Queen's University Hockey Club Men's Section was formed at Queen's in the latter part of the nineteenth Century. The Belfast News Letter reported the Ulster Hockey Union AGM of 19 September 1898, and recorded that "a committee meeting was held afterwards when Queen's College Hockey Club was admitted to membership." Queen's was known as a 'College' until it was granted its Charter as a University in 1908.
Members are given a "years grace" in their playing career, to allow them to play one more season after they have left academic study at the University. In 2011-12 the first team plays in Section 1 of the Ulster Senior League.
Famous quotes containing the words club, university and/or queen:
“He loved to sit silent in a corner of his club and listen to the loud chattering of politicians, and to think how they all were in his powerhow he could smite the loudest of them, were it worth his while to raise his pen for such a purpose.”
—Anthony Trollope (18151882)
“Cold an old predicament of the breath:
Adroit, the shapely prefaces complete,
Accept the university of death.”
—Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917)
“Half-opening her lips to the frosts morning sigh, how strangely the rose has smiled on a swift-fleeting day of September!
How audacious it is to advance in stately manner before the blue-tit fluttering in the shrubs that have long lost their leaves, like a queen with the springs greeting on her lips;
to bloom with steadfast hope that, parted from the cold flower-bed, she may be the last to cling, intoxicated, to a young hostesss breast.”
—Afanasi Fet (18201892)