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14/05/2022: UCFL Challenge Cup Final

Tallaght Utd v VEC FC

Home Farm, Whitehall

Saturday, 14 May 2022

kick-off 2.00pm

07/05/2022: Cup Final dates and venue confirmed

The dates and venues for the UCFL’s 2021/22 Cup Finals have been confirmed.

The Challenge Cup Final, between Tallaght Utd and VEC FC, will take place at 2.00pm on Saturday, 14 May, 2022 at Home Farm, Whitehall, Dublin 9. The Bedlow Final will kick off just 3 hours earlier at Frank Cooke Park, Griffith Avenue, which is a short distance away from Home Farm.

We are pleased to have secured the same two venues for our other two Cup Finals, which will both take place on the evening of Wednesday, 25 May; the MMI Cup Final will kick off at 6.45pm in Home Farm and the Knight Cup Final 30 minutes later at Frank Cooke Park.

The full schedule is as follows:

Sidney Bedlow Cup Final, Frank Cooke Park, 14/05/2022, 11.00am

Challenge Cup Final, Home Farm Whitehall, 14/05/2022, 2.00pm

MMI Cup Final, Home Farm Whitehall, 25/05/2022, 6.45pm

Richard Knight Cup Final, Frank Cooke Park, 25/05/2022, 7.15pm

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31/01/2022 01:17
Division 3A Shield Section B
Drumcondra AFC 2nds v Team Zimbabwe 21/5
Match Preview

5th placed Drumcondra AFC 2nds play host to 3rd placed Team Zimbabwe at Albert College at 11:30 am

Drumcondra AFC 2nds's last fixture played was a narrow 4-3 win at home against Glasnaion FC 2nds.
Form: W L L    Home Form: W

Team Zimbabwe's last result was a crushing 6-0 win at home against Benbulbin United.
Form: W W L    Away Form:

Prediction: Away Win for Team Zimbabwe
18/05/2022 06:33
07/02/2022: UCFL President
Death of David Blood

The UCFL has learned with regret of the death of our President, David Blood, earlier this morning (07/02/2022). David, who was very closely involved with the UCFL for many decades, serving the League in various capacities as player and administrator, including many years as Chairman, was also very well known in wider football circles across Leinster and nationally, eventually rising to the position of President of the FAI during the years 2005-2010. He was also a brother of current UCFL Chairman, Barney Blood and we extend our sympathies to Barney and to all of David’s family at this time.

Further details will follow in due course

12/02/2022 21:03
Division 3A Shield Section B
York Road FC 4 - 2 Glasnaion FC 2nds 9/5
York Road FC beat Glasnaion FC 2nds.
League leaders York Road FC won 4-2 against their visitors, 6th placed Glasnaion FC 2nds at John Paul 2nd Park, Cabra at 6:45 pm

York Road FC
Form: L W L W W

Glasnaion FC 2nds has yet to win in this competition, having lost all 3 games.
Form: L L L

18/05/2022 06:33
Division 3B Shield Section A
Malahide Utd 2nds v Tymon Bawn FC 21/5
Match Preview

Malahide Utd 2nds play host to 5th placed Tymon Bawn FC at Malahide Castle at 12 pm

Malahide Utd 2nds's last result was a confident 3-0 win at home against Newlane FC.
Form: W L    Home Form: W

Tymon Bawn FC has yet to win in this competition.
Form: L D L    Away Form: D

18/05/2022 06:33
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
07/02/2022: UCFL President
Death of David Blood

The UCFL has learned with regret of the death of our President, David Blood, earlier this morning (07/02/2022). David, who was very closely involved with the UCFL for many decades, serving the League in various capacities as player and administrator, including many years as Chairman, was also very well known in wider football circles across Leinster and nationally, eventually rising to the position of President of the FAI during the years 2005-2010. He was also a brother of current UCFL Chairman, Barney Blood and we extend our sympathies to Barney and to all of David’s family at this time.

Further details will follow in due course

12/02/2022 21:03
Division 1 Shield Section A
Atletico Malahide 2 - 5 Aston Village 11/5
Atletico Malahide beaten by Aston Village.
Atletico Malahide were beaten at home by 3rd placed Aston Village at Malahide Castle at 6:45 pm

Atletico Malahide has yet to win in this competition, having lost all 2 games.
Form: L L

Aston Village
Form: W W L

18/05/2022 06:33
Division 3 Shield Section A
The Local FC v Blackrock College 21/5
Match Preview

The Local FC play host to Blackrock College at Phoenix Park at 2 pm

The Local FC has yet to be beaten in this competition, having won every game.
Form: W W    Home Form:

