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We hope you are surviving these very challenging times. Check out Hockey Ireland on twitter for some novel ways of practicing your hockey at home. Send us your videos via twitter and facebook and we will put them up.

Send your earliest photo of your time in Cork Harlequins to

Here we have the winners of the Munster Minor League in 1986 !
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.
Norman Deane
by Sharon Hutchinson

Norman Deane is my No. 1 volunteer. Norman has been with the club for many years. He is one of the trustees of the club and served as President in 1982-83. 

Originally from Dunmanway, Norman was once a member of C of I but he left there to join Cork Harlequins. He suffered a bad shin injury during a game and retired from the game in the mid 80s. When Norman retired from his sales job with a car company, he started to take on the care-taking duties of cutting grass and maintaining the grounds and over 30 years later you will still see Norman on the ride on cutting the cricket pitch.

Norman has taken on an ownership of the club that no one else has done, this has caused some disputes over the years (including with myself) but Norman is at the club when nobody else is there to open and close the gate, to feed the cats, cut the grass, empty the bins....he always has Harlequins in the forefront of his mind. He rarely misses a senior hockey game (men or women) and he has found a regular spot on our new benches.

In the latter years Norman has been supported by Stanley Cronin who looks after the grounds. The grounds have always been immaculate at Quins and this is testament to Norman. Turning 80 last year he just keeps going, looking after Cork Harlequins. Thank You Norman !
Apologies, Jack Buss (who plays cricket with Cork Harlequins) was also a member of the Bandon Grammar School who won the Munster Senior Cup 4-0 against Newtown last week. Along with Sam Dale, Ben Roberts, Harry O'Byrne, Andrew Dale and Mark Lane,  Jack played a great game and helped bring the Munster Cup back to Bandon.

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

Not sure if this camp will be going ahead, we will have to wait and see.

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 !
International Hockey
Today we meet our fourth and final Junior International, Leah O'Shea who made her debut international appearance at U16 level in 2019.

Dob: 22.08.2003

Starting age: 8 years old

First memory : playing u8s on the small pitch in Ashton

School: Mount Mercy

Position: foward 

Stick: Grays

Look up to : I look up to a lot of the experienced players in Quins such as Yvonne O’Byrne, they have had a big influence on me in the past year in helping me improve as a player. 

First Irish game: my first game for Ireland was against England in February 2019 

Dreams :  my dream is to represent Ireland in the Olympics in the future, that would be the biggest goal of mine

Motto : ‘hard work beats talent if talent doesn’t work hard’

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
Useful Links
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 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.
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 or ring 087 1953447 for more details or check out details on
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