All the latest goings on at Dromore Ladies Hockey Club

DROMORE U15 in Plate quarter final v Pegasus - Dromore Ladies Hockey Club’s 2013 U15 squad continued their successful run when they headed to the Dub, Belfast to meet Pegasus.

This is always an exciting head to head and of course this match had all the elements of a great game with the final score only determined in the final seconds of the game.

Alanna Wilson had scored during an intense fixture when Dromore had a good run at the goal but unfortunately the goal was disallowed which took the game to a scoreless draw and penalty runs.

The U15 were determined and gritty to the end, holding a keen eye and made some good decisions in the penalty runs where players have 11 seconds to score on their run up, head to head with the opposition’s goalie. Alanna Wilson held her nerve to score on her penalty run and was joined by Sarah Russell who with their joint efforts made Dromore victorious with 2-0.

A special mention must go to goalie Emma Warnock who was outstanding and saved the penalty runs from Pegasus, leaving Dromore victorious.

Dromore v Bannon, Co.Cork on tour - The U15 showed their form when they met up at Lisnagarvey to play Bannon who were on tour from Co. Cork.

The weather had been bitterly cold but bright and sunny to welcome the Cork visitors who are on tour. The team enjoyed a strong game against the visitors and the match finished with a 0-0 scoreline.

Well done to Dromore’s great U15 squad composed of GK Anne Winston, GK Kiara Barlow, Ellen Wright, Emily Robinson, Kirsty Wilson, Sarah Martin, Alanna Wilson, Kerry McDowell, Laura Morton, Bethany Ravey, Shannon Atkinson, Laura Stewart, Amy Glover, Rachel Nelson, Rebekah Dougan.

The hard work and training is showing its benefits and the future looks great as the plans and development of the Junior club shows the growth and success coming through.

Tricks for Sticks - The season is fast coming to a close with only over a month left of training sessions however this is a busy time for the club as the many events of the season finale are being finalised and already plans and development for the club next season are being developed. The Junior squads (P3-Yr 11) have their Tricks for Sticks at Ferris Park which will include a lot of hockey, great fun, barbeque and the draw for the Dromore Build a Bear who is looking for a hockey mad home to go to so make sure your entries and name suggestions are in.

Tricks for Sticks is also followed by the end of season awards for the Junior Club in the Ferris Park committee meeting room.

Senior Players’ night is on April 20 in the Pheasant, Anahilt and on the same date U13 have matches against visting club Avoca at Queens Playing Fields so try and get down there to cheer them on before the glamour and fun of the senior players night.

Dromore Tournament - Dromore’s legendary home tournament is April 27 at Ferris Park where the new club banners show Ferris Park is definitely the home of great hockey. We will play host to six clubs as the entire Junior club gather for their season finale of hockey with a BBQ, tuckshop, bouncy castle, music, tea and coffee. It’s always a great day out where our supportive parents are there cheering on the girls and helping host the many visitors hopefully under the sunny skies that we are always blessed with. Parking for the event is in the High School grounds so put on your Dromore colours and get down to support the talented girls.

Come and try hockey - Dromore welcomes new players and the club numbers are growing steadily with a lot of new players this year introduced by our Come and Try Hockey sessions. This is at Ferris Park on Saturday 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th May from 10am to 11.30am for all P2-P7 girls at £2 per week - this event is open to new/non members. Come along and have fun and try hockey, a great sport and play with a great club!

Any further information checkout our website http://www.dromoreladieshockeyclub.couk/ and like us on Facebook to keep up to date with our busy schedule or contact Andrea Wilson, Junior Club Co-ordinator 07918151265