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SFAI Competitions Calendar 2017-18(10/8/2017)

SFAI CupsFirst Round

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16/08/2017
FAI Youth Cup entry.
16/08/2017
The U17 Challenge Cup entry closing date.
16/08/2017
Please find the ‘Final Re-Grading tables’ for U8’s to U11’s under downloads on the DDSL website
14/08/2017
Up-dated pdp Small Sided Games league guidelines (August 2017)

PDP SSG LEAGUE

GUIDELINES:

Sept 2016

SSG Leagues for 2016/2017

Under 8’s & 9’s:

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14/08/2017
Pre-match discussion cards U10 & u/11 7v7
14/08/2017
DDSL Club meeting on Thursday 24th August 2017

A meeting of all clubs in the DDSL will be held on Thursday August 24th at 8pm in the FAI Conference Centre Abbotstown 2017 before the season resumes. All clubs are expected to be in attendance.

11/08/2017
Elite insurance via first Ireland who underwrite football insurance in Ireland have ceased trading resulting in many clubs having issues

Elite insurance via first Ireland who underwrite football insurance in Ireland have ceased trading resulting in many clubs having issues in being unable to obtain cover for the coming season.

http://www.fsc.gi/news/gfsc-statement-on-elite-insurance-company-ltd-elite-242

A reminder to clubs on Facebook might help!

Any club having insurance problems following the recent withdrawal of insurers from Ireland should contact the FAI approved insurance providers ‘O Driscoll O Neil, who can provide assistance if needed.

10/08/2017
A reminder that the closing date for SFAI Skechers Cups entries is 10/8/17
Dear Colleagues

A reminder that the closing date for SFAI Skechers Cups entries is 10/8/17, can all concerned please ensure that all clubs and teams are notified of this closing date.

With the roll out of the new SFAI website and in case people may still be trying to access the entry system via an old bookmark, or something similar, they may need to delete all stored cookies to avoid being diverted to the old website, any info on the old website is out of date and should be ignored, the Cups entry system is on the new website www.sfai.ie

As an assistance below is the direct link to the current on-line entry system.

http://www.sfai.ie/index.php/entry-form-first2

Regards

Martin

Martin O'Hanlon

SFAI General Secretary

Email: martin.ohanlon@fai.ie | Web: www.fai.ie

Tel: +353 1 8999 307 | Mob: +353 87 649 3211

09/08/2017
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03/08/2017
Please find the ‘Provisional Re-Grading’ for u8’s to u10’s - in the download section of the website.

Please find the ‘Provisional Re-Grading’ for U8’s to U10’s….for the 2nd Half of the season in Sept…beginning on Sat/Sun 2nd/3rd Sept. in the download section of the website.

The re-grading is based on your survey reports & as important…the surveys received

from other teams/managers in your respective Divisions.

Thank you to all those who returned the surveys.

Please note that Divisions are made up of mainly 10 teams…with some 8 & 12 Divisions…..you will be expected to play your opposition…only once…either home or away…as the season will finish on Sat/Sun 25th/26th Nov.

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03/08/2017
RIP -

The league have learned of the sad passing of Ann Behan, the wife of Gerry Behan (former referee & referees allocator for the league).

On behalf of the DDSL - we offer our sincerest condolences to all the family on their sad loss. May Ann Rest in Peace.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis”

28/07/2017
EGM regarding a transfer window for August 2017

An EGM regarding the opening of a transfer window for under 12's to 15's inclusive from 1st August to 31st August 2017 will be held.

The EGM meeting will follow the FAI AGM been held in Kilkenny on Saturday July 22nd 2017. We will post the results as soon as we have the outcome of the vote

17/07/2017
SSG Under 11s Survey form

To all team/coaches involved with teams at the under 11 age group.

Please take the time to complete the survey form and return ASAP to Mick/Peter at ssgames@ddsl.ie

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04/07/2017
SFAI National Cups on line registration now open:
To all DDSL clubs: IMPORTANT NOTICE

Please note that the on-line entry system for the 2017-18 SFAI National Cups opened on 19th June 2017 and will close on August 10th 2017.

