Formed in 1968 Ballynahinch United started out in the Newcastle & District Amateur Football League. After winning a number of league titles and the Harry Clark Cup, we moved to the Amateur League where we have remained for over 30 years.
Progression through Amateur League Division’s to 2A was rapid which coincided with a number of Junior Cup and Cochrane Corry Cup Final appearances which were unsuccessful.
Having used Bell’s Bridge, Dromara and Langley Road, Ballynahinch as our home bases for a number of years the club acquired The Millbridge and moved into the Amateur League’s Intermediate 1B section where the club has played for most of the time. Except for a period in the mid 1990’s when it gained promotion to Division 1A and reached the final of the Clarence Cup.
By far the club’s greatest achievement was winning the Amateur League’s Border Regiment Cup in 1989 when from Division 1B they defeated British Telecom on penalties, after a 2-2 draw.
In 2018, we celebrated our 50th Anniversary and held a prestigous night at The Millbrook Lodge Hotel. Past and present players and managers, friends and family all came together for a great night, hosted by Liam Beckett MBE to celebrate the club’s rich history and achievements. Find out more about our 50th Anniversary celebrations.
The club continues to develop and improve its facilities at Millbridge.
You can help, contact us to provide sponsor, funding or suggestions on how to improve our ground and facilities.