Strangely enough, Ice Hockey for men was introduced at the 1920 Summer Olympics, but was transferred permanently to the Winter Olympic Games program in 1924 in Chamonix.

Women had to wait for over 70 years until a female tournament was added to the programme at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano.

Ice hockey is a contact team sport played on ice, usually in a rink, in which two teams of skaters use their sticks to shoot a rubber puck into their opponent’s net to score goals.

The sport is known to be fast-paced and physical, with teams usually fielding six players at a time: one goaltender, and five players who skate the span of the ice trying to control the puck and score goals against the opposing team.

National Federation: Irish Ice Hockey Association

International Federation: International Ice Hockey Federation



CHL CONSULTING FEASIBILITY STUDY PUBLISHED AND STAKEHOLDER MEETINGS UNDERWAY WORLD GOVERNING BODIES IN DUBLIN TO GIVE BACKING Today the Irish Winter Sports Strategy Coordination Group, strengthened their case for the construction of a National Winter Sports Centre in Ireland by publishing  the findings of a feasibility study conducted by CHL consulting and presenting a private […]

Irish Winter Sports Strategy

The Olympic Federation of Ireland, today launched the Irish Winter Sports Strategy, together with the National Winter Sports Federations. This is a significant strategy which aims to overhaul and energise the winter sports environment in Ireland, and calls for a strategic approach to be taken in supporting and developing Winter Olympians, winter athletes and winter […]

1st Ice Hockey tournament of the new year

Mr. Robert Norwood, 2nd Vice-President of the Olympic Council of Ireland has attended the new year’s first Ice Hockey tournament at Ice Skating Blanchardstown where The Flying Ducks played against the Cork Wolfpack on Saturday 6th of January from 7 to 10am to show support. There were games for Under 12, 14 and 18 teams, and The Flying Ducks won […]

Ireland win Gold at World Championships

Team Ireland claimed the gold medal at the weekend in the IIHF ice hockey Division III World Championships in Kockelscheuer, Luxembourg.

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