Larne F.C.

Full name Larne Football Club
Nickname(s) "The Larne"
Founded 1889
Ground Inver Park, Larne
County Antrim
Chairman Archie Smith
Manager David McAlinden
League NIFL Championship 1
2015–16 6th

Larne Football Club is a semi-professional, Northern Irish football club playing in the NIFL Championship. The club, founded in 1889, hails from Larne and plays its home matches at Inver Park. Club colours are red and white. The current manager is David McAlinden who was appointed to replace Graham McConnell as first team manager in November 2013. From 1972 until 2008, the club enjoyed senior status, but reverted to intermediate status when it failed to gain a place in the new IFA Premiership.

They also support a ladies' team, whose colours are red, white and black. Formed by a small committee of parents and friends of the Larne Colts in November 2004, they made history by being the first ladies' team to play at Windsor Park as part of the half-time entertainment during the Irish Cup final in May 2005. The ladies also have a junior team for ages 8–14. The ladies' team has since pulled away from the men's side of the club.

The club holds the unwanted record of appearing in five finals of the Irish Cup and two finals of the Irish League Cup without ever winning either trophy. They have been runners-up of the Irish Cup on five occasions (1927–28, 1934–35, 1986–87, 1988–89 and 2004–05) and runners-up of the Irish League Cup twice (1991–92 and 2003–04). This makes it a combined seven major domestic cup finals without ever winning either competition - a record in Northern Irish football.[1][2] The clubs greatest rival is Carrick Rangers,their matches are known as "The East Antrim Derby".


Senior honours

Intermediate honours

Junior honours

† Won by Larne Olympic (reserve team)


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

No. Position Player
1 Northern Ireland GK Joel Madison
2 Northern Ireland DF Kevin Bradley
3 Northern Ireland MF Kyle Buckley
4 Northern Ireland MF Gary Dorrian
5 Northern Ireland DF Chris Rodgers
7 Northern Ireland MF Scott Irvine
9 Northern Ireland FW Paul Maguire
11 Northern Ireland FW Matthew Henry
12 Northern Ireland FW James McCabe
No. Position Player
14 Northern Ireland DF Michael McKenna
15 Northern Ireland MF Ryan Kane
16 Northern Ireland DF Emmett Templeton
17 Northern Ireland MF Darren Stewart
18 Northern Ireland MF Michael Smith
19 Northern Ireland MF Samuel McIlveen
21 Northern Ireland FW Stephen O'Neill
22 Northern Ireland DF Gerard Thompson


^ BBC (4 May 2007). "Larne celebrate league reprieve". BBC Sport. Retrieved 5 January 2010. 

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