In April 2019 the LHA Board assigned a dedicated role for the promotion and development of umpiring across the province of Leinster.
David Curran is overseeing the projects aimed at improving the standard of umpiring in Leinster by working closely with Hockey Ireland and the Leinster Hockey Umpires Association (LHUA). Thanks to funding received from Women In Sport, he hopes to see a number of projects launched within the province both aimed to get more people involved in umpiring at grassroots level and to increase numbers at the elite level within the LHUA and IHUA. Projects recently launched include the Club Umpire Programme & the Elite Umpiring Programme (details below).
|LHA Director, Umpiring Development||David Curranfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Hockey Ireland, Umpire Development Coordinator||Ruth Montgomery||Ruth.Montgomery@hockey.ie|
|LHA Executive Officer||Claire Kelly||Admin@leinsterhockey.ie|
|LHUA Committee Chair||Bruce Baleemail@example.com|
|Bruce Bale, LHUA Presidentfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Colm Kavanagh, LHUA Secretaryemail@example.com|
|Tommy Doyle (Treasurer); Fiona Davitt, Gillian Garrett, Shane O'Donnell, Darrell Reamsbottom (Committee Members); Tom Goode (Appointments)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Club Umpire Programme|
The club umpire programme is aimed at engaging with and growing the number of umpires in your club and supporting them to be confident and enjoy umpiring!
What does the programme involve?
The main part of the programme involves training up a Club Umpire Officer (CUO) in your club. This person will be trained, by Hockey Ireland and the provincial organisation, to lead on the following things within the club:
|Umpire Development Pathway||The new pathway aims to support the growth of umpiring in Ireland in an efficient and sustainable manner. The initial focus is on growing the base of umpires through accessible step by step courses, before further developing umpires through opportunities and support at provincial, national and international levels.|
In its new format, the umpiring pathway will provide accessible
|Elite Umpire Programme||The main aim of the Elite Umpiring Programme is to create a fast track for females, for those wanting to achieve high standards of umpiring in a short period of time. This is achieved through a mentor/buddy system. During the programme you will be monitored, guided and assessed by some of the best umpires in Ireland.|
Initially, the programme will include females only (the programme is funded by Women in Sport) and will run until the end of the 2020-21 season.
Across the whole of Ireland, we are engaging with 24 female umpires. The final goal of the funding is to have multiple female umpires on the National Umpiring Panel & EHF Development Programmes. Applications are taken to secure a place on this programme, so if you are between 18 -30 years old and are actively umpiring within a club or have a strong desire to umpire at the highest level, what are you waiting for?
The Leinster Hockey Umpires Association - info to follow.
Updated - 07th Jan 2021
Leinster Hockey Umpires Association - Click Here
Irish Hockey Umpires Association - Click Here
The Irish Hockey Umpires Association has launched a new Umpiring Development Programme.
The aim of this programme is to increase the number of certified umpires at all levels of the game in the country. Clubs are being asked to encourage members to take the new course that will certify them in basic umpiring skills, knowledge and the rules of the game.
By increasing the skill set of umpires at club level, understanding and knowledge of the game will improve which, it is hoped, will increase both the hockey skills for players and overall enjoyment of the game for everyone involved.
IHUA Umpire Structure - Click Here