23/06/2017
Bi-monthly meeting Monday 27th June 2017

All clubs are reminded that the bi-monthly will be held on Monday June 27th 2017 in the FAI Conference Centre at 19.30. All clubs are expected to attend.

23/06/2017
Small sided Games mid-season break survey form

To all managers/coaches involved in the small sided games - please go to the download section of the website and download the survey form.

Can you complete the form and return before Friday 23/6/2017 to ssgames@ddsl.ie for the attention of Mick Kennedy/Peter Fullarton.

The information on the forms is used to help with the formation of the divisions for the 2nd half of the 2017 season.

18/06/2017
FAI Courses Now Available
Click here for FAI Courses

Click the link above to see the list of courses available as well as those listed below.

Please pass on to anyone you feel would be interested.

Dublin 15 Coach Education Festival

Kick Start 1 Tuesday July 11th Corduff Sports Centre 9.30 – 5.30

Kick Start 2 Wed/ Thurs July 12 /13th Corduff Sports Centre 9.30 – 5.30

7 v 7 Workshop Friday July 14th Corduff Sports Centre 9.30 - 12.30

S@C Workshop Friday July 14th Corduff Sport Centre 1.30 – 4.30

Goalkeeper Fundamental’s Saturday July 15th Corduff Sports Centre 9.30 – 5.30

This is an opportunity to get some education, all in the one week!

16/06/2017
DDSL Weekly Notice Board
Important Dates:

Bi-monthly meetings:

Monday June 26th 2017 – Abbotstown FAI Conference Centre 19.30

Thursday August 24th 2017 – Abbotstown FAI Conference Centre 20.00

Monday October 23rd 2017 – Abbotstown FAI Conference Centre 19.30

No fixtures will be published for under 15 & 16 age groups before the Junior Certificate examination – the last set of fixtures will be played on Wednesday 24th & Thursday 25th May as per last week's Striker. The next set of fixtures will be published in The Striker on Monday 12th June to be played on Saturday 17th/Sunday 18th June, mid-week matches will continue to recover matches lost by the exam break. If your team(s) are available to fulfil fixtures during the period of the examinations, contact the fixture secretary.

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19/05/2017
Important dates for the 2017 season:
To clear up some queries we are receiving from clubs and parents of players

In the small sided games - the break will take place on the weekend of June 24th & 25th, the season will resume on September 2nd & 3rd

For all 11 aside games - the break will take place from July 8th & 9th and return on September 2nd & 3rd.

The cup finals will be played on the weekend of September 22nd to 24th -

14/05/2017
It is with regret that we pass on the sad news that former DDSL
02/05/2017
Fixtures for 12 Premier for Tuesday May 2nd
Tuesday 2 May 2017 (7pm KO unless stated):

Tuesday 2 May 2017 (7pm KO unless stated):

12 Sat Premier:

St Kevin's Boys v Templeogue Utd, College of Surgeons;

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

Lourdes Celtic v St Francis, Sundrive Park;

Home Farm v St Mochtas, VEC Whitehall;

Belvedere FC v Stella Maris, AUL Complex;

Shamrock Rovers v Cherry Orchard, Roadstone S&S Club;

28/04/2017
Transfer window

The transfer window will be closing on April 30th (midnight) the transfer window only applies to teams from under 8s to 16's.

For the older age groups the window is currently closed -

(e) For divisions playing at under 17's and above there shall be two transfer periods as follows:

1st June to 30th September inclusive in the current season.

1st December to 31st January in the current season.

26/04/2017
SFAI SKECHERS Cup Finals 2016-17

SFAI SKECHERS Cup Finals 2016-17

Saturday 13th May Jackson Park

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24/04/2017
There will be fixtures for the under 15s & 16s on Wednesday & Thursday next

There will be fixtures for the under 15s & 16s on Wednesday & Thursday next (appearing in The Herald on Monday) if any club(s) have any issues with playing their fixture - contact the fixture secretary ASAP.

