Clubs:
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
GROUP 2 -B UCFL Pre Season
Clondalkin Celtic v Tamh-Leach FC 26/7
Match Preview

5th placed Clondalkin Celtic play host to 7th placed Tamh-Leach FC at Corkagh Park at 7 pm

Clondalkin Celtic's last result was a 1-1 draw at home against Sandford-St Marys FC.
Form: D L W W W L    Home Form: D L W L

Tamh-Leach FC's last result was a unlucky 3-2 loss away against VEC FC 2nds.
Form: L L D L W L W    Away Form: L L D L W L W

Prediction: Home Win for Clondalkin Celtic
25/07/2021 16:35
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
GROUP 2 -B UCFL Pre Season
Black Forge FC 4 - 2 South Dublin Utd 24/7
Black Forge FC claim victory against South Dublin Utd.
2nd placed Black Forge FC won 4-2 against their visitors, 8th placed South Dublin Utd at Walkinstown Avenue at 12 pm

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

South Dublin Utd
Form: L L L W D L L W

25/07/2021 16:35
GROUP 1-A UCFL Pre season
Beech Park FC v Shelbourne SSCFC 26/7
Match Preview

4th placed Beech Park FC play host to 8th placed Shelbourne SSCFC at St Catherines Park at 7 pm

Beech Park FC's last result was a 1-1 draw at home against Ashwood FC.
Form: D W L D D W    Home Form: D D W

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

Prediction: Home Win for Beech Park FC
25/07/2021 16:35
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
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
GROUP 1-A UCFL Pre season
Shelbourne SSCFC 1 - 3 Boghall Rovers 24/7
Shelbourne SSCFC are defeated by Boghall Rovers.
8th placed Shelbourne SSCFC were beaten at home by 5th placed Boghall Rovers at Stella Maris Drumcondra at 2 pm

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

Boghall Rovers
Form: W L D L L L W

25/07/2021 16:35
GROUP 3-A UCFL Pre Season
Benbulbin United v Drumcondra AFC 26/7
Match Preview

9th placed Benbulbin United play host to 5th placed Drumcondra AFC at Brickfield Park at 7 pm

Benbulbin United has yet to win in this competition.
Form: D L L L D L L    Home Form: L L D

Drumcondra AFC's last game was a narrow 3-2 win at home against Old Bawn FC.
Form: W L L D W W L    Away Form: L W W

Prediction: Away Win for Drumcondra AFC
25/07/2021 16:35
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
GROUP 3-A UCFL Pre Season
St Maelruans FC 2 - 2 Oldbury FC 14/7
St Maelruans FC share points with Oldbury FC.
2nd placed St Maelruans FC were held to a 2-2 draw by League leaders Oldbury FC at Bancroft Park, Tallaght at 7 pm

St Maelruans FC has yet to be beaten in this competition, having won 4 out of its last 7 games.
Form: D D W W D W W

Oldbury FC have yet to be beaten away from home.
Form: W D W W W L W W

25/07/2021 16:35
GROUP 4-A UCFL Pre Season
Sandford-St Marys FC 2nds v Beech Park FC U.20's 26/7
Match Preview

6th placed Sandford-St Marys FC 2nds play host to 9th placed Beech Park FC U.20's at Tymon Park at 7 pm

Sandford-St Marys FC 2nds's last result was a poor 3-0 loss away against Exodus FC.
Form: L W W W L L L L    Home Form: W L L

Beech Park FC U.20's has yet to win in this competition, having lost its last 2 games.
Form: L L D L D L    Away Form: L D D

Prediction: Home Win for Sandford-St Marys FC 2nds
25/07/2021 16:35
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
GROUP 3-A UCFL Pre Season
St Marys Boys 2nds 2 - 5 Oldbury FC 24/7
St Marys Boys 2nds beaten by Oldbury FC.
3rd placed St Marys Boys 2nds were beaten at home by League leaders Oldbury FC at Moreen Park, Sandyford at 2 pm

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

Oldbury FC have yet to be beaten away from home.
Form: W D W W W L W W

25/07/2021 16:35
GROUP 4-B UCFL Pre Season
Phoenix Athletic v Bushy Athletic 26/7
Match Preview

3rd placed Phoenix Athletic play host to 6th placed Bushy Athletic at Albert College at 7 pm

Phoenix Athletic come from a unlucky 1-2 loss at home against Newlane FC.
Form: L W L W W W    Home Form: L L W

Bushy Athletic's last game was a confident 4-1 win at home against Newlane FC.
Form: W L W L L W    Away Form: W

Prediction: Home Win for Phoenix Athletic
25/07/2021 16:35
Team Registration for season 2021/22
10/05/2021

With the end of the standard season on May 31 approaching, thoughts are now turning towards next season 2021/22. While the LFA have not yet confirmed their position regarding a possible extension of 2020/21 beyond May31, the UCFL are proceeding on the basis that 2020/21 will be abandoned.

Therefore, we are now asking all teams to begin preparations for next season 2021/22 immediately, beginning with team registration, before making arrangements to ensure their players can be registered once player registration for 2021/22 opens on June 1.

