Welcome to SDFL Soccer.
This is the official web site of the South Dublin Football League.
The League is affiliated to:
- Schoolboys Football Association of Ireland
- Leinster Football Association..
- Football Association of Ireland..
For the latest on what's happening in the League go to the NEWS page. This page is regularly updated & contains all of the stories about our league. Visit some of the other pages too, they all have interesting items for you to read.
Who we are:
The League was founded in 1972 with the aim of fostering the game of Association Football (soccer) through the provision of fixtures and competitions.
Our corporate sponsor is: EBS The League is known as the EBS South Dublin Football League.
Who we cater for:
Competitive games are run for the ages of approx. seven year olds up to and including eighteen year olds.
Who is eligible?
All players both male and female are eligible provided they are registered with the League through a member club. Under current legislation female players cannot play on male teams beyond their thirteenth year.
We cater for all clubs south of the river Liffey. (go to Club Details).
How to join:
Clubs/teams can become a member of the League by contacting the League Hon. Secretary
(go to About Us under Administration).
Where we are?
We operate from our purpose built complex in Ballyowen Park, Lucan, Co Dublin
(go to About Us - SDFL Complex to view photo')
When do we play?
Normally the playing season begins the first weekend in September and runs through to the end of May the following year. There are closed periods to allow for Christmas and Easter when no games are scheduled. (go to NEWS for details of closed periods).
How to form a team/club:
Adults interested in forming teams/clubs should first check the club directory for their local area and if possible become a part of an established club, this will give the benefit of a solid structure and support base.
If a new club is your goal contact the League through the Hon. Secretary ( Administration) and every assistance and advice will be given.
What ages can players play at?
Players are eligible to play at their appropriate age, e.g. to play under 10 in season 2011-12
a player must have been born on or after 1st January 2002.
Player eligibility is strictly by age, always double check your players' ages.
The following changes to small sided game will take place as and from 02.10.12
- 7 a side 7 players on field of play and 5 subs roll on roll off. (Panel of 12 players)
- 9 a side 9 players on field of play and 5 subs roll on roll off. (Panel of 14 players)
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