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MMI and Bedlow Cup Finals decided on Wednesday night
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26/05/2023: Fairview Celtic win MMI Cup, Blackforge 2nds win Bedlow Cup

With the Challenge decided on 13 May and the Knight Cup decider set for 31 May, Wednesday night (24 May) saw the finals of the MMI and Sidney Bedlow Cups take place in Home Farm and Tolka Rovers respectively.

Both games drew bumper crowds and those who attended saw Blackforge 2nds get the better of Dublin Devils to take the Bedlow Cup and Fairview Celtic defeat Glenmalure Rovers to win the MMI Cup. While both games were won on 3-0 scorelines, the games were much more closely contested than this would suggest.

Congratulations to Blackforge and Fairview and we note that both these teams, along with Glenmalure, will be back in action in Shield Finals on Saturday.

26/05/2023 23:03
Premier Division
Atletico Malahide v Rialto FC 7/6
Match Preview

7th placed Atletico Malahide play host to 8th placed Rialto FC at Malahide Castle

Atletico Malahide's last result was a disappointing 4-2 loss away against Shelbourne AFC. They are currently on a losing streak of 5 games.
Form: L L L L L W D W L W L L L L L L W W D L    Home Form: L L D W L W L W D L

Rialto FC's last result was a confident 3-0 win at home against Atletico Malahide. They have yet to win away from home.
Form: W L L L L W W L L L L L L L W D L L L    Away Form: L L L L L L L L

Prediction: Home Win for Atletico Malahide
07/06/2023 01:09
Leagues
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23/03/2023 09:08
Premier Division
Arthur Griffith Park FC 2 - 3 Coolock Village FC 3/6
Arthur Griffith Park FC lose to Coolock Village FC.
3rd placed Arthur Griffith Park FC were marginally beaten at home by 6th placed Coolock Village FC at Esker Drive (Griffeen Valley Park) at 2 pm

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

Coolock Village FC
Form: W L W L L D D W W D W L L L L W L L D

07/06/2023 01:09
Premier Division
Arthur Griffith Park FC v Malahide Utd 7/6
Match Preview

3rd placed Arthur Griffith Park FC play host to League leaders Malahide Utd at Griffeen Valley Park at 7 pm

Arthur Griffith Park FC's last fixture played was a unlucky 2-3 loss at home against Coolock Village FC.
Form: L W D L D W D W L L W D D W L W W D W    Home Form: L D D W W W W D

Malahide Utd come from a confident 3-0 win at home against Shelbourne AFC. They have yet to be beaten away from home.
Form: W D L W W D D W W W W W W W W W D W D D    Away Form: D W D D W W D W D D

Prediction: DRAW
07/06/2023 01:09
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
Leagues
Hons List for League winners
23/03/2023 09:08
Division 3
Drumcondra AFC 3 - 0 Old Bawn FC 31/5
Drumcondra AFC take spoils against Old Bawn FC.
3rd placed Drumcondra AFC won 3-0 against their visitors, 4th placed Old Bawn FC at Drumcondra AFC Home Ground

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

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

07/06/2023 01:09
Division 3
Livorno Carpenterstown FC v Swords Manor 2nds 7/6
Match Preview

League leaders Livorno Carpenterstown FC play host to 7th placed Swords Manor 2nds at Phoenix Park at 7 pm

Livorno Carpenterstown FC's last result was a confident 1-4 win away against Tamhlacht FC. They are currently on a winning streak of 11 games.They They have yet to be beaten at home.
Form: W W W W W W W W W W W L D D W W W W L    Home Form: W W W W W D D W W

Swords Manor 2nds's last result was a confident 0-3 win away against Strand United.
Form: W L W W W W L L L L D L L W W W W    Away Form: W W L L L L L W W

