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Next Week's Appointments
Forthcoming Events for other Umpiring Associations

19th Nov 2017 (from Irish HUA)

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

21st Jan 2018 (from Irish HUA)

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

21st Jan 2018 (from Irish HUA)

IHUA Executive Committee Meeting (09:00) @ TBC

8th Sep 2018 (from Irish HUA)

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

20th Jan 2019 (from Irish HUA)

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

7th Sep 2019 (from Irish HUA)

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

Recent News Items
20th November 2017
McCullough Cup - Umpires Wanted!

The Semi Finals and Final of the McCullough Cup has been scheduled for Wed 29th November and Wed 6th December respectively. This is the premier schools competition and so I would appreciate if you would update your calendar (if you can make yourself available) to cover these matches. The venue for the semi finals is still unknown, as it will depend on the outcome of the Group matches, but they are expected all to be in the Greater Belfast / Lisburn. The final will be at Lisnagarvey.

We have also been asked to cover the final of the Prior Shield, which is scheduled to take place on the 13th December.

Please update your availability before the weekend.

15th November 2017
Panel Umpire Seminar - 29th November, from 7PM

The Development Committee have organised a Panel Umpire Seminar which will take place at Newforge Country Club on Wednesday 29th November from 7:00pm. All umpires are welcome, but we would expect and hope that ALL Grade "B" and "C" umpires to attend, so as to further their development within umpiring. However, you are never too old or experienced to learn, so we would also encourage our Grade "A" umpires to attend.

The format for the evening will be 5 x 15 minute Table Top Sessions on the following areas:-

1/ Match Management - Before/During/After including players/benches/spectators.

2/ Penalty Corners/ Penalty Strokes

3/ Goalkeepers/ Penalty Shoot Out Competitions.

4/ Game Control Issues Verbal/Whistle/Cards/Suspensions/Captains etc.

5/ Enforcement Issues around 5 metres/aerials/free's in the 23 metre area & around the circle/ 3D stick skills.

Followed by a 30 minute general discussion on correctly identifying offences including:

(i) Crabbing

(ii) ...

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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 (from Irish HUA)

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 (from Irish HUA)

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 (from Irish HUA)

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 (from Irish HUA) ...(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 (from Irish HUA) ...(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.

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