Officiating​ ​Development

The development of officials plays an important aspect in the continued development of inline hockey in Ireland. With the help of CERILH, Inline Hockey Ireland is implementing a development plan for officials to ensure there is continued development and support for all officials.


The structure involves 3 levels of qualification with the view that in future higher leagues will require higher qualifications. As a referee progresses through the levels of qualifications, their rate​ ​of​ ​expenses​ ​will​ ​increase.​ ​The​ ​rate​ ​of​ ​expenses​ ​for​ ​each​ ​level​ ​will​ ​be​ ​updated​ ​year​ ​on​ ​year. All official’s will be required to do a separate registration on top of the usual IHI registration. This will cost €30 per season and covers access to all courses and development days throughout the

season. Every registered official will be given an IHI officiating jersey free of charge, but should

it need replaced the official shall be responsible for the cost. All officials are responsible for the

rest​ ​of​ ​their​ ​equipment,​ ​including​ ​black​ ​referee​ ​pants.


IHI will put forward any interested Level 3 qualified official to officiate at World and European events through FIRS and CERILH, respectively. Please note this may require further training with FIRS/CERILH to gain an international qualification. If necessary, and where possible, IHI will​ ​financially​ ​assist​ ​anyone​ ​wishing​ ​to​ ​pursue​ ​these​ ​opportunities.


Key​ ​Personnel

Head​ ​of​ ​Officiating​ ​(HOO)​ ​-​ ​Jason​ ​Tessier​ ​and​ ​Ugiz​ ​Ozolins

Officiating​ ​Advisor​ ​-​ ​Stephane​ ​Angelique


Qualified​ ​Officials


Level 2

  • Egils Abramovics
  • Eduards Bartkevics
  • Michael Creane
  • PJ Cunningham
  • Conall McNally
  • Jason Tessier


Level​ ​1

  • Hugh Bancroft
  • Odhran Bancroft
  • Jamie Cummins
  • Rinalds Dzirvinskis
  • Martin Gaspar
  • Janis Kipars
  • Stephen Lynch
  • Vytautas Lukosevicius
  • Steven Mallon
  • Victor O'Brien
  • Ugiz Ozolins
  • David Sally