Lansdowne Bhoys Soccer Club was formed in 1997 by Kevin Madden and after a successful opening season the club changed hands in 1998 when Eamon Duffy took over as president and manager.
The Club is now run by William McGrory (President) a native of Donegal, Ireland and Aiden Corr a native of Lusk, Co. Dublin (Vice-President) and Managed by Austin Friel, Ex League of Ireland Star from Derry, Ireland.
Lansdowne Bhoys has been an ever present in the Cosmopolitan Men’s Soccer League since 1997, each year the club has been steadily building enjoying success and gaining entry to the Premier section of the Cosmopolitan League in 2002.
Since 2002 Lansdowne Bhoys has sent up a reserve team to accompany the first team which shows the steady building of the soccer club, and in 2011 the club introduced a 3rd team to the Cosmopolitan Soccer League to play in Metro division.
2013/2014 Despite several appearances in finals and semi-finals in the clubs 17 year history, 2014 brought silverware for Lansdowne Bhoys, winning both the Cosmopolitan Division One and the Metropolitan Division One titles.
2013/2014 also saw Lansdowne take it first crack at the National Cup making it to the semi-final of the eastern US region, a feat not seen throughout the history of the club.
A successful launch in 2013 of Lansdowne’s youth system has enabled the club to expand as a club and as a brand to the local community and afar.
2014/2015 Season was another big year for the Bhoys, winning a second C.S.L title and expanding our youth system to 16 underage teams.
To date 2015/2016 was by far the clubs most historic year. the club won its 3rd straight C.S.L title, made it all the way to the regional 1 final of the National Amateur Open Cup, and what we are most proud of, the third round proper of the Lamar Hunt U.S Open cup beating professional teams from Long Island Rough Riders and the U.S.L’s Pittsburgh Riverhounds, eventually loosing to the U.S.L champions Rochester Rhinos, add to this a reserve league and cup double for good measure.
This season saw the club sign an international club partnership with the famous Glasgow Celtic, with you camps and tournaments planned for both sides of the Atlantic, a sponsorship deal with Webster bank and the expansion of our youth system to 25 teams.
This past 2016/17 season was monumental for Lansdowne Bhoys FC joining an elite group, by pulling off a rare “National Amateur Double” by winning the National Amateur Cup and National Open Cup while also winning the Manning State Cup, D’Aripino State Cup, a sixth CSL (regular season) title and the Region 1 crowns in the U.S. Amateur Cup and Werner Fricker Cup. Effectively we are currently the best amateur team in the United States of America.The future is bright, the future is green and white.
Not only were the Lansdowne Bhoys very successful in 2017 our youth teams had a fantastic year.
NY State Cup Winners 2017
Coach: Austin Friel
WYSL Fall Division Winners
Promotion to Div 1, Champions G-14 Div 2
Coach: Michael Holzer
Promotion to Div 4, Champions G-11 Div 5
Coach: Gio-Vaughn’s Linton
Champions B-11 Div 1
Coach: Craig Purcell
Champions B-12 Div 3
Coach: Lukas Zarges
WYSL Spring 2017 Division Winners
Champions G-12 Div 2
Coach: Gio-Vaughn’s Linton
Champions B-14 Div 3
Coach: Housainou Ogoo