Club Clean Up, EHL, 21/22 subs, training times & more!

Training times & Subs

2021/2022 Subscriptions
With the current climate the need for All Subscriptions for the 2021/2022 season to be paid ASAP is greater than every before!

Junior and Senior subs can be paid here: 2021/2022 Subs

IF you have not already paid all or part (if a student) of your subs, please do so promptly. The Club can tell who has paid and which sub they picked, it will be noticed if you have not paid.

IF YOU HAVE NOT PAID, YOU ARE NOT COVERED BY INSURANCE.

Training times
Ladies
Monday
1s: 20:00 – 22:00
2s: 20:30 – 22:00
3s: 19:00 – 20:30

Wednesday
1s: 19:00 – 20:30
2s: 19:00 – 20:30
3s: 20:30 – 22:00

Men’s
Tuesday
M1s: 19:00 – 21:00
M3s-6s: 19:30 – 20:30

Thursday
M1s: 19:00 – 21:00
M2s: 19:15 – 21:00

Euro Hockey League Antwerp 21/22

Three Rock Rover’s Men’s 1s will be representing Ireland at the EHL Ranking Cup in Antwerp over the first weekend in October, September 30th – October 3rd.

Tickets for the weekend can be be bought here: EHL Ranking Cup 2021/2022

The Men’s 1st will play HC Minsk on the 2nd of October at 9.30am (Belgian time) and depending on that result they will know who they play the day after, October 3rd!

Belgian champions Dragons will play host to the EHL Men’s Cup at their grounds in the park of Brasschaat from September 30 to October 3 with 16 teams taking part. Teams will play on either on September 30 and October 1 or else have their matches on October 2 and 3. This will be the third time the club have hosted the EHL following a ROUND1 event in 2011 and then the FINAL4 in 2017.
 
The competition consists of Mannheimer HC (Germany), Rot-Weiss Köln (Germany), SV Kampong (Netherlands), HC ’s-Hertogenbosch (Neterlands), La Gantoise HC (Belgium), KHC Dragons (Belgium), Club de Campo de Madrid (Spain), Surbiton (England), Hampstead & Westminster (England), Dinamo-Ak Bars (Russia), Dinamo Elektrostal (Russia), Saint Germain (France), Three Rock Rovers (Ireland), HC Minsk (Belarus), Grange (Scotland) and SV Arminen (Austria).

Angus Dunlop’s Fundraiser:  IYF Mizen to Malin Head Charity Cycle

If you can please support Angus Dunlop, our U16 boys coach, as he swaps his hockey stick for a bike to raid much needed funds for the Irish youth foundation and their effort to support children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds post pandemic,

Read Angus’s words below and you can pay what you can here:  IYF Mizen to Malin Head Charity Cycle

This September I’ll be taking on the challenge and cycling from Mizen to Malin Head in aid of the Irish Youth Foundation. The charity is dedicated solely to meeting the needs of children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. Their recent Generation Pandemic Report has shown just how devastating the pandemic has been for those children and young people. We chose this route because lighthouses are guiding lights and beacons of hope. Supporting this cycle will help them to provide a brighter future for children across every point of Ireland. Futures are on the line. But, with your help, we can catch this.

Volunteer Day: September 12th, 2021

Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers who came out in force to help with the Club clean up that place yesterday, Sunday, between 2pm & 5pm!See some of the painting done below, by the past and current Presidents of the Club!Looking forward to seeing everyone up at Grange Road sooner rather than later!

Rockets joined by Gaisce Students

On Tuesday night our rockets were joined by 4 GAISCE students at training for the season! Lots of learning and fun for all!!! They welcomed Sophie Glynn, Holly Williams, Maria Bisgood & Amy Crowe to their sessions for the season! A great example of club spirit and working together!

Welcome to the 2021/2022 season

We are looking forward to seeing everyone at Grange Road!

President’s 2021/2022 Welcome
Hello Everyone,
I would like to welcome you all back to the new season. Hopefully we will get to see a lot more hockey played this year and I wish every team success at their respective levels.

