Rushen United F.C.

Isle of Man, Isle of Man
Place Types : Sports Team, Stadium, Arena & Sports Venue, Landmark & Historical Place
Address : Port Erin, Isle of Man
Coordinate : 54.0838, -4.75285
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Rushen United F. C. are a football club from Port Erin on the Isle of Man. They compete in the Isle of Man Football League. The team wear yellow and black stripes kit and play their home games at Croit Lowey in Port Erin. They have been Isle of Man League Champions ten times and won the Manx FA Cup nine times. HistoryFormed in September 1910 following a civic meeting at St Catherines Church Hall in Port Erin. The club motto is Moryn Vannin, which in Manx roughly means the "The Pride of Mann". The club has a reserve team who compete in the Isle of Man Football Combination as well as a ladies team and a junior academy. Rushen's first trophy came in the 1921–22 season when they won the Railway Cup. They won the Manx FA Cup for the first time in 1923–24 and were crowned Isle of Man champions for the first time in 1925–26, when they also won the Manx FA Cup and the Hospital Cup. The club's highest profile match came in July 2005 in front of 3, 288 spectators at the National Sports Centre in Douglas when Bolton Wanderers beat Rushen United 10–0. Bolton included eight first team regulars including striker Kevin Davies who scored four times in the first 28 minutes as well as Kevin Nolan, Henrik Pedersen and Gary Speed all of whom also scored. The match was filmed by Sky Sports to be featured on the stations Premier League Preview Show. It was also a fund rasier for the club's proposed new indoor training facility for which the club needed to raise £250, 000. They managed to raise a total of £35, 000 from the match and a Gala Dinner.

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