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Team Registration/Application process for season 2021-2022 is now open through the Clubforce portal
18/07/2021

• To ensure the season kicks off on schedule for ALL Divisions on the weekend of 21st/22nd Aug, it is imperative that Clubs ensure that all their teams have been registered to play in the DDSL for the 2020-2021 season by close of business on Monday Aug 2nd .

• Divisional formations will be published on the DDSL website Monday Aug 9th.

• Fixtures for Match Day 1 will be published on our social media platforms Sunday 15th Aug.

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18/07/2021 21:10
FAI updates Grassroots Safer Return to Train & Play Protocol
10/07/2021
The Football Association of Ireland has today updated the Grassroots Safer Return to Play & Train Protocol to include guidelines around the increase in the number of spectators allowed to attend outdoor events.
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10/07/2021 21:09
Registration for the new season will open on Friday-10th July
07/07/2021

The process is the same as in previous years using the “Clubforce” link will be available here. You can register teams for both boys & girls as per the list of age groups and divisions. There are a number of issues relating to fees, of which you should pay particular attention.

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07/07/2021 22:10
Leinster Football Association Youth Cup is now open to U17 & U18 age groups
28/06/21

Leinster Football Association Youth Cup is now open to U17 & U18 age groups.

Click here to download the Entry Form

28/06/2021 22:56
DDSL announces Girls’ Football Development Strategy for 2021-2024
21/06/2021

As you may be aware Girls’ Football up to and including U16 level has recently come under the jurisdiction of the Schoolboys Football Association of Ireland as is the case with Boys’ Football.

The Dublin & District Schoolboys’/Girls’ League is delighted to see the rapid growth in registrations for our Girls’ Divisions over the past number of years as we continue to expand.

The upcoming season 2021-2022 will see the DDSL cater for Girls from U8-U14, Saturdays and Sundays. (this will grow year on year and will see U16 football in season 2023-2024).

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21/06/2021 14:19
Updated FAI safer return to training & play protocol
04/06/2021

This Protocol applies to all training sessions and matches from Monday 7th June 2021.


Club Management COVID-19 Compliance

Club management committees must review the FAI Safer Return to Training & Play Protocol 7th Edition ahead of any return to games from Monday 7th June 2021.

No indoor dressing rooms to be used until further notice.

COVID-19 Compliance Officers should be familiar with the Updated FAI Safer Return to

Training & Play Protocol 7th edition in advance of any consultation with their club.

All clubs must appoint at least one COVID-19 Compliance Officer before any return to

training/matches are implemented.

Clubs with multiple training/match venues will need to appoint more than one COVID-19

Compliance Officer (minimum 1 per training/match venue).

The Football Association of Ireland will provide Role & Responsibilities Document for all

COVID-19 Compliance Officers.

Clubs must confirm appointment of COVID-19 Compliance Officer(s) to FAI via the checklist

before any return to training/play. Clubs who have already completed this process do not

need to do so again.

Clubs must ensure, through their Compliance Officers, that all coaches, parents and players

are fully aware of their responsibilities.

Clubs must continually educate players/coaches/parents/guardians/volunteers – see HSE

Clubs are advised to inform insurers of their intention to return to training/matches.

Clubs who are returning to training/matches must follow all steps set out above.

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04/06/2021 21:35
Playing of Friendlies from 7th June - DDSL Clubs & Referees Guide
01/06/2021

To ensure a safe and structured return to play in adherence to current Government & HSE guidelines, clubs are required to observe the following guidelines.

Please note one game per week (7 day period) per team.

No tournaments are permitted during the Month of June.

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01/06/2021 19:34
FAI has approved the 9x9 playing format for our U13 (2009) age group for the upcoming 2021/2022 Season
27/05/2021
The Dublin & District Schoolboys’/Girls’ League is pleased to advise our Clubs that as a result of our recent survey the FAI has approved the 9x9 playing format for our U13 (2009) age group for the upcoming 2021/2022 Season.
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27/05/2021 20:21
Becoming a Football for All Club
25/05/2021

Have you ever heard about Football for all? No? We will explain it to you.

FFA was established in the FAI in 2002 to promote inclusion among people with disabilities in Irish football communities.
The project vision is to enable every person in Ireland to participate in games, to allow all involved in the game to reach their full potential, whatever level that might be,

and to inspire the nation through international success at the highest level.

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25/05/2021 22:16
Reduction of 25% in League fees for 2021/2022
23/05/2021

The Board of Directors and Executive Committee Dublin & District Schoolboys’/Girls’ League have decided that all league fees paid for season 2020/2021 (where no football was played) will be credited for season 2021/2022.

In order to further assist our Clubs a reduction of 25% in league fees will be applied to returning teams for season 2021/2022.

Clubs who have fees outstanding will have the reduction applied to remaining installments.

Clubs who have paid fees in full will receive a refund of 25%.

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23/05/2021 10:25
DDSL creates a timeline to facilitate a safe return to competitive league for season 2021/2022
15/05/2021

To enable young players who realistically have not played a competitive football match since

last September 2020, to re-engage safely with full contact competitive matches before the

season 21/22 proper will start.

In setting out the process, we are guided by the relevant protocols from NPHET/HSE &

the FAI, at this time. To facilitate a structured and safe return to play, the Executive

Committee of the Dublin & District Schoolboys’/Girls’ League have agreed on the following:

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15/05/2021 19:56
FAI Launches Online Referee Beginner Courses
11/05/2021

The FAI’s Referee Department have created an online Referee Beginner Course for those interested in taking their first steps in becoming a referee.

Previously, the courses took place in-person, but the Referee Department have created an online version to allow easy access to everyone from the comfort of their own homes. On-field practical sessions will return, once Covid-19 restrictions allow them too.

