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MMI and Bedlow Cup Finals decided on Wednesday night
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26/05/2023: Fairview Celtic win MMI Cup, Blackforge 2nds win Bedlow Cup

With the Challenge decided on 13 May and the Knight Cup decider set for 31 May, Wednesday night (24 May) saw the finals of the MMI and Sidney Bedlow Cups take place in Home Farm and Tolka Rovers respectively.

Both games drew bumper crowds and those who attended saw Blackforge 2nds get the better of Dublin Devils to take the Bedlow Cup and Fairview Celtic defeat Glenmalure Rovers to win the MMI Cup. While both games were won on 3-0 scorelines, the games were much more closely contested than this would suggest.

Congratulations to Blackforge and Fairview and we note that both these teams, along with Glenmalure, will be back in action in Shield Finals on Saturday.

26/05/2023 23:03
Leagues
Hons List for League winners
23/03/2023 09:08
Premier Division
Coolock Village FC 7 - 1 Shelbourne AFC 7/6
Coolock Village FC take all points from Shelbourne AFC.
6th placed Coolock Village FC comprehensively won 7-1 against their visitors, 4th placed Shelbourne AFC at St Anne’s Park at 7 pm

Coolock Village FC
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Shelbourne AFC
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10/06/2023 20:08
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
Premier Division
Arthur Griffith Park FC 3 - 0 Malahide Utd 7/6
Arthur Griffith Park FC take all points from Malahide Utd.
3rd placed Arthur Griffith Park FC won 3-0 against their visitors, League leaders Malahide Utd at Griffeen Valley Park at 7 pm

Arthur Griffith Park FC
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Malahide Utd
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10/06/2023 20:08
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
Leagues
Hons List for League winners
23/03/2023 09:08
Premier Division
Atletico Malahide 3 - 4 Rialto FC 7/6
Atletico Malahide beaten by Rialto FC.
7th placed Atletico Malahide were marginally beaten at home by 8th placed Rialto FC at Malahide Castle

Atletico Malahide are currently on a losing streak of 6 games.
Form: L L L L L L W D W L W L L L L L L W W D L

Rialto FC have lost 8 out of 9 away games.
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10/06/2023 20:08
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
Premier Division
Arthur Griffith Park FC 2 - 3 Coolock Village FC 3/6
Arthur Griffith Park FC lose to Coolock Village FC.
3rd placed Arthur Griffith Park FC were marginally beaten at home by 6th placed Coolock Village FC at Esker Drive (Griffeen Valley Park) at 2 pm

Arthur Griffith Park FC
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Coolock Village FC
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10/06/2023 20:08
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
Leagues
Hons List for League winners
23/03/2023 09:08
Division 3A
Dunshaughlin Youths FC 2nds 3 - 0 Kill Celtic 3/6
Dunshaughlin Youths FC 2nds beat Kill Celtic.
5th placed Dunshaughlin Youths FC 2nds won 3-0 against their visitors, 9th placed Kill Celtic at TBA

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

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

10/06/2023 20:08
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
Division 3B
ROC Celtic 2nds 4 - 0 Coolock Village FC 2nds 31/5
ROC Celtic 2nds take spoils against Coolock Village FC 2nds.
4th placed ROC Celtic 2nds won 4-0 against their visitors, 9th placed Coolock Village FC 2nds at The Lawns, Le Fanu Park, Ballyfermot at 7 pm

ROC Celtic 2nds have won 8 out of 10 home games.
Form: W W L W D W W W W D W W L W L L L W L L

Coolock Village FC 2nds
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10/06/2023 20:08
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
Leagues
Hons List for League winners
23/03/2023 09:08
Division 3C
Stedfast United 2nds 4 - 2 Newlane FC 2nds 31/5
Stedfast United 2nds take spoils against Newlane FC 2nds.
2nd placed Stedfast United 2nds won 4-2 against their visitors, League leaders Newlane FC 2nds at Meadowbrook Dundrum at 7 pm

Stedfast United 2nds are currently on a winning streak of 7 games.They have yet to be beaten at home.
Form: W W W W W W W D W W L W W W L D W W

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

10/06/2023 20:08
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
Richard Knight Cup
Arthur Griffith Park FC 2 - 2 Shelbourne SSCFC 31/5
Arthur Griffith Park FC suffer defeat to Shelbourne SSCFC.
Arthur Griffith Park FC were beaten at home by Shelbourne SSCFC at Frank Cooke Park at 7 pm

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

10/06/2023 20:08
2021/22 pre-season tournament - opening fixtures
01/06/2021: Team registration emphasised ahead of tournament kick-off

Clubs are reminded that team applications for membership of the UCFL should be submitted as soon as possible. This is particularly important for teams intending to participate in the pre-season tournament, which is due to kick-off next week.

Registration of each team should be completed via the online team registration form available on this website at the following link:

UCFL online registration

In relation to the tournament itself, the groups and draft fixtures list were circulated to all clubs over the weekend. Fixtures will begin in 8 days time, on Wednesday, June and it is hoped to complete the group stages by July 28, leaving just a few play-off games between the various group/ section winners to take place after that.

The opening two rounds of fixtures are set out below:

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01/06/2021 13:07
Leagues
Hons List for League winners
23/03/2023 09:08
Premier Division
Shelbourne AFC 4 - 2 Atletico Malahide 31/5
Shelbourne AFC claim victory against Atletico Malahide.
4th placed Shelbourne AFC won 4-2 against their visitors, 7th placed Atletico Malahide at Albert College at 7 pm

Shelbourne AFC have yet to be beaten at home.
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Atletico Malahide are currently on a losing streak of 6 games.
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10/06/2023 20:08
AGP win Challenge Cup
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17/05/2023: First Challenge Cup victory for Lucan-based team

Congratulations to AGP on winning the UCFL Challenge Cup! As most members of the League will have heard by now, AGP beat Livorno Carpenterstown 1-0 in Saturday’s Final played on Home Farm’s pitch in Whitehall.

The day proved to be a great success, with a fine pitch and facilities for what is the biggest single game of the UCFL season. Both teams enjoyed great support and even the weather cooperated to provide a near perfect setting for the whole occasion.

Also on Saturday, we note that the MMI Cup semi-finals saw Fairview Celtic, who beat Stedfast 4-3 and Glenmalure Rovers, 2-1 winners against St Mary’s Boys, qualify to meet in that Cup Final, which is due to take place on Wednesday, 24 May. This Final will again take place in Home Farm, with the Sidney Bedlow Cup Final between Blackforge FC 2nds and Dublin Devils to take place the same evening in Tolka Rovers ground.

17/05/2023 14:50
UCFL - ongoing updates
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19/10/2022: FAI Junior Cup exits; Full fixtures on Bank Holiday weekend Saturday

Saturday (15/10/2022) was 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
UCFL seek potential new referees
15/11/2021: Clubs asked to assist efforts to increase number of referees

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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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