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

2 - 1

Aileach FC vs Glengad United

2 - 0

Aileach FC vs Illies Celtic

1 - 2

Clonmany Shamrocks vs Aileach FC

3 - 2

Cockhill Celtic Youths vs Aileach FC

1 - 3

Carndonagh F. C. vs Aileach FC

3 - 2

Greencastle FC vs Aileach FC

1 - 0

Aileach FC vs Buncrana Hearts

0 - 5

Moville Celtic vs Aileach FC

0 - 1

Illies Celtic vs Aileach FC

2 - 3

Aileach FC vs Cockhill Celtic Youths

3 - 0

Aileach FC vs Greencastle FC

7 - 1

Aileach FC vs Clonmany Shamrocks

6 - 1

Aileach FC vs Moville Celtic

0 - 1

Glengad United vs Aileach FC

6 - 1

Aileach FC vs Carndonagh F. C.

0 - 3

Buncrana Hearts vs Aileach FC

2 - 3

Buncrana Hearts vs Aileach FC

0 - 0

Glengad United vs Aileach FC

3 - 2

Aileach FC vs Greencastle FC

1 - 3

Aileach FC vs Buncrana Hearts M. Mc Gonigle

0 - 7

Carndonagh F. C. vs Aileach FC E.Doherty

1 - 2

Cockhill Celtic Youths vs Aileach FC E.Doherty

4 - 1

Aileach FC vs Illies Celtic

0 - 10

Culdaff F.C. vs Aileach FC E.Doherty

3 - 0

Aileach FC vs Moville Celtic T.Moyne

2 - 3

Aileach FC vs Glengad United W.Harvey

0 - 1

Illies Celtic vs Aileach FC W.Harvey

3 - 0

Aileach FC vs Cockhill Celtic Youths E. Doherty

1 - 2

Moville Celtic vs Aileach FC M. Mc Gonigle

6 - 0

Aileach FC vs Carndonagh F. C. W.Harvey

0 - 5

Greencastle FC vs Aileach FC

5 - 2

Aileach FC vs Culdaff F.C.

1 - 5

Redcastle United vs Aileach FC M.Mc Gonigle

2 - 0

Greencastle FC vs Aileach FC

1 - 2

Aileach FC vs Culdaff F.C. T.Moyne

2 - 1

Aileach FC vs Buncrana Hearts D. Mc Laughlin

3 - 0

Glengad United vs Aileach FC W.Harvey

1 - 2

Illies Celtic vs Aileach FC G.Mc Laughlin

1 - 1

Clonmany vs Aileach FC E. Doherty

0 - 3

Aileach FC vs Carndonagh F. C. D.Mc Laughlin

3 - 0

Aileach FC vs Illies Celtic M.Mc Gonnigle

1 - 1

Culdaff F.C. vs Aileach FC D.Mc Laughlin

2 - 1

Aileach FC vs Clonmany

1 - 3

Aileach FC vs Greencastle FC T.Moyne

2 - 1

Aileach FC vs Redcastle United M.Mc Gonnigle

2 - 2

Buncrana Hearts vs Aileach FC G. Mc Laughlin

3 - 1

Aileach FC vs Glengad United T.Moyne

1 - 3

Carndonagh F. C. vs Aileach FC

0 - 1

Aileach FC vs Glengad United L. Davenport

6 - 1

Aileach FC vs Culdaff F.C. E. Doherty

3 - 0

Greencastle FC vs Aileach FC T.Moyne

0 - 6

Illies Celtic vs Aileach FC C. Doherty

3 - 1

Aileach FC vs Carndonagh F. C. W.Harvey

3 - 0

Aileach FC vs Buncrana Hearts G. Mc Laughlin

3 - 1

Aileach FC vs QPS E.Doherty

1 - 0

Clonmany vs Aileach FC T.Moyne

8 - 0

Aileach FC vs Illies Celtic

1 - 0

Aileach FC vs Greencastle FC M.Mc Gonigle

1 - 1

Glengad United vs Aileach FC

1 - 6

Culdaff F.C. vs Aileach FC D. Mc Laughlin

1 - 4

QPS vs Aileach FC

2 - 2

Carndonagh F. C. vs Aileach FC E. Doherty

3 - 2

Aileach FC vs Clonmany G. Mc Laughlin

1 - 2

Buncrana Hearts vs Aileach FC D.Mc laughlin

2 - 2

Aileach FC vs Greencastle FC

0 - 1

Aileach FC vs Glengad United

1 - 0

Culdaff F.C. vs Aileach FC

3 - 0

Clonmany vs Aileach FC B. Mc Daid

0 - 1

Aileach FC vs Buncrana Hearts T. Moyne

3 - 5

Dunree United vs Aileach FC C. Doherty

1 - 1

QPS vs Aileach FC

4 - 0

Buncrana Hearts vs Aileach FC W. Harvey

4 - 1

Glengad United vs Aileach FC E. Doherty

2 - 1

Aileach FC vs Carndonagh F. C. D. Mc Laughlin

1 - 1

Aileach FC vs QPS T. Moyne

0 - 1

Aileach FC vs Clonmany B. Mc Daid

2 - 0

Dunree United vs Aileach FC

7:00 pm

Dunree United vs Aileach FC

4 - 3

Aileach FC vs Dunree United

3 - 4

Greencastle FC vs Aileach FC

3 - 0

Aileach FC vs Culdaff F.C.

