Swords Hockey Club was founded in 1980 following a general meeting of local people interested in promoting the game in Swords.
This meeting offically elected a committee to run the club for the 1980-81 season.
A ladies team was entered in the Leinster Leagues and competed at minor B level. They played their first
game on 11st October 1980 versus Muckross winning 4-0.
The following season ('81-'82), the men made their debut at minor C level on 9th October and continued to complete until 1988 when
dwindling numbers lead to the withdrawl of the men's team. In contrast the ladies have carried the banner with some success from their
foundation to the present day.
Finding a home venue proved a major headache for the fledging club and initially games were played at the V.E.C. in Ballymun. The
problem was solved with the opening of Loreto College in Rivervalley in 1986 and the provision of an all weather hockey pitch which
was rented by Swords Hockey Club.
1st Committee elected 23rd July 1980
||Berly Walsh, Kathleen O'Brien, Pauline McDermott, Suzanne O'Neill, Peter Conway, Maureen Corbett, Marie Carroll
||Rosie Moynan, Ann McGrane, Kay Taylor, Peggy Kilbride, Mary Bateman
At present Swords Hockey Club field three ladies teams, the 1sts playing in Division 4, the 2nds in Division 8 and the 3rds in Division 13 with each team playing 20 games per season. Over the last 6 years Swords have gone from strength to strength, with all teams being promoted at least once. In 2008-2009 season, Swords fielded a 3rd team in Division 14 for the first time in their history. They won Division 14 in only their second season and are now competing in Division 13 in 2011-2012. Swords 2nds have been exceptionally successful, achieving 4 promotions in 5 years, thereby jumping from Division 12 to Division 8. Swords 1sts have also been promoted a couple of times, most recently winning Division 5 in 2009-2010. They also reached the Div 5/6 cup final followed by Div 3/4 cup finals in 2009 & 2011 respectively.
|Club Colours & Pitches
||ALSAA Sports Grounds
Old Swords Road
||Jersey: Royal Blue
Skirt: Royal Blue
||Jersey: White & Royal Blue
Skirt: Royal Blue