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11/05/2021 18:33
FAI Medical Director answers COVID-19 FAQS ahead of return
10/05/2021
Football Association of Ireland medical director Dr Alan Byrne has recorded a COVID-19 video FAQ for all players under 18 and younger and their underage clubs and parents/guardians ahead of the return to non-contact training.
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10/05/2021 16:39
FAI and DDSL work together to organise the first Football for All League (FFA)
09-05-2021

The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) and the Dublin & District Schoolboys’/Girls’ League (DDSL) are working together to organise the first Football for All League (FFA) within the DDSL.
The DDSL are delighted to support this exciting initiative.

The FAI have arranged an information meeting via ‘Teams’ for Wednesday May 12th at 7pm.

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09/05/2021 17:16
FAI CONFIRMS RETURN TO CONTACT TRAINING FROM MONDAY
05/05/21

The Football Association of Ireland can confirm that all players at all levels of football in Ireland can engage in full contact outdoor training in pods of 15 from Monday, May 10, under the new Government guidelines.

Adult Amateur and Youth (U19) teams return to training from Monday and the FAI has confirmed with the Government that all teams can engage in contact training.

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05/05/2021 20:06
GRASSROOTS HOME PROGRAMMES
The Football Association of Ireland has launched two Grassroots Home Programmes, aimed for young players of all abilities


Created by FAI Development Officer Dean Broaders, the programme is split into two sections aimed at players aged 7 to 13, and those aged 14+.These innovative programmes are designed to assist our youngsters as they prepare to return to non-contact training in pods of 15, Government guidelines and the FAI Safer Return to Training Protocol.

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03/05/2021 18:57
FAI issues updated Safer Return To Training Protocol
19/04/2021

The Football Association of Ireland has today published an updated Safer Return to Training Protocol ahead of the return to training for players at Under 18 level and younger from next Monday, April 26.

The Protocol includes updates on regulations around COVID-19 compliance as players at Under 18 level and younger prepare to return to non-contact training in pods of 15.

In tandem with the release of this updated Protocol, the FAI will host a series of online webinars for club COVID-19 Compliance Officers from every affiliate beginning tonight.

FAI Head of Grassroots Ger McDermott said: “The return to training for our under 18 teams and younger next Monday is another step on a return to football for all our players at all levels of the game.

“We thank the football community for their adherence to Government guidelines on COVID-19 to date and this updated Protocol reinforces our commitment to getting all our players back on the pitch in the safest environment possible.”

The FAI’s updated Safer Return to Training Protocol is available Here

19/04/2021 19:03
FAI INVITES COMPLIANCE OFFICERS TO AN INFORMATION WEBINAR
TO ALL DDSL CLUB SECRETARIES

This is a notice from FAI Grassroots Department

As we near an eagerly awaited return to train for all players under the age of 18, we would like to invite ONE COVID-19 Compliance Officer from every club to an information webinar taking place next week.

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15/04/2021 20:47
DDSL CELEBRATES THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF SPORT FOR DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE 2021
05/04/2021

IDSDP held every April, 6 aims at recognizing the contribution sports can make to people's lives.

This year, we interviewed Mark Clohessy, the league's ETP Director of Football. We spoke about the importance of sports for society; how the pandemic has affected sports, and much more.

When asked about the importance of sports for society, he says: The role of sports in society cannot be underestimated especially in today's society. Sports provide a sense of community to all, and the inclusiveness sport brings can only benefit society as a whole.

Knowing that the pandemic has affected our lives in an immeasurable dimension, he observes "With no sports being played during this pandemic, it has taken a huge toll on the physical and mental well being of all society and not just children.

With that in mind, we are hopefully closer to a return to sport as we know it, and teams, managers, and individuals can pull together to help any person that has been affected by this pandemic."

The league's ETP Director of Football also remembered why days like today are so important in our lives: This day is an important celebration of all that is good in Sports. As we all know, Sport has the power to drive social change, community-personal development, and well being. So, for the UN to promote this day and all sporting organizations to get behind it will be phenomenal especially in the times that we are living in now.

We know people are living in very challenging times, but our team is here to support you. STAY SAFE

22/11/2020 17:52
FAI NOTES GOVERNMENT GREEN LIGHT FOR UNDERAGE TRAINING RETURN
31/03/2021


The Football Association of Ireland notes confirmation from Government that underage football, Grassroots and League of Ireland, can return to non-contact training from April 26th , the first step on a phased return for football at all levels of the game.

All amateur adult teams that this return for underage players is the first step towards a return to football for all grassroots players as Ireland eases out of lockdown.

The FAI will now take the following steps in light of the Government update:

- We will update the FAI’s Safer Return to Training protocols for our underage teams and players.

- We will host a COVID-19 webinar for all Grassroots Leagues and affiliates on April 12th.

- We will follow this with regional workshops for Club COVID-19 Compliance Officers during which we will present and discuss our latest protocols in detail.

- We will review where we stand with all affiliates in relation to all Leagues and Competitions and agree next steps as soon as is possible.

- We will consult with the SFAI on the hosting of the Kennedy Cup and the Gaynor Cup tournaments later this year.

- We will consult with all Men’s and Women’s Underage National League clubs on their return to training schedule and next steps.

31/12/2020 17:44
Irish Times Article 06/12/2020
Dublin and District Schoolboys/Girls League partnering with Childline

In Sunday's Irish Times, Emmet Malone speaks about DDSL's partnership with Childline. We remind everybody that help continues to be available with issues such as loneliness and domestic abuse.

You can read the full article by Clicking Here

Childline is available to any child and young person up to the age of 18. It can be contacted online at childline.ie, by calling 1800 666 666, by texting to 50101 or through social media (Instagram: @ispcc_childline, Facebook: ISPCC Childline, Twitter: @ISPCCChildline)

07/12/2020 21:05
Let’s Get The Kids Back Playing
22/11/2020

The Executive Football Committee Dublin & District Schoolboys’/Girls’ League are pleased to announce the launch of the “LET’S GET THE KIDS BACK PLAYING” initiative.

