Clubs:
Draws made for semi-finals of all four Cups
25/07/2020
The draws were made for the semi-finals of each of the four Cup competitions at Thursday (23/07/2020) night’s Executive meeting.

The details are set out below (after allowing for results from six games played today, 25/07/2020):

Cup semi-final draws made 23/07/2020:
Position after July 25 results
O'Neills.com Challenge Cup:
Dunshaughlin Youths FC-Castle Celtic
Rialto FC/Tallaght United-Dynamo Ridgewood
Knight Cup:
Tallaght United/Arthur Griffith Park FC-Harding IF FC/Beech Park
Atletico Malahide/Rialto FC-Glasnaion FC/Oldbury FC/Portmarnock AFC
MMI Cup:
Castle Celtic 2nds/Booterstown United FC-Sandford/St Mary's/Dunshaughlin Youths FC/Frankfort FC
York Road FC/Dynamo Ridgewood-Ashwood FC/Swords Manor
Bedlow Cup:
York Road FC-St Anthonys United/Benbulbin United
Dunshaughlin Youths FC 2nds-Ashwood FC
25/07/2020 18:42
Premier Division
Coolock Village FC v Oldbury FC 7/8
Match Preview

8th placed Coolock Village FC play host to 9th placed Oldbury FC at Parnells Astro at 8 pm

Coolock Village FC's last game was a confident 3-0 win at home against Castle Celtic FC.
Form: W L L L W L D L L L L W W D W L D    Home Form: W W L L L W W D

Oldbury FC's last game was a narrow 3-2 win at home against Harding IF FC.
Form: W L D L W L W L L W L L W D L L    Away Form: D L L L W L L

Prediction: Home Win for Coolock Village FC
06/08/2020 22:32
League set to resume tomorrow
17/07/2020

With competitive football set to resume this weekend, the UCFL would like to remind all our teams of the FAI guidelines and protocols relating to this resumption of activities. When following these protocols we would ask teams to keep in mind their objectives, the major one being to ensure that the transmission of the SARS-CoV2 virus is kept to the minimum possible and that all reasonable precautions are taken and unnecessary risks are avoided.

The FAI have issued guidance at regular intervals in recent weeks and months. Ahead of this weekend’s return to action, we would draw your attention to their most recent comments, issued yesterday (July 16) and the associated release of their latest protocols concerning referees and club Compliance Officers. The comments can be viewed by clicking on the following link:

FAI launch referee and compliance officer protocols

The matchday protocol for referees can be accessed at the following link:

Grassroots Referees Match day Protocol

The link to the Compliance Officer role and responsibilities document is as follows:

Compliance Officer Role and Responsibilities

17/07/2020 16:35
Premier Division
Glasnaion FC 0 - 0 Portmarnock AFC 29/7
Glasnaion FC draw with Portmarnock AFC.
10th placed Glasnaion FC were held to a 0-0 draw by 5th placed Portmarnock AFC at Johnstown Park No. 4 at 6:45 pm

Glasnaion FC
Form: L D L L L L W L W W L W L L L D

Portmarnock AFC
Form: W L D W W W L D L L W L L W D L

06/08/2020 22:32
Division 3
Strand United v Belgard Athletic 8/8
Match Preview

5th placed Strand United play host to 2nd placed Belgard Athletic at Mount Temple at 11 am

Strand United's last result was a unlucky 2-3 loss at home against Dunshaughlin Youths FC 2nds.
Form: L D W W W W W W L L W    Home Form: L D W W W W L

Belgard Athletic come from a 1-1 draw at home against Ashwood FC. They have won 5 out of 7 away games.
Form: D W W W W W W W W W W L D W    Away Form: W W W W L D W

Prediction: DRAW
06/08/2020 22:32
FAI protocols regarding return to training protocols
15/06/2020

In a Press Release last Monday evening (June 8), the FAI launched a Safer Return to Training Protocol and associated documentation for all amateur and underage football ahead of a return to training which can begin from today, June 15 onwards.

On Thursday, (June 11), the Leinster FA circulated an email addressing various queries which had arisen in response to the original FAI documentation.

Last Monday's press release from the FAI can be viewed at the following link:

Press Release FAI safer return to training protocol

Note that the associated documentation can be accessed by a link near the end of the press release above.

The subsequent email from the Leinster FA's Provincial Administrator/ General Secretary, Peter Doyle, is as follows:

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15/06/2020 00:27
League set to resume tomorrow
17/07/2020

With competitive football set to resume this weekend, the UCFL would like to remind all our teams of the FAI guidelines and protocols relating to this resumption of activities. When following these protocols we would ask teams to keep in mind their objectives, the major one being to ensure that the transmission of the SARS-CoV2 virus is kept to the minimum possible and that all reasonable precautions are taken and unnecessary risks are avoided.

