2024 National Team Tryouts

The National Team tryouts/assessment days for all teams will be held on 16th & 17th September at Eddie Irvine Sports, Bangor.

Event Details

Location: Eddie Irvine Sports, 41 Balloo Rd, Bangor BT19 7PR
Meet times:
  • Saturday 16th September
    • Under 17 - 09:30
    • Junior Men - 10:30
  • Sunday 17th September
    • Junior Women - 09:30
    • Senior Women - 11:00
    • Senior Men - 16:00

    Full timings of activities will be shared with participants closer to the time.

    Price: £20 per player

    What's the targets?
    • Senior Men, Senior Women & Junior Men will be working towards competing at the 2024 World Skate Games in Italy. It is expected to take place in September 2024.
    • With the Junior Women we will be assessing whether to work towards the World Skate Games or a tournament in Europe.
    • The Under 17 Men will be targeting attending the 2024 European Championships which are expected to be held in early July 2024.

    How to register interest?
    All players that have been involved in a programme in the last 2 years will be automatically invited over the next few days via the Spond App.
    If you want to be added to the programme please fill this form.

    Eligibility criteria for the various teams:
    • Senior Men: DOB 2008 or earlier and hold an Irish Passport
    • Senior Women: DOB 2008 or earlier and hold an Irish Passport
    • Junior Men: 2006 - 2009 DOB and hold an Irish Passport
    • Junior Women: 2006 - 2012 DOB (an Irish Passport will be required if attending World Skate Games)
    • Under 17 Men: 2008 - 2011 DOB and hold an Irish Passport

    For information on whether you are eligible for an Irish Passport through birth, descent or naturalisation please visit, http://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/moving_country/irish_citizenship/

    Players based outside of Ireland are eligible for selection. 

    What to expect at the Tryouts
    At these sessions players will be assessed on their basic skills (skating, passing & shooting), fitness and gameplay.
    It will also give players an opportunity to meet team staff and interact with players from other clubs.

    Players selected to the teams and reserve lists will be expected to attend all scheduled practices over the coming year.

    Unable to Attend Tryouts
    Player’s unable to make the trials will still have the opportunity to be selected, at the discretion of the coaching staff. These players should still fill out the from and/or contact the relevant coach.

    Such players must have a reasonable reasons for being unable to attend try-outs and will be evaluated in a way as determined by coaching staff.

    What happens after tryouts?
    Within 14 days after the tryouts all players will be notified if they made the team(s), reserve list or development squad(s). 
    All those selected to a team travelling in 2024 will be required to pay a €250 deposit by 31/10/23.

    As inline hockey or roller sports are not yet recognised by Sport Ireland we currently receive no financial assistance from the government. This means that unfortunately selected players will be responsible for all travel & training costs.

    The association is committed to financially assisting as much as possible, but we need to be economically sustainable. However, opportunities will be given for players and the team to organise fundraising events and source sponsorships to ensure this cost is kept to a minimum.
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