As we approach the Festive Season there are reasons for optimism and hope that the Country is turning the corner and we can look forward to 2021. The phrase most used by those of us involved with Schoolboy Football since matches were suspended in September is “Let’s get the Kids back playing”

This is indeed our primary goal.

Restrictions

We are hopeful that a return to Level 3 restrictions will enable ALL CHILDREN to return to playing football.

THE DDSL 2020/2021 SEASON WILL RECOMMENCE ON WEEKEND 23rd/24th JANUARY 2021. (PROVIDED RESTRICTIONS ALLOW).

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22/11/2020 15:21
What is Childline? How does Childline work?
21/11/2020

The Childline team has released a new video for children and young people to let you know all about how Childline works.

In the video, Louise and Jackie from the Childline Listening Service share an introduction to our online chat, phone and text services.

Find out:

How Childline can support you, if you would like to contact us

What children and young people talk about with Childline – anything!

Why Childline focuses on strengthening resilience

To see more information as well as many more useful articles, please Click Here

21/11/2020 12:06
Official Facebook page launched today:

Please note that we have set up a new official Facebook page for the league:

Dublin & District Schoolboys/Girls League - please visit and like the page, more social media outlets to follow.

21/11/2020 21:52
A True Legend of Irish Schoolboys' Football Fran Ray - 1st Anniversary

It is hard to believe that a year has passed since the passing of a True Legend of Irish Schoolboys' Football - Fran Ray. We remember him for the great stories and his extraordinary memory of players that passed through his beloved DDSL and indeed from around the country.

Our memories are what we have of him today, and my memories of Fran will never fade.

Frans family, are missing a husband, a father and grandfather today on the 1st anniversary of his passing and they are in our thoughts and prayers today.

The DDSL are remembering him in their own way at this time, our former Honorary Secretary, forever Honorary Life President of the Dublin & District Schoolboy’s League, former SFAI Chairman, and Lifetime FAI member.

On behalf of his football family, Fran has passed on - he will never be forgotten.

Rest Easy Old Friend.

12/11/2020 12:24
LEVEL 3 GOVERNMENT RESTRICTIONS-IMPORTANT NOTICE

IT HAS COME TO THE LEAGUE’S ATTENTION THAT A NUMBER OF CLUBS HAVE ARRANGED IN HOUSE FRIENDLIES.

UNDER LEVEL 3 GOVERNMENT RESTRICTIONS NO MATCHES CAN TAKE PLACE.

THIS INCLUDES IN HOUSE FRIENDLIES.

09/10/2020 18:19
FAI Announces Nationwide Cessation Of Grassroots And Underage Football Matches
06/10/2020

Following the Government’s introduction of Level 3 COVID-19 restrictions across the country, the Football Association of Ireland announces the cessation from midnight tonight of all Adult Amateur and Underage football matches with the exception of elite football - namely the SSE Airtricity League, the Women’s National League and all five underage National Leagues.

Adult amateur and non-elite Underage clubs can continue to train under non-contact conditions as per the Government Guidelines outlined in the ‘Resilience and Recovery 2020-2021 – Plan for Living with COVID-19’ programme and in conjunction with the updated FAI Safer Return to Training Protocol.

Coaches and players are not permitted to leave their resident county for training with adult amateur and non-elite underage teams.

The FAI will continue to monitor Government guidelines and will update this cessation order as required.

The updated FAI Safer Return to Train Protocol can be viewed by Clicking Here

06/10/2020 21:46
DDSL Region – Skechers Cup 2020/2021
05/10/2020

Please see the below the link to the DDSL draws for the SFAI Skechers National Cups 2020/2021.

The age groups are on tabs at the bottom of the webpage. The opening weekend is scheduled for 17th/18th October, however, this is pending COVID-19 restrictions.

To see the full draw, please Click Here

05/10/2020 19:56
Draft Match Day 2 Fixtures- subject to change:
PLEASE NOTE THAT MATCH DAY 2 FIXTURES, ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO NPHET/HSE GUIDELINES ISSUING LATER THIS WEEK WITH REGARDS TO LEVEL 3 RESTRICTIONS CURRENTLY IN PLACE FOR DUBLIN.
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04/10/2020 11:19
Newlands/Castle Park FC One Star Journey
26/09/2020

Congratulations to Newlands/Castlepark FC on becoming the first Club from the DDSL to achieve the FAI Club Mark One Star Award.

A fantastic achievement, well done to all.

Set up in early 2018, the FAI Club Mark has seen over 40 clubs earn the Entry Level award with almost an additional 300 clubs in the process of reaching the standard.

Six pilot clubs who previously earned the Entry Level award, moved on to the One Star Level, and are now seen as FAI Development Centres.

Newlands/Castle Park FC's journey started back in 2016 with the amalgamation of Newlands Celtic & Castle Park FC with the setup of their Schoolboys/Girls and Academy soon after. This set them on their path to the FAI Club Mark Entry Level and now their One Star Journey. You can read that incredible journey by Clicking Here

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26/09/2020 11:14
Drumcondra FC U12 Saturday
21/09/2020

Drumcondra FC U12 Saturday are looking for players. If interested, contact details are below:

Manager - Stephen Grimes

Contact Number: 0871365182

Training takes place on Tuesday and Thursday at 6pm to 7.30pm in Clonturk Park.

21/09/2020 20:25
We are currently recruiting new coaches to work on our Boys and Girls Emerging Talent Programme,

We are currently recruiting new coaches to work on our Boys and Girls Emerging Talent Programme with our representative squads,

If you have a desire to work with the DDSL and develop young players and enhance you’re coaching ability

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18/09/2020 13:38
Cessation Of Grassroots And Underage Football Matches In Dublin
18/09/2020

Following the introduction of Level 3 COVID-19 restrictions in Dublin, the Football Association of Ireland announces the cessation, from midnight tonight, of all Adult Amateur and Underage football matches in Dublin, with the exception of elite football - namely the SSE Airtricity League, Women’s National League and all five underage National Leagues.

