Irish Hockey Umpires Association

Irish Hockey Umpires Association

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5th AugAttention all members

We have requested specific info regarding the resumption of hockey and any regulation changes from Hockey Ireland.

We would currently advise all members to await further details prior to umpiring any type of match.

More details to follow as we receive them.

3rd AugIHUA AGM via Zoom - Saturday 5th September 2020 at 10:00am

Following the postponement of this year’s IHUA AGM, notified on 20th April 2020, this is an advance notice that the reconvened date for the Meeting will be Saturday 5th September 2020 at 10:00am.

Due to the on-going restrictions imposed in the current Covid environment the Executive Committee has taken the decision to hold the AGM via Zoom conference call in order to reduce risk and keep people safe. This will present unfamiliar challenges for hosting the Meeting so please bear with us as we continue to operate in special circumstances.

IMPORTANT: Please respond to by 20th August 2020 to confirm your intention to dial-in to the AGM. The Zoom call will be a private event so you will need a password to join the meeting. Only those who respond positively will be sent the joining instructions, agenda and AGM papers.

In the meantime please stay safe, keep following Government and Health Authority advice and look after each other wherever you live or work.

6th JunCoronavirus Update - Return to Hockey Protocol

Please see the attached link for the latest statement from the Hockey Ireland Board re a return to hockey

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9th AprCoronavirus Update - Hockey Ireland Board Decision

Please see the attached link for the latest statement from the Hockey Ireland Board re the conclusion of the season at national and provincial level.

The Board and the Branches in reaching their decisions are keen to emphasise the magnitude of effort each player, coach, umpire, volunteer, school, club and hockey entity has invested into this season.

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11th Nov (2019)Umpire Radios

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.

5th Oct (2019)EHF Umpire Development Programme - Ellie Duffy

We are delighted to inform you of the announcement from the EHF that Ellie Duffy has been selected on their Umpire Development Programme (UDP). Ellie will join five other participants in the 2020-2022 Programme.

We would like to congratulate Ellie on her selection and this excellent opportunity. We wish her every success in what will be a challenging three years.

Tom Goode has also been selected as a mentor on the Programme along with Caroline Brunekreef (NED) and we also wish Tom Goode a successful three years developing umpires of the future!

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