Ulster Senior Club Football Championship

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Ulster Senior Club Football Championship
Current season or competition:
2016 Ulster Senior Club Football Championship
Irish Craobh Sinsir Peile Ulaidh na gClub
Founded 1968
Region Ulster, Ireland (GAA)
Trophy Seamus McFerran Cup[1]
No. of teams 9
Title holders Galway colours.PNG Slaughtneil (2nd title)
First winner Laois colours.PNG Bellaghy
Most titles Kilkenny colours.PNG Crossmaglen Rangers (11 titles)
Sponsors AIB

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

Slaughtneil are the current champions, having beaten Kilcoo by 0-12 to 0-9 in the final on 27 November 2016.

Crossmaglen Rangers from Armagh have won the most titles with eleven wins.

Format[edit]

Each of the nine counties of Ulster organise a county championship annually for their top clubs. The nine county champions compete in the Ulster Senior Club Football Championship in a knock-out format.

Finals Listed By Year[edit]

Year Winner County Opponent County
2016[3] Slaughtneil 0-12 Derry colours.PNG Derry Kilcoo 0-9 Down colours.PNG Down
2015[4] Kilkenny colours.PNG Crossmaglen Rangers 2-17 Armagh colours.PNG Armagh Scotstown 2-12 Waterford colours.PNG Monaghan
2014[5] Slaughtneil 1-10 Derry colours.PNG Derry Omagh St. Enda's 1-9 Derry colours.PNG Tyrone
2013[6] Ballinderry 1-13 Derry colours.PNG Derry Glenswilly 2-6 Donegal colours.jpg Donegal
2012[7] Kilkenny colours.PNG Crossmaglen Rangers 3-9 Armagh colours.PNG Armagh Kilcoo 1-9 Down colours.PNG Down
2011 Kilkenny colours.PNG Crossmaglen Rangers 2-11 Armagh colours.PNG Armagh St. Mary's Burren 0-10 Down colours.PNG Down
2010[8] Kilkenny colours.PNG Crossmaglen Rangers 2-9 Armagh colours.PNG Armagh Naomh Conaill 0-10 Donegal colours.jpg Donegal
2009 St. Galls 0-16 Antrim colours.PNG Antrim An Lúb 0-5 Derry colours.PNG Derry
2008 Kilkenny colours.PNG Crossmaglen Rangers 0-12 Armagh colours.PNG Armagh Ballinderry 1-4 Derry colours.PNG Derry
2007 Kilkenny colours.PNG Crossmaglen Rangers 1-9 Armagh colours.PNG Armagh St. Galls 1-6 Antrim colours.PNG Antrim
2006 Kilkenny colours.PNG Crossmaglen Rangers 0-5 Armagh colours.PNG Armagh Ballinderry 0-2 Derry colours.PNG Derry
2005 St. Galls 1-8 Antrim colours.PNG Antrim Laois colours.PNG Bellaghy 0-8 Derry colours.PNG Derry
2004 Kilkenny colours.PNG Crossmaglen Rangers 0-14 Armagh colours.PNG Armagh Mayobridge 0-9 Down colours.PNG Down
2003 An Lúb 0-11 Derry colours.PNG Derry St. Galls 1-5 Antrim colours.PNG Antrim
2002 Errigal Ciarán Derry colours.PNG Tyrone Enniskillen Gaels 1-3 Limerick colours.PNG Fermanagh
2001 Ballinderry 1-10 Derry colours.PNG Derry Mayobridge 1-7 Down colours.PNG Down
2000 Laois colours.PNG Bellaghy 1-10 Derry colours.PNG Derry Errigal Ciarán 1-4 Derry colours.PNG Tyrone
1999 Kilkenny colours.PNG Crossmaglen Rangers 0-10 Armagh colours.PNG Armagh Enniskillen Gaels 0-9 Limerick colours.PNG Fermanagh
1998 Kilkenny colours.PNG Crossmaglen Rangers 1-11 Armagh colours.PNG Armagh Laois colours.PNG Bellaghy 1-10 Derry colours.PNG Derry
1997 Dungiven 0-14 Derry colours.PNG Derry Errigal Ciarán 1-8 Derry colours.PNG Tyrone
1996 Kilkenny colours.PNG Crossmaglen Rangers* 2-5 Armagh colours.PNG Armagh Laois colours.PNG Bellaghy 0-8 Derry colours.PNG Derry
1995 Mullaghbawn 1-11 Armagh colours.PNG Armagh Bailieboro 2-5 Laois colours.PNG Cavan
1994 Laois colours.PNG Bellaghy Derry colours.PNG Derry Clontibret O'Neills Waterford colours.PNG Monaghan
1993 Errigal Ciarán Derry colours.PNG Tyrone Downpatrick Down colours.PNG Down
1992 Lavey* Derry colours.PNG Derry St. Mary's Burren Down colours.PNG Down
1991 Castleblayney Faughs Waterford colours.PNG Monaghan Killybegs Donegal colours.jpg Donegal
1990 Lavey Derry colours.PNG Derry Kingscourt Stars Laois colours.PNG Cavan
1989 Scotstown Waterford colours.PNG Monaghan Coalisland Na Fianna Derry colours.PNG Tyrone
1988 St. Mary's Burren Down colours.PNG Down Pearse Óg Armagh colours.PNG Armagh
1987 St. Mary's Burren Down colours.PNG Down Kingscourt Stars Laois colours.PNG Cavan
1986 Castleblayney Faughs Waterford colours.PNG Monaghan St. Mary's Burren Down colours.PNG Down
1985 St. Mary's Burren Down colours.PNG Down Scotstown Waterford colours.PNG Monaghan
1984 St. Mary's Burren Down colours.PNG Down St. John's Antrim colours.PNG Antrim
1983 St. Mary's Burren Down colours.PNG Down St. Galls Antrim colours.PNG Antrim
1982 St. Galls Antrim colours.PNG Antrim Roslea Shamrocks Limerick colours.PNG Fermanagh
1981 Ballinderry Derry colours.PNG Derry St. Mary's Burren Down colours.PNG Down
1980 Scotstown Waterford colours.PNG Monaghan St. John's Antrim colours.PNG Antrim
1979 Scotstown Waterford colours.PNG Monaghan Carrickcruppen Armagh colours.PNG Armagh
1978 Scotstown Waterford colours.PNG Monaghan St. John's Antrim colours.PNG Antrim
1977 St. John's Antrim colours.PNG Antrim Cavan Gaels Laois colours.PNG Cavan
1976 Ballerin Derry colours.PNG Derry Clan na nGael Armagh colours.PNG Armagh
1975 St. Joseph's Donegal colours.jpg Donegal Castleblayney Faughs Waterford colours.PNG Monaghan
1974 Clan na nGael Armagh colours.PNG Armagh Trillick Derry colours.PNG Tyrone
1973 Clan na nGael Armagh colours.PNG Armagh St. Joseph's Donegal colours.jpg Donegal
1972 Clan na nGael Armagh colours.PNG Armagh Ardboe Derry colours.PNG Tyrone
1971 Laois colours.PNG Bellaghy Derry colours.PNG Derry Clan na nGael Armagh colours.PNG Armagh
1970 Bryansford Down colours.PNG Down Newbridge Derry colours.PNG Derry
1969 Bryansford Down colours.PNG Down Crosserlough Laois colours.PNG Cavan
1968 Laois colours.PNG Bellaghy Derry colours.PNG Derry St. Joseph's Donegal colours.jpg Donegal
* After replay.

