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The Bournemouth Connection

Full Name: Athletic Football Club Bournemouth
Founded: 1899 (current club)
Previous Names: Boscombe St Johns (1890-1899); Boscombe FC (1899-1923); Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic (1923-1971).
Grounds: 1899, Castlemain Road, Pokeston; 1910, Dean Court (currently known as The Fitness First Stadium).

League History:
Joined Southern League (English Section) 1920/21-1922/23; Elected to Football League Division Three South 1923/24-1957/58; Division Three 1958/59-1969/70; Division Four 1970/71; Division Three 1971/72-1974/75; Division Four 1975/76-1981/82; Division Three 1982/83-1986/87; Division Two 1987/88-1989/90; Division Three 1990/91-1991/92; Division Two 1992/93-2001/02; Division Three 2002/03; Division Two 2003/04; League 1 2004/05-2007/08; League 2 2008/09-2009/10; League 1 2010/11-2012/13; Championship 2013/14-date.

Club Honours:
Football League One (III) Runners-Up 2012/13.
Football League Division Three (III) Champions (1) 1986/87.
Football League Division Three (South) (III) Runners-Up 1947/48.
Football League Two (IV) Runners-Up 2009/10.
Football League Division Three (IV) Play-Off Winners 2002/03.
Football League Division Four (IV) Runners-Up 1970/71; Promoted (4th place) 1981/82.
Southern League (English Section) Runners-Up 1922/23.
FA Cup Best Season: 6th Round (1956/57).
Football League Cup Best Season: 4th Round (1962/63 and 1963/64).
Associate Members’ Cup/Football League Trophy Winners (1) 1983/84; Runners-Up (1) 1997/98.
Football League Third Division South Cup Winners (1) 1945/46.

Players Capped by the Irish FA while playing for Bournemouth:
Players.......... AFCB ... League ....... Caps
.............. Career*** App(sb)/Gls at AFCB Total
Colin Clarke.. 1985..... .46 (0)/ 26 .. 6 .. (38)
Warren Feeney. 2000-2003 .83(25)/ 36 .. 3 .. (46)
Jimmy Quinn... 1991..... .43 (0)/ 19 .. 1 .. (46)
Steve Robinson 1997-1999 228(13)/ 52 .. 5 ... (6)

Josh McQuoid.. 2006-2015 .53(51)/ 13 .. 1 ... (5)
Totals........ ......... 453(89)/146 . 16

Other Bournemouth players capped by Irish FA:
Players............ AFCB ... League ....... Caps
................ Career*** App(sb)/Gls at AFCB Total
George Best..... 1982..... ..5 (0)/..0 .. 0 .. (37)
Keith Rowland... 1989-1992 .65 (7)/..2 .. 0 .. (19)
Dick Keith...... 1963-1965 .47 (0)/..0 .. 0 .. (23)
Billy Hughes.... 1953..... .16 (0)/..1 .. 0 ... (1)
Charlie Gallogly 1954..... ..0 (0)/..0 .. 0 ... (2)
Hugh Davey...... 1923-1924 .43 (0)/ 22 .. 0 ... (5)
Alan Blayney.... 2002..... ..2 (0)/..0 .. 0 ... (1) (on loan)
Tom Casey....... 1950-1951 .66 (0)/..2 .. 0 .. (12)
Dudley Milligan. 1947-1948 .45 (0)/ 25 .. 0 ... (1)

Joe Miller...... 1931-1933 .75 (0)/..0 .. 0 ... (3)
Lee Camp

Lurgan-born inside-forward, Billy Lunn (originally of Glenavon and Distillery) played for Bournemouth from 1947-1950 (47/19).
Peter Kennedy and Phil Mulryne had trials with Bournemouth at various stages in their careers.
Northern Ireland Under-21, Youth and Schoolboy internationals Daryl Fordyce (2005/06, 3/0, whilst on loan), Neil Masters (92/93-93/94, 37(1)/2), Dave Wells (94/95, 1/0), Chris Tardif (02/03, 9/0, loan), Marc Wilson (06/07, 19/3, loan), Curtis Allen (06/07, 0/0), Zico Black (0/0) all played for Bournemouth at some stage. Eunan O'Kane, an ex-U21 international who switched to the Republic of Ireland, has played for Bournemouth in the Premier League.

Comments

Jonny Blair said…
There are 26 AFC Bournemouth players listed here who were Northern Irish and capped at some level. We can also add in Marc Wilson (who switched to Republic of Ireland) and Curtis Allen (now of Coleraine), so 28 in total. Not many English clubs would have so many Northern Irish players down the years.
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