We are delighted to announce details surrounding our 2019 playoffs. Our playoffs this season will see all leagues (U12 to Elite League) come together for one super weekend of hockey over May Bank Holiday Weekend, 3rd to 5th May. We will be building approx. a 50m x 25m court just for the occasion at Gormanston Park, north of Dublin.
This event is going to bigger than anything we have put on before with 24 teams in action across the weekend. We are sure there will be many great memories made with thrilling action taking place at all levels. It will give us as a hockey community to share together in these moments, as senior players can worry about the talented juniors progressing, while juniors can aspire to be the next Elite League star.
In addition to the on court action we have plans in motion to have many 'extras' to the weekend, including shop stalls and streaming to give players, coaches and spectators a great experience.
A full draft schedule will be released soon to ensure there is sufficient time for all teams to plan their attendance.
The venue at Gormanston Park will offer great spaces for spectating, with approx 300 seats and ample standing room. The event will be ticketed, with all IHI members being entitled to discounts, with prices, etc. to be sent to clubs soon. All competing players and staff will receive free access to the weekend.
Gormanston Park has over 300 beds for on-site accommodation, as well as fantastic catering services to ensure all players, etc. are well looked after. Prices and room types will be sent to all clubs soon, the sooner you book the greater chance of getting room breakdown you request.
For this to be the event that we envision we require a team of volunteers to undertake a range of roles. Follow the link for more information and how to apply! For any questions or you feel you can help in other ways please email firstname.lastname@example.org
There is space in the venue that we will be setting up for businesses to use in as stalls to sell and/or promote their products/services. If you or someone you know would be interested in renting a stall please email email@example.com
Below is a rendering or how the 'rink' will look! A virtual tour of Gormanston Park can also be viewed here.