U-19 National Team on two occasions. My first stint as Assistant to the USA U-19s involved touring with them to Germany back in 2016 where we played a 3 game series against the German u-18s as they prepared for the Europeans in Cork. During this trip I bumped into Jamilon Muelders, who went on to coach the German Women to Bronze at the Olympics. The recruiting trail for William and Mary then sent me back to Ireland for those Europeans so it was brilliant to be able to see how our Irish squads got on at home! Most recently USA Field Hockey has rolled out a new Coach Education pathway. This new style of coaching links closely with the IHA pathway and as a result I’ve been asked to help deliver some aspects of the courses. This new role really makes me consider my own approach to coaching and again allowed me to gain access to some incredible new information. Meeting other coaches and having good conversation makes you really reflect on your own coaching. We’ve just started into my 5th season here in America and I can say there’s still so much to get used to. For our first game last week we had a crowd of over 600 in the stands, taking on one of the top teams in the nation. On a day to day basis I’m working with our Sports Psychologist to develop our athletes confidence, while being mindful of their academic load. Pairing this with their individual development plans we’re working hard to ensure that our athletes graduate as better people as well as better players. I’ll be home over the Christmas break, so no doubt you’ll see me knocking around a pitch somewhere. Please don’t hesitate to say hello, and I’ll be sure to fill you in on so much more of how the NCAA field hockey world looks to a fellow Irishman.


Yvonne O’Byrne AFTER ANOTHER BUSY SUMMER WE CAUGHT UP WITH YVONNE O’BYRNE AHEAD OF WHAT’S SURE TO BE ANOTHER HECTIC SEASON WITH QUINS AND IRELAND.

WHEN DID YOU TAKE UP HOCKEY? I think I played every sport growing up but I didn't really take up hockey until I started secondary school in Mount Mercy. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE SPORT? I love how hockey is constantly evolving and getting faster, challenging even top level players to develop new skill sets and think outside the box. WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVOURITE THING? Probably all the driving to Dublin for training, I'd say the number of hours I spend on the road on the way to and from training and matches in a season is crazy. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE TRAINING DRILL? I'm a defender so I love a good combative drill, 1V1's, 2V2's, 3V3's, challenging for 50/50 balls, or any kind of match play.


WHAT'S

THE FUNNIEST THING YOU HAVE SEEN HAPPEN ON A HOCKEY PITCH?

Cliodhna Sargent falling flat on her face and missing the ball when taking a hit out in an international game. We can only assume it was an invisible sniper attack. (There's a video of it somewhere, worth a watch!!) WHO

DID YOU LOOK UP TO AS A YOUNG PLAYER?

I’ve been lucky to play with so many inspiring players growing up but two who you can't help but admire and who I still look up to are Rachel Kohler and Karen Bateman. They’re two of the kindest, most hard working and dedicated players I've ever had the pleasure of playing with. DO YOU HAVE ANY PRE MATCH ROUTINES? I wouldn't say I've any specific routines, but I have to have my Weetabix on match days for breakfast. No matter what part of the world I'm playing in, I'll bring a box of Weetabix with me so I can have the same breakfast as home. HOW HAVE YOU DEALT WITH DISAPPOINTMENTS IN THE PAST? The great thing about playing team sports is that you always have team mates to cry with you and then pick you up when the going gets tough. I try to trust in the process, to review my mistakes, then move on and keep pushing myself to do better. WHAT WAS THE BEST GOAL YOU EVER SCORED? It probably doesn't sound flashy but I'll never forget scoring my first goal for Ireland. It was a reverse deflection in the Europeans in 2015. WHO IS THE BEST PLAYER YOU HAVE PLAYED WITH? I think it's between Rachel Kohler and Megan Frazer. Rachel is an all-rounder, she's so solid on the ball and does the simple things incredibly well. I've never played with someone so consistent. Megan is just an incredibly skilful and hardworking player. She has a reputation for making world class defenders "look like cones". WHAT ARE YOUR AMBITIONS FOR THE COMING SEASON? I'm hoping this season will be one to remember. After coming so close last year, this year I definitely want to win the Irish Senior Cup. I also want to finish in the top 2 of the EYHL and secure a spot in Europe. Then to top the season off, fingers crossed I'll be heading to a World Cup in London!! WHAT'S THE ONE PIECE OF ADVICE YOU WOULD GIVE A YOUNG PLAYER? Dream big and don't give up. Nobody will remember the girl/boy who quit so keep working hard and be tough to beat.


