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Tuesday, 19 April 2022 - 19:45
emerald isle tour 2022
hitting the road again for afc heritage.
Saturday, 30 October 2021 - 11:59
john callander
one of our own
Saturday, 31 July 2021 - 10:34
the football rally
no social media in 1907 but when dons' fans wanted to get geed up for the new season they always had the printed word:
Sunday, 16 May 2021 - 10:53
there's a time to shop
trust fundraising online store
Friday, 15 January 2021 - 14:00
remembering donald colman
afc heritage trust remembers donald colman, hall of fame member and inventor of the dugout.
Sunday, 17 May 2020 - 10:33
aberdeen football club grounds pre-pittodrie
where the dons' victorian forebears played.

by jock gardiner, scottish editor of groundtastic
Sunday, 15 March 2020 - 14:28
new addition to the aberdeen collection
pictures by the thousand.
Tuesday, 03 December 2019 - 13:20
the red army
a cracking book at any time of the year.
Friday, 23 August 2019 - 16:52
tale of a ticket
a good deed in 1954
Tuesday, 06 August 2019 - 15:27
halliday for the scottish football hall of fame
time to get a superb goalscorer and great manager national recognition.
Monday, 15 July 2019 - 15:41
dating the dugout
donald colman's innovation
Saturday, 08 June 2019 - 12:47
mission complete - bob and jock cover the grounds
32 in 32 becomes 44 in 39.5
Friday, 26 April 2019 - 08:20
bob and jock ready to go again
#afc32in32 - 32 grounds in 32 hours for the heritage trustees
Monday, 25 March 2019 - 14:00
new plaque at pittodrie as part of heritage trail
new plaque at pittodrie as part of dons' heritage trail project.
Monday, 07 January 2019 - 16:27
origins
that's why they call them "the dons"
Saturday, 01 December 2018 - 12:38
news of the day
more historical snippets coming from afc heritage trust.
Tuesday, 11 September 2018 - 11:15
remembering aberdeen association fc
afc heritage trust remembers the foundation of the aberdeen association football club
Aberdeen Association Founders Plaque
Monday, 30 July 2018 - 14:31
afc former players annual golf outing 2018
event to be held at craibstone golf course 14th sep
Friday, 13 July 2018 - 19:51
aberdeen captain shot dead
fundraiser turns to disaster.
Aberdeen's First Badge
Tuesday, 08 May 2018 - 16:54
fundraising fans to help the heritage trust
aberdeen fc superfans to visit 18 highland league clubs in 18 hours to raise funds for new museum
AFC18in18 logo
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 - 15:29
numbers on the front
the definitive story of the washington whips 1967
Thursday, 09 November 2017 - 20:02
armistice day 2017
event at pittodrie
Sunday, 08 October 2017 - 16:25
numbers on the front
the story of the washington whips
Saturday, 19 August 2017 - 13:39
jimmy philip lecture
ref who became manager
Trust Logo
Wednesday, 19 July 2017 - 10:31
female footballers in aberdeen
first women's football in the granite city?
Wednesday, 31 May 2017 - 11:27
lady footballers at pittodrie

fine display by dick kerr's xi

plucky display by aberdeen team

Friday, 14 April 2017 - 17:34
a fanzine story
thirty years old this year - the northern light and its heirs
Tuesday, 28 February 2017 - 15:51
one for the statos
lennie loses a goal
Tuesday, 01 November 2016 - 10:50
prized programme gifted to afc heritage
rare programme from aberdeen's first european away match added to the aberdeen collection
Wednesday, 07 September 2016 - 18:05
big red quiz 2016
come and have a go if you think you're red enough!
Saturday, 03 September 2016 - 10:36
peacock add to the aberdeen collection
the dons and pink floyd come together on the peacock stand at the aaf
Tuesday, 19 July 2016 - 18:39
jimmy philip medal
jimmy gains a canadian gift
Tuesday, 07 June 2016 - 16:21
whips remembered
special memento of the washington whips team.
Tuesday, 17 November 2015 - 20:01
tales from the dugout
a collection of sometimes ribald football stories about what goes on in dugouts across the country.
Tuesday, 10 November 2015 - 15:34
armistice day at pittodrie
2015 commemoration
Remembrance Poppy
Tuesday, 27 October 2015 - 14:44
big red quiz 2015
annual challenge to find the reddest fans around!
Sunday, 06 September 2015 - 14:42
if goalposts could talk
the life and times of inverurie locomotive works football club
by david r. fasken
Sunday, 30 August 2015 - 17:40
graham leggat - star of the a. f. c.
always a hero
Saturday, 01 August 2015 - 16:17
opening day 1899
language, gentlemen, please!
Saturday, 22 November 2014 - 16:44
historic poster revealed
afc heritage and buckie thistle rescue a shared piece of aberdeenshire cup history
Monday, 10 November 2014 - 16:25
armistice day at pittodrie
the sixth annual commemoration to remember aberdeen fc's war dead to be held.
Monday, 13 October 2014 - 11:53
vintage boots discovered
a pair of football boots dating to 1904 to go on show at pittodrie.
Saturday, 11 October 2014 - 11:59
big red quiz a big red success
knowledgeable dons fans help raise funds for afc heritage
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 - 20:34
big red quiz night
show off your dandy knowledge and help the funds of the afc heritage trust - friday 10th october 2014.
come and have a go if you think you know enough!
Thursday, 17 July 2014 - 16:54
a view on football
aberdeen under the football fiend. (by an occasional)
Tuesday, 17 June 2014 - 12:59
a new display for the latest trophy
dons' fans help to get the league cup on show at pittodrie
Monday, 31 March 2014 - 14:02
coca-cola bike winner announced
stephen's bike goes north
Tuesday, 11 March 2014 - 13:56
happy real birthday aberdeen
aberdonian football hits 132 years old.
Friday, 14 February 2014 - 11:47
king of the wild frontier
sing a song of graham leggat
Wednesday, 06 November 2013 - 16:10
remembrance event on monday
pittodrie remembers
emerald isle tour 2022

