ABOUT THE SEASON GONE
Overall we had a decent Season winning the Mills cup and reaching the top 4 in EYIHL.
Our Season was a definite case of 2 halves. Our results pre-Christmas; 5 losses, 2 draws and 2 wins in the League and since January we have 5 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses which allowed us slip in to the top 4 on the last day of the League.
We started the season with Dave Passmore as our Head Coach, but Dave had to stand down in October as he is completing his Master’s Degree. Mick McKinnon stepped in to help but as Mick is working in Kings Hospital and living up North, this was not really feasible as he also has a young family. Justin Sherriff was appointed Head Coach at the end of December. As you can see, there were a lot of changes for the squad to deal with and they managed to still achieve some silverware this season.
The Team Captain for the season was Ronan Flannery, who showed great leadership both on and off the Field. We integrated a number of younger players into the Team for some games and it was very encouraging to watch their progress.
I would like to thank my Management Team, Colm O’Hare for his support and organisation with the Team. Shelley Dineen in getting everyone back to fitness and Mick McKinnon for assisting myself and the Team through the year. I also would like to thank Chris and Kiera in the office for the organisation around our home games.
We would especially like to thank all those who supported the Team both home and away.
Finally, we wish Alan Sothern and Kirk Shimmins all the best and we look forward to supporting them in the Olympics in Rio.
EY Hockey League Final Standings
|Three Rock Rovers||18||5||7||6||21|
|Cork Church of Ireland||18||5||9||4||19|