CLIFTONVILLE

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Fixtures

March

Saturday 16 March 2024

Monday 25 March 2024

Results

February

Saturday 24 February 2024

Tuesday 20 February 2024

Saturday 17 February 2024

Saturday 10 February 2024

Tuesday 6 February 2024

January

Friday 26 January 2024

Saturday 20 January 2024

Saturday 13 January 2024

December

Tuesday 26 December 2023

Saturday 23 December 2023

Saturday 16 December 2023

Saturday 9 December 2023

Saturday 2 December 2023

November

Saturday 25 November 2023

Sunday 19 November 2023

Saturday 11 November 2023

Tuesday 7 November 2023

Friday 3 November 2023

October

Saturday 28 October 2023

Friday 20 October 2023

Friday 13 October 2023

Saturday 7 October 2023

Tuesday 3 October 2023

September

Saturday 30 September 2023

Tuesday 26 September 2023

Saturday 23 September 2023

Monday 18 September 2023

Saturday 2 September 2023

August

Saturday 26 August 2023

Tuesday 22 August 2023

Saturday 19 August 2023

Tuesday 15 August 2023

Saturday 12 August 2023

Current Squad

No Name Position Age Apps Sub on Sub off Discipline Goals
club-logo Patrick Burns DEF 23 5 1 2 0 0  0
1 club-logo Nathan Gartside GK 25 6 0 0 0 0  0
2 club-logo Conor Pepper DEF 29 17 14 1 4 0  0
3 club-logo Sean Stewart DEF 21 19 4 4 1 0  1
4 club-logo Jonathan Addis DEF 31 31 0 1 1 0  3
5 club-logo Luke Kenny DEF 20 6 3 1 1 0  0
7 club-logo Chris Curran MID 33 22 18 4 1 0  2
8 club-logo Rory Hale MID 27 28 1 16 5 0  9
9 club-logo Ryan Curran FOR 30 0 0 0 0 0  0
10 club-logo Stephen Mallon MID 25 17 6 7 1 0  1
13 club-logo Kris Lowe MID 28 11 1 3 1 0  0
15 club-logo Reece Jordan DEF 18 4 1 1 1 0  0
16 club-logo Shea Gordon MID 25 7 3 4 0 0  0
17 club-logo Ronan Doherty MID 28 31 0 7 4 0  2
19 club-logo Joe Gormley FOR 34 27 14 12 0 0  10
20 club-logo Sam Ashford FOR 28 21 13 3 3 0  4
22 club-logo Odhran Casey MID 21 29 0 5 10 1  3
23 club-logo David Odumosu GK 22 25 0 0 0 0  0
25 club-logo Ronan Hale FOR 25 20 4 9 3 0  12
26 club-logo Shea Kearney MID 20 22 2 1 1 0  2
27 club-logo Ben Wilson FOR 22 27 4 16 0 0  17
28 club-logo Stephen McGuinness DEF 20 8 6 1 0 0  0
32 club-logo Ben Wylie MID 21 2 1 1 0 0  0
33 club-logo Eric Yoro DEF 20 1 0 1 0 0  0
37 club-logo Ryan Corrigan FOR 16 3 3 0 0 0  0
40 club-logo Orann Donnelly GK 19 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. Another victory followed in 2021/22 with a dramatic defeat of Coleraine.

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 shirts, red shorts, red socks

Alternative colours

Green shirts, green shorts, green socks

Chairman

Kieran Harding

Chief Operating Officer

David Begley

Secretary

George Walsh ([email protected])

Media Officer

David Begley ([email protected])

Manager

Jim Magilton

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