CollectionIrish Hockey Association Archive
Collection DescriptionThe Irish Hockey Association (Hockey Ireland) is the National Governing Body for the sport of field hockey in Ireland. Governing the 32 counties of Ireland, the Association is responsible for the management and overall development of all areas of the sport. The Association was formed in 2000, as a result of the merger of the (men's) Irish Hockey Union (founded 1886) and the Irish Ladies Hockey Union (founded 1894). The Irish Hockey Association archive has been established at Dublin City Sports Archive with the support of honorary hockey archivist Peter Agnew and aims to collect preserve and make accessible records relating to the organisation. Material donated to date include programs, publications, photographs, minute books, administrative records and financial records relating to over 130 years of Irish hockey history. Each series will be made accessible to the public once catalogued and in accordance with data protection requirements [DCLA].

Irish Hockey Union Minute Books:

Scope and Content: Contains minutes from meetings of the Irish Hockey Union’s Council Committee. The committee began to branch into different, smaller committees in 1903; including the Emergency Committee and the Grounds Committee, before the Executive Committee was formed in 1955. This collection begins with DCSA/13/1/2 which dates from 1898. The minute book dating from the foundation of the Irish Hockey Union in 1886 is currently missing and was not transferred to the Dublin City Sports Archive. The books from DCSA/13/1/2– DCSA/13/1/9 are large books, and include minutes of various subcommittees. DCSA/13/1/10 – DCSA/13/1/12 includes executive committee minutes and Annual General Meetings Minutes only, as loose files.

AccessBy prior appointment.
Century19th, 20th

A descriptive list for the Irish Union Hockey Minute Books is available here.

Repository NameDublin City Library and Archive
Address138-144 Pearse Street Dublin 2
EircodeD02 HE37
Telephone(01) 222-4999
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CommentThe information listed from this repository has been extracted from lists available in the archive. The lists were compiled by archive staff and we are grateful for their assistance. It must be remembered that due to time constraints, not all items in this repository were examined individually.