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8th Sep 2018 (from Irish HUA)

EYHL Umpires Pre-Season Workshop and Fitness Testing (10:30) @ TBC

8th Sep 2018 (from Irish HUA)

IHUA Annual General Meeting @ TBC

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
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!

25th May 2018
Ulster u16s v Scotland & Wales Series

Ulster u16s and u18s will be playing a series of matches at UUJ against Scotland & Wales in June:

Scotish Matches:

7 pm Friday 15th June

12 pm Saturday 16th June

10 am Sunday 17th June

Welsh matches:

6 pm Friday 22nd June(U16)

8 pm Friday 22nd June (U18)

12 pm Saturday 23rd June (U16)

2 pm Saturday 23rd June (U18)

10 am Sunday 24th June (U16)

12 pm Sunday 24th June (U18)

We would like to support these matches, so if you are available, please update your availablility as soon as possible, caveating as necessary if you are only available for specific times.

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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21st May 2018
Umpire Availability Statistics 2017-2018 ...(with image - click here)

Attached are the final umpire availabilty statistics for the year. The Ulster Hockey Management Board have agreed that all clubs who achieved 80% or higher will be viewed as having complied with Article 6 of the Constitution. Clubs whose Umpire Availability percentage is below this will be fined in accordance with a sliding scale of fines that were agreed by the Board at the beginning of the season, which was also copied to clubs.

We would like to thank the many clubs who have met their responsibilities under this rule and have provided umpires to the panel through out the season. Without your support and encouragement, we could not be able to cover the range of matches that we do. However, the panel is still too small, so I would urge all clubs to continue to support and encourage their club members to join the panel. In Ulster we have a fine tradition of providing umpires who go on to be appointed to European and International matches, but we can only continue to do this with ...

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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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