General Information


Executive meetings will be held regularly at the Newbridge Parish Centre, Station Road, Newbridge. Players may be requested to attend disciplinary hearings at these meetings. Management Meetings will be held on the following dates at The Keadeen Hotel Newbridge at 8.00pm (Wednesdays) 8th April 2015 13th May 2015 10th June 2015 8th July 2015 12th August 2015 9th September 2015 14th October 2015 All Clubs must be represented at these meetings – There is a fine of €50 for non-attendance. Player and Manager of the Month Awards for each Month of the Season will be presented at these Meetings. The Annual Presentation will take place at the Keadeen Hotel, Newbridge, Co. Kildare on Friday 27th November 2015. Music by So-Fresh Entertainment. The Annual General Meeting will take place in February/March 2015 at a venue to be advised.

Fee details Season 2015

League Fees Junior Team €450 Over 35 €350 Under 18 Team Nil Womens Team €150 Registration fees (Junior / Over/35/women) € 10 Under 18 Registration €5 Transfers € 25 Second Transfer € 40 Inter-League Transfer € 30 League Directory/Rule Book € 15 each Cup Fees € 25 each Shield Fees Nil Leinster FA Fees Affiliation (included in KDFL League Fee) € 35 LFA Junior Cup Consult LFA LFA Junior Shield Consult LFA LFA Youth Cup Consult LFA FAI Junior Cup Consult FAI

The KDFL will circulate to each Club by email the entry forms to these competitions -All completed entry forms for Leinster FA and FAI competitions and the relevant fees to be forwarded to the Kildare and District Football League. Cheques etc. to be made payable to the Kildare and District Football League. The League will forward the entries to the FAI / LFA. The league will not take responsibility for forms/money sent directly to the FAI and/or the LFA. All fees are to be paid to the Honorary Treasurer, whose details are included elsewhere in this booklet.


Rule 115.4 (a) The term 'subsequent match of the same competition' will only apply to a player who is sent off in a National/Provincial cup competition (ie). FAI Senior Cup/FAI Junior Cup/LFA Junior Cup/LFA Junior Shield/FAI Youth Cup/LFA Youth Cup/LFA Over 35 Cup/FAI Womens Junior Cup/LWFC Womens Junior Cup or any Inter-League Competition (and only if they progress to the next round of said competition) If the player cannot serve the suspension in the 'subsequent match of the same competition' in the season - they must serve the suspension in the next domestic competitive game. Rule 115.5 - will apply to any other 'Domestic' competition within the KDFL.(ie) If a player is sent off in any KDFL Cup/Shield competition - they must serve their 'Automatic' suspension in the next competitive game - whatever its status - and vice-versa.

------------------ FAI Rules of the Association (as Amended 22nd February 2013)

RULE 115. EXPULSION 1. An expulsion is the order given by the referee to someone to leave the field of play and its surroundings, including the substitutes’ bench, during a match. The person who has been sent off may be allowed into the stands unless he is serving a stadium ban. 2. Expulsion takes the form of a red card for Players including substitutes. The red card is regarded as direct if it sanctions offences as defined by Law 12 of the Laws of the Game; it is regarded as indirect if it is the result of an accumulation of two yellow cards. 3. A direct or indirect red card incurs a one match automatic suspension. This automatic suspension is not subject to appeal unless in the case of mistaken identity as provided for in Rule 115.11. 4. a) In all FAI National League competitions, FAI National Cup Competitions and Provincial Associations Competitions, an expulsion automatically incurs a one match suspension from the subsequent match of the same competition. b) If it is not possible to impose the automatic one match suspension on a Player in the current season, the automatic one match suspension shall be served in the next domestic competitive match. c) Any additional suspension arising from the expulsion shall be served in accordance with Rule 116.8. 5. In all other matches played under the auspices of the FAI an expulsion automatically incurs a one match suspension from the next Domestic Competitive Match. A Player sent from the field of play shall serve an automatic suspension at the same level of football i.e. a Player sent from the field of play in a 1st team fixture may not serve an automatic suspension in a reserve team fixture or U19 fixture and vice-versa.

The disciplinary committee may impose a further suspension on the player and the club will be notified in the normal manner. There is no right of appeal against the automatic suspension except in the case of mistaken identity. The right to appeal a ban over and above the automatic ban still stands. Hearings may place at Executive Meetings each week of the Season. Players who are sent off may be requested to attend a hearing or may themselves request a personal hearing. Club Secretaries are notified of Disciplinary Hearing results by letter – posted the day following the hearing. Players stand suspended until their fines are paid. In cases of serious breach of rule, Clubs/players may be suspended with immediate effect and in such cases the Secretary of the Club will be notified in writing as soon as possible following the imposition of the suspension. Notifications of this nature will be delivered by hand.