This year will be a challenging year for the Club as we try to get back up and running under the current Covid protocols and I would ask everyone to be patient and understanding as things settle into the new normal.
I hope everyone will support the Club in whatever way they can and most of all enjoy your hockey!

Regards,
Kara Browning
TRRHC President 2021/2022

Three Rock Rover’s Men’s 1s start their EYHL campaign (words by Fraser Morris)

The Three Rock Rovers Men’s first team started their program of EYHL matches against UCD in Belfield, with a delgightful 5-2 win, on Saturday 11th September. The past six weeks have seen an intense period of pre-season practice matches and training sessions. There have been many personnel changes this year and matches against Brooklands (UK), Banbridge, Pembroke, Glenanne, Avoca & Monkstown have given under-18 Rovers players and players new to the club a chance to bed in. Competition for places is healthily keen. The coaching staff are extremely grateful to the players who trained so hard and lined up for these matches. They were impressed with many of the performances especially by the youth players.

Not only the league but the ‘Road To Antwerp’ is under way too. Three Rock Rovers travel to Antwerp on Friday, 1 October with a first round match on Saturday morning (9.30) against Minsk. The team from Minsk contains nine Belarus international players which won the EuroHockey championship III earlier this year. The following day would see TRR play the winners or losers of the match between Hampstead & Westminster and Mannheimer HC.  

It is a very exciting time for the club, proudly flying the Three Rock Rovers flag in the Irish and European leagues. 

Covid-19 Guidelines

As mentioned by Kara, above, these are the Covid-19 guidelines currently in place at Grange Road, if you have any queries regarding these contact Peter at covid.officer@threerockrovershc.com

Please be aware of the Club’s more vulnerable members, supporters and visitors when at Grange Road and follow all guidance from the Covid officer at training sessions.

We’re Getting Close to the return of Hockey

As we pass the traditional 1st August start to the new hockey year the club is busy gearing up to the new season, hopefully one that will see normal service resume after last year’s stop-start.

The Mens and Ladies 1st XIs are both back training and we’re getting everything in place for the 2nd XIs to return later in the month, with the remaining teams planning to get back to training from the start of September.

We should have fixtures confirmed from both Hockey Ireland and Leinster Hockey in the next week, at which point you should be able to find a link to the details on our website. For the first time this year, Leinster fixture secretaries are going to organise match times for each half-season in advance. This means by the start of the season you’ll know not only the date of your matches but the times of the matches all the way up to Christmas, making planning weekends in advance a whole lot easier.

Another new Leinster initiative this year (still to be confirmed but looking very likely) is the introduction of an under 18’s league for both the mens and ladies side of the club. This has been in discussion for a number of seasons now and is seen as a way to encourage our younger players to continue playing hockey. In essence the prospect of continuing to play with the same cohort of players up to 18 should be more appealing than moving straight into the senior club at 15/16. We’ll be in touch with the players concerned once we get confirmation of how the new league will work from Leinster, but we hope it’s something that will work well for a group of our graduating young players. 

On the junior side, our interim chair has been very busy in the background getting everything ready for our juniors returning to hockey in September.

As always, if you’ve friends who are interested in getting back to hockey then they can get in touch with the ladies or mens captain, all the details are on the website.

We’ll be in touch soon with more details on returning to training and fixtures as we get things confirmed.

Jess Rule and Peter Hinds
Ladies & Men’s Club Captains

Rovers Round Up; Sweepstakes, Euros, Ladies 2s & More

Ladies 2s 2018/2019 Division 6 Champions

TRRHC Ladies 2s coach wanted

Three Rock Ladies 2s are looking for a coach ahead of the 2021/2022 season.

The team compete in Leinster Division 5 and are looking for a coach to help them progress up the Leinster ladder. This a paid role with the ideal candidate being available for training on Mondays & Wednesdays as well as matches on Saturday.

If you are interested in the role, know someone who might be or would like more information please contact ladies.captain@threerockrovershc.com.

