Three Rock Rovers

About Three Rock Rovers

It was a rollercoaster of a summer for Three Rock Rovers last yeat for whom a large chunk of their three in-a-row winning side are unavailable this season.

Daragh Walsh (returning to KHC Leuven) and Ben Walker (Braxgata) are the latest co-opted to play in Belgium while club legend Mitch Darling has retired, ending with three Irish Senior Cup, three EY Champions Trophy and one All-Ireland Club Championship crown to his name.

With Ben McCrea and James Kyriakides moving out of Ireland for work, Elun Hack has seen the panel overhauled. Ali Empey, Andy Keane and Mark Samuel returned from UCD along with Matteo Romoli. Ryan Spencer (Monkstown) has also impressed for a side who have rolled with the changes to lead the Irish EY Hockey League at Christmas.

Rovers are Ireland’s most successful EHL side, picking up a first knock-out win for an Irish club in 2019 when they beat Grange before pushing Rot-Weiss Köln in the KO8. But, since then, they have not completed a full season due to Covid, making this a tough ask.

Last October, though, in the Ranking Cup, they lost to HC Minsk and Hampstead & Westminster.

EHL History

2008/09 – KO16
2017/18 – KO16
2018/19 – KO16
2019/20 – KO8 (incomplete season)
2020/21 – 17th place

The team