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Clubforce DDSL Cup Finals Sunday 15th May


Please see below U11-U16 Cup Finals scheduled for Sunday 15th May in the AUL Complex.

U11 Girls Paul O Connor Cup, Pitch 1a, 1pm
Park Cel v Beech Park

U11 Paul Fitzgerald Cup, Pitch 1b, 1pm
St Josephs v St Kevins

U11 Lee Kavanagh Cup, Pitch 1a, 10.30
Trinity/Donaghmede v Corduff

U11 Paddy Brennan Cup, Pitch 1b, 10.30
Raheny v Broadford

U11 League Cup, Pitch 1a, 11.30
Trinity/Donaghmede v Marino

U11 League Cup, Pitch 1b, 11.30
St John Vianney v St Francis

U11 League Cup, Pitch 1a, 2.15
Inchicore v Raheny

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10/05/2022 23:55
Clubforce DDSL Cup Finals Saturday 14th May


Please see below U11-U16 Cup Finals scheduled for Saturday 14th of May in the AUL Complex.

U11 Condron Cup, Pitch 1a, 1pm
Belvedere v Shamrock Rvs.

U11 Coyne Cup, Pitch 1b, 10.30
Castleknock v Beechwood.

U11 Hackett Cup, Pitch 1a, 10.30
Ballyfermot v Belmont.

U11 League Cup, Pitch 1b, 11.30
Rathcoole v Killester/St Mary’s.

U11 League Cup, Pitch 1a, 11.30
Beechwood v Ballyfermot

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10/05/2022 14:21
Historic Moment As DDSL Clubforce Cup Welcomes Schoolgirls

Clubforce, the Irish business championing club volunteers and making sport happen in Ireland and UK, is sponsoring the Dublin and District Schoolboys’/Girls’ League (DDSL) Cup Finals 2022.

The DDSL (Clubforce) Cup Finals 2022 are returning to the AUL Complex for the first time since 2018. The event will occur on Friday evening, May 13th, Saturday, May 14th, and Sunday, May 15th. There are a total of sixty-seven finals scheduled over these three days. Among the titles to be won, the DDSL is proud to announce its first-ever DDSL Girls Cup Finals at U11, U12, U13, and U14. This is a recent change but one that is significant in the DDSL’s history. It is the first step by the Dublin league to help retain and nurture schoolgirl football talent.

Please click HERE to read the full article

06/05/2022 15:05
Inside Out Camps

Inside Out Camp is a camp for 12 to 14 year olds to help with mental health issues going into Secondary school. The idea behind the camps is a proactive approach to teen mental health. The more confident our kids are in themselves the more resilient they will be in dealing with life’s challenges so camp is all about learning about themselves in a fun non-academic environment. It is all about laying the foundations for a stronger more positive mindset from a young age.

Please click HERE to download the full brochure

More information on Inside Out Camps is available at their website HERE

06/05/2022 16:18
Clubforce DDSL U17-U18 Cup Finals Friday 13th Of May
Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th schedules will follow asap.


Presentation Procedure

As you are aware the League, despite numerous appeals, were unable to recover a significant number of trophies from our Clubs. Some very valuable trophies are unaccounted for and a number of returned trophies are damaged and unfit for presentation.

• Where possible the original named trophy will be presented to the winning team on the day. Substitute trophies will be be presented in place of missing trophies.

• The League will retain possession of trophies following presentation and photo opportunities. Teams will not be permitted to remove trophies from the presentation area.

• An engraved memento marking the occasion will be presented to the winning team. Winners and runners up medals will be presented to both finalists.

Eamonn Scott will cover all finals for Striker on Line.

The very best of look to all our Clubs in what is sure to be a fantastic weekend of football.

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06/05/2022 14:32
Clubforce DDSL Cup Finals 2022

The Clubforce DDSL Cup Finals 2022 will take place in the AUL, Dublin across the weekend 13th/14th/15th May. You can buy tickets for any of the days or for the full weekend. Please advise all involved with the team, including Parents, that cash will not be taken at the gate. Entry is by prepaid ticket only.

Tickets can be purchased through Clubforce. The cost is €5 per day per adult with a weekend ticket of €10. Please click HERE


The use of prepaid tickets is a new development for the League, arising from instructions from the Gardaí who will not permit the queueing of cars outside the gate of the AUL complex. This was a problem when we last held the event pre covid, which led to a serious health and safety issue with cars having to queue on the ‘country” road outside the complex. The Gardaí have advised that if queueing occurs, cars will be moved on and will not be permitted to enter the complex.

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05/05/2022 16:48
FOOTBALL FOR ALL - FIXTURES - 2nd APRIL
30/03/2022

Please note that DDSL FFA games will take place this Saturday 2nd April 2022 from 2pm to 3.30pm.

The venue will be on both Astro & Grass pitches in Swords Celtic grounds in 1-7 Newtown Cottages, Newtown, Swords, Co Dublin. Eircode K67 T3K4.