Schoolboys Fixtures (up to Christmas break & subject to change

DATE

COMPETITION

HOME

AWAY

06/09/2017

Senior A

Newtown

v

06/09/2017

Senior A

Bandon

v

Villiers

06/09/2017

Minor A

Newtown

v

Ashton

06/09/2017

Minor A

Bandon

v

Villiers

13/09/2017

Senior B

Midleton

v

Bandon

13/09/2017

Senior B

Ashton

v

Villiers

13/09/2017

Junior A

Midleton

v

Bandon

13/09/2017

Junior A

Ashton

v

Villiers

13/09/2017

Junior A

Ard Scoil Rís

v

Newtown

20/09/2017

Senior A

Bandon

v

Midleton

20/09/2017

Senior A

Villiers

v

Newtown

20/09/2017

Minor A

Bandon

v

Midleton

20/09/2017

Minor A

Villiers

v

Newtown

20/09/2017

1st Year Blitz

Midleton

22/09/2017

Interpros

28/09/2017

All Ireland Qualifiers

Garryduff

04/10/2017

1st Year Blitz

Bandon

11/10/2017

Senior B

Ashton

v

Midleton

11/10/2017

Senior B

Bandon

v

Newtown

11/10/2017

Junior A

Ashton

v

Midleton

11/10/2017

Junior A

Villiers

v

Ard Scoil Rís

11/10/2017

Junior A

Bandon

v

Newtown

18/10/2017

Senior A

Midleton

v

Ashton

18/10/2017

Senior A

Newtown

v

Bandon

18/10/2017

Minor A

Midleton

v

Ashton

18/10/2017

Minor A

Newtown

v

Bandon

25/10/2017

Irish Schools

Bandon

08/11/2017

Senior A

Villiers

v

Midleton

08/11/2017

Senior A

Ashton

v

Bandon

08/11/2017

Senior B Cup 1/4 Final

Ashton

v

Bandon

Ashton


08/11/2017

Minor A

Villiers

v

Midleton

08/11/2017

Minor A

Ashton

v

Bandon

15/11/2017

Senior B

Villiers

v

Midleton

15/11/2017

Senior B

Newtown

v

Ashton

15/11/2017

Junior A

Villiers

v

Midleton

15/11/2017

Junior A

Bandon

v

Ard Scoil Rís

15/11/2017

Junior A

Newtown

v

Ashton

22/11/2017

Senior A Cup 1/4 Final

Villiers

v

Ashton

22/11/2017

Minor B Cup 1/4 Final

Ashton

v

Newtown

22/11/2017

1st Year Graded Blitz

Ashton

29/11/2017

Senior B

Bandon

v

Ashton

29/11/2017

Senior B

Villiers

v

Newtown

29/11/2017

Junior A

Ard Scoil Rís

v

Midleton

29/11/2017

Junior A

Bandon

v

Ashton

29/11/2017

Junior A

Villiers

v

Newtown

06/12/2017

Senior A

Midleton

v

Newtown

06/12/2017

Senior A

Villiers

v

Ashton

06/12/2017

Junior B Cup 1/4 Final

Ashton

v

Midleton

06/12/2017

Minor A

Midleton

v

Newtown

06/12/2017

Minor A

Villiers

v

Ashton

06/12/2017

1st Year Blitz

Newtown

13/12/2017

Senior B

Midleton

v

Newtown

13/12/2017

Senior B

Villiers

v

Bandon

13/12/2017

Junior A

Midleton

v

Newtown

13/12/2017

Junior A

Villiers

v

Bandon

13/12/2017

Junior A

Ashton

v

Ard Scoil Rís


Munster League Fixtures (subject to change)

