The Irish Ice Hockey Association (IIHA) is delighted to announce that following their recent submission for membership of Sport Ireland through their Eligibility Committee to the Board of Sport Ireland that their application has been successfully accepted.
In line with the Sport Ireland National Governing Body recognition process, the IIHA will now undergo a probationary period of two years. During this period the IIHA will be working closely with Sport Ireland, Coaching Ireland and the National Governing Body management team in order to ensure that the IIHA meets all requirements of a ratified sports organisation. The process of ratification will be a primary focus of the IIHA over the coming 2 year probationary period and development of the sport of ice hockey over the years and decades to come.
The IIHA submission was a significant undertaking which demanded a root & branch analysis and review which delivered a successful submission. The IIHA review of its Constitution in 2015 and the substantial increased focus on the development of the sport were just 2 points which made the case for membership more appealing.