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
Division 2A
Fairview Celtic v Latin Dubs FC 4/12
Match Preview

6th placed Fairview Celtic play host to 9th placed Latin Dubs FC at Johnstown Park at 12 pm

Fairview Celtic's last fixture played was a narrow 1-2 win away against St Anthonys United.
Form: W W L W L W L    Home Form: W L

Latin Dubs FC's last result was a 1-1 draw at home against Stedfast United.
Form: D D W L L D D    Away Form: W D

Prediction: Home Win for Fairview Celtic
30/11/2021 20:46
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
Exodus FC 1 - 3 Dunshaughlin Youths FC 3rds 20/11
Exodus FC despatched by Dunshaughlin Youths FC 3rds.
8th placed Exodus FC were beaten at home by League leaders Dunshaughlin Youths FC 3rds at Brickfield Park at 12:15 pm

Exodus FC
Form: L W L L D W W W L L L

Dunshaughlin Youths FC 3rds
Form: W D W L D W W W L W

30/11/2021 20:46
Division 3C
Ballyowen Celtic v Lourdes Celtic FC 2nds 4/12
Match Preview

4th placed Ballyowen Celtic play host to 6th placed Lourdes Celtic FC 2nds at Griffeen Valley Park at 1:30 pm

Ballyowen Celtic come from a 2-2 draw at home against Tallaght Utd 3rds. They have yet to be beaten at home.
Form: D W W W L L W W D L W    Home Form: D W W W W

Lourdes Celtic FC 2nds's last fixture played was a crushing 7-1 loss away against Black Forge FC 2nds.
Form: L L D W D D D W W D D    Away Form: L D W D D

Prediction: Home Win for Ballyowen Celtic
30/11/2021 20:46
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
Beech Park FC 2nds 5 - 0 Old Bawn FC 20/11
Beech Park FC 2nds beat Old Bawn FC.
2nd placed Beech Park FC 2nds comprehensively won 5-0 against their visitors, 7th placed Old Bawn FC at Beech Park Green at 2 pm

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

Old Bawn FC
Form: L W D L L W W W

30/11/2021 20:46
Premier Division
Tallaght Utd v VEC FC 4/12
Match Preview

2nd placed Tallaght Utd play host to League leaders VEC FC at Tallaght Comm. School at 12 pm

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

VEC FC has yet to be beaten in this competition, having won 7 out of its last 8 games.
Form: D W W W W W W W    Away Form: D W W W

Prediction: Home Win for Tallaght Utd
30/11/2021 20:46
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
UCFL Challenge Cup
Tymon Bawn FC 0 - 5 Booterstown United 20/11
Tymon Bawn FC despatched by Booterstown United.
Tymon Bawn FC were comprehensively beaten at home by Booterstown United at Brady's Field at 11:45 am

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

30/11/2021 20:46
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 20:46
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
Bedlow Cup
Dublin Airport FC 2 - 1 Newlane FC 27/11
Dublin Airport FC win against Newlane FC.
Dublin Airport FC marginally won 2-1 against their visitors, Newlane FC at ALSAA [Dublin Airport] at 2 pm

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

30/11/2021 20:46
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 20:46
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 3C
Newlane FC 2nds 1 - 1 Astars 20/11
Newlane FC 2nds draw with Astars.
10th placed Newlane FC 2nds were held to a 1-1 draw by 9th placed Astars at Collinstown Park at 2 pm

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

Astars have yet to win away from home.
Form: L D L L L L L L L W

30/11/2021 20:46
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 20:46
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 3C
Stedfast United 2nds 2 - 2 Tallaght Utd 3rds 20/11
Stedfast United 2nds draw with Tallaght Utd 3rds.
7th placed Stedfast United 2nds were held to a 2-2 draw by League leaders Tallaght Utd 3rds at Whitechurch at 2 pm

Stedfast United 2nds
Form: W D W W L L D

Tallaght Utd 3rds have yet to be beaten away from home.
Form: W D D W D W W W D D D L W W

30/11/2021 20:46
Bedlow Cup
Mid Sutton Sportslink v Dunshaughlin Youths FC. 2nds 4/12
Match Preview

Mid Sutton Sportslink play host to Dunshaughlin Youths FC. 2nds at Furrey Park, Sportslink Complex at 2 pm

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

30/11/2021 20:46
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
Bedlow Cup
Ballyowen Celtic 3 - 5 St Maelruans 2nds 20/11
Ballyowen Celtic despatched by St Maelruans 2nds.
Ballyowen Celtic were beaten at home by St Maelruans 2nds at Griffeen Valley Park at 1:30 pm

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

30/11/2021 20:46
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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