Dear Club Secretary / FAI Connect Administrator

Thank you to all clubs that have registered their NDSL/MGL teams and players on FAI Connect to date. For those clubs that have not yet done so, we urge you to get your teams and players registered on FAI Connect as soon as possible (end of September 2023 latest). If your players are not assigned to an NDSL/MGL team and showing as "Active" status within the team, then they are not properly registered on FAI Connect and as such, they are not eligible to play in league matches.
We would like to remind all clubs that the transfer window will close on Saturday 23/09/2023 @ 23:59hrs. Transfer applications must be in "Submitted" status on FAI Connect by 2359hrs on 23/09/2023 in order to meet the transfer window deadline.
Please note that this deadline only applies to players that have an active registration with another club; it does not apply to first registrations (ie; players never registered on FAI Connect) or re-registrations (ie; players that have a player profile in FAI Connect but have no active registration).
Before 23 September 2023, all clubs should terminate any players that will not be with them this season so that these players will no longer have an "active" registration and can therefore still be signed by another club at a later date.
The FAI will continue to process transfer applications that are submitted after 23 September 2023 and clubs can continue to assign players to teams for entire season. The league will continue to activate players for the entire season, provided all is in order with the player registrations (ie; submitted prior to deadline, if player transferred from another club) and provided the player is not assigned to a conflicting team.
We are aware that the FAI are experiencing somewhat of a backlog in regards to processing registration applications on FAI Connect therefore, provided your transfer applications are in "Submitted" status before the deadline, all paperwork is in order and there are no issues with the application, then regardless of whether the application is processed and confirmed by the FAI on a date later than 23/09/2023 the player will still be considered as meeting the transfer deadline.
For all queries regarding player transfer applications please contact the FAI Connect Support Team ( or use the "Ticketing System" in FAI Connect.
For all other queries please contact myself.
Kind regards
Tina Barker
NDSL & MGL Registration

Let me take this opportunity to introduce the North Dublin Schoolboys/Girls League to you, the League was set up in 1973 and now, over 50 years later we are the second biggest League in the country.  We cater for over 20,000 children between 7 and 18 years of age playing football in our League each week.

The NDSL was the first League to introduce small sided games into Ireland for boys and girls under the age of 11.  The League was also the first to introduce basic coaching for the 7 to 11 year olds.  Small sided games are now played countrywide and have been a great success in the development of our players.


See more NDSL History.