15/04/2017
Increase in referees fees
All clubs please note that the fees for referees:

All clubs please note that the match fees for referees will increase by €1 per match from Monday April 17th 2017.

The fee increased was agreed between the FAI & the Irish Soccer Referee's Society.

05/04/2017
To all DDSL referee's:

A panel meeting will take place on Monday 24th April at 7.30pm in the FAI Conference Centre for all DDSL referee's. It is important that all referees attend as these meetings are compulsory.

If for any reason you are unable to attend the meeting, please confirm your non-attendance to Emmanuel Rogers Lead Observer DDSL by email to emmanuelrogers@eircom.net or text to 0872654198 - many thanks

Regards

Emmanuel

01/04/2017
Last night - Lourdes Celtic celebrated their 60th Anniversary as a Schoolboys football club.

Lourdes Celtic celebrated their 60th Anniversary as a Schoolboys football club. Over that time, the number of volunteers that have dedicated their time to the children of the area were celebrated in the Mansion House in Dublin. From DDSL we would like to congratulate everyone involved with Lourdes Celtic over that period, with a special mention to Eddie Roche, Bowyer Bradley, Tony Merriman and Shay Le Strange. It was great to see Keith Andrews in attendance and hear his views on Irish football.

A special word of thanks to Lourdes Football Club for taking the time on their special night to honour Fran Ray for his contribution to schoolboy football over the long number of years he is involved in football.

Here's to the next 60 years of working for their community in the Crumlin area - Lourdes Celtic

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01/04/2017
FAI Club of the Year 2017

The competition to find the FAI Club of the Year 2017 is now open! Please pass this information on to the clubs in your league.

The competition aims to celebrate and promote the inspirational work done by clubs around Ireland.

The Club of the Year competition is open to any grassroots club to enter free of charge. Eight clubs will receive €1,500 and the overall winner will be given an additional €5,000 and entry to UEFA’s Grassroots Awards, for ‘’Best Grassroots Club’’.

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29/03/2017
The sad passing of Mick Kennedy's mother:

On behalf of the of the DDSL Directors, Executive & Committee, all of our clubs - we extend our deepest sympathies to Mick Kennedy and his family on the sad passing of his mother (Jean) earlier this morning following a short illness. May she Rest in Peace.

28/03/2017
Castleknock Celtic looking for players

Castleknock Celtic looking for players for their 16Premier and 16A teams. Phone or Text 083-4111721 for further information.

27/03/2017
DDSL Notice Board Monday 12th March 2017
SFAI SKECHERS Regional Cup Finals:

Saturday 18th March (10 mins E/W E/T & FIFA penalty rule to apply):

Under 12’s – Damien Duff Cup:

St Kevin’s Boys v Shamrock Rovers, Abbotstown, 10.30;

Under 13’s - Keith Andrews Cup:

Leicester Celtic v St Joseph’s Boys, Abbotstown. 12.00,

Under 14’s - Robbie Keane Cup:

St Kevin’s Boys/Crumlin Utd v Belvedere FC/Cherry Orchard, Abbotstown, 1.30,

Sunday 19th March (10 mins E/W E/T & FIFA penalty rule to apply):

Under 15’s – Joe Corcoran Cup:

Belvedere FC v Home Farm, Abbotstown, 11am,

Under 16’s – Ronnie Whelan Cup:

Athlone Town v St Kevin’s Boys, Abbotstown, 1pm,

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14/03/2017
DDSL Transfer_Form1.docx
The new DDSL downloadable transfer form

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05/03/2017
Final days play in the DDSL/FAI Futsal Festival 2017

The DDSL/FAI Futsal Festival 2017 draws to a close

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04/03/2017
The league are currently surveying the clubs in our league

The league are currently surveying the clubs in our league about the possibility of setting up a dedicated league for girl's under 8's to 16's. To date approx 25% of the clubs have responded - if your club has not responded yet, please do so as a matter of urgency. Thank you for your cooperation in this survey

26/02/2017
The DDSL new season will commence

The DDSL new season will commence on Saturday the 11th and Sunday the 12th of March - the kick applies to all age groups playing in the league. Good luck to all our clubs/teams involved in the new calendar year season.

