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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.

A special mention today for Katie O'Mara and Lorna Bateman who both play on the Women's 2nds team. Katie (back row) is a nurse working in the South Infirmary and Lorna (front row) is a healthcare worker in Nua Healthcare. 

If there is anyone on your team or a volunteer in your group worth a special mention send in details to
Hockey Ireland
For anyone who didn't see, here is the latest statement from Hockey Ireland with regards to competition.

Hockey Ireland Coronavirus (COVID-19) UPDATE No. 4
9 April 2020

Hockey Ireland on 26 March announced that the 2019/20 hockey season for all league, cup and all other domestic hockey competitions in Ireland are deemed to have finished.

The Hockey Ireland Board and Hockey Ireland Branches are acutely aware of the scale of the health crisis facing the island of Ireland at this time, as well as the energetic strain that Covid-19 is currently placing on people in all aspects of their lives. In a time of such uncertainty for everyone, the Board and the Branches are keen to provide clarity, while also respecting the magnitude of effort each player, coach, umpire, volunteer, school, club and hockey entity has invested into this season.

The Hockey Ireland Board, in consultation with the Branches and on recommendation of the Competitions Working Group, have decided the following:

  • The EYHL 1 and 2 season 19/20 has been stopped and has been declared null and void as there are too many games left to play to determine a fair final ranking by mathematical or other method.
  • The EY Hockey Champions Trophy is cancelled for the 19/20 season.
  • There will be no automatic promotion/relegation in the EYHL 1 and 2.
  • The Board of Hockey Ireland has asked the EYHL Competitions Group to consider options of increasing the number of teams in the EYHL league(s) for the 20/21 season and report back to the Board with their recommendations. The Board have also received proposals to explore a full season EYHL2 concept and the Board have asked the EYHL Competitions Group to look into the viability of implementing this and make recommendations to the Board.
  • European club competition places will be determined at a later stage by the Board pending the outcome of the current European season and a conclusive decision from the European Hockey Federation (EHF).
  • The Hockey Ireland Branches will use a percentage equalisation method to complete league standings in their respective province. It is up to each province to make decisions on relegation and promotion and the Branch competition rules apply.
  • Branch Cup Competitions: If Cups are at Semi Final or Final stage or can be completed, they are postponed.  The Branches will look for an opportunity to play these (early) in the 2020/21 season. If no opportunity arises, the Cup competitions will be cancelled.
  • Hockey Ireland Cups, Hockey Ireland Trophy and Hockey Ireland Challenge Finals and Semi Finals are postponed. Hockey Ireland will look for an opportunity to play them (early) in the 2020/21 season. If no opportunity arises these competitions will be cancelled.
  • Other Hockey Ireland competitions:

Kate Russell All Ireland Schoolgirls Championships

26th and 27th March


John Waring All Ireland Schoolboys Championship

1st April


June Smith Competition

2nd April


National U15 Girls Championship

9th May


National U15 Boys Championship

10th May


Junior Interprovincials

16th and 17th May


U13 Championships

30th May


Here is the final video in a series of hockey skill videos sent in from Cliodhna Sargent. Anyone who sends in a video over the next few weeks will be included in a draw for some cool prizes at the end of the lockdown. We would also encouarge our more Senior hockey members to send in their videos, you might surprise yourselves and enjoy doing it. Head over to the Cork Harlequins Facebook page to see some of the entries so far. Send your videos to or 087 1953447

For those of you playing cricket, head over to Twitter @QuinsCC to see Head Coach, Ted Williamson, offer some practice ideas while at home.
Player Profiles
Head over to Facebook and Instagram to check out our latest player profiles, Michelle Barry, Yvonne O'Byrne, Cliodhna Sargent and John Hobbs. 
Down Memory Lane
Send your photo or video and tell us your story of good times at Cork Harlequins to

Another look down memory lane.
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

Today we feature another Harlequin great, former international and goalkeeping legend, Ivan Bateman. Ivan needs no introduction to anyone in the Senior club but for those who may not know him read on.....
Ivan Bateman
Ivan Bateman is a regular around Cork Harlequins. This season he coached the Women's 2nds, he umpires whenever he can and he has been seen on a Friday night coaching the underage goalies.

His goalkeeping career began when his older brother Bertie did not want the position of goalkeeper. Ivan, as obliging as ever, took his brothers position, not knowing what a wonderful career would come from it. Ivan played hockey in Ashton school, beginning as an outfielder, and joining the team as a goalkeeper in his 3rd year at just 14 years old.

One of the defining moments in Ivan’s early goalkeeping career was representing Munster and winning the Senior Interpros in 1988. From this tournament, Ivan was nominated for and awarded a Jurys Sport Award, surrounded by Munster and Harlequins club members.

Ivan’s international career started when he played U18 for Ireland advancing on to play U21 for Ireland. He played his first senior cap in 1990 against Russia. It was 2-0 against them, however they fought back, winning the match 3-2.
His hockey career brought him around the globe, however, one of major highlights was in 1995 playing in front of a home crowd in Dublin in the European Hockey Championships. “His strength, agility and lightening reactions help to make him a very special player” and at the end of the tournament he was presented with the prestigious title of “Top Goalkeeper in Europe”
Ivan played his last cap in 1999, totaling 58 caps during the span of his goalkeeping career.
Throughout Ivan’s goalkeeping career, he always ensured he was contributing to the development of his beloved sport and club. Coaching was always a huge part of Ivan’s life since 1988, including coaching Harlequins Senior Ladies in 1991, and most recently the Munster U18 goalkeepers.

Thank you Ivan !

Ashton school boys

Irelands Senior Panel- 1991

Ireland U18 - 1986

Harlequins Senior Women- 1992

Ashton U18 International players

International Hockey
The day Ireland won a European Bronze medal, 2015
Team Photos
From the Top - W5ths, Mothers and Others, Boys U13, W3rds, U16s Div 1 (Black), 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.

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.
Useful Links
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.

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. 
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