19 April 2022 19:45

Between Jun 9th and 12th of this year two of our Trustees - Jock Gardiner and Bob Bain will be undertaking a tour of Dons' related football grounds in Ireland. The objective of this exciting adventure is to raise funds for the Heritage Trust. In particular, there is a target to help with the funding of the AFC Heritage Trail which has been steadily building up round the Granite City in recent years.

A much more extensive digital version of the Trail is available via https://afcheritage.org/heritagetrail/ but there is nothing quite like being able to visit the historic locations in person to soak up the vibrations of past football and the personalities who made it happen.

In the space of four days, Jock and Bob will visit:

Distillery - Grosvenor Park, Belfast [27th December 1909 friendly, Distillery 7 - Aberdeen 2

Shamrock Rovers - Glenmalure Park, Dublin [22nd April 1928 friendly, Shamrock Rovers 1 - Aberdeen 3]

Dundalk - Athletic Grounds, Dundalk [28th April 1929 Irish Free State Tour, Dundalk 1 - Aberdeen 4]

Oriel Park - Dundalk [17th July 1996, friendly, Dundalk 1 - Aberdeen 0]

Shelbourne - Shelbourne Park, Dublin [30th April 1929 Irish Free State Tour, Shelbourne 3 - Aberdeen 5]
- Shelbourne Park Dublin [19th April 1932 Irish Tour, Shelbourne 0 ? Aberdeen 0]

Derry City - Brandywell, Derry [18th April 1932 Irish Tour, Derry City 1 - Aberdeen 5]

Glentoran - The Oval, Belfast [21st April 1932 Irish Tour, Glentoran 1 - Aberdeen 2]
[9th May 1955, Benefit Match, Glentoran 4 - Aberdeen 3]
[27th July 1996, pre-season tour match, Glentoran 1 - Aberdeen 4]

Brideville Select - Dalymount Park, Dublin [1st April 1934 Benefit Match, Brideville Select 2 - Aberdeen 3]

Irish League XI - Windsor Park, Belfast [8th June 1948 Benefit Match [Irish League XI 1 - Aberdeen 2

Home Farm Select - Dalymount Park, Dublin [6th May 1955 friendly, Home Farm Select 3 - Aberdeen 4]

Finn Harps - Finn Park, Ballybofey [3rd October 1973 UEFA Cup, Finn Harps 1 - Aberdeen 3]

Bohemian - Tolka Park, Dublin [15th September 1987 UEFA Cup, Bohemian 0 - Aberdeen 0]
[24th August 2000 UEFA Cup match, Bohemian 0 - Aberdeen 1]
- Dalymount Park, Dublin [23rd February 2007 friendly, Bohemian 0 - Aberdeen 0]

University College Dublin - UCD Bowl, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown [16th July 2013 pre-season tour match, UCD 0 - Aberdeen 4]

Malahide United - Gannon Park, Malahide [18th July 2013 pre-season tour match, Malahide United 1 - Aberdeen 4]

St Patrick's Athletic - Richmond Park, Dublin [21st June 2014 pre-season tour match, St Patrick's 2 - Aberdeen 2]

Cobh Ramblers - Fota Island Resort, Cork [30th June 2018 pre-season tour, Cobh Ramblers 0 - Aberdeen1]

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where, if you are a tax payer you can also add Gift Aid at no further cost.