Galway & District League

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Galway & District League
Country Republic of Ireland Ireland
Region Galway
Divisions Premier Division
Division 1
Division 2
Division 3
Division 4
Reserve League
Level on pyramid 7–12
Domestic cup(s) FAI Junior Cup
Connacht Junior Cup
Connacht Senior Cup
League cup(s) Michael Byrne Cup
Joe Ryan Cup
Lillis Cup
Most championships Mervue United ?
Website www.galwayfa.ie

The Galway & District League is an association football league organized by the Galway Football Association. It features amateur and junior clubs from County Galway. It currently features six divisions. Its top division, the Premier Division, is a seventh level division in the Republic of Ireland football league system. Galway & District League teams also compete the FAI Junior Cup.[1] It is currently sponsored by Western Hygiene Supplies, a company based in Tuam [2]

History[edit]

From newspapers viewed at the National Library of Ireland, the first Galway League may have been played for in 1925–26. It was won by Galway Celtic Albion F.C. with the runners up being Galway Celtic F.C. There is no formal relegation system with any other league within the Republic of Ireland football league system. However both Mervue United and Salthill Devon played in the inaugural 2008 A Championship season. They were both subsequently promoted to the League of Ireland First Division. In 2014 they both withdrew to make way for a single Galway team – Galway United.[3] The senior teams of Mervue United and Salthill Devon subsequently rejoined the Galway & District League.

2015–16 teams[edit]

Premier Division

Team Home town/suburb Ground
Athenry F.C. Athenry Moounbaun
Corrib Celtic F.C. Corrib Park
Corrib Rangers F.C. Corrib Park Westside
Colemanstown United F.C. Colemanstown
Galway Hibernians F.C. Bohermore Bohermore Football Pitch
Mervue United Mervue Fahy's Field
NUI Galway NUI Galway Dangan
Salthill Devon Salthill Drom Soccer Park
St. Bernards F.C. Abbeyknockmoy O'Donoghue Park
Tuam Celtic Tuam Celtic Park


Past winners[edit]

Season Winner Runners-up
2015–16 St Bernards United F.C.
2012–13 Mervue United
2011–12 Mervue United
2010–11 Mervue United
2009–10 Athenry
2008–09 West United
2007–08 Athenry
2006–07 Athenry
2005–06 Galway Hibernians
2004–05 Mervue United
2003–04 Mervue United
2002–03 Mervue United
2001–02 Mervue United
1997–98 Renmore A.F.C.
1995–96 Renmore A.F.C.
1993–94 Galway Hibernians F.C.
1992–93 West United F.C.
1991–92 Galway Hibernians F.C.
1989–90 Mervue United
1988–89 Mervue United
1986–87 Mervue United
1981–82 Dynamo Blues
1976–77 Mervue United
1975–76 Galway Bohemians
1974–75 UCG
1973–74 Our Lady's Boys Club F.C.
1972–73 Our Lady's Boys Club F.C.
1971–72 West United F.C.
1969–70 Galway Bohemians
1966–67 UCG

Source:[4][5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ www.galwayfa.ie
  2. ^ www.westernhygiene.ie
  3. ^ "The Hoops will field a second team in the Airtricity First Division following the withdrawal of Mervue United and Salthill Devon". Goal.com. 20 December 2013. Retrieved 21 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Mervue United Club Role of Honour". www.mervueunited.com. Retrieved 23 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "Athenry Football Club Roll of Honor". www.athenryfootballclub.com. Retrieved 23 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "Renmore AFC Honours". www.renmoreafc.com. Retrieved 28 March 2015.