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Inline Hockey Ireland
What is Inline Hockey Ireland (IHI)?
Inline Hockey Ireland (IHI) is the national governing body for Inline Hockey in Ireland. IHI acts just like the FAI for soccer and the GAA for Gaelic Football and Hurling. IHI runs national competitions, sets out the rules and regulations associated with playing inline hockey, and fosters development of the sport in Ireland.
What Clubs are affiliated with IHI?
You can find a list of all clubs affiliated with IHI on the Clubs page of this website. There are new clubs starting all the time so check back regularly to see if a new club has started in your area.
How do I join IHI?
First of all, contact one of the clubs in your area. Then you can register with IHI via your club. All players must be registered with IHI to be covered by our insurance, even if you are not competing in our leagues. Alternatively, you can register with IHI as a non-playing member.
There is no club in my area but I want to play. What should I do?
If you cannot find any information about a club in your area or near you, contact us. There may be other people in your area looking for a club and if there is enough of you, you can start a club and we can help.
What is Inline Hockey?
Inline hockey, sometimes referred to as roller hockey, is a sport similar to ice hockey but played with inline skates. Like ice hockey, skaters on two teams use hockey sticks to direct a disk-shaped puck into the opponent's goal; however, various details of the game, such as the playing surface and puck design, have been adjusted to allow the use of inline skates at above-freezing temperatures.
What are the rules of Inline Hockey?
The rules of inline hockey can be downloaded from our downloads page.
Compared to the rules of ice hockey, the primary differences are as follows:
Starting a club
How do I start a club?
If you'd like to start a club we recommend you do the following.
How do I spread the word about our club?
The biggest problem you will have starting the club is that nobody will know you are there. There are people interested in playing inline hockey but they don't know there are clubs they can join. The best way to publicise the fact that you are starting a club would be:
What equipment do I need to have?
There is a set of mandatory equipment that all officials and players are required to wear during all IHI activities such as training sessions and games. Players and officials are required to have to following equipment for all IHI activities: