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 3
Coolock Village FC 2nds v Dublin Postal FC 29/1
Match Preview

11th placed Coolock Village FC 2nds play host to 10th placed Dublin Postal FC at St Anne's all weather at 1:30 pm

Coolock Village FC 2nds's last fixture played was a disappointing 0-2 loss at home against St Marys Boys 2nds. They are currently on a losing streak of 5 games.
Form: L L L L L W L L L L D D D D W    Home Form: L L L W L D D

Dublin Postal FC come from a 2-2 draw at home against Old Bawn FC. They have yet to win away from home.
Form: D W L D L W L L L W L L    Away Form: L D L L L L

Prediction: Home Win for Coolock Village FC 2nds
26/01/2022 20:57
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 2A
VEC FC 2nds 4 - 2 South Dublin Utd 15/1
VEC FC 2nds despatch South Dublin Utd.
5th placed VEC FC 2nds won 4-2 against their visitors, 10th placed South Dublin Utd at VEC (ETB) Grounds, Terenure at 12 pm

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

South Dublin Utd have yet to win away from home.
Form: L L D W L L L L L L L

26/01/2022 20:57
Division 3B
Malawi FC v Beech Park FC 3rds 29/1
Match Preview

9th placed Malawi FC play host to 2nd placed Beech Park FC 3rds at John Paul 2nd Park, Cabra at 2 pm

Malawi FC's last result was a comprehensive 1-5 loss at home against Newlane FC.
Form: L L W L L W D L D    Home Form: L W

Beech Park FC 3rds's last fixture played was a straightfoward 5-3 win at home against Bushy Athletic. They are currently on a winning streak of 5 games.
Form: W W W W W L W L W D L W W    Away Form: W L W W D W

Prediction: Away Win for Beech Park FC 3rds
26/01/2022 20:57
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 3B
Bushy Athletic 4 - 2 Tymon Bawn FC 22/1
Bushy Athletic take all points from Tymon Bawn FC.
4th placed Bushy Athletic won 4-2 against their visitors, 3rd placed Tymon Bawn FC at Stannaway Park at 11 am

Bushy Athletic
Form: W W L L W W W L D W D D L

Tymon Bawn FC
Form: L D L L W W W W W W L W W

26/01/2022 20:57
Premier Division
Malahide Utd v Arthur Griffith Park FC 29/1
Match Preview

4th placed Malahide Utd play host to 3rd placed Arthur Griffith Park FC at Gannon Park Malahide at 11 am

Malahide Utd come from a 1-1 draw at home against Ashwood FC.
Form: D W D L D W D W W    Home Form: D W L D W

Arthur Griffith Park FC's last fixture played was a straightfoward 2-4 win away against Glasnaion FC.
Form: W L W W L D L W L W    Away Form: W L W L L W W

Prediction: DRAW
26/01/2022 20:57
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 Challenge Cup
VEC FC 3 - 0 Frank Celtic 15/1
VEC FC beat Frank Celtic.
VEC FC won 3-0 against their visitors, Frank Celtic at VEC (ETB) Grounds, Terenure at 11:30 am

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

26/01/2022 20:57
Division 3B
Riverside Utd v Newlane FC 29/1
Match Preview

5th placed Riverside Utd play host to 7th placed Newlane FC at Brickfield Park at 2 pm

Riverside Utd's last result was a 1-1 draw away against Malahide Utd 2nds.
Form: D W L W L W W D D    Home Form: W L W D

Newlane FC's last game was a comprehensive 1-5 win away against Malawi FC.
Form: W W L W L L L D W D L L    Away Form: W W L D L

Prediction: Home Win for Riverside Utd
26/01/2022 20:57
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 2
Black Forge FC 5 - 3 Swords Manor 22/1
Black Forge FC claim victory against Swords Manor.
2nd placed Black Forge FC won 5-3 against their visitors, 8th placed Swords Manor at Walkinstown Avenue at 12 pm

Black Forge FC
Form: W D D W W L L W W W D L L L

Swords Manor
Form: L W L L W W

26/01/2022 20:57
Division 3
Dunshaughlin Youths FC 2nds v Drumcondra AFC 29/1
Match Preview

12th placed Dunshaughlin Youths FC 2nds play host to 6th placed Drumcondra AFC at Ratoath Harps Grnd at 11:30 am

Dunshaughlin Youths FC 2nds's last fixture played was a poor 4-1 loss away against Beech Park FC 2nds.
Form: L D L D D W L L D L D    Home Form: D W L L D

Drumcondra AFC's last game was a narrow 3-4 win away against Draiocht Titans.
Form: W L W L L D W L W W L L D L D L    Away Form: W L L L W L L L

Prediction: DRAW
26/01/2022 20:57
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
Draiocht Titans 2 - 1 Beech Park FC 2nds 15/1
Draiocht Titans claim victory against Beech Park FC 2nds.
4th placed Draiocht Titans marginally won 2-1 against their visitors, 2nd placed Beech Park FC 2nds at Ring Commons Sports Centre, Balbriggan at 11:30 am

Draiocht Titans have won 5 out of 7 home games.
Form: L W L L W W W W D L L W

Beech Park FC 2nds
Form: W L L W W D W W D W W L W

26/01/2022 20:57
Division 3B
Phoenix Athletic v Malahide Utd 2nds 29/1
Match Preview

10th placed Phoenix Athletic play host to League leaders Malahide Utd 2nds at Albert College at 2 pm

Phoenix Athletic come from a narrow 2-1 win at home against Mid Sutton Sportslink.
Form: W L L L L W L L D D L    Home Form: W L L D D L

Malahide Utd 2nds's last game was a 7-2 win at home against Swords Manor 3rds. They have won 3 out of 4 away games.
Form: W D W W W W L W W W W W    Away Form: W W L W

Prediction: Away Win for Malahide Utd 2nds
26/01/2022 20:57
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 3C
Draiocht Titans 2nds 4 - 3 Astars 15/1
Draiocht Titans 2nds despatch Astars.
10th placed Draiocht Titans 2nds marginally won 4-3 against their visitors, 9th placed Astars at Ring Commons Sports Centre, Balbriggan at 1:30 pm

Draiocht Titans 2nds have lost 5 out of 6 home games.
Form: L W L L L D L L D L L L

Astars have yet to win away from home.
Form: L L W L D L L L L L L L W

26/01/2022 20:57
Division 3
The Local FC v Strand United 29/1
Match Preview

League leaders The Local FC play host to 8th placed Strand United at Phoenix Park at 2 pm

The Local FC come from a crushing 6-0 win at home against Swords Manor 2nds. They are currently on a winning streak of 9 games.They They have yet to be beaten at home.
Form: W W W W W W W W W L    Home Form: W W W W W W

Strand United's last result was a confident 4-1 win at home against Blackrock College.
Form: W D L W W L W D    Away Form: L L

Prediction: Home Win for The Local FC
26/01/2022 20:57
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
Team Zimbabwe 1 - 2 Glenmalure Rovers 22/1
Team Zimbabwe lose to Glenmalure Rovers.
12th placed Team Zimbabwe were marginally beaten at home by 11th placed Glenmalure Rovers at Bushy Park at 2 pm

Team Zimbabwe have lost 6 out of 7 home games.
Form: L W L L L L L D L L L W W L

Glenmalure Rovers
Form: W L L L D D D L L W L W

26/01/2022 20:57
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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