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19/10/2022: FAI Junior Cup exits; Full fixtures on Bank Holiday weekend Saturday

Saturday (15/10/2022) ws a disappointing day in the FAI Junior Cup 2nd round for UCFL teams with Fairview Celtic the only one out of 7 teams to make it through to the 3rd round.

Good progress was made in the Challenge Cup with 8 games completed.

All teams should note that there will be a full programme of games on 29/10/2022, the Saturday of the Bank Holiday weekend.

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31/01/2022 01:17
Division 3
Malahide Utd 2nds v Arthur Griffith Park FC 2nds 10/12
Match Preview

5th placed Malahide Utd 2nds play host to 12th placed Arthur Griffith Park FC 2nds at Malahide Castle at 11:30 am

Malahide Utd 2nds's last result was a straightfoward 0-2 win away against Oldbury FC.
Form: W W L L D W W L D L    Home Form: W L L W L

Arthur Griffith Park FC 2nds has yet to win in this competition, having lost its last 2 games.
Form: L L D    Away Form: L D

Prediction: Home Win for Malahide Utd 2nds
07/12/2022 16:09
Season 2021/22 – message from the UCFL Hon Sec
17/08/2021
Now that most of our extended football family have blown away the cobwebs by competing in the very rewarding pre-season tournament just finished, we must all re-set and focus on the new season which starts on Saturday 21st August 2021. This entails a return to the regular structures that has underpinned the League for many seasons. I will elaborate on all these good habits for the benefit of all our new teams and indeed restate them for our existing teams.
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17/08/2021 16:27
Division 1
Harding IF FC 2nds 5 - 1 Shelbourne SSCFC 26/11
Harding IF FC 2nds despatch Shelbourne SSCFC.
4th placed Harding IF FC 2nds won 5-1 against their visitors, 8th placed Shelbourne SSCFC at Ringsend Park Pitch 2 at 11 am

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

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

07/12/2022 16:09
Division 2
St Marys Boys v Lourdes Celtic FC 10/12
Match Preview

7th placed St Marys Boys play host to 10th placed Lourdes Celtic FC at Moreen Park, Sandyford at 12 pm

St Marys Boys's last result was a poor 0-3 loss at home against The Local FC.
Form: L L W L L W L L W D    Home Form: L L W W D

Lourdes Celtic FC has yet to win in this competition.
Form: D L D L L D    Away Form: D D D

Prediction: Home Win for St Marys Boys
07/12/2022 16:09
Season 2021/22 kick-off Aug 21; FAI Junior Cup 2021/22 – entry deadline extended to Aug 9
04/08/2021

(Update 06/08/2021: Please note that the Aug 6 deadline for entering the FAI Junior Cup has been extended by 3 days to Monday, Aug 9)

Following completion of the group stages of our pre-season tournament last Wednesday night (July 28), all teams not involved in the tournament finals will be turning their full attentions to the kick-off of the season proper. For the UCFL, this will be Saturday, August 21. We again remind teams of the importance of ensuring their player registrations are fully sorted out and up to date in advance of the kick-off. We hope to confirm the Divisions for the coming season in the near future.

(02/08/2021): FAI Junior Cup 2021/22 (Centenary competition) – entry deadline Aug 6

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02/08/2021 01:34
Season 2021/22 – message from the UCFL Hon Sec
17/08/2021
Now that most of our extended football family have blown away the cobwebs by competing in the very rewarding pre-season tournament just finished, we must all re-set and focus on the new season which starts on Saturday 21st August 2021. This entails a return to the regular structures that has underpinned the League for many seasons. I will elaborate on all these good habits for the benefit of all our new teams and indeed restate them for our existing teams.
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17/08/2021 16:27
Division 3A
Dublin Postal FC 3 - 0 Celtic Park FC 26/11
Dublin Postal FC take all points from Celtic Park FC.
5th placed Dublin Postal FC won 3-0 against their visitors, 10th placed Celtic Park FC at Kiltipper Road at 2 pm

Dublin Postal FC
Form: W L L L W W W D L

Celtic Park FC has yet to win in this competition.
Form: D L L L L L

07/12/2022 16:09
Division 3
Drumcondra AFC v Swords Manor 2nds 10/12
Match Preview

6th placed Drumcondra AFC play host to 7th placed Swords Manor 2nds at Albert College at 12 pm

Drumcondra AFC's last game was a unlucky 1-0 loss away against Oldbury FC.
Form: L L D W D D W W L    Home Form: D W W L

Swords Manor 2nds's last result was a comprehensive 5-1 loss away against Glenmalure Rovers.
Form: L L W W W W    Away Form: L W W

Prediction: Home Win for Drumcondra AFC
07/12/2022 16:09
Use of Match Reports section
12/07/2021

Our website has an area (“Match Reports”) for input of short match reports which we felt would be of general interest to many of our teams and would enhance the usefulness of the website as a source of information. To this end, we allowed our clubs direct access to enter such information themselves, with an understanding that no comments of a critical or derogatory nature would be made.

