Player Profile : Martina Kenny

Name? Martina Kenny When did you first start playing hockey? I played in school as goalie! Didn't play for years after this. Then took it back up as a way to keep fit for Camogie around 9 years ago. How long have you been with Newbridge HC? Think this is my 8th season with the club. I played for glenanne for 1 year before this. Position on the 1sts? This year mostly sweeper, centre back before this. I have played in every position over the last few years (apart from keeper!) I don't mind where i play once I'm on the pitch Do you play any other sports / activities? I've been plating Camogie for the same club since I was 10 (not that long ago ahem.....) Every year I say its my last an

Player Profile : Lisa White

Name? Lisa White When did you first start playing hockey? 1st year in school How long have you been with Newbridge HC? 6 seasons Position on the 2nds? The last 5seasons I've played centre forward, this season I've been playing centre midfield...running running and more running! Do you play any other sports / activities? Tag in the summer months, surfing at weekends and I sign up for races just to keep active when the hockey season is over. Favourite Sports Person? LeBron James professional basketball player for the Cleveland Browns. An absolute legend! Biggest influence on your sporting life so far? My granny. She lived with us and we watched every sport including snooker. She was a sports

Underage Weekend Roundup 25.01.2015

U14s 25.01.2015 This weekend saw both under 14 teams in action in Newbridge College. West Leinster Cup saw Newbridge U14s second team take on Abbeyleix. Both teams started strong but Newbridge soon broke away with fantastic displays of clever joined up hockey and goal scoring ability. 1st years division D team put up a great fight against a very strong Skerries team. Although the result didn’t go their way, they never gave up and showed some lovely displays of hockey with Lucy Coller, Aliya Jordan and Sarah Anderson all impressive. ~ Emma O'Connell U10 Blitz – 25.01.2015 Newbridge Hockey Club U10’s (3rd and 4th classes) hosted their first blitz of the hockey season where a total of four clu

Player Profile: Nicky O'Farrell

Name? Nicky O'Farrell How long have you played hockey? I played in school. I joined newbridge last season. Why did you decide to play with Newbridge HC? I wanted to play in a competitive sport. Susan Waters suggested Newbridge Hockey Club. So I took a chance and joined up. Do you do any other activites/sports? I jog a lot and do Zumba dance in the summer. Sporting hero? Jessica Ennis Hill Biggest influence on your sporting life so far? My mum always encouraged sports when we were young. My siblings and I played just about anything that had a ball or stick involved and we are all still at something. Best advice someone has ever given you? Grab the bull by the horns; if you want something don

Player Profile: Susan Waters

Name? Susan Waters When did you first start playing hockey? 1st year in school... So that is about 20 years ago. Maybe its time to retire! How long have you been with Newbridge HC? I am in my 9th season with Newbridge HC. Position on the 1sts? Since Janis retired, I have been playing left back. Do you play any other sports / activities? At the moment I am not playing any other sports. Although during the Summer I tried a little bit of golf. But might wait until I retire from hockey to take it up fully. Favourite Sports Person? Maybe Glenn Ryan – best centre back ever. Biggest influence on your sporting life so far? I would think my Nana. She lived until she was 100 and half and came to a num

Newbridge 1st's off to a winning start in 2015

Newbridge 3 Bray 2 Newbridge Ladies 1st hockey team got the new year off to a fantastic start with a well deserved home victory over Bray 1st. The cold January afternoon did not put a stop to Newbridge's determination to start 2015 on the right foot. Bray had to start without a goalkeeper as she had been delayed. Newbridge were unable to take advantage of this as Bray packed their defence until their goalkeeper arrived ten minutes into the match. The match was free flowing with both teams sharing the spoils with possession and time within the opposition's twenty yard line. Emma O'Connell and Kate Hannon were working well in the central midfield creating the vital link between defence and att

Transition Year - Youth Leader Programme

The Youth Leader Programme is run in conjunction with the Irish Hockey Association with its aim being help younger members prepare for full participation in their Club as they progress to adult hockey. Participants are taught the basic skills of coaching, umpiring and team management and then participate as leaders during our Junior Club sessions. In Newbridge HC we always ensure a Youth Leader works with an adult coach but our aim is to give the young person guidance and encouragement so they can develop their own leadership personality. Last season was the first time we ran this programme and we had 11 very enthusiastic participants who all progressed to the award stage and thoroughly enjo

Back in Action for 2015

Newbridge HC is back in action for the clubs 20th season this week, with senior training commencing on Monday 5th Jan. A huge well done to all of those who dragged themselves off the couch and dusted off the cobwebs. Senior training continues tonight, Wed 7th Jan and going forward will be every Monday and Wednesday in K Leisure Naas @ 7.25pm. There are 9 weekends left in this season so make the extra effort to get out to training and games, as you know you will miss it when its over for the season! Our thriving junior section is back this weekend, Sunday 11th Jan, in Newbridge College with u8s, u10s and u12s @ 10.45 – noon, and u14 & u16s @ 12 noon – 1.15pm. Looking forward to seeing all our

Player Profile: Catchy - 1sts Goalie

Name? Caitriona Kavanagh, aka Catchy How long have you played hockey? 14 Years How long have you been with Newbridge HC? The last 14 years Position? Goalkeeper the best position on the pitch. Have you always played in goals? Mostly, except for about two games when I started playing first. Do you play any other sports / activities? Involved in the vintage car scene and motorsport Favourite Sports Person? Though one, so many to choose from, probably Brian O'Driscoll Biggest influence on your sporting life so far? Another tough one, sport was always a major influence in our house, being a proud Lark and all, but I know this will sound like I am trying to say the right thing but since Owen came

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