FIXTURE LIST IS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD HERE

 

Arrival Times:

1.30pm: There will be a ‘March Out’ onto the pitch with flags/music

 As you are aware these will the first of many ‘Football for All’ games within the DDSL & the first few games will be a ‘Learning Process’ for the DDSL to ensure we develop the correct format for the different age groups.  A provisional DDSL FFA League will be set up this year & we hope this Saturdays games will attract more clubs/teams.

 

This Saturday there will be 8 DDSL Clubs with 16 teams represented at the different age groups.

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30/03/2022 14:58
DDSL Cup Finals, Friday 13th, Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th May


The DDSL are delighted to announce that we are returning to the AUL Complex in Clonshough for the first time since 2018.

There are 67 Finals (U11-U18) scheduled to be played, across three days.

Friday 13th May.

Nine (9) U17 & U18 finals will be played with evening kick offs.

Saturday 14th May.

Twenty seven (27) finals (U11-U16, Saturday Divisions) will be played.

Sunday 15th May.

Thirty one (31) finals (U11-U16 Sunday Divisions) will be played.

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25/03/2022 20:14
Ukrainian Minor Player Registering With Clubs Affiliated To The FAI.

REGISTERING OF MINOR PLAYERS COMING FROM UKRAINE

Notwithstanding the provisions of FIFA regulations regarding the registering of minor players, any minors residing in the territory of Ukraine who wish to be registered with a new club within the FAI shall be automatically deemed to fulfil the requirements of the exception provided in article 19 paragraph 2 d) of these regulations.

REGISTRATION GUIDELINES

- All players to be registered in FAInet www.fainet.ie

- Select either of the below relevant minor exemptions.

The player’s parents move to the country in which the new club is located for reasons not linked to football.

The player flees his/her country of origin for humanitarian reasons, specifically related to his/her life or freedom being threatened on account of race, religion, nationality, belonging to a particular social group, or political opinion, with or without his/her parents and is therefore at least temporarily permitted to reside in the country of arrival.

- Upload ID confirming players nationality and date of birth.

- Upload Registration Form

On receipt of the above documents players will be approved for registration on FAInet within 48 hours

23/03/2022 12:36
St John Bosco circa 1968/1969
09/03/2022

From the archives.

Jimmy Holmes, Eugene Ryan, Davy Stokes.

Bernie Delaney Manager.

If you can name the others, go to our Facebook page and join the challenge.

09/03/2022 12:11
DDSL FOOTBALL FOR ALL
24/02/2022

The DDSL FFA games will take place this Saturday 26th February 2022 from 10am to 1.30pm. The venue will be the Astro pitch in the old South Dublin Football League in Ballyowen Park, Lucan, Co Dublin.

Arrival Times:

9.30am/9.45am: Age Groups 6 to 9 & 10 to 13. There will be a ‘March Out’ onto the pitch with flags/music

11.30am: Age Group: 14 to 18….Warm up & ’March Out’ onto pitch

FIXTURE LIST IS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD HERE

24/02/2022 12:03
On Saturday 19th February 2022, St John Bosco FC and Swords Celtic Football for All teams

On Saturday 19th February 2022, St John Bosco FC and Swords Celtic Football for All teams played their first ever football match courtesy of Knocklyon Utd. The fabulous Brickfields All Weather Community pitch was the venue for a thrilling afternoon's action, with Knocklyon's u9s taking on Swords Celtic, and the 10-14s group facing St John Bosco.

There was nothing but positivity and praise from the huge crowd of spectators, and the children on the pitch showed passion, skill and immense sportsmanship.

The players walked out together to the Champions League music before shaking hands and settling in to the match.

The flexibility within the rules allowed all abilities to be actively involved, and the referee/ facilitators on both pitches were fantastic. There were thrilling passages of play, some resulting in great tackles or saves, others involving fantastic goals.

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21/02/2022 06:57
21/02/2022 08:24
Great Win For Granada U12 Girls

DDSL’s Granada Girls advance to the last 16 of SFAI National Cup.

Granada’s U12 Girls done their Club and their League proud on Saturday with an excellent hard earned win over Cashel Town in the round of 32 of the U12 SFAI National Cup.

A superb scoring performance from Grace Leonard was the highlight of the day, with Olivia Paul and Lucia Bomb also on the mark for Granada.

Well done Girls.

Sincere thanks to all at Cashel Town from Granada FC.

20/02/2022 13:59
Jack Blakley Cup
08/02/2022

The DDSL are delighted to announce that the Jack Blakley Cup has been returned to the League after a long absence.

It is indeed an extraordinary story. The cup was found buried in the grounds of Mount Pleasant Lawn Tennis Club sometime in the mid to late 70s by Des Donaldson, a former Glenmore Cel player, most likely dumped as a result of a burglary.

Very little is known about the history of the cup as the base is missing.

