Killorglin AFC earn FAI Club Mark

Killorglin Club Mark

Killorglin AFC earn FAI Club Mark

Killorglin AFC have become the latest club to earn the FAI Club Mark Entry Level Award.
9th Jul 2020

The club started out as Callinafercy FC on St Stephen's Day in 1972. In 1996, the decision was made to change the club name from Callinafercy to Killorglin AFC.

The club is based in its permanent home since 2003 in Clover Hill on Iveragh Road in the town of Killorglin where its grass pitch and dressing rooms are situated. However, extensive use for both matches and training is also made of the Dragons Den all weather pitch, which is owned by the Intermediate School,

As Callinafercy FC and Killorglin AFC, the club have an impressive Roll of Honour.

Callinafercy, Division 1 1979/80
Callinafercy, Greyhound Bar Cup 1979/80
Callinafercy, Greyhound Bar Cup 1986/87.
Callinafercy, Anchor Shield 1988
Callinafercy, Greyhound Bar Cup, 1992

Killorglin AFC league Div 1 champions & Reserve cup winners 2000/01
Killorglin AFC Premier B Champions, 2009 and 2013
Killorglin AFC, Dominos Pizza Champions, 2009 and 2018
Killorglin AFC, Youths Cup Champions 2008.

The current youths team have an upcoming FAI National Cup Semi-Final to look forward to, that may be played in August.

The club has also won numerous Premier Titles at U12, U13, U14, U15 & U16 level.

They have also had numerous players represent the club on county teams over the years and in recent times, and have been huge supporters of the underage SSE Airtricity League teams.

Killorglin AFC have a weekly academy for U7, U8, U9 and U10 which has 100+ players attending too.

Outside of academy, there are 17 competitive underage teams, with at least two teams at every age level. There are also three senior teams with over 50 players and Killorglin AFC are looking at a fourth team for the coming season.

The FAI Club Mark was a massive team effort by everyone on the committee and all the coaches, who all went above and beyond to ensure we were able to achieve this award.

They would like to thank Darren Aherne, the local FAI Development Officer, who was a massive support to the club during the application process.

The FAI Club Mark is an award for grassroots clubs based on best practice in the governance, management and administration of a football club.

Clubs start their journey at Entry Level and can progress onto the One Star Award. Each step challenges the club to implement policies and procedures in line with best practice.

The FAI Club Mark is free and optional for clubs and aims to:

•          Improve the management of clubs ‘off the field’

•          Establish and promote best practice

•          Empower and support clubs

•          Recognise and reward clubs for achieving high standards

•          Increase a club’s capacity to operate effectively and grow football in communities throughout Ireland.

If your club is interested in learning more about the FAI Club Mark please complete this short Registration Form