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ARDS

CLANDEBOYE PARK
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Fixtures

January

Saturday 29 January 2022

February

Saturday 5 February 2022

Saturday 12 February 2022

Friday 18 February 2022

Friday 25 February 2022

March

Saturday 5 March 2022

Saturday 12 March 2022

Saturday 19 March 2022

Saturday 26 March 2022

Results

January

Friday 21 January 2022

Saturday 15 January 2022

December

Monday 27 December 2021

Saturday 18 December 2021

Saturday 11 December 2021

Saturday 4 December 2021

November

Saturday 27 November 2021

Friday 19 November 2021

Saturday 13 November 2021

Saturday 6 November 2021

October

Friday 29 October 2021

Tuesday 26 October 2021

Saturday 23 October 2021

Saturday 16 October 2021

Saturday 9 October 2021

Saturday 2 October 2021

September

Friday 24 September 2021

Saturday 18 September 2021

Wednesday 15 September 2021

Saturday 11 September 2021

Saturday 4 September 2021

August

Friday 27 August 2021

Friday 20 August 2021

Saturday 14 August 2021

Tuesday 10 August 2021

Saturday 7 August 2021

Current Squad

No Name Position Age Apps Sub on Sub off Discipline Goals
club-logo Benny Igiehon FOR 28 1 0 0 0 0  0
club-logo Jack Lemoignan GK 21 1 0 0 0 0  0
club-logo Jay Dalzell FOR 16 0 0 0 0 0  0
1 club-logo Brian Neeson GK 32 23 0 0 0 0  0
2 club-logo Conall Young DEF 22 18 1 6 5 0  0
3 club-logo Sam Dinu DEF 20 16 4 5 0 0  0
4 club-logo Jaimie McGovern DEF 32 20 0 0 5 2  0
5 club-logo Conall McGrandles MID 28 20 5 3 4 1  2
7 club-logo Craig McMillen MID 34 7 6 1 1 0  0
9 club-logo Joe Tully FOR 23 1 1 0 0 0  0
9 club-logo Ross Arthurs FOR 32 18 5 10 0 0  6
10 club-logo David McAllister MID 27 8 3 4 0 0  2
12 club-logo Aaron Macrory DEF 18 0 0 0 0 0  0
14 club-logo James Ferrin DEF 32 14 2 2 1 0  1
15 club-logo Ruairi O'Hare DEF 20 13 0 1 2 1  0
17 club-logo Christopher Crane DEF 22 17 5 4 2 1  0
19 club-logo Patrick Cafolla MID 23 21 2 6 1 1  6
20 club-logo TJ Murray MID 26 19 1 6 9 1  2
21 club-logo Eamon Scannell MID 23 17 2 9 2 1  3
22 club-logo Daniel Reynolds FOR 22 19 6 12 1 0  2
24 club-logo Gary Donnelly DEF 24 2 0 0 0 0  1
24 club-logo Salou Jallow FOR 23 22 6 14 0 0  4
25 club-logo Calvin McCurry FOR 20 16 5 6 0 0  5
26 club-logo Jacob Duckett DEF 18 1 1 0 0 0  0

History & Info

football © Gareth McCluskey/Ards FC

Ards 2021/22


In existence since 1900, the story of Ards is one of great success coupled with modern day uncertainty but there is no doubt the North Down club are one of the mainstays of senior domestic football in Northern Ireland.
 
Beginning life in the junior ranks Ards made the move into Irish League circles just after WW1, establishing themselves as a senior club before making their mark with a first Irish Cup victory in 1927.
 
Another Irish Cup triumph followed in 1952 sparking a first golden era for the club with the Gold Cup and Co. Antrim Shield arriving at Castlereagh Park before, for the first and so far only time, Ards were crowned Irish League champions at the end of the 1957/58 season.
 
This earned the club a place in the European Cup, only the second Irish League club to rub shoulders with the continental elite, whereupon they were paired with eventual runners-up, French club Stade de Reims.
 
The 60s resulted in several near misses in the league but a four-goal Billy McEvoy inspired Irish Cup victory at the very end of the decade produced another crack at Europe, this time against Italians AS Roma and a 0-0 draw at home.
 
But this was a mere taster for the 1973/74 campaign when Ards lifted no fewer than four pieces of silverware (Irish Cup, Ulster Cup, Gold Cup and Blaxnit All-Ireland Cup), finished just a point off the pace in the league and defeated Belgian outfit Standard Liège at home in the UEFA Cup!
 
Since then, however, success has largely eluded the club other than a brief flurry in the early 90s when, under Roy Coyle, the Co. Antrim Shield and League Cup were claimed in successive seasons.
 
Then, at the turn of the century, Ards left their legendary and much missed Castlereagh Park ground after financial circumstances demanded it's sale to a property consortium and have since ground shared with Cliftonville, Carrick Rangers, Ballyclare Comrades and, latterly, near neighbours Bangor.
 
On the pitch, Ards have flitted between the Premiership and Championship (or equivalents) and while fortunes may fluctuate the club have maintained a strong and loyal following which is the envy of many.

Honours

  • Irish League - 1957/58
  • First Division/Championship - 2000/01, 2012/13, 2015/16
  • Irish Cup - 1926/27, 1951/52, 1968/69, 1973/74
  • League Cup - 1994/95
  • Ulster Cup - 1973/74
  • Gold Cup - 1953/54, 1973/74
  • County Antrim Shield - 1955/56, 1971/72, 1993/94
  • Blaxnit All-Ireland Cup - 1973/74
  • Steel & Sons Cup - 2008/09
  • Clements Lyttle Challenge Cup - 1941/42, 1942/43
  • McElroy Challenge Cup - 1940/41
  • Junior Charity Shield - 1902/03

Founded

1900

Nickname

Red & Blue Army

Home colours

Red & blue striped shirts, blue shorts, blue socks

Alternative colours

Black shirts, black shorts, black socks

Chairman

Warren Patton

Secretary

Andrew Rodgers (secretary@ardsfc.co.uk)

Media Officer

Stuart Dellow (dellow751@btinternet.com)

Manager

John Bailie

Clandeboye Park

© NI Football League

Clandeboye Park

Now back to it's original name following a commercial rebranding, Clandeboye Park in the seaside town of Bangor plays hosts to the hometown club and near neighbours Ards, currently playing in the Championship.
 
Located just under a mile from Bangor train station, the ground consists primarily of a club house, grandstand and covered terracing to the right, while the pitch itself was one of the first artificial surfaces in Northern Ireland.