Mount Sackville Secondary School

Sisters of St.Joseph of Cluny, Chapelizod, Dublin 20



Senior 1 Squad, St Columba's Match 2016

senior1squadglasgow2015_1453481870.jpgSenior 1 Squad, Glasgow 2015

minorasquad2016_1453481463.jpgMinor A Squad


Hockey fixtures and results: please click here.

Hockey has traditionally been a major sport for the girls of Mount Sackville. Approximately 250 girls play hockey with 16 teams participating in Leinster or North Dublin leagues and cups. Training occurs every afternoon from 4-6pm and each team works with a dedicated coach.

Meet the Captains

Team captains are very important to the successful running of our hockey programme. They are the link between the coach and the players and wear their captain’s armbands with pride. Congratulations to all the captains who are doing an excellent job this year.

Senior 1: Leanne Brosnan & Alex Murray Moran (vice)

Senior 2: Sarah Toner

Senior 3: Nayana Finn-Healy

Junior A: Ciara Hegarty & Hannah Sweeney (vice)

Junior B: Kendra Walsh & Alice Leahy (vice)

Junior C: Emily Burns

Minor A: Emily Quinn


Captain's Report

Sports Captain's Report:

My name is Alex Murray Moran and I am 2015/2016 Sport Captain in Mount Sackville and the Vice Captain is Leanne Brosnan.
Since First Year, I have always been involved in sport in the school for example, hockey, badminton, tennis and gaa. Sport is my passion and I am so lucky to attend a school that values it as much as I do. I would encourage as many girls as possible to get involved in sport in Mount Sackville as it is not only good for your health but it is actually so much fun as well! I have made so many new friends over the years and most of them are through the sports teams I play on!
I feel so honoured to have been given this role and Im looking forward to working with the coaches, teachers and students in the coming year.
Alex Murray Moran
6th year


Meet the Coaches

List of Personnel:

Co -ordinater of Hockey     -  Mrs. Hilary Hurley contact 086-7742005

Senior 1/2         Nasir Munir Chaudhry
Senior 3             Mrs. Eileen Ring
Junior A,B,C,D    Mrs. Sheila Carroll,
Minor A/B          Nasir Munir Chaudhry
Minor C/D/E       Mrs. Hilary Hurley
First Years          Nasir Munir Chaudhry, Mrs. Ring and Mrs. Hurley

Mrs. Mary Taaffe and Ms. Sarah Daly help us out on Saturdays with the games.

Mount Sackville is very privileged to have an excellent team of coaches that are recognised for their achievement and coaching ability countrywide. They work cohesively together to achieve standards of excellence, whilst also ensuring players enjoy participating in training and match play:
At Mount Sackville we are also very lucky to have an excellent fitness coach who has all of the teams prepared for the upcoming season and also helps maintain the fitness of all players on every team throughout the year: Ms Brigid Corrigan

Latest News

Success for Senior 2s!  


Mount Sackville Senior 2s hockey team went up against Loreto Foxrock on the 4th of March for our last match of the Leinster League. We went on to win 1-0, goal scored by Carragh McCrea in the final minutes of the match. Senior 2s finished 3rd in the Leinster Hockey Senior 2 Section B league. 

 (Amy O'Connor Senior 2 Captain) 


The Minor A Hockey Team are in the Semi-final of the Leinster Plate on Friday 10th March at home at 3.30 and the Final is in Marley on Monday at 1pm

Participants of our first half-term camp!



Success for Senior 1s!

The first of 3 club matches against Weston Hockey Club for the team and turned out to be a raging success! The girls were fresh after a nice Christmas break and were ready to get back out on the field. With a score of 4-3, the team put up  a very good fight. Playing 3x20 minutes, it was a very close call. Goals from Sophie Power and Molly Donegan secured the win for Sackville at 4-3! It was a very physical and tight game against an extremely strong side of Weston but the Sackville ladies played an absolute stormer and sealed the win! Well done girls and keep up the hard work!!

Emily O'Neill (Senior 1 Captain)image11640x480_1485865924.jpg

Hockey trip to Malaga! 

Last November the senior hockey teams with girls from forth, fifth and sixth year of Mount Sackville embarked on the latest adventure to "Campo de Hockey El Retamar, La Estupa" Malaga, Spain for four intense days of training and matches. After an early start on Thursday morning and a long day of traveling we went straight into two matches against the local teams and despite our exhaustion we achieved stunning success in both! The trip consisted of a guided tour of beautiful Malaga city, team bonding, skills development, fun, swimming and lots of hockey! It was an unforgettable trip for everyone involved thanks to our coaches Simon Filgas (senior coach) Hilary Hurley (mountsackville hockey coordinator) and Sheila Carol (junior coach)

-Amy O'Connor (hockey secretary) image11640x480copy_1485866499.jpg


img_0511480x6402_1481126543.jpgRobyn McKenna met her idol on Saturday in Rathdown School.  With her in the picture is Shane O'Donghue who is a member of the Irish Men's Hockey Team that played in the Rio Olympics.


