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CLIFTONVILLE

SOLITUDE
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Fixtures

December

Saturday 10 December 2022

Saturday 17 December 2022

Tuesday 20 December 2022

Monday 26 December 2022

January

Monday 2 January 2023

Saturday 14 January 2023

Saturday 21 January 2023

Tuesday 24 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 11 March 2023

Saturday 18 March 2023

Saturday 25 March 2023

Results

December

Tuesday 6 December 2022

Saturday 3 December 2022

November

Saturday 26 November 2022

Sunday 20 November 2022

Saturday 12 November 2022

Tuesday 8 November 2022

Saturday 5 November 2022

Tuesday 1 November 2022

October

Saturday 29 October 2022

Saturday 22 October 2022

Friday 14 October 2022

Friday 7 October 2022

Tuesday 4 October 2022

Saturday 1 October 2022

September

Saturday 17 September 2022

Tuesday 13 September 2022

Saturday 3 September 2022

August

Saturday 27 August 2022

Tuesday 23 August 2022

Saturday 20 August 2022

Saturday 13 August 2022

Current Squad

No Name Position Age Apps Sub on Sub off Discipline Goals
1 club-logo Fynn Talley GK 20 1 0 0 0 0  0
3 club-logo Levi Ives DEF 25 1 0 0 0 0  0
4 club-logo Jonathan Addis DEF 30 17 0 1 3 0  0
6 club-logo Chris Gallagher MID 23 17 0 6 3 0  1
7 club-logo Chris Curran MID 31 11 9 1 0 0  1
8 club-logo Rory Hale MID 26 16 1 14 2 0  5
9 club-logo Ryan Curran FOR 29 17 0 2 1 0  11
11 club-logo Jamie McDonagh FOR 26 16 8 7 3 0  0
13 club-logo Kris Lowe MID 26 17 0 1 1 0  0
14 club-logo Jamie Robinson DEF 20 9 1 0 1 0  0
15 club-logo Aaron Traynor DEF 32 1 0 0 0 0  0
16 club-logo Nathan Gartside GK 24 16 0 0 3 0  0
17 club-logo Ronan Doherty MID 26 17 1 2 1 0  0
19 club-logo Joe Gormley FOR 33 17 10 5 2 0  4
21 club-logo Gerard Storey FOR 20 1 1 0 0 0  0
22 club-logo Odhran Casey MID 20 9 8 1 1 1  0
24 club-logo Luke Turner DEF 20 17 0 1 0 0  1
25 club-logo Ronan Hale FOR 24 17 0 9 3 0  6
26 club-logo Colin Coates DEF 37 8 3 1 0 0  0
27 club-logo Stephen Mallon MID 23 3 1 1 0 0  0
28 club-logo Stephen McGuinness DEF 19 0 0 0 0 0  0
36 club-logo Aiden Kelly DEF 18 0 0 0 0 0  0
38 club-logo Sean Moore FOR 17 12 10 1 1 1  0
40 club-logo Orann Donnelly GK 17 0 0 0 0 0  0

History & Info

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Cliftonville players 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, 2021/22
  • 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/white shirts, red shorts, red socks

Alternative colours

Yellow shirts, green shorts, green socks

Chairman

Paul McKeown

General Manager

David Begley

Secretary

George Walsh (secretary@cliftonvillefc.net)

Media Officer

David Begley (media@cliftonvillefc.net)

Manager

Paddy McLaughlin

Solitude

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