Ballymena & Provincial Football League

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Ballymena & Provincial Football League
Ballymena & Provincial League badge.png
Founded1948
CountryNorthern Ireland
Number of teams53 (11 in Premier)
Level on pyramid4 (Premier only)
Promotion toNIFL Premier Intermediate League
Domestic cup(s)Irish Cup
IFA Intermediate Cup
Current championsBangor Football Club (2018–19)
2016–17 Ballymena & Provincial League

The Ballymena and Provincial Football League[1] is a regional football league in Northern Ireland. The league has a Premier Division with intermediate status and three junior divisions: Junior Divisions 1, 2 and 3.

History[edit]

The league was formed as the Ballymena and District Junior League in 1948, with twelve founding members, including Moyola Park F.C., the only original member club that still retains membership through its reserve team. In 1983, the name was changed to the Ballymena and District Premier League, and in 1990, intermediate status was granted to the top division and the league was renamed as the Ballymena and Provincial Intermediate League. The league subsequently changed its name again to the current Ballymena and Provincial Football League.[2]

Intermediate clubs in membership (2017–18)[edit]

Intermediate Division[3]

Format[edit]

Intermediate Division[edit]

Currently, fourteen teams play in the Intermediate Division. The league champions can be promoted to NIFL Premier Intermediate League, providing they meet the admittance requirements.

Cups[edit]

Cups that are currently available to the Ballymena & Provincial Intermediate Leagues are:

  • Crawford Cup;
  • McReynolds Cup;
  • O'Gorman Cup;
  • Canada Trophy;
  • Linda Welshman Memorial Cup;

and teams in the junior divisions can play in the Irish Junior Cup.[4]

List of champions[edit]

Season Champions
Before 2006–07 unknown
2006–07 Raceview
2007–08 Ballynure Old Boys
2008–09 Coleraine Crusaders
2009–10 Raceview
2010–11 Brantwood
2011–12 Raceview
2012–13 Newtowne
2013–14 Brantwood
2014–15 Ballynure Old Boys
2015–16 Newtowne
2016–17 Coagh United
2017-18 Glebe Rangers
2018-19 Bangor F.C.[5]

Source: nifootball

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ballymena & Provincial Football League Rules[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Ballymena & Provincial League History
  3. ^ League table
  4. ^ "Cups". Ni Football. 2008-10-03. Archived from the original on 21 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-03.
  5. ^ nifootball

External links[edit]