The committee was informed of some allegations relating to a particular match last Saturday and we are investigating these allegations under our standard disciplinary procedures.

Unfortunately, they were also inadvertently entered into the match reports section of our website. We have removed them now and we are also removing access to this section until further notice pending a review of how it should be used in future.

12/07/2021 21:14
Bedlow Cup
Dublin Devils FC 3 - 0 Newlane FC 3/12
Dublin Devils FC take spoils against Newlane FC.
Dublin Devils FC won 3-0 against their visitors, Newlane FC at Phoenix Park at 2 pm

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

07/12/2022 16:09
Premier Division
VEC FC v Malahide Utd 10/12
Match Preview

6th placed VEC FC play host to League leaders Malahide Utd at VEC (ETB) Grounds, Terenure at 11:30 am

VEC FC's last game was a 3-3 draw at home against Arthur Griffith Park FC.
Form: D L L L W    Home Form: D L L

Malahide Utd has yet to be beaten in this competition, having won 4 out of its last 7 games.
Form: W W W D W D D    Away Form: D W D D

Prediction: Away Win for Malahide Utd
07/12/2022 16:09
Procedures required for approval of friendly matches
11/07/2021

Teams often arrange friendly games at this time of year and are responsible for all aspects of the game’s organisation, among them finding a referee. However, they should obtain approval for these games beforehand for several reasons, not least because referees will need it in place for insurance purposes.

Set out below is a reminder of the procedures which should be followed in order to obtain approval for a friendly game:

1. The organising club should request permission to hold the friendly from its own League via the League Hon Sec giving details of the proposed match i.e. opposition, pitch and date. If any of these details change then a new permission must be sought.

2. The Hon Sec will then confirm the sanction of the stated fixture by email to the organising club, which should in turn make this authentication available for inspection by the referee. Our referees will be advised of our procedures.

3. The organising club should be a current member of the league and ensure that both clubs have the necessary public liability insurance in place.

11/07/2021 19:30
UCFL Challenge Cup Rounds 2, 3 & 4
Dublin Devils FC 3 - 0 York Road FC 26/11
Dublin Devils FC win against York Road FC.
Dublin Devils FC won 3-0 against their visitors, York Road FC at Phoenix Park at 2 pm

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

07/12/2022 16:09
Division 3C
Draiocht Titans 2nds v Ballyowen Celtic 10/12
Match Preview

10th placed Draiocht Titans 2nds play host to 4th placed Ballyowen Celtic at Ring Commons Sports Centre, Balbriggan at 2 pm

Draiocht Titans 2nds has yet to win in this competition, having lost its last 2 games.
Form: L L D L D L L L L    Home Form: L L D D L

Ballyowen Celtic come from a unlucky 0-1 loss at home against Lourdes Celtic FC 2nds. They have yet to be beaten away from home.
Form: L W D W W W D W    Away Form: W W W D

Prediction: Away Win for Ballyowen Celtic
07/12/2022 16:09
Pre-season tournament - update
04/07/2021

With another round of games successfully completed on the first Saturday in July, the UCFL can state that we are very pleased with progress since the pre-season tournament kicked off on June 9. We hope all participating teams continue to enjoy the competition in the spirit of good communication and co operation displayed to date.

As most of you will be aware, we are targetting July 28 as the date for completion of all group stage games, with finals scheduled for August 7. Given this timeframe, it may not be possible to re-schedule games, especially as availability of referees may be an additional factor limiting our flexibility. We would ask that teams bear this in mind when preparing for games throughout the rest of July.

