Ulster Hockey Umpires

Ulster Hockey Umpires

Irish Hockey Umpires Association


16th OctSuspension of all hockey competitions on an all-Ireland basis (from Irish HUA)

On Wednesday 14 October, the Irish government announced the removal of the exemption for senior club championship to be played in Level 3 of the Living with Covid-19 plan.

Following this change, the Board of Hockey Ireland has decided to postpone all hockey competition on an all-Ireland basis until further notice.

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9th OctCOVID 19 Update - 9th October

IMPORTANT NOTICE - Please note the latest advice issued by Ulster Hockey

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20th SepShortened Briefing for 2020/21 Season (All Clubs, Players and Coaches) (from Irish HUA)

All umpires need to be aware of this video through the attached link, so you know exactly what they have been advised as to how we will be umpiring this season!

We hope this will aid in the player and coach understanding of what we are trying to achieve as a team of umpires this year, throughout the country.

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19th SepLatest Covid-19 Update -18 September 2020 (from Irish HUA)

Please see the attached link for the latest Covid-19 update and statement issued by Hockey Ireland.

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15th SepUlster Umpires Executive 2020/21

Thank you to everyone who attended the Ulster Hockey Umpires AGM on Thursday 3rd September at NICS in person and for those joined us via Zoom.

Our thanks to The Ulster Hockey President - Mr Terry Templeton for attending and chairing the meeting.

The elected committee for the incoming 2020/21 year is as follows

Ulster Umpires Executive
Chair - Linda Johnston
Vice Chair - Russell Donaldson
Secretary - George Redpath
Treasurer - James Wray
Appointments Coordinators - Neal Hermon & Lyn Morrow
Chair of Development - Ian Strange
Elected Members -
Allistair Campbell
Julie Fisher
Ian Parsley
P.J. Whyte

Appointments Selection Committee
Appointments Coordinators
Men’s panel - Neal Hermon
Ladies panel - Lyn Morrow
Development Committee Representative - Christine Reid
Independent Members - Les Allen & Gail Taylor

Development Committee
Chair - Ian Strange
Elected Members
Jonny Campbell
Linda Coughlan
Randal Kernaghan
Eamonn McFerran
Christine Reid
Phil Shields
Billy Stewart

Linda Johnston

13th AugImportant Umpire Information - Updated (from Irish HUA)

All IHUA umpiring appointments will be covered by insurance for official matches played in accordance with the Hockey Ireland Covid regulations and guidance. 

We will ask the Provincial Associations to confirm the insurance situation with its members in relation to official appointments within their region, in case there is any disparity with the National position. 

Umpires are recommended NOT to umpire unofficial or friendly matches in the current climate UNLESS they seek and obtain the required assurances from the match/tournament organisers regarding insurance cover.  In these circumstances, the officiating of an unofficial or friendly match/tournament is entirely your own personal decision.  Stay safe! 

11th Nov (2019)Umpire Radios (from Irish HUA)

We are aware of a few problems that have developed at the end of last season and the start of the current season with some of the UmpireTalk radios, mainly due to natural wear and tear. Of course there are a number that continue to work with no problems.

This notice is just to say that we are working on solution in conjunction with the Provinces as everyone recognises the widespread importance of radio usage for all matches. It is important that we try and get a radio that suits our wider needs as well as ensuring the cost is affordable. For this reason we will be looking to test some options in the next couple of weeks.

If we can agree on a radio then realistically we are probably looking at just after Christmas for their introduction.

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