About Us

Who are we?

We are the Leinster Junior and Primary Schoolgirls Hockey League. We organise Hockey Competitions and events for the girl pupils of Junior and Primary Schools in the Leinster Area. We are affilliated to The Leinster Hockey Association We have been in existance since 1985. Each year in early October we hold an AGM where a committee is elected for the year to run our events. You can view and download a copy of our Constitution by clicking on the link

What do we do?

Each year we organise a League which runs from November to Mid March. In keeping with Irish Hockey Association guidelines we play 8 a side matches on half a pitch using the Extreme 8's Rules. There are seven divisions with teams arranged into groups of between 5 and 6 teams who play each other once giving each team 4 or 5 fixtures. Approximately half the fixtures are at home and played on the day and time of chosing of the home team. The teams are usually made up from 6th Class pupils. At the start of the season we organise an October Blitz where teams play a number of short matches, the results of which are analysed to establish rankings. This information is then used to decide in which division teams are placed. Division 1, 3 & 5 are for schools who have 16 or more 6th class girl players and their two teams play the same opposition at the same time on both halves of the same full pitch. Division 1 is for A teams, Division 3 is for B teams and Division 5 is for schools who have two equal ability teams. The results of the two simultaneous Division 5 matches are aggregated to determine the fixture result. Winners and runners up in divisional groups play semifinals and all semifinal winners take part in Finals day usually in mid March. The winning team of each Division is awarded a trophy and winners and runners up are awarded medals. Previous winners are listed in our Hall of Fame

We also organise a One day tournament called the 8 a side at the end of each season where each school can enter one team in a fun day out. The winning team is awarded a trophy and winners and runners up are awarded medals. Due to the success of this event and in order to accomodate all the schools in the two tournaments are run. Allocation to either tournament A or B is determined by each schools league position in that Season.

How can you join?

We are always very keen to get as many schools as possible to join our League. Each year we hold an AGM in Early October and anyone interested can come along. Details of the AGM are published on this website and emailed to our contact list. If you would like to be added to the list please email us at moc.liamg|stluseryekcoh#moc.liamg|stluseryekcoh If you know of any school playing or interested in starting hockey please send us their details.

Committee 2015-16

Andrew Campbell, Tanya Correll, Julie McInerney, Aine Davey & Monica Tracey

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