Clubs:
UCFL Coaching Course – National D Licence
05/01/2019: reminder re January course

An email was sent to all clubs prior to Christmas in connection with a specialised coaching course for UCFL members leading to the award of a National D licence on successful completion. The email asked all club secretaries to inform their members of this course and to let the UCFL know how many, if any, are interested. We have had a number of replies and have been liaising with the FAI coaches who are making preparations to hold the course.

The proposal from the FAI is to hold the course over 3 days towards the end of January 2020. The course will begin on Friday evening, Jan 24 and continue over the Saturday and Sunday, Jan 25 & 26.

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05/01/2020 20:10
Chairman's New Year message
31/12/2019

The Chairman and Executive Committee of the UCFL would like to wish a Happy New Year to all our clubs, their players and mentors and everyone else associated with the UCFL in various capacities.

The UCFL consolidated its position as one of the major adult Men’s Leagues in the Dublin area during 2019 and we look forward to it continuing to prosper during 2020 and indeed beyond as a new decade dawns!

31/12/2019 17:57
Premier Division
Glasnaion FC 0 - 1 VEC FC 18/1
Glasnaion FC beaten by VEC FC.
6th placed Glasnaion FC were marginally beaten at home by 3rd placed VEC FC at ALSAA [Dublin Airport] at 12 pm

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

VEC FC
Form: L W W L W L W L W W


Scorers: (VEC FC) Joey Byrne
27/01/2020 21:22
12/12/2019: Kildare 2-0 UCFL
UCFL exit Oscar Traynor Trophy

The UCFL are out of the 2019/20 Oscar Traynor Trophy after falling to their second loss in the competition on Wednesday night (11/12/2019), going down 0-2 to the Kildare & District League on a chilly night in Kilcullen.

Though the UCFL had chances, Kildare undoubtedly deserved their victory, hitting the woodwork on two occasions before half-time, then taking the lead through a brilliant strike from JP McDonagh on 59 minutes, before the same player sealed victory for his team with a tap-in 20 minutes later.

Kildare will now take on Kilkenny at the same venue next Sunday to determine which of these two teams advance to the knockout stages as group winners, while the UCFL are left to reflect on another frustrating night as much good play failed to yield any tangible reward.

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13/12/2019 01:34
Division 3
Coolock Village FC 2nds 1 - 3 Strand United 18/1
Coolock Village FC 2nds suffer defeat to Strand United.
7th placed Coolock Village FC 2nds were beaten at home by 5th placed Strand United at Oscar Traynor Centre at 2 pm

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

Strand United
Form: W W L L W


Scorers: (Coolock Village FC 2nds) Shanks Kaunda
27/01/2020 21:22
03/12/2019: Management meeting Thursday night (Dec 5); Transfer window re-opens
(Meeting in FAI HQ, Abbotstown)

The December Management Meeting will be held at 8.00pm this Thursday night (Dec 5) in FAI HQ, National Sports Campus, Abbotstown, Dublin 15. All clubs must attend. Fines will be imposed for non-attendance.

The second player transfer window of the season opened on Sunday (Dec 1). This window will remain open until Jan 31. Note, however, that unattached players may continue to sign for a club at any time up to the end of March.

03/12/2019 15:15
Chairman's New Year message
31/12/2019

The Chairman and Executive Committee of the UCFL would like to wish a Happy New Year to all our clubs, their players and mentors and everyone else associated with the UCFL in various capacities.

The UCFL consolidated its position as one of the major adult Men’s Leagues in the Dublin area during 2019 and we look forward to it continuing to prosper during 2020 and indeed beyond as a new decade dawns!

