Ceredigion League

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Ceredigion League
Country  Wales
Founded 1921
Divisions 2
Division 1
Division 2
Number of teams 24
Level on pyramid 5 & 6
Promotion to Mid Wales Football League Division 2
Current champions Newcastle Emlyn Reserves (Division 1)
Llanboidy (Division 2)
(2013-14)

The Ceredigion League (known as The Costcutter Ceredigion League for sponsorship purposes)[1] is a Welsh football league for the county of Ceredigion. It is at the fifth level of the Welsh football league system. It was founded in 1921 as the Cardiganshire League in Lampeter. The ten founding teams were Aberaeron, Aberystwyth Battery, Conservative FC, College Reserves, Drefach, Lampeter, Llanybydder, Newcastle Emlyn, Padarn United and Parish Hall United.[2] Newcastle Emlyn withdrew from the league without playing a game.

Ceredigion League Division One[edit]

Currently there are 12 teams in Division One, each team Plays 11 home and 11 away. If a team gains promotion from Ceredigion League Division One they join the Spar Mid Wales League (subject to suitable ground facilities)

There are 3 other leagues running parallel to the Ceredigion League that feed the Spar Mid Wales League. These are the Aberystwyth League, the Montgomeryshire League and the Mid Wales South League.

The following teams are currently in the Ceredigion League Division One for the 2014-15 season.[3]

Teams Ground 2013-14 Position
Aberporth Civil Service Ground 7th
Bargod Parc Puw 10th
Cardigan King George V Playing Fields 5th
Crannog Gwersyll yr Urdd 4th
Felinfach Felinfach Playing Fields 2nd Division 2
Lampeter North Road 3rd
Llanboidy Cae Dandry 1st Division 2
Llandysul Llandysul Park 6th
Maesglas Maes Radley 9th
Newcastle Emlyn Parc Emlyn 19th Welsh Lge Div 3 Relegated
New Quay Parc Arthur 8th
St. Dogmaels School Field 2nd

Ceredigion League Division Two[edit]

Each team Plays 11 home and 11 away, with the top two teams promoted to Division one (as long as their first team doesn't already play in Division One) and any reserve side finishing in the bottom two are relegated to the Reserve Cup.

The following clubs will play in the Second Division for the 2014-15 season.[4]

Teams Ground 13-14 Position
Aberaeron Reserves Square Field 11th Division 1
Bargod Rangers Reserves Parc Puw 9th
Cilgerran Parc y Dre 5th
Dewi Stars Llanddewi Playing Fields 4th
Ffostrasol Troedyrhiw Park 6th
Lampeter Reserves North Road
Newcastle Emlyn Reserves Parc Emlyn 1st Division 1
New Quay Reserves Parc Arthur 10th
Pencader Pencader Park New Club[5]
Saron Saron Playing Fields 3rd
St Davids University College College Fields 7th
St Dogmaels Reserves School Field 8th

Ceredigion League Reserve Cup[edit]

Each team plays 8 home and 8 away games before the top four compete in a playoff for promotion to Division Two. A team can only be promoted if their first team doesn't already play in Division Two. The number of promoted teams depends on the number of reserve teams finishing in the bottom two in Division Two.

The following teams will play in the Reserve Cup for the 2014-15 season.[6]

  • Aberporth Reserves
  • Cardigan Reserves
  • Crannog Reserves
  • Felinfach Reserves
  • Ffostrasol Reserves
  • Llanboidy Reserves
  • Llandysul Reserves
  • Maesglas Reserves
  • Pencader Reserves
  • St. David's University College Reserves

Cup Competitions[edit]

Teams from the Ceredigion League can compete in 6 different cups;

  • Bay Cup - only 1st teams.
  • League Cup - only 1st teams and reserve sides that don't have their 1st teams participating in this league (Newcastle Emlyn III, Aberaeron Reserves).
  • Cwpan Ceredigion - same teams who participate in the League cup, with their equivalent from the Aberystwyth League.
  • Percy Eldridge Cup - only the reserve sides which have their 1st teams participating in the league (not Newcastle Emlyn III or Aberaeron Reserves).
  • South Cards Cup - all teams from Division 2 and the teams from the Reserve Cup which don't have their 1st teams in Division 2.
  • J.Emrys Morgan Cup - same teams who participate in the League Cup, with their equivalent from the Aberystwyth League, Montgomeryshire League and the Mid Wales South League.

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