Referee Courses

Referee Course ⚽️

Please see below the new upcoming ‘Referee Courses’ to be run by the FAI.

As you are aware, we are still very short of Referees & it would be great if you can forward to as many people/coaches/players as possible to ensure we have more Refs to call on.

Please forward the ‘Links’ below & also e-mail us at referees@ddsl.ie if you have any potential ‘Referees’ looking to register for the courses below.

Can you also advise all potential Referees if they do register on one of these courses to confirm with the FAI that they wish to be allocated to the DDSL.

 

Easter Weekend Update

Please note the following fixtures are due to be played:

 

St Patrick’s Weekend:

  • There will be NO SSG Fixtures i.e. u7’s to u11’s Boys/Girls for either Sat/Sun 16th/17th March
  • There will be fixtures for u12’s to u18’s Boys/Girls for both Sat/Sun 16th/17thMarch
  • Any teams who wish to apply for their fixture to be off must contact their relevant DDSL Fixture Secretary giving 2 weeks’ notice.

Easter Weekend:

  • There will be NO SSG Fixtures i.e. u7’s to u11’s Boys/Girls for either Sat/Sun 30th/31th March
  • There will be fixtures for u12’s to u18’s Boys/Girls for both Sat/Sun 30th/31st March
  • Any teams who wish to apply for their fixture to be off must contact their relevant DDSL Fixture Secretary giving 2 weeks’ notice.

We attach the list of DDSL contacts including the DDSL Fixture Secretaries who you will need to contact in the event of a request for your game OFF.

Yours in Sport

FSMT (Football Senior Management Team)

 

Football Pathways – FAI

As part of the FAI’s four year strategy from 2022-2025, Nurturing Football Pathways for All is one of our key strategic pillars and to this end, we embarked on a consultation process from May 2023 to January 2024, with the goal of developing a new Football Pathways Plan for the whole game of football in Ireland that will enhance pathways for all players to achieve their full potential.

Follow the consultation period, we have developed an overall Football Pathways Plan based on the feedback from phase 1 consultations. We now want to go back out to the football community to collaborate and consult on the detail of the strategy plan and develop the key areas into action plans.
Those involved in football development are encouraged to attend their regional consultation workshop and share their thoughts and insights. We want to get as much feedback as possible before the plan is launched and we want everyone involved in football to be part of the conversation.

Full details of the consultation workshops including dates, times and venues are included in the link below

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Respect Our Game

The DDSL Supports the FAI for the Respect our Game initiative for this weekend 2nd – 4th of February. We ask that you share this post around in order to promote this amongst family and friends for this weekend.🤝

The FAI are planning a big weekend of action for the Respect our Game initiative which was successfully rolled out in October 2023.

This weekend coming, February 2 – February 4, the FAI want to see the Respect our Game initiative in action on the sidelines at every match across the country. For this to happen, we need you to help implement some helpful ways of creating a positive environment on the sidelines with the below.

Silent Side lines- Let the players play and think and learn for themselves.

Positive Side lines- cheering and clapping for both sides, it you haven’t got something nice to say, stay quiet.

Know your roles- let the players play, let the official referee, let the coaches coach, be a spectators and watch in a positive manner

Get Feedback from your players- Let them tell you how the current sidelines make them feel.

Don’t let inappropriate comments, shouting, aggression, physical violence, and laughing at others whilst supporting or coaching a match become the norm! Change it! Challenge it!

When something is left unchallenged, it is viewed as acceptable!

Take positive action now and prepare your club to embrace the Respect our Game initiative this coming weekend and help create a positive environment across the country!

#respect #our #game

Seminar Reminder 18th Jan

U7/U8/U9 Boys/Girls Seminar:

As you are aware, we organise an update session for the above Boys/Girls Divisions early in the 2nd half of the season. This is to allow the new u7’s Divisions/managers/coaches & u8/9 managers/coaches to attend a session covering the ‘Rules/Guidelines for the 5v5; the Different Divisions; Code of Conduct for Manager/coaches/parents & any questions.

As there should be a big turnout, we have divided the sessions into two grouping:

7pm to 8.15pm

8.15pm to 9.15pm

In FAI H/O Conference room on Thursday 18th January 2024.

