Connacht Hockey Umpiring Association

Connacht Hockey Umpiring Association

Connacht Hockey Umpiring Association

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Forthcoming Events for other Umpiring Associations

7th Feb 2017 (from Ulster Umpires)

Ulster Hockey Umpires Executive Committee Meeting (18:30) @ NICS Pavilion

9th Sep 2017 (from Irish HUA)

EYHL Umpires Pre-Season Workshop and Fitness Testing (10:45) @ TBC

21st Jan 2018 (from Irish HUA)

EYHL Umpires Mid-Season Workshop and Fitness Testing (10:45) @ TBC

Recent News Items
30th November 2016
2017 Rules of Hockey and Player Equipment Requirements for Irish Competitions (from Irish HUA)

Three new documents are available to view in the Download Section of the IHUA website under 'Rules and Guidance'.

The first document relates to the new 2017 Rules of Hockey.

The second document relates to the formal implementation of these rules (1st January 2017) and highlights the key information regarding the specific rule changes.

The third document relates to safety issues regarding player equipment (especially at PC's) and how this will be managed in the intervening period until the new rules are implemented, to help Clubs be ready for the changes.

Hockey Ireland has notified all Clubs involved in Irish Competitions and advised the Provinces that they are also welcome to implement these rules.

5th November 2016
Clarification guidance - playing the ball on the ground v sliding tackles (from Irish HUA)

There appears to be a little confusion about players playing the ball on the ground as opposed to ‘going to ground’ to make a sliding tackle. It is clear that not every player on the ground during a game of hockey commits an offence however players must be discouraged from deliberately sliding into tackles.

The following guidance is therefore issued for clarification: -

- A player simply playing the ball while on the ground does not commit an offence, subject to danger;

- A player going to ground to make a tackle who makes no contact with either the ball or another player does not commit an offence, subject to danger;

- A player going to ground to make a tackle who wins the ball cleanly without making contact with any other player does not commit an offence, subject to danger;

- A sliding tackle which takes an opponent to the ground has the potential to cause serious injury and is considered highly dangerous. The offending player must be punished with high penalty action - a ...

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