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ARDS

CLANDEBOYE PARK
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Fixtures

December

Saturday 3 December 2022

Saturday 10 December 2022

Saturday 17 December 2022

Monday 26 December 2022

Saturday 31 December 2022

January

Saturday 14 January 2023

Saturday 21 January 2023

Saturday 28 January 2023

February

Saturday 11 February 2023

Tuesday 14 February 2023

Saturday 18 February 2023

Saturday 25 February 2023

March

Saturday 4 March 2023

Saturday 11 March 2023

Saturday 18 March 2023

Saturday 25 March 2023

Results

November

Saturday 26 November 2022

Saturday 19 November 2022

Saturday 12 November 2022

Tuesday 8 November 2022

Saturday 5 November 2022

October

Saturday 29 October 2022

Saturday 22 October 2022

Saturday 15 October 2022

Saturday 8 October 2022

Saturday 1 October 2022

September

Friday 23 September 2022

Saturday 17 September 2022

Wednesday 14 September 2022

Saturday 3 September 2022

August

Friday 26 August 2022

Tuesday 23 August 2022

Friday 19 August 2022

Saturday 13 August 2022

Current Squad

No Name Position Age Apps Sub on Sub off Discipline Goals
club-logo Jacob Duckett DEF 19 0 0 0 0 0  0
club-logo Jay Dalzell FOR 16 0 0 0 0 0  0
club-logo Luke Thompson MID 17 0 0 0 0 0  0
1 club-logo Alex Moore GK 24 17 0 0 0 0  0
2 club-logo Conall Young DEF 23 11 3 3 1 0  0
3 club-logo Christopher Crane DEF 23 16 0 4 3 0  0
4 club-logo Greg Hall DEF 33 17 0 0 0 0  2
5 club-logo Johnny Taylor DEF 34 16 0 0 2 0  0
6 club-logo Kyle Calderwood DEF 23 11 1 3 2 0  0
7 club-logo Eamon Scannell MID 23 16 3 5 3 0  10
8 club-logo Patrick Cafolla MID 24 15 0 2 2 0  2
9 club-logo Adam Salley FOR 25 12 0 6 1 0  12
9 club-logo Ross Arthurs FOR 33 15 12 2 0 0  2
10 club-logo David McAllister MID 28 8 3 3 1 0  0
11 club-logo Salou Jallow FOR 24 13 10 2 1 0  1
12 club-logo Ethan Taggart MID 24 13 0 7 0 0  0
13 club-logo Jason Craughwell GK 25 0 0 0 0 0  0
14 club-logo Ben Mullen DEF 21 5 4 0 0 0  0
15 club-logo Jay Boyd FOR 19 0 0 0 0 0  0
16 club-logo Luke McKendry FOR 21 6 1 1 3 0  0
17 club-logo Callum McVeigh DEF 20 5 4 0 0 0  0
18 club-logo Ross Hunter FOR 20 15 3 8 0 0  5
19 club-logo Aaron Brown FOR 20 5 5 0 2 0  0
20 club-logo TJ Murray MID 27 15 0 3 4 1  0
21 club-logo John McGivern DEF 20 0 0 0 0 0  0
22 club-logo Daniel Reynolds FOR 23 11 5 5 0 0  1

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

Matthew Tipton

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.