Monkstown Strikers hosted the biggest Irish Parahhockey event to date last weekend! There were 4 teams in total taking part in the blitz; Monkstown Strikers, Three Rock Rockets, Railway Union Railblazers and the newest Irish team, Botanic Blitzers. It was a lovely reunion for many of the players who have competed together as part of team Ireland, most recently in the Euros in Antwerp this summer.

All of the teams warmed up together and then the matches began! Each team got a chance to play each other meaning 6 matches were played in total with lots of great defending and goal scoring on show. There was amazing support from all of the coaches and volunteers as well as the hoards of cheering parents on the sidelines.

After some quick photos, all of the players headed into the clubhouse for a party organised by Ruby. Many thanks to everyone who baked and donated treats to the party! It was a lovely opportunity for the players to get to know each other.

To finish off what was a super day, the players joined the Men’s 1s to walk them out for their EYHL game. This was the cause of much excitement and the players loved being part of the line up and shaking hands with the opposition before the game began.

Monkstown Strikers would like to thank everyone in the club who has helped our dream become a reality. The club has such a lovely, inclusive atmosphere and we have always been met with nothing but kindness and generosity. We can’t wait to host another blitz soon!

But for now it’s back to training for some hard work on our skills. Block 2 starts on Tuesday 5th November from 7-8pm running every week until the 10th December when we will have our Christmas party. We are always on the lookout for new members so if you or someone you know is over 10 years of age and has a intellectual disability we’d love to hear from you. If you would like more information or if you would like to sign up, please email or call Rachel on 085 7777643

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