Dundela F.C.

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Dundela
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Full nameDundela Football Club
Nickname(s)The Duns
Founded1895
GroundWilgar Park, Belfast
Capacity2,500
ManagerColin Nixon
League NIFL Championship
2019–20 NIFL Championship, 6th
Soccerball current event.svg Current season

Dundela Football Club, nicknamed "The Duns" is a semi-professional, Northern Irish football club from Belfast, currently playing in the NIFL Championship, and plays its home matches at Wilgar Park. 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 (not as per kit illustration)

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History

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. [1] 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. [2] 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. [3] The club's latest success was an Intermediate League title in the 2017-18 season. Dundela's local rivals are Harland & Wolff Welders. [4]

Current squad

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No.Pos.NationPlayer
GK Ulster Banner.svg  NIR Jonathan Sergeant
GK Ulster Banner.svg  NIR Ryan McBride
DF Ulster Banner.svg  NIR Matthew King
DF Ulster Banner.svg  NIR Jonathan Taylor
DF Ulster Banner.svg  NIR Ethan Wynne
DF Ulster Banner.svg  NIR Jay Magee
DF Ulster Banner.svg  NIR Jonathan Doey
DF Ulster Banner.svg  NIR Kyle Owens
DF Ulster Banner.svg  NIR Michael Kerr
DF Ulster Banner.svg  NIR Tre Sterling
MF Ulster Banner.svg  NIR Daniel Burns
MF Ulster Banner.svg  NIR Owain Beggs
MF Ulster Banner.svg  NIR William Bingham
MF Ulster Banner.svg  NIR Kane Owen
No.Pos.NationPlayer
MF Ulster Banner.svg  NIR Ethan Warnock
MF Ulster Banner.svg  NIR Jordan Morrison
MF Ulster Banner.svg  NIR William Faulkner
MF Ulster Banner.svg  NIR Matthew Swann
MF Ulster Banner.svg  NIR Eoghan McCaul
FW Ulster Banner.svg  NIR David McMaster
FW Flag of France.svg  FRA Guillaume Keke
FW Ulster Banner.svg  NIR Carl McComb
FW Ulster Banner.svg  NIR Mark McClelland
FW Ulster Banner.svg  NIR Chris Watts
FW Ulster Banner.svg  NIR Curtis Brown
FW Ulster Banner.svg  NIR Karl Devine
FW Ulster Banner.svg  NIR Tiarnan McNicholl
DF Ulster Banner.svg  NIR Tony Kane

Honours

Senior honours

Intermediate honours

Notable former players

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References

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