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
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
Portmarnock AFC 0 - 1 Beech Park FC 11/1
Portmarnock AFC despatched by Beech Park FC.
9th placed Portmarnock AFC were marginally beaten at home by 8th placed Beech Park FC at Paddy's Hill at 11:30 am

Portmarnock AFC
Form: D L L W L L W D L

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


Scorers: (Beech Park FC) James Doolan
20/01/2020 08:40
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
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)
20/01/2020 08:40
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
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 3
Dunshaughlin Youths FC 2nds 2 - 2 Blackrock College 11/1
Dunshaughlin Youths FC 2nds draw with Blackrock College.
6th placed Dunshaughlin Youths FC 2nds were held to a 2-2 draw by 7th placed Blackrock College at Ind Estate /Business Park, Dunshaughlin at 12 pm

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

Blackrock College
Form: D L L W L W L L L L


Scorers: (Blackrock College) Dillon Coghlan, Michael Cantwell
20/01/2020 08:40
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
Premier Division
Glasnaion FC 4 - 3 Oldbury FC 11/1
Nathan Osborne scores brace for Oldbury FC but Glasnaion FC win.
7th placed Glasnaion FC marginally won 4-3 against their visitors, 10th placed Oldbury FC at ALSAA [Dublin Airport] at 12 pm

Glasnaion FC
Form: L W W L W L L L D

Oldbury FC
Form: L L W L L W D L L


Scorers: (Glasnaion FC) Cian Dawson,Ian Webb,Niall Dolan,Andy Hedderman
(Oldbury FC) Niall Forrester, Nathan Osborne (2)
20/01/2020 08:40
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
Division 2
VEC FC 2nds 2 - 2 Booterstown United 11/1
VEC FC 2nds share honours with Booterstown United.
3rd placed VEC FC 2nds were held to a 2-2 draw by 2nd placed Booterstown United at VEC (ETB) Grounds, Terenure at 12 pm

VEC FC 2nds
Form: D W W W L W W D L

Booterstown United
Form: W D W W W W L D D


Scorers: (VEC FC 2nds) Karl Reck,Andy Stanstell
20/01/2020 08:40
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
Bushy Athletic 5 - 3 Beech Park FC 3rds 11/1
Bushy Athletic take all points from Beech Park FC 3rds.
7th placed Bushy Athletic won 5-3 against their visitors, 9th placed Beech Park FC 3rds at Bluebell Astro at 10:30 am

Bushy Athletic
Form: L W D L L L D D W D L

Beech Park FC 3rds
Form: L W W L L L L

20/01/2020 08:40
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
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 3
Mid Sutton Sportslink 1 - 5 Ashwood FC 18/1
Mid Sutton Sportslink lose to Ashwood FC.
4th placed Mid Sutton Sportslink were beaten at home by League leaders Ashwood FC at Furrey Park, Sportslink Complex at 2 pm

Mid Sutton Sportslink
Form: L L W L W W W D

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

20/01/2020 08:40
Volunteer in Sport Awards

Federation of Irish Sport Volunteers in Sport Awards to recognise the contribution of the

450,000 people who ensure sport in Ireland happens each week.

 EBS, the Mortgage Masters to sponsor awards as part of a wider campaign celebrating the role of the volunteer;

 37.2 million hours of volunteering across Ireland’s 14,000+ sports clubs and associations each year;

 An overall winner from each county will be selected as well as one national “team of volunteers” award and a ‘Lifetime’ award;

 Closing date for nominations is Friday, 27 September

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18/08/2019 22:53
Division 2
Dynamo Ridgewood 0 - 2 Booterstown United 18/1
Dynamo Ridgewood beaten by Booterstown United.
7th placed Dynamo Ridgewood were beaten at home by 2nd placed Booterstown United at Furrey Park, Sportslink Complex at 11:30 am

Dynamo Ridgewood
Form: L L W W L D D L

Booterstown United
Form: W D W W W W L D D

20/01/2020 08:40
Sanctioning Of Friendly Games
07/08/2019

In relation to friendly matches, which are a major feature of pre-season preparations at this time of year, clubs are reminded of FAI Rules of the Association, Part C), Rule 34.3, which requires that these games be sanctioned.

Part C), Rule 34.3 reads as follows: “Domestic friendly matches, including but not limited to tournaments and trial matches, must be sanctioned by the League of the hosting team”.

The full FAI Rules can be viewed via the following link:

www.fai.ie/domestic/governance/fai-rule-book

The home team should take responsibility for obtaining sanction for a friendly game and, in the case of a UCFL team, this involves contacting the UCFL Hon Sec, Paraic Treanor (paraic.treanor@ucfl.ie), as far in advance as possible, requesting the UCFL’s sanction for the fixture.

11/08/2019 19:01
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 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

20/01/2020 08:40
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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