• Michael Barritt

Club Statement on All Island Proposal


Statement re Proposed All-Island League.

As most of you will be aware there is currently much speculation regarding an All-Island [All Ireland] League. The majority of clubs attended recent talks held in Dundalk to listen to the proposals and as previous winners of an All-Ireland trophy Ards were interested to hear what was being said. Having heard the proposals we are in complete agreement with the recent statement made by Patrick Nelson, Chief Executive of the I.F.A. and are totally committed to remaining as members of the NIFL, a body that has enhanced Irish League football, we are proud of the fact that the Chairman of the NIFL is also Chairman at Ards F.C.

We feel the current organisation of the NIFL is the most suitable for our club and our supporters.