Category Archive: Airtricity League

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May 18

UCD AFC: Media Officer Press Release

 v.   SSE Airtricity League, Friday 18th May, UCD AFC v Athlone Town AFC, UCD Bowl, ko 19:45   (UCD AFC Media Officer Conor McCarthy with a Press Release for the build-up to the game). Match Preview: UCD AFC vs Athlone Town Kick-off: 7.45pm, UCD Bowl, Friday 19th May 2018 After a 2-0 defeat last …

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Apr 27

UCD AFC Press Release: UCD v Wexford

(UCD AFC Media Officer Conor McCarthy with a team news and preview of tonight’s UCD AFC v Wexford FC)   Match Preview: UCD AFC vs Wexford FC Kick-off: 7.45pm, UCD Bowl, Friday 27th April Last week saw us pick up a brilliant 2-0 victory thank to two goals from Georgie Kelly to keep us top …

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Jan 20

Friendly: Bray Wanderers 0:0 UCD AFC

 Kevin Coffey with a first half throwUCD on the attack Friday 19th January, Carlisle Grounds ko 19:45 Pre-Season Friendly: Bray Wanderers 0:0 UCD AFC This match was a chance for a first look at Players for both sides before the start of the SSE Airtricity League season which begins in February. UCD starting lineup was …

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Sep 09

UEFA Youth League: UCD AFC v Molde FK

The details of the Match Fixtures for the UEFA Youth League has been confirmed.   Date: Wednesday 27th September, UCD Bowl, ko 18:30 UCD AFC (IRL) v Molde FK (NOR) Ticket Prices: Adults: €10.00, Concession (Students with ID and Seniors) €5.00, Under 14s FREE. The Matchday Arrangements for Fans are expected to be the same for SSE Airtricity League …

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Jul 30

U19s: Cabinteely FC 0:4 UCD AFC

SSE Airtricity League U19s Southern Elite League Stradbrook, Sat 29th July ko 14:00 Cabinteely FC U19s 0:4 UCD AFC U19s UCD U19s came into the game on a good run of results including hitting Cork City U19s for 4 goals twice in in four days during the week. Once in a top-of -the-table 4-0 (Youcef …

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May 16


SSE Airtricity League Attendances Earlier this month the Airtricity League published figures of attendances for the first ten weeks of the 2017 season.  The figures don’t make happy reading for UCD Fans as the Official figures show the first five home league matches at the UCD Bowl. SSE Airtricity League Attendances (May 04th 2017)  First …

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Apr 11

1st Series: 7 Games in Where We Stand

      1st Series: Where We Stand UCD AFC lie second after the first series of seven games against each of our opponents in the SSE Airtricity League First Division. Team P W D L F A GD Pts Waterford FC 7 4 2 1 11 4 7 14 UCD AFC 7 4 1 …

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Apr 07

Cobh Ramblers v UCD AFC 01st April 2017

            Pic:(Andy Wilson UCD Fan) chalk notice outside Hostel    pic:UCD FANS. Andy Wilson and Gary O’Neill   With the diaspora of UCD Fans spread across the length and breath of the world it should be no surprise to learn of fans living in Cork. Singer/songwriter Andy Wilson is once such …

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Apr 07

Towards a Sustainable League – ISN workshop

Irish Supporters Network was founded by four Football Trusts who control their respective Airtricity League clubs, they promote the fan-owed model for operating Football Clubs and work closely with Supporters Direct Europe to further this goal.   Minutes of Irish Supporters Network workshop – Towards a Sustainable League Tallaght Stadium, Dublin Sunday 26th March 2017 …

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Oct 14

UCD FAN looks forward to Drogs v. UCD

 Life long UCD Fan Andy Wilson gives an emotional view before the final league game of the regular season. So amidst all the high profile, euro glory boosted premier division title racing that’s been hogging the headlines and even getting on the telly begod, the race in the first division for 2 play off places has been …

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Aug 25

FAI Senior Cup: UCD’s recent history

(draft article) UCD AFC’s recent history at UCD Bowl and a little before. UCD FANS have a love hate relation with the FAI Senior Cup, lifting the trophy in 1984 against a Dublin rival Shamrock Rovers.  The year win won our first match after 6 previous attempts.  But hardly a sniff of a cup run …

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Jun 12

Summer Break: The season so far

 Summer Break: The Season so far after Round 13 A short article on UCD AFC’s season, mostly anecdotal. The blog will do a statistical analysis after next match v. Drogheda Utd away.  Which will be the half-way point of the League season. UCD have put the pedal to the medal in the last few games …

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Apr 09

Students Wing it Past Hoops!

(This article appeared in The Herald Striker Monday 21st March 2016) Farrugia, Perry to the fore as UCD take honours Shamrock Rovers 2 UCD 3 By Ciaran Brennan A SCINTILLATING opener to the Airtricity League U17 season. If this is the competition’s template we’re in for an exciting summer. A south Dublin derby played on …

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Mar 13

Gary O’Neill – At The Head of the Class

(the article below written by Paul Buttner appeared in the newspaper Irish Daily Mirror, Mirror Soccer League of Ireland supplement Friday 11th March 2016) At The Head Of The Class Top scholarship has Gary back on track The disappointment of not making it as a professional footballer in England has become academic to Gary O’Neill …