The FAI have issued guidance at regular intervals in recent weeks and months. Ahead of this weekend’s return to action, we would draw your attention to their most recent comments, issued yesterday (July 16) and the associated release of their latest protocols concerning referees and club Compliance Officers. The comments can be viewed by clicking on the following link:

FAI launch referee and compliance officer protocols

The matchday protocol for referees can be accessed at the following link:

Grassroots Referees Match day Protocol

The link to the Compliance Officer role and responsibilities document is as follows:

Compliance Officer Role and Responsibilities

17/07/2020 16:35
ONeills.com Challenge Cup
Rialto FC 1 - 4 Tallaght Utd 5/8
Rialto FC despatched by Tallaght Utd.
Rialto FC were beaten at home by Tallaght Utd at Dolphin Rd. (Between Suir & Herberton Bridges) at 6:45 pm

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

06/08/2020 22:32
Division 2
Castle Celtic FC 2nds v Swords Manor 8/8
Match Preview

5th placed Castle Celtic FC 2nds play host to 6th placed Swords Manor at Stannaway Park at 11:30 am

Castle Celtic FC 2nds's last result was a poor 1-4 loss at home against Arthur Griffith Park FC 2nds.
Form: L W W L L D L L L W D L D D W W    Home Form: L D L L D D W

Swords Manor come from a 1-1 draw at home against Booterstown United.
Form: D L D L W W W D L L W D W    Away Form: D W W D L D

Prediction: DRAW
06/08/2020 22:32
UCFL awaiting further information and clarification from FAI
7 June 2020

Like everyone else, the UCFL are very aware of statements released by the Government on Friday and in turn by the FAI over the following 24 hours, in relation to the implications for the resumption of football activities.

Our initial reaction is that there are quite a number of issues which will need clarification before we can understand the requirements and possible changes to previous timetables. Further information will be available from the FAI tomorrow (June 8), though we do not anticipate that this will provide answers to all the questions currently arising.

The UCFL Executive will be meeting on Thursday night (June 11), when all issues will be considered and we will issue further communication after that, if not before.

07/06/2020 23:03
Division 3B
Beech Park FC 3rds 1 - 5 Old Bawn FC 5/8
Beech Park FC 3rds are defeated by Old Bawn FC.
8th placed Beech Park FC 3rds were beaten at home by 2nd placed Old Bawn FC at St Catherines Park at 6:45 pm

Beech Park FC 3rds
Form: L W L W L D L L D W L W W L L L L

Old Bawn FC are currently on a winning streak of 5 games.
Form: W W W W W D D W W W W W W L W

06/08/2020 22:32
ONeills.com Challenge Cup
Dunshaughlin Youths FC v Castle Celtic FC 8/8
Match Preview

Dunshaughlin Youths FC play host to Castle Celtic FC at VEC (ETB) Grounds, Terenure at 11:45 am

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

Prediction: Home Win for Dunshaughlin Youths FC
06/08/2020 22:32
Teams reminded to submit application forms for 2020/21
4 June 2020

While the UCFL continue to work on the assumption that the 2019/20 will be completed between late August and mid October, attention is also being given to preparations for next season 2020/21. To this end, all teams are encouraged to submit their application form for next season to facilitate this. The main application form, for online submission, is available at the following link:

Team Registration

Given that season 2020/21 is not now expected to start prior to mid-October, the 05 June 2020 date for submission of applications will not be treated as a rigid deadline. Nonetheless, we are asking teams to get their applications in as soon as possible, noting that where information is not yet certain (e.g. main contacts, pitch etc.), this can be supplied or changed at a later date.

04/06/2020 12:49
Division 3
Coolock Village FC 2nds 5 - 1 Glasnaion FC 2nds 5/8
Coolock Village FC 2nds take all points from Glasnaion FC 2nds.
9th placed Coolock Village FC 2nds won 5-1 against their visitors, 8th placed Glasnaion FC 2nds at Oscar Traynor Centre at 6:45 pm

Coolock Village FC 2nds
Form: W L L L L D L L L L W L L L D W

Glasnaion FC 2nds
Form: L L D L L L W L W L L L W W L

06/08/2020 22:32
ONeills.com Challenge Cup
Tallaght Utd v Dynamo Ridgewood 8/8
Match Preview

Tallaght Utd play host to Dynamo Ridgewood at VEC (ETB) Grounds, Terenure at 11:45 am

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

Prediction: Home Win for Tallaght Utd
06/08/2020 22:32
FAI statement – UCFL response (May 19)
20/05/2020

Following the statement from the FAI on Thursday (May 14), the UCFL Executive Committee issued the following response in an email dated 19/05/2020 to all club secretaries:

The UCFL would like to thank all of our clubs for their quick responses to the survey which was carried out 10 days ago in relation to re-starting football. The impression received was that teams generally would be keen to complete the 2019/20 season over a 6 to 7 week period, beginning on July 20.

This and other relevant information from the survey was communicated to the Leinster FA, which in turn made a submission to the FAI based on this and similar responses from other affiliated Leagues.

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20/05/2020 13:48
League set to resume tomorrow
17/07/2020

With competitive football set to resume this weekend, the UCFL would like to remind all our teams of the FAI guidelines and protocols relating to this resumption of activities. When following these protocols we would ask teams to keep in mind their objectives, the major one being to ensure that the transmission of the SARS-CoV2 virus is kept to the minimum possible and that all reasonable precautions are taken and unnecessary risks are avoided.

