Ulster Senior Club Football Championship

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Ulster Senior Club Football Championship
Flag of Ulster.svg
Irish Craobh Sinsir Peile Uladh
Founded 1968
Trophy Seamus McFerran Cup[1]
Title holders Ballinderry Shamrocks (3rd title)
First winner Bellaghy
Most titles Crossmaglen Rangers (10 titles)
Sponsors AIB

The Ulster Senior Club Football Championship is an annual Gaelic football club competition played between the top clubs organised by Ulster GAA. The trophy awarded to the winners is the Seamus McFerran Cup (Irish: Corn Séamus Mac Fearáin).[2] The winners go on to compete with the Connacht, Leinster, Munster and London champions in the All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championship.

Crossmaglen Rangers from Armagh have won the competition most often (ten times) and are the current holders, having beat Kilcoo from Down in the 2012 final.

Format[edit]

Each of the nine counties of Ulster annually play their own county championship, between the top clubs in that county. The nine winners go on to compete in the Ulster Senior Club Football Championship. The Ulster Club Championship is organised on a knock-out format.

Winners[edit]

Team Wins Years won Last Losing Final County
1 Crossmaglen Rangers 10 1996, 1998, 1999, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012 N/A Armagh
2 Burren 5 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988 2011 Down
3 Bellaghy 4 1968, 1971, 1994, 2000 2005 Derry
Scotstown 4 1978, 1979, 1980, 1989 1985 Monaghan
5 Clan na Gael 3 1972, 1973, 1974 1971 Armagh
St. Gall's 3 1982, 2005, 2009 2007 Antrim
Ballinderry Shamrocks 3 1981, 2001, 2013 2008 Derry
8 Bryansford 2 1969, 1970 N/A Down
Castleblayney Faughs 2 1986, 1991 1975 Monaghan
Lavey 2 1990, 1992 N/A Derry
Errigal Ciarán 2 1993, 2002 2000 Tyrone
12 St. Joseph's 1 1975 1973 Donegal
Ballerin 1 1976 N/A Derry
St. John's 1 1977 1984 Antrim
Mullaghbawn 1 1995 N/A Armagh
Dungiven 1 1997 N/A Derry
An Lúb 1 2003 2009 Derry

By county[edit]

# County Ulster Titles Last provincial winners
1 Armagh clubs 14 Crossmaglen Rangers, 2012
2 Derry clubs 12 Ballinderry, 2013
3 Down clubs 6 Burren, 1988
Monaghan clubs 6 Castleblayney Faughs, 1991
5 Antrim clubs 4 St. Gall's, 2009
6 Tyrone clubs 2 Errigal Ciarán, 2002
7 Donegal clubs 1 St. Josephs, 1975

No club from Fermanagh or Cavan has ever won the Ulster Club Football Championship.

Roll of honour[edit]

Year Winner County Opponent County
2013[3] Ballinderry 1-13 Derry Glenswilly 2-06 Donegal
2012[4] Crossmaglen Rangers 3-09 Armagh Kilcoo 1-09 Down
2011 Crossmaglen Rangers 2-11 Armagh Burren 0-10 Down
2010[5] Crossmaglen Rangers 2-09 Armagh Naomh Conaill 0-10 Donegal
2009 St. Galls 0-16 Antrim An Lúb 0-05 Derry
2008 Crossmaglen Rangers 0-12 Armagh Ballinderry 1-04 Derry
2007 Crossmaglen Rangers 1-09 Armagh St. Galls 1-06 Antrim
2006 Crossmaglen Rangers 0-05 Armagh Ballinderry 0-02 Derry
2005 St. Galls 1-08 Antrim Bellaghy 0-08 Derry
2004 Crossmaglen Rangers 0-14 Armagh Mayobridge 0-09 Down
2003 An Lúb 0-11 Derry St. Galls 1-05 Antrim
2002 Errigal Ciarán 0-08 Tyrone Enniskillen Gaels 1-03 Fermanagh
2001 Ballinderry 1-10 Derry Mayobridge 1-07 Down
2000 Bellaghy 1-10 Derry Errigal Ciarán 1-04 Tyrone
1999 Crossmaglen Rangers Armagh Enniskillen Gaels Fermanagh
1998 Crossmaglen Rangers Armagh Bellaghy Derry
1997 Dungiven Derry Errigal Ciarán Tyrone
1996 Crossmaglen Rangers* Armagh Bellaghy Derry
1995 Mullaghbawn Armagh Bailieboro Cavan
1994 Bellaghy Derry Clontibret O'Neills Monaghan
1993 Errigal Ciarán Tyrone Downpatrick Down
1992 Lavey* Derry Burren Down
1991 Castleblayney Faughs Monaghan Killybegs Donegal
1990 Lavey Derry Kingscourt Stars Cavan
1989 Scotstown Monaghan Coalisland Na Fianna Tyrone
1988 Burren Down Pearse Óg Armagh
1987 Burren Down Kingscourt Stars Cavan
1986 Castleblayney Faughs Monaghan Burren Down
1985 Burren Down Scotstown Monaghan
1984 Burren Down St John's Antrim
1983 Burren Down St. Galls Antrim
1982 St. Galls Antrim Roslea Shamrocks Fermanagh
1981 Ballinderry Derry Burren Down
1980 Scotstown Monaghan St John's Antrim
1979 Scotstown Monaghan Carrickcruppen Armagh
1978 Scotstown Monaghan St John's Antrim
1977 St John's Antrinm Cavan Gaels Cavan
1976 Ballerin Derry Clan na nGael Armagh
1975 St Joseph's Donegal Castleblayney Faughs Monaghan
1974 Clan na nGael Armagh Trillick Tyrone
1973 Clan na nGael Armagh St Joseph's Donegal
1972 Clan na nGael Armagh Ardboe Tyrone
1971 Bellaghy Derry Clan na nGael Armagh
1970 Bryansford Down Newbridge Derry
1969 Bryansford Down Crosserlough Cavan
1968 Bellaghy Derry St Joseph's Donegal
* After replay.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Archer, Kenny (20 October 2008). "Kernan hails historic men of Crossmaglen". The Irish News. Retrieved 20 October 2008. 
  2. ^ 2008 Ulster Club Championships programme (Image on front cover) (Lairdesign). 2 November 2008. 
  3. ^ "Ballinderry’s 12-year wait is over". Irish Examiner. 2 December 2013. Retrieved 2 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Crossmaglen regain composure and power to Ulster glory again". Irish Examiner. 3 December. Retrieved 3 December 2012. 
  5. ^ Keys, Colm (13 December 2010). "Kernan red card spurs on Cross'". Irish Independent (Independent News & Media). Retrieved 13 December 2010. 

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