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Dec 20

Winter 2015-16 Close Season Transfer

With UCD AFC preparing for the 2016 Airtricity League and our second season-in-a-row in the First Division for the first time since 1994-95 season we note some of the Players joining or leaving the UCD Bowl. Chris Mulhall (winger) to Limerick FC (hard working Chris Mulhall launches another attack at home against F91 Dudelange in …

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Nov 07

EX-UCD in FA cup action

Long time UCD Fans will remember Midfielders Gary Dicker (2004 -2007) and Paul Corry (2009 – 2012) who played at different periods with UCD but both were to an English league club directly from The College.  Striker Conor Sammon (2005 – 2007) went to Derry City before moving to Scotland then England and the Republic …

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Jun 21

What to Expect from the UEFA Europa League Draw

UCD AFC will entry the UEFA Europa League at the 1st qualifying round, the UCD Bowl is a designated Home venue for UCD and the club can upgrade to another venue if it’s deemed necessary. The 1st round matches are scheduled for 1st leg Thursday 02nd July and 2nd leg Thursday 09th July ( but …

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Jun 16

French Language blog on UCD AFC in Europa League (with translation)

French Language blog posted an article on UCD AFC’s qualification for UEFA Europa League UCD l’exception irlandaise English Translation: “UCD, l’exception irlandaise by Johan Biboum Although relegated to the second division, University College Dublin (UCD) will play for the first time in a qualifying round of Europa League. Focus on a College like no …

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Mar 25

UEFA Fair Play 2015 – What more has to happen…..

This is the second article about UCD AFC gaining a place at the UEFA Europa League 1st Qualifying Round Draw June 22nd through the UEFA Fair Play route. UCD Fans already know, under UEFA FP criteria, UCD AFC are the FAI’s representatives and the Rep. of Irl (IRL) are currently top of fifty-four countries in …

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Mar 24

UCD’s chance of European Place in 2015

UCD AFC’s path to a Europa League place UCD AFC have an excellent chance of competing in the first round qualifying of the UEFA Europa League in 2015 by taking one of the UEFA Fair Play spots allocated each year to the top three National Associations who finish highest on UEFA Fair Play list for …

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Mar 03

Playing squad for 2015 Season

With the SSE Airtricity League First Division starting on Friday 06th March, UCD AFc have announced their squad for the coming season. The following is a Press release from UCD AFC’s Media Officer Conor McCarthy. UCD AFC announce Squad for the coming season UCD AFC are delighted to announce our squad for the 2015 SSE …

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Aug 03

“Curious” about Damien Richardson

Damien Richardson took over from the Manager’s job at Drogheda Utd.  His first game in charge was against UCD last Friday, many UCD Fans already expressed an interest in his programme notes from the Drogheda Utd. v. UCD AFC game: Message from Damien Richardson: Life was calm. Life was flowing with such an elegant composure, …

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May 11

UEFA Fair Play 2012/13

  The Norway Football Federation website has announced that Sweden, Norway and Finland National Associations finished in the top three in UEFA’s Fair Play ranking for  seaspon 2012/13 (May 01st  – April 30th.) Norway Football Federation (Norwegian) “UEFA har tre Fair Play-plasser i kvalifiseringsspillet til Europa League som deles ut til de tre beste nasjonene …

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Mar 07

Travel: Limerick FC v. UCD AFC, Thomond Park, Tues. 19th March k.o. 19:45

    Airtricity League Premier Division Tuesday 19th March, Thomond Park,Limerick Limerick FC v. UCD AFC, k.o. 19:45 UCD AFC will be playing the game in the beautiful Thomond Park and it is Limerick FC’s second home Premier Division game in 19 years. UCD AFC Supporters Club have spoken with the Clarion Hotel, Steamboat Quay, …

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Jan 03

Longford Town UCD match programmes available for sale.

Happy new year all. I have a lot of Longford Town UCD programmes that I want to get rid of . Anyone interested in taking a copy please send me a pm . I am looking for three euro a programme and for cup finals programmes I am looking for a fiver. thanks marty Longford …

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Jun 25

My job at UCD

Last October I went to UCD to begin my work experience. My first day was supposed to be a game against Shamrock Rovers on Monday 24th of October 2011 in which if  Shamrock Rovers won they would win the League unfortunately it lashed rain that day so the game was called off, so  I had …

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Jun 25


MONAGHAN UNITED  by Declan Hughes The First Division was formed in 1985 . Six clubs new to the League of Ireland made their bow that year, EMFA Kilkenny, Newcastlewest, Cobh Ramblers, ,Bray Wanderers and Derry City were five of them. The sixth was Monaghan United. They played at Belgium Park in their early days which …

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Jun 15

Programmes: Longford Town versus UCD AFC

Martin Stapelton is a serious Longford Town Fan that over the years has collected a large number of league of Ireland programmes. These are now available for sale. Included below is a list of the games involving UCD AFC. Priced at €3.00. If any UCD FANS are interested in these or other programmes they should …

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Jun 22

Midway, How are we doing?

We have reached the midway point of the Airtricity League Premier Division season. UCD AFC had a reasonable start with a win over Drogheda Utd in the first game and an away draw against Galway Utd., relegation fears were allayed early in the campaign. Then a purple patch with three home wins in a row …

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Jun 22

Drogheda 3:1 UCD

Another poor result for UCD on the road and alot for Manager Martin Russell to think about before Friday’s (June 24th) game against Derry City at UCD Bowl ko 19:45 Match Report on website Drogheda 3:1 UCD What do you of the Drogheda result?

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