Gorey Hockey Club has been in existence since 1980 but we have never had a ground to call our own & currently have to play matches away in Enniscorthy.
A new 73 acre site at St Waleran's is being developed by Wexford County Council as a major Regional Sports Hub. And our new hockey pitch will be part of this development.
Gorey Hockey Club now has 160 junior members. We only have 1 adult Ladies team & have found it difficult to retain players and compete due to the lack of facilities.
Our New Home – Close to Yours!
On completion, this new playing facility will open a new chapter in the life of Gorey Hockey Club.
Based on similar experiences, with other clubs, we hope to double or treble our current membership. We hope to be able to offer excellent facilities for our kids and junior members to play, learn the skills of hockey, have fun and set them up with a game that they can play for the next 30-40 years!
This new facility will be in the heart of the town making life easier for busy parents dropping kids off. Many children may even be able to walk to training.
This new facility will allow the senior club to grow from one senior ladies team to include several senior teams and men’s teams once facilities for training and matches are in place.
The club strives to build lifelong participation in sport and club. We aim to build a club community and facility we can be proud of. There will be opportunities for life long participation in club community through umpiring and coaching and managerial positions.
St Joseph’s are delighted to support the Hockey Club on their proposed development beside the School.This facility would be a fantastic place for our pupils to play a variety of games & would be a huge asset to the School. It would also provide much needed car parking facilities which would ease congestion at peak times.I would encourage all parents to support the project any way they can.
Mr Podge Cronin (Principal)
Creagh College is excited about this proposed development. We are looking forward to the prospect of adding to our existing excellent sporting & academic facilities & offering more sporting choice to our pupils.
Mr Declan O'Toole (Principal)
This is the culmination of many years of work from many different people but we are delighted to finally arrive at this point. This exciting development will be a shared use facility between the schools in the area. (St Joseph’s Primary school, Gorey Educate Together and Creagh College).
They will have access during school hours to use as they wish for a variety of games, PE and sporting activities. It will also be available to other community groups and rented out for other sports when not in use for hockey.
Planning for this development is well under way. And focus has now turned to raising the necessary funds to make this happen. This facility will be funded through a combination of fundraising by the clubs and schools, a loan & sports capital grants.
We have made a great start to the fundraising efforts but still have a long way to go. All help is greatly appreciated.
This will focus on construction of a full size astroturf pitch and all necessary siteworks complete with welded mesh fencing.
This will involve the erection of Floodlighting. This will extend the times that the facility can be in use and will also allow the facility to be rented out for soccer etc in the evening when not in use for hockey. It will also allow for training in the evening during winter months.
This will involve the construction of the clubhouse with changing rooms and viewing area.