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
ONeills.com Challenge Cup
St Anthonys United v Dunshaughlin Youths FC 2nds 25/1
Match Preview

St Anthonys United play host to Dunshaughlin Youths FC 2nds at Lein Road, Donaghmede at 2 pm

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

21/01/2020 19:55
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 2
VEC FC 2nds 2 - 2 Booterstown United 11/1
VEC FC 2nds share honours with Booterstown United.
3rd placed VEC FC 2nds were held to a 2-2 draw by 2nd placed Booterstown United at VEC (ETB) Grounds, Terenure at 12 pm

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

Booterstown United
Form: W D W W W W L D D


Scorers: (VEC FC 2nds) Karl Reck,Andy Stanstell
21/01/2020 19:55
Division 2
Frankfort FC v Castle Celtic FC 2nds 25/1
Match Preview

6th placed Frankfort FC play host to 4th placed Castle Celtic FC 2nds at Donaghmede Park at 11 am

Frankfort FC come from a straightfoward 3-1 win at home against Dunshaughlin Youths FC. They have yet to be beaten at home.
Form: W L D D D D D D    Home Form: W D D D

Castle Celtic FC 2nds's last result was a disappointing 1-3 loss at home against Sandford-St Marys FC.
Form: L L W D L D D W W    Away Form: W L D W

Prediction: DRAW
21/01/2020 19:55
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
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
Portmarnock AFC 0 - 1 Beech Park FC 11/1
Portmarnock AFC despatched by Beech Park FC.
9th placed Portmarnock AFC were marginally beaten at home by 8th placed Beech Park FC at Paddy's Hill at 11:30 am

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

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


Scorers: (Beech Park FC) James Doolan
21/01/2020 19:55
Premier Division
Beech Park FC v Arthur Griffith Park FC 25/1
Match Preview

8th placed Beech Park FC play host to 3rd placed Arthur Griffith Park FC at St Catherines Park at 11:45 am

Beech Park FC's last result was a narrow 0-1 win away against Portmarnock AFC.
Form: W W D L D D L L    Home Form: D D L

Arthur Griffith Park FC's last fixture played was a 2-2 draw away against Portmarnock AFC.
Form: D W L L W L D W W D W    Away Form: D W L W W D

Prediction: DRAW
21/01/2020 19:55
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
Premier Division
Glasnaion FC 4 - 3 Oldbury FC 11/1
Nathan Osborne scores brace for Oldbury FC but Glasnaion FC win.
7th placed Glasnaion FC marginally won 4-3 against their visitors, 10th placed Oldbury FC at ALSAA [Dublin Airport] at 12 pm

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

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


Scorers: (Glasnaion FC) Cian Dawson,Ian Webb,Niall Dolan,Andy Hedderman
(Oldbury FC) Niall Forrester, Nathan Osborne (2)
21/01/2020 19:55
Division 3B
Kinsealy United FC v Bushy Athletic 25/1
Match Preview

League leaders Kinsealy United FC play host to 7th placed Bushy Athletic at Kettle Memorial Park Drinan, Swords at 11 am

Kinsealy United FC's last game was a straightfoward 4-2 win at home against Phoenix Athletic. They have won 5 out of 6 home games.
Form: W L W W W D W W L W W W    Home Form: W W W W L W

Bushy Athletic's last game was a disappointing 2-4 loss at home against Castle Celtic FC 3rds.
Form: L W D L L L D D W D L    Away Form: L L L D W

Prediction: Home Win for Kinsealy United FC
21/01/2020 19:55
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
Division 3B
Bushy Athletic 2 - 4 Castle Celtic FC 3rds 18/1
Bushy Athletic suffer defeat to Castle Celtic FC 3rds.
7th placed Bushy Athletic were beaten at home by 8th placed Castle Celtic FC 3rds at Bluebell Astro at 2 pm

Bushy Athletic
Form: L W D L L L D D W D L

Castle Celtic FC 3rds
Form: W L W L D L D

21/01/2020 19:55
Division 1
Drimnagh Celtic v Aston Village 25/1
Match Preview

League leaders Drimnagh Celtic play host to 8th placed Aston Village at Brickfield Park (Pitch 4) at 12 pm

Drimnagh Celtic's last fixture played was a 6-1 win at home against Clontarf Athletic. They have won 4 out of 5 home games.
Form: W W W D L L W W D W    Home Form: W W L W W

Aston Village's last result was a disappointing 1-3 loss at home against Tallaght Utd.
Form: L D W W D D L    Away Form: D W L

Prediction: Home Win for Drimnagh Celtic
21/01/2020 19:55
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
LFA Junior Cup
Skerries Town 2 - 0 Beech Park FC 18/1
Skerries Town take spoils against Beech Park FC.
Skerries Town won 2-0 against their visitors, Beech Park FC at TBA

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

21/01/2020 19:55
Premier Division
Glasnaion FC v Coolock Village FC 25/1
Match Preview

7th placed Glasnaion FC play host to 6th placed Coolock Village FC at Johnstown Park No. 4 at 2:30 pm

Glasnaion FC come from a unlucky 0-1 loss at home against VEC FC.
Form: L W W L W L L L D    Home Form: L W L

Coolock Village FC's last game was a poor 2-5 loss at home against Arthur Griffith Park FC.
Form: L L L W W D W L D    Away Form: L W D L

Prediction: Home Win for Glasnaion FC
21/01/2020 19:55
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
Division 3B
Bushy Athletic 5 - 3 Beech Park FC 3rds 11/1
Bushy Athletic take all points from Beech Park FC 3rds.
7th placed Bushy Athletic won 5-3 against their visitors, 9th placed Beech Park FC 3rds at Bluebell Astro at 10:30 am

Bushy Athletic
Form: L W D L L L D D W D L

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

21/01/2020 19:55
Division 1
Shelbourne SSCFC v Clontarf Athletic 25/1
Match Preview

10th placed Shelbourne SSCFC play host to 9th placed Clontarf Athletic at St Anne’s Park at 2 pm

Shelbourne SSCFC come from a comprehensive 4-0 loss away against Rathmines Roosters. They are currently on a losing streak of 4 games.
Form: L L L L W D L    Home Form: L L L

Clontarf Athletic's last result was a 1-1 draw at home against Tallaght Utd. They have yet to win away from home.
Form: D L L D W D L W L L L L    Away Form: L D L L L

Prediction: Home Win for Shelbourne SSCFC
21/01/2020 19:55
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
Premier Division
Glasnaion FC 0 - 1 VEC FC 18/1
Glasnaion FC beaten by VEC FC.
7th placed Glasnaion FC were marginally beaten at home by 2nd placed VEC FC at ALSAA [Dublin Airport] at 12 pm

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

VEC FC have won 3 out of 4 away games.
Form: W W L W L W L W W

21/01/2020 19:55
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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