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Cork Harlequins Office and facilities will be closed until further notice but if you have any queries email or phone 087 1953447
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We would like to thank all our members and volunteers who are working on the front line during this time.

If there is anyone on your team or a volunteer in your group worth a special mention send in details to
Keep sending us in your #hockeyskillshomechallenge videos. All entries will be entered into a draw for some cool prizes when we are all back up in Quins ! Send your entries to 08791533447 by Whatsapp or email to
Down Memory Lane
Send your photo or video and tell us your story of good times at Cork Harlequins to
Who remembers this day ? 

20 years ago almost to the day, Cork Harlequins won the Irish Senior Cup for the first time in the club's history and the first Munster team to win it in nearly 70 years. Ciara McGrath scored the winning goal with just over 30 seconds left on the clock giving Hermes no chance to equalise FT 2-1. It was a great team effort. The team went to Vienna, Austria the following year to represent Ireland. They won the tournament, bringing the European Cup back to Quins and promoting Ireland back to A Divsion. Many of those on the team are now coaching the underage crew at Cork Harlequins, Rachael Kohler, Karen Bateman, Karen O'Brien, Aoife Falvey, Helen Costello, Sharon Hutchinson, Jane Chapple, Ger Kehelly.  
Say Thank You to our Volunteers
We have many fantastic volunteers in our club and now is your time to mention and celebrate them. Often we work in our own groups not knowing what others do within the club. If there is someone you would like to mention, send in a few words on how they make a difference to your time at Cork Harlequins (email
This week we celebrate Cork Harlequins Cricket Head Coach Ted Williamson.

During this lockdown Ted has engaged with our players, members and many more, inspiring everyone to #staywiththegame with video’s, which contain drills using household items and fun challenges, all of which have been posted on all the Quins platforms. He has also set up 2 Zoom Q&A sessions with Warwickshire's head coach Jim Troughton and Ireland men's Captain, Andrew Balbirnie over the last few weeks, with more to come.  All sessions have being both informative, fun and engaging with all members taking home some valuable tips and stories.     
This engagement with our players and members, has really helped during this time, as there is a longing by them to play up the hill during these days. Many players have sent to us videos of their own, showing them practicing their backyard cricket skills. In years gone by, the season would have been up and running with the sound of the ball hitting the willow echoing in Farmers Cross every day.

Bio: Ted is married to Jo-Anne and has two children. The couple are both professional Tennis coaches and have trained many of the youth of Cork through their classes in schools, clubs and squads. Ted also runs Apex Cricket Academy which also runs classes off season. Ted has a great career behind him having been capped for the first time in 1988 against The MCC in 1998. He also represented Ireland A that same year against Bangladesh in Cork. As well as being capped at U21 and U23 levels, he has also represented Munster 80 times. One of his career highlights was representing the MCC versus Ireland A on the hallowed turf of Lords. He has played for Quins for over a decade now and hit a club record score of 201 not out in a match a few years ago versus Limerick Raiders.  

Since leaving his financial services career, Ted turned his focus to coaching and steadily gained his cricket coaching badges. He is one of only a handful of coaches in Ireland to earn a Level 4 coaching certificate, when he attended Loughborough University and he is the only coach in the country to hold a Masters degree in Elite Cricket Coaching. Ted has always been thankful to Cricket Ireland and the Munster Cricket Union, who have supported him along his coaching journey. Following a head coach role for Ireland U15’s he moved up the national pathway with involvement in the U17’s and U19’s. In 2015 he was appointed the Head Coach of The Leinster Lightening where they had two successful years winning all 3 competitions in both seasons. On his return to Cork he was appointed head coach of The Munster Reds in 2017 and has held the post ever since. His passion for the game is infectious with all that meet him. He has inspired many in the club to excel at the sport and has overseen the transformation of the coaching, playing methods and culture of the club in the past decade. It is a reflection on him that some 3 youths have gone on to play for Ireland youth and some 20 others playing for Munster.   

Cheers Ted
Ted receiving an Ireland Cap at Ireland's first Test match against Pakistan
Online Courses

COVID-19 Notice – Safeguarding Workshops

Due to the current government measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19, many face to face Safeguarding workshops have been postponed. Sport Ireland has provided guidance to National Governing Bodies (NGBs) that completion of this online refresher, in conjunction with other additional steps, can be considered an interim measure until individuals have an opportunity to attend a face to face workshop. For further information please contact your NGB if you have not already done so.

This eLearning tool is also available as normal to those who have completed Safeguarding 1 and wish to refresh their knowledge.

*Please note - Anyone under the age of 18 should have parental consent to access this programme

Click here if you need to update or if you haven't done the course before. The course takes less than an hour to do and finishes off with a short online digital test.
Here is a resource that may be useful for interested hockey coaches. Click on the link here to find out more. 
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Don't forget to support all our partners when we all get back on track
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.

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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. 
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