It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas, or is it just the weather and not people's attitude quite yet?
Either way Christmas Trees will be on sale at Tree Rock from this Saturday, December 1st. The club will get a contribution from the sales, if you haven't bought one from the club before maybe this is the year you, turn over a new leaf, branch out?
Every little helps as they say!
All Ladies sides are Away in Cup action this weekend with the pick of the games being the Ladies 1s in Irish Hockey Trophy action in Bandon (Cork) at 2.30pm. The ladies 2s make the short trip down Grange Road to face Loreto Ladies, while the 3s travel to Navan for a 3pm tip off for the start of their defense of their crown!
While at HQ, the Men's 2s and 4s are in Cup action. Both games are on front pitch, with the 2s facing YMCA in Railway Cup at 12pm. The 4s follow at 2pm in Intermediate Cup action against Rathgar.
On Sunday the Men's 1s, 3s and 5s are in Cup action alongside a busy schedule for the Youths section.
The Men's are in Mills Cup action against Clontarf at Grange Road at 3.15pm on front pitch, while the 3s travel to Park Avenue to face Railway Union in the Railway Cup at 3.30pm. Lunch time entertainment is provided by the Men's 5s who make the trip down to East Glendalough School for the second successive weekend to face Wicklow 2s in the Junior Cup at 1.30pm.
There is 12 games for the Youth section this weekend!
6th Class girls are all playing Muckross with team times as follows
Team 1 @ 9.15am on front pitch
Team 2 @ 4.30pm on back pitch
Team 3 @ 10.45am on front pitch
Team 4 @ 12.15pm on front pitch
1st year girls are facing Naas and Pembroke
Team 1 & 2 versus Naas on front pitch at 10.45 and 12.15 respectively
Team 3 play Pembroke at 9.15 on front pitch
The Inter A girls face Railway Union in the second round of the Junior Jacqui Potter Cup at 5.30pm on front pitch. While the Inter C team tackle Naas at 1.45pm at HQ.
On the boys side, the Under 16 Bs and Under 14 As travel to face Enniscorthy. The Under 16s tackle them in the Cup at 11.30am, while the Under 14s face them in the league at 10am. Last, but by no means least, the Under 14 Bs travel to play Bray in a friendly at 4pm.
Plenty of Hockey to keep you occupied this weekend, who needs the World Cup right?
On that note the Irish Men, including Mitch, Daragh and Luke, will face Australia at 11.30am on Friday morning in Bhubaneswar live on BT SPORT!