Ballymena & Provincial Football League

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Ballymena & Provincial Football League
Ballymena & Provincial League badge.png
Country Northern Ireland
Founded 1948
Number of teams 53 (11 in Premier)
Level on pyramid 4 (Premier only)
Promotion to NIFL Championship 2
Domestic cup(s) Irish Cup
IFA Intermediate Cup
Current champions Ballynure Old Boys (2014–15)
Most championships Raceview (3)
2014–15 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]

Clubs in membership (2015–16)[edit]

Premier Division

Format[edit]

Premier Division[edit]

Currently, eleven teams play in the Premier Division. The league champions can be promoted to NIFL Championship 2, 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.[3]

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

Source: nifootball

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]