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19/10/2022: FAI Junior Cup exits; Full fixtures on Bank Holiday weekend Saturday

Saturday (15/10/2022) ws 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
Division 3
Drumcondra AFC v Swords Manor 2nds 10/12
Match Preview

6th placed Drumcondra AFC play host to 7th placed Swords Manor 2nds at Albert College at 12 pm

Drumcondra AFC's last game was a unlucky 1-0 loss away against Oldbury FC.
Form: L L D W D D W W L    Home Form: D W W L

Swords Manor 2nds's last result was a comprehensive 5-1 loss away against Glenmalure Rovers.
Form: L L W W W W    Away Form: L W W

Prediction: Home Win for Drumcondra AFC
07/12/2022 16:29
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
Division 2
Lourdes Celtic FC 1 - 3 Beech Park FC 26/11
Lourdes Celtic FC beaten by Beech Park FC.
10th placed Lourdes Celtic FC were beaten at home by 4th placed Beech Park FC at Sundrive Park at 11:30 am

Lourdes Celtic FC has yet to win in this competition.
Form: D L D L L D

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

07/12/2022 16:29
Division 3
Malahide Utd 2nds v Arthur Griffith Park FC 2nds 10/12
Match Preview

5th placed Malahide Utd 2nds play host to 12th placed Arthur Griffith Park FC 2nds at Malahide Castle at 11:30 am

Malahide Utd 2nds's last result was a straightfoward 0-2 win away against Oldbury FC.
Form: W W L L D W W L D L    Home Form: W L L W L

Arthur Griffith Park FC 2nds has yet to win in this competition, having lost its last 2 games.
Form: L L D    Away Form: L D

Prediction: Home Win for Malahide Utd 2nds
07/12/2022 16:29
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
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
Division 3
Oldbury FC 1 - 0 Drumcondra AFC 26/11
Oldbury FC claim victory against Drumcondra AFC.
8th placed Oldbury FC marginally won 1-0 against their visitors, 6th placed Drumcondra AFC at Aylesbury Park, Tallaght at 11:30 am

Oldbury FC
Form: W W L W L L

Drumcondra AFC
Form: L L D W D D W W L

07/12/2022 16:29
Division 3C
Phibsboro Club de Futbal v Newlane FC 2nds 10/12
Match Preview

7th placed Phibsboro Club de Futbal play host to League leaders Newlane FC 2nds at John Paul 2nd Park, Cabra at 2 pm

Phibsboro Club de Futbal come from a confident 0-3 win away against Sandford-St Marys FC 2nds.
Form: W L L L L L W W    Home Form: L L W W

Newlane FC 2nds's last fixture played was a straightfoward 4-2 win at home against St Maelruans FC.
Form: W W D W W L W W    Away Form: W D W L W

Prediction: DRAW
07/12/2022 16:29
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
Division 1
Harding IF FC 2nds 5 - 1 Shelbourne SSCFC 26/11
Harding IF FC 2nds despatch Shelbourne SSCFC.
4th placed Harding IF FC 2nds won 5-1 against their visitors, 8th placed Shelbourne SSCFC at Ringsend Park Pitch 2 at 11 am

Harding IF FC 2nds
Form: W D L W W D L L W L L L

Shelbourne SSCFC
Form: L L L W L W W L D

07/12/2022 16:29
Division 3A
Drumcondra AFC 2nds v Draiocht Titans 10/12
Match Preview

7th placed Drumcondra AFC 2nds play host to 2nd placed Draiocht Titans at Albert College at 2 pm

Drumcondra AFC 2nds's last fixture played was a comprehensive 1-5 loss at home against Beech Park FC 2nds.
Form: L L L W W L W L L L    Home Form: L W W L

Draiocht Titans's last fixture played was a straightfoward 1-3 win away against Celtic Park FC. They are currently on a winning streak of 5 games.
Form: W W W W W L W W    Away Form: W W W

Prediction: Away Win for Draiocht Titans
07/12/2022 16:29
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
UCFL Challenge Cup Rounds 2, 3 & 4
Dublin Devils FC 3 - 0 York Road FC 26/11
Dublin Devils FC win against York Road FC.
Dublin Devils FC won 3-0 against their visitors, York Road FC at Phoenix Park at 2 pm

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

07/12/2022 16:29
Division 3C
Draiocht Titans 2nds v Ballyowen Celtic 10/12
Match Preview

10th placed Draiocht Titans 2nds play host to 4th placed Ballyowen Celtic at Ring Commons Sports Centre, Balbriggan at 2 pm

Draiocht Titans 2nds has yet to win in this competition, having lost its last 2 games.
Form: L L D L D L L L L    Home Form: L L D D L

Ballyowen Celtic come from a unlucky 0-1 loss at home against Lourdes Celtic FC 2nds. They have yet to be beaten away from home.
Form: L W D W W W D W    Away Form: W W W D

Prediction: Away Win for Ballyowen Celtic
07/12/2022 16:29
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
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
Division 3A
Kill Celtic 1 - 4 Dunshaughlin Youths FC 2nds 26/11
Kill Celtic lose to Dunshaughlin Youths FC 2nds.
8th placed Kill Celtic were beaten at home by 6th placed Dunshaughlin Youths FC 2nds at Straffan Road Kill at 2 pm

Kill Celtic
Form: D L L W L L L

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

07/12/2022 16:29
Division 3C
Phoenix Athletic v Lourdes Celtic FC 2nds 10/12
Match Preview

5th placed Phoenix Athletic play host to 6th placed Lourdes Celtic FC 2nds at Albert College at 2 pm

Phoenix Athletic come from a comprehensive 6-2 win at home against St Maelruans FC. They have won 4 out of 5 home games.
Form: W W L L W D W W    Home Form: W L W W W

Lourdes Celtic FC 2nds's last game was a narrow 0-1 win away against Ballyowen Celtic. They are currently on a winning streak of 4 games.
Form: W W W W L L D L    Away Form: W W W L L

Prediction: Home Win for Phoenix Athletic
07/12/2022 16:29
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
Division 3B
Benbulbin United 1 - 3 Team Zimbabwe 26/11
Benbulbin United lose to Team Zimbabwe.
9th placed Benbulbin United were beaten at home by 2nd placed Team Zimbabwe at Brickfield Park at 11 am

Benbulbin United
Form: L L W L D L L D L L

Team Zimbabwe has yet to be beaten in this competition, having won 8 out of its last 11 games.
Form: W W W W W D W W D W D

07/12/2022 16:29
Division 3A
Celtic Park FC v Dunshaughlin Youths FC 2nds 10/12
Match Preview

10th placed Celtic Park FC play host to 6th placed Dunshaughlin Youths FC 2nds at Beaumont Woods at 12 pm

Celtic Park FC has yet to win in this competition.
Form: D L L L L L    Home Form: D L L L L

Dunshaughlin Youths FC 2nds's last fixture played was a confident 1-4 win away against Kill Celtic.
Form: W L L L W W L L    Away Form: W L L L

Prediction: Away Win for Dunshaughlin Youths FC 2nds
07/12/2022 16:29
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
Division 3C
Draiocht Titans 2nds 2 - 4 Astars 26/11
Draiocht Titans 2nds despatched by Astars.
10th placed Draiocht Titans 2nds were beaten at home by 9th placed Astars at Ring Commons Sports Centre, Balbriggan at 2 pm

Draiocht Titans 2nds has yet to win in this competition, having lost its last 2 games.
Form: L L D L D L L L L

Astars
Form: W L L L L L L D L

07/12/2022 16:29
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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