AUL News
Noticeboard 6th May

AGM is on this Thursday

05/05/2019 17:37
Amateur Football Review in the Greater Dublin

The AUL is disappointed that the FAI Review of the amateur game in the Dublin area no longer has the support of all the leagues but continues to support this effort to address both the structure of the game and the fall off in participation by players.

A number of Premier A clubs have advised us that the want to move to the LSL. It had expected that the details of the Recommendation of the Review would have been realised by now and that the implementation process would have started. This would have allowed clubs to consider their future direction in the knowledge of what the future structure of football in the Greater Dublin area would be. Clearly this is not now going to happen in the short term.

While the loss of these teams is a matter of regret for the AUL, we will continue to provide competitive football for our remaining 60 or so teams.

While next season will be a challenging one, we believe that with the support of our clubs we will reorganise and refocus and position ourselves to rebuild as the implementation of the Review is rolled out with the support of 4 of the Dublin based leagues.

29/04/2019 14:09
Noticeboard for 29th April

The AGM will be held on Thursday the 9th May at 8pm in the Complex. All clubs must attend.

Congratulations to Oliver Bond Celtic and Woodlawn/Sportslink on reaching the RPD Cup Final and to St Columbans SYC and Kingswood Castle who have reached the Cullen Cup Final.

This Weeks Superior Racking and Shelving Man of the Match winner was Collie Ashmore off Woodlawn Sportslink following his display against Chanel SSC in the semi final of the RPD Cup.

Congratulations to SCV FC and Phoenix FC on reaching the Frank Roe Cup Final.

28/04/2019 14:45
Superior Racking & Shelving Man of the Match
Week 22 - 2018/2019

Collie Ashmore from Woodlawn/Sportslink gets the Superior Racking and Shelving Man of the Match award from AUL Secretary Dick Redmond following his sides 3-1 Semi Final RPD Cup Win over Chanel SSC.

28/04/2019 17:31
Good Friday 19th April

The Main AUL Office will be closed Good Friday 19th April and Re-Open Tues 23rd April

17/04/2019 13:38
Noticeboard for April 15th

Sheriff YC have reached the semi final of the LFA Junior Cup after they travelled to Baldoyle United on Sunday morning and came away 2-1 winners.

Congratulations to Railway Union on winning Senior Saturday. They beat Butterkrust 2-0 to clinch the title with games to spare.

In the AUL Challenge Cup Howth Celtic had a fantastic 2-1 win over Liddy Cup finalists Real Transylvania, Hardwicke FC beat recent Premier B winners Oliver Bond Celtic 3-1 and Kilmore Celtic beat KC United 2-0.

14/04/2019 18:40
Noticeboard for April 8th

The Superior Racking and Shelving Man of the Match winner this week is Jay Reilly from Kilmore Celtic following his display in Kilmore’s Liddy Cup Semi Final win over Baldoyle United.

Real Transylvania will play Kilmore Celtic in this years Liddy Cup Final after they let a 3-1 lead slip to Usher Celtic but held their nerve in the penalty shootout to advance 3-0 on penalties. Real keeper Silviu Vievod saved the first three penalties from Usher. Kilmore Celtic beat Baldowyle United in the other semi final.

FC Hibernian won 2nd Semi Final of the John McDermot Cup beating Howth Celtic 2-1 on Saturday in the Complex.

07/04/2019 15:16
AUL Statement
Statement by the AUL Executive Committee

In the absence of all the facts the AUL is not making any comments on the governance/financial management issues in the FAI. In time, these issues will be addressed by the Oireachtais Committee, Sports Ireland and the FAI Board.

However given the recently announced management changes in the FAI we would like to wish John Delaney the best of luck in his new role as Executive Vice President and building on his successes of recent years with UEFA . We would also like to assure Rea Walsh of our support in her role as acting CEO.

04/04/2019 20:17
James Connell Presentation

AUL fixture secretary James Connell is presented with a memento from FAI President Donal Conway for his services to Ireland in his role as under 21 kitman for more than a decade. Well done from everyone.

24/03/2019 19:05
Noticeboard for March 25th
Sheriff YC go on and on

They progressed into the quarter finals of the LFA Junior Cup after they beat Forth Celtic 6-2.

Congratulations to Balscadden FC on winning the Paddy Cole Cup beating Railway Union 4-1 in a fantastic final.

If you want a weekend off please email your request to your fixture secretary, me , Dennis Cruise and Peter Doyle if you are still in these competitions.

24/03/2019 20:23
Paddy Flood Cup 2019
Winners Balscadden FC

24/03/2019 18:55
Noticeboard for 18th March

Sheriff YC took a huge step to winning the Premier A division when they beat current champions Usher Celtic 1-0 in a very curtailed soccer programme because of Paddy’s Day.

