Clubs:
FAI moves from Cessation to Kick-off
20/06/2020

The UCFL have received confirmation from the Leinster FA that their request for permission to resume and complete season 2019/20 has been approved.

Separately, in further good news, a press release last evening from the FAI, following on from earlier Government announcements, has authorised a resumption of full-contact training from June 29 and training games from July 11, with competitive games permitted to resume from July 18.

The UCFL can confirm that work has begun on preparing schedules of fixtures for the revised period within which we understand the season must now be completed, i.e. from July 18 to Sept 14. All teams are asked to proceed on the assumption that the first competitive games will take place on the weekend of 18/07/2020.

The full FAI press release can be viewed by clicking the following link:

FAI moves from Cessation to Kick-off

20/06/2020 22:09
Division 3
Belgard Athletic v Mid Sutton Sportslink 18/7
Match Preview

3rd placed Belgard Athletic play host to 4th placed Mid Sutton Sportslink at Newlands Cemetery, Ballymount Park at 11 am

Belgard Athletic come from a confident 4-1 win at home against Coolock Village FC 2nds. They are currently on a winning streak of 6 games.
Form: W W W W W W L D W    Home Form: W W W

Mid Sutton Sportslink's last result was a unlucky 2-3 loss at home against Glasnaion FC 2nds.
Form: L D W L W L L W L W W W D    Away Form: W L W L L W

Prediction: Home Win for Belgard Athletic
15/07/2020 03:37
FAI protocols regarding return to training protocols
15/06/2020

In a Press Release last Monday evening (June 8), the FAI launched a Safer Return to Training Protocol and associated documentation for all amateur and underage football ahead of a return to training which can begin from today, June 15 onwards.

On Thursday, (June 11), the Leinster FA circulated an email addressing various queries which had arisen in response to the original FAI documentation.

Last Monday's press release from the FAI can be viewed at the following link:

Press Release FAI safer return to training protocol

Note that the associated documentation can be accessed by a link near the end of the press release above.

The subsequent email from the Leinster FA's Provincial Administrator/ General Secretary, Peter Doyle, is as follows:

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15/06/2020 00:27
Sandford-St Marys FC v Frankfort FC
07/03/20 11 am
Division 2 07/03 11:00
Sandford-St Marys FC 4 - 0 Frankfort FC
Match Photographs
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07/03/2020 16:27
Division 3A
Pavee Celtic v Tallaght Utd 2nds 18/7
Match Preview

8th placed Pavee Celtic play host to League leaders Tallaght Utd 2nds at TBA at 2 pm

Pavee Celtic come from a poor 3-0 loss away against Swords Manor 2nds.
Form: L D W L W D L D W    Home Form: D D W

Tallaght Utd 2nds's last result was a crushing 0-12 win away against Balkan United.
Form: W W W D W W W L W L W    Away Form: W W D W L

Prediction: DRAW
15/07/2020 03:37
UCFL awaiting further information and clarification from FAI
7 June 2020

Like everyone else, the UCFL are very aware of statements released by the Government on Friday and in turn by the FAI over the following 24 hours, in relation to the implications for the resumption of football activities.

Our initial reaction is that there are quite a number of issues which will need clarification before we can understand the requirements and possible changes to previous timetables. Further information will be available from the FAI tomorrow (June 8), though we do not anticipate that this will provide answers to all the questions currently arising.

The UCFL Executive will be meeting on Thursday night (June 11), when all issues will be considered and we will issue further communication after that, if not before.

07/06/2020 23:03
FAI protocols regarding return to training protocols
15/06/2020

In a Press Release last Monday evening (June 8), the FAI launched a Safer Return to Training Protocol and associated documentation for all amateur and underage football ahead of a return to training which can begin from today, June 15 onwards.

On Thursday, (June 11), the Leinster FA circulated an email addressing various queries which had arisen in response to the original FAI documentation.

Last Monday's press release from the FAI can be viewed at the following link:

Press Release FAI safer return to training protocol

Note that the associated documentation can be accessed by a link near the end of the press release above.

