The Irish Hockey Umpires Association (IHUA) has secured a joint sponsorship deal for this weekend’s EY Hockey League Finals at Three Rock Rovers Hockey Club.
The umpires at this weekend’s EY Hockey League finals have received a boost ahead of the event at Banbridge thanks to the support of Teamwear Ireland.
Top Irish umpire, Colin Hutchinson recently retired from international hockey having reached the current age limit of 47 for umpires. During a highly successful career, he reached 100 international caps and the very peak of the umpiring ladder
The Leinster Hockey Umpires Association is delighted to launch its new website. The site contains some new features such as the current Leinster appointments, how to become an umpire and a host of helpful resources for umpires and players alike.
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.
Ten Leinster based umpires have been appointed to 13 international competitions this summer, ranging from Olympic level to the various youth and club competitions around the continent.
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 League will follow the EHL’s lead and trial the new “stick above the shoulder” rule for the 2011/12 season. These changes will not be implemented in the Leinster league this term.
The Hook caught up with umpire Carol Metchette following her call-up to officiate in the final of the European Championships final between the Netherlands and Germany in Monchengladbach in August.
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
Irish officials will be spread far and wide this summer as the country provides umpires, judges, umpire’s managers and technical directors to tournament’s around the continent.
The nominations are in and now it is your chance to have a say in who wins the first Hook Awards as the public vote for Umpire, Coach and Senior men’s and women’s player of the year went live this morning.
Umpiring expert Ray O’Connor answers a query which arose in the Monkstown vs YMCA Mills Cup game last weekend at a penalty corner.
Leinster hockey welcomed a number of new faces last weekend as the province played host to several young umpires from the European Hockey Federation’s Umpire Development Programme (UDP).
The Leinster Hockey Umpires Association have launched their brand new website this week. The site contains plenty of information, including links to hockey’s rules, details on the association’s member’s successes and updates on the LHUA Academy with more info to be added in the coming weeks. The Academy is continuing for a second season and […]
The FIH have announced seven changes to the Rules of Hockey for international competition which will come into effect on January 1, 2011. These are the following changes which will be amended: – Rule 9.15: “players must not force an opponent into offending unintentionally”. This rule will be deleted. – Rule 13.1: the location of a […]
* There was a special moment last Saturday as Railway Union legend Brendan Smyth lined out to play for the first time in his sixth decade of adult league hockey in Leinster, drawing a guard of honour from both UCD III and his own fifth eleven. Smyth made his senior debut back in the 1960s […]