In the Futsal there was also a huge result in the Premier Division Transylvania FC beat Blue Magic 5-4.

17/03/2019 21:56
Noticeboard for March 11th

Management Meeting this Thursday 8pm in the Complex. All clubs must attend. FAI will give a presentation one season football.

Great result for Baldoyle United as they progress in the LFA Junior Cup with a fine away win over Hanover Harps. Scryne Tara have reached the semi final of the LFA Junior Shield after they knocked out Aungier Celtic.

If you want a weekend off please email your request to your fixture secretary, me , Dennis Cruise and Peter Doyle if you are still in these competitions.

10/03/2019 16:45
Club of the Year

The FAI has launched the search for the 2019 Club of the Year.

The competition is open to all grassroots football clubs across the country. Six clubs will be shortlisted for the coveted award. Each of the shortlisted clubs will receive €2,000 and the overall winner will be given an additional €5,000 and entry to UEFA’s Grassroots Awards.

The FAI Club of the Year aims to recognise, celebrate and promote the inspirational work done by clubs around Ireland. Overall, in excess of €190,000 has been awarded. Clubs can enter through a short online application form that allows them to highlight how their club excels in the areas of, Club Management| Coaching| Community| Participation| and Facilities.

06/03/2019 18:00
Noticeboard for March 4th

Blue Magic won the final of the AUL Futsal Cup after they beat Transylvania FC in a fantastic final and both teams will now progress to the FAI Semi Finals and Final with the outright winner representing Ireland in the EUFA Futsal Cup.

Jim Smith from Blue Magic was this weeks winner of the Superior Racking and Shelving Ltd Man of the Match award following his display against Transylvania FC in the AUL Futsal Cup final.

03/03/2019 15:52
Paul Smith RIP

It is with great sadness that we hear of the sudden death of St Kevins Boys stalwart and friend to the AUL Paul Smith. Paul was a life long Man City fan and physio for St Kevins for many years and he was a lovely man to talk to.He will be sorely missed by all. May he rest in peace.

26/02/2019 08:40
Noticeboard for 25th Feb

The final of the AUL Futsal Cup in on tonight ( Monday 25th ) night in Abbottstown Arena at 7.20pm. Transylvania FC will face Blue Magic in what will be an epic final.

Balscadden FC beat Sheriff YC on penalties in the Semi Final of the Paddy Cole Cup and they will now face Railway Union in the final.

If you want a weekend off please email your request to your fixture secretary, me , Dennis Cruise and Peter Doyle if you are still in these competitions.

25/02/2019 07:51
Referee Seminars

The Date for the AUL Referee Seminar is Wednesday the 15th May at 6.30 pm in the ALSAA Stadium, Airport Road. All AUL referees must attend and stay for the duration of the seminar which finishes at 10.30pm

21/02/2019 23:06
AUL Referee Appointment

Congratulations to three of our Referees, Joe O Hanlon, Liam McGuirk and Wayne Kelly, after they were selected to officiate in the quarter final of the New balance FAI Junior Cup tie between Evergreen from Kilkenny and St.Michaels from Tipperary.

21/02/2019 23:09
Noticeboard for 18th Feb

The Oscar Traynor team will play the Leinster Senior League

17/02/2019 16:21
FAI New Rules Introduced
Following the E.G.M with the FAI the following new Rule 5 has been introduced.


1. Where a player receives a red card and/or is subsequently reported for misconduct against a Match Official, the overall suspension imposed, including the automatic one match suspension, shall be for:

a) at least three (3) matches for use of foul, insulting or abusive language that is used directly towards a Match Official in an offensive, intimidating or threatening manner.

b) at least twelve(12) matches for deliberately placing a hand on, brushing against or obstructing a Match Official. During this suspension, the player shall be ineligible to play for any other club team or in any other competition.

13/02/2019 11:51

Our condolences to Paul Graham’s family on the passing of Paul. The funeral is on Thursday morning in Mountview at 10.30

12/02/2019 19:25
Noticeboard for 11th Feb

The executive committee will not be sitting tomorrow ( Monday 11th ) night but will be back conducting league business Thursday night.

Sheriff YC beat Sandyhill/Shangan in the AUL Challenge Cup, Kilmore Celtic beat Dublin Celtic.

Usher Celtic beat St Brendans Utd 3-0 in the Liddy Cup.

Woodlawn/Sportslink beat Balscadden FC 3-1 in Premier B.

