Flying Ducks at St. Patrick's Day Parade in Montreal

The is the Eirball Index Page to the All-Time Results & Standings of Irish Ice Hockey Leagues. Ice Hockey has been played in Ireland since 1940 when the first Leagues were played in Belfast during WW2, mostly by Canadian Soldiers stationed there during the War but also by Irish Ice Hockey players. Leagues have come and gone since with the most recent being the Cross-Border Cup from 2016-17 to the present.

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The Eirball-ice.hockey Archive is part of the Eirball.ie – Irish, North American and World Sports Archives

Below you will find links to the Results and Tables of various competitions in Ireland:

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Irish Ice Hockey

The greatest Irish Ice Hockey League of all time was the Irish Ice Hockey League of 2007 to 2010, when the Dundalk Ice Dome was open, and the league featured teams which could compete in Europe.

Flying Ducks at St. Patrick's Day Parade in Montreal
Flying Ducks at St. Patrick's Day Parade in Montreal

Underage Ice Hockey

Flying Ducks at St. Patrick's Day Parade in Montreal

Irish Ice Hockey Teams

From the first teams in the Balmoral Ice Rink in the 1940s and 1950s to the present day.

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Irish Ice Hockey Officials

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Celtic Ice Hockey Leagues

As well as the Elite Ice Hockey League (England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland – Pro Level 4 (A) in the National Hockey League (North America) system), there are also Celtic or Scottish Leagues which Irish teams have participated in since the 1980s, forming a bridge between the Pro Levels (EIHL) and the purely recreational or amateur Irish Leagues.

In the 1980s and 1990s teams from Castlereagh, based at Dundonald Ice Bowl entered Scottish or Northern English / Scottish Leagues, and then from 2008 to 2010 teams from both Dundonald and Dundalk Ice Bowls entered the Celtic League, which was more evenly distributed between Irish and Scottish sides.

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Elite Ice Hockey Leagues

As well as playing in the Elite Ice Hockey League (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland), the Belfast Giants can compete in the Champions Hockey League (European Champions League)

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World Hockey Leagues

The Major Ice Hockey League systems around the World are the National Hockey League system (North America) which includes the American Hockey League, and has affiliates in the Elite Ice Hockey League and Australian Ice Hockey League (Commonwealth of Nations); Canadian Hockey League (Western Hockey League, Ontario Hockey League and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League); Champions Hockey League (European Union Area); Kontinental Hockey League (Russia and Commonwealth of Independent States Area).

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The National Hockey League was founded in Canada in 1917, and now hasteams throughout Canada & USA. The World Hockey Association was a Major League rival to the NHL in the 1970s and merged with the NHL in 1979.

National Hockey League System

NHL; WHA

(Major League) National Hockey League (USA & Canada) (Seasons): 2018-19

NHL Division alignments:  2020-21

(Major League) World Hockey Association (USA & Canada) (Overview):

World Hockey Association 1972-1979

Irish Major League Ice Hockey Directors:

Terry Kelly “Superfan” Irish Major League Ice Hockey Director 1991-2015

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The American Hockey League system is aligned with the National Hockey League (NHL) and features AAA League the American Hockey League; AA League the ECHL; and A Leagues the Southern Professional Hockey League and the Federal League.

American Hockey Leagues

AHL; ECHL: SPHL

(AAA) American Hockey League (Pre-Seasons): 2020-21

ECHL (AA American Ice Hockey) 2009-2015

(AA) ECHL (Pre-seasons): 2020

(A) Southern Professional Hockey League (Seasons):2019-20

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As well as playing in the Elite Ice Hockey League (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland), the Belfast Giants can compete in the Champions Hockey League (European Champions League)

Champions Hockey League

Champions Hockey League; Elite Ice Hockey League; Ice Hockey Superleague

European Champions Ice Hockey Leagues

Champions Hockey League (Belfast Giants)(Seasons):

2019-20

European Inter-State Ice Hockey Leagues

Atlantic League (FRA-DEN-NED) (Seasons):

1995-96

Balkan Ice Hockey Leagues (ROM-BUL-SER-CRO-SLO)

International Hockey League 2018-2020

European National Ice Hockey Leagues

English National Ice Hockey League

English National Ice Hockey League Division 2 North 2008-2012

Romanian Ice Hockey League (Seasons):

1995-96

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The Kontinental Hockey League replaced the old USSR Supreme League, and is primarily based in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States, which replaced the USSR. It has played for the Victoria Cup between the winners of the NHL and KHL on three occasions.

