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 1
Atletico Malahide v Shelbourne SSCFC 29/1
Match Preview

League leaders Atletico Malahide play host to 4th placed Shelbourne SSCFC at Malahide Castle at 1:30 pm

Atletico Malahide's last result was a unlucky 1-2 loss at home against Harding IF FC 2nds.
Form: L L W L W W D W W L D D W W    Home Form: L W L D L D W

Shelbourne SSCFC come from a narrow 1-0 win at home against Harding IF FC 2nds.
Form: W W D L L L W W D W L W    Away Form: W D L L D W

Prediction: Home Win for Atletico Malahide
26/01/2022 19:47
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
Beech Park FC 2nds 4 - 1 Dunshaughlin Youths FC 2nds 22/1
Beech Park FC 2nds despatch Dunshaughlin Youths FC 2nds.
2nd placed Beech Park FC 2nds won 4-1 against their visitors, 12th placed Dunshaughlin Youths FC 2nds at St Catherines Park at 11:30 am

Beech Park FC 2nds have yet to be beaten at home.
Form: W L L W W D W W D W W L W

Dunshaughlin Youths FC 2nds have yet to win away from home.
Form: L D L D D W L L D L D

26/01/2022 19:47
Division 1
Rathmines Roosters v Shelbourne AFC 29/1
Match Preview

9th placed Rathmines Roosters play host to 3rd placed Shelbourne AFC at Whelan Park at 1 pm

Rathmines Roosters's last game was a straightfoward 3-5 win away against Booterstown United.
Form: W W L L W L L W L L L D L    Home Form: W L L L W L D

Shelbourne AFC's last game was a narrow 3-4 win away against Aston Village.
Form: W D W W D W W W D D L D    Away Form: W D W D W D L D

Prediction: Away Win for Shelbourne AFC
26/01/2022 19:47
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
Division 3A
Benbulbin United 1 - 1 Dunshaughlin Youths FC 3rds 22/1
Benbulbin United draw with Dunshaughlin Youths FC 3rds.
4th placed Benbulbin United were held to a 1-1 draw by League leaders Dunshaughlin Youths FC 3rds at Brickfield Park at 11 am

Benbulbin United
Form: D L D W D W W D L W W L L L

Dunshaughlin Youths FC 3rds
Form: D W W W D W L D W W W L W

26/01/2022 19:47
Division 3B
Bushy Athletic v Swords Manor 3rds 29/1
Match Preview

4th placed Bushy Athletic play host to 11th placed Swords Manor 3rds at Stannaway Park at 11 am

Bushy Athletic's last game was a straightfoward 4-2 win at home against Tymon Bawn FC.
Form: W W L L W W W L D W D D L    Home Form: W L W L D L

Swords Manor 3rds's last game was a 7-2 loss away against Malahide Utd 2nds. They have lost 5 out of 6 away games.
Form: L L L D L W L L L W L L    Away Form: L L L L W L

Prediction: Home Win for Bushy Athletic
26/01/2022 19:47
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
Division 2A
Fairview Celtic 2 - 5 Oldbury FC 22/1
Fairview Celtic are defeated by Oldbury FC.
6th placed Fairview Celtic were beaten at home by 4th placed Oldbury FC at Johnstown Park at 12 pm

Fairview Celtic
Form: L W W W L W L W L

Oldbury FC
Form: W L D D W D W W W L

26/01/2022 19:47
Division 1
Boghall Rovers v Harding IF FC 2nds 29/1
Match Preview

10th placed Boghall Rovers play host to 2nd placed Harding IF FC 2nds at Wolfe Tone (+) District Youth Club at 11:30 am

Boghall Rovers's last game was a 2-2 draw at home against Booterstown United.
Form: D L L D L L L L W D D L L    Home Form: D L L D L W D

Harding IF FC 2nds's last game was a unlucky 1-0 loss away against Shelbourne SSCFC. They have won 5 out of 7 away games.
Form: L W W L L W L W L W W W W    Away Form: L W W W W L W

