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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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Feb 06

Collingwood Cup: 1/4 Final Maynooth Univ 0:3 UCD

Collingwood Cup 1/4 Final Queens University Mon 05th February 2018, Queens Sports, Upper Malone ko 16:30 Maynooth University 0:3 UCD (Georgie Kelly 2, Daire O’Connor) A strong UCD starting line up built up the pressure on Maynooth to end with a comfortable win. After low temperatures across the North overnight, the expansive Queens Sport campus …

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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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Jan 20

The Herald Striker: Celts Find Their Way

  [This Match Report appeared in The Herald Striker on Monday 08th January 2018 regarding the Leinster Senior League Senior Sunday Division 1 League game] UCD 1:1 Wayside Celtic CELTS FIND THEIR WAY   College and Celts split the points in university challenge By Neil Feery UCD and Wayside Celtic opened the door on the …

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Nov 26

History: Florida 1992

UCD AFC Tour of Florida 1992 UCD are well known for traveling on trips to far flung places.  Mostly self-organised trips but also invitations or even competitive games. UCD AFC’s toured Florida in 1992, UCD AFC Supporters Club have a few details of the trip.  We hope to build up a detailed statistical history.  If …

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Sep 09

UEFA Youth League: Molde FK v UCD AFC

Details of the Match Fixtures for the UEFA Youth League are confirmed. UEFA Youth League: 1st Round, 2nd leg Wednesday 18th October ko 18:30 Aker Stadion, Molde. Molde FK (NOR) (1) v  (2) UCD AFC (IRL) Molde FK, Aker Stadion, Julsundveien 14, 6412 Molde, Møre Romsdal, Norway Club Website: Aker Stadion 11,249 all-seated Aker Stadion has …

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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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May 28

Halfway: Where We Stand

Halfway Point after Game 14. (This is second part of the stats blog following the first seven games After UCD’s defeat of Athlone Town away on Friday with second-half goals from Josh Collins and Georgie Kelly. Team P W D L F A GD Pts Waterford FC 14 8 5 1 17 6 11 …

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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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Mar 31

Students Outgun Forces

This Match Report by John Hudson appeared in The Herald Striker supplement on Tuesday 21st March 2017 Colleges and Universities strike top form to get their season off to a bright start Head coach Greg Yelverton got the perfect start to a programme of important fixtures in the coming months when the Colleges and Universities side …

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Dec 29

UCD reach 1/4 final of CUFL Premier League

Colleges and Universities Football League The CUFL Divisions have continued to grow and this year 2016/17 there are five different tiers.  UCD compete in Premier Division North and the team have had a great start to the campaign coming out on top of their group. Premier Division North Maynooth University 2:2 UCD Match Report: …

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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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Sep 19



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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Mar 29

Old Slovak friends return to Dublin

March 29th, Senior Friendly International, Republic of Ireland v. Slovakia, Aviva Stadium, ko 19:45 The Rep of Irl take on Slovakia this evening at the Aviva and for UCD Fans there will be a number of familiar faces on the Slovak team. With UCD Fans watching their side against ŠK Slovan Bratislava last July, they’ll …

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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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Jul 23

Visas for Russian Federation

[This article follows from Krasnodar (Russia): Planning the Away Trip] We encourage all travelling fans to view the information on the Embassy websites. Consular Section of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Ireland Address: 184-186 Orwell Road, Rathgar, Dublin 14, Ireland Phone: +3531-492-20-48 Fax: +3531-492-69-38 E-mail: 9.00 – 11.45 every day except …

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Jul 18

Krasnodar (Russia): Planning the away trip

  [Details of match TBC] Visas for Russia Federation FK Krasnodar v. Slovan Bratislava/ UCD AFC, Thursday 30th July Academy Stadium, Krasnodar, Russia  ko TBC Krasnodar is close to the Black Sea, south of Ukraine and north of the Caucasus countries of Georgia Armenia and Azerbaijin, we’ll also look at Turkey. Known Knowns: This article …

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Jul 11

Bratislava: Away trip Europa League 2nd round

UCD AFC continue their journey in Europe and UCD AFC Supporters want as many UCD Fans there as possible.  We’ve created this short guide based on convenient Airports for Bratislava city.  The routings are based on flying one OUT and one RET flight from Dublin (DUB) to selected Airports, with Fans who are on a budget …

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Jun 30

Dudelange: Accommodation and Social activities

Accommodation in Luxembourg This is just a short list of Accommodation options in Luxembourg City and Dudelange. Most UCD Fans have chosen Luxembourg City to overnight.  This guide is a follow on from Planning the Away Trip to Dudelange, which is caters for Transport options. Luxembourg City Studio Hotel Belappart, 69, rue du Fort Neippert, …

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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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Apr 23

UCD AFC v. Derry City Programmes Needed

Sometimes Football fans are inundated with requests to buy Programmes but one long-time Derry City Fan needs our help. He’s looking for four League of Ireland programmes from the recent past to complete a very unique collection. League 1996-97 UCD AFC v. Derry City, Belfield Park, 13 October 1996 League 1998-99 UCD AFC v. Derry …

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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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Jul 05

XVII Universiade, Kazan 2013

Universiade XXVII Kazan 2013 Student Sports Ireland, the forerunner to CUSAI, are sending a Men’s and Women’s Football squad to Kazan, Tartrastan, Russia to compete in the 27th Universiade (World University Games). The tournament lasts from Friday 05th July – Wed. 17th July 2013 Both squads play 3 group matches and then 3 ranking …

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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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Apr 07

What Music for The UCD Bowl?

    What Music should be heard at The UCD Bowl? and When should there be Music from the PA?before kick-off?, during goal celebrations?,  half-time and full-time. At the moment The UCD Bowl Anthem is The Wall by Pink Floyd. What other songs can accompany this number or replace it? We want the views of as …

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