Ladies Training Wednesday 11th

19 days ago by Sorcha Hughes 0 comments

There will be no training for ladies teams tomorrow night due to a refix for the ladies 4ths. Your captain will contact you with alternative plans.

All support for the 4ths welcome, they are playing against Hermes at 8pm.

Thanks,
Sorcha

Time for Tea Email

19 days ago by Orla Sheils 0 comments

Apologies the email for Time for Tea Tickets is: chctimefortea@gmail.com

TIme for Tea

19 days ago by Orla Sheils 0 comments

The ladies of Clontarf Hockey Club will make it happen once again on Sunday, 8th of March 2015 as ‘Time for Tea’ returns for a second year running. This year’s event, which will be held on International Women’s Day, will offer an opportunity for friends of Clontarf Hockey Club to join us as we celebrate women’s achievements and come together to reflect on this year’s International Women’s Day theme of ‘Make it happen’.

Celebrate the diversity of women’s lives today and hear from successful women in the worlds of sport, interior design, fashion and beauty. Enjoy the many savoury and sweet delicacies on offer on the ‘Time for Tea’ menu and retreat with us as we take you on a journey of pampering and relaxation within the beautiful surroundings of Clontarf Castle.

With advice and live demonstrations, ‘Time for Tea’ merges vintage high tea with modern women’s lives to bring you an education afternoon which will also leave you feeling very spoilt! Posture consultation will also be offered free of charge by chartered physiotherapists and complimentary massages provided by professional therapists for those who feel like some real relaxation over their Afternoon Tea.

Great prizes are on offer in the Time for Tea raffle including an escape break for two so don’t miss out! Tickets are €25 and available from Sorcha Hughes or your team captain. For non-playing CHC members of friends of the club, please email timefortea@gmail.com. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

Let’s make it happen.

Mens’ 2nds 3 – 2 UCD II

20 days ago by Ciaran McNamara 0 comments

The Mens’ 2nds enjoyable season continued on Saturday out in UCD in a game that became increasingly fraught & bad-tempered as it wore on. An impressive start by the Bulls saw them in the ascendancy in the first 20 mins, with several chances being created from play and a short corner being won. However the pressure enjoyed by the visitors yielded only one solitary goal, which was dispatched expertly by Butzy at the first.....no wait…the second, actually no….the third attempt. The walking Oil of Ulay advert (softest hands in the Club) claims that when one has the fastest hands in the Club it enables one to toy with opposition ‘keepers at will. They all count of course (except when the match report awards the goals to someone else) and thankfully his goal-scoring streak goes on.

The oppositions’ goals all count too of course and the Bulls were left ruing their missed chances as UCD managed to get 2 goals on the break to leave the students leading 2.1 at halftime.

The second half saw a much more open game and the Bulls coped well with the hostile home support who had words for everyone, umpires included. The Ultras couldn’t do anything to prevent Rob Duggan from finishing brilliantly (first time!) from a tight angle, beating the ‘keeper on his near post. Dave the Power Power then got in on the act on his return from injury to finish nicely on his reverse from the top of the D. He could have bagged a second having been set up nicely by Stu but elected to go on his reverse when for all the world the an open side shot seemed the easier option –that’s the young lads though, can’t get enough of the reverse! Great to see Dave back fit and playing again though. Great to see the Ultras leaving early to beat the traffic too.

All in all a decent performance given all of the frozen pitches and cancellations recently – we sit third in the league, 4 points off second with games in hand. A home tie to Rathgar II’s on Valentine’s Day gives us the opportunity to avenge a defeat earlier in the season and kick-on further still. We’re due to welcome back a few more faces this week which leaves the squad in a strong position. Thanks to everyone who doubled up on the day, particularly Will who had a social engagement to make, and to Luke for helping to run the line – A real club effort by all!!

Ladies Training tonight

25 days ago by Amy Anslow 0 comments

**Training for 1sts, 2nds and 3rds has been cancelled this evening as the pitch is starting to freeze already**

Ladies Training Wednesday 28th Jan

about 1 month ago by Sorcha Hughes 0 comments

There will be no training for ladies teams tomorrow night due to a refix for the ladies 5ths. Your captain will contact you with alternative plans.

All support for the 5ths welcome, playing v. Muckross at 8pm.

Thanks,
Sorcha

Umpire Needed

about 1 month ago by Jacqui Turner 0 comments

The Ladies 2nd's are struggling to find an Umpire for this weekend. They are playing at 2.45pm in Loreto Beaufort, Grange Road, Rathfarnham. If you are free please contact Jacqui on 086 0480227

Frozen pitch

about 1 month ago by Susan Murphy 0 comments

Mount Temple pitch is frozen so unless you hear of an alternative plan from your captain ladies training is cancelled for tonight

Mens’ 2nds 6 – 2 Railway 3rds (AP x 3, Butzy, Ciller, Darragh O’Brien)

about 1 month ago by Ciaran McNamara 0 comments

The Mens’ 2nds continued their bright start to 2015 with a very mature display in a cold Railway Union. The approach and comportment of every individual in the squad was very impressive given that the preparation for the game was disrupted due to a late pitch inspection. The pitch was deemed playable despite the cold overnight temperatures and Clontarf took to the surface like ducks to (frozen) water. The first half was cold but bountiful for an energetic & cohesive Clontarf team who took control, moving the ball around nicely. A couple of early short corner opportunities went a-begging for the ‘tarf but the pressure eventually resulted in deftly deflected goal for AP, his first of three on the day. The more corners we got the more they were firing correctly and AP was on the money again shortly after making it 2-0 at the break.

This writer can confirm that RUHC do indeed use salt water in their water cannons as during the half time talk our hosts kindly turned on said cannons without warning, leaving us huddling for shelter in the dugout.