Kontinental Hockey League

Kontinental Hockey League

Kontinental Hockey League (Seasons): 2019-20

International Ice Hockey Federation

Ireland joined the IIHF in the 1990s, competing in the World Championships from 2004 to 2013; and the Development Cup from 2017 to Present

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International Ice Hockey Federation (Ireland’s Record)

IIHF World Championships; IIHF Development Cup

International Ice Hockey Federation World Championships Division II / III 2004-2013

IIHF World Championships (Seasons):

2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013

IIHF Development Cup (Seasons):

2017

College & State Ice Hockey

Ice Hockey is the official State Sport of Minnesota.

Inline Hockey

The first Inline Hockey Leagues in Ireland appeared in the late 1990s, with Leagues in the Dublin, Cork and Belfast areas. The Dublin and Cork Leagues were merged into one Republic of Ireland League by 2005, and the Northern Ireland Leagues branched out to Bangor, Portadown and elsewhere.

In 2015-16 the first Inline Hockey Ireland All-Ireland League was started – the Hibernia League – featuring two Leagues – Elite and League 1. There is now also a League 2 and a Ladies League. There are two dedicated Inline Rinks in Ireland – the Longford Rink, and the Rink, Portadown, where all matches take place.

Below you will find the results and tables, as well as season reports for various Leagues and competitions in Ireland.

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Inline Hockey Ireland Leagues

Inline Hockey Ireland

Irish Inline Hockey Leagues (Overviews):

Inline Hockey Ireland Hibernia Elite League

Inline Hockey Ireland Hibernia Elite League 2015-2019

2019-20 2018-19 2017-18 2016-17 2015-16

Inline Hockey Ireland League 1

Inline Hockey Ireland League 1 2015-2019

2020-21 2019-20 2018-19 2017-18 2016-17 2015-16

Inline Hockey Ireland League 2 (Seasons):

Inline Hockey Ireland League 2 2015-2019

2020-21 2019-20 2017-18

Inline Hockey Ireland Cups

Inline Hockey Ireland League Cup (Seasons): 2017-18

IIHA InLine Halloween Cup (Editions): 2011

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Ladies Inline Hockey Leagues

Inline Hockey Ireland; Irish Ice Hockey Association

Ladies Inline Hockey Leagues

IHI Ladies League (Result): 2017-18

IIHA Women’s InLine Hockey League (Result): 2011-12

IHI Ladies League Preseason (Results): 2008

IHI Ladies League (Results): 2006-07

IIHL Ladies (Results): 2003-04

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Republic of Ireland Inline Hockey Leagues

Irish Inline Hockey League

Irish Inline Hockey Leagues (Standings & Playoffs)

Irish Inline Hockey League Senior League 2002-2004

Inline Hockey Cork League 1997-1999

Inline Hockey Ireland Gold League South (Results): 2013-14

Inline Hockey Ireland Silver League South (Results): 2013-14

Inline Hockey Ireland Senior League (Results): 2004-05

Irish Inline Hockey League Senior League (Results):

2003-04 2002-03 2001 1999-2000 

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International Inline Hockey

IIHF European Inline Hockey Qualification

IIHF European Inline Hockey

IIHF European Inline Hockey Qualification (Editions): 2013-14

Unihoc

Unihoc is a version of Ice Hockey played in Community Centres with trainers or runners rather than skates.

