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
Premier Division
Oldbury FC v VEC FC 25/1
Match Preview

10th placed Oldbury FC play host to 2nd placed VEC FC at Sacred Heart, Killinarden at 2 pm

Oldbury FC's last game was a unlucky 4-3 loss away against Glasnaion FC.
Form: L L W L L W D L L    Home Form: L L L W D

VEC FC's last game was a narrow 0-1 win away against Glasnaion FC. They have won 3 out of 4 away games.
Form: W W L W L W L W W    Away Form: W W L W

Prediction: Away Win for VEC FC
21/01/2020 20:43
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
VEC FC 6 - 2 South William Street Celtic 11/1
Tom Wrynne and Oisin Kinsella each score twice as VEC FC claim victory against South William Street Celtic.
Gavin O'Keeffe displays great form with two goals for away team
2nd placed VEC FC won 6-2 against their visitors, League leaders South William Street Celtic at VEC (ETB) Grounds, Terenure at 11:30 am

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

South William Street Celtic have won 5 out of 7 away games.
Form: L W W W W D W W D D W

Gavin O'Keeffe moves to top scorer in this competition after scoring twice in this game taking the player's total scores to 20 goals.
Gavin O'Keeffe has scored in the last 5 consecutive games.


Scorers: (VEC FC) Tom Wrynne (2),Oisin Kinsella (2),Joey Byrne,Jordan Howard
(South William Street Celtic) Gavin O'Keeffe (2)
21/01/2020 20:43
Division 2
VEC FC 2nds v Sandford-St Marys FC 25/1
Match Preview

3rd placed VEC FC 2nds play host to League leaders Sandford-St Marys FC at VEC (ETB) Grounds, Terenure at 11:30 am

VEC FC 2nds's last fixture played was a 2-2 draw at home against Booterstown United.
Form: D W W W L W W D L    Home Form: D W W W L W D

Sandford-St Marys FC come from a straightfoward 1-3 win away against Castle Celtic FC 2nds. They are currently on a winning streak of 4 games.
Form: W W W W L W D W W    Away Form: W W L D W

Prediction: DRAW
21/01/2020 20:43
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
Division 3A
Benbulbin United 3 - 1 Balkan United 18/1
Benbulbin United claim victory against Balkan United.
League leaders Benbulbin United won 3-1 against their visitors, 10th placed Balkan United at Brickfield Park (Astro) at 11:15 am

Benbulbin United have yet to be beaten at home.
Form: W D W L W W W W L

Balkan United has yet to win in this competition, having lost its last 3 games.
Form: L L L D L D L L

21/01/2020 20:43
ONeills.com Challenge Cup
South William Street Celtic v Dunshaughlin Youths FC 25/1
Match Preview

South William Street Celtic play host to Dunshaughlin Youths FC at Ringsend Park Pitch 2 at 11 am

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

21/01/2020 20:43
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
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

21/01/2020 20:43
Division 3B
Team Zimbabwe v Beech Park FC 3rds 25/1
Match Preview

6th placed Team Zimbabwe play host to 9th placed Beech Park FC 3rds at Bushy Park at 2 pm

Team Zimbabwe's last result was a unlucky 2-3 loss at home against Drumcondra AFC.
Form: L L W W D L D L D D    Home Form: L L W W L D

Beech Park FC 3rds's last game was a disappointing 5-3 loss away against Bushy Athletic.
Form: L W W L L L L    Away Form: L L L

Prediction: Home Win for Team Zimbabwe
21/01/2020 20:43
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 3
Coolock Village FC 2nds 1 - 3 Strand United 18/1
Coolock Village FC 2nds suffer defeat to Strand United.
5th placed Coolock Village FC 2nds were beaten at home by 8th placed Strand United at Oscar Traynor Centre at 2 pm

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

Strand United
Form: W L L W

21/01/2020 20:43
ONeills.com Challenge Cup
Shelbourne AFC v Tallaght Utd 25/1
Match Preview

Shelbourne AFC play host to Tallaght Utd at Albert College at 11:30 am

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

21/01/2020 20:43
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 20:43
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 20:43
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
Kinsealy United FC 4 - 2 Phoenix Athletic 18/1
Kinsealy United FC despatch Phoenix Athletic.
League leaders Kinsealy United FC won 4-2 against their visitors, 10th placed Phoenix Athletic at Kettle Memorial Park Drinan, Swords at 11 am

Kinsealy United FC have won 5 out of 6 home games.
Form: W L W W W D W W L W W W

Phoenix Athletic has yet to win in this competition, having lost its last 4 games.
Form: L L L L D L L L

21/01/2020 20:43
Division 3B
Exodus FC v Ballyowen Celtic 25/1
Match Preview

5th placed Exodus FC play host to 2nd placed Ballyowen Celtic at Brickfield Park at 12 pm

Exodus FC's last result was a 2-2 draw away against Bushy Athletic.
Form: D W L L D W W L    Home Form: L D W

Ballyowen Celtic come from a unlucky 1-0 loss away against Kinsealy United FC.
Form: L W W W W W D    Away Form: L W D

Prediction: DRAW
21/01/2020 20:43
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
Division 3
Dunshaughlin Youths FC 2nds 5 - 3 Glasnaion FC 2nds 18/1
Dunshaughlin Youths FC 2nds despatch Glasnaion FC 2nds.
6th placed Dunshaughlin Youths FC 2nds won 5-3 against their visitors, 9th placed Glasnaion FC 2nds at Ind Estate /Business Park, Dunshaughlin at 12 pm

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

Glasnaion FC 2nds
Form: L L W W L

21/01/2020 20:43
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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