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 3B
Tymon Bawn FC v Phoenix Athletic 4/12
Match Preview

2nd placed Tymon Bawn FC play host to 11th placed Phoenix Athletic at Brady's Field at 11:45 am

Tymon Bawn FC's last result was a 4-4 draw away against Swords Manor 3rds. They have won 4 out of 5 home games.
Form: D L L W W W W W W L W W    Home Form: L W W W W

Phoenix Athletic come from a unlucky 3-2 loss away against Riverside Utd. They are currently on a losing streak of 4 games.
Form: L L L L W L L D D L    Away Form: L L L W L

Prediction: Home Win for Tymon Bawn FC
30/11/2021 21:37
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
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 21:37
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 21:37
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
Bedlow Cup
Palmerstown FC 5 - 2 Draiocht Titans 27/11
Palmerstown FC despatch Draiocht Titans.
Palmerstown FC won 5-2 against their visitors, Draiocht Titans at Mill Lane, Palmerstown at 2 pm

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

30/11/2021 21:37
Division 3A
Dunshaughlin Youths FC 3rds v Tamh-Leach FC 4/12
Match Preview

League leaders Dunshaughlin Youths FC 3rds play host to 7th placed Tamh-Leach FC at Ratoath Harps Grnd at 2 pm

Dunshaughlin Youths FC 3rds come from a straightfoward 1-3 win away against Exodus FC.
Form: W D W L D W W W L W    Home Form: D L W W W

Tamh-Leach FC's last result was a crushing 1-8 win away against York Road FC. They have won 3 out of 4 away games.
Form: W L W W W D L    Away Form: W W W L

Prediction: Home Win for Dunshaughlin Youths FC 3rds
30/11/2021 21:37
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
Premier Division
Ashwood FC 1 - 4 Arthur Griffith Park FC 20/11
Ashwood FC lose to Arthur Griffith Park FC.
8th placed Ashwood FC were beaten at home by 3rd placed Arthur Griffith Park FC at Corkagh Park at 11:30 am

Ashwood FC are currently on a losing streak of 4 games.They have yet to win at home.
Form: L L L L D W W L

Arthur Griffith Park FC
Form: L W W L D L W L W

30/11/2021 21:37
Division 3C
Astars v Draiocht Titans 2nds 4/12
Match Preview

9th placed Astars play host to 11th placed Draiocht Titans 2nds at Corcagh Park Pitch 2 at 2 pm

Astars's last game was a crushing 9-2 loss away against Stedfast United 2nds.
Form: L D L L L L L L L W    Home Form: L L L W

Draiocht Titans 2nds has yet to win in this competition, having lost its last 2 games.
Form: L L D L L D L L L    Away Form: L D L D L

Prediction: Home Win for Astars
30/11/2021 21:37
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 3
St Marys Boys 2nds 4 - 4 Swords Manor 2nds 20/11
St Marys Boys 2nds share spoils with Swords Manor 2nds.
11th placed St Marys Boys 2nds were held to a 4-4 draw by 4th placed Swords Manor 2nds at Moreen Park, Sandyford at 11:30 am

St Marys Boys 2nds
Form: D W L L L L L L W

Swords Manor 2nds have yet to be beaten away from home.
Form: W D L W W D D D D D W L

30/11/2021 21:37
UCFL Challenge Cup
Bushy Athletic v Rathmines Roosters 4/12
Match Preview

Bushy Athletic play host to Rathmines Roosters at Stannaway Park at 11 am

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

30/11/2021 21:37
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 3
Drumcondra AFC 1 - 2 Swords Manor 2nds 27/11
Drumcondra AFC are defeated by Swords Manor 2nds.
6th placed Drumcondra AFC were marginally beaten at home by 4th placed Swords Manor 2nds at Albert College at 11:30 am

Drumcondra AFC
Form: L W L L D W L W W L L D L D L

Swords Manor 2nds have yet to be beaten away from home.
Form: W D L W W D D D D D W L

30/11/2021 21:37
Division 2A
VEC FC 2nds v Oldbury FC 4/12
Match Preview

7th placed VEC FC 2nds play host to 4th placed Oldbury FC at VEC (ETB) Grounds, Terenure at 11:30 am

VEC FC 2nds come from a 6-1 loss away against Dynamo Ridgewood 2nds.
Form: L W L D L W L L W L    Home Form: W L D L W L

Oldbury FC's last game was a 2-2 draw at home against Clondalkin Celtic.
Form: D D W D W W W L    Away Form: D W W

Prediction: Away Win for Oldbury FC
30/11/2021 21:37
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
Premier Division
Lourdes Celtic FC 1 - 1 VEC FC 27/11
Lourdes Celtic FC share honours with VEC FC.
6th placed Lourdes Celtic FC were held to a 1-1 draw by League leaders VEC FC at Sundrive Park at 11:30 am

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

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

30/11/2021 21:37
UCFL Challenge Cup
Sandford-St Marys FC v Riverside Utd 4/12
Match Preview

Sandford-St Marys FC play host to Riverside Utd at Tymon Park at 11 am

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

30/11/2021 21:37
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 3A
York Road FC 1 - 8 Tamh-Leach FC 27/11
York Road FC beaten by Tamh-Leach FC.
6th placed York Road FC were comprehensively beaten at home by 7th placed Tamh-Leach FC at John Paul 2nd Park, Cabra at 11 am

York Road FC
Form: L L W L W L D D D D W W

Tamh-Leach FC have won 3 out of 4 away games.
Form: W L W W W D L

30/11/2021 21:37
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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