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CLIFTONVILLE

SOLITUDE
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Fixtures

September

Saturday 25 September 2021

October

Friday 1 October 2021

Saturday 9 October 2021

Wednesday 13 October 2021

Saturday 16 October 2021

Saturday 23 October 2021

Saturday 30 October 2021

November

Saturday 6 November 2021

Saturday 13 November 2021

Saturday 20 November 2021

Saturday 27 November 2021

Tuesday 30 November 2021

December

Saturday 4 December 2021

Saturday 11 December 2021

Saturday 18 December 2021

Monday 27 December 2021

January

Saturday 1 January 2022

Saturday 15 January 2022

Saturday 22 January 2022

Tuesday 25 January 2022

Saturday 29 January 2022

February

Tuesday 8 February 2022

Saturday 12 February 2022

Saturday 19 February 2022

Saturday 26 February 2022

March

Tuesday 8 March 2022

Saturday 12 March 2022

Saturday 19 March 2022

Saturday 26 March 2022

Results

September

Saturday 18 September 2021

Tuesday 14 September 2021

Saturday 11 September 2021

Saturday 4 September 2021

August

Tuesday 31 August 2021

Saturday 28 August 2021

Current Squad

No Name Position Age Apps Sub on Sub off Discipline Goals
1 club-logo Luke McNicholas GK 21 0 0 0 0 0  0
2 club-logo Conor McDermott DEF 24 0 0 0 0 0  0
3 club-logo Colin Coates DEF 35 1 1 0 0 0  0
3 club-logo Levi Ives DEF 24 2 0 0 0 0  0
4 club-logo Garry Breen DEF 32 0 0 0 0 0  0
5 club-logo Ryan O'Reilly MID 26 0 0 0 0 0  0
6 club-logo Jamie Harney DEF 25 1 0 1 0 0  0
7 club-logo Chris Curran MID 30 2 0 1 0 0  0
8 club-logo Rory Hale MID 24 1 0 1 0 0  0
9 club-logo Ryan Curran FOR 27 2 0 0 0 0  1
10 club-logo Paul O'Neill FOR 21 1 1 0 0 0  0
11 club-logo Jamie McDonagh MID 25 2 0 0 0 0  0
12 club-logo Seanan Foster DEF 24 0 0 0 0 0  0
13 club-logo Kris Lowe DEF 25 2 1 0 0 0  0
14 club-logo Aaron Donnelly DEF 21 0 0 0 0 0  0
15 club-logo Jonathan Addis DEF 28 2 0 0 0 0  0
16 club-logo Liam Bagnall DEF 29 0 0 0 0 0  0
17 club-logo Ronan Doherty MID 25 2 0 1 0 0  0
18 club-logo Donal Rocks FOR 21 0 0 0 0 0  0
19 club-logo Joe Gormley FOR 31 2 0 1 0 0  2
20 club-logo Declan Dunne GK 21 2 0 0 0 0  0
22 club-logo Odhran Casey DEF 19 0 0 0 0 0  0
24 club-logo Luke Turner DEF 19 2 1 1 0 0  0
25 club-logo Chris Gallagher MID 22 2 0 0 1 0  0
29 club-logo Conor Scannell MID 17 0 0 0 0 0  0
32 club-logo Daniel Kearns MID 30 2 2 0 0 0  1
35 club-logo Declan Breen GK 18 0 0 0 0 0  0
40 club-logo Michael McCrudden FOR 30 0 0 0 0 0  0

History & Info

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Cliftonville players and supporters celebrate


Formed as far back as 1879, Cliftonville are the original and oldest club in existence on the island of Ireland.

Founder members of the Irish Football Association and Irish Football League their history is, as you might expect, a rich one albeit not necessarily always successful on the field of play.

Those early years produced successive appearances in the first three Irish Cup finals although only one, 1882/83, saw the Reds emerging victorious. The 1880s also saw the club take part in the English FA Cup, reaching the third round in 1886/87.

Another Irish Cup victory followed the season after that as, indeed, did another five such successes before the outbreak of WW1.

The club first tasted league success in 1905/06 but only on a shared basis with Distillery, with the first outright title not coming for another four seasons. There were also three Co. Antrim Shield victories at the end of the 19th century.

Unfortunately, bar a couple of Gold Cup successes and another Shield victory, the years between the two world wars were largely barren, a pattern that continued for decades in peacetime due, in no small part, to the amateur status adopted by the club.

That all changed during the 1978/79 when, some 70 seasons after their last success, the Irish Cup was once again claimed along with another Co. Antrim title.

But it was to be almost 20 years before the league title returned under the guidance of Marty Quinn amid emotional scenes at Solitude.

That was a mere taster for the success that the 21st century has so far proved to be for the club.

The League Cup was claimed for the first time during the 2003/04 campaign, and followed less than a decade later with four successive victories from 2012/13 to 2015/16 when the trophy seemed to take up permanent residence at Solitude.

The Co. Antrim Shield is also no stranger to the Reds’ trophy cabinet, five times since 06/07 including most recently the most dramatic of injury time defeats of Ballymena United in January 2020.

However, all this knockout success pales into insignificance when set alongside back-to-back League titles when Cliftonville, under the guidance of the legendary Tommy Breslin, reigned supreme in 2012/13 and 2013/14.

The Reds have been perennial qualifiers for Europe in recent years too, having competed almost every season since 2007 and recording victories over sides from Latvia, Croatia, Sweden, Luxembourg and Wales.

Honours

  • Irish League Championship - 1905/06, 1909/10, 1997/98, 2012/13, 2013/14
  • Irish Cup - 1882/83, 1887/88, 1896/97, 1899/00, 1900/01, 1906/07, 1908/09, 1978/79
  • League Cup - 2002/03, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16
  • Gold Cup - 1922/23, 1932/33, 1979/80
  • Floodlit Cup - 1995/96
  • County Antrim Shield - 1891/92, 1893/94, 1897/98, 1925/26, 1978/79, 1996/97, 2006/07, 2007/08, 2010/11, 2014/15, 2019/20
  • Charity Shield - 1997/98, 2013/14
Founded

1879

Nickname

The Reds

Home colours

Red shirts, red shorts, red socks

Alternative colours

White shirts, green shorts, green socks

Chairman

Gerard Lawlor

Secretary

George Walsh (secretary@cliftonvillefc.net)

Media Officer

David Begley (media@cliftonvillefc.net)

Manager

Paddy McLaughlin

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