18th Sep 2020

Furthermore, any coach or player resident in Dublin but involved with an Adult Amateur or non-elite Underage club outside of the county is not permitted to travel outside Dublin for any football activity.

Adult amateur and non-elite Underage clubs in Dublin can continue to train under the conditions laid out in the updated FAI Safer Return to Training Protocol issued on Thursday Click Here to see details.

The FAI will continue to monitor Government guidelines for Dublin and will update this cessation order as required.

18/09/2020 20:24
DDSL Match Day 2 fixtures: Weekend of September 19th/20th 2020.

DDSL Match Day 2 fixtures: Weekend of September 19th/20th 2020.

Saturday 19 September 2020 (10.15) unless stated:

8 Sat Red :

St Joseph's Boys v Ballyoulster Utd, Pearse Park;

Templeogue Utd v Lucan Utd, Tymon Park, 10.30;

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13/09/2020 16:42
SFAI SKECHERS NATIONAL CUPS 20/20/2021 ENTRIES
11/09/2020

The SFAI Skechers National Cups 2020/21 online entry system has now opened, and will remain open until 30th September 2020.

Supported by Sportlomo, the online system allows clubs to enter multiple teams across the five age groups.

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the start date for the competition will be later than in previous years – with the opening weekend being fixed for October 17th/18th 2020.

A full calendar of dates will be issued to all league secretaries in the coming weeks.

Clubs wishing to enter can do so by Clicking Here

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11/09/2020 16:58
Message from The Chairman DDSL Paddy Dempsey As We Pprepare To Commence The 2020/2021 Season
10/09/2020

Dear Club Secretary:

I hope you and all involved with your clubs are safe and well during these difficult times for everyone.

As the start of the new football season is imminent, I would like to thank each and every one of you for the time and patience you have shown over the past 6 months, and for adhering to the many protocols and guidelines issued.

There are many things we once knew as normal not so long ago that have changed. These changes now present new challenges to every club. Whether your club is seen as big, small or somewhere in between, all will have new challenges to overcome to enable football to resume on Saturday 12th September 2020.

While there are many difficulties we have to overcome, the guiding principle followed by the league has and will remain until this virus is overcome, “the health and safety of everyone involved in the game of football in the DDSL”

In the best interest of our clubs, all guidelines/protocols from the HSE/NPHET & the FAI were issued by the DDSL to our clubs.

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10/09/2020 18:46
The new DDSL season kicks off on Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th September 2020. Good luck to everyone and enjoy the season.

Saturday 12 September 2020 (10.15) unless stated:

8 Sat Red :

Lucan Utd v Peamount Utd, Airlie Heights;

Ardmore Rovers v Templeogue Utd, St Killian's, Bray;

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06/09/2020 14:58
Sat 11B fixtures for Saturday 12th September 2020

11Sat B

Malahide Utd, Idle;

Crumlin Utd v St Mochtas, Willie Pearse Park, Referee: Daly Ned;:

Belmont FC v Templeogue Utd, Herbert Park;

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06/09/2020 18:31
DDSL Information Guide No 1, 20/21 Season
TO ALL DDSL CLUB SECRETARIES

As we approach the start of the 2020/2021 Season commencing weekend 12th/13th September I would like to take this opportunity to wish all our Clubs the very best in these uncertain and challenging times.

There are in excess of 950 games scheduled. An amazing statistic and a credit to the commitment of our Clubs and all our stakeholders.

The dates set out below are of course subject to any and all guidelines issued by the HSE & NPHET.

We ask all Clubs to comply with the protocols already in place from the FAI, to ensure as far as is possible the safety and wellbeing of all our stakeholders.

Please stay safe as we start the new season, we hope everyone can enjoy the game we all love.

As a mark of respect and remembrance we ask all Clubs to observe a minutes silence for all those that are suffering or have succumbed to this dreadful virus prior to the kick off in the first matches of the new Season.

Please take care, stay safe and enjoy the football.

For and on behalf,

ALL STAFF,

Dublin & District Schoolboys’/Girls’ League.

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04/09/2020 19:18
Castleknock Celtic 17 Major

Under 17 major team playing in the DDSL are looking for a Goalkeeper

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04/09/2020 08:11
Cabinteely FC DDSL U-18 Premier 1 team (players born 2003)
are currently looking to fill the last few places for Season 2020/21.
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04/09/2020 14:10
LFA Youth Cup Entry 2020/2021
02/09/2020

Please see link below to download entry form for 2020/21 LFA YOUTH CUP

Entries must be received by September 25th

To download the form, please Click Here

All enquires to address below.

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02/09/2020 23:19
⭐️ DDSL PREMIER FOOTBALL

⭐️ DDSL PREMIER FOOTBALL

Our Castleknock Celtic Premier 07s (U14s) squad is still not complete.

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30/08/2020 08:13
Webinar Information - Presentation Slides
28/08/2020

Thank you for your interest in attending today’s webinar. Hopefully you were able to attend and gained some useful information for the preparation of your application.

Further down are the links to the slides from today’s webinar for reference in completing your application form.

Please be aware of the Application Deadline: Sept 2nd 5:00pm. No late applications will be accepted.

To get to the application form Click Here

If you have any questions on the application, webinar or information regarding the process please contact us here at CovidFundingSupport@fai.ie and we will get back as soon as possible.

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28/08/2020 20:28
REF : COVID FUNDING SUPPORT - PLEASE SEE BELOW FROM FAI
To All DDSL Club Secretaries

Thank you for completing the Expression of Interest for the Covid Funding Support Scheme from the FAI & Sport Ireland.

We would like to share an invitation with you for a Webinar hosted by the FAI regarding the application process for Clubs applying into this funding scheme. Please see below information on the Webinar as well as a link to the online event.

