Clubs:
UCFL seek potential new referees
15/11/2021: Clubs asked to assist efforts to increase number of referees

(List of Referees - click here for referee contact information)

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
UCFL Challenge Cup
The Local FC v Belgard Athletic 4/12
Match Preview

The Local FC play host to Belgard Athletic at Phoenix Park at 2 pm

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

30/11/2021 21:17
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 1
Boghall Rovers 1 - 2 Rathmines Roosters 20/11
Boghall Rovers lose to Rathmines Roosters.
10th placed Boghall Rovers were marginally beaten at home by 9th placed Rathmines Roosters at Wolfe Tone (+) District Youth Club at 11:30 am

Boghall Rovers
Form: D L L D L L L L W D D L L

Rathmines Roosters
Form: L W L L W L L L D L

30/11/2021 21:17
Division 3C
Tallaght Utd 3rds v Celtic Park FC 4/12
Match Preview

League leaders Tallaght Utd 3rds play host to 8th placed Celtic Park FC at Newlands Cemetery, Ballymount Park at 2 pm

Tallaght Utd 3rds's last game was a confident 2-5 win away against Newlane FC 2nds.
Form: W D D W D W W W D D D L W W    Home Form: D D D L W W

Celtic Park FC's last game was a comprehensive 4-0 win at home against Draiocht Titans 2nds.
Form: W W L L W D    Away Form: W L D

Prediction: Home Win for Tallaght Utd 3rds
30/11/2021 21:17
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 2
ROC Celtic 2 - 0 Chapelizod FC 27/11
ROC Celtic take all points from Chapelizod FC.
League leaders ROC Celtic won 2-0 against their visitors, 3rd placed Chapelizod FC at The Lawns, Le Fanu Park, Ballyfermot at 2 pm

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

Chapelizod FC
Form: L D D W W W W

30/11/2021 21:17
Division 3
Old Bawn FC v Blackrock College 4/12
Match Preview

7th placed Old Bawn FC play host to 3rd placed Blackrock College at Aylesbury Park, Tallaght at 2:15 pm

Old Bawn FC's last fixture played was a 5-0 loss away against Beech Park FC 2nds.
Form: L W D L L W W W    Home Form: W W W

Blackrock College's last result was a straightfoward 3-1 win at home against Dublin Postal FC.
Form: W W L D L L L W D W W W L    Away Form: L L L D W W

Prediction: Home Win for Old Bawn FC
30/11/2021 21:17
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
Black Forge FC 3 - 1 Tallaght Utd 2nds 27/11
Black Forge FC take all points from Tallaght Utd 2nds.
2nd placed Black Forge FC won 3-1 against their visitors, 8th placed Tallaght Utd 2nds at Walkinstown Avenue at 11:30 am

Black Forge FC
Form: W W L L W W W D L L L

Tallaght Utd 2nds have yet to win away from home.
Form: L W D L L L D W L L D

30/11/2021 21:17
Premier Division
Lourdes Celtic FC v Harding IF FC 4/12
Match Preview

6th placed Lourdes Celtic FC play host to 4th placed Harding IF FC at Sundrive Park at 11:30 am

Lourdes Celtic FC's last result was a 1-1 draw at home against VEC FC.
Form: D L W D D L W L    Home Form: D W L W L

Harding IF FC's last result was a narrow 3-2 win at home against Arthur Griffith Park FC.
Form: W W W L L W    Away Form: W L

Prediction: DRAW
30/11/2021 21:17
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
Division 3C
Black Forge FC 2nds 7 - 1 Lourdes Celtic FC 2nds 20/11
Black Forge FC 2nds despatch Lourdes Celtic FC 2nds.
3rd placed Black Forge FC 2nds comprehensively won 7-1 against their visitors, 6th placed Lourdes Celtic FC 2nds at Walkinstown Avenue at 2 pm

Black Forge FC 2nds have yet to be beaten at home.
Form: W L W W W W D W D W L

Lourdes Celtic FC 2nds
Form: L L D W D D D W W D D

30/11/2021 21:17
Division 3B
Swords Manor 3rds v Newlane FC 4/12
Match Preview

9th placed Swords Manor 3rds play host to 8th placed Newlane FC at Brackenstown Road, Swords at 2 pm

Swords Manor 3rds's last game was a 4-4 draw at home against Tymon Bawn FC.
Form: D L W L L L W L L    Home Form: D L W L

Newlane FC's last game was a comprehensive 2-6 loss at home against Malahide Utd 2nds.
Form: L W L L L D W D L L    Away Form: L D L

Prediction: Home Win for Swords Manor 3rds
30/11/2021 21:17
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
Premier Division
Glasnaion FC 1 - 1 Malahide Utd 27/11
Glasnaion FC share points with Malahide Utd.
9th placed Glasnaion FC were held to a 1-1 draw by 5th placed Malahide Utd at Johnstown Park No. 4 at 11:30 am

Glasnaion FC
Form: D L W D L L L

Malahide Utd have yet to be beaten away from home.
Form: D L D W D W W

30/11/2021 21:17
Division 3A
Drumcondra AFC 2nds v Palmerstown FC 4/12
Match Preview

2nd placed Drumcondra AFC 2nds play host to 5th placed Palmerstown FC at Albert College at 11:30 am

Drumcondra AFC 2nds come from a comprehensive 3-7 win away against Team Zimbabwe. They have won 3 out of 4 home games.
Form: W D W L L W D W W    Home Form: L W W W

Palmerstown FC's last game was a crushing 9-1 win at home against Team Zimbabwe.
Form: W L L W W W W D L    Away Form: L W W L

Prediction: Home Win for Drumcondra AFC 2nds
30/11/2021 21:17
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
Bedlow Cup
Belgard Athletic. 2nds 3 - 2 Celtic Park FC 20/11
Belgard Athletic. 2nds claim victory against Celtic Park FC.
Belgard Athletic. 2nds marginally won 3-2 against their visitors, Celtic Park FC at Newlands Cemetery, Ballymount Park at 11:30 am

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

30/11/2021 21:17
Division 2
ROC Celtic v Swords Manor 4/12
Match Preview

League leaders ROC Celtic play host to 6th placed Swords Manor at The Lawns, Le Fanu Park, Ballyfermot at 2:15 pm

ROC Celtic has yet to be beaten in this competition, having won every game.
Form: W W W W W W W W W W    Home Form: W W W W W

Swords Manor come from a confident 3-0 win at home against Arthur Griffith Park FC 2nds.
Form: W L L W W    Away Form: L W

Prediction: Home Win for ROC Celtic
30/11/2021 21:17
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 1
Rathmines Roosters 3 - 5 Dunshaughlin Youths FC 27/11
Rathmines Roosters suffer defeat to Dunshaughlin Youths FC.
9th placed Rathmines Roosters were beaten at home by 4th placed Dunshaughlin Youths FC at Whelan Park at 1 pm

Rathmines Roosters
Form: L W L L W L L L D L

Dunshaughlin Youths FC are currently on a winning streak of 5 games.
Form: W W W W W L L L L L L

30/11/2021 21:17
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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