The Irish Ice Hockey Association (IIHA) has announced their recent submission for membership of Sport Ireland has been successful.A member of the Federation of Irish Sport, the IIHA submitted the application to the Board of Sport Ireland through their Eligibility Committee.

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 work 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, along with the continued development of the sport of ice hockey in Ireland over the years and decades to come.

The IIHA submission was a significant undertaking which demanded a root and branch analysis. The IIHA review of its Constitution in 2015 and the substantial increased focus on the development of the sport were just two points which made the case for membership more appealing.