Men’s EuroHockey Championship II 

Congratulations to current Rovers Daragh Walsh and Ben Walker & Rovers abroad, Jaime Carr and Luke Madeley on their selection for the Irish Senior Men’s squad that is taking part in the Men’s EuroHockey Championships II in Poland. Their first game is against the hosts on Sunday, August 15th.

ALL games will be LIVE-STREAMED on http://eurohockeytv.org. You can find the full Match schedule here https://eurohockey.org/calendar/.

All at Rovers congratulate the players on their hard work to earn a spot in the squad and look forward to them representing themselves, the Club and Ireland to aplomb!

The full squad and story can be found here https://hockey.ie/six-debutants-in-irish-mens-team-for-euros-in-poland/.

Euros Sweepstakes

During the recent European Championships Ben and James Walker coordinated Rover’s fundraiser, the Sweepstakes. Massive thanks to those two for doing the job so successfully. Thanks to all who too part and congratulations to Meriel Walker who predicted the winner, Italy, and top scorer, Ronaldo! I’ll leave the coordinators, Ben and James, with the final words below:

Firstly, thank you all again for entering the sweepstakes and all your predictions during the tournament. I hope it gave you some added entertainment (if England losing a home final wasn’t enough).  Despite a three-way tie at the top, Meriel Walker is the overall winner as a result of both her winner and top goal scorer prediction being correct (which was previously said would be the tie-breaker). 

Leinster Hockey Training Panels

Congratulations to all our Under 16 and Under 18 Girls and Boys who have been selected across all four age groups and training panels! Good luck over the coming weeks to all our Rovers Representing!

Leinster Under 16 BoysLeinster Under 16 GirlsLeinster Under 18 Boys
James CoffeyHannah DuffyCharlie Beatty
Phillip ColeAnna HoeyRex Dunlop
Hugo Faulkner Bryan Lydan
Isaac LindsayMark Smyth
Peter MontgomeryCian Tucker
Oscar PasleyConor Walsh
Zac SilvermanAndrew Crowe
Luke Fitzpatrick
Angus Dunlop (Assistant Coach)Josh Gill
Alex Lynch
Sam Maxwell
Ben Pasley
Tom Whelan

Well done to all the players, their hard work is paying dividends, as well as their coaches, parents and supports who have played a vital role to this stage as well!

Shout out to former Rover Orna Bools, formerly Ladies 1s and now Old Alex, on her selection for the Under 21/23 panel!

You can find the full squads here: Leinster Training Panels

Dublin Sports Partnerships

With the 2021/2022 season approaching fast why not check out the courses that are run by Local Sports Partnerships (LSPs) as they often run the Child Protection courses that are required to be in involved with the Under 18s, either coaching, management. etc. The LSPs do the following:

  • Working to develop clubs, coaches and volunteers and supporting partnerships between local sports clubs, community based organisations and sector agencies.
  • Creating great opportunities for access to training and education in relation to sports and physical activity provision
  • Provision of targeted programmes, events and initiatives to increase physical activity and sport participation
  • Providing information about sport and physical activity to create awareness and access.

You can find the contact details for Dublins LSPs below!

Dublin City Sport & Well being Partnership
01 222 7870
sports@dublincity.ie
www.dublincity.ie

Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Sports Partnership
01 271 9502
sportspartnership@dlrcoco.ie
www.dlrsportspartnership.ie

Fingal Sports Partnership
01 890 5107
Sports@fingal.ie
www.fingal.ie

Covid-19 Protocols

You can find all the Club’s Covid-19 Information and Protocols below, please be aware of all policies and procedures in place at Grange Road at all times!

Spanish Classes & Courses

ABN AMRO EHL Cup 2021

Belgian champions KHC Dragons are hosting the ABN AMRO EHL Cup 2021 between September 30th and October 3rd and Three Rock Rovers Men’s 1s will be flying the Irish Flag!

The Men’s 1s will be playing Minsk on the Saturday, October 2nd and Dragons are offering a VIP experience in their beautiful clubhouse, with view of the pitch. See all the details in the image below and the PDF at the bottom.

