Welcome to Pembroke Wanderers Hockey Club.

About Us

Since 1922

We are located on Serpentine Avenue in Ballsbridge, just a short distance from the Aviva Stadium.

Formed in 1922, we are now one of the biggest clubs in Ireland with 8 Senior Ladies teams, 6 Senior Mens teams, a vibrant junior section and our ever-enduring mens and ladies veterans teams.

We compete in both the Mens and Womens EY hockey leagues and have a strong history of winning top level competitions.

This season, our president is Adam Keating, Mens Captain is Dave Broderick and Ladies Captain is Olwen Scally. The Junior Section is managed by Deirdre Waters with assistance from Natalie Fulton.

Join The Club!

New members always welcome

Our season runs from September to May and there is always plenty of hockey every weekend to keep people of all ages entertained.

New members and visitors are always welcome.  Come down to one of our training sessions and talk to our Club Captains or even just call in for a coffee on the balcony or maybe something stronger in the bar!  Whatever you prefer, you're welcome to join us in supporting all our players for 2019/2020.

The Office

Open Monday to Friday 9am - 5.30pm

Club Manager - Chris Furlong
Chris is a long serving member of Pembroke Wanderers and well known to all current and past members - as Club Manager he is responsible for day to day running of the club, including room hire, bar hire, pitch hire and commercial parking in the grounds.

Admin - Aoife Wang

Also on hand in the office is administrator Aoife Wang. Please contact her for any queries or general information.

Club Rules & Policies

Club Rules can be downloaded here.

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The Executive Committee

Chaired by the Club President, The Executive Committee is responsible for the overall running of the Club and is answerable to the Board of Trustees.

Adam Keating

Adam Keating

Club President

A fanatical but (In his own words) “honest” hockey player as a teenager, Adam played schoolboy hockey with Dundalk Grammar School, while also playing club hockey in the Ulster league.

Life and travel (and all the distractions they bring) meant that he put down his stick for almost 15 years before joining Pembroke Wanderers Hockey Club in 2013, firstly as a volunteer coach in our junior section, which reignited the love of the game, and
finally led to a return to club hockey again, after being back by club stalwarts Gary Johnston and Dave Simmons. Since then, Adam has continued to play league hockey for Men’s 5XI and 6XI teams, as well as the Men’s veterans team. As part of the Junior coaching section, Adam continues to coach u10s and u12 Colts (Boys) teams, and is often found on Sundays afternoons on the side-line of a hockey pitch at a junior blitz.

As a player, a coach, a veteran and a parent of a junior member, Adam sees the club through several different lenses and is looking forward to working with the wider club membership, parents, club trustees and the Executive team in preparing the club for our Centenary Year in 2022.


Olwen Scally

Ladies Captain
Olwen played school hockey for Our Ladies Bower and joined Pembroke in 2009, after a school friend persuaded her to play club hockey.
Olwen has held several roles in the club over the years. During her first season in the club, she captained the Ladies 8’s. The following 2 seasons, Olwen took on the key role of registrations secretary. She then joined the executive committee as club Treasurer. Prior to accepting the role as Ladies Captain, Olwen was part of the selection committee. 
Olwen felt extremely humbled to be asked to hold the prestigious role as Ladies captain. Olwen gets much enjoyment in the social and administrative activities that makes Pembroke Wanderers the thriving club that it is today. Olwen takes immense interest in the results of all teams, good & not so good, and gets endless satisfaction in the development of all players.
Olwen’s wish is that her legacy will be that Pembroke is an all welcoming, all inclusive club that is a home away from home.

Gary Johnston

Junior Liaison Officer

Gary (Gooch) has been a member in Pembroke since time began - playing as a junior and schoolboy before breaking into senior hockey at a high level. Gooch has played for all the sides in Pembroke at one stage or another and captained the 3XI for a very long time, during which they were virtually unbeatable in Leinster and respected across the land.

Gooch had a decent stretch away from playing while he pursued an umpiring career, making it all the way to grade 1 national umpire status. Over the last number of years, he has been doing a little bit of coaching in the junior section and has recently got back into Saturday hockey with the M5s and now the M4s, for whom his dead-eye for goal is most welcome.

"I have three children, two of whom are in the junior section and as a parent I can hand on heart say...getting them involved in hockey means I can keep an eye on the little brats".

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Honorary Treasurer

To follow...

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Sarah Large

Honorary Secretary

Sarah has been a member of PWHC for over 10 years.  She previously played hockey for Wesley College.  Sarah captained the 6s for a season and enjoys playing for the Vets on occasion too. 

Sarah is taking this year out to have a baby, so is delighted to be able to stay involved in the club through her new role as Honorary Club Secretary. 


Dave Broderick

Mens Captain

Dave has been with the club since the early 90s when he was dragged to Serpentine Avenue for a friend's 21st birthday party which ended up going horribly wrong. Guilt got the better of him and he signed up as a member in order to repay his debt (painting walls, mopping floors, refilling fire extinguishers).

Since then Dave became a regular fixture about the place and captained several sides en route to the club captaincy. A nasty ACL injury took him out of hockey circles for a few years but he's back now and picking up where he left off. More regularly found in umpiring attire than playing attire he's still paying off that 20-odd year debt!

"Delighted to be representing Pembroke Wanderers in Irish hockey circles and very proud to lead this team of captains and coaches as we chase down leagues and cups in Leinster and beyond".

Dawning realisation: "This is a full-time job!"

Greg Chambers

Greg Chambers

Social Chairperson
Greg is the new Social Chairman after taking up the mantle from Chlöe Happenny who served for two years in the role.
Greg has played hockey since the age of five. Initially with St. Luke's National School in Douglas, Cork followed by a successful secondary school career at Midleton College. Alongside school hockey, Greg had club stints in Ashton HC and Cork Church of Ireland until joining UCC in 2012. Greg served as Secretary and Club Captain in UCC winning the Intervarsities, Munster League and UCC Club of the Year award during his time there.
Since 2016, Greg has played at EYHL level. His first year was at UCD and he is now into his third year at Pembroke. He has been involved in many areas of club life: playing 1s and 2s, summer hockey, attending socials, tag rugby with the ladies 8ths and a couple of ski trips.
Greg is now delighted to head-up the Social Committee this year and is looking forward to hosting events like the Awards night on May 9th, 2020 as well as the Team Theme night, Quiz night and the Pembroke Mile.

2019 / 2020 Subscriptions

Notifications for subscriptions will be sent out by email early in the season - for details see below. Please see the Junior section for relevant junior section payment details.