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Forthcoming Events for other Umpiring Associations

26th Aug 2018 (from Irish HUA)

Umpire Assessor Course (09:30) @ NICS, Stormont, Belfast


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
15th August 2018
Under 16/18 Girls Interpros (from Irish HUA)

The Under 16/18 Girls Interpros are being held over the weekend of 21st - 23rd September in Three Rock Rovers and we are looking for volunteers to work on the technical table - Schedule will be published once it has been approved, please contact Linda Ingram asap with your available

Under 16/18 Boys Interpros (from Irish HUA)

The Under 16/18 Boys Interpros are being held over the weekend of 14th-16th September in Garryduff and we are looking for volunteers to work on the technical table - Schedule will be published once it has been approved, please contact Linda Ingram asap with your available

10th August 2018
L@@K New Umpire Shirts

All Thank you for providing INDICATIVE size for the new umpire shirts. However, the Committee are concerned that these 'guesstimates' may still mean that your new shirt will not fit you. So, rather than Ulster Hockey ordering shirts that are the wrong size, we have agreed either:

1. You visit the Ulster Hockey Offices before the 22nd August to try on the shirts and confirm the ACTUAL size that you would like ordered; or

2. You confirm by email to admin@ulsterhockey.com, cc'd to gareth.herron@gmail.com that you are content with the INDICATIVE size that you recently provided.

As some of our umpires will find it difficult to get to the Ulster Hockey Offices, it would be helpful if those that get to try on the shirts let me know whether the INDICATIVE size that they ordered was in fact the ACTUAL size that is ordered. I will then let everyone know, so that this might help guide Umpires who cannot get to Belfast.

Ulster Hockey need to place the order by 22nd August, so please ...

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22nd July 2018
Umpire Assessor Course - 26th August 2018 - COURSE FULL (from Irish HUA)

IHUA will be running an Umpire Assessors’ Course on Sunday 26th August 2018. The venue will be the NICS Sports Pavilion, Stormont, Belfast and the course will run from 9:30am – 4:30pm. There is a maximum of 12 places available. The cost per person is £25/€28 which will include tea/coffee on arrival, all training materials, tuition and the opportunity to assess two umpires in a live hockey match during the afternoon.

The course is open to anyone who has an interest in assessing umpires at local provincial or national level. If you wish to reserve a place please contact Robert Johnston on our email address (irish.umpires@gmail.com) BEFORE Wednesday 8th August 2018.

15th July 2018
Umpires receive abuse but respect is key part of the game today! (from Irish HUA) ...(with image - click here)

Have a look at the views of our very own Alison Keogh on Umpire Abuse and the need for Respect...

29th June 2018
Season 2018/19 (from Irish HUA)

All EYHL & IHL Div. 2 fixtures (M&W), together with the dates for all other Irish competitions are now on the portal. You will be able to enter your availability for September & October from 1/7/18 so plenty of time to plan ahead!!

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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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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