Armagh Football

Armagh has a very strong history in terms of football, as the penalty kick was the brainchild of one of the City’s residents. William McCrum, living in Milford at the time, has the honour of being the man who first suggested the dreaded penalty kick.
Of the many local teams, Armagh City F.C. is without doubt the biggest name in soccer in the Armagh area.
Formed originally under the name of Milford Everton in 1964 and playing their home games at “The Holm” in the village of Milford two miles outside the city centre.
During the 1980s changes in ground standards meant that Holm, with a river on 3 sides of the ground, was no longer suitable for league football, so in 1988 the club not only moved to the Mill Field in Ballinahone, but rebranded as Armagh City F.C.
In 1994 the current ground at Ardmore was completed with 300 seats, a dressing room complex with a viewing lounge in the Social Club on the upper floor.
As well as Armagh City playing in the NIFL Championship 2, many clubs from the city ply their trade in the Mid Ulster Football League and more local Lonsdale League.
With as many as ten local sides playing between all the leagues, there is always an abundance of games to take in come the weekend.

Latest Reviews


Uluru Bar & Grill

By Helen Muldrew

'This is a lovely restaurant in the centre of Armagh It has a good variety of food and very tasty and as it is Australian you can taste kangaroo. '

The Mall

By Helen Muldrew

'The Mall is a lovely place for a walk in the centre of Armagh it has lovely buildings on both sides and a cricket pitch in middle. Lots of people go for a walk here. It also has the court building'

The Moody Boar

By Helen Muldrew

'Moody Boar is a lovely restaurant in a beautiful setting on council grounds Food is very good and it is really worth a visit.'

Saint Patrick's Cathedral CoI

By Helen Muldrew

'This is a beautiful building steeped in history And Armagh has two catherdals . There is a great view over Armagh from outside this catherdal too. '

Gosford Forest Park

By Helen Muldrew

'Gosford Forest Park has lovely walks and the deer and animals are lovely for children to see. The castle is a beautiful old castle. Also there a free play park for the children.'

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