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11th September 2019
Changes to the Rules of Hockey 2019 (from Irish HUA) ...(with image - click here)

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has made some changes to the rules of hockey. These came into effect in the domestic game within Ireland on 1st August 2019.

It is important for all participants and officials that these changes are communicated and that we understand the concept of these changes so that their introduction is as smooth as possible.

Please see the attached document which details the main changes for the coming season.

For a full copy of the FIH Rules of Hockey 2019 - click on 'Information and Downloads' and go to 'Rules and Guidance'

7th September 2019
Pre-season Clarifications

Hello all

The season is almost on us with some games starting in the next week

Some information below for clarification for the new season

1. Green and Yellow cards

This year, to keep it simple, we will send green and yellow cards to the team dugout rather than into a corner of the pitch for green and the dugout for yellow. This will make it simpler for all teams going forward. Hopefully it will also give the coach and/or manager a chance to have a word with the offending player and to calm them down or get them to behave. If the umpiring team has radios then the umpire nearest the dugout can work with their colleague to bring the suspended players back on (if the umpire away from the dugout side issued the card)

2. Timing of breaks between quarters

The timings for the new season are 4 x 17½ minute quarters. The breaks are 2 minutes, 5 minutes, and 2 minutes between the quarters respectively. The umpires should ensure that before the game, certainly ...

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20th August 2019

Please can everyone add in their availability for the start of the season. At this point you should be able to add right through to the end of November. This will help the Ulster and Irish appointments secretaries immensely. Thanks in advance

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