Please forward to all your u7/u8/u9 managers/coaches Boys/Girls & forward an e-mail to Clubcare@ddsl.ie to register your manager/coaches for the course.  Please also indicate what time session suits.

Barry Ferguson Director of Football will update on the Rules/Guidelines & Head of Girls Zoe Pool & u7 to u9 Boys Fix Sec Killian Travers will update on the different divisions . We’ll answer any questions/queries etc.

 

DDSL Education Update

UPCOMING REFEREE COURSES:

🔗Online Referee Beginners Course – 15th/16th January 2024 (7-10pm) – FULL

🔗Online Referee Beginners Course – 30th/31st January 2024 (7-10pm)17PLACES LEFT

🔗Online Referee Beginners Course – 26th/27th February 2024 (7-10pm) – 28PLACES LEFT

 

U7/U8/U9 Boys/Girls Seminar:

As you are aware, we organise an update session for the above Boys/Girls Divisions early in the 2nd half of the season. This is to allow the new u7’s Divisions/managers/coaches & u8/9 managers/coaches to attend a session covering the ‘Rules/Guidelines for the 5v5; the Different Divisions; Code of Conduct for Manager/coaches/parents & any questions.

As there should be a big turnout, we have divided the sessions into two grouping:

7pm to 8.15pm

8.15pm to 9.15pm

In FAI H/O Conference room on Thursday 18th January 2024.

 

Please forward to all your u7/u8/u9 managers/coaches Boys/Girls & forward an e-mail to Clubcare@ddsl.ie to register your manager/coaches for the course.  Please also indicate what time session suits.

Racism/ Discrimination: This Webinar will be compulsory for Club Secretaries/Child Welfare Officers.

The DDSL, FAI and the educational project show racism the red card will be organising a series of anti – racism/non discrimination educational sessions.

These sessions are designed to be interactive and cover key issues related to understanding racism, its reporting and management.

As our numbers are large there will be twosessions & these will be presented by Des Tomlinson FAIIntercultural Programme National Coordinator & Valeria Aquino from the Immigrant Council.

 Session 1 is with Club Secretaries & child welfare officers on the Monday 22nd of January 2024, 7pm – 8:30pm (90 mins). Max 50 people

 Session 2 is with Club Secretaries & child welfare officers on Monday 12th of February 2024, 7pm – 8:30pm (90 mins). Max 50 people

Session 3 is with Club coaches : Session TBC

Please see below the ‘Links’ to register for the different days on 22nd January & 12thFebruary 2024. There will be a maximum of 50 people allowed on each ssession.

As the issues of Racism/ Discrimination are on the increase within the League, This Webinar will be compulsory for Club Secrearties/Child Welfare Officers. If the courses fill up quickly, we will organise another course as well as arranging a separate course for Referees. Therefore, please register early as these types of courses are in demand as clubs want to be in a position to address these issues & these courses will allow them to do so.

All clubs must be represented.

Please registered directly for either date by e-mail directly to our Admin team at clubcare@ddsl.ie

MONDAY 22nd JANUARY 2024

 

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Referee Courses

Please see below the new upcoming ‘Referee Courses’ to be run by the FAI.

As you are aware, we are very short of Referees & it would be great if you can forward to as many people/coaches/players as possible to ensure we have more Refs to call on.

Please forward the ‘Links’ below & let us know if you have many potential ‘Referees’ looking to register for the courses below.

  • Online Referee Beginners Course – 30th/31st January 2024 (7-10pm)
  • Online Referee Beginners Course – 26th/27th February 2024 (7-10pm)
  • Online Referee Beginners Course – 11th/ 12th March 2024 (7-10pm)
  • Online Referee Beginners Course – 27th/ 28th March 2024 (7-10pm)

For more information and to signup click www.becomearef.ie

Happy New Year

All at the DDSL wish you all a Very Happy New Year

We look forward to more brilliant football from all the teams coaches & players in 2024

2024 Information & Updates

Just a brief update on the following for 2024:

RE-GRADING

As you are aware, the re-grading for u8’s to u11’ Boys & all Girls Divisions are currently been processed. We received up to 800 Surveys so thank you to all for forwarding them on.

