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PSI Indoor Hockey Showdown this weekend

We are delighted that in the second year of the PSI (Pro Series Indoor) Showdown Event taking place in Ireland, we have 20 Boyne players taking part in the Indoor Showdown this Bank Holiday weekend at Gormanston Park. These range from 5th & 6th class up to 5th year and they will be playing for the North Dublin Knights. In some of the age groupings there are 2 teams: Grey and Green Knight’s teams.

This is a round robin event with all teams playing each other at least twice. Each match is 20 minutes each way. Highest points qualify for the knock out finals on Bank Holiday Monday to determine first, second, third & fourth places . It’s all set to be a very exciting weekend!

Come and support the girls in Gormanston and while you’re there check out the women’s exhibition match with international superstars including Olympic Gold medalist Sophie Bray (around 2pm daily).

Sophie Bray, UK Olympian and Team GB:

For full details go to: PSI Hockey 

Since 2006, Pro Series Indoor commonly known as PSi has created an indoor hockey revolution in Southern Africa, bringing together over 10,000 hockey players. It has brought the fast, fun and exciting nature of the game to the forefront and given it the recognition it finally deserves. Most importantly it has captivated the hearts and souls of thousands of young aspiring hockey players and grown their love for the game.

 

Leinster trials for BHC players

Every year, Leinster Hockey Association select promising players from nominated players within the clubs and schools to participate in trials and training on the Leinster Development Programme, with a possibility for selection to Summer squad training and Leinster squad selection in the future (by age category).

All nominations get at least 2 trial sessions and then if successful progress to further trials & training, culminating in a final blitz session at the end of the trial period.

We are delighted that BHC had a number of successful trial players qualifying for the blitz and we wish them all the best of luck for further selection this year, next and into the future.

BHC 10 year Anniversary

10 Year Anniversary Celebrations

Wow! What a night!

It simply couldn’t have gone better with a line up of Irish hockey stars, prizes, impromptu dancing, games, a disco, a lovely cheque from Tesco, and of course food & speeches.  And prizes – did I mention the prizes.  Loads and loads of prizes….lots to celebrate and lots of smiling faces. Check out some of the pictures below and on the BHC FB page.

Check out the 6th class fun “warm-up” dance here: 6th class dance 

Lots of thanks to everyone who made this night a wonderful success and thanks once again to our sponsors: Donal Hayes & Associates Podiatrists/Chiropodists and Bestwear Ltd, and the Irish girls for answering the questions from our younger members and handing out all the lovely prizes.

For a full update and look at the pictures on the night go to the Boyne Hockey Club Facebook Page: BHC Facebook Page

Do “like & follow” the page to keep up to date with all things happening at the Club and hockey tips all year round.

 

It was a great night. Let’s do it again next year….!!!

Weekend round-up: Club wins & losses

6th Class Green take title

A superb performance by 6th Class Green saw them take the Leinster title today in their division. The first time in the club’s history that a 6th class Boyne team has won a Leinster final. They defeated Newbridge 5-0.

First Class Team East take title

They join First Year Team East on the winners’ podium. Team East won their Leinster final last Saturday 3-1 against Dublin North. This team won all their matches in each round of the X8 B League playoffs to get to the final. A great result!

Other results

Unfortunately despite valiant performances by 6th Class Black (playing Tullamore) and First Year North (playing Stillorgan) it was not their day today. Both sides lost out by a single goal in their respective Leinster Finals. They fought with wonderful spirit and tenacity and we are incredibly proud of each and every one of them. It is a fantastic achievement for any side to win the right to a Leinster final.

All four of these teams were richly deserving of the honour having won all of their league matches and their 4 semi-finals.

The second year team were also defeated 4-0 in their semi final match last Sunday 24th March, against a very skilled Three Rock Rovers team. The score does not reflect the effort and dedication of this team.  We wish Three Rock Rovers all the best in the final.

Its really been a wonderful end to the X8 and Junior league seasons in advance of our 10 year anniversary celebrations.

 

10 Year Anniversary Ticket Information

Ticket Sales

Tickets go on sale for the 10 year anniversary event on Saturday 30th March at 11- 12 noon at the Club House.

They will also be available to buy pitch-side on Thursday 4th April from 7-8pmSaturday 6th April from 11- 12 noon and again on Thursday 11th April at the Senior Schools Event and the Junior Schools Event on 13th April.

Event Information

This key event in the club’s history takes place on Sunday, April 28th in the City North Hotel. We are hoping that players and families will join us for what promises to be a wonderful evening.

Starting at 5pm with a kids disco followed by dinner, prize giving and after dinner speeches by Ireland’s young World Cup Hockey Stars, Zoe Wilson and Lena Tice. Make sure to book your tickets soon as they are likely to sell out.

Ticket Pricing

Tickets are €15 for buffet or €10 for chicken goujons and chips. (For families with 4 or more attending, cost will be capped at €50).

Sponsors

Many thanks to Hayes & Associates, Podiatrists and Chiropodists, Drogheda and Balbriggan (click Here for website) for sponsoring our guest speakers and to Bestwear, 4 Shop Street, Drogheda for sponsoring the schools cup trophies and individual prizes.

Get your tickets ASAP to avoid disappointment! Limited availability.

Important diary dates

Dates for your diary

Here are a few exciting dates for your diary:

April 11th & 13th: Schools Cup. Secondary Schools on 11/4 and Primary Schools on 13/4. Details to follow.

April 28th: 10th Anniversary Dinner and Prize Giving in City North Hotel. This will be a huge event for the club with special Irish hockey guests attending. Watch out for more details.

If you would like to help through sponsorship or volunteering please contact 086 893 9121 asap.

Tickets for the 10 Year Anniversary event are available Saturday 30th March and Saturday 6th April, pitch side from 11-12 noon.  And again on the School Cup Days.

 

Best of luck all teams this weekend

Come out and show your support!

This weekend will be a very exciting and testing time for many of our BHC teams.

The first match kicks off on Friday 8th March.  The second year team will take on Portrane HC in the quarter finals of their league at Donabate at 8.15pm. All players to meet pitch side half an hour before kick-off forcearm-up.

UPDATE  – UPDATEUPDATE: BHC win 3-0

1st year Team East are at the top of their league table and will take on Enniscorthy HC in a semi-final match at 12 noon on Sunday 10th March at Home. Meet st 11.30 for warm-up.

1st year Team North also have a league match on Sunday at 2pm at home.

The two 6th class teams also have important matches at home earlier the same day (10 am).

Hockey training as normal for all teams over the weekend.

Please come out and show your support! It really is v much appreciated.

Other important dates for your diary:

24th March group semi finals (1st year)
7th April league finals (1st year)
13th April Schools Cup
28th April Club 10 year anniversary party & awards. More information to follow on this.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Wishing all our members, coaches, friends and families a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

There is no hockey training until early January: watch out for WhatsApp messages from your group for return training dates.

We hope you have a great break!

Halloween

Happy Halloween! No training this Bank Holiday Weekend

There will be no training the bank holiday weekend (27th October to 31st October inclusive). Training resumes on Saturday 3rd November for all primary school children.

For those who train on week nights, please check details on your team WhatsApp group regarding any training over the mid term break.

Wishing you all a very Happy Halloween and a great half term break!

Annual AGM Wednesday 7th November at 8pm

Please find attached notice of the 2018 AGM which will be held in the clubhouse on November 7th at 8pm.

Click HERE for the notice.

Please note that an e mail with the attached notice was sent out earlier this week.  If you have not received this, please contact Sonja on 086 893 9121.