19 Oct 2021

Matches for Saturday 23.10.2021

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3 Aug 2021


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Well it is that time again the dreaded pre-season. Priorians would like to welcome any female over the age of 15 to start pre-season training next Monday August 9th 7pm at St Columbs Park Running Track for fitness training. Skills training will start the following Wednesday 11th August 7pm at Foyle College.

29 Dec 2019

Senior Cup Final Report

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Senior Cup Final – Priorians 1sts 2 v Armagh 1sts 0
On Saturday 28th December Priorians travelled to Belfast to take on Armagh in the Ulster Hockey Senior Cup Final. Although our local team, Priorians, were the underdogs, Captain Rachel McSparron insured it did not get into the minds of her teammates.
The first quarter ended with no goals scored by either team. In the second quarter Emma Allen opened the scoring when an amazing back handed pass by one of the youngest players on the pitch, Sarah O’Neill, to Jill Kennedy set up the fantastic goal for Emma to beat the Armagh goalie.
It wasn’t just Priorians who were playing in this game and Armagh were awarded several penalty corners one which resulted in Rachel McSparron taking a blow to the head when the ball came up of her shoulder. A few minutes on the sideline to recover soon Rachel back on to lead her team once again. Even though the Priorians defence worked hard Megan McClintock in goals didn’t get off lightly. With Armagh putting on a lot of pressure in the last 10 minutes of the second quarter she had to pull of some unbelievable saves to keep a clean sheet.
In the third quarter, Emma Allen scored her second goal from an incredible angle to ensure the Senior Cup was coming to the North West for the first time and sent the travelling supporters and the Prior dugout into an excited frenzy.
After the final whistle went the subs and coach ran onto the pitch to congratulate all the players.
Report written by Alex Nolan

1 Dec 2019

Senior Cup Semi Final – Priorians 1sts v Omagh 1st

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IMG_1103On a cold December day Priorians 1sts travelled to the Mid Ulster town of Cookstown to play their semi final fixture in the Senior Cup. Having played away to CI the day before Priorians were not phased by having to travel again the next day. After all it was the semi final of the Senior Cup and what else would you be doing on a crisp December morning. ZZZZZ
Waiting for them in the semi final was Omagh. Even though Priorians had beaten them in the league a few weeks ago Priorians were not going to underestimate their opponents.
After giving her team talk Coach Kathryn Rough told the girls to go out and enjoy the day and it didn’t matter what the score was as long as we scored more than Omagh!!!
Omagh were the first to penetrate the circle but were unable to make anything of it. Omagh were then awarded a penalty corner but the Priorians defence were not to be beaten. Play was fast and furious
in the middle of the pitch with Priorians getting the better of Omagh with great ball passing. Coral Lapsley had a good run into the Omagh circle to win Priorians a penalty corner but this too was uncoverted. With the determination of Jill Kennedy and the skill of Sarah Black Priorians opened the scoring when Sarah Black slotted the ball passed the Omagh goalkeeper to give her team the lead. Priorians were not going to let this lead slip and with one foot in the final started to dictate the game. Omagh picked up their game in the second half and Priorians defence soon found themselves under a bit of pressure but great goalkeeping by Megan McClintock made sure they didn’t get on the scoresheet. Omagh had a green card shown to one of their players and they were down to 10 players but Priorians couldn’t capitalise on this. Priorians did get on the scoresheet again when Sarah Black picked up the ball just over the halfway line and ran at the Omagh defence. Once in the circle she scored with her trademark strike of a reverse hit which the Omagh keeper could only watch as it passed her into the back of the net.
All the Priorian players had an excellent game and it would be unfair to single out individual players.
Coach Kathryn Rough couldn’t contain her excitment even though she had put a text on Whatsapp at halftime “1 to us 9 to them”. A visit to specsavers could be on the cards before we let you loose for the final Kathryn (lol).
Next up in the final is Armagh.
Priorians would like to thank all their supporters who came to support the team and hope to see them all at the final.

2 Oct 2019

Welcome Pack 2019

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Welcome Pack 2019-20

15 Aug 2019

Summer Camp 2019

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Date: Tues 20th-Fri 23rd August 2019

Venue:  Foyle College

Times:  10am – 3pm every day

Cost:  £50 for 1st child, £45 for 2nd child and £40 for 3rd.

NB:  ALL KIDS bring shin guards and mouth guard.  Lunch, plenty of water and wear appropriate clothing for battling our ever-changing weather from day to day.

Looking forward to seeing everyone having fun, playing hockey and getting inspired for the season ahead.



21 Jun 2019


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Its time for our 2019 Summer Camp Registration.  Get y0ur regististration in quick and come along and enjoy the craic.

Looking forward to seeing new and returning campers.

26 May 2019


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f33b16f77c5f1a3702ea0fd8e2f45702FITNESS TRAINING  -   Monday 15th July





SKILLS TRAINING  -  Wednesday 14th August





imagesSUMMER CAMP  20th August – 23rd August




20 Feb 2019


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Priorians Hockey Club are looking for a new coach for the 2019/2020 season.

INTERESTED  click on link below to see what is involved in this post.

Coach recruitment letter 2019 – 2020


18 Jan 2019


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Huge thank you to Mr Richard Laird who kindly donated funds in order for the club to purchase new balls and crates. This equipment was greatly received by Rachael McSparron, Youth Co-ordinator, Valerie Thompson, Vets player, and Alice O’Neill, Club Secretary. Both senior and junior teams have already been making use of them. Priorians is so grateful for any injection of funds to develop the sport.