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Forthcoming Irish Hockey Umpires Association Events

21st Jan 2018

EYHL Umpires Mid-Season Workshop and Fitness Testing (10:45) @ Pembroke Hockey Club

IHUA Executive Committee Meeting (09:00) @ Pembroke Hockey Club

22nd Jan 2018

Munster - National Introductory Umpire Course (19:30) @ Catholic Institute, Limerick

Part 1 - Rules Course

25th Jan 2018

Munster - National Introductory Umpire Course (19:30) @ Catholic Institute, Limerick

Part 2 - Umpiring Course

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

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Recent News Items
8th January 2018
Irish Cup Competitions Expenses - CUT OFF DATE REMINDER – Monday 8th January 2018

All expenses claims from September 2017 to December 2017 must be submitted to either Tom Goode or Jamie Aiken no later than Monday 8th January 2018.

Claims for Cup Competitions (ONLY) should be forwarded to:

Men: Tom Goode -

Women: Jamie Aiken –

A new Hockey Ireland claim can be found under Information – Information and downloads – Card Reporting and Expense Claims, above.

Note: Please ensure your claim is submitted as soon as possible, as Hockey Ireland will CLOSE their accounts for 2017 and it may result in your claim NOT being paid.

24th December 2017
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year ...(with image - click here)

Wishing all our members a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

19th December 2017
Umpires from National Young Umpire Programme try INDOOR hockey!! ...(with link - click here)

Just click the link in 'red' to catch some great photos from the U15 Indoor Tournament at the Antrim Forum on Sunday 17th December. Great to see so many brave faces take on a completely new challenge and grow in such confidence throughout the day. Well done to all. Great teamwork from the Ulster Umpires and IHUA ensured that all umpires were coached and mentored throughout the day. Thank you to all involved and to Ulster Hockey for organising an excellent tournament.

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.

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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