Founded: 1993

Nickname: The Swans

Ground: Lakeside,Inch Road, Burnfoot.

Club Colours: Royal Blue & Yellow

Secretary: Bernard Mc Monagle Tooban, Burnfoot Co. Donegal Tel: 087-2531254

e-mail: bernardmcmonagle1@eircom.net  

e-mail Stephenodonnell7@gmail.com

First Team Manager: David Mc Geady 0044 7706789565

Reserve Team Manager: Gerard Arbuckle Tel 087-6243117

Youth Team Manager Stephen O’Donnell Tel 086-3009314

Other Contacts: Stephen O’Donnell 086-3009314, Kevin Barr Tel 087-9853378, Gareth Mc Glynn 086 3802887

Brendan Porter 086 0855240

First Team Colours:  Blue Tops,Blue Shorts, Blue Socks

Second Strip: Yellow Tops, Blue Shorts, Yellow Socks

Reserve Team Colours: Blue tops, Blue Shorts, Blue Socks
Second Strip: Yellow Tops, Blue Shorts, Yellow Socks

Youth Team Colours: Blue Tops, Blue Shorts, Blue Socks

Second Strip: Yellow tops, Blue Shorts, Yellow socks

History:

Aileach was formed in the 1970’s but went into extinction in the early 1980’s. In 1993, the club was reformed when a group of disgruntled Bridgend Celtic players decided to try to provide football for the young players in the parish of Fahan, Burt & Inch. The club also included teams at underage level. By 1996/97, the club has introduced a reserve team and won its first trophy by capturing the first division title. The first team also reached its first cup final, losing on penalties to Moville Celtic after a replay. Relegation followed the following season but in 1999, Aileach returned to the top flight by again winning the first division, they also reached the final of the Fruit of the Loom Cup but were beaten by Clonmany Shamrocks. In 2001, Aileach reached another cup final losing to Culdaff again on penalties. Another relegation followed, but the club returned to the premier division in 2004 after completing the first division undefeated. By 2004, the club had grown so much that the committee decided that Aileach were going to have to develop a pitch of their own. We identified a field and started fundraising to develop it. In 2007, we were allocated a grant towards the cost of the development of the pitch. In 2008, we reached another cup final, this time in the Knockalla Shield and were narrowly beaten by Swilly Rovers of the Ulster Senior League. Our new pitches were officially opened in August 2010 by Eddie Murray, Treasurer of the FAI. A four team tournament was organised to celebrate the opening of the new pitches involving Aileach, Preston North End, Derry City and Inishowen League Select, with Aileach victorious in the final after overcoming both Preston and Inishowen. Aileach have now opened their new indoor Astroturf facility at Lakeside, Burnfoot, Co. Donegal.

Aileach FC won the Jackie Crossan Premier Division for the first time in 2011/12 season their reserves won the reserve league shield in 2011/12

Current e-mail address: stephenodonnell7@gmail.com bernardmcmonagle1@eircom.net

First Team Manager Michael Barr

Current Team
Aileach FC

Secretary Bernard Mc Monagle

Current Team
Aileach FC

Results

Postponement of Football

Due to Government restrictions All football in Inishowen will cease for a three week period 

Cessation of Grassroots and Underage
football matches in Donegal
Following the introduction of Level 3 COVID-19 restrictions in Donegal, the Football Association of Ireland announces the cessation from midnight tonight of all Adult Amateur and Underage football matches in Donegal with the exception of elite football – namely the SSE Airtricity League and all five underage National Leagues.
Furthermore, any coach or player resident in Donegal but involved with an Adult Amateur or non-elite Underage club outside of the county is not permitted to travel outside Donegal for any football activity. Likewise, coaches or players resident outside of Donegal are not permitted to travel to Donegal for any non-elite football activity.
Adult amateur and non-elite Underage clubs in Donegal can continue to train under non-contact conditions as per the Government Guidelines outlined in the ‘Resilience and Recovery 2020-2021 – Plan for Living with COVID-19’ programme and in conjunction with the updated FAI Safer Return to Training Protocol.
The FAI will continue to monitor Government guidelines for Donegal and will update this cessation order as required.

Match Reports Sunday 20th September

Jackie Crossan Premier Division   

Grant hat trick the highlight for the visitors

Moville Celtic                     1

Illies Celtic                          5

After a tight and quiet opening period the home side took the lead on 22 minutes after a long ball from Emmet McCauley found Michael McNaught wh advanced and squared for Marc Bell to blast home in off the underside of the bar.

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Results Sunday 20th Sept 2020

Jackie Crossan Premier Division    2pm

Illies Celtic 5-1 Moville Celtic Brendan Grant,Paul Doherty,Liam Grant (Illies)

Clonmany Shamrocks 2-0 Glengad United Mark Mc Laughlin, Jason Devlin

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Fixtures for New Season 2020/2021

Inishowen Football League Fixtures  2020-2021

Saturday   19th September

  Ulster Junior Shield Final

Maginn Park  3pm   ET  &  Pens

QPS V Oldtown Celtic / Glencar Celtic

Officials to be appointed by Ulster FA.

Sunday  Fixtures  20th September

Ulster  Junior Cup  Semi Final  ET & Pens    1.30pm

Kildrum Tigers V Aileach FC

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Fixtures for next week

Buncrana Credit Union Cup Final

Maginn Park  SATURDAY  12th September    2.30  pm

Aileach FC V Clonmany Shamrocks    2.30pm

T Moyne assisted by W Harvey & P McElhinney

 

Sunday  13th September

Ulster Junior Shield Semi Final   1.30pm

QPS  V Strand Rovers

D McLaughlin assisted by  M McGonigle & G McLaughlin

Match Reports

Wednesday 2nd September

Jackie Crossan Premier Division

Buncrana Hearts               2

Aileach FC                            3

Played on Wednesday evening in damp conditions at Castle Park league champions Aileach completed their programme with a come from behind victory.

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