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UCC Hockey Update 13/03/24

13 Mar 2024

Catch up on the latest news from UCC Hockey

Pre Match Lunch
Last Saturday saw the club host their first Pre Match Lunch in the Pavilion at the Mardyke. It was a great success with Sarah Kelleher, our Guest Speaker, delivering an inspiring presentation. Everyone enjoyed reconnecting and reminiscing on times past. There was a powerful moment, when Sarah asked all former Captains and Club Captains to stand up illustrating the connection through time we all have with UCC Hockey. She read some of the historic senior double article written by Ruth O Mahony, also in attendance, which brought emotion to the room. A big thank you to everyone who supported the event and in particular our sponsors RDJ, Grant Thornton and Cahalane Coaches (Travel Partner).


Division 1

The UCC v NUIG game started as planned at 2pm but the Galway captain took a knock to the head 5 minutes in. The game was stopped and the injured girl treated. We are glad to say the Galway girl is doing well after a night in hospital and getting home to Galway. The game was suspended and will be rescheduled for a future date. This leaves Division 1 with 2 matches to play in the EYHL2 and the elusive semi final place to be decided. (Photos include Rhona Lennox (Club Captain) with Sarah Kelleher (Guest Speaker) Photo Credit: Cian O'Regan)


Division 3

Division 3 were the first game in the Mardyke on Saturday morning when they played Waterford in the semi final of the Division 3 Munster Cup. They had a comprehensive 5-1 win with goals coming from Aisling Coffey, Kirsten Brown, Jill Roberts, Niamh Casey and Katie O'Keeffe. They will play C of I in the final of the cup at the end of April. Between now and then they still have 3 league games against Bandon, Tipperary and Clonakilty. A third place finish will give them a play off opportunity to be promoted to Division 2.


Division 2 and Irish Junior Cup

Division 2 played away to Cork Harlequins on Sunday in the Munster League. They won 1-3 with goals from Isobel Kingston and Feena O'Leary (2). With only one game left in the Division 2 League UCC are assured 2nd place below a very strong Catholic Institute team. They look forward to their semi final game in the Irish Junior Cup this Saturday against Dublin club Loreto who travel to the Mardyke. Tip off 1pm.  UCC play Ashton in the semi final of their Munster Cup on the 24th March in the Mardyke.


Division 5

Division 5 suffered a 0-2 loss to Bandon on Sunday in the league. While UCC are currently 2nd with only a point between them and Crescent, one match left for each team will decide who wins the league outright. The winner will be automatically promoted to Division 4 and we have to wait until the EYHL2 playoffs to know second places' fate. There are a series of permutations and combinations deciding how the lower divisions will sort promotion. We will have to wait and see !

Munster Senior Cup Final
This Sunday we look forward to the Munster Senior Cup in Garryduff with UCC and Cork Harlequins fighting it out. UCC won the title last year against Quins in a hard fought final. They begin the defence of their title at 5pm on Patrick's Day. The schedule for the day is as follows with 14 different clubs being represented on the day
Main pitch (waterbase):
11:00 U.16 Girls Div.1 Cup Final - Crescent v Limerick
13:00 Women's Munster Senior Plate Final - Bandon v Waterford
15:00 Men's Munster Senior Cup Final - Bandon v Waterford
17:00 Women's Munster Senior Cup Final - Harlequins v U.C.C.
Top pitch (sandbase):
10:00 U.16 Girls Div.2 Cup Final - Belvedere v Midleton
12:00 U.18 Girls Div.2 Cup Final - Dungarvan v Nenagh
14:00 U.16 Girls Div.3 Cup Final - Ennis v Kinsale
16:00 U.18 Girls Div.1 Cup Final - Catholic Institute v C.of.I
Mixed Hockey
This Friday UCC travel to Abbotstown for the SSI Mixed Hockey Tournament. We look forward to reporting back next week on events. 

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