Dear members,

Firstly, it is with deep regret that we announce the death of a former club-member, Gavin Ralston Junior, who passed away this week. Gavin played for Railway until 1991 and was on the winning Railway team for the Leinster Under 21 Cup that year.  Gavin was son of former first team coach and club Vice President Gavin Ralston Senior and as a mark of respect, the club held a minutes silence ahead of the mens first teams’ match this weekend.  There is a link to a tribute article to Gavin below. The club extends its deepest sympathies to Gavin’s family at this time.
https://www.hotpress.com/music/rip-gavin-ralston-beloved-irish-producer-guitarist-passes-away-22790042

Please see club news and developments below.

Fixtures
Saturday 5th October
Ladies 1s v Old Alex (Irish Senior Cup) (A) 2.00 pm
Ladies 2s v Loreto (H) 12.30 pm
Ladies 3s v Trinity (H)  2.15 pm
Ladies 4s v  Corinthians (H) 4.00 pm
Ladies 5s v Monkstown (A) 12.20pm

Mens 1s v Bandon (Irish Senior Cup) (A) 1.30 pm
Mens 4s v Rathgar (Cup) (H) 10.30 am

Results
Saturday 27th September
Ladies 2s  2-0 Our Lady’s (Cliona McCullough, Ruth Clifford)
Ladies 3s 1-3 Wexford (Rebecca McConn-Walsh)
Ladies 4s  2-0 Old Alex (Molly Clancy x2)
Ladies 5s  0-2 Botanic

Mens 1s 5-1 Weston (Richie Forrest x3, Michael McKenzie, Felim Kelly)
Mens 2s 0-5 YMCA
Mens 3s 1-0 Navan (Paul O’Brien)

Top Goal Scorer Tables
Olympic Qualifiers Ticket Information
The FIH Olympic Qualifiers are being held in Energia Park, Donnybrook on November 2nd and 3rd. This is the Irish team’s chance to fulfil the dream of taking Ireland Women’s Hockey team to their first ever Olympics….. Tokyo 2020!!

A pre-sale release is being made available to all hockey clubs, schools and Hockey Ireland members – giving a 24-hour window for the hockey community to purchase their tickets in advance. In order to avail of this, the below Promo Code will need to be used

PROMO CODE: GREENARMY2020

Tickets will be available from the below link at 12 noon Monday 30th September.

https://www.hockeyqualifierticketsdublin.com/

Ticket Information:
There are two categories of day ticket available – covered seating and terrace standing – with terrace standing prices from €10 for under 16s and €25 for adults.

Seats in the covered stand are €40 on Saturday and €35 on Sunday with a combined weekend ticket for €70. All seating is unassigned

Note that some ticket categories have limited numbers so BOOK EARLY AND AVAIL OF THE PRE-SALE WINDOW TO AVOID BEING DISAPPOINTED.

FAQs:
https://www.hockeyqualifierticketsdublin.com/ will have all the information on the event, match schedule and loads of answers to all your questions covering everything from what parking is in the vicinity, coach parking, wheelchair accessibility etc.

Items to note
Subscriptions 2019/2020:

Subs are due now!
They can be paid via teamer or bank transfer.
Teamer: https://railwayunionhc.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=9e5fc99769b5d5b40fe822f5b&id=bff61f65d8&e=d0960b6e46

Bank Details:
Account Name:   Railway Union Hockey Club
IBAN:                  IE93 BOFI 90097318995069
BIC:                    BOFIIE2D
Address:             Bank of Ireland, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.

Be sure to include names on any Bank Transfers
All subs must be paid by October 31st. Non-payment of subs by this date will result in members not been insured and possible de-registration.

Hockey Ireland Registration:

Please complete this (https://forms.gle/3u5oE7xSUoi7opAR6) form to ensure the club can register you to Hockey Ireland. All members, junior, senior and vets should complete this form. Failure to register players will result in fines for the club and players being ineligible to play.

Kit:

Club kit is available in Ed Sports which is located in Pembroke Hockey Club.

Training times for the 2019/2020 season
Ladies Training Times:

Monday:

Ladies 1s and 2s :            8:00pm – 9:30pm
Ladies 3s, 4s and 5s:       6:30pm – 8:00pm

Thursday:

Ladies 1s:                         7:00pm – 8:30pm
Ladies 2s, 3s, 4s and 5s:  6:30pm – 8:00pm

Men’s Training Times:

Tuesday:
Men’s 1s and 2s:               7:30pm – 9:00pm
Men’s 3s and 4s:               6:30pm – 8:00pm
Thursday:
Men’s 1s and 2s:                8:00pm – 9:30pm

Volunteering within the club
The committee would like to thank all of the volunteers who helped with the 5k run and bake sale as well as the numerous members who have helped out with the following over the past few weeks:
  • Coaching
  • Umpiring
  • Organising the upcoming social event (see above)
This is in addition to the members helping us get organised for the season with registration, fundraising and our various working committees.
If anyone is interested in helping out with the club, or if you would be interested in getting further information on volunteering opportunities within the club please contact clubsecretaryruhc@gmail.com

Jean Hutchinson,
Club Secretary,
Railway Union Hockey Club
clubsecretaryruhc@gmail.com