Clontarf made quite a flat start to the 2nd half and RU created a couple of more dangerous attacks. Their momentum was defused however by debutant Fionn winning a corner which was blocked on the line by a Railway foot. AP finished the resulting stroke nicely to make it 3 on the day for him. And 3-0 to the ‘tarf. 3 became 4 soon after via either Butzy or Ciller and RU pulled one back in between Darragh scoring a nice 5th, his first for the team. There was time for 2 more goals and the final score was 6-2 to Clontarf, leaving us 3rd in the Div 3 table with 10 games played.

Well done to Darragh O’Brien who scored his first goal for the team – his new found fame will not doubt earn him a one word moniker in the near future and also to Fionn who looked assured in his debut at this level. Next week sees a week off due to the 1sts playing in the IHT in Portrush.

Mens’ 2nds 6 – 2 Railway 3rds (AP x 3, Butzy, Ciller, Darragh O’Brien)

about 1 month ago by Ciaran McNamara 0 comments

The Mens’ 2nds continued their bright start to 2015 with a very mature display in a cold Railway Union. The approach and comportment of every individual in the squad was very impressive given that the preparation for the game was disrupted due to a late pitch inspection. The pitch was deemed playable despite the cold overnight temperatures and Clontarf took to the surface like ducks to (frozen) water. The first half was cold but bountiful for an energetic & cohesive Clontarf team who took control, moving the ball around nicely. A couple of early short corner opportunities went a-begging for the ‘tarf but the pressure eventually resulted in deftly deflected goal for AP, his first of three on the day. The more corners we got the more they were firing correctly and AP was on the money again shortly after making it 2-0 at the break.

This writer can confirm that RUHC do indeed use salt water in their water cannons as during the half time talk our hosts kindly turned on said cannons without warning, leaving us huddling for shelter in the dugout.

Clontarf made quite a flat start to the 2nd half and RU created a couple of more dangerous attacks. Their momentum was defused however by debutant Fionn winning a corner which was blocked on the line by a Railway foot. AP finished the resulting stroke nicely to make it 3 on the day for him. And 3-0 to the ‘tarf. 3 became 4 soon after via either Butzy or Ciller and RU pulled one back in between Darragh scoring a nice 5th, his first for the team. There was time for 2 more goals and the final score was 6-2 to Clontarf, leaving us 3rd in the Div 3 table with 10 games played.

Well done to Darragh O’Brien who scored his first goal for the team – his new found fame will not doubt earn him a one word moniker in the near future and also to Fionn who looked assured in his debut at this level. Next week sees a week off due to the 1sts playing in the IHT in Portrush.

Ladies 4th game has been cancelled

about 1 month ago by Lynn Adams 0 comments

The Ladies 4th game v YMCA in St Raphaela's today has been cancelled.

Mens 2s 3:1 Mullingar

about 1 month ago by Ciaran McNamara 0 comments

Match report from Mark Gorman:

A new year: a fresh opportunity to build some momentum and build on some positive results in 2014. Elliot warned us that a toothless display would leave us with a significant gap to make up on the leading bunch. Early positive play was rewarded when the ball was worked in from the right touchline to Poynter at the top of the circle. A quick shot and we were 1-0 up. A quick break from the 'gar led to their only goal of the game. Superiority was restored by Butzy leaving us with a 2-1 lead at the break.

Mullingar came out determined in the second half to make up the difference. Unfortunately, the only difference they made was to Lorcan's account with the tooth fairy. Hope you're doing ok, Lorcan.

A late winner from Killer wrapped up matters with several minutes to spare. The ball was sent across the circle from the left to back post where every player bar Killer was surprised to see it get all the way through to him.

Particular mention should go to Darragh and Shane who played extremely well, holding the ball up, laying off passes and taking on the experienced Mullingar defence with success.

A great start to the new year. Looking forward to Railway and Three Rock Rovers in the coming weeks.

Ladies Training 2015

about 1 month ago by Sorcha Hughes 0 comments

Happy New Year to everyone! Just a reminder that ladies training will resume tomorrow, Monday 5th, and times will continue the same as before Christmas.

Monday
3/4/5s @ 7pm with Lynn
1/2s @ 8pm with Ralph

Wednesday
4/5s @ 7pm with Kevin
2/3s @ 8pm with Rachel
1s @ 8pm with Ralph

Looking forward to seeing everyone back on the pitch tomorrow!

Sorcha

Merry Christmas

2 months ago by Jacqui Turner 0 comments

Wishing all our members a very Happy Christmas. We look forward to seeing all those new hockey sticks back at training on Monday 5th January for the Ladies and Tuesday 6th for the Men

Ladies Training Update

3 months ago by Jacqui Turner 0 comments

The last training session of 2014 will take place on Monday 15th December and training for 2015 will commence on Monday 5th January.

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Saturday, 28 February
12:30 - Mens 2nds v Mullingar in mullingar
12:30 - Ladies 2nds v Malahide in Mount temple
14:00 - Ladies 1sts v Naas in Mount temple
14:30 - Mens 1sts v Kilkenny in kilkenny
14:30 - Mens 3rds v wicklow in wicklow
15:30 - Ladies 3rds v Pembroke in Serpentine Avenue
15:30 - Ladies 5ths v Tullowmore in Mount Temple
17:15 - Ladies 4ths v Corinthians in Corinthians
Tuesday, 03 March
19:45 - Mens 2nds v trinity in santry

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Date Team Opposition Result Score
Sat 28/02 Ladies 2nds Malahide Draw 1-1
Sat 28/02 Ladies 3rds Pembroke Won 1-0
Wed 25/02 Ladies 5ths Pembroke Lost 1-2
Mon 23/02 Ladies 1sts Newbridge Won 1-0
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