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Geoff Conn part of EHF's UDP

Geoff Conn part of EHF's UDP

February 12, 2008 | 100 views | Leave a comment

This week, the EHF announced the umpires for their Umpire Development Programme 2008/2010, with Geoff Conn among ‘Group 1’. Umpires Committee Chairman, Jorge Alcover said, “Year one has been a huge success with the umpires well on their way to achieving the Grade 1 target. The commitment of this group has been a fantastic launch […]

A rant about Umpiring

A rant about Umpiring

February 12, 2008 | 111 views | Leave a comment

A growing number of comments are being submitted about umpiring and so on. I’ve written before that I will not allow comments on this topic and so I think I should outline my reasons for this decision. Basically, as Leinster hockey as a whole, we are responsible for the vicious circle that exists around umpiring. […]

Metchette to represent Ireland at Olympics

Metchette to represent Ireland at Olympics

January 23, 2008 | 284 views | Leave a comment

Continuing the strong tradition of Irish umpiring, Carole Metchette was today notified of her appointment to the Beijing Olympics, 2008. This is the first time Ireland has ever had a female hockey umpire appointed to the Olympics. Dublin born Metchette had a good introduction to hockey when she attended Wesley College where she won the […]

EHL Internet show – Wednesday night

EHL Internet show – Wednesday night

December 19, 2007 | 80 views | Leave a comment

Today, at 6pm CET, EHL brings the first ever interactive, multimedia show in hockey to computer screens around the world. Combining never-before-seen hockey movie clips with special studio guests, Dutch national team players three times WorldHockey Player of the Year Teun de Nooijer and 2005 WorldHockey Young Player of the Year Robert van der Horst, […]

Youtube Blog 2

Youtube Blog 2

December 13, 2007 | 109 views | Comments (1)

There’s a ton of ways to kill a day at work: take up smoking, take up working, play Stick Cricket, read the Guardian’s blog (which, let’s face it is directly where I ripped this off from). YouTube trumps them all. So here, to save you searching, are my favourite hockey clips. (To see part one, […]

EHF Club awards

EHF Club awards

December 6, 2007 | 83 views | Leave a comment

The EHF has launched a new programme to honour clubs that are doing great work to promote the “Hockey Family” in Europe. For me, though, there is quite a few points on the list of criteria below that clubs can take on board and develop upon. Recently, the IHA has started running a number of […]

Best Youtube Hockey clips

Best Youtube Hockey clips

September 19, 2007 | 212 views | Comments (1)

There’s a ton of ways to kill a day at work: take up smoking, take up working, play Stick Cricket, read the Guardian’s blog (which, let’s face it is directly where I ripped this off from). YouTube trumps them all. So here, to save you searching, are my favourite hockey clips. Add your own in […]