Love Hockey Ireland l Skating Together Advancing Relations (S.T.A.R)

Philanthropy Opportunities

Love Hockey Ireland was established in February 2010 as a non profit organisation set up to facilitate the integration of people of all backgrounds in local communities through the sport of Inline Hockey. In January 2011 we attained charity status in the UK. Love Hockey Ireland is run by a group of dedicated volunteers.

In 2012 we were funded by the Special EU Programmes Body under their “Building Positive Relations at a Local Level – Peace lll programme” This investment has provided Love Hockey Ireland with the necessary equipment to start our schools, youth and ethnic minority programmes which are now funded until September 2013.

Love Hockey Ireland has long term objectives for growing the sport of Hockey in Ireland by highlighting the positive effects that sport can have  on changing lives. Due to Northern Ireland’s history of divided communities many sports in Ireland also have the stigma of belonging to one side of the community.

This is where Love Hockey Ireland see’s Inline Hockey & Ice Hockey as unique. Hockey has no affinity to any particular community in Ireland, it is seen as a cross community sport and this is where Love Hockey Ireland believe by growing the sport we love, that we can help make a real difference in our countries path to long term peace.

We are very keen to hear from Philanthropies or investors who may be interested in hearing about our long term plans.

If you wish to get this information please contact our project leader, Stephen Lynch on his Uk mobile  07779297414 or email

Media Coverage

 The Hockey News Article January 2013

 The Hockey News Article February 2011


Our Mission


The charity’s objects are specifically restricted to the advancement of amateur
sport and physical education, to promote equality and diversity and to
promote community participation in healthy recreation by the provision or
assistance in the provision of facilities for the playing of inline hockey and
other sports capable of improving health.

This aim includes the general public but in particular children and young people in Northern Ireland and its environs of the Republic of Ireland but not exclusively, without distinction of age, gender, sexual orientation, disability/ability, race, ethnic origin,political, religious or other opinion by associating the statutory authorities,voluntary organisations and the inhabitants in a common effort to improve the conditions of life for the beneficiaries in the interests of social welfare and in particular:

(a)       To advance physical education and promote amateur sport through the training, teaching, coaching, playing and competition of inline hockey and through such other means at the trustees think fit in accordance with the law of charity

(b)       To encourage youth participation through the provision of a safe environment for children to learn and participate in inline hockey so as to develop their physical, mental and social capabilities

(c)        To relieve poverty by enabling the beneficiaries to participate in inline hockey and other recreational activities through the provision of funds towards equipment and coaching which they would not otherwise be able to afford]

(d)      To advance the education of the beneficiaries by the provision of exchange programmes from different cultures and countries in the area of benefit]

(e)       To promote the health of persons who are disabled by encouraging, developing and promoting the sport of sledge hockey in order to improve their conditions of life and to assist in their integration into society

(f)       To promote and foster racial and ethnic harmony and diversity through the promotion of activities to foster knowledge and mutual understanding between people from diverse backgrounds through the provision of recreational facilities and events involving the local community

(g)      To advance any other exclusively charitable purpose as the directors, may from time to time, decide in accordance with the law of charity