Saturday 16th September, 2017 Mens IHL Womens IHL

Cork Church of Ireland

v

Cookstown

Cork Harlequins

v

Ards

Saturday 23rd September, 2017 Boys U16 & U18 Interpros Womens IHL

Belfast Harlequins

v

Cork Harlequins

Womens Division 1

Ashton

v

Belvedere

Womens Division 1

Bandon

v

Church of Ireland

Womens Division 1

Limerick

v

UCC

Womens Division 1

Waterford

v

Catholic Institute

Womens Division 3

Tipperary

v

Bruff/Crescent

Womens Division 3

Church of Ireland

v

Cork Wanderers

Womens Division 4

Blackrock

v

Bandon

Womens Division 4

Clonmel

v

Waterford

Sunday 24th September, 2017 Boys U16 & U18 Interpros Womens Division 2

Bandon

v

Ashton

Womens Division 2

Blackrock

v

Clonmel

Womens Division 2

Church of Ireland

v

Catholic Institute

Womens Division 2

Clonakilty

v

Harlequins

Womens Division 3

Ashton

v

Limerick

Womens Division 3

UCC

v

Harlequins

Womens Division 4

Cork Wanderers

v

UCC

Saturday 30th September, 2017 Mens IHL Womens IHL

Glenanne

v

Cork Church of Ireland

Cork Harlequins

v

UCD

Mens Division 1

Church of Ireland B

v

Bandon

Mens Division 1

Limerick

v

Harlequins

Mens Division 1

UCC

v

Ashton

Womens Division 1

Bandon

v

Limerick

Womens Division 1

Catholic Institute

v

Ashton

Womens Division 1

UCC

v

Belvedere

Womens Division 3

Bruff/Crescent

v

Harlequins

Womens Division 3

Church of Ireland

v

Tipperary

Womens Division 3

Cork Wanderers

v

Limerick

Womens Division 4

Blackrock

v

Belvedere


Sunday 01st October, 2017 Mens Division 2

Catholic Institute

v

Bandon B

Mens Division 2

Midleton

v

Church of Ireland C

Mens Division 2

Waterford

v

Galway

Mens Division 3

Bandon C

v

Church of Ireland D

Mens Division 3

Catholic Institute B

v

Limerick B

Mens Division 3

Harlequins C

v

Midleton B

Mens Division 3

UCC B

v

Ashton B

Mens Division 3

Waterford B

v

Belvedere

Womens Division 2

Ashton

v

Clonakilty

Womens Division 2

Bandon

v

Church of Ireland

Womens Division 2

Blackrock

v

UCC

Womens Division 2

Catholic Institute

v

Harlequins

Womens Division 3

Belvedere

v

UCC

Womens Division 4

Bandon

v

Waterford

Womens Division 4

Cork Wanderers

v

Clonmel

Saturday 07th October, 2017 Womens IHL

Cork Harlequins

v

Mens Division 1

Ashton

v

Limerick

Mens Division 1

Bandon

v

Harlequins

Mens Division 1

Pegasus

UCC

v

Church of Ireland B

Womens Division 1

Ashton

v

Waterford

Womens Division 1

Belvedere

v

Bandon

Womens Division 1

Limerick

v

Church of Ireland

Womens Division 1

UCC

v

Catholic Institute

Womens Division 3

Cork Wanderers

v

Tipperary

Womens Division 3

Harlequins

v

Limerick

Womens Division 4

Belvedere

v

Cork Wanderers

Womens Division 4

Clonmel

v

Bandon


Sunday 08th October, 2017 Mens IHL

Cork Church of Ireland

v

Annadale

Mens Division 2

Galway

v

Catholic Institute

Mens Division 2

Harlequins B

v

Bandon B

Mens Division 2

Waterford

v

Midleton

Mens Division 3

Bandon C

v

UCC B

Mens Division 3

Catholic Institute B

v

Belvedere

Mens Division 3

Harlequins C

v

Church of Ireland D

Mens Division 3

Limerick B

v

Waterford B

Mens Division 3

Midleton B

v

Ashton B

Womens Division 2

Bandon

v

Blackrock

Womens Division 2

Catholic Institute

v

Clonmel

Womens Division 2

Harlequins

v

Church of Ireland

Womens Division 2

UCC

v

Clonakilty

Womens Division 3

Belvedere

v

Church of Ireland

Womens Division 3

UCC

v

Ashton

Womens Division 4

Waterford

v

UCC

Saturday 14th October, 2017 Irish Senior Cup M & W Irish Hockey Trophy M & W Womens Division 1

