Author: Peter Connolly

LFA Youth Squad Managers position

The Leinster Football Association are currently inviting applications for the position of manager of the LFA Youth squad. The position will involve selecting and managing a squad to represent the LFA at various tournaments but most importantly the FAI Inter Provincial Youths tournament.

The ideal candidate will have a good working knowledge of the Youth game in the province and will be in a position to organise and attend various trials throughout Leinster with the object of selecting the best squad available to represent the province.

If you are interested in this position you can apply by email to Peter Doyle, Provincial Administrator / General Secretary, Leinster Football Association at by 5pm on Friday December 2nd

If you require any further details, do not hesitate to contact the LFA on 086 7700829 or 01 8999330


FAI JUNIOR CUP fixtures Nov-Dec

FAI Junior Cup

(weekend of November 27th)


Second Round Saturday

Patrician Celtic v Rush Ath, Patrician College, 2.0


Third Round Saturday

Sandyhill Shangan Ath v Usher Celtic, Coultry Park, 12.0


Third Round Sunday

MP FC v Blackrock College, Grangegorman, 7-30. Fri Nov 25th

Carrick Rovers v Rivervalley Rangers, Carrick, 11.30


Third Round Sunday CCFL and Kildare

Clara Town v Athy Town, Stanley O Hara Park, 2.0


Fourth Round

Verona FC v Colga FC, Coolmine Park, 2.0, Sat Nov 26th

Corkbeg FC v Crumlin United, Corkbeg Whitehall, 2.0

Coolraine FC v Regional FC, Coolraine, 2.0

Tallaght United (LSL) v Tolka Rovers, Ballymount Park, 2.0, Sat Nov 26th

Summerville Celtic v Gorey Rangers, Portland Park, 2.0

Old County FC v Collinstown FC, Brickfields A/W, 12.30, Sat Nov 26th

Shelburne United v Newmarket Celtic, Ballywilliam, 1.0

Tramore AFC v Fairview Celtic, Graun Park, 2.0

Monread FC v Bridge United, Monread Park, 2.0

Grangevale FC v Evergreen FC, Mayfield, 2.0

Malahide United v Buncrana Harps, Gannon Park, 2.0, Sat Nov 26th

Hibernian FC v Balscadden FC, Mitchell Kennedy Park, 2.0

Castlebar Celtic v St Canices FC, Celtic Park, 2.0

Glengad Rovers v Howth Celtic, The Crua, 1.30



FAI Junior Cup

(weekend of December 4th)


Third Round Saturday

Patrician Celtic or Rush Ath v Wayside Celtic, tbc


Fourth Round

Clane United v Clonmullion FC, Clane, 7-30pm, Fri Dec 2nd

Douglas Hall FC “B” v Trim Celtic, Douglas Hall, 2.0

MP FC or Blackrock College v Valley Park United, tbc

Raheny United v Clara Town or Athy Town, St Annes Astro, 7.30, Fri Dec 2nd

Carrick Rovers or Rivervalley Rangers v North End United, tbc

Tallaght Town v Salthill Devon, Carolan Park, 2.0, Sat Dec 3rd


FAI Junior Cup

(weekend of December 11th)


Fourth Round

Rush Ath or Patrician Celtic or Wayside Celtic v Sandyhill Shangan Ath or Usher Celtic



FAI Connect

it is important all clubs  get  up to speed with what is required for FAI CONNECT so sign up to the webinars on the links below

Hi All,


We are pleased to say FAI Connect Workshops are going very well so far! The system has been met with positive and constructive feedback & the reaction so far has been very welcoming.

We have just finished a busy week across Connacht & ended in Letterkenny last night for our clubs from Donegal. There is still spaces in our remaining workshops, Offaly next Monday 14th, Dublin next Tuesday 15th & then Monaghan has been added for Thursday 24th Nov. They can be booked using the following link > BOOKING LINK


There is also the option for clubs/leagues to see a presentation of FAI Connect online via Microsoft Teams. We have planned 2 online Webinars, please see booking links below so clubs/leagues can book onto either Webinar.


Webinar 1 – Wednesday 30th Nov 6:30pm-8pm – WEBINAR 1 BOOKING LINK

Webinar 2 – Thursday 1st Dec 12pm-1:30pm – WEBINAR 2 BOOKING LINK


Looking forward to seeing you at a face to face workshop in near future or online through our Webinars.  


Kind Regards,

FAI Connect Team

Amateur Cup Final

The Amateur Cup Final

Mountview CFC v Templeogue Utd
Venue : Home Farm  FC Ground,  Whitehall
Date: Friday 25th November
Kick off: 7.45 pm
Admission fee  : Adults €5   children under 16 free

FAI Junior Cup 4th Round

FAI Junior Cup Fourth Round Draw


Killarney Celtic or Dromore United v Midleton FC or Coachford FC

Clane United v Clonmullion FC

Everton FC v Ballynanty FC

Verona FC v Colga FC

Corkbeg FC v Crumlin United

Coolraine FC or Longford Town Cruisers v Regional United

Strand Celtic v Clodagh Rovers

Crosshaven AFC v Newcastle West Town

Tallaght United v Tolka Rovers

Summerville Rovers v Gorey Rangers

Tuam Celtic v Avenue United

Castlefin Celtic v Killarney Athletic

Pike Rovers v Peake Villa FC

Old County FC or Sheriff YC v Collinstown FC

Douglas Hall FC “B” v Trim Celtic

Shelburne United v Newmarket Celtic

Tramore AFC Prem v Fairview Celtic

Rush Ath or Patrician Celtic or Wayside Celtic v Sandyhill Shangan Ath or              Usher Celtic