31/12/2019 17:57
Premier Division
Oldbury FC 4 - 1 VEC FC 25/1
Jamie Dawson scores twice as Oldbury FC claim victory against VEC FC.
8th placed Oldbury FC won 4-1 against their visitors, 3rd placed VEC FC at Sacred Heart, Killinarden at 2 pm

Oldbury FC
Form: W L L W L L W D L L

VEC FC
Form: L W W L W L W L W W


Scorers: (Oldbury FC) Jamie Dawson (2),Cody Benson,Darren Moore
(VEC FC) Joey Byrne
27/01/2020 21:22
01/12/2019: Mrs. Brown’s Boys/ FAI Heart Care Programme
Basic life support training to be offered nationwide

On 18/11/2019, the FAI announced an expansion of their Heart Care Programme initiative, including plans for a programme to introduce basic life support training nationwide for grassroots volunteers in 2020 with the first training courses conducted by Heartsafety

Solutions scheduled for February.

Dates and locations for this basic life support training are set out below and UCFL clubs are encouraged to register up to two members each to participate. Coaches have the option to take a 3 hour morning or afternoon session.

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01/12/2019 15:18
Premier Division
Beech Park FC 1 - 1 Arthur Griffith Park FC 25/1
Beech Park FC share points with Arthur Griffith Park FC.
9th placed Beech Park FC were held to a 1-1 draw by 2nd placed Arthur Griffith Park FC at St Catherines Park at 11:45 am

Beech Park FC have yet to win at home.
Form: D W W D L D D L L

Arthur Griffith Park FC
Form: D D W L L W L D W W D W


Scorers: (Beech Park FC) Feargal Douglas
(Arthur Griffith Park FC) Ross Byrne
27/01/2020 21:22
Euro 2020 Qualifier - Ireland v Denmark
Tickets available from UCFL

Clubs wishing to purchase tickets for the forthcoming Republic of Ireland v Denmark (Euro 2020 qualifier) match on Monday, 18 November 2019, should contact the Chairman, Barney Blood (087 9819882/ barney.blood@ucfl.ie) with details of their requirements.

Please note that prepayment will be necessary when ordering tickets for this match – the Chairman will provide precise information on this when contacted.

17/10/2019 10:15
Chairman's New Year message
31/12/2019

The Chairman and Executive Committee of the UCFL would like to wish a Happy New Year to all our clubs, their players and mentors and everyone else associated with the UCFL in various capacities.

The UCFL consolidated its position as one of the major adult Men’s Leagues in the Dublin area during 2019 and we look forward to it continuing to prosper during 2020 and indeed beyond as a new decade dawns!

31/12/2019 17:57
Division 3A
Beech Park FC 2nds 4 - 4 St Anthonys United 18/1
Beech Park FC 2nds draw with St Anthonys United.
3rd placed Beech Park FC 2nds were held to a 4-4 draw by 9th placed St Anthonys United at St Catherines Park at 1:30 pm

Beech Park FC 2nds
Form: L D L W W W W L W L

St Anthonys United have yet to win away from home.
Form: D L D L L W L L

Ryan McCormack moves to top scorer in this competition after scoring in this game taking the player's total scores to 8 goals.

Scorers: (Beech Park FC 2nds) Ryan McCormack,Danny O'Gorman,Josh White,Brian Murray
27/01/2020 21:22
UPDATE - October Management Meeting re-scheduled for this Thursday 10/10/2019 7:30pm

The October Management Meeting, which was originally due to take place last Thursday night, will now instead take place this coming Thursday night (10/10/2019) in FAI HQ, National Sports Campus, Abbotstown, Dublin 15, with a 7:30pm start. All clubs must be represented.

League fees are due for payment in full by Oct 1 each season; in practice, this will be taken as the date of this week’s meeting, 10/10/2019. The Treasurer asks that as many clubs as possible pay in advance of the meeting by direct transfer to the League’s bank account.

