Junior Men

Inline Hockey Ireland is committed to improving the level of play of inline hockey in Ireland while also enhancing the stance of our sport in Ireland. A key element to this is the successful implementation of a Junior Men's National Team Programme.

This programme is designed to give the best chance of success for Ireland on the international stage, while also aiding player development and giving junior players something to strive for and remain in the sport.

Management Team

Programme Coordinator - Eduards Bartkevics - eduards.bartkevics@inlinehockeyireland.org

Team Manager - Mal Caughers - mal.caughers@inlinehockeyireland.org

Head Coach - Victor O'Brien - victor.obrien@inlinehockeyireland.org

Assistant Coach - Paul Cummins

Structure of Programme

The management team are responsible for selecting a training squad to work with throughout the year. The coaching staff will usually hold try-outs each year. This squad will form the basis for selecting the final team that will represent Ireland at annual World Championships events.

If you want to be considered for selection please contact Victor O'Brien (Head Coach) by email, victor.obrein@inlinehockeyireland.org.

Player Eligibility

  • Players must hold an Irish Passport
  • Players must be a minimum of 14 as on January 1st of the year of the competition and maximum of 18 as on 31st December of the year of competition
    • So for 2021 competitions players must be born in 2003, 2004, 2005 or 2006. 
  • Players outside of Ireland are eligible for selection but must make reasonable efforts to attend atleast 1 training camp in the year


As inline hockey or roller sports are 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.

The association is committed to financially assisting as much as possible, but we need to be economically sustainable. Therefore unfortunately the 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.

To cover the costs of training throughout the year all players on the squad will be required to pay an annual fee.

All travel and equipment costs for Championships will be paid at cost and payments will be requested soon after final team selection.

Long-Term Goals

  1. To attend 3 of the next 5 World Championships
    • Achieved by:
      • Working with larger pool of players - linking in with Under 16 Boys National Team as applicable
      • Ensuring costs are kept to a minimum
  2. To be ranked in the Top 15 nations in the World by 2025
    • Achieved by:
      • Have good preparation and understanding on systems etc
      • Ensure players are at peak fitness
      • Working with the larger pool of players

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