After many years without a football team in the village, Ballygowan FC was formed and entered into the Newcastle and District Football League in the 2004/05 season.  The following season the Club moved into the DAWFL.

Ballygowan FC now have two teams in the League and currently play at the Moss Road pitches on the outskirts of the village.  The Club has recently started coaching sessions for primary school children on Saturday mornings and during the week in a local primary school.