26/02/2017
Team registration myclubfinanaces
CLARIFICATION

All clubs MUST register their team for the coming season on the myclubfinances website. The fixture secretaries NEED the information to allow them set the fixtures for the coming season.

The registration of teams back in August 2016 was for the interim season only.

24/02/2017
Notification of Change of Arrangements DDSL referees pdp workshop;
22/02/2017
Futsal Festival Week 4 fixtures (National Indoor Arena Abbotstown) Saturday 25th February 2017

Futsal Festival Week 4 fixtures (National Indoor Arena Abbotstown)

Saturday 25th February 2017

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22/02/2017
Please check the downloads section of the website for the ‘Final Divisions’ for U8’s to U12’s…for the New Season March 2017 to November 2017.

Please note the Divisions from U8’s to U11’s will be Non-Trophy’ for the new season. These new divisions have been re-graded based on the surveys received.

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21/02/2017
EGM & Opening meeting for the new calendar year season 2017
21/02/2017
FAI Leinster Regional Referees Committee GRASSROOTS

FAI Leinster Regional Referees Committee GRASSROOTS REFEREES SEMINARS

2016 -17

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11/02/2017
As part of the FAI pdp information outreach

As part of the FAI PDP information outreach, we would like to deliver a workshop to DDSL referees involved in officiating 5v5 through 9v9 matches at FAI HQ on Monday 6th March at

Would it be possible for you to circulate this information to your league's refereeing contacts?

To monitor attendance numbers and logistics preregistration will be necessary, please have participants email; Gerry.reardon@fai.ie

Best Regards,

Gerry

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11/02/2017
Team applications for the 2017 calendar year season

Clubs are reminded that team applications for the new season must be made online - on the DDSL website.

Click the myclubfinances link on the website and register the teams, and arrange the payments.

Clubs must register and make their initial payment before they will be permitted to play in the league.

11/02/2017
Draft Small Side games leagues posted

Please note that the draft of the leagues for the small side games (8's to 12's) are posted on the website under the news tab.

Any clubs that have a query with regards to their position in any of those leagues can contact Mick Kennedy on 0831014214 to discuss within the next 7 days (18th February) The final positions will be posted after that date for the start of the new season.

11/02/2017
Saturday & Sunday leagues for 2017 (under 12's)
10/02/2017
Re-graded leagues for Sunday 8's & 9's (10th Feb 2017)
10/02/2017
Re-graded leagues for Sunday 10's & 11's (10th Feb 2017)
10/02/2017
Re-graded leagues for Saturday 10's & 11's (10th Feb 2017)
10/02/2017
Re-Graded leagues for Saturday under 8's & 9's
UNDER 8's & 9's SAT (February 10th 2017)

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10/02/2017
EGM & Opening Meeting of the New Season
We would like to remind clubs that an EGM will be held on Monday February 27th

We would like to remind clubs that an EGM will be held on Monday February 27th in the FAI Conference Centre at 19.30. All clubs were notified by e-mail and attached was a draft of the rules for the new season, this is the only item on the agenda for the EGM.

Following the EGM, the opening meeting for the new season will be held in the same venue directly after the EGM has concluded. This is not a formation meeting as clubs will retain the position they started the interim season in (unless a club requested a change) which will be subject to the relevant fixture secretary to decide on. As soon as the leagues are sorted they will appear on this website.

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08/02/2017
DDSL/FAI/FUTSAL FIXTURES SUNDAY 12th Feb 2017
08/02/2017
DDSL/FAI/FUTSAL FIXTURES SATURDAY 11th Feb 2017
08/02/2017
Referee's Grassroots workshops - dates and venues
The dates and venues are available in our download menu - for the Grassroots workshops for Referee's

The DRRC are aware that your leagues are entering a new summer schedule starting this year and wish you all the very best for the coming season.