Subject: FAI Webinar - Covid Funding Support Application

Date: Friday August 28th 2020 - Time: 3:00pm

CLICK HERE TO ATTEND WEBINAR

(Link will not be active until Friday 28th Aug)

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26/08/2020 19:56
2020/21 FAInet Suuport Guide
26/08/2020

Dear Club Secretary,

Please see the link below to the DDSL FAInet guide for the 2020/21 season. This will guide each club administrator through each step of the process for player registrations. All players need to be assigned to squads and registration forms uploaded in line with FAI Rule 2 Part C to be eligible for competition.

The new female age groups are available to be selected so please begin registering your girls' squads on FAInet asap.

To view or download the guide, please Click Here

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26/08/2020 22:04
Castleknock Celtic Under 18 DDSL Major Side

Castleknock Celtic Under 18 DDSL Major side are looking for a goalkeeper,

Phone or text 083 4111721

22/08/2020 10:57
FAI Statement On New Government Guidelines - Press Release
18/08/2020

The Football Association of Ireland notes the Government announcement today of new restrictions on indoor and outdoor events as the country continues the fight against COVID-19 and we acknowledge the part that our sport can play in this ongoing battle.

The FAI informs all affiliates of the following directives, effective from midnight tonight until further notice:

- The SSE Airtricity League and Women’s National League will continue behind closed doors

- Adult Amateur and Underage Football - including underage National Leagues - will continue, subject to updated Government and FAI guidelines

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18/08/2020 22:09
Castleknock Celtic Require A Goalkeeper

Castleknock Celtic require a goalkeeper for their under 17 Major Sunday team.

Phone or text: 087 3924847

17/08/2020 21:33
FAI invites Expressions of Interest for Sport Ireland/Government COVID-19 Funding for Clubs
15/08/2020

The Football Association of Ireland is inviting affiliated clubs to complete Expression of Interest forms for the recently announced Government funding to be made available to sports clubs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The funding is available through a Sport Ireland grant scheme designed in consultation with the Department of Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht. These grants are part of a €70million package of new funding announced by Government for National Governing Bodies of Sport, Local Sports Partnerships and sports clubs affected by COVID-19.

The Application process, along with relevant Terms & Conditions and eligibility criteria, will be outlined in the coming days and made available to all FAI affiliated clubs with the applications to be made to Sport Ireland by the FAI on behalf of the affiliates.

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15/08/2020 17:44
REGISTRATIONS 2020/2021 SEASON. FINAL REMINDER
07/08/2020

REGISTRATION FOR 2020/2021 SEASON WILL CLOSE SAT 15TH AUGUST.(APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THIS DATE WILL BE AT THE DISCRETION OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE).

FAILURE TO REGISTER BY THE REQUIRED DATE MAY DELAY THE START DATE 12/13TH SEPTEMBER.

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06/08/2020 21:15
FAI PLAYER LEVY U8-U11
06/08/2020

The FAI has confirmed to the League that the players’ levy for the small sided game, U/8 to U/11 inclusive, no longer applies.

The registration system has been amended to reflect this change. For clubs who have registered to date, a refund of the levy will issue shortly”

Paul McEvoy,

Hon Treasurer.

06/08/2020 21:20
Castleknock Celtic are looking for a Goalkeeper
03/08/2020 09:57
Castleknock invite players to join their club
31/07/2020 08:24
REGISTRATIONS 2020/2021 SEASON. REMINDER
29/07/2020

TO ALL DDSL CLUB SECRETARIES.

REGISTRATIONS FOR THE 2020/2021 SEASON ARE NOW OPEN THROUGH THE CLUBFORCE LINK ON THE DDSL WEBSITE.

REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE SAT 15TH AUGUST (APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THIS DATE WILL BE AT THE DISCRETION OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.

FORMATIONS FOR 2020/2021 SEASON WILL BE ISSUED TO ALL CLUBS BY EMAIL WEEK ENDING FRIDAY 21ST AUGUST

2020/2021 SEASON WILL COMMENCE WEEKEND 12/13TH SEPTEMBER FOR ALL AGE GROUPS.

IMPORTANT CLARIFICATION FOR REGISTRATION PROCESS.

Small sided game U8-U11. Sat & Sun.

There are No changes to the Divisional formats U8-U11 for Sat & Sun 2019/2020.

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29/07/2020 23:31
FAI Safer Return to Play Protocol FAQ
27/07/2020

To all DDSL Club Secretaries,

Please see FAI Safer Return to Play Protocol FAQ issued by the FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION OF IRELAND.

To view the full pdf document, please Click Here

27/07/2020 21:06
Tournament Hosting | Grassroots & Amateur
17/07/2020

To all DDSL Club Secretaries,

Please see Tournament Hosting Guidelines issued by the FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION OF IRELAND.

To view the full pdf document, please Click Here

Please note the required documentation should be submitted along with the official FAI Permission form to:

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17/07/2020 11:24
Registration 2020/2021 Season
15/07/2020

TO ALL DDSL CLUB SECRETARIES

Dear Secretary,

I am pleased to advise that registration for the new season is now open for all clubs. When registering please note the following:

- The detail required for each team is the same as last year

- The League is also accepting registrations for girls’ teams in the U/8, U/9, U/10, U/11,U/12 and U13 age groups

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15/07/2020 14:57
Playing of Friendly Matches - CLARIFICATION TO EARLIER MESSAGE
15/07/2020

[B]TO ALL DDSL CLUB SECRETARIES

I refer to previous notice (below) regarding the playing of friendly matches.

Please be advised,

All requests for League approval to play friendly matches must be submitted by the registered Club Secretary. Approval will be granted by return email.

Note : Requests for approval by other parties will not be considered.

Your cooperation in this matter is greatly appreciated.

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15/07/2020 12:26
DDSL To Open Applications For Girls Football Online
Please see below from Girl’s Football Secretary Vanessa O Donnell.

To All DDSL Club Secretaries.