The FAI have issued guidance at regular intervals in recent weeks and months. Ahead of this weekend’s return to action, we would draw your attention to their most recent comments, issued yesterday (July 16) and the associated release of their latest protocols concerning referees and club Compliance Officers. The comments can be viewed by clicking on the following link:

FAI launch referee and compliance officer protocols

The matchday protocol for referees can be accessed at the following link:

Grassroots Referees Match day Protocol

The link to the Compliance Officer role and responsibilities document is as follows:

Compliance Officer Role and Responsibilities

17/07/2020 16:35
Division 1
Harding IF FC 2nds 2 - 1 Shelbourne SSCFC 27/7
Harding IF FC 2nds take all points from Shelbourne SSCFC.
6th placed Harding IF FC 2nds marginally won 2-1 against their visitors, 7th placed Shelbourne SSCFC at Ringsend Park Pitch 2 at 6:45 pm

Harding IF FC 2nds
Form: W L L W W L W L D L W L L W L W

Shelbourne SSCFC
Form: W W L W W L W L L L L L W D L

06/08/2020 22:32
Knight Cup
AGP v Harding IF FC 8/8
Match Preview

AGP play host to Harding IF FC at Griffeen Valley at 12 pm

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

06/08/2020 22:32
Update - April 25
25/04/2020

A further update was issued by the UCFL Hon Sec in an email to all club secretaries on Wednesday (April 22):

The UCFL Executive Committee met again last Thursday (April 16) evening.

We mentioned previously that, at our meeting on Mar 26, we had discussed possible scenarios depending on the restart date. With the extension to May 5 of the measures to combat the Covid-19 virus, the only concrete development has been the ruling out of some of the more optimistic scenarios. However, the committee continue to consider various possibilities and remain committed to completing the season.

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25/04/2020 12:44
Division 3
Blackrock College 3 - 1 Dunshaughlin Youths FC 2nds 1/8
Blackrock College beat Dunshaughlin Youths FC 2nds.
6th placed Blackrock College won 3-1 against their visitors, 7th placed Dunshaughlin Youths FC 2nds at Rockfield Park, Blackrock at 2 pm

Blackrock College
Form: W D W W L L L D L L W L W L L L L

Dunshaughlin Youths FC 2nds
Form: W L L L W L W D W L L L

06/08/2020 22:32
Bedlow Cup
York Road FC v St Anthonys United 8/8
Match Preview

York Road FC play host to St Anthonys United at John Paul 2nd Park, Cabra at 12 pm

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

Prediction: Home Win for York Road FC
06/08/2020 22:32
Update - April 10
11/04/2020

The message below was emailed to all club secretaries on Thursday (April 10)

With no new information emerging since our most recent communication on March 31, the UCFL Executive Committee intend to meet (via tele/video conference) again next Thursday, April 16. At this point, we do not expect to be any wiser regarding a possible date for resumption of football activities, but we hope to address a number of less urgent ongoing issues, along with reviewing the current situation.

At this stage of the season, we often encourage teams to think about preparations for the following season, though this is usually difficult while the season is reaching its busiest point. However, given the circumstances this year, teams may well be in a position to take advantage of the enforced break and devote some time to preparing for next season.

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11/04/2020 13:25
Division 3B
Old Bawn FC 6 - 0 Ballyowen Celtic 29/7
Old Bawn FC beat Ballyowen Celtic.
2nd placed Old Bawn FC comprehensively won 6-0 against their visitors, 3rd placed Ballyowen Celtic at Aylesbury Park, Tallaght at 6:45 pm

Old Bawn FC are currently on a winning streak of 5 games.They have yet to be beaten at home.
Form: W W W W W D D W W W W W W L W

Ballyowen Celtic are currently on a losing streak of 4 games.
Form: L L L L W W W W L L L W W W W W D

06/08/2020 22:32
FAI moves from Cessation to Kick-off
20/06/2020

The UCFL have received confirmation from the Leinster FA that their request for permission to resume and complete season 2019/20 has been approved.

Separately, in further good news, a press release last evening from the FAI, following on from earlier Government announcements, has authorised a resumption of full-contact training from June 29 and training games from July 11, with competitive games permitted to resume from July 18.

The UCFL can confirm that work has begun on preparing schedules of fixtures for the revised period within which we understand the season must now be completed, i.e. from July 18 to Sept 14. All teams are asked to proceed on the assumption that the first competitive games will take place on the weekend of 18/07/2020.

The full FAI press release can be viewed by clicking the following link:

FAI moves from Cessation to Kick-off

20/06/2020 22:09
29/07/2019 10:21
United Churches Football League of Ireland
Office Address

League Office

Football Association of Ireland

Irish Sports Campus,

Snugborough Rd,

Blanchardstown,

Dublin 15

Contacting us:

Members of UCFL clubs who have a query in relation to the League should contact their own club secretaries in the first instance. If the club secretary is unable to resolve the query, the matter can then be directed to the relevant League committee member via the club secretary or other recognised club contact.

Queries should be directed to individual committee members as follows (email addresses for UCFL committee members take the form firstname.lastname@ucfl.ie):

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27/03/2019 17:57
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