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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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
20/04/2021 12:40
Dublin & District Schoolboys League - FAI National Soccer Campus
Contact Us

Office Address:

Dublin & District Schoolboys League

FAI National Soccer Campus,

Abbotstown,

Dublin 15

Republic of Ireland

Telephone:

01 8999370 (National Telephone)

00 353 1 8999370 (International Telephone)

Business Hours:

Monday & Thursday: 4.00pm - 9.00pm

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04/03/2016 23:15
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