10/02/2019 18:08
Noticeboard for 4th February

The Oscar Traynor side looks like they will play the Leinster Senior League in the knockout stages at the end of the month after Wicklow League failed to field a side on Sunday Morning.

It was FAI Junior Cup weekend and Sheriff YC travelled to Gorey Rangers on Sunday afternoon and came away 2-0 winners, both goals scored by Bisto Flood.

In the AUL Challenge Cup there were wins for St.Pauls Artane, Balscadden, Baldoyle United, Real Transylvania, St Pats/Phoenix, Railway Union, Oliver Bond Celtic, Hardwicke FC and Darndale FC.

03/02/2019 20:44
Noticeboard for 28th January

The Oscar Traynor side will play their third and final group game against the Wicklow League this Sunday Feb 3rd at 12 noon in the Complex.

Darndale FC will play Valley Park United in the final of the Select Food Cup after they had to come from behind to beat Dublin Celtic 4-1 in the Complex.

It was Leinster Junior Shield weekend and Aungier Celtic have reached the quarter final stage they beat Phoenix FC 3-2 in a thriller. Stamullen had a fine penalties win over Roberscon United and Skryne Tara beat Enniscorthy Town 3-2.

27/01/2019 20:23
Noticeboard for 20th January

Sheriff YC Real Transylvania and Hardwicke FC all advance in the LFA Junior Cup.

In Premier A Kilmore and Usher had good wins.

In Premier B Clontarf and St Brendans played out a 1-1 draw while Balscadden beat St Malachys. In 3 Sunday Skryne Tara beat Finglas Rovers, Cabra Celtic beat Dingle Unite dand St Itas drew with Stamullen FC 2-2. In the AUL Challenge Cup St Itas beat Beechhill Utd 2-0. In 3 Sat there were good wins for Hot Press MGB, Clontarf FC and Aungier Celtic. 3A Sat saw wins for Shanganagh Cliffs, SCV FC and Celtic Park while Enniskery FC and Bridge Utd drew 2-2. In the John McDermott Cup Kilmore Celtic beat Baldoyle United 2-1 and in the AUL Futsal Cup Transylvania FC beat Futsamba Naas 3-0.

20/01/2019 20:58
Noticeboard 14th Jan

In the FAI Junior Cup St Paul’s Artane travelled to MP FC and came away 2-1 winners, Sheriff YC beat Pike Rovers on penalties but Usher went out 1-0 away to Westport to an unfortunate own goal in a very tight game.

In Premier A Baldoyle beat Dingle United.

In Premier B Woodland / Sportslink drew with St Brendan’s Utd Balacadden drew with Clontarf while Oliver Bond beat Chanel SSC.

In 3 Sunday Dingle Utd, Skryne Tara, Lusk Utd and Finglas Rovers alphas good wins.

Senior Sat saw Sheriff beat Sandyhill Shangan 5-4 in a thriller and EWB had a 3-1 win over Hardwicke FC.

13/01/2019 16:41
Noticeboard for Jan 7th

Good luck to our clubs in the FAI Junior Cup next weekend.

06/01/2019 18:35
AUL Fixtures, Results and Striker on Line going forward.

Striker will be going online and called STRIKERONLINE and any club wanting information, profiles, notices or events listed can email the new email address at

Any club wanting to send STRIKERONLINE profiles, club news, sponsorship photos are more than welcome and they will generate publicity for all our clubs in the Athletic Union League.

All AUL Clubs will need now to check the AUL Website also for their fixtures and as everyone knows fixtures may change from time to time so the up to date fixture list will always be on the official AUL website

22/12/2018 09:46
Seasons Greetings

The Executive Committee of the League would like to wish all the Club Secretaries, Players and Volunteers and our Referees the best wishes for the festive season. The office in the Complex will reopen on Thursday 3rd January.

Stay safe, have a good Christmas and we will see you all in the New Year.

21/12/2018 15:59
1st Anniversary Izzy Dezu
1st Anniversary Izzy Dezu

Such a sad time of the year for the Dezu Family, it’s the 1st Anniversary of Izzy who sadly passed away when playing for Shelbourne FC in the AUL Complex last year. Our hearts go out to you from everyone in the AUL

12/12/2018 13:06
Noticeboard for 10th December
Management Meeting this Thursday at 8pm in the Complex.

All clubs must be represented as fines will be issued as per rule for non-attendance.

The Oscar Traynor side will play their third and final group game against the Wicklow League this Sunday December 16th in Ferndale Park the home of Arklow United.

We are saddened to hear of the Striker Supplement going from the Herald Newspaper from 1st Jan. Hundreds of Thousands of footballers and soccer fans will miss this great pull out which we have been getting every week for the last 31 years. Editor Eamonn Scott and his staff gave a fantastic service to the game of football and promoting it in every corner of the country. Good luck for the future lads and we know such a talent will not be idle for long as we will always need that information outlet for our game.

