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ARDS

CLANDEBOYE PARK
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Fixtures

September

Friday 24 September 2021

October

Saturday 2 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

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

Saturday 29 January 2022

February

Saturday 12 February 2022

Saturday 19 February 2022

Saturday 26 February 2022

March

Saturday 5 March 2022

Saturday 12 March 2022

Saturday 19 March 2022

Saturday 26 March 2022

Results

September

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 Aaron Brown 19 0 0 0 0 0  0
club-logo Aaron Macrory DEF 18 0 0 0 0 0  0
club-logo Brian Neeson GK 32 4 0 0 0 0  0
club-logo Christopher Crane DEF 22 2 0 0 0 0  0
club-logo Conall McGrandles MID 27 3 2 1 1 0  0
club-logo Conall Young DEF 22 4 0 1 2 0  0
club-logo Craig McMillen MID 34 2 1 1 0 0  0
club-logo Daniel Magill MID 24 0 0 0 0 0  0
club-logo Daniel Reynolds FOR 22 1 1 0 0 0  0
club-logo Darius Roohi MID 22 0 0 0 0 0  0
club-logo David McAllister MID 27 0 0 0 0 0  0
club-logo Dylan O'Kane MID 23 2 2 0 0 0  0
club-logo Eamon McAllister MID 33 2 1 2 1 0  0
club-logo Eamon Scannell FOR 22 1 0 1 0 0  0
club-logo Ethan Carry GK 19 0 0 0 0 0  0
club-logo Jacob Duckett DEF 18 0 0 0 0 0  0
club-logo Jaimie McGovern DEF 32 4 0 0 1 0  0
club-logo James Ferrin DEF 31 1 0 0 0 0  0
club-logo Jamie Glover DEF 20 3 1 1 0 0  0
club-logo Jay Dalzell FOR 15 0 0 0 0 0  0
club-logo Kyle Calderwood DEF 21 1 1 0 0 0  0
club-logo Kym Nelson MID 26 4 0 1 2 0  2
club-logo Leo Brown FOR 21 0 0 0 0 0  0
club-logo Patrick Cafolla MID 23 3 1 1 0 0  0
club-logo Ross Arthurs FOR 31 4 0 2 0 0  2
club-logo Ruairi O'Hare DEF 20 3 0 0 0 0  0
club-logo Salou Jallow MID 23 4 1 1 0 0  0
club-logo Sam Dinu MID 19 2 0 0 0 0  0
club-logo Thomas Murray MID 26 4 0 1 1 0  0
16 club-logo Nathan O'Neill FOR 30 2 2 0 1 0  0
21 club-logo Calvin McCurry FOR 19 2 1 1 0 0  0

History & Info

football © Gareth McCluskey / Ards FC

Ards players celebrate during the 2019/2020 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

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

Known as the Bangor Fuels Arena for commercial reasons (otherwise Clandeboye Park), the ground 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 artifical surfaces in Northern Ireland.