Ladies field hockey in Glasnevin, Dublin.

Here’s some info to tell you a bit about what we do in the Botanic Junior section! If you would like any more info feel free to email us at


Botanic Hockey Club caters for boys and girls of all abilities and from 5 years of age onwards. Junior players in the club, those under the age of 12, are usually grouped according to your class in school. E.g. first and second class grouped together and so on.

Depending on the number of players registered we aim to have teams that fit into the following age categories: Under- 6, Under-8, Under-10, Under -12, Extreme 8 (1st years)  Under-14 and Under -16. Previous years there have been two Under-16’s teams but that all depends on the amount of players each season.

Training times

Training for all teams take place on Sunday mornings.
10.00am – 11.30am for girls  Under -16, U13’s (Extreme 8’s)
12.00pm – 1.00pm for the younger teams (Boys and Girls Under- 6’s Under-8’s, Under-10’s, Under-12’s).

Training commences on the Sunday 3rd  September 2023  and continues until April with Christmas holidays and mid term breaks taken into account.

Training takes place in St. Mary’s Secondary School Glasnevin. Access to the pitch is via the Old Finglas Road (opposite Cremore Avenue).  Car parking facilities are available in addition to our club’s pavilion.


Matches against other clubs are usually arranged for Sunday mornings. Some of these games will be at home at the pitch in Glasnevin, while others will be away. Parents are welcome at all games, both as supporters and/or drivers!


Sticks and equipment are all provided by Botanic for use on training days including balls etc. Equipment must not be removed from the club at any stage, players should return any sticks/gear before they leave after training. Each player MUST have suitable runners/trainers, tracksuit/leisurewear themselves. Children MUST also wear shin guards and gum shields at all times when playing, both training and matches for their own safety.

The cost for the season is €150  (Sept – Apr). With an additional cost reduction per child in the same family.