The Irish American Hockey Association:
A group of Hockey Enthusiast throughout North America who are proud of their Irish Heritage and are looking to give back to the land of their forefathers by supporting and promoting the great game we all grew up with: Ice Hockey. The Irish American Hockey Association is working very closely with youth hockey programs in Ireland in the hope that the kids of Ireland can start to enjoy the life lasting friendships and bonds that the game of hockey produces here in North America.
The game of ice hockey is still in its infancy in Ireland with the opening of Ireland first permanent ice hockey rink in December of 2006; but the passion for the sport is undeniable. The Irish kids have taken to the game of ice hockey and have developed an insatiable appetite for all things hockey.
Though its outreach program, the Irish American Hockey Association is working closely with the Dundalk Bulls Youth Hockey Program in Ireland to facilitate the placement of youth hockey players from Ireland into Summer Hockey Camps throughout the US and Canada. These hockey camps (some of which cost upwards of $1200.00 per week) are welcoming any Irish youth hockey player completely free of charge, as guests of the Irish American Hockey Association in hopes that the kids of Ireland will take home what they’ve learned at the various camps and continue to develop a passion for the game back in Ireland.
Many thanks to Aeidamar Sally, Director of the Dundalk Bulls Youth Hockey Program in Ireland, who is working with the Irish American Hockey Association and coordinating the youth hockey camp placement efforts in Ireland.
The Irish American Hockey Association welcomes young hockey players from Ireland to the New England area year round with summer and holiday Irish Hockey Camps and Summer Tournaments teams for the kids from Ireland.
The Irish American Hockey Association recently made a financial contribution to the Dundalk Bulls Youth Hockey Association in Ireland. In addition to their financial support of ice hockey in Ireland, the Irish American Ice Hockey Association also sent over new youth hockey skates and ice hockey equipment including gloves, skates, pads and autographed Boston Bruins Game Jerseys and apparel that will be auctioned off in Ireland to raise money for the benefit youth hockey players and programs in Ireland.
Pictured below are board members of the Irish American Hockey
Association presenting a $25,000.00 check to the Boston Bruins Charitable Foundation during a recent Boston Bruins vs Philadelphia Fylers Game at the Boston Garden. The Boston Bruins Charitable Foundation dispensed the $25,000.00 raised as a result of the Irish American Ice Hockey Classic to many local charities throughout the New England area.
Funds raised by the Irish American Hockey Association also help fund the James Michael Curley Center in South Boston and the South Boston Youth Hockey Association as well as many other charitable endevours.
John Cusack, Executive Director of the Irish American Hockey Association, along with fellow board member Bob Sweeney, Gale International's Kevin Benedix, South Boston City Councilor Michael Flaherty, South Boston's Joe "Dodo' Nee and representatives of Mayor Menino's office are present for a check presentation to South Boston Youth Hockey Association from funds generated from the Irish American Ice Hockey Classic.
John Cusack, Executive Director of the Irish American Hockey Association, along with fellow board member Bob Sweeney, Gale International's Kevin Benedix, South Boston State Representative Brian Wallace, South Boston's Joe "Dodo' Nee South Boston Legend and former NHL Great Freddy Ahern present a check to the James Michael Curley Youth Center in South Boston from funds generated from the Irish American Ice Hockey Classic.
Contact the Irish American Hockey Association:
By standard mail:
Irish American Hockey Association
733 Turnpike Street, Suite 111
North Andover, MA, 01845
Toll Free: Phone: 1-888-IRISH-17
||Bringing Irish American Hockey Families Together - The GOAL of IAIHA is to bridge the hockey world of North America to the country of Ireland. Through the efforts IAIHA, families from all over Ireland now have the ability to connect with NHL Hockey players, as well as Irish American hockey families, throughout the US and Canada. Ice Hockey in Ireland; what could be better!
Founders -The Irish American Hockey Association is held together by a group of dedicated founding members. Each founder brings their own unique personality to our ever growing group.
Contact Irish Hockey @: Skate@IrelandIce.com