Bandon

v

Womens Division 1

Church of Ireland

v

Catholic Institute Ashton

Womens Division 1

Limerick

v

Belvedere

Womens Division 1

Waterford

v

UCC

Womens Division 3

Bruff/Crescent

v

Ashton

Womens Division 3

Church of Ireland

v

Limerick

Womens Division 3

Cork Wanderers

v

UCC

Womens Division 3

Tipperary

v

Harlequins

Womens Division 4

Blackrock

v

Cork Wanderers

Womens Division 4

UCC

v

Clonmel

Sunday 15th October, 2017 Mens Division 2

Bandon B

v

Galway

Mens Division 2

Church of Ireland C

v

Catholic Institute

Mens Division 2

Midleton

v

Harlequins B

Mens Division 3

Bandon C

v

Harlequins C

Mens Division 3

Belvedere

v

Midleton B

Mens Division 3

Church of Ireland D

v

Limerick B

Mens Division 3

UCC B

v

Catholic Institute B


Mens Division 3

Waterford B

v

Ashton B

Womens Division 2

Bandon

v

Clonakilty

Womens Division 2

Blackrock

v

Harlequins

Womens Division 2

Clonmel

v

Church of Ireland

Womens Division 2

UCC

v

Ashton

Womens Division 4

Waterford

v

Belvedere

Saturday 21st October, 2017 Girls U16 & U18 Interpros Mens IHL

Cork Church of Ireland

v

Railway Union

Mens Division 1

Ashton

v

Harlequins

Mens Division 1

Church of Ireland B

v

Limerick

Mens Division 1

UCC

v

Bandon

Womens Division 1

Belvedere

v

UCC

Womens Division 3

Bruff/Crescent

v

UCC

Womens Division 3

Cork Wanderers

v

Harlequins

Womens Division 4

Belvedere

v

UCC

Womens Division 4

Clonmel

v

Blackrock

Sunday 22nd October, 2017 Girls U16 & U18 Interpros Mens Division 2

Church of Ireland C

v

Bandon B

Mens Division 2

Galway

v

Midleton

Mens Division 2

Harlequins B

v

Waterford

Mens Division 3

Ashton B

v

Belvedere

Mens Division 3

Catholic Institute B

v

Harlequins C

Mens Division 3

Church of Ireland D

v

Waterford B

Mens Division 3

Limerick B

v

Bandon C

Mens Division 3

Midleton B

v

UCC B

Womens Division 3

Belvedere

v

Ashton

Womens Division 3

Limerick

v

Tipperary

Womens Division 4

Bandon

v

Cork Wanderers

Sunday 29th October, 2017 Womens Division 2

Ashton

v

Womens Division 2

Clonakilty

v

Harlequins Clonmel

Womens Division 2

Blackrock

v

Catholic Institute


Saturday 04th November, 2017 Irish Junior Cup M&W Mens Division 1

Bandon

v

Ashton

Mens Division 1

Limerick

v

UCC

Womens Division 1

Bandon

v

UCC

Womens Division 1

Catholic Institute

v

Church of Ireland

Womens Division 1

Limerick

v

Ashton

Womens Division 1

Waterford

v

Belvedere

Womens Division 3

Bruff/Crescent

v

Cork Wanderers

Womens Division 3

Harlequins

v

Church of Ireland

Womens Division 4

Blackrock

v

Waterford

Womens Division 4

Clonmel

v

Belvedere

Womens Division 4

UCC

v

Bandon

Womens Division 4

UCC

v

Blackrock

Sunday 05th November, 2017 Mens IHL

Lisnagarvey

v

Cork Church of Ireland

Trinity College

v

Cork Harlequins

Mens Division 2

Church of Ireland C

v

Galway

Mens Division 2

Harlequins B

v

Catholic Institute

Mens Division 2

Waterford

v

Bandon B

Mens Division 3

Ashton B

v

Catholic Institute B

Mens Division 3

Belvedere

v

Bandon C

Mens Division 3