The subsequent email from the Leinster FA's Provincial Administrator/ General Secretary, Peter Doyle, is as follows:

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15/06/2020 00:27
Dynamo Ridgewood v VEC FC 2nds
Match postponed as both pitches unplayable.
07/12 10:00
Dynamo Ridgewood 1 - 1 VEC FC 2nds
25/10/2019 14:32
Premier Division
VEC FC v Coolock Village FC 18/7
Match Preview

4th placed VEC FC play host to 6th placed Coolock Village FC at VEC (ETB) Grounds, Terenure at 11:30 am

VEC FC's last game was a confident 1-4 win away against Coolock Village FC.
Form: W L W W L W L W L W W    Home Form: W L W L W

Coolock Village FC's last game was a narrow 1-0 win at home against Beech Park FC.
Form: W L D L L L L W W D W L D    Away Form: D L L W D L

Prediction: Home Win for VEC FC
15/07/2020 03:37
Teams reminded to submit application forms for 2020/21
4 June 2020

While the UCFL continue to work on the assumption that the 2019/20 will be completed between late August and mid October, attention is also being given to preparations for next season 2020/21. To this end, all teams are encouraged to submit their application form for next season to facilitate this. The main application form, for online submission, is available at the following link:

Team Registration

Given that season 2020/21 is not now expected to start prior to mid-October, the 05 June 2020 date for submission of applications will not be treated as a rigid deadline. Nonetheless, we are asking teams to get their applications in as soon as possible, noting that where information is not yet certain (e.g. main contacts, pitch etc.), this can be supplied or changed at a later date.

04/06/2020 12:49
VEC FC 2nds v Drimnagh Celtic 2nds
18/10/2019 01:02
Division 2
Frankfort FC v Drimnagh Celtic 2nds 18/7
Match Preview

8th placed Frankfort FC play host to 9th placed Drimnagh Celtic 2nds at Donaghmede Park at 2 pm

Frankfort FC come from a comprehensive 4-0 loss away against Sandford-St Marys FC. They have yet to be beaten at home.
Form: L W W L D D D D D D    Home Form: W W D D D

Drimnagh Celtic 2nds come from a 2-2 draw at home against Swords Manor.
Form: D L D L L L D L L L D W L L    Away Form: D L L D W L L

Prediction: Home Win for Frankfort FC
15/07/2020 03:37
FAI statement – UCFL response (May 19)
20/05/2020

Following the statement from the FAI on Thursday (May 14), the UCFL Executive Committee issued the following response in an email dated 19/05/2020 to all club secretaries:

The UCFL would like to thank all of our clubs for their quick responses to the survey which was carried out 10 days ago in relation to re-starting football. The impression received was that teams generally would be keen to complete the 2019/20 season over a 6 to 7 week period, beginning on July 20.

This and other relevant information from the survey was communicated to the Leinster FA, which in turn made a submission to the FAI based on this and similar responses from other affiliated Leagues.

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20/05/2020 13:48
Division 2
Booterstown United v Castle Celtic FC 2nds 18/7
Match Preview

2nd placed Booterstown United play host to 6th placed Castle Celtic FC 2nds at Rockfield Park, Blackrock at 11:30 am

Booterstown United's last game was a straightfoward 0-2 win away against Dynamo Ridgewood. They have yet to be beaten at home.
Form: W D W W W W W L D D    Home Form: W W W D D

Castle Celtic FC 2nds's last result was a 0-0 draw at home against VEC FC 2nds.
Form: D L L L W D L D D W W    Away Form: L W L D W

Prediction: Home Win for Booterstown United
15/07/2020 03:37
Update - April 25
25/04/2020

A further update was issued by the UCFL Hon Sec in an email to all club secretaries on Wednesday (April 22):

The UCFL Executive Committee met again last Thursday (April 16) evening.

We mentioned previously that, at our meeting on Mar 26, we had discussed possible scenarios depending on the restart date. With the extension to May 5 of the measures to combat the Covid-19 virus, the only concrete development has been the ruling out of some of the more optimistic scenarios. However, the committee continue to consider various possibilities and remain committed to completing the season.

