Jack McKnight Plays in World Cup Qualifiers

Having made his International debut for the Turks and Caicos Islands national football team in 2011, VEC FC player Jack McKnight played the full world cup qualifying match at left back against Nicaragua last night. Unfortunately, the team lost 7-0 in this CONCACAF first round Group E qualifier match. Well done Jack!

Update: Jack also played a full game in the next match on 30th March 2021 against Belize, where the Turks and Caicos Islands suffered a 5-0 defeat. Both matches were played in the Dominican Republic due to Covid-19 restrictions.

See article in the Sun Newspaper here.

[Click on team line-up and squad below to enlarge]

VEC FC September 2019

Back l to r: Juan Vassallo; Russell White; Shane Reddin; Richie Burke; Brian O’Keeffe; Gildas Oliver; Josh Caffrey; Jack McKnight; Paddy Prizeman.
Front: Conor O’Neill; Karl Reck; Mattie Wallace; Garry Curran; Paul Smith; Darragh Kelly; Simon Roche. [Missing/injured: Sean O’Shea; Adam Flynn].

Covid-19 Update October 20

Collective training now unfortunately ceased for 6 weeks! Only individual training within a radius of 5 km of homes permitted!

As of midnight on 21 October, we will be placed on Level 5 of the Plan for Living with COVID-19.  Level 5 restrictions will remain in place for a period of 6 weeks.

No training or matches should take place, with the exception of (i) professional and elite sports games … which are being permitted to continue behind closed doors and (ii) non-contact training for school-aged children in outdoors pods of 15. All other training activities should be individual only with people permitted to exercise within a radius of 5 km of their home. See FAI Update.

Covid-19 Update September 18

Following the introduction of Level 3 COVID-19 restrictions in Dublin, the Football Association of Ireland has announced the cessation (from midnight 18th September) of all Adult Amateur and Underage football matches in Dublin. Then on 5th October the Government announced that “no matches or other sporting events should take place” for a further three weeks, which means that the earliest that football can return is Saturday 31st October!

VEC FC Training continues on Thursdays in Whelan Park Kimmage (Larkview) from 9.10pm to 10.10pm until further notice. ALL COVID-19 PROTOCOLS MUST BE ADHERED TO!

Training [Covid-19 Level 3]

“Outdoors: Non contact training only in pods of up to 15 (exemption for professional/elite/inter-county sports/senior club championship).

Indoors: Individual training only”.

Matches and events [Covid-19 Level 3]

“No matches or other sporting events should take place, with the exception of professional, elite, inter-county, and senior club championship, which should all take place behind closed doors”.

New Talented Players Welcome

VEC FC play on Saturdays in the CDETB Sportsgrounds Terenure [previously known as the VEC Sportsgrounds] (Templeogue Road, Dublin)
Map / Directions at end of page

Training on Thursdays in Whelan Park Kimmage (Larkview) from 9pm to 10pm until further notice. ALL COVID-19 PROTOCOLS MUST BE ADHERED TO!

PRIVATE Grounds – Excellent facilities!
Mail: sec@vecfc.ie


VEC FC are always on the look-out for talented new players.
If you are interested, then contact Dave Spring at 087-2234252
or e-mail: sec@vecfc.ie

Football Returns to Action on 18th July

Competitive matches re-commence on Saturday July 18th. See Upcoming Fixtures.

The Football Association of Ireland has approved a new Safer Return to Football Pathway which includes the following measures:

Football can return to playing friendly games from Saturday July 11th. We are playing St. James Gate at 11.30am in VEC.

Leagues who have had applications to extend their 2019-2020 season approved [UCFL] can resume League fixtures from July 18th and must have all competitions completed by September 14th

There is also a ‘Safer Return to Play Protocol’ [See FAI guidelines here]

VEC 2nds Results so far + games remaining

PICK-A-WINNER Re-Commences on Friday

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  • VEC’s Pick-A-Winner (PAW) Competition commenced on 7th March 2020 but with the Premier Division Fixtures suspended soon after due to Covid-19, so too PAW had to be put on hold!
  • So it will resume on the weekend of June 19/20/21 with Round 2 and will continue until Round 10 at the end of the season.
  • Of the 69 who entered, 28 have submitted their selections. The remaining 41 players should do so before 12 noon on Friday 19th June. Good luck!

If you have any comments or questions, please contact VEC FC at sec@vecfc.ie or info@pickawinner.ie