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Its time for our 2018 Summer Camp.

Come along and bring your friends to enjoy our \hockey Camp to learn hockey skills , fun  games and lots of good craic.

Get your registration form in early and book your place.

Looking forward to seeing all at our new venue at Foyle College.

Register on the link below:

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6 Jul 2018

Priorians Summer Hockey Camp 2018

Author: sandra | Filed under: Uncategorized

PRIOR ARMY NOW RECRUITING NEW MEMBERS FOR THE UPCOMING SEASON.

SPREAD THE WORD AND BRING A BUDDY TO OUR FIRST SESSION BACK ON 16TH JULY

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12 Jun 2018

NEW SEASON

Author: sandra | Filed under: Uncategorized

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12 Jun 2018

COME AND JOIN US

Author: sandra | Filed under: Uncategorized

‎Jonathan Murphy‎ to Priorians Hockey
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Well that is another season over.

This season saw the 1st XI return to Senior One so it was a season of change.

There was a change in the level of opposition and well the retirement of some players from last season.

The season started with a group stage of the cup with evening games leaving the team short on players who were unable to play due to new work commitments.

So after a few games the 1sts had to bid farewell to the cup at the group stage, the team started to gel together after losing some players and bleeding in new ones building up to the league opener.

The league season opened with a home game and a draw with Raphoe who came down last season from the Premier.

After this was a run of 4 wins 3 away from home and one at home over Omagh.

With the team having to playing away due to pitch issues there were some defeats in the lead up to the Christmas break.

After the break there was a run of home games providing a mixture of results.

Good wins V Victorians, Knock and Armagh were followed but a defeat to runaway league winners Lisnagarvey.

As the season ended the 1st managed a very respectable 5th in their 1st season back in Senior one.

Played 21, Won 8, Drew 4, Lost 9, Goals scored 37, Goals Against 33

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The 2nd XI continued again in Junior 4 and started off with a good win over Ballymoney, however this was followed up by a run of defeats before a good win over Queens.

They started their cup run with a run in victory before a hard fought game over Enniskillen, however there was a shock loss to Ballymoney in the Quarter Final

The team finished the league season in indifferent form. This season was difficult as they had to play most games without Juan at the side lines to provide guidance but with a respectable 4th finish to build on again for next season.

Played 21, Won 10, Drew 4, Lost 7, Goals Scored 43, Goals Against 47
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17 Apr 2018

End of Season Report

Author: sandra | Filed under: Uncategorized

Tuesday 10.04.2018    Priorians 1sts v Raphoe 1sts  Away at Raphoe  at 8.00pm

ALL SUPPORT WELCOMED.

Saturday 14.04.2018    Priorians 1sts v Lisnagarvey 1sts  Away at Lisnagarvey  at 2.30pm

Last games for this season.

8 Apr 2018

Matches for Week Ending 14.04.2018

Author: sandra | Filed under: Uncategorized

The final night for this seasons Minis and Colts was held on Wednesday 21st March, 2018.  The boys and girls played a number of skills tests and the enthusaism on their faces showed how much they enjoyed it.  At the end of the session the coaches handed out awards and thanked the girls and boys for attending each Wednesday Night.  Thanks was also given to the many parents who came to watch and helped during the season.  Thanks to all coaches and helpers who give of their time each week to bring on the future players of Priorians Hockey Club.

HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL NEXT SEASON AND ALSO AT OUR ANNUAL SUMMER CAMP (Date TBC)

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22 Mar 2018

Minis and Colts Prize Night

Author: sandra | Filed under: Uncategorized

IMG_1807Priorians Ladies welcomed CI Ladies to Foyle Arena for the last home match for the season. The weather although milder was the wettest it has been all season. It was a disappointing performance from the home side and the ladies certainly were feeling the pressure throughout the game.
CI took control early and had many attempts on goal. They were awarded a few penalty corners but Lizzie, Priorians goalkeeper, maintained a clean sheet. She made a great save placing the ball wide of goal. The ball went out of play giving the visitors a long corner. They took the free and sent the ball straight into the circle. Despite this being an infringement the play continued and CI scored. Priorians captain, Kristel Brown, made a challenge to this as the ball was not moved before going straight into the circle. The umpires conversed for short time and the goal was rightly disallowed. The first half finished scoreless.
Half time was very short with little time to have any discussion.
The priorians girls were frustrated at their own performance. The CI girls made an early attack causing the home side to re-focus very quickly and start to make stronger, smarter passes. They gained more control and better hockey ensued. There was more end to end play. Vice captain, Jill Kennedy, made a super impact in centre midfield attacking with speed and defending with strength. With three minutes to go Priorians were awarded a penalty corner. The set play didn’t go to plan and prior failed to get a shot on target. The final whistle was blown and a point for each team meant no change in the league table.
Priorians have two more games to be arranged. The outcome these matches could potentially mean a play off situation for the Premier League.
The second Xl squad have two games this week to finish their season. The final game is at home on St. Patrick’s Day. They hope to finish on a high also and are aiming for top three positions in league.

