Railway Union News

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Railway Men’s Indoor team: S. O’Keeffe, K. Carroll, A. van As, F. Kelly, M. Fulham, E. MacArthur, A. Rooney, T. Kritzinger, B. Thompson.

Railway Men’s Indoor team bring home silver from Europe!

As 2016 national champions, Railway’s Indoor Hockey team had to make a very long journey to Alanya in Turkey to compete in the Indoor Club Challenge competition during February but returned home having achieved second place. This success should ensure that 2017 Irish winners, Three Rock Rovers will play in a higher division next year.

In addition to taking second place, team captain Kenny Carroll won the Player of the Tournament trophy and Stephen O’Keeffe was voted the outstanding goalkeeper.

Pictured: Railway Union Senior Ladies Hockey team and coaches: G. O’Flanagan, Z. Delany, J. O’Halloran, K. Fearon, K. Orr, A.-M. Whelan, E. Smyth, E. Lucey, H. de Burgh Whyte, N. Carey, S. Dooley, O. Fox, S. Canning, M. Carey, N. Heisterkamp, G. McLoughlin.
Goalscorers for Railway Union: Z. Delany 3, A.-M. Whelan, K. Dillon, M. Carey, E. Smyth.

Railway Union Ladies in Hockey team in seventh heaven!

Railway Union won their fourth Jacqui Potter Cup title since 2011 with an easy win over UCD, winning out 7-0. The Leinster hockey final was played on St. Patrick’s Day at Grange Road, Rathfarnham.

UCD had been unbeaten in all competitions this season, but they never looked in the running from the moment Anna-May Whelan volleyed home from mid-circle in the eighth minute.

Zara Delany added with a pair of clever deflections to build a 3-0 lead before half-time. The first came from Sarah Canning’s cross from left wing, the second from Hannah de Burgh Whyte’s right wing ball into the centre

The second half provided little respite for UCD. Former international Emma Smyth slammed home in the first minute of the second half after Michelle Carey’s run into the circle had been halted at the near post.

Delany then provided a piece of class for the fifth, to celebrate her hat-trick, providing a strong pick-up down the left wing, beating her marker with strength and then flicking in at the near post.

Kate Dillon put away another goal before Michelle Carey closed out the win with a brave tap in, guiding home a head-high reverse-stick shot from Smyth.

Pictured: The Under-16 team – narrowly beaten by Muckross HC

Unfortunately, the Under-16 team competing in the Jacqui Potter Junior Final were narrowly beaten by Muckross HC so the Leinster double was not achieved on this occasion!

Pictured: Railway Ladies 2nd XI who won the Irish Junior Cup Final against Pembroke Wanderers.
Photos by Tristan Taz Stedham.

Railway Ladies Cup Success

The good times continued at Belfield on Sunday March 26th when Railway Ladies 2nd XI won the Irish Junior Cup Final against local rivals Pembroke Wanderers. Goals from Ruth Clifford and Niamh Shaw gave Railway a 2-0 victory to bring the trophy back to Park Avenue.

By David Carroll