13 Jan DGS Minor Boys Hockey
The Minor Boys started their season with two teams playing in a blitz hosted by St Mark’s, before settling into their current squad of fourteen.
This includes two new players, one from overseas and the other local, both keen to pick up the skills, and another two from First Year who have benefitted from the coaching they received in the Junior School.
The Minors play in the Leinster Minor C league against medium-sized schools or the B teams from larger schools.
After their four group stage matches they are unbeaten with three wins and a draw, so after Christmas they will play the stronger teams from south Dublin. Also, they will play in the Leinster schools’ cup and a series of friendly matches against schools in Ulster.
Last Wednesday, they travelled to Wilson’s Hospital in Westmeath to encourage hockey in a school that hadn’t fielded boys’ teams for some time and still plays on a grit all-weather pitch. It was probably the only time in their lives that our boys will play on this surface, in the same way they played on grass last season at Headfort, and they edged the match 2-1. They have settled into a group of players who can look forward to a further four seasons of similar shared memories.