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

Statement from the Inishowen Football League

The Inishowen Football League Management Committee , after consultation with all clubs, have decided to cancel the 2020- 2021 season . The leagues proposal was unanimously backed by the clubs. Given the recent government announcement it is hoped that clubs will be able to have a “normal”
pre-season in July in advance of the 2021-2022 season commencing in mid August. The league management would like to thank the clubs  for their co-operation in this process. As the Ulster Cup & Shield Competitions from 2019-2020 season were at an advanced stage the league will liaise  with the Ulster FA with a view to completing these competitions. League Management would also urge all clubs to continue to follow all the guidelines as laid out in the FAI return to train protocols. A  date for the AGM will be circulated to clubs  in due course.

Upcoming Coaching Courses

Dear Leagues,
Further to all the coach education ran to date this year for Inishowen underage club coaches, see below links for all information & booking of the upcoming PDP1 and PDP2 coaching courses that are coming up in May 2021 for coaches working with young players.
 Although these courses are aimed at specific ages, they are all both very relevant for all age groups underage and you can attend either without any previous course attendance as they are both entry level courses.

PDP1, Sat 8th May, 10am. (online course). For coaches working with players U6/8/10.
PDP2, Sat 22nd May, 10am (online course). For coaches working with players U12/U14.