The U18 Girls are returning to the home of Genesis Hockey Club this weekend to compete in their annual All Ireland tournament alongside teams from Teams from Genesis, Avoca, Corinthians, Harlequins, Portadown, Railway Union and Wexford.
The tournament is for players who are making the transition from junior hockey to senior hockey. It is a chance for our young players who are playing in different junior and senior teams, or have not yet committed to play senior hockey, to play together and enjoy meeting players from other clubs.
Each match will be 30 minutes in length with a quick 5 minute turn around for halftime. Normal hockey rules will apply and the following point and ranking system will be in place for the tournament:
The ranking after the round robin matches is determined by the total number of points. If teams end on equal points then the team which has scored most goals will be the higher ranked team. If teams are still level the team with the least goals against will be the higher ranked team.
If teams draw in the final cross over matches, the team that has scored the most goals in the tournament wins, if teams are still equal, the team with the least goals against wins. If the teams are still equal, they share the same placing. Only the match between numbers 1 and 2 will come down to a shoot-out.
On Saturday evening the Girls will enjoy dinner together in St. Raphaela's followed by a table quiz.
Very best of luck to our U18 Girls and a big thanks to all of the Bray coaches, managers and umpires for helping out over the weekend and in advance to all of the organising committee in Genesis HC.
Fixtures for the weekend can be found below and we will do our best to keep you updated on results through Facebook and Twitter.