In order to gain maximum media coverage for the League. There will be a minimum of two “match of the days” each week. Clubs will be notifed prior to their game if their game is selected and must report on the game by 5.00pm on the day of the game BY EMAIL to This report should be brief but detailed and must always include the following information – goal scorers(If any) and approximate minute. Brief build up to the score. Your goalkeeper’s name, the names and positions of your better players and any other information that is relevant or interesting. Do not use this service to complain about the performance of Referees etc – there is a procedure in place for such complaints. The League’s activities are reported each week through the following media. The Leinster Leader (Tuesday), The Evening Herald (Mon. Striker supplement) KFM Radio (Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon) and on Pod Cast at On the League website


Fixtures are notified through the The Leinster Leader (Official) and The Evening Herald and through League Press Releases. All queries regarding fixtures should be directed to the League Secretary on 0879557461. Requests for free Sundays must be lodged in writing with the Honorary Secretary ten days in advance of the fixture. Requests will also be accepted by email to Requests for late postponements (eg. due to a bereavement etc.) may be made by phone to the League Secretary 0879557461 Junior Domestic Rules :- In all domestic League /cups/shields/Play off competitions a maximum of five substitutions can be made from a panel of 18 during a match (with the consent of the Offiical and only in a break in play) – this to include extra time in cup/shield competition. In all provincial/National Cup competitions the Rules of those bodies apply.

Women/Under 18 Football

Full Junior Football Rules apply to the above competitions. Note - Recommendation for Domestic competition only in the womens section :- In all domestic League /cups/shields competitions a maximum of five substitutions can be made from a panel of 18 during a match (with the consent of the Offiical and only in a break in play) - this to include extra time in cup/shield competition. In all provincial/National Cup competitions the Rules of those bodies apply. Masters Football Full Junior Football Rules apply to the above competitions with the following exceptions;- a) Duration - 35 minutes aside. b) Substitutions - Five substitutes can be named on the match card - all rolling on and off from the half way line only during a break in play and at the referees approval. c) In all Cup/Shield and play off Competition - there is no extra time. If a match finishes level at the end of normal time - the game goes straight to penalties.

Schedule of standard fines 2015 season

Failing to attend council meetings €50 Sendings off €30 Giving a walk over €50 minimum Failing to fulfil a fixture (Without adequate notice) €50 minimum Failing to attend disciplinary hearing Committee Decision Failing to respond to correspondence from League on time €50 minimum Incomplete or incorrectly completed match card €50 Unsatisfactory pitch markings, goal post, corner flags, nets. €100 Non-payment of Referee Double total fee Failing to supply match report – incomplete/late reports €30 Team responsible for late kick off Discip.decision Team responsible for abandonment of match Discip.decision Unsatisfactory precautions for safety of Players, match Officials and spectators Discip.decision Reds Cards = Refer to FAI Rule 115 -The disciplinary committee may also impose a further ban, which will be notified to the club in the normal manner. €30 also applies. Yellow cards 4 = one match suspension €30 Yellow cards Second 4 cards = one match suspension €30 Yellow cards 12= two match suspension €30 Yellow cards Each further 4 cards three match suspension €30 Team misconduct €50 Minimum Protest fee to the Kildare & District Football League €50 Draft/Moneyorder When lodging a protest to the Kildare & District Football League please consult the KDFL Rulebook Appeal to the LFA Consult LFA Appeal to the FAI Consult FAI Notes - All fines must be paid on receipt of the notification. Please ensure that the Disciplinary note reference number is quoted when paying fine. Players stand suspended until their fines are paid. Disciplinary committee decisions on suspensions etc. will apply in addition to the above fines.

Public Liability Insurance

IMPORTANT: In accordance with FAI rules all clubs must provide proof to the League that they hold valid public liability insurance cover before competing – (see rule 70) Data Protection Legislation Each Club must complete and lodge with the League a Data Protection Questionnaire Form. The forms are available from the Honorary Secretary

Referees Fees 2015

The following are the arrangements entered into with the Kildare / Laois Branch of the Irish Soccer Referee’s Society for Season 2015 Standard March fee €24.00 Mileage allowance (home to home) € 0.50/Mile Meal allowance (only applies if official referees two games on day) € 6.00 Example calculation where referee officiates at two games: Match fees (2 x 24) €48.00 Milage 40 @ 0.50 €20.00 Meal Allowance € 6.00 Total €74.00 Cost shared between 4 teams = €18.50 Each Notes on mileage allowance: Minimum mileage allowance is €18. If the mileage is over 100 miles the meal allowance is € 20 There is an additional fee of € 6.00 to be paid for Senior Division games.


1. If a referee calls of a game due to the condition of the pitch or other nonconformity Inline with League Rules (Requirements for matchday). The referee shall be paid half match fee plus full expenses. 2. If a game is not played for any other reason (eg. no-show of a team) the referee shall be paid full fee plus expenses. The team present shall pay half this fee and the team responsible for the non-playing of the game shall be charged half (plus any other fine the league may impose.