3 - 4

Carn vs Aileach

Inishowen League Presentation Dinner Photos

Inishowen Football League HannonGreene Fr O’Gara Cup awards:
Michael McCole Redcastle FC receiving winners award from Mary Hannon, Sponsor and Ronan Hoy, winner of the Man of the Match award
at back: FAI President Gerry McAnaney and League registrar Jude McCrossan

Inishowen League Presentation Dinner Photos

Inishowen Football League Services to Football Award –
Winner: Joe McLaughlin (Seated centre) with Gerry McAnaney FAI President (left) and Terence Hegarty (Inishowen League)
Back: Committee members – John McLaughlin – Gerard Davenport – Jude McCrossan – Diarmuid O’Brien

Inishowen Football League Services to Football Award –
Winner: Joe McLaughlin (Seated centre) with Gerry McAnaney FAI President and Joe’s wife Kathleen

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Inishowen League Presentation Dinner Photos

Inishowen Football League Jackie Crosan Premier Division awards
Nigel McMonagle, Greencastle Fc captain receiving the Top Goalscorer award from FAI President Gerry McAnaney and James henry receiving the Player of the Year award. included is Shane Crossan (Sponsor)

Inishowen Football League Jackie Crosan Premier Division award
Nigel McMonagle, Greencastle Fc captain receiving the award from FAI President Gerry McAnaney and Shane Crossan (Sponsor)

Inishowen League Presentation Dinner Photos

Inishowen Football League Inishowen Engineering Division 2B awards:
Benny Hegarty, Aileach Youths receiving winners award from FAI President Gerry McAnaney and League PRO Terence Hegarty

Inishowen Football League Inishowen Engineering Division 2a awards:
Andrew Gallagher, Sea Rovers, Player of the Year and Shane Skelly collected the Top Goalscorer trophy on behalf of Ronan Doherty, Carrowmena FC from FAI President Gerry McAnaney and League registrar vice-chair Gerard Davenport

Inishowen Football League Inishowen Engineering Division 2a awards:
Jack Soal, Buncrana Hearts Res. receiving winners award from FAI President Gerry McAnaney and League registrar Jude McCrossan

Inishowen Football League Strand Hotel First Division awards
Patrick McLaughlin receiving the Top Goalscorer award on behalf of Jack McLaughlin Culdaff FC and Michael McElroy, Aileach Reserves Player of the Year receiving the awards from FAI President Gerry McAnaney and sponsor Patsy McGilloway

Inishowen Football League Strand Hotel First Division awards
Gareth McElroy of Aileach Reserves receiving the trophy from FAI President Gerry McAnaney and sponsor Patsy McGilloway

Inishowen League Presentation Dinner Photos

Inishowen Football League Charlie O’Donnell Memorial Cup awards:
Bernard Gubbins Nephwe of Charlie O’Donnell seated centre) presenting the trophy to Michael McElroy, aileach Reserves. Gareth McElroy (left) was Man of the Match
at back: League vice- chair Gerard Davenport, Gerard Arbuckle, Aileach Manager and FAI President Gerry McAnaney.

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Inishowen League Presentation Dinner Photos

James Gillen (seated centre) with the Ulster FA Junior Shield for 2021-2022. Also seated – Terence Hegarty and John McLaughlin
Back: Gerry McCananey (FAI President) and Herbie Barr (Ulster FA Administrator)

Ryan Doherty (Buncrana Hearts) (seated centre) with the Ulster FA Junior Cup for 2021-2022. Also seated – Terence Hegarty and John McLaughlin
Back: Gerry McCananey (FAI President) and Herbie Barr (Ulster FA Administrator)

Inishowen Football League Donegal Signs Reserve League Shield awards:
Peter Mclaughlin, Sponsor, seated right and Peter McLaughlin Jnr (seated left) presenting the shield to Caomhan Doherty Buncrana Hearts (Centre) and
at back: Terence Hegarty, League Pro and Oran McBride, Buncrana Hearts, Man of The Match, and FAI President Gerry McAnaney

Inishowen League Presentation Dinner Photos

Members of the Inishowen Football League Committee making a presentation to FAI president Mr Gerry McAnaney
From Left: John McLaughlin – Gerry McAnaney – Diarmuid O’Brien – Jude McCrossan – Gerard Davenport – Terence Hegarty

Inishowen League Presentation Dinner Photos

Members of the Inishowen Football League Committee with FAI president Mr Gerry McAnaney who made a presentation to league secretary Diarmuid O’Brien
Back: John Mclaughlin – Gerard Davenport – Terence Hegarty – Jude McCrossan
Seated: Gerry McAnaney – Diarmuid O’Brien – Philomena O’Brien

End of Season Match Reports

Thursday 26th May 

Knockalla Caravans Cup  Final

Bonagee Utd 3

Aileach  FC 1

After coming up just short in the Jackie Crossan Premier Division and losing to Buncrana Hearts on penalties in the Ulster Junior Cup final, Emmet McLaughlin’s Aileach will finish the season empty-handed after falling to defeat to Ulster Senior League runners up, Bonagee Utd at Maginn Park on

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