The Dublin and District Schoolboys/Girls’ League (DDSL) are pleased to announce that applications for the forthcoming 2020/2021 season will be open online later this week. (FURTHER NOTICE WILL ISSUE TO CLUB SECRETARIES).

This season the DDSL will be running U8s to U11s (non-competitive) and U12s to U13s (competitive) competitions and new clubs/teams are welcome.

Our aim is to facilitate the continued growth in girls football and invest in the future of the sport.

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07/07/2020 22:55
Castleknock Celtic - Players Wanted
03/07/2020 18:45
Safer Return To Play - Match Day Protocol
Grassroots Referees 02/07/2020

Referees are an integral part of football and we must ensure that we are well prepared prior to our return to play. This ‘Safer Return To Play - Match Day Protocol’ provides guidance and direction to match officials on how to manage the administration and the refereeing of games. The ‘Laws of the Game’ provide referees with all the necessary authority to deal with all on-field issues, whilst other matters should be reported to the leagues who run the competitions.

The primary aim of this protocol is to minimise risk of transmission of the COVID-19 virus to as low a level as possible. The principles of risk mitigation are identical for training and for refereeing. To view and download the full pdf document, please Click Here

02/07/2020 19:17
Willows U16 Premier 2 are looking for players born in 2005

Willows U16 Premier 2 are looking for players born in 2005. They are particularly looking for a winger but all positions are welcome. Contact Aidan 085 2807176

28/06/2020 11:49
FAI Coach Education - Safer Return to Training
13/06/2020

SAFETY FIRST ON RETURN

All you need to know to prepare for a safe return to training with expert advice, detailed guidelines and recommended coaching practices.

To view and download the full pdf document from the FAI website please Click Here

13/06/2020 18:55
13/06/2020
Colin Hawkins reveals how St Mochta's kept busy during the lockdown and why making it 'fun' is essential to coaching young players.
13/06/2020 19:00
Coaching Opportunity
13/06/2020

With INTERSPORT Elverys FAI Summer Soccer Schools getting set to return, applications are open to coach on this year’s programme.

If you wish get involved, please Click Here

13/06/2020 19:11
13/06/2020

Republic of Ireland Under-15 Head Coach Jason Donohue is joined by assistant coaches Will Doyle & Sean St Ledger to break down the tactical analysis of their opposition.

13/06/2020 19:03
FREE Session Plan
Ireland U-15s set up against Latvia in September 2019

Learn how to build up play from the goalkeeper & create overloads in central areas to penetrate through the thirds.

To view and download the full pdf document from the FAI website please Click Here

13/06/2020 19:06
COVID 19 SAFER RETURN TO TRAINING UPDATE
10/6/2020

TO ALL DDSL CLUB SECRETARIES,

Further to the release of the FAI protocols “COVID 19 SAFER RETURN TO TRAINING.

THESE ARE NOW AVAILABLE IN THE DOWNLOADS SECTION OF THE DDSL WEBSITE.

Please Click Here

NOTE :

PLEASE ADDRESS ALL QUERIES TO

covidchecklist@fai.ie

09/06/2020 14:05
FAI launches Safer Return to Training Protocol
08/06/2020

The Football Association of Ireland has today launched a Safer Return to Training Protocol document for all adult amateur and underage football, including underage National League clubs, ahead of a return to training from Monday, June 15th.

A Safer Return to Training document has also been produced for SSE Airtricity League and Women’s National League clubs who will return next Monday, with the exception of Dundalk, Shamrock Rovers, Bohemian FC and Derry City all of whom are currently part of a pilot programme and have just resumed collective training.

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08/06/2020 22:10
Pathway To A Return To Training From June 15th
06/06/2020 22:12
FAI welcomes new Government measures on return for Irish sport

The Football Association of Ireland welcomes the new measures announced by An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Ministers Shane Ross and Brendan Griffin today, as we continue to work on a safer return for all football under the jurisdiction of the FAI, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

These guidelines will come into effect on Monday, June 8th, and will have a positive impact on the plans for the SSE Airtricity League, the Women’s National League, adult amateur and underage football and all other affiliates.

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05/06/2020 20:41
Firstly, can we start by putting on record our admiration and appreciation of the tremendous work being done by all our members on the front line

Dear Club Secretaries

Firstly, can we start by putting on record our admiration and appreciation of the tremendous work being done by all our members on the front line, across all the daily services, ensuring our safety and some sense of normality in challenging times. To all the clubs who have done trojan work in raising funds for a variety of different charities, excellent work. Sadly, more than 1500 people have died due to the virus and if your club has been touched by this, can we offer our sympathy and condolences to all concerned.

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21/05/2020 15:27
Coronavirus - COVID-19
12th March 2020

The Board of Directors have decided to cancel all football activity within the DDSL with immediate effect until further notice, following on from the statement of the Taoiseach today in closing schools.

"The health and safety of those involved within the clubs of the league is paramount in making this decision."

We would ask all our stakeholders to follow suit within their own clubs.

We will review this decision on an ongoing basis and be guided by the Government and the HSE

DDSL

Board of Directors

12/03/2020 11:59
Match Day 23 fixtures - weekend of March 14th & 15th

Saturday 14 March 2020 (10.30 unless stated):

10 min e/w E/T & FIFA penalty rule to apply in all cup games,

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08/03/2020 12:00
COVID 19 VIRUS
The Dublin & District Schoolboys’ League would like to reassure our Clubs that we are monitoring this evolving situation closely.
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04/03/2020 12:21
Match Day 22 fixtures
Please see below the fixtures to be played on the weekend of the 7th/8th March 2020: Any queries on the fixtures, please contact the relevant fixture secretary or referees secretary for any issues concerning referees
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01/03/2020 13:45
It is with great sadness the league has learned of the tragic death in an accident of Blaise Cunningham

It is with great sadness the league has learned of the tragic death in an accident of Blaise Cunningham - Blaise played for one of Castleknock Celtics under 13s team.

