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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
GROUP 2 -B UCFL Pre Season
Tamh-Leach FC v Frank Celtic 16/6
Match Preview

Tamh-Leach FC play host to Frank Celtic at TBA at 7 pm

Tamh-Leach FC has yet to be beaten in this competition, having won every game.
Form: W    Home Form:

This is Frank Celtic's first game

14/06/2021 16:14
Team Registration for season 2021/22
10/05/2021

With the end of the standard season on May 31 approaching, thoughts are now turning towards next season 2021/22. While the LFA have not yet confirmed their position regarding a possible extension of 2020/21 beyond May31, the UCFL are proceeding on the basis that 2020/21 will be abandoned.

Therefore, we are now asking all teams to begin preparations for next season 2021/22 immediately, beginning with team registration, before making arrangements to ensure their players can be registered once player registration for 2021/22 opens on June 1.

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

UCFL online registration

Note that clubs with more than one team should, as usual, submit a separate application for each team.

Finally, please note that the registration form is also available in excel and pdf formats, though the online option is our preferred method.

10/05/2021 13:29
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
GROUP 2 -B UCFL Pre Season
Clondalkin Celtic v South Dublin Utd 16/6
Match Preview

Clondalkin Celtic play host to South Dublin Utd at Corkagh Park at 7 pm

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

14/06/2021 16:14
Covid-19 Compliance Officer Workshops
16/04/2021

With training for under 18 teams set to resume from April 26 and in anticipation that a similar date for adult teams will be announced in the near future, the Leinster FA are organising a series of webinars to outline and remind clubs of the procedures that will be required for training to proceed.

All UCFL clubs are encouraged to attend one of the webinars – we note that the webinars appropriate to most of our clubs are on Monday (North Dublin) and Wednesday (South Dublin), though we would expect that rigid adherence to a club’s precise geographical location will not be enforced!

After registering to attend, clubs are also being asked to inform the UCFL that they have done so by emailing the Hon Sec Paraic Treanor (paraic.treanor@ucfl.ie or John Fraser (john.fraser@ucfl.ie)

The full message sent by Peter Doyle, Leinster FA Administrator, is as follows:

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16/04/2021 13:53
Team Registration for season 2021/22
10/05/2021

With the end of the standard season on May 31 approaching, thoughts are now turning towards next season 2021/22. While the LFA have not yet confirmed their position regarding a possible extension of 2020/21 beyond May31, the UCFL are proceeding on the basis that 2020/21 will be abandoned.

Therefore, we are now asking all teams to begin preparations for next season 2021/22 immediately, beginning with team registration, before making arrangements to ensure their players can be registered once player registration for 2021/22 opens on June 1.

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

UCFL online registration

Note that clubs with more than one team should, as usual, submit a separate application for each team.

Finally, please note that the registration form is also available in excel and pdf formats, though the online option is our preferred method.

10/05/2021 13:29
GROUP 1-A UCFL Pre season
Boghall Rovers 2 - 1 Rialto FC 12/6
Boghall Rovers claim victory against Rialto FC.
Boghall Rovers marginally won 2-1 against their visitors, Rialto FC at Wolfe Tone (+) District Youth Club at 2:30 pm

Both teams have already played a single game.

14/06/2021 16:14
GROUP 2 -B UCFL Pre Season
ROC Celtic v VEC FC 2nds 16/6
Match Preview

ROC Celtic play host to VEC FC 2nds at The Lawns, Le Fanu Park, Ballyfermot at 7 pm

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

14/06/2021 16:14
Update from Executive Committee
18/03/2021

With the severe Covid-19 restrictions still in place, the UCFL continues to monitor the situation and consider different courses of action at a high level.

At the present time, the prospect of running a full season for 2020/21 is receding. However, the UCFL does not intend to completely abandon 2020/21 and go straight to 2021/22 unless matches are prohibited until, say, well into June. We are obviously still hoping that restrictions will be lifted sooner than this and, after such a long period of inactivity, we do not envisage then leaving a further significant period to pass without games. When deciding on a programme of matches in that scenario, we will be conscious of a number of factors, including having an appropriate period for preparation (training), the everyday pressures on players including family holidays etc and, importantly, the necessity to obtain permission for a season extension beyond May 31.

However, until more definite information emerges regarding a likely date for resumption of matches, we cannot plan an appropriate format in any detail. Nonetheless, ideas such as seeding of the Cup (with byes for higher division teams) and/or running Leagues based on one round of games etc. are among a number of ideas being considered.

When more information on easing of restrictions does emerge, we also intend to contact our clubs individually again before making definite decisions on how to proceed.

You may wish to note that the FAI President, Gerry McEnaney, has issued a message to all those involved in football after 12 months of Covid-19 restrictions. The message can be viewed here.

18/03/2021 16:37
GROUP 4-B UCFL Pre Season
Dunshaughlin Youths FC 3rds 2 - 3 Drumcondra AFC 2nds 12/6
Dunshaughlin Youths FC 3rds despatched by Drumcondra AFC 2nds.
Dunshaughlin Youths FC 3rds were marginally beaten at home by Drumcondra AFC 2nds at Ind Estate /Business Park, Dunshaughlin at 2:30 pm

Both teams have already played a single game.

14/06/2021 16:14
GROUP 3-A UCFL Pre Season
Oldbury FC v Riverside Utd 16/6
Match Preview

Oldbury FC play host to Riverside Utd at Aylesbury Park, Tallaght at 7 pm

Both teams have already played a single game.

