Greenfields celebrate club award
Greenfields Hockey Club has been named the Club of the Year by the Irish Hockey Association.
The award, presented at a gala dinner in Dublin on Saturday evening, followed Greenfield’s fantastic 2011/12 season when they became the first Connacht club to win a national trophy, as well as winning the Connacht senior and junior cups.
Also nominated were Imelda Brennan for volunteer of the year, Neasa McGettigan for senior player of the year and Ailbhne Finnerty for u-18 player of the year. The latter award went to another Connacht player Elaine Carey of Greenfield’s great rivals, Galway Hockey Club.
Brenda Flannery, former Greenfields player and current UCD player, was awarded her first Irish senior cap. Flannery started her hockey career with Greenfields at eight years of age and represented the club on both Connacht and Irish teams at u-16, u-18 and u-21 levels.
Flannery is currently on a sports scholarship at UCD and the presentation to her crowned a fantastic night for Greenfields club and for her parents, former Greenfields player Dorinda and father John.