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 - Aoife Sullivan & Hannah Barr
Senior 2 - Roisin Murray
Junior A - Molly Donegan & Emily Keenan
Junior B - Aoibhinn Moran
Junior C - Meadhbh Ryan
Minor A - Aoife Doherty
Minor B - Orla Waters
Meet the Coaches
List of Personnel:
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:
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 League Results December 2014
First Year Teams
The league matches for all fist year teams are just beginning. The talent in the year is great and, it is looking like we will have a brilliant season.
Recently two of the teams played matches against Loreto Beaufort and both matches were won. This shows great promise for the future.
We’ve had an unfortunate three losses in the league so far but the determination of the team has not been broken. They have played very well overall, but luck just wasn’t on their side. They continue to keep up the good work.
With two wins so far this season the minor B team are doing fantastically and continue to impress us. Well done girls
They have had a balanced season so far with one win and one loss. The team is working well and have really picked it up recently.
The team have played one match this season which resulted in a draw. They continue to impress us with their hard work and effort in training and we have no doubt that this will pay off in future matches.
Doing very well in their league with two wins are the minor E’s. Playing brilliantly and making us very proud.
The Junior A’s have been putting in a lot of effort this season and are very enthusiastic throughout all their training sessions and matches. So far, they have had one draw and one loss. We are confident that they will do brilliantly in the league.
The team have been working hard but have been unlucky in matches. Even though there have been 3 losses this season, the team remains strong and hopeful.
The Junior C’s have had an outstanding season so far, with four wins. The most recent match they played was against St. Joseph of Cluny, Killiney which they won 3-0.
Well done girls, we’re all very proud of you.
The team have had a great season with two wins and one loss. They are ready and eager to play and will do excellently this year. They recently played Newbridge, which was their second win of the season. Congratulations girls.
Although the team have been working so hard this season, putting in all the hours in training and matches, but unfortunately they have been very unlucky in this season. With four losses and one draw the team are still putting in all their energy and are very hopeful.
The Senior 2’s have been playing fantastically this year. Unfortunately losing the two league matches this year to small, fluke goals. The girls are still working hard and enjoy playing the sport.
The Senior 3’s have been doing brilliantly in their league with two wins and one loss. Keep up the good work girls; we have high hopes for you.
Good Luck to all teams this season! We are immensely proud of you for all your effort and courage and we know you are putting in so much work this season so far, keep it up.
Hockey Cup 2014-2015
The first round of the cup will be played on January 10th against The High School
First Round: The team beat Jesus and Mary College Our Lady’s Grove 2-0.
Second Round: Unfortunately the team lost in their match against St. Andrew’s Secondary School so they will not continue in the school cup.
The team have been given a BYE to the second round
Sarah Hawkshaw’s American Hockey Success
Congratulations to past pupil of 2014, Sarah Hawkshaw who is currently on a hockey scholarship at the University of Massachusetts. She has recently achieved hockey rookie of the week and has scored and assisted many goals for her team. You can check out and follow her success on the links below. Best of luck in the rest of the season.
Profile on Sarah Hawkshaw:
Rookie of the week article:
Post match interview and Sarahs goals:
Mount Sackville Senior 1 team played against Wesley College. Unfortunately, the girls were beaten 1-0. Mount Sackville fought back hard, were given many opportunities but were unable to get a goal. The match was very intense and everyone played brilliantly! Well done girls keep it up !
Unfortunately, due to a large amount of rainfall and the bad weather recently, our hockey pitch has been unplayable. This is a huge disadvantage to the school as we are no longer able to host matches in our home ground. Currently we are unsure of when it will be in use again and are hoping that the pitches condition will improve.
Saturday 22 November 2014
Junior C played an away game against Gerard's. The team played amazing and came away with a 3-0 win! Goal scorers were Nina Peters, Ciara Richardson and Jeannaret Flanagan! Well done girls!
The Senior 1 hockey team drew 1-1 against Loreto Abbey Dalkey. This was the girls' fourth league match so far this year. A skillful goal in the first half of the match from Sinead Marron put Mount Sackville into a 1-0 lead but unfortunately in the last few minutes of the second half, Loreto scored a goal from a short corner. It was a very tough match so well done to all girls!!!
The Senior Development Squad were in Amsterdam from the 27th to the 29th of October. More photos can be seen in the album in the Photo Gallery.
Our North Dublin 1 and 3 teams will play in the finals of the North Dublin League on Thursday 27th March and the North Dublin 2 team is playing a playoff tomorrow, 25th March, to determine whether they get into the final.