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Forthcoming Irish Hockey Umpires Association Events

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
12th December 2017
International Umpire Promotion ...(with image - click here)

Congratulations to Rob Abbott on his upgrading to FIH International Umpire. Well done!

13th October 2017
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL HOCKEY IRELAND CUP COMPETITIONS ...(with image - click here)

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
IHUA AND UMPIRES DISAPPOINTED AT NO FACE-TO-FACE MEETING ...(with link - click here)

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!

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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