Dundela F.C.

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Dundela
Full name Dundela Football Club
Nickname(s) The Duns
Founded 1895[citation needed]
Ground Wilgar Park, Belfast
Ground Capacity 2,500
Manager Steven Gourley
League NIFL Premier Intermediate League
2016-17 7th

Dundela Football Club (the Duns) is an intermediate, Northern Irish football club from Belfast, currently playing in the NIFL Premier Intermediate League, and plays its home matches at Wilgar Park, nicknamed "the Hen Run". The club's colours are green and white. The home kit has green shirts, green shorts and green socks, whilst the away kit is all red. The current manager is Steven Gourley.

History[edit]

Dundela Football Club was formed in 1895 from employees of a local dairy owned by the Agnew family and members of a local harriers' club.[citation needed] Wilgar Park has been the home to the club since 1900. The park lies in the heartland of east Belfast, in a suburb named Strandtown. Its capacity is 2,500. The venue is nicknamed "The Hen Run". The club's greatest achievement to date came in April 1955, when it defeated Glenavon by three goals to nil at Windsor Park, Belfast in the final of the Irish Cup. Dundela's darkest hour occurred on 25 August 1995, when team captain, Michael Goddard died during a game at Stangmore Park, home of Dungannon Swifts, after being struck on the chest with the ball. The club's latest success was a Steel & Sons Cup win in December 2013. Dundela's local rivals are Harland & Wolff Welders.

Players[edit]

  • Northern Ireland Jonathan Sergeant
  • Northern Ireland Alan Blayney
  • Northern Ireland Scott Collins
  • Northern Ireland Jordan Morrison
  • Northern Ireland Mark McClelland
  • Northern Ireland Curtis Brown
  • Northern Ireland Gary Irwin
  • Northern Ireland Thomas Healey
  • Northern Ireland Karl Devine
  • Northern Ireland Ben Brown
  • Northern Ireland David McMaster
  • Northern Ireland Matthew Ferguson
  • Northern Ireland Matthew Burrows
  • Northern Ireland Stephen Gourley
  • Northern Ireland Jamie Jackson
  • Northern Ireland Owain
  • Northern Ireland Marc Whitford
  • Northern Ireland Ben Murdock
  • Northern Ireland James Sofely

Notable former players[edit]

Honours[edit]

Senior honours[edit]

Intermediate honours[edit]

  • Irish League B Division/Second Division: 11 (inc. one shared)
    • 1967–68, 1976–77 (shared), 1981–82, 1985–86, 1987–88, 1989–90, 1990–91, 1991–92, 1993–94, 1999–00, 2000–01
  • Irish Intermediate Cup: 10
    • 1946–47, 1954–55, 1965–66, 1974–75, 1983–84, 1988–89, 1992–93, 1998–99, 1999–00, 2000–01
  • George Wilson Cup: 4
    • 1964–65, 1967–68, 1971–72, 1974–75
  • Steel & Sons Cup: 10
    • 1945–46, 1963–64, 1980–81, 1982–83, 1987–88, 1988–89, 1990–91, 1999–00, 2007–08, 2013-14
  • B Division Knock-out Cup: 4
    • 1987–88, 1990–91, 1991–92, 1994–95

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