Leinster Senior League (association football)

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Leinster Senior League (association football)
Country  Ireland
Founded 1896
Divisions Sunday Senior
Sunday Senior 1
Sunday Senior 1A
Sunday Senior 1B
Sunday Major
Sunday Major 1
Sunday Premier
Sunday Premier 1
Sunday Division 2
Sunday Division 3
Number of teams 133 Teams (127 Clubs)
Levels on pyramid 3–12
Domestic cup(s) Leinster Senior Cup
FAI Intermediate Cup (Senior-Senior 1B)
Metropolitan Cup (Sunday Senior)
Current champions Crumlin United (4 titles)
Most championships Shelbourne (12 titles)
Website Leinster Senior League

The Leinster Senior League is an association football league organised by the Leinster Football Association. The league (and its equivalents in the other provinces) is the highest level of football outside the Republic of Ireland football league system. Teams from this league compete in Ireland's key cup competitions including the FAI Cup, the FAI Junior Cup, and the FAI Intermediate Cup.

The operations centre of The Leinster Senior League is located in the National Sports Campus in Abbotstown, Dublin 15.

History[edit]

The Leinster Senior League was formed in 1896.[1] Predominately Dublin based, this was the senior league in what is now the Republic of Ireland, after the Irish Football League split in 1915 with Shelbourne and Bohemians joining. This supremacy was short lived with the formation of the League of Ireland, after partition, in 1921.[2]

Saturday Leagues[edit]

Intermediate Leagues

Major Division

Major Division 1

Major Division 1A

Major Division 1B

Major Division 1C

Junior leagues

Major

  • Athy Town
  • Crumlin United
  • Dublin City University
  • Enniskerry Y.C.
  • Fairview C.Y.
  • Hyde Park
  • Knocklyon United
  • Leicester Celtic
  • Lorcan Celtic
  • Maynooth Town
  • Mid Sutton/Schalke
  • Shamrock Bhoys
  • St. John Bosco
  • Tullamore

Major 1

  • Ballyoulster United
  • Boyne Rovers
  • Brayzil
  • Castle Park
  • Eblana
  • Greenhills/Green Park
  • Liffey Wanderers
  • Park Celtic
  • Portlaoise
  • Seafordrock United
  • Stillorgan Lakelands
  • Transport

Premier

  • Alpine Oldchurch
  • Blessington
  • Cabinteely
  • Inchicore Athletic
  • Jobstown
  • Lakelands
  • Liffey Valley Rangers
  • Manortown 1969
  • Marks Celtic
  • Park Celtic
  • Rathmichael Shankill
  • Wayside Celtic

Premier 1

  • Balbriggan
  • Ballybrack Boys
  • Beechwood
  • Dundrum Athletic
  • Fassaroe Y.C.
  • Knockmitten United
  • Larkview Boys
  • Leixlip United
  • Meath Rangers
  • Sallynoggin/Pearse
  • Spartak Dynamo

Division 2

  • AZ Alpine
  • Beechill United
  • Cherryfield United
  • Iveagh Celtic
  • Kilnamanagh
  • Lucan United
  • Peagasus/St.James's Athletic
  • Seafordrock United
  • St. Patrick's Athletic
  • Tymon Bawn
  • Tymon Celtic
  • Valeview Shankill

Division 3

  • Blessington
  • Carriglea
  • Loughshinny United
  • Palmerstown United
  • Phoenix
  • Queens Park
  • Terenure College
  • Terenure
  • Tymon Celtic
  • Willows
  • Woods United

Saturday Leagues[edit]

Major Leagues

Major

  • Bangor Celtic
  • Bluebell United
  • Cherry Orchard
  • Crumlin United
  • Dublin Bus
  • Firhouse Clover
  • Malahide United
  • Phoenix F.C.
  • St.Pat's CY
  • Tolka Rovers
  • UCD
  • Wayside Celtic

Major 1

  • Belgrove Home Farm
  • Dublin University
  • Glebe North
  • Iveagh Celtic
  • Kilnamanagh
  • Leixlip United
  • Templeouge United
  • Peamount/Moyle Park
  • Ringsend Rovers
  • Sacred Heart
  • St.Francis
  • St.Joseph's Boys

Major 1A

  • Broadford Rovers
  • CYM Terenure
  • Dundrum
  • Glenville
  • Greystones
  • Malahide United
  • Newtown Rangers
  • Pegasus/St.James's Athletic
  • Portmarnock
  • St James's Gate
  • TEK United
  • Tymon Celtic

Major 1B

  • Celbridge Town
  • Farm United
  • Glenmore Dundrum
  • Greystones United
  • Killester United
  • Loughshinny United
  • Lucan United
  • Newbridge Town
  • Postal United
  • Skerries Town
  • Verona
  • Wicklow Rovers

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leinster Senior League"
  2. ^ "Association football and society in pre-partition Ireland", Neal Garnham, Ulster Historical Foundation (United Kingdom), 2004, ISBN 978-1-903688-34-2.

External links[edit]

Official website