Rules Update


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Bibbs and Balls

Managers/ Captains,

In order to avoid any jersey colour clashes during your Interbank soccer campaign, white bibs will be available from the referee. If you think you may need them, please contact myself to ensure their availability on the night.

To note... Each team must wear a consistent set of colours for each game.

Pitch Location

The 11 a side astro pitch is located near the Clonaskeagh entrance which is the back gate to UCD. Parking facilities are available. Changing facilities are available for Interbank players in UCD sports centre.

Teams are required to bring their own football to each game.

There is a warm up area available near the back of the pitch.



A note from the Whistle

A note from the whistle – Blog

Stephen and Joe are your referees for Interbank Soccer 2016. Last years competition was great and the guys aim to improve the standard of refereeing every year.

Below is general observations that have been picked up on from last year by the referees and team managers need to understand the referee’s decisions and there approach to the league.

The referees are very well aware of the laws of the game and there job is to enforce the laws of the game. For the Interbank league, the referees will use discretion to ensure that the games continue to flow, but the following football association rules will be applied in each game:

The throw – in. The thrower at the moment of delivering the ball must

- faces the field of play
- has part of each foot either on the touch line or on the ground outside the touch line
- holds the ball with both hands
- delivers the ball from behind and over his head
- delivers the ball from the point where it left the field of play

All opponents must stand no less than 2 m (2 yds) from the point at which the throw-in is taken.

Please note, for the referee it can be difficult to strictly enforce this rule every time and it may slow the game down. As such, the referree will tend to make a judgement call at each play. If they think someone has taken an unfair advantage by not following the rules, the player will be pulled up on it.

The hand-ball rule. In the Inter-bank league, players are not as co-ordinated, as professionals, so bear in mind that sometimes even when someone’s hand is ‘away from their body’ as the pundits say, there can be no intent to the hand-ball. The referee will give the benefit of the doubt where possible, but again this will be a judgement call by the referee.

Footwear – for the benefit of everyone, please note that the referee will not allow anyone to play wearing studded boots or blades. Everyone knows what this means, but every year some players try to argue with us over them. Astro trainers are what we would personally recommend.

Shinguards. All the referees strongly feel that these should be mandatory equipment, but players who choose not to wear them should be aware that an incidental contact to their shin is not necessarily a free kick just because it hurts.

Slide tackles – as you know, slide tackles are not permitted in the Inter-bank league. There is always some question of when a block or a slip becomes a slide. The referees will always do his best to be consistent – the question of intent will be important, but this requires the referee to make a judgement call every time. Please note that a slide tackle will result in an indirect free kick unless the tackle is also a foul in which case we will award a direct free kick or a penalty as appropriate.

We strongly suggest that all teams get hold of one or two high quality footballs (these usually cost more than a fiver – look for the ‘Fifa approved’ logo) and that they keep them fully inflated. We will use the best footballs available to us for each game, but a poor quality ball can make a game considerably harder to referee. 

Finally, please remember that we are always doing our best, and none of the referees have any interest in who wins or loses. We know that you and your players will be respectful and understanding, and we thank you in advance for accepting our decisions without too much complaint.
Thanks for taking the time to read, and we look forward to seeing you on the pitch.

In sport,

Thomas, Stephen, and Joe


Revised Kick off times

Team Managers,

The draft team fixtures were sent to each captain during the week, based on your feedback we changed the kick off times for each group.

Group 1 games will now start at 7:15 and Group 2 will start at 7:30

The reason for the late start is accomdate teams who work outside the city centre and bankcentre, shift work and traffic is busy for the 6:15 starts , so we try to make the start time flexible for everyone.





Interbank Soccer dates
The competition group games will lead into the start of the Euro's
Week 1 League start date
Group 1
10th May Tuesday
Group 2
12th May Thursday
Kick off times will vary between- 7-8-9
The final schedule will be finialised next week, once all team registered in full.
Thank you

That time of year again


Bigs thanks to all teams/Captains who have registered to date. Further league details will posted Friday week.

We are looking for 12 teams this year - 6 in each group - Playing Tuesday and Thursday nights 

We have 8 bank teams confirmed to date. 

We are looking for more teams from Bank of Ireland to join us. - please spread the word to any mates in other banks so we get more team involved this year.

Its going to be a big summer for soccer and it looks like a lot of our usual team entrants are heading over the Euro's. 

Given this league is flexible and designed for the players, consideration will be given to delaying the start of the competition until the end of June.  

We will take advantage of the long stretch in the evenings and aim to start the kick off at 7:00 each playing night. kick off time 7, 8 and 9, this will take the pressure off hustling through Dublin traffic.

If interested in getting a team together, please register asap you interest so we have you on the radar.

Chat soon








2016 Competition Starting in May

Details will be announced for this year's competition early March


Thank you for your interest


Thomas Buttle


Two Great Final's - Two well deserved winning teams


AIB FC - Dublin City Branch Network

Captain- Conor MaCabe - Manager - Peter Colton


Interbank Cup runners up were EBS.

After 8 years in the competition, AIB FC were well deserved winners of the 2015 INTERBANK CUP.

Final Result 5-4  in a thriling final.

EBS were winning 3-0 at half time. AIB put in a serious half time talk and within 10 minutes it was 3-2. With 15 minutes to go, it was 3-3.  EBS scored with 5 minutes to go..4-3.  

The game was intense with great goals and both teams fully commited.  5 minutes to go, AIB scored 2 goals to take home the trophy. A great final and well done to all players involved.



AIB RCMU - Bankcentre

Captain - Dermot Cullen  Manager - Stephen Kelly

Runners up with Deutsche Bank

Final Result - 3-1

A great game and a great win for RCMU- With the bigger squad numbers on the night, an attacking style with strong management skills leading to a well deserved victory.

Well Done to all players involved.


Best of Luck 

Best of luck to all teams in the Final's Tonight...

Enjoy it....