09/12/2018 19:14
Noticeboard for Nov 26th

The Superior Racking & Shelving Man of the Match for Week 10 is Seamus Murray from Valley Park United following their 3-0 win over St Pats Phoenix in the semi final of the Select Food Cup on Sunday morning.

Usher Celtic advance to the next round of the LFA Junior Cup with a fine 6-0 win over Curracloe. Valley Park United did the double over St Pats Phoenix over the weekend.

On Saturday they beat St Pats in the Paddy Cole Cup and then on Sunday morning they beat them in the Select Food Cup.

In the AUL Challenge Cup there were wins for Kingswood Castle, Raheny United and Howth Celtic.

25/11/2018 14:11
Noticeboard for 29th Oct

The Superior Racking & Shelving Man of the Match for Week 7 is James Smith from Oliver Bond Celtic following his performance against Larkview Boys in their 5-0 win in the Leinster Junior Cup.

It was Leinster Junior Cup week and we saw Kilmore Celtic beat Castleknock Celtic 1-0, Oliver Bond Celtic beat Larkview Boys 5-0, Usher Celtic beat Fairview Ath 5-0.

In the Futsal Premier Division Dublin City Futsal beat St Itas, Puskas Hagi beat Blue Magic and Saints and Scholars beat Monread.

28/10/2018 13:17
Noticeboard for 22nd Oct

The Superior Racking & Shelving Man of the Match for Week 6 is John O Brien of Kingswood Castle following his performance against Glasnevin in the FAI Junior Cup. This game was abandoned due to a serious shoulder injury to a Glasnevin player and we wish him a speedy recovery.

In the FAI Junior Cup there were wins for Kilmore Celtic 3-2 home to Baldoyle Utd, St.Pauls Artane 2-1 away to Park Villa, Sheriff YC 6-0 home to Ayrfield FC.

In the LFA Junior Shield Phoenix beat Tallaght Uts 6-1, Rivermount beat Mount Merrion Youths 4-1, Balrothery FC beat Coolock Village 2-1 and Aungier Celtic beat Broadford Rovers 6-1.

In Premier B Clontarf FC had a fine 1-0 away win over Chanel SSC.

21/10/2018 17:32
Noticeboard for 15th October

The AUL Oscar Traynor Trophy side managed by Wes Doyle started off their 2018-2019 campaign with a fine 0-0 draw away to Wexford. Next up is a home game against the Kilkenny League.

The Superior Racking & Shelving Man of the Match for Week 5 is Leroy Staunton from the AUL following his performance for the AUL in their 0-0 draw against The Wexford League in the Oscar Traynor Trophy on Sunday Afternoon in Ferrycarrig.

Dingle United progressed into the next round of the FAI Junior Cup with a fine 7-5 win over Larkview.

14/10/2018 17:03
Phone Lines Down
At AUL Complex

Please be aware phone lines are down in the AUL Complex Tues 10th Oct due to ESB maintenance works.

Any issues please contact any of the fixture secretaries .

09/10/2018 10:34
Noticeboard for Oct 8th
Management Meeting this Thursday at 8pm in the Complex.

All clubs must be represented as fines will be issued as per rule for non attendance.

The Superior Racking & Shelving Man of the Match for Week 4 is Tiarnan Clerkin from Phoenix FC following their win over Rivermount FC in 3 Sat.

Real Transylvania had a 4-3 win over St Brendans Utd and the LFA Junior Cup. There were also good wins for Whitehall Celtic, Kilmore Celtic and Hardwicke FC.

07/10/2018 16:01
Noticeboard for Oct 1st

The Superior Racking & Shelving Man of the Match for Week 3 is Michael Leggett from Kilmore Celtic following their 5-2 win over Usher Celtic in 1 Sat.

It was FAI Junior Cup weekend and there were some good results for the AUL. St Paul’s Artane travelled to Garda and won 5-1,Oliver Bond Celtic beat St Itas 3-1, Valley Park Utd beat Coolock Village 7-4, East Wall/Bessborough beat SWSC FC 2-0, Kingswood Castle beat Lakeview Swans 4-0, Usher Celtic beat St.Malachy’s, Woodlawn/Sportslink beat Real Transylvania 2-1, Fairview Ath beat DAA FC and Dublin Celtic beat Balscadden.