As you prepare the fixture schedules for the coming season, the committee wish to make you aware that no referees attached to your leagues will be available to referee games on the date of their annual compulsory seminar (As per attachment). The DRRC would request that no fixtures be scheduled for the night that your leagues referees complete their Annual Compulsory Seminar.

07/02/2017
This is a reminder that the DDSL Team registration online page

This is a reminder that the DDSL Team registration online page is now open for the new 2017 season.

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06/02/2017
CASTLEKNOCK CELTIC PREMIER U15(2002)

CASTLEKNOCK CELTIC PREMIER U15(2002) require new players for the coming season. Please contact David on 086-1723755

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02/02/2017
The FAI Referees Department have confirmed a Referees Beginner Course

The FAI Referees Department have confirmed a Referees Beginner Course will

take place in Dublin in February,

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31/01/2017
Sunday February 5th Futsal fixtures

Sunday February 5th fixtures in the DDSL/FAI/ Festival of Futsal in the National Indoor Arena, Abbotstown

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31/01/2017
Saturday February 4th Futsal fixtures

Saturday February 4th Futsal fixtures in the DDSL/FAI Festival of Futsal in the National Indoor Arena, Abbotstown.

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31/01/2017
DDSL/FAI Futsal Festival rules:

Each Game will start with a normal kick off (Team listed 1st). However on scoring a goal the team that scores must withdraw to half way line and play will resume with the GK throwing the ball out to a teammate -the ball cannot be kick off the ground or out of the hands.

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31/01/2017
“Team Registration 2017

“Team Registration 2017

Registration for the new season, which will commence on the 11th/12th March, is now open. Registration is online and no paper application forms will be used this season. The link is available on the League’s website titled “myclubfinances”.

The information from last season’s registration will be visible so as to facilitate any changes e.g. change of personnel, venue, club colours etc. You will not be required to input all the data again. Payment of fees this year is through the online system only and cheques/cash will not be accepted. If you have any queries on the registration process please contact Paul McEvoy, Treasurer, mobile: 0831097672. All other queries should be directed to the relevant fixtures’ secretary”

27/01/2017
SFAI SKECHERS National Cups round of 32 fixtures

The round of 32 SFAI games take place this week-end

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24/01/2017
Futsal Tournament (Under 8's & 9's)
In order to secure their place in the tournament

Futsal Tournament (Under 8's & 9's)

In order to secure their place in the tournament, teams who have already registered are requested to pay the entry fee of €75. Payment is online and can be accessed through the “myclubfinances” link on this website. Cheques/cash cannot be accepted.

Any queries relating to the tournament should be directed to Mick Kennedy 083 10114214 or Peter Fullarton 0886204997

17/01/2017
SFAI Regional Cups qualifiers (fixtures for 14th & 18th January 2017
Saturday 14th January 2017

SFAI SKECHERS Regional Qualifiers:

Saturday 14th January 2017

SFAI SKECHERS Regional Qualifiers:

U12’s SFAI Damien Duff Cup (Regional qualifier):

Shamrock Rovers (P) v Cherry Orchard (P), Whelan Park, 11am, J Shevlin;

Belvedere FC (P) v St Kevin's Boys (P), AUL A/W, 12.30, F Butler;

St Joseph’s Boys (M) & Crumlin Utd (A1), byes

U13’s SFAI Keith Andrews Cup (Regional qualifiers):

St Kevin's Boys (P) v St Joseph's Boys (P), St Aidan’s A/W, 11am, I Bradley;

Leicester Celtic (P) v Shelbourne Academy (P), Loreto Pk, D Culliton;

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13/01/2017
Download SSG under 8s, 9s & 10s survey forms

Can all clubs coaches please download and complete the end of season survey form - the form may be found in the download section of this website.

Your co-operation in completing these forms is greatly appreciated.

