Railway 5K

A huge thank you to all of the members, friends and family who worked together to make our inaugural 5K run and bake sale such a success. It was fantastic to see all ages taking part and many members who have been away returning with prams and buggies. Thanks also to all of those who raised sponsorship and brought along their friends, family and colleagues. Pool Beg Park Run organisers told us that they had record attendance on the day. We were able to make a donation of €250 to put towards Pool Beg Park Run’s efforts to buy a defibrillator. A special thanks to Pool Beg Park Run, Aoife Mc Carthy, Holly Jenkinson, Sarah Mc Donald, Graham O’ Meara and Kate Mc Kenna for organising this fantastic event. We have succeeded in (so far) raising €5,595 in donations and race entries and €1,050 from our bake sale. This gives us a total of €6,645 raised with some additional sponsorship still trickling in. Also a massive thank you to our mystery donor who donated an incredibly generous €1000 anonymously, thank you so much for your generosity! What a fantastic effort by all!

Railblazers On The Main Stage

Railblazers took to the main stage of Irish hockey this weekend. They took part in a blitz with Three Rock Rockets and Monkstown Strikers between the Ladies and Men’s Irish Senior Cup Finals in preparation for their trip to Barcelona where members from Railblazers will take part in an International Tournament as part of the Irish Para Hockey Team.

End Of Season Dinner

This years End Of Season Dinner was the first to be hosted in the clubs new function room. Thanks to Una Mc Carthy and Sarah Mc Donald for hosting the night and thank you to Tanya Mac Arthur, Kate Dillon and Sarah Mc Donald for organising such a brilliant occasion. There was a great representation across all teams and a brilliant night was had by all. A special congratulations to the below who won awards on the night:

Club Person Of The Year Paul O’ Brien
Ladies’ Young Player Of The Year Niamh Carey
Men’s Young Player Of The Year Shomik Chakraborty
Team Player Of The Year
Ladies’ Vets Mini Douglas
Ladies’ 1s Orla Fox
Ladies’ 2s Riona Norton
Ladies’ 3s Kate O’ Hogan
Ladies’ 4s Niamh Williams
Ladies’ 5s Charlotte Haran
Men’s 1s Simon Mc Keever
Men’s 2s Shomik Chakraborty
Men’s 3s Mike Tighe
Men’s 4s Ger O’ Brien

Ladies’ 2s Win Leinster League Div. 2

A huge congratulations to Railway Ladies’ 2s who beat UCD 6-0 on Monday night to win the double by putting them into first place in the Division Two Leinster League with a game still to play. Their League win and Irish Junior Cup Win has topped off an incredibly successful season for them. Well done to all involved.

Railway Representing

Congratulations to Shomik Chakraborty who recently travelled to South Africa with the Irish Under 18s and Huw Rees who was part of their coaching team. Congratulations also to Eva Lavelle and Martha Mc Creedy who have been selected to play with the Irish U16 squad to play in Germany in May. Well done to all and best of luck with this fantastic achievement!

Pitch side advertising – Members Incentive Scheme

Anyone interested in supporting the club through pitch side advertising please email the marketing and sponsorship working group on clubsecretaryruhc@gmail.com. Members will receive a discount on their annual subs of 25% of the pitch side advertising revenue received each year of the sponsorship. All funds raised will be re-invested in the hockey facilities.

Fixtures

Saturday 14th April
Ladies’ 2s v Naas (A) 11:30am, Leinster League
Ladies’ 5s v Three Rock (H) 11:00am, Leinster League

Men’s 1s v Annadale (H) 2:40pm, EY Hockey League

Sunday 15th April
Ladies’ 1s v Cork Harlequins (H) 1:00pm, EY Hockey League

Results

Wednesday 4th April
Ladies’ 1s 5-3 Corinthians (A) 8:00pm, Friendly

Friday 6th April
Ladies’ Vets End of Season 7 a side tournament

Saturday 7th April
Ladies’ 1s 2-1 Alex (A) Friendly

Men’s 1s 1-2 Banbridge (A) 2:45pm, EY Hockey League (Kenny Carroll)
Men’s 2s 3-2 Bray (H) 4:20pm, Leinster League (Darragh, Peter Yates, Mike Tighe)
Men’s 3s 6-2 Mullingar (H) 2:40pm, Leinster League
Men’s 4s v Suttonians (A) 1:00pm, Leinster League Game Not Played

Monday 9th April
Ladies’ 2s 6-0 UCD (A) 8:15pm, Leinster League (Kate Dillon 2, Zara Delaney, Niamh Shaw 2, Lelia O’ Byrne)
Ladies’ 3s 0-1 Dublin North (A) 8:00, Leinster League