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Cork Harlequins Office will be closed until the 29th March but if you have any queries email facilities@corkharlequins.com or phone 087 1953447
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Hockey Ireland Coronavirus (COVID-19) UPDATE No. 2
12 March 2020

As the possibility of the COVID-19 virus spreading in Ireland increases, Hockey Ireland is continually monitoring the situation.


Hockey Ireland continues to follow the advice of the Government and Sport Ireland and has noted the announcement by An Taoiseach this morning that some measures will come into effect from tomorrow morning until the 29th March 2020, with schools, colleges and childcare facilities closing from tomorrow (Friday 13th March).  

 

The Hockey Ireland Board, after consultation with its branches, has decided the following in the interest of the health and safety of the hockey community and all people on the island of Ireland:

 
  • Hockey Ireland is suspending all hockey activity with immediate effect until the 29th March and is directing all branches, clubs and schools to do the same.  All hockey activity including training and education across clubs and schools must now cease. We understand that this decision is disappointing to all hockey players, coaches, officials, volunteers, and supporters, but in light of the circumstances, Hockey Ireland believes this is in our members’ best interests.
     

  • The above will not apply to the Senior Women’s team, who are in preparation for the Tokyo Olympic Games. 

 
  • Alternative arrangements for league and cup matches will be reviewed by Hockey Ireland in coming weeks and decisions will be communicated as appropriate.

 
  • The Hockey Ireland offices are situated on the UCD campus which will be closing this evening, and from tomorrow, 13th March, all staff will be operating from their homes.  We apologise for this disruption, however staff continue to have access to our server remotely and are set up to respond to emails as usual.  

 

As the situation is changing very quickly, we will continue to closely follow developments and issue further information approaching the 29th March Date.

 

Please keep safe. For further information on Covid-19: https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/coronavirus.html


If you have any further queries please email info@hockey.ie
Congratulations
Some good news, well done to Bandon Grammar School who won the Munster Senior Cup 4-0 against Newtown during the week. Cork Harlequins members played a big part on the day with Sam Dale, Ben Roberts, Harry O'Byrne, Andrew Dale and Mark Lane, all on the team.
The Club Dinner Dance has been postponed until a future date. However get your votes in for Club Person of the Year, Club Woman of the Year,  Club Man of the Year etc please click on the link and vote. Voting has been extended to March 29th.

Cricket membership for 2020/21 can be paid through the following link

https://member.clubforce.com/memberships_cart_m.asp…

So Hockey are running a Hockey Ireland Camp at Cork Harlequins over the Easter break. There will be lots of fun, learn new skills and be coached by Irish Internationals. 60 euro for 2 days, book online here. Places are limited so book early !
Like everything else the Green Day will not take place this weekend. 
Boys Hockey

Harlequins Boys Senior League v Atlantic Academy

Harlequins welcomed Atlantic academy to Farmers Cross on Sunday evening for the latest round of their league campaign. With a win against Midleton on Friday night ensuring they were involved in the cup final on Paddy's day the focus was on the Munster senior league and ensuring that there would be no slip ups with their drive for the double.

The game was only 3 minutes old when Quins got their opener. Sam was on hand to finish from close range when he tapped in following a corner breakdown where Adam fired low across the keeper. Atlantic pushed forward and threatened on a few occasions on the counter attack but Quins defence held strong. Constant pressure from the home teams forwards created many chances but they could not beat the away teams keeper who made some really good saves. Quins had to wait until the last minute of the quarter before Jamie fired in a rocket from the top of the circle. That goal seemed to calm the home team down and began to move the ball well creating chances for Adam and Sean at the back post but neither could add to the quarter time score of 2-0

The second quarter started similar to the first with plenty of pressure from the home team but struggled to beat the in form Atlantic Academy keeper. Quins still had to stay tuned in at the back as the away team were always a threat on the counter attack. The home team had to wait until the 9th minute for their third with a lovely goal from a corner move where Joe fired low and across the keeper for the first of Joes five for the match. Joe was on hand on the last minute of the quarter to add the final touch to a counter attack that stemmed the full length of the pitch in four passes. The half finished 4-0 to Harlequins

The home team had to wait until the 12th minute of the third quarter to add to the score when Joe rifled in a great backhand shot into the corner. Joe was on hand again in the last minute of the quarter with another rocket after good build up play. Quins dominated the final quarter and further goals from Joe, Sam , Adam, Rob and Sean putting the icing on the cake. The only blot on a fantastic weekend of hockey for this team was when the away team scored from a corner in the last minute when Dylan cleaned out forwards ,defenders and all around him when left as last man versus the quick away forwards.. It was no more than the away team deserved as they kept on battling regardless of the score and kept working for each other. Well done and best of luck for the rest of the season. Well done to the Quins lads, a fantastic weekend of hockey where you played really well and scored some great goals. Look forward to the cup final and put your best effort into every training session from now until the end of the season. Hopefully then you will have your rewards.

