Frequently Asked Questions
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Where are you located?
We are based in the grounds of Our Lady's School in Terenure, Dublin 6W.
For directions on how to get to our hockey pitch, please visit our Directions page for detailed information.
When do you train?
Our senior teams train on Mondays (7-9pm) and Wednesdays (8-9:30pm) with matches on Saturdays.
To cater for all ages and level of experiences of our Colts players, we have various training times for colts members:
- Minors (2nd Year) - Fridays at 6:15 - 7:15pm
- Juniors (3rd & 4th Year) - Fridays at 6:30 - 7:30pm
- Extreme 8s (6th Class & 1st Year) - Sundays at 9:30 - 10:30am
- Fun 4s (1st, 2nd & 3rd Class) - Sundays at 10:30 - 11:30am
- Super 6s (4th & 5th Class) - Sundays at 11:30 - 12:30am
- How do I join the club?
Do you need to have any hockey experience?
No! We welcome all levels of players from beginners to the experienced.
How much is it to join?
We offer what we believe are very competitive membership rates. Please check out our membership pages to see the relevant rates for our Senior and Colts teams.
Discounts are offered for Colts siblings, students and vets players.
2016/17 Membership Rates:
Senior Membership Rates
Colts Membership Rates
What do I need to bring on my first day?
Along with wearing regular sports gear you will need a gum shield, a hockey stick, shin guards, proper sports shoes and a bottle of water.
What are the rules of hockey?
The object of hockey is to hit a ball with a stick into the opposition's goal. The team with the most goals at the end of the game is the winner. Each team is made up of 11 players. The ball must be passed or dribbled using the stick and no other body part is allowed to intentionally come in contact with the ball (unless you are a keeper making a save!)
The most common fouls that lead to free hits are:
- Obstructing an opponent from playing the ball
- Interfering with the stick or body when tackling
- Kicking the ball
- Playing the ball dangerously
International Hockey Federation (FIH)
The International Hockey Federation (FIH) are responsible for the rules and regulations of hockey played in Ireland (Outdoor Hockey 11 a-side).
The latest version of the rules can be found on the FIH website.
What age groups do you accept?
Our youth section caters for girls from 1st class to 4th year whilst our Seniors cater for women of all ages. (5th & 6th year students are also welcome to play for the senior club)