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Bi-Monthly meeting
17/10/2017
Due to the severe weather
16/10/2017
MANCHESTER UTD V BENFICA Champions League Tickets for Sale
03/10/2017
DDSL Cup finals for 23rd & 24 September 2107
21/09/2017
FAI Rule Book 2017 amended July 22nd 2017
13/09/2017
SFAI Competitions Calendar 2017-18 (re-issued 10/9/2017)
11/09/2017
Amended match day sheet & Red card report
11/09/2017
SFAI National Cup - 1st round = 16th & 17th September

The SFAI cups kick off on the coming week-end of September 16th & 17th 2017.

As per the SFAI entry form -

Players born in:

200 - play in the under 16 Cup

200 - play in the under 15 Cup

200 - play in the under 14 Cup

200 - play in the under 13 Cup

200 - play in the under 12 cup

Good luck to all our clubs involved in the SFAI Cups

11/09/2017
Notice: The fixtures for the under 13s & 14s to be played on Monday 4th September are cancelled.
01/09/2017
Bi-monthly meeting Thursday 24th August 2017

The bi-monthly meeting of the league will take place on Thursday 24th August 2017 in the FAI Conference Centre at 8pm.

All Clubs are expected to attend.

23/08/2017
DDSL Notice Board:

Important Dates:

Bi-monthly meetings:

August 24th 2017- Abbotstown FAI Conference Centre 20.00

Monday October 23rd 2017 – Abbotstown FAI Conference Centre 19.30

Football AGM:

Thursday November 30th 2017 – Abbotstown FAI Conference Centre 19.30

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23/08/2017
A panel Meeting for all DDSL referees

A panel meeting for all DDSL referees will be held on Monday 4th September at 7.30pm in the FAI Conference Centre.

Please contact the lead observer if you are unable to attend on the night as a full attendance is expected.

22/08/2017
2017/18 Grassroots Referees Development Module 1.

Please find in the download section of the site, list of dates for the delivery of the 2017/18 Grassroots Referees Development Module 1.

Attendance at all three Grassroots Development Modules is mandatory and as such referees run the risk of losing their FAI Referees licence, through Non-attendance at these Development Modules.

If for unexpected reasons referee's cannot attend their own League's Module they can attend one of the other Eight Modules as per the attached list.

However, any Referee attending a Development Module outside of the own League's Module should if possible notify John Ward in the FAI Referee's Department.

22/08/2017
FAI Youth Cup Entry

Dear Secretary,

FAI Youth Cup entry.

Can you please let outstanding clubs know that closing date is Wednesday the 23rd for entry as we are trying to get as many clubs to enter as possible from all leagues.

Many Thanks

Regards,

Simon Honan

16/08/2017
The U17 Challenge Cup entry closing date.

Dear Secretary,

The U17 Challenge Cup entry closing date.

Can you please let outstanding clubs know that closing date is Wednesday the 23rd for entry as we are trying to get as many clubs to enter as possible from all leagues.

Many Thanks

Regards,

Simon Honan

16/08/2017
Please find the ‘Final Re-Grading tables’ for U8’s to U11’s under downloads on the DDSL website

Please find the ‘Final Re-Grading’ for U8’s to U11’s under downloads on the DDSL website….for the 2nd Half of the season in Sept…beginning on Sat/Sun 2nd/3rd Sept.

The re-grading is based on your survey reports & …as important…the surveys received from other teams/managers in your respective Divisions.

It also takes into consideration recent submissions received from clubs/coaches etc.

Thank you to all those who returned the surveys.

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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

Pre-match discussion cards

U10 & u/11 7v7

This card is to be discussed/agreed mutually by both coaches with ref prior to kick off.

THE SPIRIT AND ETHOS OF OUR GAME **Co-Developed with input from Referees via recent PDP / Referees Regional Workshops

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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
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
EGM & Opening meeting for the new calendar year season 2017
21/02/2017
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
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