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** (added August 5) Muckross Hockey Club are seeking a coach for our Ladies 4ths (Div 7) team. Training takes place in Muckross Park College on Wednesdays from 7:15pm – 8:45pm. Applications from player coaches are welcome, and we offer support & development opportunities to all coaches. If you, or someone you know might be interested, please email secretary@muckrosshc.com ASAP!

** (added July 28) Dublin University Hockey Club (Trinity) is looking to appoint a new First Team head coach for the upcoming 2020/2021 season. The squad competes in Leinster Division 1 and features a host of former underage interprovincial representatives and top schoolboy players. 

We are seeking a committed and ambitious coach who will relish the opportunity to work with and develop our talented, young team not only this year, but hopefully for many years to come. 

The role will begin as soon as possible with preseason training and a number of friendlies. Training sessions are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:30-9:30pm in Santry Avenue, and the league schedule will occasionally require travel to fixtures outside of Dublin. 
For more information, or to apply with your CV, please contact us at hockey@tcd.ie.

** (added July 28) Genesis Hockey Club are seeking coaches for the 2020/21 season for division 8, 9 and 13 teams. These teams currently train on a Tuesday and Thursday from 7.30-9. 

If you are interested in applying for any of these coaching positions, please send your hockey CV to genesishc.coaching@gmail.com. The closing date for these positions is 7th of August 2020.

** (added June 30) Railway Union Hockey are seeking coaches for the following roles:

Ladies 2nd XI who compete in Leinster Div 2. We require a coach that can preferably attend 2 training sessions per week (Monday & Thursday) but at a minimum Thursday nights.

Ladies 4th XI who compete in Leinster Div 7.  We require a coach that can preferably attend 2 training sessions per week (Monday & Thursday) but at a minimum Thursday nights.

Ladies 5th XI who compete in Leinster Div 10.  We require a coach that can preferably attend 2 training sessions per week (Monday & Thursday) but at a minimum Monday nights.

  To express an interest in this role please contact Tanya, ruhcladiescaptain@gmail.com

** (added June 30) Limerick Hockey Club is seeking a coach for the Men’s section of the club for the 2020/21 season and beyond. The ideal candidate will have a growth mindset and value the importance of developing a strong, inclusive culture within the team and club in addition to being performance driven.

The club currently has one men’s team that plays in Munster Division 2, several cup competitions, and the Munster Indoor Championship. The team are current back to back Munster Indoor Champions and in 2019/20 the team won the Munster Junior Cup, the Cork Cup, and were runners up in the Hockey Ireland Challenge Cup.

The club is aiming to increase playing numbers and grow back to two mens teams as soon as is realistically possible. We would like to attract candidates who are interested in overseeing the club’s mens programme as a whole and keen to support initiatives to grow the programme to establish a second team, however, the role would not include coaching a second team.

The current playing squad includes a well balanced mix of experienced players who are capable of assisting with coaching responsibilities and young players, some of whom are also playing school hockey. Several players have made Irish Junior Age Group and Masters teams within the last two years and there is significant potential for growth among the squad. The role would be ideally suited to a coach who gets a lot of reward and satisfaction from seeing his / her players grow and develop.

The successful candidate will receive a competitive package which will take into account their relevant experience.

Please contact Damien Egan at chair@limerickhockeyclub.ie for further information or to express your interest.

** (reposted June 30) Our Lady’s Hockey Club is looking to appoint a committed and ambitious head coach for our First XI team for the 2020/2021 season. The club currently has four senior teams and a thriving youth section with 220+ young players.

The ideal candidate will:

–          have an interest in identifying, developing and integrating our youth players into the senior squads,

–          have the ability to deliver challenging yet enjoyable training sessions,

–          be able to communicate well and work with other coaches within the club to provide a unified coaching plan,

–          be able to manage, support and develop individual players,

Coaching experience and qualifications (minimum Level 1) are essential.

For further information or to register your interest please contact ourladyshc@gmail.com

** (reposted June 20) Clontarf Hockey Club is seeking a head coach for their Ladies 1st hockey team for the upcoming 2020/2021 season.  The team compete in Leinster Division 1.  There is a mixture of experience and youth on the team who offer commitment, enthusiasm and ambition.

Candidates should have experience coaching ladies hockey as well as Level 1 or formal coaching qualifications.  For more information, or to apply with a CV and cover letter please email Sadbh Quinn on clubcaptain@clontarfhc.com.

** (added June 20) Trinity Ladies Hockey Club is currently seeking coaches for the 2020/2021 season. A coach is currently required for the 2XI (Division 4) team. 

The 2XI team trains twice a week, on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8-9:30 in Santry Avenue. The address is Trinity College Sports Grounds, R104, Santry Demesne, Dublin.

Coaching experience required and Coaching Level 1 desirable. For more information, or to apply, please send your CV to co-captains Lara Nolke (nolkel@tcd.ie) and Stephanie Foley (foleys8@tcd.ie) or trinityladieshockey@gmail.com (Club Captain).

** (added June 8) Trinity Ladies Hockey Club are currently seeking coaches for the 2020/2021 season. A coach is currently required for the 3XI (Division 6) team. 

The 3XI team trains twice a week, on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-8 in Santry Avenue. The address is Trinity College Sports Grounds, R104, Santry Demesne, Dublin. Coaching experience required and Coaching Level 1 desirable.

For more information, or to apply, please send your CV to co-captains of the 3XI team Aoibheann Murray (murraa47@tcd.ie) (3XI) and Hannah Sweeney (hasweene@tcd.ie) (3XI) or trinityladieshockey@gmail.com (Club Captain).

** (added June 2) Rathgar Hockey Club are seeking a men’s first team coach for the upcoming 2020/2021 season.

The role will comprise of the following duties:

  • To produce and implement a well-structured and progressive coaching programme to meet the needs of players
  • The preparation, organisation and execution of training sessions from 7-9pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • To attend matches on Saturdays (and sometimes Sundays, depending on the competition)
  • To be a positive role model, creating a positive and enjoyable environment in which to motivate players and encourage participation
  • To develop players’ skills to compete at the highest level
  • Being responsible for team selection

Potential candidates should have the following skills:

  • Ability to develop and implement high quality, varied and creative coaching sessions, focusing on player skill development and creating tactical awareness
  • Ability to communicate in a highly effective manner with players and have excellent team-building skills
  • Ability to organise with attention to detail and in an efficient manner
  • Ability to instruct and lead players
  • Ability to motivate players to perform to the best of their ability

Previous coaching experience and a minimum IHA Level One coaching qualification would be an advantage. Rathgar Hockey Club will also consider the option of a player/coach if the applicant is interested in such a position.

Rathgar are very keen to provide the opportunity for an aspiring coach to assist the club with its long-term goals. If you would like to apply for the position, all interested candidates should contact Club Captain Mark Collins at collins7890@gmail.com / 086 3993609 before Friday, 26 June 2020.

** (added May 30) Bray Hockey Club are seeking to appoint coaches for the 2020/21 season for various squads.

We have 5 Ladies and 3 Men’s Squads competing across Leinster Divisions 1 to 12, in addition to a Ladies Vets side and a very large Junior section.

Senior training usually takes place on Tuesday and Thursday nights in Bray and/or Greystones and squads compete in their relevant Leinster and Hockey Ireland competitions.

Bray HC is Clubmark accredited and candidates will be subject to  being Garda Vetting, having achieved minimum of Level 1 coaching badge along with previous coaching experience.

Email bray.hockey@gmail.com with your hockey CV to apply now for the coming season.