The U11 Boys and all Girls ‘Draft Divisions’are now complete & are available to view. The u8’s/u9’s/u10’s Boys re-grading are currently been processed & will be completed over the next week & once complete, we will let clubs know the ‘Re-Graded Divisions’ are available under your ‘Club’ on Sportlomo.  For all re-graded Divisions, clubs have until SUNDAY 7th Jan 2024 at 6pm to submit any requests for changes e.g. In case you are missing a team etc. For those requests, you must only contact the relevant DDSL Fixture Secretaries who will agree/disagree to any changes/additions. For the Divisions already re-graded….u11 Boys Please contact Conor Wakely & for all the Girls Divisions, please contact Zoe Poole. See attached list of DDSL Fix Sec.

NEW TEAMS

Please note that any new teams must be registered as normal. This ‘Portal’ will be opened in early Jan 2024 for registration however please e-mail the relevant DDSL Fixture Secretaries with any new teams so they can be included in the Re-grading for Boys U8’s to U11’s Boys & all Girls Divisions. The fee for new teams for the 2nd half of the season will be 50% of the full fee but players must pay the Euro 30.00 upon registration.

All players playing in the DDSL must be registered & fee paid otherwise they are not permitted to play & their insurance will not be valid.

U7’s NEW LEAGUE

As you are aware there will be a new u7 League for Boys & Girls beginning in earlier February 2024. The new ‘Portal’ for u7’s will be available from earlier January 2024. In the meantime, all new teams must be forwarded to killian.travers.fixsec@ddsl.iefor the Boys & zoe.poole.fixsec@ddsl.ie for the Girls. There will be ‘No Fees’ for the new u7’s teams or the new players. However, the players must register on Sportlomo as this will be required for Insurance purposes.

NEW RE-REGISTRATION OF PLAYERS

The FAI have confirmed the ‘Re-Registration Dates’ for all DDSL Players looking to move clubs will be from the 1st Jan 2024 to the 28th Jan 2024. The procedure for the ‘Re-Registration /Transfer’ for the players is for the club where the player is due to move to …to follow the guidance below.

  • The club must e-mail registrations@ddsl.ie to confirm they are happy to accept the new player. Please include the players details i.e.NAME/DOB/MEMBERSHIP NUMBER FROM SPORTLOMO SYSTEM/CURRENT CLUB.  
  • The club must also include the players ‘Current Club’ in the e-mail to the Club Secretary so they are aware of the player leaving their club.
  • For the ‘Current Clubs’ if clubs have any issues with the ‘Re-Registering of their players….they have 7 days to advise DDSL of their objections. But once we receive a re-registration e-mail from the club accepting the new player, the player will be entitled to play for their new club after 24 hrs of the registration been received.
  • Players must be registered at least 24 hours before the kick off time of the first game he/she will play for the new team & only registered to play from the 1st Jan 2024
  • Once the Re-Registration of the player is received by the DDSL, it will be recorded & processed by ADMIN DDSL & Sportlomo from the 1st Jan 2024.

SFAI DRAW for DDSL TEAMS

The draw for the BOYS/GIRLS 32 Draw’ for SFAI CUPS/TROPHY took place on 22ndDec 2023 & the fixtures should now be up on the SFAI Web Site.

We still have a number of SFAI O/S games but there are some games which may have taken place & we do not have these results. If there are any O/S SFAI please e-mail them ASAP to results@ddsl.ie & copy me at gm@ddsl.ie so we can update our Cups & notify the SFAI

RESULTS

Any O/S League results or incorrect results, please e-mail them to results@ddsl.ie so everything will be in order for the 2nd half of the season.

MONTHLY NEWLETTER/NEW UPDATED DDSL WEB SITE

The Dec edition of the DDSL ‘Monthly Newsletter’ was forwarded to all clubs & is now also on the DDSL New Updated Web page. Worth having a look at the new DDSL Web Site as it looks very well & has a lot of important information included.

On behalf of all in the DDSL Happy New Year & enjoy the break.

Happy Christmas

All at the DDSL wish you all a Happy Christmas & Happy New Year

We look forward to another brilliant year of football in 2024 ⚽️