Tuesday, November 6, 2007

News in Brief - The Irish at the EHL

* Leinster umpire Geoff Conn has been promoted to the level of "International Outdoor Umpire". Geoff umpired at the EuroHockey Club Champions Trophy in Prague earlier this year and following another good performance in the recent EuroHockey League Round 1 in The Hague he got his new accreditation.

Ulster's Warren McCully and Chris McConkey both also umpired in the recent rounds of the EHL while Ramon Davey was a judge.

* Irish Junior and Development players John Jackson, Paul Gleghorne and Chris Gregg were part of the Loughborough Students (England) side that got through a group containing Luzerner SC (Switzerland) and Azzurri Kelburne HC (Scotland).

* Michael Watt meanwhile scored in the first set of group matches for his Scottish side, Grange.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

gregg and gleghorne arent in the dev squad

Anonymous said...

geoff conn needs to speak up more when umpiring he doesnt take a firm enough role. i believe Andrew Groves is the top umpire in leinster. One which Conn could learn from, i think most will agree with me.

Anonymous said...

as a umpire in Leinster and would regard myself as good as Geoff and Andrew,Why take from another proud moment in Irish Hockey!!!! Geoff well done, i dont think players and management relise how much it takes and how consistant you have to be to make the grade...WELL DONE GEOFF.As for andy and myself we have to work harder to get where geoff is now.. Bolger.

Anonymous said...

I think most wont agree with you...each umpire is different...

Admin said...

I've amended the article, as Gregg and Gleghorne have both been junior internationals but not in the development set-up. Hope this clarifies things.

Anonymous said...

Great news for Geoff & Irish hockey that he is involved. Well done!