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This Weekend…

Final tickets remaining, contact to reserve your place. Every ticket bought will be entered into a draw to win €750. The night at the dogs is an important fundraiser for our club and will go a long way towards covering club costs and expenses. All members past and present are most welcome.

Website Designer Needed

The Railway Union Hockey Club Website is in need of an overhaul – if you have IT/website design experience and can offer some of your time to help with this, it would be much appreciated. Please revert by return email if you think you can help.

FIH New Rules to Hockey

The FIH recently issued new rules of hockey for 2017 which can be found on the Leinster Hockey website, or by clicking here. These changes will come into effect across all competitions from 1st of January 2017.


Tuesday 6th December
Men’s 1s 2-2 Kilkenny (Kieran Springett, Peter Catchpole) Railway win 5-4 on penalties (Kieran Springett x3, Matty Nowakowsi, Rob Abbott) Neville Cup

Wednesday 7th December
Ladies’ 1s 1-1 Loreto (Zara Delany) EY Hockey League

Friday 9th December
Men’s 1s 1-3 Pembroke (Kieran Springett) EY Hockey League

Saturday 10th December
Men’s 2s 0-3 Three Rock Rovers Irish Junior Cup
Men’s 3s 0-1 Monkstown
Men’s 5s 3-3 St. James Gate (Thomazs Nowakowski, Kevin Corcoran, Dave McGivern) Railway win 3-1 on penalties (Will Butler, Tadgh Mcdonagh Cunningham, William Cosgrave) Leinster Cup

Ladies’ 1s 3-1 Cork Harlequins (Anna May Whelan, Kate McKenna, Sinead Dooley) EY Hockey League
Ladies’ 2s 3-3 Monkstown (Eimear Dolan, Nina Heisterkamp, Jodie Douglas) Railway win 4-3 on penalty strokes (Patricia Friend Pereira x2, Sarah McDonald, Eimear Dolan) Irish Junior Cup
Ladies’ 3s 2-1 Trinity (Ella McGrane, Niamh Williams)
Ladies 4s 0-6 Guinness Division 5/6 Cup
Ladies’ 5s 0-0 Genesis AET Railway win 4-3 on penalty strokes (Katie Ryan, Julianne Morrissey, Sinead Cunningham, Jane Dalton)  Leinster Div 9/10 Cup

Saturday was a remarkable day for cup fixtures in Railway – the ladies 5s, the men’s 5s and the ladies 2s games all WON their cup matches on penalties. Added to the men’s 1s victory over Kilkenny on Tuesday night – that makes 4 out of 5 cup victories from penalties! Well done to all teams and their brave penalty takers!

Nina Heisterkamp’s cracking goal for the ladies 2s has been gaining attention on social media all weekend, you can watch it here.


The men’s 1s take on Monkstown this week in the Neville Cup semi final – a repeat of last year’s final that Railway won 4-3. Let’s hope they have the same success this week.

Monday 12th December
Ladies’ 2s v Monkstown (A) 7.45pm Leinster League

Tuesday 13th December
Men’s 1s v Monkstown (A) 8pm Neville Cup Semi Final

Saturday 17th December
Mens 1s v Banbridge (H) 4.15pm EY Hockey League
Men’s 5s v Enniscorthy (A) 1pm Leinster League

Ladies’ 1s v Pembroke (H) 2.15pm EY Hockey League
Ladies’ 2s v UCD (A) 11.15am Leinster League
Ladies’ 3s v Suttonians (A) 1.45pm  Leinster League
Ladies’ 4s v Monkstown (H) 10.30am  Leinster League
Ladies’ 5s v Swords (H) 12pm Leinster League

All support welcome