Welcome to Pembroke Wanderers Hockey Club.

About Us

Since 1922

We are located on Serpentine Avenue in Ballsbridge, just a short distance from the Aviva Stadium.

Formed in 1922, we are now one of the biggest clubs in Ireland with 8 Senior Women's teams, 6 Senior Mens teams, a vibrant junior section with 750 young players and our ever-enduring men's and ladies veterans teams.

We compete in both the Men's and Women's National Hockey Leagues (EYHL) and have a strong history of winning top level competitions.

This season, our president is Alan Giles, Men's Captain is Patrick Shanahan, Women's Captain is Rachel Scott, and Juniors Captain is Andrea Pappin.

Join The Club!

New members always welcome

Our (regular) season runs from September to April and there is always plenty of hockey every weekend to keep people of all ages entertained. Over the summer months the club hosts touring teams, engages in youth tournaments, and supports mixed-gender social hockey, so we are never really closed!

New members and visitors are always welcome.  Come down to one of our training sessions and talk to our Club Captains or even just call in for a coffee on the balcony or maybe something stronger in the bar!  Whatever you prefer, you're welcome to join us in supporting all our players for the season ahead

The Office

Open Monday to Friday 9am - 5.30pm

Club Manager - Chris Furlong
Chris is a long serving member of Pembroke Wanderers and well known to all current and past members - as Club Manager he is responsible for day to day running of the club, including room hire, bar hire, pitch hire and commercial parking in the grounds.

Admin - Aoife Wang

Also on hand in the office is administrator Aoife Wang. Please contact her for any queries or general information.

Club Rules & Policies

Code of Conduct for Parents / Children / Coaches / Captains

Pembroke Wanderers is run in line with the Hockey Ireland Code of Ethics for affiliated clubs.

Our Club Rules and our GDPR Privacy Statement.

Our Child Safeguarding Statement

The Executive Committee

Chaired by the Club President, The Executive Committee is responsible for the overall running of the Club and is answerable to the Board of Trustees.

Alan Giles

Alan Giles

Club President

Alan is a multi-generation and lifelong member of PWHC, starting in the early 80’s knocking a ball around at the age of 2 with his family.

Progressing through all levels in the club from Colts, U14, U16, U21, Alan started playing men’s hockey alongside his dad on the 6ths team. Inevitably, he broke through to captain the Men’s 1st team for several successful years in the mid-2000s, lifting numerous League titles, Indoor titles, Irish Junior and Senior cups, IHL trophies as well as representing the men’s “golden generation” in the EHL.
From an International career perspective, Alan represented Ireland playing at U16’s, U18s, and U21s, earning 30 senior caps from 2009 to 2011.

Having been an active player for many years, it’s not surprising to hear that Alan has also coached numerous sides in the club including the Ladies 2XI, Men’s 2XI, assistant player-coach of the Men’s 1XI and he is now currently coaching the Men’s 2XI as well as his children’s team at St. Matthews.

"I’m really excited about being involved during the club’s very special centenary year and I welcome the energy and enthusiasm of the committee and I am looking forward to working with them, the trustees, and the wider club members on the various club projects planned.”



Rachel Scott

Women's Club Captain

Rachel (better known as Scotty to most on the hockey pitch) had Pembroke in her blood from a very young age being daughter to Sally Scott (nee Pendleton).

Progressing through all levels of the fillies section, Rachel’s breakthrough season into the Women's section saw her play on every team from the Women's 5s all the way through to the Women's 1s at the age of 16.

From then on Rachel’s playing career was spent at the top level for the next 10 years, including a brief stint playing at Trinity and a season in Powerhouse St Kilda in Melbourne, Australia.

In recent years Rachel is now part of our most prolific team, the Women's 2nd team, winning three Div 2 titles and an Irish Junior Cup in her three seasons so far.



Patrick Shanahan

Men's Club Captain

Originally from Kinsale, Co Cork, Patrick started his hockey career in Cork with Bandon Hockey club, before moving up the 'big shmoke' and eventually joining Pembroke in 2013.

Patrick aka 'Shanny' played for our Pembroke men's 1st Team for over ten years before finally hanging up the stick last season to move upstairs into his new role as our Men's Club Captain.

Always approachable for any issue or big or small, you will often find Shanny perched at the bar chatting to his best friend in Pembroke, Robbie our barman extraordinaire.



Andrea Pappin

Juniors Captain

Andrea has always been a more ‘social’ player in hockey, playing for Pembroke and also the Sunday Morning League in San Francisco in her twenties (which is a little while ago now).