14/06/2021 16:14
Communication from FAI CEO
08/02/2021

The recently appointed CEO of the FAI, Jonathan Hill, issued an update last week for onward circulation to all Leagues and affiliates. This message can be viewed at the following link:

FAI CEO update.

08/02/2021 16:05
GROUP 4-B UCFL Pre Season
Dublin Airport FC 1 - 2 Newlane Celtic 12/6
Dublin Airport FC are defeated by Newlane Celtic.
Dublin Airport FC were marginally beaten at home by Newlane Celtic at ALSAA [Dublin Airport] at 2 pm

Both teams have already played a single game.

14/06/2021 16:14
GROUP 3-A UCFL Pre Season
St Maelruans FC v Old Bawn FC 16/6
Match Preview

St Maelruans FC play host to Old Bawn FC at Bancroft Park, Tallaght at 7 pm

Both teams have already played a single game.

14/06/2021 16:14
Registrations & Transfer Update - Extension of Deadline
02/02/2021

With the 2020/21 season suspended since mid-September and flexibility in timing required in order to ensure competitions can be played, the FAI have moved to address some of the issues that will arise from fixed transfer windows and registration dates.

The main change sees the closing date of the usual Dec-Jan transfer window deferred from Jan 31 until March 20. The final date for registration of new players remains March 31, for now at least.

The details are contained in a document which can be viewed by clicking on the following link:

Transfers and Registrations Period Extension Notification.pdf (ucfl.ie).

We would stress that the new dates are under ongoing review and are quite likely to change depending on the course of the Covid-19 pandemic. A covering letter from FAI Chairman, Roy Barrett, was also issued with this information and can be viewed at this link:

Letter to Affiliates 30.01.21.pdf (ucfl.ie)

02/02/2021 13:31
Team Registration for season 2021/22
10/05/2021

With the end of the standard season on May 31 approaching, thoughts are now turning towards next season 2021/22. While the LFA have not yet confirmed their position regarding a possible extension of 2020/21 beyond May31, the UCFL are proceeding on the basis that 2020/21 will be abandoned.

Therefore, we are now asking all teams to begin preparations for next season 2021/22 immediately, beginning with team registration, before making arrangements to ensure their players can be registered once player registration for 2021/22 opens on June 1.

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

UCFL online registration

Note that clubs with more than one team should, as usual, submit a separate application for each team.

Finally, please note that the registration form is also available in excel and pdf formats, though the online option is our preferred method.

10/05/2021 13:29
GROUP 4-B UCFL Pre Season
Phoenix Athletic 0 - 3 Bushy Athletic 12/6
Phoenix Athletic beaten by Bushy Athletic.
Phoenix Athletic were beaten at home by Bushy Athletic at Albert College at 2 pm

Both teams have already played a single game.

14/06/2021 16:14
GROUP 4-A UCFL Pre Season
Ballyowen Celtic v Astars 16/6
Match Preview

Ballyowen Celtic play host to Astars at Ballyowen Park at 7 pm

Ballyowen Celtic has yet to win in this competition.
Form: L    Home Form:

This is Astars's first game

14/06/2021 16:14
Registrations & Transfer Update - Extension of Deadline
02/02/2021

With the 2020/21 season suspended since mid-September and flexibility in timing required in order to ensure competitions can be played, the FAI have moved to address some of the issues that will arise from fixed transfer windows and registration dates.

The main change sees the closing date of the usual Dec-Jan transfer window deferred from Jan 31 until March 20. The final date for registration of new players remains March 31, for now at least.

The details are contained in a document which can be viewed by clicking on the following link:

Transfers and Registrations Period Extension Notification.pdf (ucfl.ie).

We would stress that the new dates are under ongoing review and are quite likely to change depending on the course of the Covid-19 pandemic. A covering letter from FAI Chairman, Roy Barrett, was also issued with this information and can be viewed at this link:

Letter to Affiliates 30.01.21.pdf (ucfl.ie)

02/02/2021 13:31
GROUP 4-A UCFL Pre Season
Team Zimbabwe 4 - 0 Tymon Bawn FC 12/6
Team Zimbabwe take spoils against Tymon Bawn FC.
Team Zimbabwe won 4-0 against their visitors, Tymon Bawn FC at Bushy Park at 2 pm

Both teams have already played a single game.

14/06/2021 16:14
Update – all football activity to cease until Jan 31
31/12/2020

All UCFL teams will undoubtedly be aware that collective team training must cease with immediate effect following the Government’s decision to re-impose most of the Level 5 restrictions which had been in place prior to the beginning of December. The FAI has today issued an update to ensure that all affiliates are aware of the latest situation. The most important point is that all (collective) football activity must cease until Jan 31 at least. The FAI update can be viewed at the following link:

https://www.fai.ie/domestic/news/fai-update-on-latest-covid-19-guidelines

Obviously, with the disappointing trends in the Covid-19 case numbers which have emerged over the course of December, a date for the resumption of competitive matches can only be guessed at for now. Nonetheless, clubs are encouraged to keep their teams and players focussed on an eventual resumption to the extent that this is possible, while complying with the FAI guidelines in full.

The UCFL Executive Committee will meet again next week to discuss any issues that may need to be addressed, though it is not expected to be a lengthy meeting!

31/12/2020 22:11
GROUP 2 -B UCFL Pre Season
Stedfast AFC 1 - 4 Tamh-Leach FC 12/6
Stedfast AFC suffer defeat to Tamh-Leach FC.
Stedfast AFC were beaten at home by Tamh-Leach FC at Whitechurch at 2 pm

Both teams have already played a single game.

14/06/2021 16:14
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
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