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18/07/2022: Pre-season Tournament kicks off; Formation Meeting deferred

The pre-season tournament in memory of David Blood kicks off this Wednesday night (July 20). Participating teams have been notified by email of fixtures and rules which will apply.

It had been intended to hold a management meeting this Thursday night, but this has been deferred until further notice as work on the formation of the divisions will not be completed for a few more weeks.

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31/01/2022 01:17
UCFL David Blood Pre-Season Memorial Tournament Group 4 Semi Final /Final
Team Zimbabwe v Drumcondra AFC 2nds 13/8
Match Preview

Team Zimbabwe play host to Drumcondra AFC 2nds at VEC (ETB) Grounds, Terenure at 11:15 am

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

12/08/2022 00:43
07/02/2022: UCFL President
Death of David Blood

The UCFL has learned with regret of the death of our President, David Blood, earlier this morning (07/02/2022). David, who was very closely involved with the UCFL for many decades, serving the League in various capacities as player and administrator, including many years as Chairman, was also very well known in wider football circles across Leinster and nationally, eventually rising to the position of President of the FAI during the years 2005-2010. He was also a brother of current UCFL Chairman, Barney Blood and we extend our sympathies to Barney and to all of David’s family at this time.

Further details will follow in due course

12/02/2022 21:03
UCFL David Blood Pre-Season Memorial Tournament Group 1 Section A
Boghall Rovers 3 - 0 VEC FC 6/8
Boghall Rovers claim victory against VEC FC.
League leaders Boghall Rovers won 3-0 against their visitors, 2nd placed VEC FC at Wolfe Tone (+) District Youth Club at 11 am

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

VEC FC
Form: L W W W

12/08/2022 00:43
UCFL David Blood Pre-Season Memorial Tournament Group 3 Semi Final /Final
St Marys Boys v Swords Manor 2nds 13/8
Match Preview

St Marys Boys play host to Swords Manor 2nds at VEC (ETB) Grounds, Terenure at 11:30 am

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

12/08/2022 00:43
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
07/02/2022: UCFL President
Death of David Blood

The UCFL has learned with regret of the death of our President, David Blood, earlier this morning (07/02/2022). David, who was very closely involved with the UCFL for many decades, serving the League in various capacities as player and administrator, including many years as Chairman, was also very well known in wider football circles across Leinster and nationally, eventually rising to the position of President of the FAI during the years 2005-2010. He was also a brother of current UCFL Chairman, Barney Blood and we extend our sympathies to Barney and to all of David’s family at this time.

Further details will follow in due course

12/02/2022 21:03
UCFL David Blood Pre-Season Memorial Tournament Group 4 Section A
Mid Sutton Sportslink 2 - 4 Phoenix Athletic 6/8
Mid Sutton Sportslink beaten by Phoenix Athletic.
5th placed Mid Sutton Sportslink were beaten at home by 3rd placed Phoenix Athletic at Furrey Park, Sportslink Complex at 2 pm

Mid Sutton Sportslink
Form: L L W D

Phoenix Athletic
Form: W D D L

12/08/2022 00:43
UCFL David Blood Pre-Season Memorial Tournament Group 2 Semi Final /Final
Swords Manor v The Local FC 13/8
Match Preview

Swords Manor play host to The Local FC at VEC (ETB) Grounds, Terenure at 2 pm

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

12/08/2022 00:43
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
UCFL David Blood Pre-Season Memorial Tournament Group 3 Section A
St Marys Boys 3 - 0 Belgard Athletic 2nds 3/8
St Marys Boys beat Belgard Athletic 2nds.
League leaders St Marys Boys won 3-0 against their visitors, 2nd placed Belgard Athletic 2nds at St Marys Boys Home Ground

St Marys Boys has yet to be beaten in this competition, having won 2 out of its last 3 games.
Form: W W D

Belgard Athletic 2nds
Form: L D W

12/08/2022 00:43
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 David Blood Pre-Season Memorial Tournament Group 1 Semi Final /Final
Boghall Rovers 2 - 2 Belgard Athletic 10/8
Boghall Rovers beat Belgard Athletic.
Boghall Rovers won 2-2 against their visitors, Belgard Athletic at Wolfe Tone (+) District Youth Club at 7 pm

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

12/08/2022 00:43
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
UCFL David Blood Pre-Season Memorial Tournament Group 1 Section A
ROC Celtic 3 - 1 Rialto FC 6/8
ROC Celtic take spoils against Rialto FC.
3rd placed ROC Celtic won 3-1 against their visitors, 4th placed Rialto FC at The Lawns, Le Fanu Park, Ballyfermot at 2 pm

ROC Celtic
Form: W L L W

Rialto FC
Form: L W L L

12/08/2022 00:43
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
07/02/2022: UCFL President
Death of David Blood

The UCFL has learned with regret of the death of our President, David Blood, earlier this morning (07/02/2022). David, who was very closely involved with the UCFL for many decades, serving the League in various capacities as player and administrator, including many years as Chairman, was also very well known in wider football circles across Leinster and nationally, eventually rising to the position of President of the FAI during the years 2005-2010. He was also a brother of current UCFL Chairman, Barney Blood and we extend our sympathies to Barney and to all of David’s family at this time.

Further details will follow in due course

12/02/2022 21:03
UCFL David Blood Pre-Season Memorial Tournament Group 4 Semi Final /Final
Team Zimbabwe 4 - 1 Newlane FC 2nds 10/8
Team Zimbabwe claim victory against Newlane FC 2nds.
Team Zimbabwe won 4-1 against their visitors, Newlane FC 2nds at Bushy Park at 7 pm

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

12/08/2022 00:43
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
UCFL David Blood Pre-Season Memorial Tournament Group 2 Section A
VEC FC 2nds 7 - 0 Sandford-St Marys FC 3/8
VEC FC 2nds claim victory against Sandford-St Marys FC.
3rd placed VEC FC 2nds comprehensively won 7-0 against their visitors, 5th placed Sandford-St Marys FC at VEC (ETB) Grounds, Terenure at 7 pm

VEC FC 2nds
Form: W W L L

Sandford-St Marys FC has yet to win in this competition, having lost all 4 games.
Form: L L L L

12/08/2022 00:43
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
07/02/2022: UCFL President
Death of David Blood

The UCFL has learned with regret of the death of our President, David Blood, earlier this morning (07/02/2022). David, who was very closely involved with the UCFL for many decades, serving the League in various capacities as player and administrator, including many years as Chairman, was also very well known in wider football circles across Leinster and nationally, eventually rising to the position of President of the FAI during the years 2005-2010. He was also a brother of current UCFL Chairman, Barney Blood and we extend our sympathies to Barney and to all of David’s family at this time.

Further details will follow in due course

12/02/2022 21:03
UCFL David Blood Pre-Season Memorial Tournament Group 2 Section B
St Anthonys United 3 - 0 Oldbury FC 30/7
St Anthonys United despatch Oldbury FC.
4th placed St Anthonys United won 3-0 against their visitors, 5th placed Oldbury FC at Lein Road, Donaghmede

St Anthonys United
Form: L L W L

Oldbury FC has yet to win in this competition, having lost its last 2 games.
Form: L L D

12/08/2022 00:43
UCFL seek potential new referees
15/11/2021: Clubs asked to assist efforts to increase number of referees

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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
15/01/2022 14:39
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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