Keep an eye out for further details on https://ehlhockey.tv/ and Rover’s website and social media for fundraising information over the next few months!

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Legacy

With the Senior Ladies appearance drawing nearing by the day Hockey Ireland want everyone to get involved before, during and after! Information courtesy of Hockey Ireland

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be an Olympics like no other and we, as Hockey Ireland, along with our provincial association boards, clubs, coaches, players and supporters need to take this opportunity to promote our sport at home while our Women’s team does us proud abroad.

As we go through another year where Covid19 has had such an impact on Hockey at grassroots, competition and international levels, this is an opportunity to use the impact the Olympic games has on the world stage to promote our clubs, in particular, to people who are not currently playing hockey. Targeting new players, players who have taken a break and are ready to come back, non-hockey playing schools and new volunteers will ensure hockey continues to grow on the island of Ireland.

Our make the most of the Olympic Legacy booklet gives a brief run through of some of the Hockey Ireland development programmes currently available to clubs and schools along with links to resource packs, coaching session guides, videos and more information. Think of it as a one-stop shop for what is currently happening at grassroots level within Hockey Ireland. Thanks to the support of Sport Ireland and the Women In Sport fund, we hope to increase the number of programmes over the next year including ‘Get into Hockey’, our upcoming social hockey scheme.

But maybe your club is looking for something to keep interest up with your current members over the summer and during the Olympics. In that case, have a look at our upcoming ‘Design a jersey’ competition with two jerseys signed by the Women’s Olympic Squad up for grabs. Or are your club eager to send their well wishes to the team before they start their Olympic journey? Get the club to record a Good Luck Green Army video and post on social media using #GoodLuckGreenArmy. Join up with players all over the island as well as sponsors, volunteers, supporters and well-wishers. Let’s show the women’s team how proud we are of them.

Keep your players challenged with the 21 day Olympic Challenge – work on some skills, put your green on for match days, get out for a bit of exercise and start your creative juices flowing….the 21 day Olympic Challenge has all of these covered. And for the younger ones (and the older ones) when the matches are a bit too exciting take a bit of quiet time to work on the Hockey Ireland colouring book.

Welcome to Three Rock Rovers New Website!

There may not have been as much action as the Club and our members would have hoped for or wanted but that doesn’t mean we haven’t been busy behind the scenes getting the Club ready for the 2021/2022 season!

This site has been in the works for well over a year and with the extra time on our hands due to so little on field action we put a lot of energy into creating this new site, the old one was over 10 years old and deserved a nice update.

Peter Hinds, the current Men’s Captain and Sam Cogan, Senior Men’s section, have provided a huge amount of time and their expertise to get this project over the line and the Club, and myself, are immensely grateful to the two of them for their help.

We hope that this new site will help all our members and sponsors, current and prospective, look forward to the 2021/2022 with even more optimism than before.

Jack McCann,
TRRHC Webmaster

EHL 20/21 Update

Article originally posted by Euro Hockey League here: EHL 20/21

Read the latest update, below, on the EHL. Positives and negatives for the Men’s 1s,

The Euro Hockey League (EHL) and the European Hockey Federation (EHF) are delighted to announce ABN AMRO EHL Men and Women tournaments will take place at the Wagener Stadium in Amsterdam at Easter following clearance from the Dutch government. 

After 18 months of frustration, it means the world’s best club hockey will return to action in a unique and safe manner, an exciting proposition to emerge from the most difficult circumstances.   

Working strictly in accordance with Dutch government guidelines, the event will feature a reduced FINAL4 format which will take place “behind closed doors” with no fans allowed entry.   

It will start with FINAL4 matches on Saturday, April 3 with the GRAND FINALS on Monday, April 5.  

All eight games will enjoy a full broadcast package which will be available around the world either through our trusted partner broadcasters or via www.eurohockeytv.org. In the Netherlands, NOS will provide extensive coverage of the event. 