Church of Ireland D

v

UCC B

Mens Division 3

Limerick B

v

Harlequins C

Mens Division 3

Waterford B

v

Midleton B

Womens Division 2

Ashton

v

Clonmel

Womens Division 2

Church of Ireland

v

Blackrock

Womens Division 2

Clonakilty

v

Catholic Institute

Womens Division 2

UCC

v

Harlequins

Womens Division 3

Ashton

v

Tipperary

Womens Division 3

Limerick

v

Belvedere

Womens IHL

Saturday 11th November, 2017 Mens IHL Womens IHL

Monkstown

v

Cork Church of Ireland

Cork Harlequins

v

Monkstown

Mens Division 1

Church of Ireland B

v

Ashton

Mens Division 1

Harlequins

v

UCC

Mens Division 1

Limerick

v

Bandon

Womens Division 1

Bandon

v

Waterford


Womens Division 1

Belvedere

v

Church of Ireland

Womens Division 1

Catholic Institute

v

Limerick

Womens Division 1

UCC

v

Ashton

Womens Division 3

Bruff/Crescent

v

Limerick

Womens Division 3

Church of Ireland

v

Ashton

Womens Division 3

Harlequins

v

Belvedere

Womens Division 3

UCC

v

Cork Wanderers

Womens Division 4

UCC

v

Blackrock

Sunday 12th November, 2017 Mens Division 2

Catholic Institute

v

Midleton

Mens Division 2

Church of Ireland C

v

Waterford

Mens Division 2

Galway

v

Harlequins B

Mens Division 3

Bandon C

v

Ashton B

Mens Division 3

Belvedere

v

Church of Ireland D

Mens Division 3

Catholic Institute B

v

Midleton B

Mens Division 3

Harlequins C

v

Waterford B

Mens Division 3

UCC B

v

Limerick B

Womens Division 2

Ashton

v

Catholic Institute

Womens Division 2

Clonakilty

v

Church of Ireland

Womens Division 2

Harlequins

v

Bandon

Womens Division 2

UCC

v

Clonmel

Womens Division 4

Bandon

v

Belvedere

Waterford

v

Cork Wanderers

Womens Division 4

Saturday 18th November, 2017 Irish Hockey Challenge M&W Mens Division 1

Ashton

v

UCC

Mens Division 1

Bandon

v

Church of Ireland B

Mens Division 1

Harlequins

v

Limerick

Womens Division 1

Ashton

v

Bandon

Womens Division 1

Belvedere

v

Catholic Institute

Womens Division 1

Church of Ireland

v

UCC

Womens Division 1

Limerick

v

Waterford

Womens Division 3

Church of Ireland

v

Bruff/Crescent

Womens Division 3

Tipperary

v

Belvedere

Womens Division 4

UCC

v

Cork Wanderers


Sunday 19th November, 2017 Womens IHL

Pembroke Wanderers

v

Cork Harlequins

Mens Division 2

Harlequins B

v

Church of Ireland C

Mens Division 2

Midleton

v

Bandon B

Mens Division 2

Waterford

v

Catholic Institute

Mens Division 3

Ashton B

v

Church of Ireland D

Mens Division 3

Harlequins C

v

UCC B

Mens Division 3

Limerick B

v

Belvedere

Mens Division 3

Midleton B

v

Bandon C

Mens Division 3

Waterford B

v

Catholic Institute B

Womens Division 2

Ashton

v

Blackrock

Womens Division 2

Catholic Institute

v

Bandon

Womens Division 2

Church of Ireland

v

UCC

Womens Division 2

Harlequins

v

Clonmel

Womens Division 3

Ashton

v

Cork Wanderers

Womens Division 3

Limerick

v

UCC

Womens Division 4

Bandon

v

Blackrock

Waterford

v

Clonmel

Womens Division 4

Saturday 25th November, 2017 Irish Senior Cup M & W Womens Division 1 Cup Mens Peard Cup Womens Division 3

