Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Hockey - The Live Blog: Jim Glennon announced as guest speaker

What do you think of the state of Hockey?

The Management Committee of the Leinster Branch is inviting everybody with an opinion on the future of Hockey to have their say on Friday, November 27 2009 in Pembroke Wanderers, Serpentine Avenue at 7.30pm.

Former Irish rugby international and Dublin North TD Jim Glennon has been announced as one of the guest speakers on the night. In recent times, Glennon has chaired the Dublin forum, a project which allowed Dublin residents to discuss issues of political significance. He is among a number of speakers who will give thought provoking presentations on various aspects of our sport followed by an open debate.

Topics will include:
- Representative versus Club demands
- Recruitment and Retention of Players
- Club Development
- Youths
- Coaching
- Finance and Funding
- Publicity

The Irish Hockey Scene - come and have your say

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Time for those people with the big opinions on how we are mistreating our beautiful game to step forward and make their case in a forum that can actually enact change.

Oh, and if the EHL can use video tech then why the hell can't FIFA?

Anonymous said...

WHats going to be done with Div 2? Its turned into a joke league. Plus you have 7 1st teams in Div 4 and 5. will the leagues be realinged similar to Ulster? or will Div 3 be opened up similar to the Womens leagues?

Anonymous said...

Time for all the 'Anonymous' people to stand up and be counted...doubt we will see too many of them.

Anonymous said...

With all the activity and comment lately on this blog i hope some of these people turn up and actually contribute to a great idea.

Also I really hope some of the clubs that have struggled to field teams at senior level lately turn up (at least 6 clubs) so that we can try to see if we can stop this happening again and also try to help them regain Senior Status. I am sick of hearing what are we doing with this division etc etc . we must try to retain clubs and players and understand why they are struggling. We are losing teams and clubs every year and if this keeps happening the future is very bleak.

See you all Friday!!
Tom H
Suttonians

Anonymous said...

I have one comment, I would really like to be in attendance and have my voice heard, however given the time and location of this meeting it's not realistic to cross the city to attend. 7pm in my opinion is too early for any meeting.

Anonymous said...

and with such a busy agenda, when can we speak?

Anonymous said...

Wow, honestly 2.24pm - the Leinster branch is laying on an initiative and seeking to be proactive. Would you not go along to the event, see whats going on and then criticise rather than just pre-empting. I for one think this is a good idea and gives exactly the likes of you a chance to say something of use rather than just being a luddite on here!

Anonymous said...

I commented on the time and I resent the suggestion of being a luddite. I would simply prefer the start time a little later, as such I won't be able to attend and give my opinions, not everyone lives/works in south Dublin and as such make this event inaccessible to those not in a close vicinity of Pembroke or Dublin for that matter.

Anonymous said...

The comment was directed at 2.24, not 2.14 - maybe a fair point about the time though given how long the AGM's go on for and all the chat associated with them, starting any later than 7.30pm would probably drag the thing on way past midnight.

Anonymous said...

A luddite is someone against modern technology. The Luddites attacked machinery during the Industrial Revolution. They were led by a man called Ludd (that bit can be hard to remember)

RW

Anonymous said...

The time is 7:30 and the topic list is a suggestion. There will be 4 presentations of 5/7 minutes allowing lots of time for discussion and debate.One seminar is not going to resolve all of the issues in Irish or Leinster hockey.

Anonymous said...

If the meeting was any earlier it would drag on til all hours, it is likely to be a long enough evening. I wouldn't imagine anyone would object to you getting there when you can, its important everyone is represented, especially clubs outside dublin

Anonymous said...

Can someone complain about having fixtures Christmas week please??? Particularly fixtures on both the Saturday and the Sunday???
I know the IHL adds in matches but it would be infinitely preferably to start the season a week earlier and/or have Leinster Cup matches on a different Sunday and/or play them any other time! I've been playing Senior Division 1 hockey for about 16 years and last year was the first time we had even one match the weekend before Christmas, let alone two! It's simply unreasonable..

Anonymous said...

Try 5 games in 7 days due to refixes because league, cup and IHL are all scheduled on the same weekends!!!!!! STUPID
Ladies DivI

Anonymous said...

I hear you!!! Double weekends every weekend between now and 2010! I'm nothing but committed but we sign up to play amateur club hockey and there's no consideration for family life/work life/social life/people who are not from outside Dublin etc etc... this sort of match-fixing just drives people away from the game before they would leave otherwise.. I'm absolutely all for IHL but something else has to give way to have it included...

Anonymous said...

You mean unseasonable :)

Anonymous said...

Oooh.. puntastic 10.26pm.

Anonymous said...

2 less teams in the senior league would free up 4 matches (4 weekends for cup matches) strengthen the Division 2 and i don't agree with having a league match the 2nd of January, don't get me started on a double weekend the 19th of december

Who decides these fixtures, I'd put money it's on someone who doesn't play !

Anonymous said...

Absolutely! There is no way a player would arrange the fixtures in this way. It is unreasonable, unseasonable and downright unbelievable.

We have Saturday and Sunday matches every weekend between now and Christmas... leaving us unable to properly celebrate Christmas as a club in the form of a club Christmas party... and I'm not even going to start on the impact it has on our family lives/social lives/work lives!

We all love hockey and want to play hockey but when the demands just keep increasing and the social side keeps decreasing, you will find that the drop-off rate increases even further. Something has to change!!!