30/09/2019 15:07
Premier Division
Glasnaion FC 2 - 1 Coolock Village FC 25/1
Glasnaion FC despatch Coolock Village FC.
6th placed Glasnaion FC marginally won 2-1 against their visitors, 7th placed Coolock Village FC at Johnstown Park No. 4 at 2:30 pm

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

Coolock Village FC are currently on a losing streak of 4 games.
Form: L L L L W W D W L D


Scorers: (Coolock Village FC) Conor Harrington
27/01/2020 21:22
External Competitions
18/08/2019

In addition to the regular UCFL competitions, there are 3 “external” competitions available to UCFL teams – the FAI Junior Cup, the LFA Junior Cup and the LFA Junior Shield. All UCFL teams are eligible to enter the FAI Junior Cup, which is the national knockout competition open to all junior teams in the country and the UCFL encourages as many of its teams as possible to enter, particularly those in the top two divisions. The LFA Junior Cup is open to all junior teams in Leinster playing above Division 3 level. The LFA Junior Shield is open to all teams playing at or below Division 3 level.

Entry forms for the FAI Junior Cup can be downloaded here:

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17/08/2019 23:12
Chairman's New Year message
31/12/2019

The Chairman and Executive Committee of the UCFL would like to wish a Happy New Year to all our clubs, their players and mentors and everyone else associated with the UCFL in various capacities.

The UCFL consolidated its position as one of the major adult Men’s Leagues in the Dublin area during 2019 and we look forward to it continuing to prosper during 2020 and indeed beyond as a new decade dawns!

31/12/2019 17:57
Bedlow Cup
Clontarf Athletic 2nds 2 - 4 York Road FC 25/1
Clontarf Athletic 2nds suffer defeat to York Road FC.
Clontarf Athletic 2nds were beaten at home by York Road FC at Raheny Astro Pitch at 2 pm

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

27/01/2020 21:22
Volunteer in Sport Awards

Federation of Irish Sport Volunteers in Sport Awards to recognise the contribution of the

450,000 people who ensure sport in Ireland happens each week.

 EBS, the Mortgage Masters to sponsor awards as part of a wider campaign celebrating the role of the volunteer;

 37.2 million hours of volunteering across Ireland’s 14,000+ sports clubs and associations each year;

 An overall winner from each county will be selected as well as one national “team of volunteers” award and a ‘Lifetime’ award;

 Closing date for nominations is Friday, 27 September

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18/08/2019 22:53
Division 3A
Oldbury FC 2nds 1 - 2 St Maelruans FC 18/1
Oldbury FC 2nds are defeated by St Maelruans FC.
6th placed Oldbury FC 2nds were marginally beaten at home by 4th placed St Maelruans FC at Sacred Heart, Killinarden at 2 pm

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

St Maelruans FC
Form: W L D D W D L W W

27/01/2020 21:22
Sanctioning Of Friendly Games
07/08/2019

In relation to friendly matches, which are a major feature of pre-season preparations at this time of year, clubs are reminded of FAI Rules of the Association, Part C), Rule 34.3, which requires that these games be sanctioned.

Part C), Rule 34.3 reads as follows: “Domestic friendly matches, including but not limited to tournaments and trial matches, must be sanctioned by the League of the hosting team”.

The full FAI Rules can be viewed via the following link:

www.fai.ie/domestic/governance/fai-rule-book

The home team should take responsibility for obtaining sanction for a friendly game and, in the case of a UCFL team, this involves contacting the UCFL Hon Sec, Paraic Treanor (paraic.treanor@ucfl.ie), as far in advance as possible, requesting the UCFL’s sanction for the fixture.

11/08/2019 19:01
Chairman's New Year message
31/12/2019

The Chairman and Executive Committee of the UCFL would like to wish a Happy New Year to all our clubs, their players and mentors and everyone else associated with the UCFL in various capacities.

The UCFL consolidated its position as one of the major adult Men’s Leagues in the Dublin area during 2019 and we look forward to it continuing to prosper during 2020 and indeed beyond as a new decade dawns!

31/12/2019 17:57
ONeills.com Challenge Cup
Rathmines Roosters 2 - 5 Castle Celtic FC 18/1
Rathmines Roosters despatched by Castle Celtic FC.
Rathmines Roosters were beaten at home by Castle Celtic FC at Whelan Park at 1 pm

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

27/01/2020 21:22
Welcome to the United Churches Football League Website
27/03/2019 18:00
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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