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25/04/2020 12:44
Premier Division
Portmarnock AFC v Castle Celtic FC 18/7
Match Preview

10th placed Portmarnock AFC play host to 5th placed Castle Celtic FC at Paddy's Hill at 12 pm

Portmarnock AFC's last fixture played was a unlucky 2-1 loss away against Harding IF FC.
Form: L D L L W L L W D L    Home Form: D L L W L

Castle Celtic FC come from a confident 1-4 win away against Glasnaion FC.
Form: W L W L W L D W D L W    Away Form: W L D W W

Prediction: Away Win for Castle Celtic FC
15/07/2020 03:37
Update - April 10
11/04/2020

The message below was emailed to all club secretaries on Thursday (April 10)

With no new information emerging since our most recent communication on March 31, the UCFL Executive Committee intend to meet (via tele/video conference) again next Thursday, April 16. At this point, we do not expect to be any wiser regarding a possible date for resumption of football activities, but we hope to address a number of less urgent ongoing issues, along with reviewing the current situation.

At this stage of the season, we often encourage teams to think about preparations for the following season, though this is usually difficult while the season is reaching its busiest point. However, given the circumstances this year, teams may well be in a position to take advantage of the enforced break and devote some time to preparing for next season.

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11/04/2020 13:25
Premier Division
Beech Park FC v Oldbury FC 18/7
Match Preview

7th placed Beech Park FC play host to 8th placed Oldbury FC at St Catherines Park at 11:30 am

Beech Park FC's last result was a unlucky 2-1 loss away against Harding IF FC.
Form: L L W D D W W D L D D L L    Home Form: W D D D D L

Oldbury FC's last game was a narrow 1-0 win at home against Castle Celtic FC.
Form: W L W L L W L L W D L L    Away Form: L L W L L

Prediction: Home Win for Beech Park FC
15/07/2020 03:37
Update – message from Hon Sec
03/04/2020

The message below was emailed to all club secretaries on Tuesday (March 31)

The UCFL Executive Committee held its first meeting since 05/03/2020 last Thursday night (26/03/2020). This meeting was held via tele-conference – a first in the history of the UCFL - to evaluate the ongoing scenario that has emerged with the coronavirus pandemic. It is impossible to make a definitive plan but some tentative ideas were discussed, as follows:

1. We estimate that we will need a 2 month period to complete the outstanding fixture list for this season e.g. if the season recommenced on 1 May it could conceivably be completed by 30 June. By rule, we will have to seek the permission of the Leinster FA to extend the season beyond 31 May. Moreover, clubs with leased pitches from the council and other authorities may have to seek permission to extend their tenure for the current season.

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03/04/2020 16:18
Division 3B
Drumcondra AFC v Old Bawn FC 18/7
Match Preview

5th placed Drumcondra AFC play host to 3rd placed Old Bawn FC at Albert College at 11:30 am

Drumcondra AFC's last game was a confident 3-0 win at home against Exodus FC.
Form: W W L L W L L W W W D L    Home Form: W L W W L

Old Bawn FC's last fixture played was a 1-1 draw away against Castle Celtic FC 3rds.
Form: D D W W W W W W L W    Away Form: D D W W L W

Prediction: DRAW
15/07/2020 03:37
Current position in relation to Covid-19
20/03/2020

Since our initial communication last week, suspending fixtures for approximately two weeks, it will have become obvious to all that a date for resumption of fixtures cannot be given until we see how events unfold in the coming days and weeks.

In the meantime, the UCFL Executive continue to monitor the situation and hope to address outstanding issues and consider feasible courses of action in the possible scenarios that may emerge. At this point, we would like to assure all our teams that we remain keen to complete the season when a resumption of action becomes possible.

We are also looking into ways of keeping our clubs and players informed on a regular basis, though obviously there may not be much new relevant information to be provided at particular times.

In the meantime, we trust all our members are keeping safe and behaving as requested by the health authorities seeking to control the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

20/03/2020 18:45
FAI protocols regarding return to training protocols
15/06/2020

In a Press Release last Monday evening (June 8), the FAI launched a Safer Return to Training Protocol and associated documentation for all amateur and underage football ahead of a return to training which can begin from today, June 15 onwards.

On Thursday, (June 11), the Leinster FA circulated an email addressing various queries which had arisen in response to the original FAI documentation.

Last Monday's press release from the FAI can be viewed at the following link:

Press Release FAI safer return to training protocol

Note that the associated documentation can be accessed by a link near the end of the press release above.

The subsequent email from the Leinster FA's Provincial Administrator/ General Secretary, Peter Doyle, is as follows:

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15/06/2020 00:27
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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