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04/10/2022: October Management Meeting, Referees’ Night, Dunshaughlin open new facilities

The October management meeting will be held at 7.30pm this Thursday, 6 October 2022. With the Covid-19 pandemic receding (we hope!), the meeting will be held “in-person”, in the Dublin Central Mission Hall, Lower Abbey Street, Dublin.

As usual, all clubs must be represented, with fines to be imposed for non-attendance.

The UCFL annual Referees’ Night was held on Monday night (Oct 3). It was again a successful evening, with several short addresses on procedures before the more informal aspect of the event was enjoyed by all present.

In other news, Saturday was an important day in the development of Dunshaughlin Youths FC as their new facilities, incorporating several grass pitches and two artificial pitches, were officially opened. A number of UCFL officials were among officials from the football world in attendance, including FAI President Gerry McAnaney, along with the Minister for Justice and local Meath TD, Helen McEntee. The opening ceremony was preceded by a game on one of the new pitches, with Dunshaughlin recording a 3-3 draw with Blackforge.

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31/01/2022 01:17
Division 3A
Celtic Park FC v Drumcondra AFC 2nds 8/10
Match Preview

Celtic Park FC play host to 6th placed Drumcondra AFC 2nds at Beaumont Woods at 12 pm

Celtic Park FC has yet to win in this competition, having lost all 2 games.
Form: L L    Home Form: L

Drumcondra AFC 2nds's last fixture played was a narrow 2-1 win at home against York Road FC.
Form: W L W L L L W    Away Form: L L L

06/10/2022 11:41
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
FAI Junior Cup
Fairview Celtic 6 - 0 Garda AFC 24/9
Fairview Celtic claim victory against Garda AFC.
Fairview Celtic comprehensively won 6-0 against their visitors, Garda AFC at Stella Maris Astro at 3 pm

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

06/10/2022 11:41
LFA Junior Shield
Newlane FC 2nds v Arlington FC 8/10
Match Preview

Newlane FC 2nds play host to Arlington FC at Coldcut at 2 pm

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

06/10/2022 11:41
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
FAI Junior Cup
Collinstown FC 5 - 1 ROC Celtic 24/9
Collinstown FC beat ROC Celtic.
Collinstown FC won 5-1 against their visitors, ROC Celtic at Collinstown Park at 12 pm

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

06/10/2022 11:41
Division 3C
St Maelruans FC v Sandford-St Marys FC 2nds 8/10
Match Preview

4th placed St Maelruans FC play host to 7th placed Sandford-St Marys FC 2nds at Bancroft Park, Tallaght at 11:30 am

St Maelruans FC's last fixture played was a 1-6 win away against Phibsboro Club de Futbal.
Form: W D W W L D    Home Form: W L

Sandford-St Marys FC 2nds's last result was a narrow 2-3 win away against Astars.
Form: W W D L    Away Form: W W

Prediction: Home Win for St Maelruans FC
06/10/2022 11:41
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
Division 3B
ROC Celtic 2nds 1 - 3 Blackforge FC 2nds 1/10
ROC Celtic 2nds despatched by Blackforge FC 2nds.
ROC Celtic 2nds were beaten at home by 3rd placed Blackforge FC 2nds at The Lawns, Le Fanu Park, Ballyfermot at 2 pm

ROC Celtic 2nds has yet to win in this competition, having lost all 2 games.
Form: L L

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

06/10/2022 11:41
UCFL Challenge Cup Rounds 2, 3 & 4
Beech Park FC 2nds v Arthur Griffith Park FC 8/10
Match Preview

Beech Park FC 2nds play host to Arthur Griffith Park FC at St Catherines Park at 11:30 am

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

06/10/2022 11:41
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 3
Swords Manor 2nds 0 - 4 Strand United 1/10
Swords Manor 2nds suffer defeat to Strand United.
2nd placed Swords Manor 2nds were beaten at home by 8th placed Strand United at Brackenstown Road, Swords at 2 pm

Swords Manor 2nds
Form: L W W W W

Strand United
Form: W D L

06/10/2022 11:41
Division 1
Blackforge FC v Belgard Athletic 8/10
Match Preview

5th placed Blackforge FC play host to League leaders Belgard Athletic at Walkinstown Avenue at 12 pm

Blackforge FC has yet to be beaten in this competition, having won 1 out of its last 3 games.
Form: D D W    Home Form: W

Belgard Athletic has yet to be beaten in this competition, having won 2 out of its last 5 games.
Form: D D W D W    Away Form: D W

Prediction: DRAW
06/10/2022 11:41
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
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
Division 3C
Astars 2 - 3 Sandford-St Marys FC 2nds 1/10
Astars lose to Sandford-St Marys FC 2nds.
11th placed Astars were marginally beaten at home by 7th placed Sandford-St Marys FC 2nds at Corcagh Park Pitch 2 at 2:30 pm

Astars has yet to win in this competition, having lost its last 4 games.
Form: L L L L D L

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

06/10/2022 11:41
Bedlow Cup
Dunshaughlin Youths FC 2nds v Team Zimbabwe 8/10
Match Preview

Dunshaughlin Youths FC 2nds play host to Team Zimbabwe at Ratoath Harps Grnd

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

06/10/2022 11:41
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
FAI Junior Cup
St Kevins Boys 1 - 3 Arthur Griffith Park FC 24/9
St Kevins Boys beaten by Arthur Griffith Park FC.
St Kevins Boys were beaten at home by Arthur Griffith Park FC at St Aidan's CBS at 3 pm

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

06/10/2022 11:41
LFA Junior Shield
Glenmalure Rovers v Enniscorthy Utd 8/10
Match Preview

Glenmalure Rovers play host to Enniscorthy Utd at Walkinstown Park at 2 pm

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

06/10/2022 11:41
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 3B
Coolock Village FC 2nds 6 - 4 Mid Sutton Sportslink 1/10
Coolock Village FC 2nds take all points from Mid Sutton Sportslink.
8th placed Coolock Village FC 2nds won 6-4 against their visitors, 10th placed Mid Sutton Sportslink at St Anne’s Park at 11:30 am

Coolock Village FC 2nds
Form: W L L D L

Mid Sutton Sportslink has yet to win in this competition, having lost its last 4 games.
Form: L L L L D L L

06/10/2022 11:41
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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