Avoca Hockey Club

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irish_name = Cumann Haca Abhóca



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Blackrock,
County Dublin,
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Men's Captain
Ladies' Captain
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C. Breaden
S. McSharry
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Avoca Hockey Club ("Cumann Haca Abhóca" in Irish) is a hockey club based in Blackrock, County Dublin, Ireland. The club is affiliated to the Leinster Branch of the Irish Hockey Association. The club currently fields three men's teams and three women's teams in the the Leinster Hockey leagues.

With a history dating back to 1891, Avoca in its current form was set up in 1929 to provide a place for past pupils of Avoca School to continue playing hockey after leaving the education system. After Avoca School was amalgamated with Kingstown Grammar School in 1973 to form Newpark Comprehensive School, the purpose of the club expanded to cater for past pupils of Newpark. To this day there continues to be a strong link between club and school.

Early History

Avoca School was founded in 1891 and hockey became the school’s primary game from 1895. As old boys continued to play for the school, a “Past and Present” hockey club was formed. The club won won the Irish Junior Cup in 1897, and soon became strong enough to play in Senior League and Cup Competitions.

Present Club

The present club was re-formed in 1929 as Avoca Hockey Club and has entered teams for senior and other league and cup competitions ever since. The club has played at the site on Newtown Park Avenue since 1936 and after the opening of Newpark School in 1973, the growth of the club exploded in terms of both membership and success.

Current Teams

At present Avoca has three men's and three ladies teams plus an active veterans team and youth section. All the senior teams play in the Leinster League.

Gentlemen

* Men's Firsts
* Men's Seconds
* Men's Thirds
* Men's Vets
* Indoor

Ladies

* Ladies' Firsts
* Ladies' Seconds
* Ladies' Thirds
* Ladies' Indoor

Honours

Gentlemen's

* Irish Senior Cup Winners 1995/6
* Irish Club Champions 1992/3 1993/4
* Leinster League 1982/3: 1983/4: 1984/5: 1985/6: 1986/7 1988/9: 1990/1: 1991/2: 1992/3
* Mills Cup 1981/2: 1984/5: 1987/8: 1988/9: 1989/90 1990/1: 1992/3
* Neville Cup 1982/3: 1984/5: 1986/7: 1989/90: 1990/1 1991/2: 1995/6
* Stephen Doyle Trophy 1986: 1988: 1989: 1990: 1991: 1997
* Irish Junior Cup Winners: 1896/7: 1964/5: 1996/7 Capt: S.Kinsella
* British Isles Club Championships Winners 1984/5
* James S.McMahon Memorial Cup Winners: 2004/5
* Intermediate Cup Winners: 1975/76
* Minor Cup Winners: 1988/89
* Galtrim Cup Winners 2004/05
* Derrick C.A.Cole Cup Winners 2004/05: Capt,I.Wilkie. 2006/07: Capt, I. Wilkie
* Leinster Junior Cup Winners 1980/81, 2006/07 Capt: I.Wilkie
* Leinster Minor Cup Winners 1961 Capt, F.D.Markham, 1989 Capt, R.Scott

Indoor

* Irish Indoor Club Championships Winners: 1986/7, 1988/9, 1989/90
* Leinster Senior League Winners: 1981/2, 1982/3, 1983/4, 1984/5, 1985/6, 1986/7, 1987/8, 1988/9, 1989/90, 1990/91, 1991/92, 1992/93, 1993/94,1994/95, 1995/96, 1996/97, 1997/98, 1998/99,2000/01, 2001/02, 2002/03,
* Leinster Senior Cup Winners: 1985/6, 1986/7, 1987/8, 1988/9, 1989/90, 1990/91, 1991/2, 1992/3, 1994/5, 1995/6, 1997/8, 1999/2000, 2002/3
* European Club Championships – 1987/88

Ladies'

* Middle League Cup Winners: 1977/78, 2006/07
* Winners Div 6: 2005/06
* Winners Div 5: 2006/07
* Winners Div 4: 2007/08
* Winners Div 13: 2005/06
* Promoted to Div 11 2007/08
* Div 11/12 Cup Winners 2007/08

Indoor

* Leinster Senior Cup Winners: 1988/89, 1989/90

ee also

* Field Hockey
* Irish Hockey Association
* Newpark Comprehensive School

External links

* [http://www.avocahockeyclub.com/ Avoca Hockey Club] - official website


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