Welcome to Pembroke Wanderers

A proud history since 1922

Club History

The Club was founded in 1922. We were lucky with the site chosen for we like it so much we have not moved!

Our name is taken from the Earl of Pembroke who owned a large tract of land in the Sandymount area south of Dublin.

Our grounds are only one and a half miles from the city centre, in the shadows of the Aviva stadium (the old Lansdowne Road), headquarters of the Irish Rugby Football Union and the adopted home of our national soccer team.

We are surrounded by a plethora of sporting clubs and facilities, which must make the Sandymount/Ballsbridge area one of the most densely populated sporting suburbs in the world!

Whoever was responsible for christening our Club "Wanderers" must have known that over the years many trips, both competitive and friendly would be undertaken by the players.

The most recent achievements which involved travel have been for the Men's 1st XI competing in the European Cup Winners Cup in Prague in 2007 and the Ladies 1st XI competing in the same competition in Ghent in 2008.

When our intrepid band of nomadic supporters was added to the players & officials, there were in excess of 90 Wanderers in Prague, about 75 in Rome & Vienna & 80 odd in Zurich.

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The Crest

The Pembroke crest incorporates the history and aspirations of our Club

A Castle
Signifying Dublin, our capital city

A Tent
Wanderer’s emblem signalling our intention to tour and travel

Crossed Hockey Sticks
The game we all love

Our Colours
Purple, amber and black

European Finals – Men

  • 2011 European Hockey League, Bloemendaal - last 16
  • 2010 European Hockey League, Rotterdam - last 16
  • 2009 EuroHockey Club Trophy, Dublin - Winners
  • 2008 European Hockey League, Antwerp - 1st round
  • 2007 Champions Cup, Prague - Winners
  • 2002 Champions Cup, Zurich - 2nd place
  • 2001 Cup Winners Cup, Vienna - 3rd place
  • 1998 Cup Winners Cup, Rome - 2nd place
  • 1996 Champions Cup, Prague - 4th place
  • 1974 Champions Cup Utrecht - 11th place

European Finals – Ladies

Club Honours – Men

EuroHockey Club Trophy
2009

European Champions Cup
2007

Irish Hockey League
2009

All Ireland Club Championship
1995 | 2001 | 2006 | 2007

Irish Senior Cup
1933 | 1937 | 1973 | 2000 | 2008 | 2009

Irish Junior Cup
1924 | 1936 | 1938 | 1942 | 1961 | 1996 | 2001 | 2007 | 2008

Leinster Senior League
1935 | 1936 | 1942 | 1947 | 1951 | 1964 | 1965 | 1994 | 1995 | 1997 | 1998 |
1999 | 2001 | 2004 | 2005 | 2009 | 2013

Leinster Senior Cup
1938 | 1941 | 1944 | 1945 | 1946 | 1947 | 1949 | 1950 | 1973 | 1975 | 1976 |
1977 | 1998 | 1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2003 | 2006 | 2010

Railway Cup
1940 | 1941 | 1942 | 1959 | 1970 | 1974 | 1979 | 1980 | 1981 | 1985 | 1988 |
2001 | 2004 | 2007 | 2008

Leinster Indoor Cup
1986 | 2007

Club Honours – Ladies

Irish Senior Cup
1931 | 1937 | 1947 | 1948 | 1949 | 1950 | 1952 | 1965 | 1967 | 1970 | 1973 |
1975

Irish Junior Cup
1949 | 1956 | 1959 | 1961 | 1962 | 1986 | 1987 | 1994 | 1998 | 2013

Irish Junior League
1998

Leinster Senior League
1931 | 1936 | 1939 | 1940 | 1942 | 1949 | 1952 | 1958 | 1963 |1966 | 1969 |
1970 | 1971 | 1972 | 1973 | 1974 | 1975

Leinster Senior Cup
1931 | 1944 | 1949 | 1967 | 1970 | 1973 | 1984 | 2003

Senior International Players

Men

(current in bold)
Louis McMullan, Victor Mooney, Johnny McCarthy, Red Power, Paddy Dolan, Debbie McNulty, Des Medcalf, George Davie, Harry Cahill, Edwin Hilton, Peter Murphy, Dan Shanahan, Ian O'Keeffe, Bob Galway, Richard Willis, Devin Donnelly, Jamie McBride, Nigel Henderson, Francis de Rosa, Justin Sherriff, Gordon Elliott, Paddy Conlon (Scotland), John Jermyn, Ronan Gormley, Tim Lewis, Conor Harte, David Harte, Alan Sothern, Stuart Loughrey, Ronan Flannery, Mark Loughrey, Harry Spain, Kirk Shimmins.

Ladies

(current in bold)
Eileen Byrne, Nell Whiteside, Dorrie Donaldson, Carmel McCarroll, Joan McCarroll, Gwen Jackson, Anta Docherty, Mary Murphy, Maeve Shankey, Rita Donnelly, Irene Cahill, Sheila Davidson, Margaret Lennon, Hilary de Lacy, Katherine Doyle, Helen O’Neill, Betty Rickard, Vizi Paeglitis, Mary Sweeney, Jackie Tyson, Mary Taaffe, Diana Rowell, Rionach Tierney, Patricia McHugh, Nicky King, Mary Goode, Louise Henderson, Emer Harte, Louisa Moore, Gillian Pinder, Emily Beatty, Aisling Naughton.

Olympians

Harry Cahill (GB) - 1960, 1964, 1968
Alan Sothern (2016)
Kirk Shimmins (2016)

Timeline of major events

1922 - Club founded

1931 - First Ladies' Irish Senior Cup

1933 - First Men's Irish Senior Cup

1960 / 64 /68 - Our first Olympian - Harry Cahill (GB)

1972 - Golden Jubilee Year

Men win Irish Senior Cup, Mills Cup, Galtrim Cup, Stephen Doyle Cup.
Women win All Ireland cup, Leinster Cup, Leinster League.

1980 - Modern day clubhouse opened (by Audrey Willits)

1986 - Hurricane Charlie hits PWHC

1992 - First "Superturf" pitch laid

1995 - All Ireland Champions for the first time

2001 - Clubhouse rebuilt & expanded

2005 - Astroturf pitch relaid

2006 - Mens 1sts host China at Serpentine Ave

2007 - Men; Winners of Eurohockey Club Champions Trophy

2009 - Host and win the Eurohockey Club Champions Trophy

2010 - Men: Qualify for new format European Hockey League

2016 - Olympians at Rio

Alan Sothern, Kirk Shimmins

2017 - Astroturf Pitch relaid

2018- Womens World Cup

Gill Pinder, Emily Beatty; Silver medalists