She’s recently picked back up her stick for Summer Hockey and also to knock around with her girls, one of which is a proud member of the Juniors Section.

Andrea is passionate about getting young people to play team sports and to enjoy all comes with that - teamwork, fun, respect, new friends, and being part of a larger Club community.



Patrick Good

Strategic Projects Officer

Patrick has been a dedicated member of Pembroke since the age of 10. Over the course of four decades, he has showcased an exceptional and unwavering commitment to hockey at PWHC, representing the 4th, 3rd, 2nd, and 1st XI teams.

Patrick's passion for player development in a competitive environment has led him to serve as a coach for both the women's and men's 2nd teams. Through his guidance, he has nurtured talent and instilled a culture of growth and excellence among aspiring young hockey players, having a direct impact on the 1st teams.

Currently, Patrick contributes as the club's Strategic Projects Officer as the club looks to grow, improve facilities and invest in its future in a sustainable manner over the next number of years.



Fiona O'Donovan

Honorary Treasurer

When speaking about herself, Fiona likes to keep things short and sweet.

Fiona has been playing Women's 2s for Pembroke for as long as most people (and she) can remember. She has proudly captained the Women's 2s to multiple Irish Junior Cups and Leinster Division 2 titles.

Between hockey training and matches, Fiona is a Chartered Accountant working as an auditor for a Big 4 firm.

Fiona views her role as safeguarding the financial position of the Club for current and future members.


Kristian Mansfield

Community and Inclusivity Officer

Kristian joined Pembroke in the summer of 2018 after swapping Dubai for Dublin. Originally from the UK, Kristian brings a wealth of knowledge and a unique view on how other clubs operate across borders.

Kristian is coming into his 4th year on the Executive, and his role has grown into a strategic inclusion and community role, an area he is extremely passionate about. His role encompasses everything inclusive, focusing on getting people involved in hockey at all levels and enjoying PWHC for all it has to offer, regardless of background.

Currently our Men's 1st XI Head Coach, Kristian has captained the Men's 2nd XI to a double league unbeaten run over the last two seasons, as well as coaching our Women's 2nd XI, winning 3 league titles in a row and an IJC for good measure.

"I'm very excited to help PWHC build a deliberate and impactful Inclusion Strategy. This is an important step in the direction of making us a more welcoming and diverse place to play the sport we all love. I'm really passionate when it comes to supporting women in sport, the LGBTIQA+ community and expats who are looking for a friendly club to join. Always keen to chat in the bar around ideas to help support this strategy and ways we can continue this constant learning journey".



Jane O’Quigley

Honorary Secretary

Jane joined Pembroke in 2017 having had a five year hiatus from hockey after school. After two years as an admittedly lazy hockey player in Pembroke, she was motivated by the social side of things to fully get involved in the Club (and training) and she hasn’t looked back since. Jane is a committed member of the Women’s lower division teams and you’ll likely hear her before you see her in the Club on any given Saturday night.

Outside of Pembroke, she’s a great woman for paperwork, books and rules so has slotted into the role of Secretary well. She’s a friendly sort and open to questions, comments or queries so please do contact Jane if you have any qualms in Pembroke and she will do her best to help (most likely direct you to someone else).

“I think building on the excitement of the Centenary last year, there is a huge appetite in the Club to enjoy and make the most of our great facilities – people just want to spend time in the Clubhouse! I am looking forward to a year of fun on the pitch, great social events and coffees on the balcony."



Christina Connaughton

Communications Officer

Christina joined Pembroke in 2017 from Trinity, joining the women’s 5s for five seasons and captaining the team for the last two seasons.

After winning a silver medal in the Division 5/6 cup last season, Christina decided to retire on a high, but missed Pembroke too much to not stay involved! After being an active member of the social team for a number of years, Christina took on the communications officer role this season. 



Hilda Hamilton

Juniors Vice Captain

Hilda began her hockey career in the Fillies Section in Pembroke in 1990 under the enthusiastic guidance of former club president Jeanne Thorpe, where she developed the love of the game and progressed through all levels of the Fillies section. She represented Leinster U16, U18 and at Senior Level.

She went on to get a Hockey Scholarship in UCD and played there for three years. Hilda returned to Pembroke after College in 2000 and played first division and represented Pembroke in the European club championships in 2005 and played for the 1st team until 2010.

Hilda picked her stick back up in 2018 to coach her son in the U7 Colts and is now head coach of the U9 Fillies where her daughters both play.

2023 / 2024 Subscriptions

Notifications for subscriptions will be sent out by email early in the season - for details see below. Please see the Junior section for relevant junior section payment details.