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Forthcoming Events for other Umpiring Associations

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
4th December 2018
EYHL & IHL 2 EXPENSES - CLAIMING PERIOD IS NOW OPEN! (from Irish HUA)

An email has been sent to all members re claiming your EYHL & IHL 2 expenses ONLY.

The claiming period is NOW OPEN and will remain so UNTIL 14 DECEMBER 2018. Please get your claim submitted through your personal area.

If you are choosing to have your clothing order deducted from your current expenses, you must CLAIM YOUR EXPENSES through your personal area before we are able to process your order - so please do not delay!!

If you have not received this email, please let us know through irish.umpires@gmail.com.

*Remember, all cup competition expenses go to Hockey Ireland for payment through your Appointments Coordinator and they have their own payment processes (we have no control over this).

NEW IHUA CLOTHING RANGE (from Irish HUA)

An email has been sent to all IHUA members re the supply of our new Adidas clothing.

IHUA will subsidise the cost of all clothing purchased in the INITIAL ORDER. To be included in the INITIAL ORDER you must submit or re-submit your order no later than Friday 14th December 2018. For all future orders, the clothing will resort to the standard purchase price.

The Order Form which has all the prices and a PDF with the new IHUA clothing range is attached to this email. ALL clothing will have the IHUA logo included.

*If you have not received this email, please simply advise us on - irish.umpires@gmail.com - and we will contact you shortly (IHUA members only).

1st December 2018
NEWLY UPDATED - MATCH DAY HOSPITALITY (Irish Competitions) (from Irish HUA)

Only in all Irish Cup Competitions are the HOME clubs expected to provide 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.

21st November 2018
Important Information (from Irish HUA)

To all involved in EYHL and IHL 2 matches,

This is a reminder about of a few important things: -

Travel to Matches Out of Province - All umpires should ensure that they make your travel arrangements with all other colleagues (who are going in the same direction!) prior to travelling and should consult the list of appointments (both men and women) for this purpose. The same applies for national cup competitions.

Single person journeys will NOT be paid where the member could have reasonably travelled with another member.

Provincial Appointments - Umpires should regularly make themselves available for provincial appointments during the season. The male umpires are generally expected to umpire a minimum of 5 provincial matches (if appointed) in addition to their national appointments and female umpires are expected to umpire a minimum of 4 provincial matches (if appointed) in addition to their national appointments. However, all umpires are strongly encouraged to umpire more ...

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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!

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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