Noticeboard for 14th February

The AUL have a couple of Premium Tickets left for the Wales and Iceland games in March. €200 covers the 2 games. Ring Niamh on 01 8408935 for further details.

We also have Iceland Premium Tickets (10 ) €80 each Ring Dick on 087 2076518 for Iceland tickets.

Kilbarrack United made it through to the next round of the LFA Junior Cup on Friday night after an extra time win over fellow AUL side East Wall/Bessborough. Kilbarrack led 1-0 early in the second half and looked like they would hang on but when East Wall/Bessborough had a man sent off they seemed to up their tempo and deservedly equalised and sent the game into extra time. Kilbarrack scored twice in extra time to send John Gerraghty’s men through.

Usher Celtic went top of the Premier A on Friday night after a terrific display against Hardwicke Fc up in the Gorman, winning 6-2

In Premeir B Dingle United beat Trinity/Donaghmede 5-2.

St.Malachy/Edenmore and Kilmore Celtic served up a 5 goal thriller in Premier C with Celtic coming out on top winning 3-2.

In the Myles O Neill Cup there were good wins for St Columbas Rovers and Railway Union. Rovers travelled to St Pauls and won 7-2 while Union had a comfortable 3-0 home win over Kilbarrack United.

In the MSS/J.J O Toole Cup Ballyogan beat Dingle United 3-0, Ayrfield Utd beat St Itas 2-0 and Hardwicke FC had a fine 3-2 win away to Trinity/Donaghmede.

Valley Park Utd travelled to Whitehall Celtic and won 5-0 in the Elastoplast Sport Shield while in the same competition St.Pats/Phoenix made it through to the next round after a 2-1 win over Romstar.

In the Futsal St Itas ( youths ) had a fine 5-2 win over Irish Vikings and Romstar Inter beat Puskas Hagi 8-4.

Please note if the Council say on the websites that your ground is on, and later on the Friday or Saturday the Council groundsman calls off your pitch due to a turn in the weather please ask him his full name and contact number. This has caused major problems over the last two weekends with clubs thinking other clubs are pulling the wool over their eyes when in fact it was proven on both occasions that the Council did call off the pitch or that the pitch was double booked. You league secretary has spent the last two Friday’s and Saturday’s calming clubs down who want to claim the points for games being called off. As per rule when a Council pitch is declared playable only a referee’s inspection can call the ground off and not the club, however when the Council take a second look at a pitch after the list has gone to press the pitch can be called off and no Referee is needed as the Referee cannot overrule the Council groundsman, that is why it is important you get the groundsman name and contact details. It will save a lot of stress on both sides. And remember when a club rings you up and tells you the pitch is off perhaps they are only trying to give you a heads up so as you don’t make an unnecessary journey, one which your team mates will give you stick over. As for bird droppings on a pitch, there is no written rule but if a Referee does feel there is too much droppings and he deems the pitch unplayable please accept his judgement as he makes this decision with player safety in mind. The referee wants the game to go ahead as much as you do. Sometimes there are heated exchanges that do not help the situation and clubs find themselves in trouble because their players get stressed about a pitch being declared unplayable and make silly comments knowing that they can be heard by others. Respect is important, respect the Referee, respect your fellow Secretary as you are both volunteers for the game of football and for your community and you deserve to be respected.

Could we once again remind everyone that in all AUL competitions, LFA and FAI Junior competitions it is 5 subs from 7 that is allowed.

Rory O Connor from Kilbarrack United Utd was this week’s Superior Racking Man of the Match winner following his superb display in their win over East Wall/Bessborough in the LFA Junior Cup on Friday night in Clontarf.

Please when requesting a game off give two weeks’ notice, email your fixture secretary and if you are still in the national or provincial competitions email dcruisecitylaw@eircom.net or leinsterfa@gmail.com also email info@aul.ie

Make sure as Secretary, the registration your player registration forms are filled in correctly, Date of Birth, Club last played for, Player actually signs the form, Secretary signs the form all these thing should be checked before you leave them in to the office and if not filled in correctly they will be returned to you. It is your responsibility to correctly register your players the AUL will only try and make sure you do but it is not up to the AUL to Register the player correctly. If you sign a player from another club ask the question, have you an outstanding fine, have you been sent off this season or last season if the answer is yes to these questions contact the treasurer and see if there is a fine outstanding or a suspension outstanding against that player. Remember the fine stays with the Club now until it is paid.

Be aware of the ITC. If you are signing a player who has come back to live in Ireland or has arrived to live here ask the question “did you play in an organised League where he has come from” and if the answer is yes that player may require an International Transfer Certificate. All applications for an ITC must come from the Secretary of the Club the player is registered for. The player must register first for his club and then the club applies for the ITC. All ITC applications must be sent to itc@fai.ie Dick Redmond Secretary.

12/02/2017