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Forthcoming Irish Hockey Umpires Association Events

21st Jan 2018

EYHL Umpires Mid-Season Workshop and Fitness Testing (10:45) @ TBC

8th Sep 2018

EYHL Umpires Pre-Season Workshop and Fitness Testing (10:30) @ TBC

20th Jan 2019

EYHL Umpires Mid-Season Workshop and Fitness Testing (10:30) @ TBC

7th Sep 2019

EYHL Umpires Pre-Season Workshop and Fitness Testing (10:30) @ TBC

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Recent News Items
19th September 2017
IHUA AND UMPIRES DISAPPOINTED AT NO FACE-TO-FACE MEETING ...(with link - click here)

See link for full newspaper article

16th September 2017
International Umpire Promotion

Congratulations to Alison Keogh who has been promoted to FIH Grade 1. Well done and keep moving forward!

12th September 2017
TWITTER WATCH - ALL THE LATEST NEWS AND STORIES

Catch up on all the latest news and developments on our twitter page irish_umpires or via the link above (Umpires Twitter)

Very interesting article on umpire expenses from 'Hockey Coach Share'!

IHUA to host joint development event with EY Club Coaches

IHUA will be hosting its 4th joint umpires and coaches meeting in late September for all clubs competing in the EY Hockey League. Topics covered during the meetings will include: -

•IHUA Umpire Development Plans

•EYHL Umpires Briefing for the 2017/18 Season

•Open Forum Discussion about rules and their interpretations (with video clips)

•Discussion on specific match incidents or trends (with video clips)

•Agreement on methods to promote and encourage positive coach/player/umpire relationships on match days

EYHL Men’s Umpire Liaison Officer, Robert Johnston commented, “In the past few seasons, IHUA has hosted three very successful joint umpires and coaches meetings. The meetings are designed to encourage positive, cordial and informal discussion which makes them very constructive. The use of video extensively from the EY Hockey League also helps to illustrate certain points or situations. Their value and the positive feedback received from many of those who have ...

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11th September 2017
LATEST IHUA LETTER SENT TO HOCKEY IRELAND ...(with image - click here)

Members and Clubs are able to access here, the latest letter sent to Hockey Ireland on 8th September 2017

IHUA really appreciate the massive support we have received from our members. Its really heart-warming at this difficult time.

10th September 2017
IMPORTANT - New Umpire Guidance ...(with image - click here)

IHUA and the Provincial Umpiring Associations have released new umpire guidance in relation the following: -

1. The Management of Captains versus Coaches/Managers

2. 3-D Skills

The documents have been attached to this news items and will also be displayed under the 'Information' Tab.

18th August 2017
IHUA Sponsorship

IHUA is seeking new sponsorship for all of its members to help funding new clothing (priority) and vital resources needed for umpire development etc. We have an 'official' IHUA sponsorship document which not only promotes the association and its achievements but outlines the packages currently available.

If you know anyone or any company that may be interested in partnering our association, please contact us via irish.umpires@gmail.com and I will send you the sponsorship proposal document. Thank you

15th August 2017
National 4 Year Umpiring Plan ...(with link - click here)

The Irish Hockey Umpires Association (IHUA) remains seriously concerned about the shortage of qualified umpires and the general acceptance of this ever deepening problem. IHUA has therefore launched its 4 Year Plan, in conjunction with the Provincial Umpire Associations/Working Groups, for umpiring at both national and provincial level and this framework document provides a number of strategies for addressing the current crisis in respect of the recruitment and retention of umpires at all ages.

We recognise the substantial umpiring problems that continue to exist particularly with our provincial umpiring colleagues week to week. It was therefore vital that any national umpiring strategy had the involvement and support of our provincial colleagues and we welcome their contribution to the final product.

The strategic objectives outlined in our 4 Year Plan basically provide us with an essential foundation for moving forward with hope. However, IHUA and the Umpire Associations ...

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