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Clubs warned about proper registrations

HERE is some important advice to both clubs and players. Slip up and it could end up costing both yourself and your.

The League are anxious to make it know that it is imperative that everyone is aware that players MUST be registered 24 hours before the first competitive match.

This is in accordance with the Brenfer League rules and there is no way around it.

When forms are being sent in by post it is essential that counterfoils are attached to enable the League to stamp them.

Those counterfoils are the responsibility of the Club Secretary and must be retained in the event of a dispute. Failure to have them can only lead to problems and difficulties.

Forms received by post on Mondays will be stamped as per postmark.

The League's registrar will bring clubs who default to the attention of the Executive and fines will follow, while teams also face the possibility that they will lose Cup games and League points, as is dictated by League Rules.

So clubs have been warned to have everything in order or else they could suffer the consequences. After all you don't want to have hard earned Cup wins, or League points taken away because of simply not following the Rules of the League.

Interleague double up at OTCDC for U15s, 16s

A HOME double header for the League's representative teams next Saturday. First up at the OTCDC are the Under 15 John Farrell Cup team who host Kilkenny at 1pm.

Then at 3pm it's the turn of the Under 16 Paul O'Neill team who entertain Wicklow. Also playing next weekend are the Under 14s and Under 12s who are away respectively to Kildare and Kilkenny. Best of luck to all concerned.

Academy pride in Conor's progress

THERE is a great deal of pride amongst all the members of the Brenfer League Academy at present with the profile being gained by Connor Smith.

For those of you who are fans of Sky1's Football's Next Star, Smith has been catching the eye in the popular reality television show of late.

Hoping to catch the eye of Inter Milan manager Jose Mourinho and earn a contract with the Italian giants, Smith has been associated with the NDSL for some time now.

Hailing from Delvin in County Westmeath, the Mullingar Athletic player, has not only wowed viewers of the show, but also English League Championship side Watford who have just signed the 16 year-old having been impressed by his skills and talent.

He has been offered a two year YTS contract, following on some good performances while on trial with the Vicarage Road club.

Former Liverpool and England midfielder Jamie Redknapp who has been host of the Sky TV show has also been impressed by the 16 year-old.

And in his time Smith was also a member of the Brenfer League's Academy and they are all anxiously following his progress.

AN important notice for NDSL referee's. Any enquiries should be directed to the League's Referee's Allocator Gary Tolan and he can be contacted on 087 2251495 or gartol@eircom.net or gary@info.ie