After 2 years out due to Covid we are delighted to now be restarting our national team programmes, as we look towards World and European Championships in 2022.
After such a long period of inactivity for our national teams each will restart with try-outs. These try-outs will be held at The Rink, Portadown on Sunday 14th November. Please note the senior women tryouts have been postponed to a later date. Arrival times of other teams as follows:
Times subject to change.
We are inviting any interested players to fill out the appropriate form (links below), even if they can not make the try-outs on 14th November
Try-out fees: €15/£13 per player (€25/£21 if attending multiple age groups). Payment details and further information will be sent to players signed up.
Please take the time to read the detailed information below. For any queries do not hesitate to contact email@example.com
To be eligible for our national teams players must hold an Irish passport or have applied for an Irish passport. Evidence as such may be requested from players that have not represented Ireland before.
For information on whether you are eligible for an Irish Passport through birth, descent or naturalisation please visit, http://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/moving_country/irish_citizenship/
Players that are age eligible for multiple age categories are allowed to try-out for multiple teams.
The objective of the try-outs is to select a team of players and reserves to represent Ireland at International events in 2022.
As inline hockey or roller sports are not yet recognised by Sport Ireland we receive no financial assistance from the government. This means that unfortunately selected players will be responsible for all travel & training costs.
The association is committed to financially assisting as much as possible, but we need to be economically sustainable. However, we will organise fundraising events and source as many sponsors as possible to ensure this cost is kept to a minimum.
As an outline previous World Championships have costs players between €800-€1000.
Try-outs will be designed to test players basic skills, understandings and gameplay.
Ahead of the try-out day the coaching staff of each will hold a virtual brief on zoom to explain the try-out plan and what to expect.
Players selected to the team and reserve lists are expected to attend all scheduled practices.
Training locations and dates will vary team-to-team based on team makeup and training needs. Appropriate notice will always be given to players.
Unable to Attend Try-outs
Player’s unable to make the trials will still have the opportunity to be selected, at the discretion of the coaching staff.
Such players must have a reasonable reasons for being unable to attend try-outs and will be evaluated in a way as determined by coaching staff.