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04/07/2021 21:45
Season 2021/22 – message from the UCFL Hon Sec
17/08/2021
Now that most of our extended football family have blown away the cobwebs by competing in the very rewarding pre-season tournament just finished, we must all re-set and focus on the new season which starts on Saturday 21st August 2021. This entails a return to the regular structures that has underpinned the League for many seasons. I will elaborate on all these good habits for the benefit of all our new teams and indeed restate them for our existing teams.
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17/08/2021 16:27
Division 3C
Ballyowen Celtic 0 - 1 Lourdes Celtic FC 2nds 26/11
Ballyowen Celtic despatched by Lourdes Celtic FC 2nds.
4th placed Ballyowen Celtic were marginally beaten at home by 6th placed Lourdes Celtic FC 2nds at Griffeen Valley Park at 12 pm

Ballyowen Celtic
Form: L W D W W W D W

Lourdes Celtic FC 2nds are currently on a winning streak of 4 games.
Form: W W W W L L D L

07/12/2022 16:09
Division 3B
Dublin Devils FC v ROC Celtic 2nds 10/12
Match Preview

4th placed Dublin Devils FC play host to 10th placed ROC Celtic 2nds at Phoenix Park at 2 pm

Dublin Devils FC has yet to be beaten in this competition, having won 7 out of its last 9 games.
Form: D W W W W W W W D    Home Form: D W W W

ROC Celtic 2nds's last fixture played was a disappointing 3-1 loss away against Bushy Athletic.
Form: L L W L L    Away Form: L L

Prediction: Home Win for Dublin Devils FC
07/12/2022 16:09
FAI Referee Beginner Courses in July
28/06/2021

The FAI referees department have added two courses for training new referees. The UCFL encourages anyone interested in taking up refereeing to consider signing up for one of these courses.

FAI Referee Beginner Course – 6th/7th/8th July

FAI Referee Beginner Course – 20th/21st/22nd July

28/06/2021 13:35
UCFL Challenge Cup Rounds 2, 3 & 4
Rathmines Roosters 3 - 1 Beech Park FC 3/12
Rathmines Roosters take spoils against Beech Park FC.
Rathmines Roosters won 3-1 against their visitors, Beech Park FC at Whelan Park at 1 pm

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

07/12/2022 16:09
Division 2
VEC FC 2nds v Stedfast United 10/12
Match Preview

2nd placed VEC FC 2nds play host to 8th placed Stedfast United at VEC (ETB) Grounds, Terenure at 12 pm

VEC FC 2nds's last fixture played was a poor 1-4 loss at home against The Local FC. They have won 3 out of 4 home games.
Form: L W W L L W D D W L    Home Form: L W W W

Stedfast United's last fixture played was a 1-1 draw at home against Sandford-St Marys FC.
Form: D W D D L D L L    Away Form: W D L

Prediction: Home Win for VEC FC 2nds
07/12/2022 16:09
2021 pre-season tournament - Rules and Procedures
06/06/2021 (updated 09/06/2021)

[Update 09/06/2021: Ahead of tonight's kick-off, we would like to draw everyone's attention to Rule 4, permitting roll-on/ roll-off substitutions and Rule 7, which directs that a penalty shootout must take place after each drawn game, with the winner of the shootout being awarded an extra point in the Group competition (so the shootout winner receives two points in total for the game, with the shootout loser receiving one point for the draw in 90 minutes).]

With our pre-season tournament fast approaching, we would remind any participating teams which have not yet done so, to email the UCFL Hon Sec Paraic Treanor (paraic.treanor@ucfl.ie) confirming their wish to enter the tournament. Please do this now!

Tournament Rules & Procedures:

The committee have agreed a set of Rules governing the tournament and these can be viewed by clicking on the following link: 2021-22 Pre-Season Tournament Rules.

In addition, we would like to remind all teams, especially new teams, of the standard procedures ahead of each match:

The home team must contact the opposition and referee to ensure all is in order, give directions, check colours and any other items which may be relevant. Contact details can be found at the following links:

Teams: UCFL - Club Contact Details 2021/2022 (Based on information available to 05/06/2021)

Referees: Referees UCFL

A full fixture list has already been circulated to all clubs; any future alterations to these (e.g. kick-off times and referees for fixtures after June 16) will be advised in fixture updates which we intend to issue weekly during the tournament.

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09/06/2021 14:03
Division 3C
Draiocht Titans 2nds 2 - 4 Astars 26/11
Draiocht Titans 2nds despatched by Astars.
10th placed Draiocht Titans 2nds were beaten at home by 9th placed Astars at Ring Commons Sports Centre, Balbriggan at 2 pm

Draiocht Titans 2nds has yet to win in this competition, having lost its last 2 games.
Form: L L D L D L L L L

Astars
Form: W L L L L L L D L

07/12/2022 16:09
UCFL seek potential new referees
15/11/2021: Clubs asked to assist efforts to increase number of referees

(List of Referees - click here for referee contact information)

As most clubs will be aware, the shortage of available referees has been creating considerable difficulties across all levels of junior football in recent times, with the problems becoming particularly acute since football resumed after the Covid-19 enforced closedowns.

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15/11/2021 17:34
15/01/2022 14:39
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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