The mission of the Colleges Football Association of Ireland is to play and foster the game of Association Football (soccer) in third level colleges in Ireland. The Association is a full affiliate of the Football Association of Ireland.
Over 40 Colleges are members of the CFAI, with over 50 teams split into three different Divisions of the Umbro Colleges & Universities Football League.
The CFAI member teams will also compete for the Umbro Colleges Cup, Ireland's largest 3rd level knockout competition. There are also seperate cup competitions for the division two teams and the second teams of member colleges.
Annually, the CFAI selects a National Squad that plays a variety of matches both Nationally and Internationally.
UMBRO is the associations main sponsor.