ARDS

CLANDEBOYE PARK
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Fixtures

March

Saturday 2 March 2024

Tuesday 19 March 2024

Saturday 23 March 2024

Results

February

Tuesday 27 February 2024

Saturday 24 February 2024

Saturday 17 February 2024

Friday 9 February 2024

January

Saturday 27 January 2024

Friday 19 January 2024

Saturday 13 January 2024

December

Tuesday 26 December 2023

Friday 22 December 2023

Saturday 16 December 2023

Saturday 9 December 2023

Saturday 2 December 2023

November

Tuesday 28 November 2023

Saturday 25 November 2023

Saturday 18 November 2023

Saturday 11 November 2023

Tuesday 7 November 2023

Saturday 4 November 2023

October

Saturday 28 October 2023

Saturday 21 October 2023

Friday 13 October 2023

Saturday 7 October 2023

Tuesday 3 October 2023

September

Saturday 30 September 2023

Saturday 23 September 2023

Saturday 16 September 2023

Saturday 9 September 2023

Saturday 2 September 2023

August

Friday 25 August 2023

Saturday 19 August 2023

Friday 11 August 2023

Saturday 5 August 2023

Current Squad

No Name Position Age Apps Sub on Sub off Discipline Goals
club-logo Cameron Sloan MID 16 1 1 0 0 0  0
club-logo Corai Quinn DEF 21 2 0 0 0 0  0
club-logo Darren Gibbons GK 32 0 0 0 0 0  0
club-logo Dylan Robson DEF 17 1 1 0 0 0  0
club-logo Guillaume Keke FOR 32 3 3 0 0 0  0
club-logo Jay Dalzell FOR 18 1 1 0 0 0  0
club-logo Philip McCullough DEF 16 1 1 0 0 0  0
club-logo Ryan Arthur DEF 28 5 0 0 1 1  0
1 club-logo Alex Moore GK 25 24 0 0 4 0  0
2 club-logo Max Greer DEF 19 24 4 8 1 0  0
3 club-logo Connor Maxwell DEF 24 22 0 2 3 0  3
4 club-logo Adam McCallum DEF 26 20 1 2 3 0  4
5 club-logo Karl Hamill DEF 25 2 1 1 0 0  0
6 club-logo Michael Ruddy DEF 30 25 3 5 5 0  1
7 club-logo Eamon Scannell MID 25 25 3 10 8 1  5
8 club-logo Patrick Cafolla FOR 25 22 4 6 2 0  1
9 club-logo Callum Dougan FOR 25 29 8 14 0 0  11
10 club-logo David McAllister MID 29 16 10 4 0 0  0
12 club-logo Ethan Taggart MID 25 26 3 9 0 0  3
13 club-logo Neil Shields GK 27 6 0 0 0 0  0
14 club-logo Max Miller FOR 22 19 11 4 0 0  0
15 club-logo Matthew Gorman FOR 26 22 3 2 1 0  0
16 club-logo Aidan Steele MID 21 29 4 3 3 0  4
17 club-logo Conor Scannell DEF 20 17 7 6 4 0  0
17 club-logo Joshua Andrews MID 19 2 2 0 0 0  0
18 club-logo Ross Hunter FOR 21 28 9 13 1 0  7
20 club-logo David Clarke MID 18 0 0 0 0 0  0
21 club-logo Luke Ritchie MID 18 0 0 0 0 0  0
22 club-logo George Tipton MID 21 25 6 12 2 0  0
24 club-logo Finlay Bayliss MID 16 2 2 0 0 0  0
24 club-logo Joe Cousins DEF 19 0 0 0 0 0  0
29 club-logo Lee Newell FOR 27 4 0 1 1 0  1
33 club-logo Odhran McCart DEF 19 4 0 1 1 0  0

History & Info

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Celebrating scoring during the 2022/23 season


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

White shirts, black shorts, black socks

Chairman

Warren Patton

Secretary

Andrew Rodgers ([email protected])

Media Officer

Stuart Dellow ([email protected])

Manager

John Bailie

Clandeboye Park

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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.