30/09/2018 14:45
Ireland v Denmark and Wales Games
Box Tickets Available

We have some box tickets for Irelands games in two weeks against Denmark and Wales coming up. They are Box tickets and they cost €120 each. Phone or text Dick on 087 2076518

27/09/2018 10:55
Noticeboard for Sept 24th

The Superior Racking & Shelving Man of the Match award winner this week is Ray Staunton off Cabra Celtic following his two goals in his sides 4-2 win over Raheny United on Friday night in St Annes.

It was LFA Junior Cup weekend and there were some very good performances out there. On Saturday Balscadden beat Ballymun Utited 4-0, Railway Union put 11 past Swords Manor, Whitehall Celtic beat Clontarf FC, Kingswood Castle knocked out Killester/Donnycarney 1-0 in the result of the round, St Pats/Phoenix beat Greystones Utd, East Wall Bessborough beat Duleek FC and Sheriff YC beat MP FC. In the Sunday section Balscadden beat Rampart Hotspurs, St Malachy’s beat GM FC and St Pauls Artane beat St Pats/Phoenix.

23/09/2018 16:46
Noticeboard for Sept 17th

The Superior Racking & Shelving Man of the Match award is back

16/09/2018 15:39
Capital Sports Grants

Dear Club Secretary

10/09/2018 22:53
Noticeboard for Sept 10th

The provincial and national Cups

09/09/2018 18:38
Noticeboard for 3d Sept

The new season kicked off last weekend

02/09/2018 15:09
Contact Details Season 18/19

Contact and club details for the 2018/19 season.

Any amendments corrections should be sent to
28/08/2018 22:18
Noticeboard for 27th August

Get your FAI Junior Cup, LFA Junior Cup and LFA Junior Shield entry forms back in now to avoid missing out.

26/08/2018 10:45
Laws of the Game changes for 2018 2019
25/08/2018 14:47
Junior Cups and Shield

Get your entries into

21/08/2018 22:34
Referee Panel Meeting

The first panel meeting of the new season

20/08/2018 08:45
Upcoming LFA Dates 2018-19

Competition Dates 2018-19

26/07/2018 08:45
Noticeboard for July 16th

The Umbro sponsored Tommy Clements Cup kicked off on Sunday

15/07/2018 18:33
Noticeboard for 9th July

Formation Meeting is on this Thursday at 8pm in the Complex.

07/07/2018 22:09
Umbro Sponsored Tommy Clements Cup

The draw for the Umbro sponsored Tommy Clements Cup was held last night

06/07/2018 10:06
FAI Net Training Course

Workshops will be held for all AUL club Secretaries

03/07/2018 09:34
Tommy Clements Umbro Cup
03/07/2018 09:41
Formation Meeting

The formation meeting is on Thursday the 12th July at 8pm in the Complex. All clubs must attend.
01/07/2018 10:57
Noticeboard for June 18th

The League had another fantastic presentation night last Saturday in the Complex.

17/06/2018 13:47
Noticeboard for 11th June

We are asking all our club to be represented at the LFA AGM this Saturday morning at 11am in the Keadeen Hotel in Newbridge.

10/06/2018 19:09
Presentation Night Sat 16th June 2018

AUL Complex

6.30pm Sharp

Tickets only €20

Contact Niamh 01-8408935

06/06/2018 13:13
Noticeboard for May 28th

Chanel SSC were very unlucky to lose 1-0 in Arklow

27/05/2018 12:51
FAI National Draw

We are delighted to announce the launch of the

2018 FAI National Draw

21/05/2018 23:48
Noticeboard for 14th May

Midweek games will come thick and fast and with the world cup in June our league has to finish early. Prepare your club for games midweek and you may have to play Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday or Saturday, Monday, Wednesday, Saturday.

Good luck to Sheriff YC in the final of the LFA Junior Cup this Sunday as they face Ayrfield Utd at 2pm.

Congratulations to St Malachys on winning Division 1 Sunday.

13/05/2018 19:46
Clubman Pinaud Man of the Match
Week 25 - 2017/2018

Cian McGregor St Malachy’s reciving his Man of the Match award from Dick Redmond after his display against Kilmount.

13/05/2018 20:44
FAI Club of the Year 2018

1 week to go to be in with a chance of becoming the FAI’s Club of the Year for 2018.

Prizes on Offer include €1500 for the 8 finalists and a further €5000 for the winners. The winners are also entered into UEFA’s Grassroots Awards for ‘Best Grassroots Club’.

Clubs can enter by simply visiting and completing a short application form. The Finalists will be invited to the Festival of Football Awards Dinner in Cork later this year where the overall winner will be announced.

30/04/2018 22:52
Noticeboard for 30th April

The AGM of the League will be held on Thursday the 10th May at 8pm in the Complex.

29/04/2018 16:33
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