Junior​ ​Development​ ​Programme

Inline​ ​Hockey​ ​Ireland​ ​is​ ​committed​ ​to​ ​improving​ ​the​ ​future​ ​of​ ​the​ ​sport​ ​of​ ​inline​ ​hockey​ ​in Ireland.​ ​A​ ​key​ ​element​ ​to​ ​this​ ​is​ ​the​ ​successful​ ​implementation​ ​of​ ​a​ ​Junior​ ​Development Programme.​ ​This​ ​programme​ ​is​ ​designed​ ​to​ ​both​ ​improve​ ​the​ ​level​ ​of​ ​play​ ​for​ ​domestic​ ​play while​ ​also​ ​improving​ ​the​ ​chances​ ​of​ ​success​ ​of​ ​Irish​ ​national​ ​teams​ ​at​ ​all​ ​levels. Due​ ​to​ ​the​ ​makeup​ ​of​ ​our​ ​membership,​ ​the​ ​programme​ ​will​ ​focus​ ​on​ ​the​ ​U18​ ​category​ ​in​ ​year one.

Structure​ ​of​ ​Programme

Each​ ​season,​ ​there​ ​will​ ​be​ ​tryouts​ ​to​ ​select​ ​a​ ​development​ ​squad,​ ​which​ ​can​ ​be​ ​attended​ ​by any​ ​IHI​ ​member​ ​within​ ​the​ ​age​ ​group.​ ​Players​ ​could​ ​also​ ​be​ ​invited​ ​to​ ​join​ ​the​ ​development squad​ ​based​ ​on​ ​strong​ ​domestic​ ​play.​ ​The​ ​development​ ​squad​ ​will​ ​then​ ​have​ ​regular​ ​training sessions​ ​throughout​ ​the​ ​season. We will look to enter into various competitions every year, whether it be a tournament in the UK or Europe or an international event depends on the schedule of events in the year. Teams will be​ ​selected​ ​from​ ​the​ ​development​ ​squad​ ​to​ ​attend​ ​these​ ​competitions.

Player​ ​Eligibility

Players must simply be within the age group they are trying out for. Players of any nationality or gender​ ​are​ ​able​ ​to​ ​get​ ​selected​ ​to​ ​the​ ​national​ ​development​ ​squad. U18​ ​age​ ​category​ ​for​ ​2017/18​ ​season​ ​is​ ​for​ ​players​ ​born​ ​between​ ​2000​ ​and​ ​2004.


As inline hockey is not yet recognised by Sport Ireland we receive no financial assistance from the government. This means that all costs have to be funded by ourselves. We are committed to financially assisting as much as possible, but we need to be economically sustainable. Therefore majority of costs will fall on the players and their families. However, we will organise fundraising events and source as many sponsors as possible to ensure this cost is kept to a minimum.

Management​ ​Team

Team​ ​Manager​ ​-​ ​Steven​ ​Mallon

Head​ ​Coach​ ​-​ ​Victor​ ​O’Brien

Assistant​ ​Coaches​ ​-​ ​Dmitri​ ​Muskulidi​ ​and​ ​Viktor​ ​Serdjukov

Consultant Coach - Dave Hammond

Current​ ​Squad


Daniel Connolly, Flying Ducks

Christopher Fulton, East Coast Blaze

Conall Kennedy, Kilkenny Storm

Miks Lidaks, Midland Thunder

Artem Muskulidi, Bangor Chiefs


Agvan Badmaev, Cork Wolfpack

Odhran Bancroft, Cork Wolfpack

Zac Cummins, Kilkenny Storm

Daragh Daly, Flying Ducks

Adam Djemilov, Midland Thunder

Ingus Dvinis, Midland Thunder

Vilis Dvinis, Midland Thunder

Oscar Fomin, Kilkenny Storm

Adam Gonnelly, Dun Dealgan Warriors

Luke Hutton, Bangor Chiefs

Patrik Keyes, Cork Wolfpack

Adam Mcevoy, Kilkenny Storm

Dennis Muskulidi, Bangor Chiefs

Nacho Ponzoa, Cork Wolfpack

Andrew Rafter, Bangor Chiefs

Bogdan Savelyov, Midland Thunder

Matiss Simanskis, Midland Thunder

Melvin Voronkovas, Midland Thunder

Alec Young, Kilkenny Storm

Kriss Janis Zigurs, Midland Thunder