Hockey Blitz November 2023
Inter-school Hockey Blitz
On Friday 17th November 2023, Laois Hockey Club in conjunction with Laois Sports Partnership and Hockey Ireland, invited our school to participate in their inaugural hockey school blitz for primary schools in Laois.
Ms. Gow, Mr. Healy and our 3rd and 4th class pupils joined together with several other schools from surrounding Laois areas at the Astro Turf at Laois Leisure, Portlaoise for a day of fun.
Pupils participated in warm ups, drills and then 7+ aside matches for two age groups 5th/6th class and 3rd/4th class. With many schools just starting their hockey program, the emphasis was on participation and fun! The club provided coordinators, umpires, equipment and a yummy goodie bag. Thank you!
We were lucky to have been able to bring along our own hockey equipment pack previously provided to our school by Hockey Ireland. Of course, all participants had to wear their gumshields.
We would like to say a special word of thanks to Eleanor would liaised with us as coordinator for the blitz. And indeed a huge thank you to all the team who made it such a fun experience. We have to say the pupils did our school proud! Some great talent there!! Well done Maryborough NS.