As published to clubs in November IHI League Management team has prepared a contingency plan for resuming competition in 2021 as and when restrictions allow.
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.
Inline Hockey Ireland is committed to improving the future of the sport of inline hockey in Ireland. Part of this is to attract and retain more female players in the sport. Female players are not currently restricted from playing in any of our leagues from U13 to Elite and that will continue to be the case. All IHI clubs must be welcoming to female players, whether this be welcoming them into your club or assisting in finding the right club for them.
Structure of Programme
Each season, there will be tryouts to select a national squad, which can be attended by any IHI member that meets the criteria. Players could also be invited to join the squad based on strong domestic play. The squad will then have regular training sessions throughout the season.
Plans are under way for 2021 events, with a team selected to attend the Roller Games in Cartegena, Columbia.
Teams will be selected from the national squad to attend these competitions.
Female players born in or before 2006 that have or are eligible for an Irish passport. For information on whether you are eligible for an Irish Passport through birth, descent or naturalisation please visit, http://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.
Programme Coordinator -
Head Coach - Vytautas Lukosevicius
Assistant Coach - Raimonds Karpinskis