Last updated : Saturday, 09 December 2023

What is Summer League football?

Summer League football is a term used to describe amateur football leagues that run during the summer months. These leagues are typically less competitive than traditional football leagues, and they are often a good way for players to stay fit and have fun during the off-season.

There are many different Summer Leagues around the world, each with its own unique rules and regulations. However, some common features of Summer Leagues include:

  • They are typically played on a smaller scale than traditional football leagues, with fewer teams and players.
  • The games are often played on artificial turf or grass pitches, rather than on traditional football pitches.
  • The rules of the game may be relaxed, such as allowing players to take throw-ins with their hands.
  • The cost of participating in a Summer League is typically lower than the cost of participating in a traditional football league.

Summer League football in Ireland

Summer League action

There are many Summer Leagues in Ireland, organized by a variety of different organizations. Some of the most popular Summer Leagues in Ireland include:

  • The Amateur Football League (AFL): The AFL is the largest Summer League in Ireland, with over 200 teams participating. The AFL is divided into a number of divisions, based on the level of competition.
  • The Dundalk and District League: The Dundalk and District League is a popular Summer League in the northeast of Ireland. The league is divided into two divisions, with teams from Dundalk and surrounding areas competing.
  • The Drogheda Summer League: The Drogheda Summer League is another popular Summer League in the northeast of Ireland. The league is divided into three divisions, with teams from Drogheda and surrounding areas competing.


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