Members

Alison McNeice (GK)
Played for the Dee for approximately 104 years and still has one of those really long-headed wooden hockey sticks knocking about. Never too far away if there’s a wee beer on offer…

Siobhan McAdam (GK)
(11/12 Most Valuable Player)
(12/13 Players’ Player of the Year)
(13/14 Overall Contribution to DLHC)
(14/15 1XI Most Improved Player)
(16/17 Joint Captains’ Player of the Year)
(17/18 Captain’s Player of the Year)
(19/20 Captain’s Player of the Year)
Switched to GK during the 11/12 season. Relaxes on her Elevenses by watching YouTube videos of goalkeeping, probably with a duffel coat, bobble hat and notebook… All the swotting has paid off, as she was picked to represent the Ulster Masters in 2015.

Janice McVeigh (GK)
(14/15 Best Newcomer)
(17/18 Overall Contribution to DLHC)
(19/20 Club Contribution)
Joined at the start of the 14/15 season and it only took until the first Home Match Drinks for Janice to emerge as a serious contender for Jill’s microphone. The Yachtsman is still recovering… Selected for the Ulster O45s in March 2020 before bloody Covid intervened.

Lisa Higgins (defence)
(11/12 Captain’s Player of the Year)
(17/18 2XI’s Captain’s Player of the Year)
(18/19 Recognition Award)
Celebrated 28 years at the club in the 18/19 season (nearly twice as long as some of the new Dee weans are alive) and still going strong!

Amy Long (defence)
(13/14 Best Newcomer)
(14/15 2XI Players’ Player of the Year and Coach’s Player of the Year)
(18/19 1XI Players’ Player of the Year and Coach’s Player of the Year)

The 12/13 season was the start of Amy’s second spell at DLHC, her first being when she was about the same size as her hockey stick. Considerably taller now, Amy is an integral part of the 1XI.

Paige Reilly (defence)
(14/15 1XI Captain’s Player of the Year)
Joined DLHC at the start of the 14/15 season and was warned by her mother before the first Home Match Drinks to “behave, as these girls don’t know you yet!” She’s in good hands, Mrs Reilly!

Georgia Ferguson (defence)
(16/17 2XI Players’ Player of the Year and 2XI Coach’s Player of the Year)
Joined at the start of the 2016/17 season. Glides the ball out of defence like there are little wheels on the end of her legs.

Sarah-Louise Baird (defence)
Played a few games in the 2016/17 season but became fully invested when she fell in love with our bobble hats. Who wouldn’t?

Mia Park (defence)
(18/19 2XI Captain’s Player of the Year)
Joined in 18/19 and Mia has been brilliant in defence for the 2XI all season!

Ali Lawther (midfield)
(10/11 Player of the Season)
(13/14 1XI Players’ Player of the Year)
(14/15 1XI Joint Coach’s Player of the Year)
Joined the club at the start of the 10/11 season, where her skill in midfield was matched only by her inaugural bonding session after the first game – who knew chips were so hard to eat?! (We knew immediately she was going to fit right in!)

Kerry Kennedy (midfield)
(14/15 1XI Joint Coach’s Player of the Year)
(16/17 1XI Players’ Player of the Year)
(18/19 1XI Top Goalscorer)
If there’s going to be one that arrives 2 minutes before passback, it’ll be Kerry. Usually with one sock on, one sock off, possibly with hockey stick, possibly without. And if it’s a good day, possibly even more than one shinguard.

Carmen van der Schyff (midfield)
Carmen will run. And run. And run. And run. And run. And run. And run. And run. And run…

Helen Hooks (midfield)
(2014/15 1XI Players’ Player of the Year and Coach’s Player of the Year)
(2017/18 1XI’s Players’ Player of the Year)
(2018/19 1XI’s Players’ Player of the Year)

Does the same amount of running on the pitch as the entire rest of the 1XI put together (lazy lumps that they are).

Natalie Jamieson (midfield)
(2018/19 2XI’s Players’ Player of the Year)
Joined at the very end of the 2015/16 season, Natalie is quickly gaining a reputation for going on runs from one end of the pitch to t’other, usually finishing with a goal.

Erin Hamilton (midfield)
(2018/19 2XI’s Captain’s Player of the Year)
(2019/20 2XI Captain’s Player of the Year)
Joined at the start of 2018/19, Erin has grown in confidence with every match and has played all over the pitch when asked (managed to avoid GK so far though…)

Carolyn Scott (forward)
(13/14 1XI Top Goalscorer and Overall Contribution to DLHC)
(14/15 Overall Contribution to DLHC)
(15/16 1XI Top Goalscorer and Overall Contribution to DLHC)
(16/17 1XI Top Goalscorer and 1XI Coach’s Player of the Year)
(17/18 Joint 1XI Top Goalscorer)
(19/20 1XI Top Goalscorer)
Now the second longest serving current player, having joined the Dee in 2000/01 season. Loves a good list. Picked to represent Ulster O40s in March 2020 before bloody Covid intervened.

Emily Morris (forward)
(14/15 2XI Top Goalscorer)
Started her Dee career (in 2012) in time for Hockettes on the Piste 2013, turning up to her first training session with deposit in hand. Subsequently became ski instructor Serrrrgio’s star pupil. “Emeeellyyyyy! Ees not logical, but it is riiiight!”

Emma McGimpsey (forward)
Joined at the start of the 2017/18 season. Possibly the only player ever to helpfully inform a team-mate that she was “perpendicular” in the circle.

Molly McKee (forward)
(18/19 2XI Captain’s Player of the Year)
Joined in 18/19 and we’re now getting to know which one’s Molly and which one’s Katie. Unless they’re not together – that totally flummoxes the easily confused.

Katie McKee (forward)
(18/19 2XI Top Goalscorer and 2XI Captain’s Player of the Year)
(19/20 2XI Top Goalscorer)
Joined in 18/19 and we’re now getting to know which one’s Katie and which one’s Molly. Unless they’re not together – that totally flummoxes the easily confused.

Jill Dennison (forward)
Played for the Dee for about 63 years before a bad back finished off her playing career (got old). Never too far from the showshall events. Will stampede across a crowded room if there’s a microphone to be had (bad back or not).

Willie McAdam (coach)
Joined the club at the start of the 20/21 season and brings a wealth of silverware from his days at Coleraine, not to mention the Ulster Masters O50s – we’re hoping he brings some of those Ws with him!

DLHC Committee 2020/21
1XI Captain: TBC
1XI Vice Captain: TBC
2XI Captain: Natalie B
2XI Vice Captain: Lauren B
Club Sec: Ali Lawther
Match Sec: Floss Scott
Treasurer: Alison McNeice
PRO/Social Sec: Carolyn Scott

Coach: Willie McAdam