24/11/2016
Following on from the numerous attempts to have the DDSL clubs register

Following on from the numerous attempts to have the DDSL clubs register for the FAInet player registration system and the poor response to-date, the attached has dates and times allocated to those clubs that have not come forward to register for the workshops.

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20/11/2016
The sad passing of Pat Cronin - Cork Schoolboys League:
We have learned of the sad passing of Pat Cronin:

We have learned of the sad passing of Pat Cronin, father of our esteemed colleague Neil Cronin of the Cork Schoolboys League. On behalf of the Dublin & District Schoolboys League, we offer our sincere condolences to the Cronin Family at this sad time.

May He Rest In Peace.

28/10/2016
Referees Beginner Course
The FAI Referees Department have confirmed the date

To whom it may concern,

The FAI Referees Department have confirmed the date for a Referees Beginner Course which will take place in Dublin in November, the course details are as follows….

Date: Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th November 2016

Time: 09.00 to 17.00 (Both days)

Venue: Football Association of Ireland

National Sports Campus

Abbotstown

Dublin 15

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26/10/2016
From the 5th September 2016 all Garda vetting
From the 5th September 2016 all Garda vetting applications for the Football Association of Ireland (the ‘FAI’)

To All FAI National Bodies & Provincial Associations

Garda vetting:

From the 5th September 2016 all Garda vetting applications for the Football Association of Ireland (the ‘FAI’) will be processed online. From this date, a new ‘Vetting Invitation Form’ will replace the current Garda vetting form. This should be completed and posted to the FAI, along with the current Garda ID Validation form.

On receipt of a ‘Vetting Invitation Form’ and ‘Garda ID Validation form’ the applicant will be emailed an invitation to complete the Garda vetting process online. These forms, as well as guidelines for completion will be sent to you on the commencement date to circulate to all affiliated to your National Body or Provincial Association.

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10/10/2016
DDSL Office Closed

Please note the League Offices will be closed on Thursday 6th of October.

This is due to the Republic of Ireland International World Cup Qualifier home to Georgia.

04/10/2016
The league have learned of the sad passing

The league have learned of the sad passing of Olivia Cregg, beloved wife of Aidan Cregg, Secretary of Hartstown Huntstown FC. On behalf of the Management Committee of the DDSL and all our clubs, we would like to offer our deepest sympathies to Aidan and his family at this sad time.

May Olivia Rest In Peace

“Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis”

04/10/2016
Fines/Fees

Clubs are reminded that fees and fines are payable online through the "myclubfinances" link on the website.

This is the preferred method of payment.

03/10/2016
SFAI Subway Championship under 16’s Competition:
The game was played at the home of Wicklow Rovers in poor weather conditions

SFAI Subway Championship under 16’s Competition:

Wicklow Schoolboy’s League v DDSL

Played – Saturday 1t October 2016

The game was played at the home of Wicklow Rovers in poor weather conditions, with heavy showers of rain falling throughout the first half, making the surface slippery underfoot. Early in the game, Wicklow were awarded a free kick and from all of 30 yards out, they fired in a shot on the DDSL goal, where keeper Jack Kelly was unfortunate to fumble the ball. It fell to the feet of the attacking striker who duly poked the ball home for the opening score.

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02/10/2016
Under 8's & 9's Format - Video

A small clip of the game played last night in Abbotstown to demonstrate the correct format for under 8's and 9's.

The teams involved were Cherry Orchard and St Kevin's Boys under 9's - well done to the players and their coaches.

30/09/2016
Duration of games
Following on from a number of queries received concerning the duration of games -

Under 8's and 9's - 4 periods of 12 minute (or 4 X 10 minutes subject to availability of the facility) with a 2 minute rest period between each quarter,

Under 10's and 11's - 2 periods of 25 minutes

Under 12's,and 13's - 2 periods of 30 minutes

Under 14's and 15's - 2 periods of 35 minutes

Under 16's - 2 periods of 40 minutes

Under 17's, 18's and 19's - 2 periods of 45 minutes

With the exception of the under 8's & 9's - with a rest period of 5 minutes between the halves.

29/09/2016