St Michaels FC v Portlaw United

Manulla FC v Fairview Rangers

MP FC or Blackrock College FC v Valley Park United

Monread FC or Leicester Celtic v Bridge United

Los Zarcos or St Marys FC v Wilderness Rovers

Raheny United v Clara Town or Athy Town

Glengad United v Howth Celtic or Hardwicke FC

Rivervalley Rangers or Carrick Rovers v North End United

Grangevale FC v Evergreen FC

Malahide United or Skerries Town v Buncrana Harps

Tallaght Town v Salthill Devon

Ringmahon Rangers v Athenry FC

Hibernian FC Waterford v Balscadden FC

Castlebar Celtic v Vale Wanderers or St Canices


Matches to be played on weekend of November 27th


Gaff Cup Final

Larkview FC V Ballymun Utd

Venue: Copperfacejacks Park, Westmanstown

Date :saturday 29th oct 2022

kick off: 12 noon

Admission: Adults €5 (cash only) children u/16 free


Grimes cup final

Confey FC V Markievicz Celtic

venue: Copperfacejacks park, Westmanstown

date: Sunday 30th October

Kick OFF:

Admission: Adults €5 (cash only) children u/16 free


Harding Cup Final

Dunboyne AFC v Corduff fc

venue: change of venue AUL all weather

Date :Saturday 5th November .

Kick off Time: 2.30 pm.

Admission: Adults €5 (cash only)  children u/16 free

AUL charge €2 for parking

LFA Over 35 Cup Final

Templeogue Utd v Sandyhill Shangan FC

Venue: AUL Bowl

Date:Saturday 12th November

Kick off:1pm

Admission: Adults €5  children u/16 free

AUL charge €2 for parking

Byrne Cup Final

Ashbourne v Baldoyle Utd

Venue: AUL Pitch 10

Date:Saturday 12th November

Kick off time :2pm

Admission: Adults €5 (cash only) children u/16 free

AUL charge €2 for parking

Clifford Cup Final 

saturday 19th November

St Pauls Artane v Firhouse Carmel fc

venue: Bluebell Utd AFC Naas Rd

Kick off :2pm

Admission: Adults €5 (cash only) children u/16 free


Leinster Football Association EGM 2022


An LFA EGM will be held on Tuesday October 18th at 7-30pm in FAI HQ, Abbotstown


As per LFA Rule 19, the following are entitled to attend this EGM


  • LFA Executive
  • LFA Senior Council
  • LFA Affiliated Leagues and Clubs
  • LFA Honorary Life Members (non-voting)


Leagues or Clubs intending to attend must register their intent to do so by 5pm Tuesday October 11th by sending an email to the Provincial Administrator Peter Doyle at . No late registrations will be accepted after that date and time


(LFA Executive, LFA Senior Council and Honorary Life Members do not need to register)


Proposed rule changes shall be the only item on the agenda and those will be forwarded to members in the coming days


If you have any queries, do not hesitate to contact me on the above email address


Yours in Sport

Peter Doyle

LFA General Secretary / Provincial Administrator

086 7700829


Below is email issued from FAI Connect with details of workshops to be held for clubs in October

Please pass on to your clubs and encourage them to register as quickly as possible. In Leinster there are three workshops, two in Dublin and one in Carlow. The two in Dublin are on October 24th at 3pm and 7pm while the one in Carlow is on October 26th at 7pm

As you can see from the overview, the workshops are very detailed and will be important in ensuring your clubs are in a position to use this system efficiently

If you have any queries, do not hesitate to contact me



Hi All,


As discussed in previous meetings,  Please see the below email which can be distributed to all of your leagues & we encourage all leagues to forward onto all your clubs at your earliest convenience.


As you aware the Football Association of Ireland is migrating to a new Football Management System (FMS) to replace FAInet.

We would like to present to you the demo version of FAI Connect (Powered by COMET) which will be our new Football Management System going forward.


We have planned a series of Workshop dates across October & November. We will use this time to demonstrate the Player Registration Process for clubs going forward, show how the league fits within this process & further demonstrate the competition management features along with player data reporting and match day apps.


Please see the following Link to our Booking System for these planned Workshops > BOOKING LINK


The below is an overview of what the Workshop will run through, we encourage all Clubs to get to at least 1 of the scheduled Workshops.


All attendee’s will follow along as the FMS team takes them through a real time presentation of the below.


  1. Introduction to the FAI Connect (COMET) system.  
  2. How to view Currently Registered Players
  3. How to Register Players (New Players/ Transfers).
  4. How to assign Player’s to a Competition i.e. Submit U13 Premier Squad List.
  5. DEMO Environment – CLUBS will be asked to log into the test version of FAI Connect. They will be asked to test Register a player.
  6. Question & Answer Session to cover any additional queries and additional functions that are available on COMET. 


Workshop Rules

  1. Please keep questions on topic and related to COMET
  2. Please be respectful of other attendees and the staff presenting the Workshop
  3. Bring Laptop/iPad/Tablet to access COMET Demo.


Kind Regards,


Peter Doyle
Leinster Football Association

Provincial Administrator / General Secretary
Mobile:086 77008

Office:   01 8999330 (Office currently closed)


Leinster Football Association

FAI Headquarters

National Sports Campus


Dublin 15

O’Neill’s LFA over 35 1/4 final draw LFA Over Thirty-Five Cup Quarter Final Draw 2022

Ashbourne United v Markievicz Celtic

Willow Park v Sandyhill Shangan Ath

Mullingar Town v Templeogue United or Garda AFC

St John Bosco or Patrician Celtiic v Killeshin FC

Matches to be played on weekend of September 18th