George Wilson Cup
The George Wilson Memorial Cup is a competition open to the reserve football teams of member clubs of the NIFL Premiership. Initially it was open to all members of the B Division, both "attached and unattached" (i.e. reserve sides and independent intermediate clubs), but since 1977/78 it has been limited to reserve sides only.
Founded in the 1952/53 season in memory of Crusaders official, George Wilson, the final has been traditionally held at Crusaders' home ground Seaview (with a few exceptions when matches have been held at Taylor's Avenue (Carrickfergus), Ballymena Showgrounds and Mourneview Park). Appropriately, the first winners were Crusaders Reserves.
The format has varied over the years between league format, straight knock-out and group format.
List of winners
|1989-90||Ballymena United Reserves|
|1990-91||Ballymena United Reserves|
|1993-94||Ballyclare Comrades Reserves|
|2003-04||Dungannon Swifts Reserves|
|2005-06||Dungannon Swifts Reserves|
Summary of Winners
|Larne||6||(includes 4 wins by Larne Olympic)|
|Ballyclare Comrades||4||(includes 1 win by Ballyclare Comrades Reserves)|
|Dungannon Swifts||3||(includes 2 wins by Dungannon Swifts Reserves)|
|Ballymena United Reserves||2|
- Daily Mirror Northern Ireland Soccer Yearbook 2008-09 (Ed. Malcolm Brodie) Page 79
- 1996/97 George Wilson Cup Final Programme (Glenavon Reserves vs Portadown Reserves) Page 4