Trip to Newbridge with 60 first years on the 15th October 2016


1st Year Hockey Final March 2016



Minor A team miss semi-final qualification in extra time:

On the 2nd March the Minor A hockey team played against Alexandra College in the quarter final of the Minor plate competition.  We had a 2-0 lead by half time but Alex came out stronger in the second half and scored twice.  Extra time of 5 minutes silver goal then took place with the teams tied after the first 5 minutes.  Unfortunately, Alex scored in the second 5 minute spell and therefore qualify for the semi final

Well done to all the girls on the squad.  You are getting stronger and stronger every game and will do us proud next year at Junior level.

Friday 4th March 2016

Mount Sackville V Castleknock College:

This Friday, the girls will take on the boys senior cup team in a "friendly" game of hockey! Kick off is at 4.30 and there is a €2 entry fee. The match will take place on the astro turf pitch in Mount Sackville. Please come down to support both teams as it will be a great game and very funny!! GOOD LUCK TO BOTH TEAMS!!!!!!

20th January 2016

The Minor A team played a home game against The King's Hospital. The girls played outstandingly both on the attacking and defensive front. Goals from Rebecca Ward(1), Nicole Lynch(2), Ciara Mulligan, and a stroke from Lu Donegan put the girls in a 5-0 lead. The girls played great hockey and the remaining season looks very promising for them! This was the girls' last match with Naz, and of course they were sad to see him go. He is very proud of their performance today! Well done girls

19th January 2016

Our Minor A team set out to Newbridge College in Kildare. Scoring two great goals in the first half, the girls looked very strong. Unfortunately, Newbridge came back fighting in the second half and scored 2 goals to make it even (2-2). The match went to 1 v 1's with the goal keeper after extra time had been played. The girls lost their match and were just unlucky. They played amazing hockey and Naz, their coach, was very impressed! Well Done girls! Keep it up.

14th January 2016:

The Senior 1 squad set out to St Columba’s College to play the first round of the Leinster Cup. Although there were no scored goals in he first half, the match proved to very intensive and physical. The second half of the game was nerve-wrecking! A goal from Alex Murray Moran placed Mount Sackville 1-0 up but within 10 minutes, Columba’s were even(1-1). A second goal scored by 4th year Michaela Boyle led the girls to a 2-1 win! Congratulations girls! Keep up the amazing work! 


This match came following recent news that, Naz, our coach in Mount Sackville will be leaving us within the coming weeks! Naz has had an amazing impact on hockey in the school over the last 3 years and has been inspirational to so many young players. We wish him all the best in the future and are sad to see him go! Thank you so much Naz.


9th January 2016:

The Senior 1 Hockey Squad played their first league match of the new year against St. Kilians German School. The girls were fresh after a nice Christmas break and were ready to get back out on the field. Goals from Alex Murray Moran and Aoife Carty sealed the win for Mount Sackville at 2-0! it was a very physical and aggresive game but the team played an outstanding game and their hard work paid off! Well done! The first Cup match of the season is set for the Thursday 14th and we wish the them all the best!



Parents and Guardians,
I would like to give you an update on the position regarding the Lights on the Hockey Pitch.  Ms. Higgins and Ben met with the Electrical Contractors last week and they are going to connect some lights as a temporary measure for us.  This will enable us to train for a bit longer that to date.  The major work on the lights, they advise will take a week to 10 days and will be carried out in the new year.
Please accept my apologies for the large number of games cancelled over the last month.  This is caused by the Weather as a lot of pitches are unplayable, including our own.  We will be playing catch up int he New year.  
There are some games scheduled for this coming Saturday(see Fixtures Section) and that will be the end of Hockey until the new year.  I wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year from all the Hockey Staff.
Hilary Hurley
Hockey Co-ordinator



Hockey Training Times

Please open this link for Hockey training times: Hockey Training Times

Hockey Registration Times, Saturday 29th August 2015


Minors  (All 2nd Years)    9am  to  10.30
Juniors   (All 3rd and 4th years  Under 16) 10.30 to 12
Seniors  (All 4th, 5th and 6th years  over 16)  12 to 1.30


March 2015

Well done to Senior 1 hockey squad who beat St Columba's school in the semi-final of the Senior Plate. The score was 3-0, Leanne Brosnan x1 and Shona Lynch x2. The final will take place Friday 13th of March, in Three Rock Rovers Hockey Club. Good luck girls!!!!

Hockey on the Internet

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