Wins Listed By Club[edit]

Team Wins Years won Last Losing Final County
1 Kilkenny colours.PNG Crossmaglen Rangers 11 1996, 1998, 1999, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015 N/A Armagh colours.PNG Armagh
2 St. Mary's Burren 5 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988 2011 Down colours.PNG Down
3 Laois colours.PNG Bellaghy 4 1968, 1971, 1994, 2000 2005 Derry colours.PNG Derry
Scotstown 4 1978, 1979, 1980, 1989 2015 Waterford colours.PNG Monaghan
5 Clan na Gael 3 1972, 1973, 1974 1971 Armagh colours.PNG Armagh
St. Gall's 3 1982, 2005, 2009 2007 Antrim colours.PNG Antrim
Ballinderry Shamrocks 3 1981, 2001, 2013 2008 Derry colours.PNG Derry
8 Bryansford 2 1969, 1970 N/A Down colours.PNG Down
Castleblayney Faughs 2 1986, 1991 1975 Waterford colours.PNG Monaghan
Lavey 2 1990, 1992 N/A Derry colours.PNG Derry
Errigal Ciarán 2 1993, 2002 2000 Derry colours.PNG Tyrone
Slaughtneil 2 2014, 2016 N/A Derry colours.PNG Derry
12 St. Joseph's 1 1975 1973 Donegal colours.jpg Donegal
Ballerin 1 1976 N/A Derry colours.PNG Derry
St. John's 1 1977 1984 Antrim colours.PNG Antrim
Mullaghbawn 1 1995 N/A Armagh colours.PNG Armagh
Dungiven 1 1997 N/A Derry colours.PNG Derry
An Lúb 1 2003 2009 Derry colours.PNG Derry

Wins Listed By County[edit]

# County Ulster Titles Last provincial winners
1 Armagh clubs 15 Crossmaglen Rangers, 2015
2 Derry clubs 14 Slaughtneil, 2016
3 Down clubs 7 St. Mary's Burren, 1988
4 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. Joseph's, 1975

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

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.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ "Slaughtneil edge Kilcoo to complete magnificent treble". Irish Examiner. 28 November 2016. Retrieved 28 November 2016. 
  4. ^ "Crafty Crossmaglen Rangers survive Scotstown scare". Irish Examiner. 30 November 2015. Retrieved 30 November 2015. 
  5. ^ "Bradley snatches stunning win". Irish Examiner. 1 December 2014. Retrieved 2 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "Ballinderry's 12-year wait is over". Irish Examiner. 2 December 2013. Retrieved 2 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "Crossmaglen regain composure and power to Ulster glory again". Irish Examiner. 3 December 2012. Retrieved 3 December 2012. 
  8. ^ Keys, Colm (13 December 2010). "Kernan red card spurs on Cross'". Irish Independent. Independent News & Media. Retrieved 13 December 2010.