A short report from Head Coach Ken Moussat from the U16 tryouts on 26th September 2020.
Following our AGM on 23rd August we are providing a brief summary of points that will have impact on IHI and our members over the next year.
The 2020 AGM will take place on Sunday 23rd August over Zoom.
We are providing an update on all leagues to conclude the 2019/20 season.
QUIZ: Name the Ireland roster from the 2013 IIHF qualifiers
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 National Men's Programme. This programme is designed to give the best chance of success for Ireland on the international stage, while also giving junior players something to strive for.
Structure of Programme
Each season, there will be open tryouts held early in the season. Any player that meets the eligibility criteria will be able to attend, but players must be registered to IHI for insurance purposes. Players could also be invited to join the training squad based on strong domestic play or an unable to attend trial application.
Following tryouts, a training squad will be selected which will then have regular training sessions throughout the year with more regular training after the season ends in the build up to summer competitions.
The target for 2021 is to attend the Roller Games in Cartegena, Columbia.
Players must be a minimum of 15 by January in the year of competition, so for 2021 competitions players must be born on 01/01/2006 or earlier. Players must either hold an Irish passport or be eligible for an Irish passport (and have that passport by April 2021). For information on whether you are elegible for an Irish Passport through birth, descent or naturalisation please visit, http://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/moving_country/irish_citizenship/
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.
All players are encouraged to support fundraising and sponsorship efforts as much as possible
Programme Coordinator - Eduards Bartkevics
Head Coach - James Glover
Assistant Coach - Ken Moussat
Consultant Coach - Dave Hammond
Luke Campbell, Bangor Chiefs
Andrew Creane, Bangor Chiefs Michael Creane, Bangor Chiefs Daragh Daly, Flying Ducks Ross Gowdy, Northern Cyclones
Matthew Groves, Northern Cyclones Ross Jordan, Bangor Chiefs Artem Muskulidi, Midland Thunder Joshua Pavis, Bangor Chiefs Andrew Rafter, Bangor Chiefs Darren Snel, Bangor Chiefs
Mel Voronkovas, Midland Thunder
Conall Kennedy, Kilkenny Storm
Dennis Muskulidi, Midland Thunder
Daniel Connolly, Flying Ducks
Zac Cummins, Kilkenny Storm