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CRUSADERS

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Fixtures

December

Saturday 11 December 2021

Saturday 18 December 2021

Wednesday 22 December 2021

Monday 27 December 2021

January

Saturday 1 January 2022

Saturday 15 January 2022

Friday 21 January 2022

Tuesday 25 January 2022

Saturday 29 January 2022

February

Tuesday 8 February 2022

Saturday 12 February 2022

Saturday 19 February 2022

Saturday 26 February 2022

March

Tuesday 8 March 2022

Friday 11 March 2022

Saturday 19 March 2022

Saturday 26 March 2022

Results

December

Saturday 4 December 2021

November

Tuesday 30 November 2021

Saturday 27 November 2021

Tuesday 23 November 2021

Saturday 20 November 2021

Tuesday 16 November 2021

Saturday 13 November 2021

Friday 5 November 2021

October

Saturday 30 October 2021

Wednesday 13 October 2021

Saturday 9 October 2021

Monday 4 October 2021

September

Saturday 25 September 2021

Saturday 18 September 2021

Tuesday 14 September 2021

Saturday 11 September 2021

August

Tuesday 31 August 2021

Saturday 28 August 2021

Current Squad

No Name Position Age Apps Sub on Sub off Discipline Goals
1 club-logo Sean O'Neill GK 33 2 0 0 0 0  0
2 club-logo Billy Joe Burns DEF 32 15 0 2 6 0  1
3 club-logo Chris Hegarty DEF 29 3 2 1 1 0  0
4 club-logo Aidan Wilson DEF 22 11 2 1 1 0  1
6 club-logo Robbie Weir MID 32 13 6 3 3 0  0
7 club-logo Philip Lowry MID 32 8 8 0 0 0  1
8 club-logo Ben Kennedy FOR 24 16 0 5 2 0  5
9 club-logo Adam Lecky FOR 30 15 2 13 3 0  4
10 club-logo Jonathan Frazer MID 25 9 6 3 2 0  0
11 club-logo Brandon Doyle FOR 23 4 4 0 0 0  0
12 club-logo Declan Caddell MID 33 13 1 5 5 0  1
14 club-logo Jordan Forsythe MID 30 14 0 1 2 0  1
15 club-logo Jarlath O'Rourke MID 26 16 0 0 3 0  1
16 club-logo Johnny Black DEF 33 0 0 0 0 0  0
17 club-logo Lewis Patterson DEF 18 0 0 0 0 0  0
18 club-logo Jordan Owens FOR 32 15 14 1 0 0  0
20 club-logo Daniel Larmour DEF 23 8 0 1 3 0  0
21 club-logo Gary Thompson FOR 31 3 1 1 0 0  0
22 club-logo Paul Heatley FOR 34 15 0 9 5 0  5
24 club-logo Joshua Robinson DEF 28 15 0 1 4 0  0
25 club-logo Ross Clarke MID 28 11 9 2 0 0  0
26 club-logo James Holland FOR 19 2 2 0 0 0  0
27 club-logo Jonathan McMurray FOR 27 13 2 10 4 0  2
32 club-logo Jack Patterson MID 16 0 0 0 0 0  0
33 club-logo Jonathan Tuffey GK 34 14 0 0 0 0  0
34 club-logo Conor Rafferty MID 18 0 0 0 0 0  0
39 club-logo Joel Thompson MID 16 0 0 0 0 0  0
41 club-logo Ryan Kerr GK 15 0 0 0 0 0  0
43 club-logo Lewis Barr FOR 18 0 0 0 0 0  0

History & Info

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Paul Heatley in action for Crusaders against Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Europa League


Formed as far back as 1898, Crusaders spent their early years playing junior football until, not long after the end of WW1, they joined the Irish Intermediate League winning the league title no fewer than nine times (including three league and Intermediate Cup doubles) until they were brought into the senior ranks to replace Belfast Celtic in time for the 1949/50 campaign.
 
After a period of consolidation at this level the Crues picked up their first senior trophy in the 1953/54 season with a 2-1 defeat of Linfield in the Ulster Cup final.
 
Further silverware evaded Seaview until the County Antrim Shield (1959/60), Ulster Cup (1963/64) and Shield again (1964/65) before back-to-back Irish Cup victories (1966/67, 1967/68) over Glentoran and Linfield respectively thrust the club onto the European stage for the first time.
 
The 70s produced two Irish League titles, in 1972/73 and again in 1975/76. That latter championship went on to directly lead to one of the most iconic European encounters in both club and Irish League history when the might of Liverpool turned up on the Shore Road on their way to a first European Cup triumph.
 
The rest of the decade and most of the Eighties proved to be a barren period for the Crues with only a solitary Gold Cup win to show for their efforts.
 
The Gibson Cup returned to the club trophy cabinet in 1994/95 under Roy Walker during an era which also claimed the Shield, Ulster Cup and Gold Cup, followed by a fourth league title in 1997.
 
However, another decline followed and eventually relegation in 2005. By now managed by Stephen Baxter, the Crues swept the boards in the First Division and bounced back to the top table with a vengeance, going on to win the Irish Cup for the first time in over 40 years in 2009.
 
Yet there were still greater riches to follow.

The 2011/12 campaign ended up with the Hatchetmen being crowned All-Ireland Champions following victory over Derry City in the Setanta Cup ... but even that was eclipsed just a few seasons later when three further League titles in four years firmly established the Baxter era as one of the great dynasties in Irish League history.

Honours

  • Irish League Championship - 1972/73, 1975/76, 1994/95, 1996/97, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2017/18
  • First Division Championship (second tier) - 2005/06
  • Irish Cup - 1966/67, 1967/68,  2008/09, 2018/19
  • League Cup - 1996/97, 2011/12
  • Gold Cup - 1985/86, 1995/96
  • Ulster Cup - 1953/54, 1963/64, 1993/94
  • Carlsberg Cup - 1973/74
  • Setanta Sports Cup - 2011/12
  • County Antrim Shield - 1959/60, 1964/65, 1968/69, 1973/74, 1991/92, 2009/10 , 2017/18
  • Steel and Sons Cup - 1922/23, 1926/27, 1928/29, 1930/31, 1933/34, 1936/37, 1947/48, 2005/2006
  • Charity Shield - 2015/16, 2016/17

Contact

Telephone

(028) 9037 0777

Founded

1898

Nickname

The Hatchetmen / The Crues

Home colours

Red & black striped shirts, black shorts, black socks

Alternative colours

Blue shirts, blue shorts, blue socks

Chairman

Ronnie Millar

General Manager

Bernard Thompson (cruesgeneralmanager@gmail.com)

Media Officer

Michael Long (mic_crues@hotmail.co.uk)

Manager

Stephen Baxter

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