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19/09/2022: LFA Junior Cup opening round; League games continue

The first external competition games of the new season were played on Saturday with 16 UCFL teams taking part in 14 games in the opening round of the LFA Junior Cup. Unfortunately, it was a largely disappointing day for UCFL teams with 10 of the 12 ties against non-UCFL teams going the way of their opponents. Nonetheless, AGP and Beech Park did record good wins to proceed to the second round.

Elsewhere, Kill Celtic have returned to the UCFL after several years absence and played their first game, against Drumcondra 2nds in Division 3A, on Saturday though they will be hoping for better results in the coming weeks after going down to a 1-4 defeat. ROC Celtic are expecting their newly formed 2nd team to kick off their season in Division 3B next Saturday (Sept 24).

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31/01/2022 01:17
Premier Division
Harding IF FC v Malahide Utd 1/10
Match Preview

Harding IF FC play host to Malahide Utd at Ringsend Park Pitch 2 at 11 am

Harding IF FC has yet to be beaten in this competition, having won 0 out of its last 1 games.
Form: D    Home Form: D

Malahide Utd has yet to be beaten in this competition, having won 0 out of its last 2 games.
Form: D D    Away Form: D D

26/09/2022 12:41
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
Division 3A
York Road FC 2 - 3 Exodus FC 17/9
York Road FC are defeated by Exodus FC.
7th placed York Road FC were marginally beaten at home by 5th placed Exodus FC at John Paul 2nd Park, Cabra at 11:30 am

York Road FC
Form: L L W

Exodus FC
Form: W W L L L W

26/09/2022 12:41
Division 3B
Benbulbin United v Somalia FC 1/10
Match Preview

9th placed Benbulbin United play host to 7th placed Somalia FC at Brickfield Park at 11 am

Benbulbin United has yet to win in this competition, having lost its last 2 games.
Form: L L D L L    Home Form: L

Somalia FC's last game was a crushing 1-7 win away against Mid Sutton Sportslink.
Form: W W D L L    Away Form: W W D L L

Prediction: Away Win for Somalia FC
26/09/2022 12:41
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
Division 3A
Glasnaion FC 6 - 5 York Road FC 24/9
Glasnaion FC beat York Road FC.
League leaders Glasnaion FC marginally won 6-5 against their visitors, 7th placed York Road FC at Johnstown Park No. 4 at 2 pm

Glasnaion FC are currently on a winning streak of 5 games.They have yet to be beaten at home.
Form: W W W W W L

York Road FC
Form: L L W

26/09/2022 12:41
Division 2
Dynamo Ridgewood v Stedfast United 1/10
Match Preview

11th placed Dynamo Ridgewood play host to 8th placed Stedfast United at Rathingle Road Pitch 1, Swords at 11:15 am

Dynamo Ridgewood has yet to win in this competition, having lost all 3 games.
Form: L L L    Home Form: L

Stedfast United has yet to win in this competition.
Form: L D L L    Away Form: L

Prediction: Away Win for Stedfast United
26/09/2022 12:41
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
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

26/09/2022 12:41
Premier Division
Shelbourne AFC v Coolock Village FC 1/10
Match Preview

Shelbourne AFC play host to Coolock Village FC at Albert College at 11:30 am

Both teams have already played a single game.

26/09/2022 12:41
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 3A
Glasnaion FC 7 - 3 Dunshaughlin Youths FC 2nds 17/9
Glasnaion FC take all points from Dunshaughlin Youths FC 2nds.
League leaders Glasnaion FC won 7-3 against their visitors, Dunshaughlin Youths FC 2nds at Johnstown Park No. 4 at 2 pm

Glasnaion FC are currently on a winning streak of 5 games.They have yet to be beaten at home.
Form: W W W W W L

Dunshaughlin Youths FC 2nds
Form: L W

26/09/2022 12:41
Division 2
Lourdes Celtic FC v The Local FC 1/10
Match Preview

Lourdes Celtic FC play host to The Local FC at Sundrive Park at 11:30 am

This is Lourdes Celtic FC's first game

The Local FC has yet to be beaten in this competition, having won every game.
Form: W W    Away Form:

26/09/2022 12:41
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
FAI Junior Cup
Stedfast United 0 - 3 Valley Park Utd 24/9
Stedfast United suffer defeat to Valley Park Utd.
Stedfast United were beaten at home by Valley Park Utd at Meadowbrook Dundrum at 12 pm

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

26/09/2022 12:41
LFA Senior Cup
VEC FC v Usher Celtic 1/10
Match Preview

VEC FC play host to Usher Celtic at VEC (ETB) Grounds, Terenure at 11:30 am

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

26/09/2022 12:41
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
Division 3B
Team Zimbabwe 2 - 2 Malawi FC 24/9
Team Zimbabwe draw with Malawi FC.
2nd placed Team Zimbabwe were held to a 2-2 draw by 5th placed Malawi FC at Bushy Park at 2 pm

Team Zimbabwe has yet to be beaten in this competition, having won 3 out of its last 6 games.
Form: D W W D W D

Malawi FC
Form: D W L D D L W

26/09/2022 12:41
Premier Division
Atletico Malahide v Rialto FC 1/10
Match Preview

Atletico Malahide play host to Rialto FC at Malahide Castle at 11:30 am

Atletico Malahide has yet to win in this competition.
Form: D L    Home Form: D L

Rialto FC has yet to win in this competition, having lost all 2 games.
Form: L L    Away Form:

26/09/2022 12:41
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 3A
Celtic Park FC 0 - 14 Beech Park FC 2nds 24/9
Celtic Park FC beaten by Beech Park FC 2nds.
Celtic Park FC were comprehensively beaten at home by 3rd placed Beech Park FC 2nds at Beaumont Woods at 11:30 am

Celtic Park FC has yet to win in this competition.
Form: L

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

26/09/2022 12:41
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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