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 men's and ladies veterans teams.

We compete in both the Men's and Women's EY hockey leagues and have a strong history of winning top level competitions.

This season, our president is Adam Keating, Men's Captain is Dave Broderick and Ladies Captain is Chloë Halpenny. The Junior Section is directed by Gary Johnston, and managed by Zack 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 2020/2021.

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

Code of Conduct for Parents / Children / Coaches / Captains

Pembroke Wanderers is run in line with the Hockey Ireland Code of Ethics for affiliated clubs.

Our Club Rules and our GDPR Privacy Statement.

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.

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Chloë Halpenny

Ladies Club Captain
Chloë's Pembroke career started at the age of 11 when she played hockey for the fillies in the early noughties. She toured with her fellow Pembroke U16 teammates for two consecutive years to the International Hockey Tournament in Vaalkenswaard, The Netherlands. She has fond memories of floating for various ladies teams during her leaving cert year; playing her school hockey match and then being driven around Dublin by Barbara Treacy to often a minimum of 3 Pembroke matches every Saturday.
 
Chloë took a 5 year sabbatical to play college hockey with UCD but returned to Pembroke full of enthusiasm in 2012. Since then, Chloë can generally be found playing and umpiring more than one Pembroke match most Saturdays.
 
Chloë is delighted and privileged to have been appointed Ladies Club Captain.
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Greg Chambers

Honorary Treasurer
Greg is our new Honorary Treasurer and Officer of the club after taking up the mantle from our last fulltime finance officer Paudie Carley. Greg is switching from the social brief for the 2020/21 season.
 
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 4th season 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 Finance team as Treasurer and is looking forward to balancing a career in financial services with contributing on the strategy side to the club's exciting development plans for the centenary and beyond.
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Kristian Mansfield

Communications Officer

Kristian joined Pembroke in the summer of 2018, after swapping Dubai for Dublin. Orginally from the UK, Kristian brings a wealth of knowledge from his hometown team, as well as the experience gained from his stint in the middle east, giving him a unqiue view on how other clubs operate on a more global scale.

Having been an active coach in the ladies section across multiple teams, he currently coaches the Ladies 2nd team as well as playing an active role in the mens teams. From this perspective, Kristian has his finger on the pulse when it comes to the social appetite of the club.

Kristian will take on the newly developed Communications Officer role, which has evolved from a social position, into a more rounded and efficient communications role. With focus on increasing the way Pembroke communicates with both our internal members, as well as uplifting the current social platforms to engage with an external audience, while maintaining our already fantastic social calendar.

"I'm really excited to be working with such an ambitious committee to implement an engaging and sustainable communications strategy. At the same time, proud to be given the chance to represent an incredible club such as Pembroke".

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Alice Varley

Honorary Secretary

Alice joined Pembroke for the 2017 season on returning home to Dublin after living in London for four years. Alice began playing hockey at the age of 23 when she moved to London, as a way of integrating into her new surroundings. Alice is passionate about community and inclusion aspects of our sport, and ensuring that Pembroke Wanderers always welcomes new and returning players with open arms.

Alice will take on the newly-developed Hon. Secretary role, helping to turn our ambition, vision and goals into tangible plans, deadlines and actions points. Alongside the primary focus of continuing to build the club’s overall strategy, Alice is looking forward to being part of the Pembroke Executive committee in preparation for the centenary in 2022.

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Dave Broderick

Men's Club 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!"

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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".

2020 / 2021 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.