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11 Mar 2018

Match Report for Priorians 1sts v CI 1sts

Author: sandra | Filed under: Uncategorized

Priorians 1sts  4  Ballyclare 1sts 0

Priorians first eleven ladies welcomed Ballyclare 1st Xl ladies to Foyle Arena. Ulster Hockey were unable to supply branch umpires this week so the home side would like to thank Sarah Boal (Raphoe) and Ballyclare’s coach for stepping in. On their previous meeting Ballyclare, at home, took the NW side by surprise and scored 2 goals early. The final score that time was 3-2 to Ballyclare. The Priorians ladies were not about to let the visitors get an easy game this time around. Despite not having their dynamic forward Emma Allen, out due to last week’s injury, Prior were the team to score early. Rachael McSparron claimed the goal after 4 minutes into the first half. Just 5 minutes later Priorian’s Jill Kennedy scored for the home side. It was then Ballyclare’s turn to take control of the game. They entered the circle 6 times but without any score. They also were awarded two penalty corners in the final 5 minutes of the half. These were both missed. As Ballyclare were taking control of the game Prior’s defence was strengthened by their midfield. Rachael McSparron and Alice O’Neill covering and marking effectively. It was during this time that there was a clash of heads and both players had to leave the field. Thankfully, Rachael McSparron was able to return to play in the second half for the home side.

With the score line at 2-0 to Priorians it was up to the visitors to take control again. This wasn’t to be as Priorian’s Sarah Black (Strabane Academy) scored 10 minutes into the half. Tempers began to fray on both teams. Ballyclare received their green card for talking back to the umpire and Priorians received a green card for tackling. After a warning from the umpires the hockey continued and Priorians defenders got involved in the action with Bronagh McCauley making a run at the circle. Young player, Ellie Goodman (Foyle College), was unlucky not to get a goal herself with fantastically placed through balls from the midfield. Jill Kennedy despite being marked tightly the whole game showed great individual skill taking on player after player and scoring the fourth goal at 60 minutes. Priorians held on for the final 10 minutes to keep a clean sheet. Lizzie Ballentine and the rest of her defence making superb saves when required. The ladies now have 3 matches left, which have been rescheduled due to bad weather during December and January. They travel to Lisnagarvey Saturday 3rd March for a rematch and a top of the table clash once again.

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25 Feb 2018

Match Report – Priorians 1sts v Ballyclare 1sts

Author: sandra | Filed under: Uncategorized

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Priorians 1sts 0 Lisnagarvey 1sts 3

Priorians hosted table toppers Lisnagarvey at the Foyle Arena on  Saturday. The teams are sitting in first and second place in the Senior One league leaving  them both in contention for promotion into the Premier League.  Priorians had only 11 players available this week leaving them all prepared to play a full, fast 70 minutes.

Lisnagarvey had five penalty corners in the first half but the Priorians defence were sharp and effective to deny them.  The visitors also entereded the circle many times but the home side remained calm.  Lizzie Ballantine made three excellent saves during the onslaught of Garvey players attacking the circle.  There were some great attacking plays for the home side with Alice O’Neill, Grace Hand, Jill Kennedy, Sarah Black and Emma Allen all penetrating the circle.  As the end of the first half approached Lisnagarvey set up for a hit out.  Priorians forward, Emma Allen stood in front of the ball blocking the direct hit.  Unfortunately, the Garvey defender hit the ball directly at her and she sustained a broken finger as a result.  Unfortunately Emma had to go to A&E at half time leaving Priorians with only 10 players.

It was another 20 minutes of excellent play from both teams before Garvey scored their first goal.  It was contested by the home side as they beieived there had been a foul before the shot but this was dismissed.  This gave the visitors a lift and they came back strong and were awarded another penalty corner.  It was a straight strike from the top of the circle.  It went in at a controversial height , but despite the shouts from the sidelines and the  Priorian players, both umpires after a short discussion awarded the goal.  Priorians were not beaten yet and with only 10 players continued to attack the Garvey goal.  Jill Kennedy and Rachael McSparron used speed and skill to move the ball through the opposition.

With only a few minutes left of the game, Lisnagarvey made another attack on the ride side of the pitch using a forward to run wide of the circle. The player took a reverse shot and it slipped through leaving the final score at 3-0.

21 Feb 2018

Match Report – Priorians 1sts v Lisnagarvey 1sts

Author: sandra | Filed under: Uncategorized

Priorians 1sts  5  Armagh 1sts  0Jill Kennedy

The home side were determined to come out strong as the reverse fixture saw the NW side narrowly beaten 2-1 by Armagh who scored two penalty corners.   Priorians started the first half with a change of positions and tactics from previous games. They were decisive and passed quickly making attacks early on.   They also handled the counter attacks from the very fast, young Armagh side.   The first half ended 2-0 to Prior.

The ladies were not taking anything for granted as they were in the same position last week and let their lead go.   Armagh’s goalkeeper was in great form handling shots in quick succession and deflecting penalty corners.  The Armagh Ladies were highly defensive making Priorians work for every play they had.  The more experienced homeside, however, were patient and used every member of the team to pass the ball smoothly and quickly looking for a way to penetrate the circle.  They found the goal three more times across the half.   Jill Kennedy scored 3 and Emma Allen 2.   Player of match was Jill Kennedy.   Young goalkeeper, Alex Dougherty, was also praised for keeping a clean sheet for Priorians.

The home side will play again this Saturday against league leaders, Lisnagarvey. With 5 games left in the season, Priorians are sitting second in Senior one league. This would leave them in a play off position for the Premier League!

Emma Allen

12 Feb 2018

Match Report for Priorians 1sts v Armagh 1sts

Author: sandra | Filed under: Uncategorized