What we do know is that it was played for at U17 level in the DDSL in the early 70s, St Josephs beating Cherry Orchard on penalties in the 73/74 competition on penalties. The game was played mid week at Santry Avenue.

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08/02/2022 12:06
Castleknock Celtic recruiting players
23/01/2022 18:12
SFAI Skechers Cup Fixtures 15/16 January

Please see below SFAI Skechers Cup Fixtures for weekend 15th/16th January.

Please confirm ko time and venue with opposition as soon as possible.

Saturday 15th January

SFAI Sketchers Cup U12:

Cherry Orchard (Inter Sat) v St Kevin's Boys (Inter Sat), Elmdale Cresent; Referee: Byrd Martin.

Greystones Utd (Maj Sat) v St Joseph's Boys (Maj Sat), Woodlands, 11.0, Referee: Kelly David;

Beechwood FC (Maj Sat) v Malahide Utd (Inter Sun), Beech Hill, 11.0, Referee: Cooke Michael

SFAI Sketchers Cup U13:

Malahide Utd (Int Sat) v Bluebell/Knockmitten (Int Sat), Gannon Park, 11.0, Referee: Nolan Jack;

Shelbourne Academy (Int Sat) v Cabinteely FC (Int Sat), AUL Complex, 11.0, Referee: McLoughlin Niall;

Leixlip Utd (Int Sat) v Crumlin Utd (Int Sun), Leixlip Amm Centre, Referee: O'Dowd Aaron;

St Kevin's Boys (Int Sat) v Shamrock Rovers (Int Sun), Shanowen Road, 11.0, Referee: Brady Matthew

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06/01/2022 20:15
24/12/2021 16:49
GIRLS FOOTBALL SMALL SIDED GAME (U8-U11) REGRADING FEBRUARY 2022
GIRLS FOOTBALL IMPORTANT NOTICE 10/12/2021


To All DDSL Club Secretaries,

CAN YOU PLEASE ENSURE THIS NOTICE IS MADE AVAILABLE TO YOUR GIRLS FOOTBALL SECRETARIES/MANAGERS.

It is vitality important that all girls teams U8's to U11's fill in the survey form. You can get the form in the Downloads section Click Here

This is to help facilitate a more balanced standard of games for the second half of the season. It will also help with identifying and stabilising the standard for teams going forward.

Please note any team wishing to move up or down in the GIRLS FOOTBALL small sided game from U8-U11 from February 2022 must complete a small sided game survey form and supply results to the fixtures secretary.

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10/12/2021 14:31
SMALL SIDED GAME (U8-U11) REGRADING FEBRUARY 2022
IMPORTANT NOTICE 10/12/2021


To All DDSL Club Secretaries,

Please note any team wishing to move up or down in the small sided game from U8-U11 from February 2022 must complete a small sided game survey form and supply results to the relevant fixtures secretary.

U8/U9 Peter Fullerton

U10 Lorraine Curtis

U11 Declan Ellison

You can get the form in the Downloads section Click Here

PLEASE NOTE APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED THROUGH THE REGISTERED CLUB SECRETARY BY 31ST JANUARY 2022

10/12/2021 16:12
DDSL ‘Football for All’ Divisions starts in March 2022
29/11/2021

The new DDSL ‘Football for All’ Divisions will begin officially in March 2022. It had hoped that these Divisions would have begun last year but as a result of Covid Restrictions, it is only now possible for us to organise the Divisions & the new teams.

We are delighted to confirm that there are now new DDSL Clubs who have already set up or are now in the process of setting up a new Football for All Team within their club. These clubs include Castleknock Celtic; Granada Fc; Finglas United; Beechwood Fc; Swords Celtic; Glasnevin Fc, St John Bosco & Home Farm. More clubs are looking to participate.

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29/11/2021 12:19
Passing of Maurice (Morrie) Price

The league heard today of the sad passing of Morrie Price. A great football man, who devoted hours of his time coaching the young players within the league, many of whom would go on to represent Ireland at International level. On behalf of the league, we offer our sincere condolences to the family of Morrie at this sad time.

May He Rest in Peace.

Ar Dheis de go raibh a anam.

02/11/2021 21:22
The passing of Brian Fitzmaurice yesterday.
The League would like to pass on their sincere condolence to the family.
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22/10/2021 12:22
FAI updates clubs on COVID-19 guidelines and return to indoor training
21/09/2021

Key measures to note from September 21 to October 22 include:

General

• Do not show up to participate, coach, manage, referee, or work at a venue/workplace if you are unwell - check with your GP first and get tested if in any doubt.

• Only team players, match officials and support staff are allowed in dressing rooms for a maximum period of 15 minutes.

• Wear face mask in all indoor settings.

• Sanitize your hands regularly.

• Observe 2 metre social distancing in dressing rooms and all indoor facilities at all times.

Keep reading...

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21/09/2021 22:10
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
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
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
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