Bruff/Crescent

v

Belvedere

Womens Division 3

Tipperary

v

UCC

Womens Division 4

Belvedere

v

Blackrock

Womens Division 4

Clonmel

v

Cork Wanderers

Sunday 26th November, 2017 Mens Division 2

Bandon B

v

Catholic Institute

Mens Division 2

Church of Ireland C

v

Midleton

Mens Division 2

Galway

v

Waterford

Mens Division 3

Ashton B

v

Limerick B

Mens Division 3

Bandon C

v

Catholic Institute B

Mens Division 3

Belvedere

v

Harlequins C

Mens Division 3

Church of Ireland D

v

Midleton B

Mens Division 3

UCC B

v

Waterford B

Womens Division 2

Ashton

v

Church of Ireland

Womens Division 2

Clonakilty

v

Blackrock

Womens Division 2

Clonmel

v

Bandon


Womens Division 2

UCC

v

Catholic Institute

Womens Division 3

Ashton

v

Harlequins

Womens Division 3

Limerick

v

Church of Ireland

Womens Division 4

Waterford

v

Bandon

Saturday 02nd December, 2017 Womens IHL

Cork Harlequins

v

Railway Union

Belvedere

v

Ashton

Womens Division 1

Catholic Institute

v

Waterford

Womens Division 1

Church of Ireland

v

Bandon

Womens Division 1

UCC

v

Limerick

Womens Division 3

Tipperary

v

Cork Wanderers

Womens Division 4

UCC

v

Waterford

Irish Junior Cup M&W Mens Peard Cup Womens Division 2 Cup Womens Division 1

Sunday 03rd December, 2017 Mens IHL

Cork Church of Ireland

v

Banbridge

Womens Divison 2 Cup Mens Division 2

Bandon B

v

Church of Ireland C

Mens Division 2

Midleton

v

Galway

Mens Division 2

Waterford

v

Harlequins B

Mens Division 3

Catholic Institute B

v

Church of Ireland D

Mens Division 3

Harlequins C

v

Ashton B

Mens Division 3

Midleton B

v

Limerick B

Mens Division 3

UCC B

v

Belvedere

Mens Division 3

Waterford B

v

Bandon C

Womens Division 3

Belvedere

v

Bruff/Crescent

Womens Division 3

Limerick

v

Harlequins

Womens Division 3

UCC

v

Church of Ireland

Womens Division 4

Bandon

v

Clonmel

Womens Division 4

Cork Wanderers

v

Belvedere


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Saturday 09th December, 2017 Irish Hockey Trophy M & W Mens IHL

Three Rock Rovers

v

Cork Church of Ireland

Womens IHL

Loreto Hockey Club

v

Cork Harlequins

Womens Division 1

Ashton

v

Catholic Institute

Womens Division 1

Limerick

v

Bandon

Womens Division 1

Waterford

v

Church of Ireland

Womens Division 3

Bruff/Crescent

v

Tipperary

Womens Division 3

Church of Ireland

v

Harlequins

Womens Division 3

Cork Wanderers

v

Belvedere

Womens Division 4

Belvedere

v

Waterford

Womens Division 4

Clonmel

v

UCC

Sunday 10th December, 2017 Womens Division 3

Ashton

v

UCC

Womens Division 4

Cork Wanderers

v

Blackrock

Sunday 16th December, 2017 Mens IHL Womens IHL

Cork Church of Ireland

v

Pembroke Wanderers

Ards

v

Cork Harlequins

Tuesday 26th December, 2017 Peard Cup Final Friday 29th December, 2017 SF Hockey U21/U16 Club Championships Saturday 30th December, 2017 SF Hockey U21/U16 Club Championships Saturday 06th January, 2018 Womens Division 3

Bruff/Crescent

v

Church of Ireland

Sunday 07th January, 2018 Womens Division 2

Ashton

v

Bandon

Womens Division 2

Catholic Institute

v

Church of Ireland

Womens Division 2

Clonmel

v

Blackrock

Womens Division 2

Harlequins

v

Clonakilty

Womens Division 3

Limerick

v

Ashton


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Saturday 13th January, 2018 Irish Senior Cup M Irish Hockey Trophy M Mens Division 1

