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 Ladies 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 Dave Broderick and Ladies Captain is Chloë Halpenny. The Junior Section is directed by Gary Johnston, and managed day-to-day by Dave Broderick.

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 2021/2022.

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.”


Chloë Halpenny

Ladies Club Captain
Chloë's Pembroke career started at the age of 11 when she played hockey for the fillies in the early noughties. She toured with her fellow Pembroke U16 teammates for two consecutive years to the International Hockey Tournament in Vaalkenswaard, The Netherlands. She has fond memories of floating for various ladies teams during her leaving cert year; playing her school hockey match and then being driven around Dublin by Barbara Treacy to often a minimum of 3 Pembroke matches every Saturday.
Chloë took a 5 year sabbatical to play college hockey with UCD but returned to Pembroke full of enthusiasm in 2012. Since then, Chloë can generally be found playing and umpiring more than one Pembroke match most Saturdays.
Chloë is delighted and privileged to have been appointed Ladies Club Captain.

Greg Chambers

Honorary Treasurer
Greg is our new Honorary Treasurer and Officer of the club after taking up the mantle from our last fulltime finance officer Paudie Carley. Greg is switching from the social brief for the 2020/21 season.
Greg has played hockey since the age of five. Initially with St. Luke's National School in Douglas, Cork followed by a successful secondary school career at Midleton College. Alongside school hockey, Greg had club stints in Ashton HC and Cork Church of Ireland until joining UCC in 2012. Greg served as Secretary and Club Captain in UCC winning the Intervarsities, Munster League and UCC Club of the Year award during his time there.
Since 2016, Greg has played at EYHL level. His first year was at UCD and he is now into his 4th season at Pembroke. He has been involved in many areas of club life: playing 1s and 2s, summer hockey, attending socials, tag rugby with the ladies 8ths and a couple of ski trips.
Greg is now delighted to head-up the Finance team as Treasurer and is looking forward to balancing a career in financial services with contributing on the strategy side to the club's exciting development plans for the centenary and beyond.

Kristian Mansfield

Communications Officer

Kristian joined Pembroke in the summer of 2018, after swapping Dubai for Dublin. Orginally from the UK, Kristian brings a wealth of knowledge from his hometown team, as well as the experience gained from his stint in the middle east, giving him a unqiue view on how other clubs operate on a more global scale.

Having been an active coach in the ladies section across multiple teams, he currently coaches the Ladies 2nd team as well as playing an active role in the mens teams. From this perspective, Kristian has his finger on the pulse when it comes to the social appetite of the club.

Kristian will take on the newly developed Communications Officer role, which has evolved from a social position, into a more rounded and efficient communications role. With focus on increasing the way Pembroke communicates with both our internal members, as well as uplifting the current social platforms to engage with an external audience, while maintaining our already fantastic social calendar.

"I'm really excited to be working with such an ambitious committee to implement an engaging and sustainable communications strategy. At the same time, proud to be given the chance to represent an incredible club such as Pembroke".

Aoife Lane

Aoife Lane

Honorary Secretary

Aoife is going to provide an insightful and witty bio any day now. Until that happens we reserve the right to invent colourful back stories which may or may not be true.


Dave Broderick

Men's Club Captain

Dave has been with the club since the early 90s when he was dragged to Serpentine Avenue for a friend's 21st birthday party which ended up going horribly wrong. Guilt got the better of him and he signed up as a member in order to repay his debt (painting walls, mopping floors, refilling fire extinguishers).

Since then Dave became a regular fixture about the place and captained several sides en route to the club captaincy. A nasty ACL injury took him out of hockey circles for a few years but he's back now and picking up where he left off. More regularly found in umpiring attire than playing attire he's still paying off that 20-odd year debt!

"Delighted to be representing Pembroke Wanderers in Irish hockey circles and very proud to lead this team of captains and coaches as we chase down leagues and cups in Leinster and beyond".

Dawning realisation: "This is a full-time job!"


Gary Johnston

Junior Liaison Officer

Gary (Gooch) has been a member in Pembroke since time began - playing as a junior and schoolboy before breaking into senior hockey at a high level. Gooch has played for all the sides in Pembroke at one stage or another and captained the 3XI for a very long time, during which they were virtually unbeatable in Leinster and respected across the land.

Gooch had a decent stretch away from playing while he pursued an umpiring career, making it all the way to grade 1 national umpire status. Over the last number of years, he has been doing a little bit of coaching in the junior section and has recently got back into Saturday hockey with the M5s and now the M4s, for whom his dead-eye for goal is most welcome.

"I have three children, two of whom are in the junior section and as a parent I can hand on heart say...getting them involved in hockey means I can keep an eye on the little brats".

2022 / 2023 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.