Following discussions with FAI, CFAI, IUFU and CUSAI, we are proposing to run a third level futsal competition. This competition will be held in five regions on 31st March 2009 and then a National Final in Dublin. The competition is open to all clubs who played in the CUFL competition this year. Futsal is a 5-a-side indoor game and you can get more details on the game by going to: www.fai.ie/futsal
Here are some more details about the competition:
Entry and Regions:
The competition will be split into five regions: North / West / South / Dublin North / Dublin & Leinster South. Each region will have an organiser who will contact all institutions in the region after this email.
The entry fee is €100/ £100stg. The competition is only open to the first five entries received in each region (paid by cheque- non refundable)
I have attached an invoice that you can use to get payment from your institution.
Cheques must be made payable to “FAI” and sent to me at the address below.
Institutions that enter will receive a “Futsal Pack”- 2 futsal balls / futsal info booklet / futsal DVD, as soon as entry is received.
Entries must be in by Friday March 20th.
Note if you are interested please contact the organiser for your region (excel file with regions attached)- contact numbers below
Eligibility and Rules:
The competition is open to full-time male students with a valid student card (which must be presented on the morning of the competition). The players do not have to registered members of your current teams.
Rules of futsal will be sent to teams who enter.
Ten players per squad.
Competition Dates and Venues:
All regional competitions will take place on Tuesday 31st March 2009. The following are the proposed venues and organisers:
· North – (venue to be confirmed) Stephen Finn +353 88 375909
· West – NUI Galway (9-1 and 2-4pm) Maz Sweeney (086) 7954369 and Stephen Griffin (086) 7954373
· South- UCC Greg Yelverton (10am – 4pm) (086) 7954506 and Barbara O’Connell (086) 7954504
· Dublin North – Blanchardstown IT (10am – 4pm) John O’Carroll (086) 7954371
· Dublin South & Leinster South- NUI Maynooth (10am – 4pm) Barry Prenderville (086) 7954367
The National Final will take place in the new FAI Futsal venue in Trinity Comprehensive, Ballymun, Dublin on Tuesday 22nd April (with seating for 200 people).
Winners of the National Final will be invited in association with CUSAI to enter the 6th European Universities Futsal Championship which will be organised in Podgorica (Montenegro) from July 20-26, 2009. (www.eusa.eu and www.unisportmne.ac.me)
Remember due to time constraints the competition is only open to the first five entries per region.
Here are the regions:
|Area||Dublin North||Dublin South||North||South||West|
|Person Responsible||John O'Carroll||Barry Prenderville||Stephen Finn||Greg/Barbara||Maz Sweeney/ Stephen Griffin|
|Venue||Blanchardstown IT||NUI Maynooth||TBC||UCC||NUI Galway|
|Blanchardstown IT||Bray Inst of FE||Cavan College of FE||Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa||Athlone IT|
|Coláiste Íde||Carlow College - St Pat's||Drogheda Instit of FE||Cork College of Commerce||GMIT - Galway|
|DIT A||Griffith College||Dundalk IT||Cork IT||GMIT Castlebar|
|Dublin City University||Inchicore College||Fermanagh Colloge of FE||Garda College||GMIT Letterfrack|
|St Pat's College Dublin||IT Carlow||Letterkenny IT||IT Tralee||IT Sligo|
|Trinity College Dublin||IT Tallaght||Magee College||St John's Central College||Limerick IT|
|Mater Dei College||IT Carlow - Wexford||Queens University Belfast||Tipperary institute||Mary Immaculate College|
|NCI||NUI Maynooth||Ulster University Coleraine||University College Cork||NUI Galway|
|RCSI||Portobello College||Ulster University Jordanstown||Waterford IT||University of Limerick|
|Dublin Business School||Rathmines College|
|S College Dunlaogaire|
|Sallynoggin College of FE|
|University College Dublin|
National Coordinator for Schools, Colleges and Universities,
Football Association of Ireland,
National Sports Campus,
M: +353 87 2073815
T: +353 1 8999500
Futsal - the official FIFA and UEFA version of indoor 5-a-side football is currently being promoted by the FAI. The WSCAI changed their Indoor Intervarsities to Futsal in 2007. Third level Institutions have been introducing the game. Click here to download a Fusal information booklet(2MB).
Visit the FAI Futsal Website
Download the Futsal Strategic Development Plan here (2MB)
For more information contact:
FAI National Coordinator for Futsal,
National Sports Campus,