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3rd Feb 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
3rd November 2018
New Umpire Shirts (for Panel Umpires ONLY)

Good News! Ulster Hockey have just informed us that the new Umpire Shirts will be ready to be picked up from Monday 5th November at the Ulster Hockey Offices. I would be grateful if you could arrange to pick up your new kit as soon as possible, with the view to using it for your first appointment after Monday 5th.

Ulster Hockey have made a significant investment in the new kit and are keen to demonstrate to our sponsors, clubs and media a new fresh, positive image for Ulster Hockey. So please make a BIG effort to collect the kit as soon as possible - while it may not be possible for some of the panel to get their hands on the new kit immediately, we should set ourselves a target to have all the new kit in use by 17th November at the very latest. Once you have the new kit, you must stop using the Kukri shirts.

14th October 2018
Important Umpire Notice for EYHL & IHL 2 Matches (from Irish HUA)

A notice has been sent to everyone's personal area for those umpires involved or maybe involved in IHL 2.

11th October 2018
Irish Competitions - HOSPITALITY - A Shared Responsibility (from Irish HUA)

There is a written rule within ALL Irish Competitions that HOME clubs must provide post-match hospitality, including a post-match meal, to visiting match officials who are travelling from another province.

HOWEVER - Please do your utmost during all pre-match communication to advise the HOME club that you are travelling from another province, if that is the case and ask if a post-meal was being provided. It will be very helpful to the home club and will ensure that everything runs smoothly and you are 'catered' for!

Please don't feel embarrassed about making this known or asking as the home club is unlikely to know where you are travelling from, on many occasions.

5th October 2018
Irish Cup Competitions - Important Information for all Umpires (from Irish HUA) ...(with image - click here)

Here are a few reminders before the Cup Competition matches this weekend: -

*The home club MUST contact BOTH UMPIRES to confirm arrangements by 8.00pm on the Monday prior to the match. Travel arrangements, time of departure and any pick-up requirements should be confirmed.

*Home clubs must provide post-match hospitality, including a post-match meal, to visiting match officials where travel is from outside of the home Branch.

(Failure to comply with the above should be reported to irish.umpires@gmail.com ASAP).

Duration of matches: Matches are of 70 minutes duration (2 x 35 min). There is no extra time.

In the event of a match ending in a draw after 70 mins a Shootout competition will take place under FIH rules (see below). The home side must provide a time keeper (See Appendix A on the attached Rules & Regulations).

Maximum of 18 players provided two fully kitted goalkeepers are included & present. If fewer than two fully kitted goalkeepers present, then ...

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17th June 2018
NEW - Grading of International Officials and Fitness of FIH Umpires (from Irish HUA)

Two new documents published by the FIH on 1st June 2018 have been added to the Irish HUA Information Section under 'FIH Information and Guidance'.

The 'Grading of International Officials' shows the new FIH panel structure. Note: the FIH has placed all FIH international umpires into a specific panel - this can be viewed on their website.

The 'Guidelines for Fitness of FIH Umpires' shows the new fitness testing standard required for all umpires for their respective panels. Note: the fitness levels are no longer representative of age!

23rd May 2018
General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) ...(with image - click here)

The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) apply from the 25th May 2018 and it affects how we use your data. The attached Ulster Hockey Privacy Policies explain how you can expect your information to be used, stored and retained and how Ulster Hockey intends fulfilling its obligations under GDPR in relation to your rights as an individual.

From an Umpiring perspective, we use the information you provide for the purpose of

Organising Umpire Appointments

Umpire Development / Coaching

Paying Umpire Expenses

Organising Umpire Development Events

Contacting you by phone and e-mail

Contacting Club Officials regarding matches (change of times, cancellations etc)

Providing you with information related to Ulster Umpires and IHUA

Producing Reports related to Appointments, coaching and grading activity, contact data and financial reporting.

If you are unhappy with any aspect of the Ulster Hockey Privacy Notice, or how your personal information is being processed, please ...

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15th August 2017
National 4 Year Umpiring Plan (from Irish HUA) ...(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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