The full schedule will be released following consultation with our partners.  

It will be the first EHL competition to take place since October 2019’s KO16. Since then, the ongoing global pandemic has seen events in March and October 2020 put on hold.   

“This EHL event offers us a new beginning and certainly a new hope,” said EHF President Marijke Fleuren. “The EHL was sorely missed by hockey fans around the world over the past 18 months and so we look forward to celebrating hockey and its shining athletes more than ever at Easter.   

“This would not be possible without support from the Dutch Olympic Committee who have allowed it to take place in a safe way, something we are hugely grateful for.    

“We are also thankful to AH&BC Amsterdam for once again acting as the host club for our special tournament.”   

The weekend will feature the long-anticipated introduction of EHL Women, our #EquallyAmazing outlet we first announced in 2018 which has been put on hold by the pandemic.   

The FINAL4 sees AH&BC Amsterdam – EuroHockey Club Cup winners in 2019 – facing arch-rivals HC ’s-Hertogenbosch in the FINAL4 while German champions Der Club an der Alster take on Spanish leading lights Club de Campo de Madrid.   

The men’s FINAL4 features Germany’s HTC Uhlenhorst Mülheim up against Spain’s Atlètic Terrassa HC; the three-time winners HC Bloemendaal are up against Royal Léopold Club.    

The entrants for this competition were the original four seeded clubs for the 2020/21 season which also determined the FINAL4 match-ups.   

ABN AMRO’s Ernst Boekhorst (Head of Brand, Sponsoring and Foundation) is thrilled by the EHL’s return, welcomed the news, saying: “ABN AMRO is pleased that it has proven possible to continue the Euro Hockey League. We are anxiously awaiting the final round that will take place at hockey club Amsterdam this Easter weekend.   

“It will be a special edition. Not only do the corona measures apply but, this year, in addition to the men’s tournament, the first women’s tournament will take place on an equal basis.  

“This is something that is fully in line with what we strive for as a sponsor in, among other things, hockey. We are looking forward to a special and beautiful tournament.”  

EHL Chairman Hans-Erik Tuijt added: “As safety is our main concern for our players, fans and officials, we were forced to take the decision to cancel last year’s tournament.   

“I am very pleased that in close coordination with all relevant stakeholders, we are now in a position to safely organise the ABN AMRO EHL FINAL4 tournament in Amsterdam for men and women.   

“Fans cannot attend in the current environment but our world-class TV production team will make sure that hockey fans around the world will be able to enjoy the best club competition in the world.”   

For AH&BC Amsterdam’s Erich Schnoeckel, he is looking forward to welcoming the hockey world in a virtual way.   

“We are absolutely delighted that, in these challenging times, we have been given the chance to host the first EHL in a new style in the Wagener Stadium this Easter.    

“It will be a tournament like none before and, hopefully, none after. It will be great that our women’s team will have the opportunity to defend their European title on home turf.    

“We will all sit close to the TV and live streams to follow it all! And we will be cheering all teams from wherever we are.”   

The reduced format does mean a change in the EHL’s overall structure in 2021. The EHL Men’s Cup will no longer take place at Easter while the ABN AMRO U14 Boys and Girls event is also cancelled as previously announced.   

With current circumstances dictating this new format at Easter, it means a significant reduction to the number of clubs who originally qualified for the planned 2020/21 EHL Men and Women’s season.   

Of those clubs who will not be at Easter’s event, they will now be invited to an alternative EHL competition to take place next October. Further details of the format and how this affects ranking points will be published in due course.    

ABN AMRO Euro Hockey League (April 3-5 2021; Wagener Stadium, Amstelveen)  

EHL Men’s FINAL4 entrants: HTC Uhlenhorst Mülheim (Germany), HC Bloemendaal (Netherlands), Royal Léopold Club (Belgium), Atlètic Terrassa HC (Spain)  

EHL Women’s FINAL4 entrants: AH&BC Amsterdam (Netherlands), Der Club an der Alster (Germany), Club de Campo de Madrid (Spain), HC ’s-Hertogenbosch (Netherlands) 

LOOKING AFTER YOURSELF & OTHERS DURING COVID-19

During these tough times, don’t forget to look after yourself and check in on family, friends, etc.

