Lads look to kickstart IHL challenge this weekend
Not too much hockey action over the Bank Holiday, which should hopefully mean some good crowds for a full IHL fixture list this weekend. After a 2-2 draw at home two weekend’s ago, Pembroke will be looking to get their campaign back on track in Grange Road where they take on Three Rock, who lie 6 places beneath them in the league after 5 games.
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Also in Pool B this will be the first time Three Rock have entertained Pembroke at Grange Road in the IHL under the present format. Three Rock will hope to bring back in some of the players that missed their 5-4 loss to Glenanne in Leinster last Saturday. Midfielders Craig Moore and Gavin Bourke look set to return having played in the first round of IHL matches against Annadale. A couple of schoolboys may have limited availability due to the All-Ireland schoolboy’s championships and could be rested as a result but confirmation of this will be delayed until closer to the tournament tip off. Pembroke, with a number of changes in their line up since last season, will have to focus on gaining maximum points from a young and improving Rovers Squad. Pembroke know what a determined and gritty squad Rovers have become this season and last. Pembroke, having shared the points at home with Cork C of I two weeks ago, know that they will have to convert any opportunities from set pieces through Alan Sothern in particular. Led this season by Ronan Flannery and containing several other regular IHL campaigners at the back and in midfield plus Sothern, Shimmins, Good and the Elliott brothers up front Pembroke may also have to snap up goals from open play if they are to challenge in this Seasons IHL.
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TRR v PWHC, Grange Rd Saturday @ 2pm
Early Bird ending this weekend!
Subscriptions are now due – big discounts are available if you pay your sub by Monday October 31st! Chris or Louisa can take payment over the phone 01-668 5217 during office hours, cheques can be handed into the Bar over the weekend also.
The Pembroke Ball
The last few tickets are still available for the Pembroke Ball – get onto your captain this weekend to secure your ticket for this limited-places event!
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