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Dear members,
See below latest club news and developments.

Tesco Merrion, Bag Packing Fundraising Event, Volunteers Required

Railway Union Hockey Club has secured a lucrative ‘bag pack’ slot in Tesco Merrion this Saturday 8th of October from 10am-6pm. This event will be in aid of the Junior Hockey Club. As you know, a large scale fundraiser such as this can generate much valuable income for our ever growing junior club when run efficiently.

If you are able to volunteer any amount of time to supervise or help out at this event it would be much appreciate – no amount of time is too little! Please let me know by return email.

All help will be greatly appreciated.


Saturday 1st October
Men’s 1s 1-8 Monkstown (David McCarthy) Irish Hockey League
Men’s 2s 1-3 Corinthian (Andrew Frazer) Leinster League
Men’s 3s 5-2 Rathgar (Mike Tighe, Tyrone Kritzinger) Leinster League
Men’s 4s 0-5 Mullingar Leinster League
Men’s 5s 2-3 Navan (Ciaran Kenny, Fergus Flynn) Leinster League

Ladies’ 1s 2-4 UCD (Julia O’Halloran x2) EY Hockey League
Ladies’ 2s 2-2 UCD (Cecelia Joyce x2) Leinster League
Ladies’ 3s 2-1 Monkstown (Aoife McCarthy x2) Leinster League
Ladies’ 4s 3-1 Three Rock (Deirdre Reid, Marie Spillane, Lianne Murray) Leinster League
Ladies’ 5s 1-1 Avoca (Lindsey Nguyen) 12.30pm Leinster League


Saturday 8th October
Men’s 2s v Monkstown (A) 12.30pm Leinster League
Men’s 4s v Skerries (A) 12pm Leinster League
Men’s 5s v North Kildare (A) 5.30pm Leinster League

Ladies’ 1s v Ards (A) 2pm EY Hockey League
Ladies’ 2s v YMCA (A) 1.30pm Leinster League
Ladies’ 3s v Genesis (H) 4pm Leinster League
Ladies’ 4s v Trinity (H) 10.30am Leinster League
Ladies’ 5s v Wicklow (H) 11.30am Leinster League

All support welcome

Clubmark Hockey Ireland

Sustainable Club Structures

Railway Union has signed up for a workshop on Wednesday the 12th October from19.00 – 21.30 in Three Rock Rovers Hockey Club. 

This is the first of three workshops, aimed to help support clubs in becoming stronger and more sustainable.

Examples of the topics covered in the first workshop include:

▪ Have an effective and functioning club committee
▪ Have an up to date and relevant club development plan
▪ Have a policy in place regarding the recruitment and management of volunteers
▪ Appropriate level of communication with parents/guardians of underage players
▪ Show the club is inclusive and open to all

Railway Union has covered the cost of the workshop, places are not limited. Please revert by email if you wish to attend.

South Dublin County Sports Partnership& IT Tallaght team up to offer Sports Science Seminars

South Dublin County Sport Partnership and the Institute of Technology Tallaght have joined up to offer a series of free sports science seminars that will be of interest to sports coaches and others in the field of physical activity.The seminars will take place in I.T.T. on the second Monday of each month, running from October 2016 toJune 2017. They will offer the opportunity to enhance learning on a wide range of topics including:
·         Nutrition for Performance;
·         Performance Analysis;
·         Concussion Awareness & Management;
·         High Intensity Training;
·         Supplements in Sport;
·         Activity for Older Adults;
·         Cancer/ cardiac disease and exercise.

The first seminar will take place on Monday, 10th October at 7pm in I.T.T. and will look at nutrition for performance/fueling the athlete.  The speaker will be Marcus Shortall, nutritionist with the Connacht Rugby senior and academy squads.  From Laois, Marcus has a Master’s Degree in Sport and Exercise Nutrition from Loughborough University and is a part-time lecturer on the Sport & Health Science course at I.T.T.

The seminars are free but spaces are limited and must be booked in advance. To book a place please email or text 086 0441071 giving your name, organisation and position.

For more information on the seminars and other SDCSP events please or for up to date information simply like the Facebook page or follow us on Twitter

Best of luck to all teams playing this weekend