* Leinster umpire Geoff Conn has been promoted to the level of “International Outdoor Umpire”. Geoff umpired at the EuroHockey Club Champions Trophy in Prague earlier this year and following another good performance in the recent EuroHockey League Round 1 in The Hague he got his new accreditation.
Ulster’s Warren McCully and Chris McConkey both also umpired in the recent rounds of the EHL while Ramon Davey was a judge.
* Irish Junior and Development players John Jackson, Paul Gleghorne and Chris Gregg were part of the Loughborough Students (England) side that got through a group containing Luzerner SC (Switzerland) and Azzurri Kelburne HC (Scotland).
* Michael Watt meanwhile scored in the first set of group matches for his Scottish side, Grange.