We wish to convey on behalf of the clubs & members of the DDSL, our sincere sympathies to the Cunningham family on the loss of their young son, Blaise.

The funeral mass for Blaise will take place on Saturday morning February 29th.

May he Rest in Peace

Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a anam dhílis.

27/02/2020 22:24
Documents
24/02/2020 19:05
DDSL Legaue & Cup fixtures for weekend of February 29th & March 1st

DDSL Legaue & Cup fixtures for weekemd of February 29th & March 1st

Saturday 29 February 2020 (10.30 unless stated):

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23/02/2020 16:51
Match Day 20 fixtures
Games scheduled to be played on Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd February 2020
Games scheduled to be played on Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd February 2020
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16/02/2020 16:50
Football for All News update
13/02/2020 22:28
Match Day 19 Fixtures to be played on the week-end of February 15th & 16th 2020
Please see below the list of fixtures to be played on the week-end of February 15th & 16th 2020
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09/02/2020 12:57
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08/02/2020 14:11
Match day 18 fixtures
Fixtures for weekend of February 8th & 9th 2020
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02/02/2020 15:04
Match Day 17 fixtures- to be played weekend of February 1st & 2nd
Please note in all cup games, 10 minutes each way extra time and FIFA penalty rule to apply,
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26/01/2020 14:22
Match Day 16 fixtures:
Please see below - match day 16 fixtures to be played on the week-end of January 25th & 26th 2020.
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19/01/2020 18:40
As the second half of the season is due to kick off on 25th/25th January
13/01/2020 08:47
Photos from the Football for All workshop held last Saturday in Abbotstown
The DDSL/FAI held a "Football for All" workshop in Abbotstown last Saturday, and thanks to Gerry Reardon, Mick Kennedy and Christy McElligot for the setting up and presenting the workshop. To all the speakers that gave up their time on a Saturday morning, to pass on their knowledge and offer assistance to the clubs in attendance, I would to thank you also.
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13/01/2020 08:56
‘Football for All’ Clubs/Coaches next Sat 11th Jan 2020
06/01/2020 06:43
Under 13 Subway Championship Semi-final
06/01/2020 06:53
Match Day 15 Fixtures Saturday 14 December 2019 (10.30 unless stated):

Match Day 15 fixtures - to be played the weekend of December 14th & 15th

SFAI Skechers Cup U12 Regional Play Off:

10mins e/w E/T & FIFA penalty rule to apply in all cup games:

Belvedere FC (Int Sat) v St Kevin's Boys (Int Sat), Clontarf Astro, Referee: Butler Stephen;

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08/12/2019 13:28
DDSL/FAI ‘Football for All’ Workshop/Coaching Course:

DDSL/FAI ‘Football for All’ Workshop/Coaching Course:

All clubs are invited to attend the ‘Football for All’ workshop on Saturday 11th January 2020 from 9.30am to 1pm. It will be run by Chris McElligott & Gerry Reardon from the FAI. It will take place in Abbotstown...both inside & outside.

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03/12/2019 21:52
DDSL/FAI ‘Football for All - Format/Rules:

Format/Rules:

*** Mixed Mini World Cup ....7-a-Side Competition

*** 16 Teams in World Cup Tournament...e.g. Italy..Brazil & so on.

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03/12/2019 21:55
Match Day 14 Fixtures
To be played on the weekend of Saturday 7 & Sunday 8th December 2019 (10.30 unless stated):

Saturday 7 December 2019 (10.30 unless stated):

SFAI Skechers Cup U14 Regional Play Off:

10mins e/w E/T & FIFA penalty rule to apply in all cup games:

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01/12/2019 15:15
Match Day 13 fixtures to be played week-end of Nov 30th & Dec 1st

Match Day 13 fixtures to be played week-end of Nov 30th & Dec 1st

Saturday 30 November 2019 (10.30 unless stated):

Cup corner:

12 SFAI SKECHERS Cup:

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24/11/2019 14:13
DDSL FUTSAL Pilot League:

DDSL FUTSAL Pilot League:

● Subject to interest & minimum requirements:

● To be played over a 3-month period (12 matches in total):

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23/11/2019 14:13
The League have received queries relating to the Small Sided Futsal Tournament staged during January/February for the past number of years.

TO ALL CLUB SECRETARIES,

The League have received queries relating to the Small Sided Futsal

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23/11/2019 14:16
Match Day 12 fixtures to be played on the week-end of November 23rd/24th
Match Day 12 fixtures to be played on the week-end of November 23rd/24th
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17/11/2019 16:24
As a mark of respect to Fran - All Games Will Go Ahead This Weekend

All games will go ahead this weekend to respect the wishes of Fran.

Before he passed away - Fran made it very clear that no games were to be called off in his memory. We ask all DDSL clubs where possible to mark his passing with a minutes silence or a round of applause at games played this week-end.

13/11/2019 09:19
A True Legend of Schoolboy Football
Fran Ray - 1937- 2019

It is with deep sadness that we have learned of the sad passing of Fran Ray, our former Honorary Secretary and current Life Honorary President of the DDSL. Fran had been ill for the past number of years and succumbed to his illness at 1.55pm yesterday, with his loving family by his side.

We offer our deepest condolences to Fran's wife Sandra, his son Alan & daughter Lindsay and to all his immediate family members, from all in the DDSL and the wider schoolboy family.

"Ar dheis Dé do raibh a anam"

13/11/2019 09:46
Funeral Arrangements For Fran

Ray (Dublin) November 12th, 2019 peacefully at Our Lady’s Hospice. Harold’s Cross, surrounded by his loving family, Fran, late of Kilmainham and DDSL. Beloved husband of Sandra and loving father of Alan and Lindsay. Sadly missed by his loving wife and family, daughter-in-law Mary, Lindsay’s partner Craig, grandson Cian, granddaughters Katie and Pippa, his brother, extended family and a large circle of friends.

May he rest in peace.