The COVID-19 pandemic is a challenging event. Some people might find it more worrying than others. Medical, scientific and public health experts are working hard to contain the virus. Try to remember this when you feel worried, but there are many things you can do to mind your mental health during times like this.

Stay informed but set limits for news and social media
The constant stream of information about COVID-19 can be overwhelming. I can also make you feel unnecessarily worried. If it does, find ways to moderate what information you choose to take in, and when.

For example, you could set aside a short time slot every day or two, to look out for important updates.

It can also be difficult to separate facts from misinformation. Always make sure to get your information from trustworthy and reliable sources.

Read up-to-date, factual information on COVID-19 in Ireland here.

On social media, people often talk about their own worries or beliefs about COVID-19. This could increase your own worry and levels of anxiety. It is important to choose carefully who you engage with on social media, and for how long.

If you find the coverage on COVID-19 is too intense for you, talk it through with someone close or get support.

Keep up your healthy routines
Your routine may be affected by the COVID-19 outbreak in different ways. But during difficult times like this, it’s best if you can keep some structure in your day.

It’s important to pay attention to your needs and feelings, especially during times of stress. You may still be able to do some of the things you enjoy and find relaxing.

During times of stress, friends and families can be a good source of support. It is important to keep in touch with them and other people in your life.

If you need to restrict your movements or self-isolate, try to stay connected to people in other way like phone and video calls, emails, online chat platforms, etc.

Full information and original guidance can be found on the HSE website here: Minding your mental health during Covid-19

SIOBHÁN MADELEY ANNOUNCED NOVEMBER VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH

The Club was absolutely delighted to hear that our very own Siobhan Madeley had won the LHA Volunteer award for November!

Originally posted by the LHA here: LHA Article

The Club was absolutely delighted to hear that our very own Siobhan Madeley had won the LHA Volunteer award for November! Her trojan work setting up the Three Rock Rockets, nearly 5 years ago, and assisting other clubs in Leinster start their own has justifiably been recognised!

All at Rovers would like to pass on our congratulations to Siobhan!

Read the full article from the LHA site below!

We are again overwhelmed by the nominations received for the November 2020 Volunteer of the Month Award. As a sport we are blessed to have such amazing volunteers in all our clubs who give so freely of their time and energy and we’d like to thank all the volunteers in our clubs and on all our committee’s for their tireless work.

Development Director Fiona Walshe commended all the nominations received acknowledging “that the strength of our sport lies in the hands of so many wonderful volunteers and the LHA Board & Development Committee are grateful to each and every one of you”.

The nominations received recognised volunteers in all areas of our sport – coaches, umpires, administrators, Children’s Officers, Covid Officers, committee members.

The Development Committee reviewed all the nominations received in and are delighted to announce that Siobhán Madeley will receive the November 2020 Volunteer of the Month Award. A member of Three Rock Rovers HC for many years, Siobhán started a ParaHockey programme in the club less than five years ago. The ParaHockey programme is now a growing and much loved section within Three Rock Rovers and Siobhán has assisted a number of other clubs in Leinster to start and grow their own ParaHockey Sections.

Luke McSharry (Three Rock Rovers Secretary) added “the introduction of ParaHockey to the club has undoubtedly had a positive impact on the players and coaches involved with the Rockets, but has also gone on to have such a positive effect on the wider club”.

In announcing the award Fiona Walshe also thanked Siobhán “for her work introducing ParaHockey to the Leinster Hockey family and we look forward to seeing numbers grow” and she wished the Irish ParaHockey squad the best of luck in the Europeans in July 2021.

Leinster Hockey Chairman, Trevor Watkins congratulated Siobhán saying “it was well deserved recognition for her work and foresight to get ParaHockey started in Ireland” and he expressed his delight in seeing this format of the game grow in Leinster.