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Rules of Hockey

Whether you’re playing or umpiring hockey, it’s very helpful to know the rules!

As the governing body for hockey, the International Hockey Federation are responsible for the rules and regulations of our beloved sport – and they revise and update the official rulebook every two years.

Our MHC Coaches will always ensure to communicate and explain any relevant rule changes that apply at club level.

The latest edition of the FIH rulebook, which came into effect on January 1st 2022, is available to view and download below.

You can even download an app with the rules straight to your phone! 


You can read Leinster Hockey's Bye Laws, which will answer all your questions on registration, fixtures and more!

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