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13/11/2019 11:13
Match Day 11 fixtures to be played on Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th November 2019
Match Day 11 fixtures to be played on Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th November 2019, Fixtures set out below:
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10/11/2019 14:21
04/11/2019 22:41
Match Day 10 fixtures - week-end of November 16th & 17th 2019:

Match Day 10 fixtures - week-end of November 16th & 17th 2019:

Saturday 9 November 2019 (10.30):

10mins e/w E/T & FIFA penalty rule to apply in all cup games:

SFAI Skechers Cup U12:

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03/11/2019 15:09
Match Day 10 fixtures - week-end of November 16th & 17th 2019:

Match Day 10 fixtures - week-end of November 16th & 17th 2019:

Saturday 9 November 2019 (10.30):

10mins e/w E/T & FIFA penalty rule to apply in all cup games:

SFAI Skechers Cup U12:

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03/11/2019 15:09
01/11/2019 20:58
WANTED URGENTLY: Castleknock Celtic is looking for Goalkeeper

Castleknock Celtic FC Retweeted

CastleknockCelticFC @CastleknockCFC

Oct 17

WANTED URGENTLY: Castleknock Celtic is looking for Goalkeeper for 16 Major team. Contact Paul at 087-6998884 for more information.

29/10/2019 06:46
Due to the FAI Cup finals been played on Sunday 3rd November, there will be no other fixtures permitted on the day.
Due to the FAI Cup finals been played on Sunday 3rd November, there will be no other fixtures permitted on the day. Saturday fixtures will go ahead as scheduled.
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27/10/2019 11:04
The formation of a new inclusive structured league - “FOOTBALL FOR ALL”

“FOOTBALL FOR ALL”

FORMATION OF A NEW STRUCTURED LEAGUE

Ethos:

TO RUN SIMILAR & AS CLOSE TO THE ‘MAINSTREAM LEAGUES’ SSG Format:

FUN FOR ALL

PLAYERS COME FIRST

PARTICIPATION

INCLUSIVE TOURNAMENTS

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27/10/2019 16:08
MATCH DAY 8 FIXTURES - TO BE PLAYED WEEKEND OF OCTOBER 26th & 27th 2019.
MATCH DAY 8 FIXTURES - TO BE PLAYED WEEKEND OF OCTOBER 26th & 27th 2019.
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20/10/2019 13:46
Are you interested in volunteering for EURO2020 in Dublin.
If you would like to volunteer at Euro2020, register at www.euro2020.com/volunteers
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20/10/2019 17:33
FAI Futsal Introduction coaching course
Futsal Introduction coaching course
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18/10/2019 07:09
Match Day 7 fixtures for weekend of October 19th & 20th 2019:
Match Day 7 fixtures for weekend of October 19th & 20th 2019:
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13/10/2019 14:32
Fixtures for this weekend (amended version)
09/10/2019 11:54
GRASSROOTS REFEREES DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM 2019/20 MODULE 1

GRASSROOTS REFEREES DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

2019/20 MODULE 1

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29/09/2019 10:26
Saturday 5 October & Sunday 6th October 2019:

Saturday 5 October 2019 (10.30 unless stated):

Cup Corners: 10 mins e/w E/T & FIFA penalty rule to apply:

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29/09/2019 11:00
DDSL got their U13 Subway Inter League Campaign off to a good start today
29/09/2019 20:21
Grass Routes Modules
28/09/2019 09:56
The Funeral Mass for the late John (Bower) Bradley.
27/09/2019 11:19
The league have been informed of the sad passing
26/09/2019 18:39
Volunteer at EURO 2020
Time Is Running Out

Click here to apply

Time is running out to be part of this memorable event - interviews are scheduled to close on October 31st 2019.

25/09/2019 07:44
O'Neills Warehouse Clearance Sale
23/09/2019 10:28
Match Day 4 fixtures
23/09/2019 18:49
Under *s & 9s Coaches workshop

We would like to thank the young players of Castleknock Celtic and St Mochtas for a demonstration of how the 5v5 small sided game should be played.

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17/09/2019 17:59
Match Day 3 fixtures (Saturday 21st September 2019) additional fixtures
Please see below - fixtures that were not included in the roiginal list. The additional fixtures to be played on Saturday 21st September 2019.
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16/09/2019 13:30
Match Day 3 fixtures (Saturday 21st September 2019)
Please see below the fixtures for match day 3 to be played on Saturday 21st September 2019.
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15/09/2019 20:52
Match Day 3 fixtures (Sunday 22nd September 2019)
Please see below match day 3 fixtures to be played on Sunday 22nd September 2019
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15/09/2019 20:55
Match Day 2 Fixtures & SFAI SKECHERS National Cups 1st Round
To be played on the weekend of September 14th & 15th
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08/09/2019 17:01
New season 2019/2020 kick off match day 1 fixtures
Match Day 1 fixtures season 2019/2020 for all 9 & 11 aside teams.
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01/09/2019 13:56
Malahide Utd open training sessions
Malahide United will be holding full open training sessions on the following dates
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05/07/2019 06:46
The Schoolboys Football Association of Ireland is delighted to confirm that entry for the 2019/2020 SFAI Skechers National Cups is now open.
The Schoolboys Football Association of Ireland is delighted to confirm that entry for the 2019/2020 SFAI Skechers National Cups is now open.
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05/07/2019 07:00
Knocklyon Utd trial dates
17/06/2019 12:19
Match Day 17 fixtures - DDSL/SDFL

DDSL/SDFL Fixture Schedule

Saturday 15 June 2019 (10.30 unless stated)

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09/06/2019 17:44
See below additional or amended fixtures from the original list of fixtures sent out
07/06/2019 10:42
Match day 16 fixtures

Club Secretary

As discussed at the meeting on Wednesday 29th May 2019, please find below match day 16 fixtures.

If there are any changes to the fixtures, notice will sent to the relevant club secretaries by email.

Any queries please email the fixture secretary for the age group the query relates too .

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02/06/2019 19:21
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