Clubs:
Season 2021/22 – message from the UCFL Hon Sec
17/08/2021

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

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
Benbulbin United v Tamh-Leach FC 18/9
Match Preview

11th placed Benbulbin United play host to Tamh-Leach FC at Brickfield Park at 11 am

Benbulbin United come from a straightfoward 2-4 win away against Glasnaion FC 2nds.
Form: W L L L    Home Form: L L

Tamh-Leach FC has yet to win in this competition.
Form: L    Away Form: L

17/09/2021 02:13
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 2A
Dynamo Ridgewood 2nds 8 - 1 South Dublin Utd 11/9
Dynamo Ridgewood 2nds claim victory against South Dublin Utd.
3rd placed Dynamo Ridgewood 2nds comprehensively won 8-1 against their visitors, 11th placed South Dublin Utd at Rathingle Road Pitch 1, Swords at 11:30 am

Dynamo Ridgewood 2nds
Form: W L W L

South Dublin Utd has yet to win in this competition, having lost all 5 games.
Form: L L L L L

17/09/2021 02:13
UCFL Challenge Cup
Drumcindra AFC 2nds v Malahide Utd 18/9
Match Preview

Drumcindra AFC 2nds play host to Malahide Utd at Albert College at 11:30 am

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

17/09/2021 02:13
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
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 3C
Tallaght Utd 3rds 2 - 2 Ballyowen Celtic 4/9
Tallaght Utd 3rds share points with Ballyowen Celtic.
3rd placed Tallaght Utd 3rds were held to a 2-2 draw by 5th placed Ballyowen Celtic at Newlands Cemetery, Ballymount Park at 1 pm

Tallaght Utd 3rds
Form: D D L W W

Ballyowen Celtic
Form: W D L W

17/09/2021 02:13
LFA Junior Cup
Ardmore Rovers v Tallaght Utd 18/9
Match Preview

Ardmore Rovers play host to Tallaght Utd at Ballywal Trim Park at 2 pm

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

17/09/2021 02:13
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 3B
Malahide Utd 2nds 5 - 1 Malawi FC 11/9
Malahide Utd 2nds take spoils against Malawi FC.
2nd placed Malahide Utd 2nds won 5-1 against their visitors, 7th placed Malawi FC at Malahide Castle at 11:30 am

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

Malawi FC
Form: L W D L D

17/09/2021 02:13
LFA Junior Cup
Stedfast United v Rosemount Mulvey 18/9
Match Preview

Stedfast United play host to Rosemount Mulvey at Whitechurch at 12 pm

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

17/09/2021 02:13
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 1
Boghall Rovers 4 - 1 Dunshaughlin Youths FC 11/9
Boghall Rovers take all points from Dunshaughlin Youths FC.
5th placed Boghall Rovers won 4-1 against their visitors, 10th placed Dunshaughlin Youths FC at Wolfe Tone (+) District Youth Club at 11:30 am

Boghall Rovers
Form: W D D L L

Dunshaughlin Youths FC has yet to win in this competition, having lost all 5 games.
Form: L L L L L

17/09/2021 02:13
LFA Junior Cup
Black Forge FC v Malahide Utd 18/9
Match Preview

Black Forge FC play host to Malahide Utd at Walkinstown Park at 2 pm

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

17/09/2021 02:13
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
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 3A
Exodus FC 3 - 2 Drumcondra AFC 2nds 11/9
Exodus FC take all points from Drumcondra AFC 2nds.
6th placed Exodus FC marginally won 3-2 against their visitors, 2nd placed Drumcondra AFC 2nds at Brickfield Park at 2:15 pm

Exodus FC
Form: W W L L L

Drumcondra AFC 2nds
Form: L W D W W

17/09/2021 02:13
LFA Junior Cup
Ayrfield Utd v VEC FC 18/9
Match Preview

Ayrfield Utd play host to VEC FC at Streamsville at 2 pm

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

17/09/2021 02:13
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
Premier Division
VEC FC 2 - 1 Arthur Griffith Park FC 4/9
VEC FC take all points from Arthur Griffith Park FC.
2nd placed VEC FC marginally won 2-1 against their visitors, 4th placed Arthur Griffith Park FC at VEC (ETB) Grounds, Terenure at 11:15 am

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

Arthur Griffith Park FC
Form: L W L W

17/09/2021 02:13
Division 3
Dunshaughlin Youths FC 2nds v Draiocht Titans 18/9
Match Preview

10th placed Dunshaughlin Youths FC 2nds play host to 6th placed Draiocht Titans at Ratoath Harps Grnd at 11:30 am

Dunshaughlin Youths FC 2nds has yet to win in this competition.
Form: L D L D    Home Form: L D

Draiocht Titans's last fixture played was a straightfoward 4-2 win at home against St Marys Boys 2nds.
Form: W D L L W    Away Form: D L L

Prediction: Away Win for Draiocht Titans
17/09/2021 02:13
2021/22 pre-season tournament - opening fixtures
01/06/2021: Team registration emphasised ahead of tournament kick-off

Clubs are reminded that team applications for membership of the UCFL should be submitted as soon as possible. This is particularly important for teams intending to participate in the pre-season tournament, which is due to kick-off next week.

Registration of each team should be completed via the online team registration form available on this website at the following link:

UCFL online registration

In relation to the tournament itself, the groups and draft fixtures list were circulated to all clubs over the weekend. Fixtures will begin in 8 days time, on Wednesday, June and it is hoped to complete the group stages by July 28, leaving just a few play-off games between the various group/ section winners to take place after that.

The opening two rounds of fixtures are set out below:

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01/06/2021 13:07
Division 3B
Tymon Bawn FC 5 - 1 Mid Sutton Sportslink 11/9
Tymon Bawn FC despatch Mid Sutton Sportslink.
League leaders Tymon Bawn FC won 5-1 against their visitors, 6th placed Mid Sutton Sportslink at Brady's Field at 12 pm

Tymon Bawn FC
Form: W W L W W

Mid Sutton Sportslink
Form: L L W W

17/09/2021 02:13
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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