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Forthcoming Irish Hockey Umpires Association Events

19th Nov 2017

IHUA Executive Committee Meeting (10:15) @ ALSAA Sports Complex

21st Jan 2018

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

IHUA Executive Committee Meeting (09:00) @ 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
13th October 2017

ALL Hockey Ireland Cup Competitions now have the following procedure for a DRAWN MATCH: -

There is NO extra time (matches are 35 minutes each way)

Matches will go straight to a SHOOT-OUT Competition to decide the winner (NOT penalty strokes)

IHUA has compiled a guidance document (as attached) which provides all umpires with information on how to run a shoot out competition.

10th October 2017
Umpire Promotions

Congratulations to Gillian Garrett and Kris Cholewa on the their promotion to FIH Promising List Umpire. Well done to both.

19th September 2017

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

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.

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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