The league, in conjunction with FAI development officers, Pat Behan and Laura Cusack, conducted a highly successful coaching workshop at Conngorey Football Club last week.
Players, past and present, from many teams in the league were there to get their first taste of coaching through the introductory workshop.
We would like to thank those who attended and hope that they will progress to take the senior introductory course, which is being arranged for later in the season.
We would like to thank Pat and Laura for conducting the workshop. Our thanks also to Clongorey Football Club for hosting the workshop and for their excellent hospitality on the night.
Action hots up
Having taken a one-week break to take in some "Oxegen" it is back to serious business for the remainder of the season.
Each game will now take on added significance for various reasons. There are league, cup and shield titles to be won, promotion to be gained and relegation to fight against.
Details of the FAI Junior Cup, the Leinster Junior Cup and Shield, the Oscar Traynor and Youth Inter-league competitions will all be announced over the coming weeks. Coill Dubh, the league's first representatives in the Leinster Senior Cup, will be looking forward to mixing it with the top teams in Leinster as a reward for lifting the CR Wynne Senior Division title last season. So, there is much to look forward to between now and the end of October. Whatever your club's goals we wish all the best of luck for the remainder of the season.
Draw for Third Rounds
The draw for the third round of league games in Divisions 1, 2 and 3 have been made and will be notified to all clubs during the coming week.
Automatic one-match suspension
All clubs are reminded that players who are sent off must serve an automatic one-game ban in their next competitive game. In an effort to ensure that this rule is adhered to we intend to circulate the results of the league's weekly disciplinary hearing to each club secretary by email every Friday. We would request the cooperation of all clubs in respect of these matters.
Player Registrations / Signature Check
Spot-checks will be carried out each week on match cards against filed registration forms. As in previous seasons, players may be required to sign a signature check list prior to kick-off at selected games. It is mandatory that all players on your squad sign this form when requested to do so by a match official. All players must be registered no later than Friday in order to be eligible to play on Sunday. Registrations, accompanied by the relevant fee, should be sent to Mr Tom Stanley, honorary registrar KDFL, Apt 2 Willow Square, Primrose Gate, Hazelhatch Rd. Celbridge, Co Kildare. Clubs who do not register their players in accordance with rule and submit proof that they hold a valid public liability policy will forfeit their fixtures.
Free weekends will be granted only in exceptional circumstances and must be applied for 10 days in advance. The application may be by email or in writing (not by text).
The following draws were made at a recent executive committee meeting:
Sunday, July 25
Lumsden League Cup Round 3: Straffan AFC v Kilcullen AFC; Clane United v Newbridge Town; Monasterevin AFC v Portlaoise Celtic; Clonmullion FC v Liffey Celtic; Grangecon AFC v Castle Villa; Rathangan AFC v Naas United; Eleson United v Coill Dubh AFC; Newbridge Hotspurs v Kildare Town.
League Shield Round 1: Kingstown FC v Athy Town Youths; Carbury SC v Prosperous United; Dunlavin FC v Connell Rovers; Caragh Celtic v Maynooth Town; Bridge United v Ballycane Celtic; Moone Celtic v Galhoy FC; Allenwood Celtic v Kilcock Celtic; Barnhall Rovers v Sunday's Well; Woodstock Celts v Newbridge Colts; Clongorey United v Bush Celtic; Redwood FC v Newtown Rovers.
Byes: Suncroft AFC, Sallins FC, Donard FC, BBC United, Bridgewood Celtic.