Church of Ireland B

v

UCC

Mens Division 1

Harlequins

v

Bandon

Mens Division 1

Limerick

v

Ashton

Womens Division 1

Bandon

v

Belvedere

Womens Division 1

Catholic Institute

v

UCC

Womens Division 1

Church of Ireland

v

Limerick

Womens Division 1

Waterford

v

Ashton

Womens Division 3

Cork Wanderers

v

Ashton

Womens Division 3

Tipperary

v

Church of Ireland

Womens Division 4

Blackrock

v

Clonmel

Womens Division 4

UCC

v

Belvedere

Sunday 14th January, 2018 Mens Division 2

Catholic Institute

v

Church of Ireland C

Mens Division 2

Galway

v

Bandon B

Mens Division 2

Harlequins B

v

Midleton

Womens Division 2

Church of Ireland

v

Bandon

Womens Division 2

Clonakilty

v

Ashton

Womens Division 2

Harlequins

v

Catholic Institute

Womens Division 2

UCC

v

Blackrock

Womens Division 3

Belvedere

v

Harlequins

Womens Division 3

UCC

v

Limerick

Womens Division 4

Cork Wanderers

v

Bandon

Saturday 20th January, 2018 Mens IHL

Cookstown

v

Cork Church of Ireland

Mens Division 1

Ashton

v

Church of Ireland B

Mens Division 1

Bandon

v

Limerick

Mens Division 1

UCC

v

Harlequins

Ashton

v

Limerick

Womens Division 1

Belvedere

v

Waterford

Womens Division 1

Church of Ireland

v

Catholic Institute

Womens Division 1

UCC

v

Bandon

Womens Division 4

Belvedere

Womens Division 1

Womens Division 3 Cup v

Clonmel


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Sunday 21st January, 2018 Womens Division 2

Blackrock

v

Bandon

Womens Division 2

Church of Ireland

v

Harlequins

Womens Division 2

Clonakilty

v

UCC

Womens Division 2

Clonmel

v

Catholic Institute

Womens Division 4

Bandon

v

UCC

Waterford

v

Blackrock

Womens Division 4

Saturday 27th January, 2018 Irish Senior Cup W Irish Hockey Trophy W Mens Senior Cup Womens Division 1

Ashton

v

Church of Ireland

Womens Division 1

Belvedere

v

Limerick

Womens Division 1

Catholic Institute

v

Bandon

Womens Division 1

UCC

v

Waterford

Womens Division 3

Cork Wanderers

v

Church of Ireland

Womens Division 3

Harlequins

v

Ashton

Womens Division 4 Cup Womens Division 5 Cup Sunday 28th January, 2018 Mens Division 2

Bandon B

v

Harlequins B

Mens Division 2

Catholic Institute

v

Galway

Mens Division 2

Midleton

v

Waterford

Womens Division 2

Bandon

v

Harlequins

Womens Division 2

Catholic Institute

v

Ashton

Womens Division 2

Church of Ireland

v

Clonakilty

Womens Division 2

Clonmel

v

UCC

Womens Division 3

Limerick

v

Bruff/Crescent

Womens Division 3

UCC

v

Tipperary

Saturday 03rd February, 2018 Irish Senior Cup M & W Irish Hockey Trophy M & W Womens IHL

Cork Harlequins

v

Mens Division 1

Bandon

v

UCC

Mens Division 1

Harlequins

v

Ashton

Limerick

v

Church of Ireland B

Mens Division 1

Belfast Harlequins

Womens Divison 1 Cup and Plate Womens Divison 2 Cup and Plate Womens Division 3

Church of Ireland

v

Belvedere


Womens Division 3

Harlequins

v

Tipperary

Womens Division 4

Belvedere

v

Bandon

Womens Division 4

Blackrock

v

UCC

Sunday 04th February, 2018 Mens Division 2

Bandon B

v

Waterford

Mens Division 2

Catholic Institute

v

Harlequins B

Mens Division 2

Galway

v

Church of Ireland C

Womens Division 3

Limerick

v

Cork Wanderers

Womens Division 3

UCC

v

Bruff/Crescent

Womens Division 4

Cork Wanderers

v

Waterford

Saturday 10th February, 2018 Womens IHL

UCD

v

Mens Division 1

Ashton

v

Bandon

Mens Division 1

Church of Ireland B

v

Harlequins Limerick

Mens Division 1

Cork Harlequins

UCC

v

Womens Division 1

Ashton

v

UCC

Womens Division 1

Church of Ireland

v

Belvedere

Womens Division 1

Limerick

v

Catholic Institute

Womens Division 1

Waterford

v

Bandon

Womens Division 2

Ashton

v

UCC

Womens Division 3

Church of Ireland

v

UCC

Womens Division 3

Cork Wanderers

v

Bruff/Crescent

Womens Division 4 Cup Womens Division 5 Cup Sunday 11th February, 2018 Mens IHL

Cork Church of Ireland

v

Glenanne

Womens Division 2

Church of Ireland

v

Clonmel

Womens Division 2

Clonakilty

v

Bandon

Womens Division 2

Harlequins

v

Blackrock

Womens Division 3

Belvedere

v

Tipperary

Saturday 17th February, 2018 Mens IHL

Annadale

v

Cork Church of Ireland

Womens IHL

Pegasus

v

Cork Harlequins

v

Waterford

Mens Division 1 Cup Womens Division 1

Church of Ireland

Womens Division 2 Cup Womens Division 3

Harlequins

v

Cork Wanderers


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Sunday 18th February, 2018 Mens Division 2