Blackrock College has yet to win in this competition.
Form: D L    Away Form: D

18/05/2022 06:33
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
Division 3 Shield Section B
Strand United 2 - 1 Coolock Village FC 2nds 14/5
Strand United despatch Coolock Village FC 2nds.
2nd placed Strand United marginally won 2-1 against their visitors, 4th placed Coolock Village FC 2nds at Mount Temple at 11 am

Strand United
Form: W W W L

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

18/05/2022 06:33
Division 3C Shield Section B
Stedfast United 2nds v Ballyowen Celtic 21/5
Match Preview

4th placed Stedfast United 2nds play host to 2nd placed Ballyowen Celtic at Meadowbrook Dundrum at 2 pm

Stedfast United 2nds come from a unlucky 3-2 loss away against St Maelruans FC 2nds.
Form: L L W    Home Form: W

Ballyowen Celtic come from a narrow 3-2 win at home against Newlane FC 2nds.
Form: W L W    Away Form: W

Prediction: DRAW
18/05/2022 06:33
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 2 Shield Section A
Coolock Village FC 2 - 1 Belgard Athletic 14/5
Coolock Village FC take all points from Belgard Athletic.
League leaders Coolock Village FC marginally won 2-1 against their visitors, 3rd placed Belgard Athletic at St Anne’s Park at 2 pm

Coolock Village FC has yet to be beaten in this competition, having won 2 out of its last 3 games.
Form: W W D

Belgard Athletic
Form: L W W

18/05/2022 06:33
Division 3 Shield Section A
The Local FC v Old Bawn FC 18/5
Match Preview

The Local FC play host to Old Bawn FC at Phoenix Park at 6:45 pm

The Local FC has yet to be beaten in this competition, having won every game.
Form: W W    Home Form:

Old Bawn FC has yet to be beaten in this competition, having won 1 out of its last 2 games.
Form: D W    Away Form:

18/05/2022 06:33
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
07/02/2022: UCFL President
Death of David Blood

The UCFL has learned with regret of the death of our President, David Blood, earlier this morning (07/02/2022). David, who was very closely involved with the UCFL for many decades, serving the League in various capacities as player and administrator, including many years as Chairman, was also very well known in wider football circles across Leinster and nationally, eventually rising to the position of President of the FAI during the years 2005-2010. He was also a brother of current UCFL Chairman, Barney Blood and we extend our sympathies to Barney and to all of David’s family at this time.

Further details will follow in due course

12/02/2022 21:03
Division 3A Shield Section A
Glenmalure Rovers 1 - 4 Belgard Athletic 2nds 10/5
Glenmalure Rovers despatched by Belgard Athletic 2nds.
5th placed Glenmalure Rovers were beaten at home by Belgard Athletic 2nds at Walkinstown Park at 6:45 pm

Glenmalure Rovers has yet to win in this competition, having lost all 4 games.
Form: L L L L

Belgard Athletic 2nds has yet to be beaten in this competition, having won every game.
Form: W W

18/05/2022 06:33
Division 2 Shield Section B
Swords Manor v Tallaght Utd 2nds 21/5
Match Preview

Swords Manor play host to Tallaght Utd 2nds at Brackenstown Road, Swords at 12 pm

Both teams have already played a single game.

18/05/2022 06:33
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
Division 3A Shield Section A
Palmerstown FC 3 - 0 Glenmalure Rovers 18/5
Palmerstown FC despatch Glenmalure Rovers.
Palmerstown FC won 3-0 against their visitors, 5th placed Glenmalure Rovers at Palmerstown FC Home Ground

Palmerstown FC
Form: W L

Glenmalure Rovers has yet to win in this competition, having lost all 4 games.
Form: L L L L

18/05/2022 06:33
Division 2A Shield Section B
VEC FC 2nds v Fairview Celtic 21/5
Match Preview

VEC FC 2nds play host to Fairview Celtic at VEC (ETB) Grounds, Terenure at 12 pm

VEC FC 2nds's last fixture played was a narrow 2-1 win at home against St Maelruans FC.
Form: W L    Home Form: W

Fairview Celtic has yet to win in this competition.
Form: D L    Away Form: L

18/05/2022 06:33
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 3A Shield Section A
Belgard Athletic 2nds 3 - 0 Dunshaughlin Youths FC 3rds 14/5
Belgard Athletic 2nds take all points from Dunshaughlin Youths FC 3rds.
Belgard Athletic 2nds won 3-0 against their visitors, 3rd placed Dunshaughlin Youths FC 3rds at Newlands Cemetery, Ballymount Park at 11 am

Belgard Athletic 2nds has yet to be beaten in this competition, having won every game.
Form: W W

Dunshaughlin Youths FC 3rds
Form: L W W

18/05/2022 06:33
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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