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8th Sep 2018 (from Irish HUA)

EYHL Umpires Pre-Season Workshop and Fitness Testing (10:30) @ 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
22nd April 2018
EYHL - Final Weekend - Match Times (from Irish HUA)

The Women's EYHL matches on Saturday 28th April will ALL be played at 2:30PM.

The Men's EYHL matches on Saturday 28th April will ALL be played at 3:00PM.

10th April 2018
2018 Ulster Hockey Gala Awards Dinner ...(with image - click here)

This year the Awards Dinner will be taking place at the Europa Hotel on the 18th May from 7.00pm in the Grand Ballroom. At previous dinners, Ulster Umpires have taken a table and enjoyed a good nights entertainment. Tickets cost £35 and dress code for men is jacket & tie and women is smart casual.

At this years dinner two new Umpire Awards will be presented - "Panel Umpire of the Year" and "Club Umpire of the Year" alongside our other awards, so it promises to be a great evening and a celebration of Ulster Hockey.

So, if you would be interested in attending please contact Gareth Herron. I have attached a reply slip for the Gala Awards Dinner, so if you’re interested in attending it would be greatly appreciated if you could return this to me no later than Friday 4th May 2018.

9th April 2018
Ulster Hockey Umpires AGM 10th May ...(with image - click here)

Please see attached notice regarding Ulster Hockey Umpires AGM.

3rd April 2018
Claiming YOUR Expenses - Reminder (from Irish HUA)

It is coming to that time of the season, where you will be asked to submit all your expenses for the EY Hockey League and all Cup Competitions.

Remember - The rate of expenses is the SAME for the EYHL, all Cup Competitions and other international matches played under the auspices of Hockey Ireland and a ‘Rate Card’ is also available for download in the ‘Card Reporting & Expense Claims’ section, for clarification of the rates available via the Information tab above.

As a reminder:

Expenses for the EY Hockey League should be entered on this portal through your personal area. IHUA will pay these expenses.

Expenses for all Cup Competitions (ISC, IHT, IHC and IJC) should be recorded on Umpire Expenses Claim Form which is available for download under 'Card Reporting & Expense Claims’ via the Information tab above. HI will pay these expenses.

*These should be sent to the respective IHUA Appointment Co-ordinators via the email addresses on the form for ...

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29th March 2018
Umpire Manager Promotion (from Irish HUA)

Congratulations to Tom Goode who has been promoted to FIH Grade 1 Umpire Manager (UM). An excellent achievement and recognition for his dedication to the sport at international level. We wish Tom continued success at international level and and with his coaching of our umpires as they strive to reach their goals on the international stage.

9th March 2018
The Masters Interpros

Ulster will be hosting the annual Masters Interpros at Lisnagarvey HC between the 27th - 29th April with approximately 40 matches taking place over three days. The competition organisers are seeking your support to assist with umpiring duties.

Unfortunately they are not in a position to pay umpire expenses, instead they can offer:

1. Free entry to the hog roast event on Saturday night - some matches will be on at the same time as well to watch

2. Free entry to the Garvey Mens 1s versus Railway Union IHL match on the Saturday which the tournament is built around so hopefully big crowd, good atmosphere.

3. To assist with umpire coaching they have offered to video certain umpires and make the footage available FOC.

So this is your opportunity to support provincial hockey and help the Ireland 50s team prepare for the Home Nations tournament which is happening two weeks later.

If you can help, no matter how small, the organisers would love to hear from you. So if interested, ...

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31st December 2017
Umpire Availability Stats (Sep - Dec) ...(with image - click here)

Please find attached the Umpire Availability Statistics from September to December. At the First Review Point it is clear that most Clubs are complying with the Rule and if they continue to provide an umpire to the panel, at the Second Review Point they should meet the 80% compliance target set by the Ulster Hockey Board.

However, disappointingly there are some clubs who are currently below the 80% target and will need to improve their umpire availability to the panel, otherwise they could face the prospect of a financial sanction at the Second Review Point - in particular two Ladies clubs have yet to make any umpire available to the panel.

So, we would urge all clubs (even those clubs complying with the rule) to encourage, support or even recruit more umpires. This will ensure that clubs minimize the potential of any fine being levied by Ulster Hockey either at the Second Review Point or in the future and strengthen the Ulster Umpire Panel: something that benefits us all.

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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