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 and U14 categories in the 2018-19 season.

If you have any queries regarding the programme please contact steven.mallon@inlinehockeyireland.org

Structure of Programme

Each season, there will be tryouts to select a development squad, which can be attended by any IHI member that meets the criteria. Players must be registered to IHI for insurance purposes. 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.

Plans are under way for 2019 events, with Junior Mens aiming to attend the Roller Games in Barcelona, while the U14s will attend the Sparta Kids in Barcelona.

Teams will be selected from the development squad to attend these competitions.

Player Eligibility

Junior Men's: Male players born between 2001 and 2005 that have or are eligible for an Irish passport. For information on whether you are elegible for an Irish Passport through birth, descent or naturalisation please visit, http://citizensinformation.ie/en/moving_country/irish_citizenship/

U14: Players of either gender born between 2005 and 2009. Players of any nationality are able to get selected to the U14 development squad.


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.

Players and parents are encouraged to support fundraising and sponsorship efforts as much as possible.

Management Team

Programme Coordinator - Steven Mallon

Junior Mens Head Coach - Victor O’Brien

U14 Head Coach - Janis Kipars

Junior Mens Assistant Coach - Paul Cummins

U14 Assistant Coach - Raimonds Kaprinskis

Consultant Coach - Dave Hammond

Parent Representitives - TBC

Current Squads

Junior Men's National Training Squad

Andrew Cremin, Cork Wolfpack
Coby Cummins, Kilkenny Storm
Zac Cummins, Kilkenny Storm
Daragh Daly, Flying Ducks
Bryn Dickson, Bangor Chiefs
Daniel Dowling, Kilkenny Storm
Vilis Dvinis, Midland Thunder
Ryan Fleming, Cork Wolfpack
Oscar Fomin, Kilkenny Storm
Christopher Fulton, Ballymena Vandals
Stephen Hayes, Flying Ducks
Mateusz Karasinski, Kilkenny Storm
Henry Keyes, Cork Wolfpack
Patrik Keyes, Cork Wolfpack
Stephen McDougall, Bangor Chiefs
Dennis Muskulidi, Midland Thunder
Ruairi Rafter, Bangor Chiefs
Matiss Simanskis, Midland Thunder
David Tkac, Kilkenny Storm
Melvin Voronkovas, Midland Thunder
Alec Young, Kilkenny Storm
Kriss Zigurs, Midland Thunder

U14 Development Training Squad

Frank Balfry, Cork Wolfpack
Charlie Bentley, Armagh Stars
Peadar Brennan, Flying Ducks
Anna Capcarrere, Flying Ducks
Mikita Chuhunou, Kilkenny Storm
Oliver Costello, East Coast Blaze
Bryce Cummins, Kilkenny Storm
Connor Daly, Flying Ducks
Adam Fomin, Kilkenny Storm
Kevin Hughes, East Coast Blaze
Samanta Ivanova, Longford Hawks
Emils Jonuss, Longford Hawks
Michael Kennedy, Cork Wolfpack
Roberts Kipars, Longford Hawks
Ferdiad MacDonagh, Flying Ducks
Pauls Mengelis, Longford Hawks
Jamie O'Brien, Kilkenny Storm
Ryan Storey, Armagh Stars
Tytus Traherne-Jankiewicz, Kilkenny Storm
Robert Young, Kilkenny Storm

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