📷 Ger Venner

International Hockey
Today we meet Nikki Barry who made her debut international appearance at U16 level.

DOB: 07/01/2002
What age did you start playing hockey: 7 years old
First hockey memory: playing my first blitz in Harlequins
School: Scoil Mhuire
Position on the pitch: Midfield
What make of stick do you use: Ritual

What players do you look up to: Alex Speers and Shirley McKay
What was your first game playing for Ireland: vs USA at U16
What is your hockey dream : Play for Ireland Senior Women's Team
What is your sporting motto: The good days make the bad days worthwhile
Team Photos
From the Top - W5ths, Mothers and Others, Boys U13, W3rds, U16s Div 1, 2nd Yr Pink, 2nd Yr Purple, 2nd Yr Blues, 1st Yr Blacks, 1st Yr Reds, 1st Yr Whites, W2nds, U18s, U9s, U11s, W4ths, Boys U15, Goalies.

We are still missing a few teams ! If your team photo is not included here please send in a photo of your team over the next few weeks. There are 9 Senior Hockey Teams, 6 x U14, 3 x U16, 1 x U13, 1 x U15, plus all the underage sections for the 2019-2020 season.
Hockey Fixtures
Everything postponed until 29th March 2020
Hockey Results
Sat 7th  March 

           E Y I H L  2    M 1   Quins A   4  Kilkeel  2
 E Y I H L  W 1   Pembroke Wanderers  3    Cork Harlequins  1

  Sun 8th  March  
U 13s   Boys  Quins 4  Cath Inst  1
Rock Playoff Group
Midleton  3 - 1  Harlequins White
Rock Section 3
Harlequins Black  6 - 0 Cashel New Inn

E Y I H L   W 1   Cork Harlequins  0     Muckross  1
M 2  Quins B   1  Cath Inst B   1
 Boys    U 15s  Quins 9  Atlantic Academy 1
W 5  U C C  2  Cork Harlequins 3
Div 3  Cup  W 3  Semi Final     Belvedere 2 Cork Harlequins 1
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Hockey Jewellery
Roser Hockey is a new Sports range by Roser,  a signature collection of distinct contemporary Irish jewellery designed and created in Ireland by sculptor and silversmith Roser Pérez from her studio in Crosshaven. 

Roser Hockey was inspired by the energy radiating from the field hockey game, and the team effort and dedication of Cork Harlequins' coaches, players and parents, where Roser’s daughter, Ona, plays since she was 5 years old. 

Roser Hockey Pendant, a hand made Sterling Silver Hockey Stick set in a Harlequins red and black natural rubber necklet with a magnetic clasp designed for sports safety.

Roser Hockey Key-ring, unisex hand made Sterling Silver Hockey Stick on a genuine leather cord and stainless steel ring. Available in Black or White leather.

Both pieces are priced at €50. 


10% of every sale will contribute to the development and equipment of Cork Harlequins Hockey Club.

email facilities@corkharlequins.com for orders
Kiddies Parties
Book your kids birthday party this Summer at Cork Harlequins. Members can avail of the 50% reduction on all rental. Food can also be organised with Amberley Food Store (Monday-Saturday). For further details and bookings ring Sharon at 0871953447.
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Club Solicitors O'Donoghue and Associates offer a 15% discount to all club members. They provide legal services in all the usual areas, house purchase/sale, employment, family, accidents etc. If you would like to make an enquiry about any legal advices please mention you are a member of Cork Harlequins. 
Cork Harlequins is available to rent to all members. If you would like to run a class, have a party, rent a pitch then check out our online booking system by clicking on the green tab above. All members can avail of a 50% discount on all rental rates. email Sharon at facilities@corkharlequins.com or ring 087 1953447 for more details or check out details on bookapitch.com.
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