Shane O’Donnell has been included in new EHF umpire’s programme; Holy Child and Tullamore seek new coaches; Avoca team up with Enva and LauraLynn as part of 10-year deal; LHA seek nominations for U-18 boys team
After one of the finest umpiring careers, the two-time Olympic whistle-blower Carol Metchette closed out her term on home soil, taking charge of the FIH Champions Challenge I final between Australia and the USA in early October
While Ireland’s national teams narrowly missed out on qualification to the Olympic Games, Carol Metchette and Ray O’Connor once again showed the island has a great track record when it comes to umpiring.
For the 2012/13 season, the IHA have adopted a series of significant of rule changes that will impact on all levels of hockey throughout the country having previously been trialed at EHL and international level.
Ulster Hockey and the Umpires Committee have launched an appeal for former players, players coming to the end of their career, teachers, supporters, juniors, interested parents and supporters to think about becoming an umpire.
The Irish Hockey Umpires Association are holding a start of season, two-day seminar this coming weekend (September 3 and 4) in the Ballsbridge Inn (formerly Jurys). Irish ladies masters to face England in Park Avenue
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