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Umpiring training evening – November 10th

The Leinster Hockey Umpires Association are holding an exclusive training night with Geoff Conn and Ray O’Connor in Serpentine Avenue on November 10 from 7.30pm. The evening is aimed at beginner umpires and club umpires looking for help with understanding the rules and personal intrepretations. There will also be an open forum to receive topics…

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Umpiring training meeting this Thursday, in the club

The LHUA (Leinster Hockey Umpires Association) will be holding a training meeting this Thursday at 8pm in our very own Pembroke Wanderers, and players, coaches and aspiring umpires are all invited. Questions and queries on rules can be submitted before the meeting via (training aids/agony aunt) or asked directly on the night. Following the…

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Leinster Umpires launch new training initiative

In an effort to address a shortage of umpires in Leinster, a new Training Initiative will be starting this season to improve the confidence and skill level of umpires within Leinster. The Leinster Hockey Umpires Association will this season conduct a series of 4 training sessions during the season for any players / non players…

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Auto Pass rule – explained

The new Free Hit rule incorporating the Auto-pass The auto pass is a mandatory experimental rule for 2009 ~ this means in effect that it comes into use for all teams from the start of next season. Check out the explanatory video courtesy of our friends in Sydney. Read also the “Rule Interpretation & Guidence…

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Umpiring – getting the basics right!

Umpiring can be fun and rewarding, and definately improves with experience! All umpires should be familiar with the rules of hockey before stepping on the pitch – this guide contains some practical steps and guidlines to keep in mind before you go out on the pitch, and during the game.

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