Wellington Park F.C.

Wellington Park Football Club is a former Irish football club from Belfast. It was founded in 1882 by members of Rugby Lacrosse Club.[4][5] It reached the final of the Irish Cup in 1884, losing to Distillery. The club wound up at the end of the 1886-87 season and was reformed as Rugby Football Club, now playing rugby union.[6] Rugby F.C. in turn folded in 1890 and some of its former members helped form Collegians rugby club, while others formed the Windsor rugby club.[7]

Wellington Park
Full nameWellington Park Football Club
Founded1882
Dissolved1887
GroundStranmillis (1882-85)[1]
Eglantine (1885-86)[2]
Colin View (1886-87)[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Northern Whig, 8 October 1883
  2. ^ Belfast News-Letter, 19 October 1885
  3. ^ Belfast News-Letter, 25 October 1886
  4. ^ Neal Garnham, The Origins and Development of Football in Ireland being a reprint of R. M. Peter’s Irish Football Annual of 1880 (Belfast: Ulster Historical Foundation, 1999), p. 172
  5. ^ Belfast News-Letter, 19 October 1885
  6. ^ Northern Whig, 1 October 1887
  7. ^ Belfast Evening Telegraph, 1 October 1890 and 22 October 1890