Prediction: Home Win for Livorno Carpenterstown FC
07/06/2023 01:09
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
Shield Finals
Arthur Griffith Park FC 1 - 2 Rialto FC 27/5
Arthur Griffith Park FC beaten by Rialto FC.
Arthur Griffith Park FC were marginally beaten at home by Rialto FC at VEC (ETB) Grounds, Terenure at 2 pm

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

07/06/2023 01:09
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
Shield Finals
Belgard Athletic 0 - 0 Harding IF FC 2nds 27/5
Belgard Athletic win against Harding IF FC 2nds.
Belgard Athletic won 0-0 against their visitors, Harding IF FC 2nds at VEC (ETB) Grounds, Terenure at 2 pm

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

07/06/2023 01:09
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
Richard Knight Cup
Arthur Griffith Park FC 2 - 2 Shelbourne SSCFC 31/5
Arthur Griffith Park FC suffer defeat to Shelbourne SSCFC.
Arthur Griffith Park FC were beaten at home by Shelbourne SSCFC at Frank Cooke Park at 7 pm

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

07/06/2023 01:09
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
Leagues
Hons List for League winners
23/03/2023 09:08
Premier Division
Atletico Malahide 2 - 3 Harding IF FC 29/5
Atletico Malahide beaten by Harding IF FC.
7th placed Atletico Malahide were marginally beaten at home by 2nd placed Harding IF FC at Malahide Castle at 7 pm

Atletico Malahide are currently on a losing streak of 5 games.
Form: L L L L L W D W L W L L L L L L W W D L

Harding IF FC
Form: W D W W L L W D W D W W L W D W W W D L D

07/06/2023 01:09
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
MMI Cup
Fairview Celtic 3 - 0 Glenmalure Rovers 24/5
Fairview Celtic take spoils against Glenmalure Rovers.
Fairview Celtic won 3-0 against their visitors, Glenmalure Rovers at Home Farm Whitehall at 7:30 pm

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

07/06/2023 01:09
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
Leagues
Hons List for League winners
23/03/2023 09:08
Division 3C
Phoenix Athletic 6 - 3 Sandford-St Marys FC 2nds 24/5
Phoenix Athletic despatch Sandford-St Marys FC 2nds.
7th placed Phoenix Athletic won 6-3 against their visitors, 8th placed Sandford-St Marys FC 2nds at Albert College at 7 pm

Phoenix Athletic
Form: W L L W L L L L L D W W L L W D W W

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

07/06/2023 01:09
AGP win Challenge Cup
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17/05/2023: First Challenge Cup victory for Lucan-based team

Congratulations to AGP on winning the UCFL Challenge Cup! As most members of the League will have heard by now, AGP beat Livorno Carpenterstown 1-0 in Saturday’s Final played on Home Farm’s pitch in Whitehall.

The day proved to be a great success, with a fine pitch and facilities for what is the biggest single game of the UCFL season. Both teams enjoyed great support and even the weather cooperated to provide a near perfect setting for the whole occasion.

Also on Saturday, we note that the MMI Cup semi-finals saw Fairview Celtic, who beat Stedfast 4-3 and Glenmalure Rovers, 2-1 winners against St Mary’s Boys, qualify to meet in that Cup Final, which is due to take place on Wednesday, 24 May. This Final will again take place in Home Farm, with the Sidney Bedlow Cup Final between Blackforge FC 2nds and Dublin Devils to take place the same evening in Tolka Rovers ground.

17/05/2023 14:50
UCFL - ongoing updates
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19/10/2022: FAI Junior Cup exits; Full fixtures on Bank Holiday weekend Saturday

Saturday (15/10/2022) was a disappointing day in the FAI Junior Cup 2nd round for UCFL teams with Fairview Celtic the only one out of 7 teams to make it through to the 3rd round.

Good progress was made in the Challenge Cup with 8 games completed.

All teams should note that there will be a full programme of games on 29/10/2022, the Saturday of the Bank Holiday weekend.

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31/01/2022 01:17
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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