What is hockey?
Field hockey is one of the most popular and widely played sports in the world
Similar to football, it's an 11-a-side team sport where the aim is to score in the opposition goal
Matches are 70mins, with four quarters
Players pass a small hard ball around using a hooked stick
It's predominantly played on the ground, though there are aerial elements to it - depending on the level
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Is it for me?
The basic skills and general rules of hockey are easy to pick up!
Muckross has a team to cater for everyone, regardless of age, ability or fitness
It's not uncommon to have two or more generations of a family in one team
There's a very social side to being part of a club, with a strong culture of team bonding off the pitch.
There was a surge in public interest in hockey after Ireland's Women won Silver at the 2018 Hockey World Cup
How do I start?
What to expect?
Hockey is very mentally stimulating, it also helps improve your fitness and hand-eye co-ordination
A friendly and inclusive club, with a strong emphasis on team-bonding
Learning a new sport in a supportive and encouraging environment
Lots of beginners to the club have gone on to play on higher teams or become key members of the committee
Becoming part of the Muckross family - Muckross is a club for life!