Bandon B

v

Midleton

Mens Division 2

Church of Ireland C

v

Harlequins B

Mens Division 2

Catholic Institute

v

Waterford

Womens Division 3

Ashton

v

Bruff/Crescent

Womens Division 3

UCC

v

Belvedere

Saturday 24th February, 2018 Irish Senior Cup M & W Irish Hockey Trophy M & W Womens Division 1

Bandon

v

Ashton

Womens Division 1

Catholic Institute

v

Belvedere

Womens Division 1

UCC

v

Church of Ireland

Womens Division 1

Waterford

v

Limerick

Womens Division 2

Blackrock

v

Ashton

Womens Division 3 Cup Womens Division 5 Cup Sunday 25th February, 2018 Irish Junior Cup M&W Mens Division 2

Harlequins B

v

Galway

Mens Division 2

Midleton

v

Catholic Institute

Mens Division 2

Waterford

v

Church of Ireland C

Womens Division 2

Bandon

v

Catholic Institute

Womens Division 2

Clonmel

v

Harlequins

Womens Division 2

UCC

v

Church of Ireland

Saturday 03rd March, 2018 Irish Hockey Trophy M & W Womens Division 3

Ashton

v

Church of Ireland

Womens Division 3

Harlequins

v

Bruff/Crescent

Womens Division 3

Tipperary

v

Limerick

Sunday 04th March, 2018 Mens IHL

Railway Union

v

Cork Church of Ireland

Cork Harlequins

v

Trinity College

Womens Division 2

Bandon

v

UCC

Womens Division 2

Catholic Institute

v

Blackrock

Womens Division 2

Clonmel

v

Clonakilty

Womens Division 2

Harlequins

v

Ashton

Womens Division 3

Belvedere

v

Cork Wanderers

Womens IHL


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Saturday 10th March, 2018 Mens IHL

Cork Church of Ireland

v

Lisnagarvey

Womens IHL

Monkstown

v

Cork Harlequins

Womens Division 3

Harlequins

v

UCC

Tipperary

v

Ashton

Womens Division 3

Sunday 11th March, 2018 Womens Division 2

Bandon

v

Clonmel

Womens Division 2

Blackrock

v

Clonakilty

Womens Division 2

Catholic Institute

v

UCC

Womens Division 2

Church of Ireland

v

Ashton

Womens Division 3

Belvedere

v

Limerick

Saturday 17th March, 2018 Cup Finals Sunday 18th March, 2018 Womens Division 2

Blackrock

v

Church of Ireland

Womens Division 2

Catholic Institute

v

Clonakilty

Womens Division 2

Clonmel

v

Ashton

Womens Division 2

Harlequins

v

UCC

v

Belvedere

Womens Division 3

Ashton st

rd

Saturday 21 to 23 March, 2018 Kate Russel Tournament Saturday 24th March, 2018 Mens IHL Womens IHL

Cork Church of Ireland

v

Monkstown

Cork Harlequins

v

Pembroke Wanderers

Womens Division 3 Cup Final Saturday 14th April, 2018 Mens IHL

Banbridge

v

Cork Church of Ireland

Sunday 15th April, 2018 Womens IHL

Railway Union

v

Cork Harlequins

Saturday 21st April, 2018 Mens IHL Womens IHL

Cork Church of Ireland

v

Three Rock Rovers

Cork Harlequins

v

Loreto Hockey Club

Saturday 28th April, 2018 Mens IHL

Pembroke Wanderers

v

Saturday 25th May, 2018 Irish Finals

Cork Church of Ireland


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Munster Hockey Magazine - Episode 1  

The first installment of the Munster Hockey Magazine.

Munster Hockey Magazine - Episode 1  

The first installment of the Munster Hockey Magazine.

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