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

UCFL online registration

Note that clubs with more than one team should, as usual, submit a separate application for each team.

Finally, please note that the registration form is also available in excel and pdf formats, though the online option is our preferred method.

10/05/2021 13:29
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
GROUP 2 -B UCFL Pre Season
VEC FC 2nds 1 - 1 Sandford-St Marys FC 17/7
VEC FC 2nds share spoils with Sandford-St Marys FC.
9th placed VEC FC 2nds were held to a 1-1 draw by 3rd placed Sandford-St Marys FC at VEC (ETB) Grounds, Terenure at 11 am

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

Sandford-St Marys FC have yet to win away from home.
Form: W W D D D W L D

25/07/2021 16:35
GROUP 4-A UCFL Pre Season
Tymon Bawn FC v Belgard Athletic 2nds 28/7
Match Preview

5th placed Tymon Bawn FC play host to 4th placed Belgard Athletic 2nds at Brady's Field at 7 pm

Tymon Bawn FC's last result was a 0-0 draw at home against Ballyowen Celtic.
Form: D D L W W W D L    Home Form: D L W D

Belgard Athletic 2nds's last result was a straightfoward 4-2 win at home against Castle Celtic FC 2nds.
Form: W D L W W L W W    Away Form: W L W

Prediction: DRAW
25/07/2021 16:35
Covid-19 Compliance Officer Workshops
16/04/2021

With training for under 18 teams set to resume from April 26 and in anticipation that a similar date for adult teams will be announced in the near future, the Leinster FA are organising a series of webinars to outline and remind clubs of the procedures that will be required for training to proceed.

All UCFL clubs are encouraged to attend one of the webinars – we note that the webinars appropriate to most of our clubs are on Monday (North Dublin) and Wednesday (South Dublin), though we would expect that rigid adherence to a club’s precise geographical location will not be enforced!

After registering to attend, clubs are also being asked to inform the UCFL that they have done so by emailing the Hon Sec Paraic Treanor (paraic.treanor@ucfl.ie or John Fraser (john.fraser@ucfl.ie)

The full message sent by Peter Doyle, Leinster FA Administrator, is as follows:

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16/04/2021 13:53
GROUP 4-A UCFL Pre Season
Ballyowen Celtic 0 - 6 Sandford-St Marys FC 2nds 21/7
Ballyowen Celtic suffer defeat to Sandford-St Marys FC 2nds.
10th placed Ballyowen Celtic were comprehensively beaten at home by 6th placed Sandford-St Marys FC 2nds at Griffeen Valley Park at 7 pm

Ballyowen Celtic has yet to win in this competition.
Form: D L L D L L L L

Sandford-St Marys FC 2nds
Form: L W W W L L L L

25/07/2021 16:35
GROUP 4-B UCFL Pre Season
Beech Park FC 3rds v Newlane FC 28/7
Match Preview

5th placed Beech Park FC 3rds play host to 4th placed Newlane FC at St Catherines Park at 7 pm

Beech Park FC 3rds's last game was a 2-2 draw at home against Dunshaughlin Youths FC 3rds.
Form: D W L L L W W    Home Form: D W L W

Newlane FC's last game was a narrow 1-2 win away against Phoenix Athletic.
Form: W L W L L W W    Away Form: W L W L L W W

Prediction: Home Win for Beech Park FC 3rds
25/07/2021 16:35
Update from Executive Committee
18/03/2021

With the severe Covid-19 restrictions still in place, the UCFL continues to monitor the situation and consider different courses of action at a high level.

At the present time, the prospect of running a full season for 2020/21 is receding. However, the UCFL does not intend to completely abandon 2020/21 and go straight to 2021/22 unless matches are prohibited until, say, well into June. We are obviously still hoping that restrictions will be lifted sooner than this and, after such a long period of inactivity, we do not envisage then leaving a further significant period to pass without games. When deciding on a programme of matches in that scenario, we will be conscious of a number of factors, including having an appropriate period for preparation (training), the everyday pressures on players including family holidays etc and, importantly, the necessity to obtain permission for a season extension beyond May 31.

However, until more definite information emerges regarding a likely date for resumption of matches, we cannot plan an appropriate format in any detail. Nonetheless, ideas such as seeding of the Cup (with byes for higher division teams) and/or running Leagues based on one round of games etc. are among a number of ideas being considered.

When more information on easing of restrictions does emerge, we also intend to contact our clubs individually again before making definite decisions on how to proceed.

You may wish to note that the FAI President, Gerry McEnaney, has issued a message to all those involved in football after 12 months of Covid-19 restrictions. The message can be viewed here.

18/03/2021 16:37
GROUP 3-A UCFL Pre Season
Riverside Utd 1 - 3 Blackrock College 24/7
Riverside Utd suffer defeat to Blackrock College.
8th placed Riverside Utd were beaten at home by 4th placed Blackrock College at Brickfield Park at 12 pm

Riverside Utd have yet to win at home.
Form: L L L W L L L L

Blackrock College have yet to be beaten away from home.
Form: W D W L D W W

25/07/2021 16:35
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