This article is about the football club from the Isle of Man. For the Scottish football club see Ayr United F.C..
Ayre United Football Club are a football club based in the village of Andreas, Kirk Andreas, Ayre on the Isle of Man. They compete in the Isle of Man Football League; they wear tangerine and black strips and play home games at the Andres Playing Fields in Andreas village.
The club was formed on 10 April
, and applied to play in the Isle of Man Football League Division Two for the 1967-68 season. They finished their first season on just four points. However, within two season they had their first trophy
when they won the Woods Cup and the Fred Faragher Cup. The club have been Division Two champions four times. They were first promoted in 1976-77. After being promoted in 1986-87 they stayed in Division One and achieved the clubs highest league placing in 1988-89 when they were Division One runners-up. In the 19995-96 season they finished as runners0up the Police
in Division Two and won both the Woods Cup and the Paul Henry Gold Cup. The clubs highst achievement came in the 2002-03 season when they won the Manx FA Cup at The Bowl stadium
, beating St Georges
2-1. In the 2004-05 season they finished third in Division One. They currently compete in the Premier League
The first clubhouse was an old RAF
hut transported from Jurby
airfield and opened in 1968. This was replaced and a new clubhouse opened at Easter, 1999. Ayre United were the first club on the Isle of Man to have floodlights, which were installed in 1972. A new club bar was opened on 28 May
. The club hope to to build new changing facilities.
As well as the first team Ayre United also have reserves team that plays in the Isle of Man Football Combination
as well a women's team and various age range teams from Under-9s to Under-17s.
- Division Two champions (4): 1976-77, 1982-83, 1986-87, 2001-02
- Division Two runners-up (1): 1995-96
- Division One runners-up (1): 1989
- Manx FA Cup (1): 2002-03
- Woods Cup (7): 1969-70, 1970-71, 1976-77, 1983-84, 1987-88, 1995-96, 2001-02
- Paul Henry Gold Cup (1): 1995-96
- Fred Faragher Cup (3): 1969-70, 1978-79, 1979-80