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All Ireland Youth Club Unihoc

All-Ireland Youth lub Unihoc

All Ireland Youth Club Unihoc (Overviews):

All Ireland Youth Club Unihoc 2010-2012

World Ball Hockey

Versions of Hockey are played in Europe and elsewhere with a ball rather than a puck. Bandy is a Russian and Scandinavian version of Ice Hockey played with a ball. Bandy is one of the National Sports of Russia. Similarly Roller Hockey is a version of Inline Hockey played with a ball and quad roller skates rather than a puck and inline skates. Roller Hockey is one of the National Sports of Portugal. Ball Hockey is very similar to Innebandy and Floorball, with the three sports played on a hard surface such as a community centre hall or inline/roller rink and a ball an runners rather than skates. Innebandy is the Russian version, Floorball the European version, and Ball Hockey the North American version of the sport.

Bandy

Bandy is one of Russia’s National Sports, where it is known as Hockey with a Ball as opposed to Hockey with a Puck (Ice Hockey). It is played on Ice with a ball rather than a puck.

Versions of the sport include Innebandy (also known as Floorball in Europe or Ball Hockey in North America) where runners are used on a hard floor rather than blades or roller skates.

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Russian Bandy (Major League)

Russian Bandy Super League

Russian Bandy Super League

Bandy Super League (Russia) 2018-19

Roller Hockey

Roller Hockey is the National sport of Portugal. Played on skates with four wheels – one at each corner (quads) rather than Inline – and with a ball rather than puck. It has an over 100-year history in Ireland, and is sometimes also known as Rink Hockey.

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Irish Rink / Roller Hockey Associations

IRHA

Irish Rink Hockey Association Senior Spring League (Seasons): 2017

Irish Roller Hockey Association Roller Hockey League (Seasons): 1995

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Roller / Rink Hockey County Leagues

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County Roller Hockey Leagues (Decade / Era Finals):

Waterford Roller Hockey League Olympia Cup Finals 1949-1950

Dublin Roller Hockey League Butlins Challenge Cup: 1950

Dublin Roller Hockey League Classic Shield (League): 1950

Drimnagh Civic Week Roller Hockey Matches: 1949

Limerick Senior Roller Hockey League: 1941

Inter-County Roller Hockey Challenge Matches: 1939

Leinster Rink Hockey League: 1910

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Portugal Roller Hockey

Portuguese Roller Hockey League

Roller Hockey is the National Sport of Portugal, and the Portuguse Roller Hockey League is the Major League of Roller Hockey in the World.

Portuguese Roller Hockey League 2015-Present

Ball Hockey

Ball Hockey is a version of Ice Hockey played on ice with a ball rather than a puck, and with runners rather than skates.

Dmitrov, Moscow region / Russia – 06.12.2018 – 06.17.2018 Ball Hockey World Championship(Mens:Czechia,Canada,Slovakia,Russia,Great Britain. Women:Russia,Canada,Czech Republic,Great Britain,USA) Item ID: 1211296108 Contributor: Alexey Sizov [Internet] Available from:
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World Ball Hockey Federation

Ball Hockey (Overviews):

World Ball Hockey Federation World 5v5 Championships Women Pittsburgh 2015

Floorball

Floorball is a version of Ice Hockey played on a hard floor with a ball rather than a puck, and without skates. It has been included in the Special Olympics World winter Games since the early 21st Century. Below you will find the results & tables of various competitions:

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Special Olympics World Winter Games Floorball

Special Olympics World Winter Games Floorball

Special Olympics World Winter Games:

Special Olympics World Winter Games Floorball Austria 2017

Canadian Ringette

Also included here on eirball.hockey are the sports Native to Canada which aren’t Major League sports, such as Ringette (a version of Ice Hockey where no contact is allowed, that is played with a straight stick and ring rather than curved stick and puck)

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Ringette

Canadian Ringette

Canadian Ringette:

Ringette Nova Scotia Women’s Recreational League 2015-2020