Prediction: Away Win for Harding IF FC 2nds
26/01/2022 19:47
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 2A
Dynamo Ridgewood 2nds 2 - 2 Stedfast United 22/1
Dynamo Ridgewood 2nds draw with Stedfast United.
2nd placed Dynamo Ridgewood 2nds were held to a 2-2 draw by 3rd placed Stedfast United at Rathingle Road Pitch 1, Swords at 12 pm

Dynamo Ridgewood 2nds
Form: D W W W W W L W L

Stedfast United
Form: D D W L W W D L W W

26/01/2022 19:47
Division 2A
St Anthonys United v Oldbury FC 29/1
Match Preview

League leaders St Anthonys United play host to 4th placed Oldbury FC at Lein Road, Donaghmede at 2 pm

St Anthonys United's last game was a crushing 6-0 win at home against South Dublin Utd.
Form: W L W W W W W D W L D W    Home Form: W L W W L D

Oldbury FC's last game was a confident 2-5 win away against Fairview Celtic.
Form: W L D D W D W W W L    Away Form: W L D W W

Prediction: DRAW
26/01/2022 19:47
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
The Local FC 6 - 0 Swords Manor 2nds 15/1
The Local FC despatch Swords Manor 2nds.
League leaders The Local FC comprehensively won 6-0 against their visitors, 5th placed Swords Manor 2nds at Phoenix Park at 2 pm

The Local FC are currently on a winning streak of 9 games.They have yet to be beaten at home.
Form: W W W W W W W W W L

Swords Manor 2nds
Form: L W D L W W D D D D D W L

26/01/2022 19:47
Division 3C
Draiocht Titans 2nds v Newlane FC 2nds 29/1
Match Preview

10th placed Draiocht Titans 2nds play host to 11th placed Newlane FC 2nds at Ring Commons Sports Centre, Balbriggan at 2 pm

Draiocht Titans 2nds's last result was a disappointing 3-5 loss at home against Stedfast United 2nds. They have lost 5 out of 6 home games.
Form: L W L L L D L L D L L L    Home Form: L W L L L L

Newlane FC 2nds's last fixture played was a unlucky 1-2 loss at home against Lourdes Celtic FC 2nds. They have yet to win away from home.
Form: L L L D L L L L W L L L L L L    Away Form: L L L L L L

Prediction: Home Win for Draiocht Titans 2nds
26/01/2022 19:47
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
Division 3
Dublin Postal FC 2 - 2 Old Bawn FC 15/1
Dublin Postal FC share points with Old Bawn FC.
10th placed Dublin Postal FC were held to a 2-2 draw by 7th placed Old Bawn FC at Kiltipper Road at 2 pm

Dublin Postal FC
Form: D W L D L W L L L W L L

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

26/01/2022 19:47
Division 3A
Glenmalure Rovers v Belgard Athletic 2nds 29/1
Match Preview

11th placed Glenmalure Rovers play host to 10th placed Belgard Athletic 2nds at Walkinstown Park at 12:30 pm

Glenmalure Rovers's last result was a narrow 1-2 win away against Team Zimbabwe.
Form: W L L L D D D L L W L W    Home Form: L L D D L W

Belgard Athletic 2nds's last result was a crushing 6-0 win at home against Pavee Celtic.
Form: W W W D L W L    Away Form: W D L L

Prediction: DRAW
26/01/2022 19:47
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 1
Rialto FC 2 - 2 Dunshaughlin Youths FC 22/1
Rialto FC share spoils with Dunshaughlin Youths FC.
8th placed Rialto FC were held to a 2-2 draw by 5th placed Dunshaughlin Youths FC at Dolphin Rd. (Between Suir & Herberton Bridges) at 11 am

Rialto FC
Form: D L W D D W D L W D

Dunshaughlin Youths FC
Form: D L W W W W W L L L L L L

26/01/2022 19:47
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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