Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Avoca appoint Mark Cullen

Avoca have appointed former player and Irish international, Mark Cullen, as their new men's first team coach for the 2009/10 season.

Cullen played hockey at the highest level throughout his career, representing Leinster as well attaining 46 Caps for Ireland, and was part of the all-conquering Avoca side of the 90's.

Since retiring from playing senior hockey, Cullen has been heavily involved in youth coaching both within the club and in Newpark school.

A spokesman for Avoca said of the appointment: "The club are delighted to appoint Mark as coach as we look to further develop the mens first team with ambitions of promotion to Division 1, as well as continued development of the club's youth system."


Anonymous said...

So will Avoca go up? They would be a good team to see in Div 1 as they have a great pitch and a catchment school. Have they been improving at all over the last year or two?

Anonymous said...

They have been improving but are somewhat erratic in form. Last season, on their day, could have beaten anyone in the league (even Clontarf) but would then go an lose/draw games they should easily have won.

Hard to say if they will go up, like anyone, they have a chance. Sutts, Skerries, Bray, Trinity all capable of going up. Weston & Navan have been improving also.

However, as we know, big step up from Div 2 to Div 1 and you really have to walk Div2 to have any chance of staying up in Div 1

All depends on who will be the most consistent.

Anonymous said...

Are they losing/gaining any players ?

Anonymous said...

Its there for the taking for Avoca as far as i can see as no-one else seems interested in going up. The only question for them would be staying up.

Anonymous said...

Bownlow for world player of the year