Ulster Senior Club Football League

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Ulster Senior Club Football League
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Founded 2004
Title holders Glenullin (3rd title)
Most titles Glenullin (3 titles)
Sponsors SportTracker

The Ulster Senior Club Football League is an annual Gaelic football tournament played between a number of clubs in Ulster GAA. It starts with a group stage, with the group winners (and for 2008 the best group runner-up) advancing to the knockout stage. It is played in the early part of the year and is far less prestigious than the Ulster Senior Club Football Championship,with many sides viewing it as a warm-up to their respective county leagues and championships.[1] However winning the Ulster Club League has proved a stepping stone for county championship success for several victorious clubs. The current Ulster League holders are Glenullin of Derry.

History[edit]

The competition was the brainchild of former Gaelic Athletic Association President Seán Kelly who asked each province to come up with a cross-county club league competition.[2] The tournament was first held in 2004 with Cavan Gaels emerging victorious.[2]

Roll of honour[edit]

Year Winner[2] County Opponent[2] County
2016 Glenullin Derry Coalisland Tyrone
2015
2014 Glenullin Derry
2011 Ballinderry Derry Burren Down
2010 Ballinderry Derry Mullahoran Cavan
2009 Ballinascreen Derry Dromore Tyrone
2008 Ballinderry Derry Glenullin Derry
2007 Glenullin Derry Latton Monaghan
2006 Carrickmore Tyrone Clontibret Monaghan
2005 Ballinderry and Errigal Ciarán didn't play their final
2004 Cavan Gaels Cavan Carrickmacross Monaghan

2008 competition[edit]

Last 8[edit]

Quarterfinals
9 / 12 March
Semifinals
16 March
Final
24 March
                 
Ballinderry 1-11
An Lúb 0-4
Ballinderry 0-12
Gortin 1-8
Gortin 1-12
Portglenone 0-10
Ballinderry 0-13
Glenullin 0-10
Glenullin 1-13
Glenullin 2-7
Glenullin 1-14
Ardboe 0-8
Ardboe 2-11 (replay)
Clonduff 2-6 (replay)
2008 Ulster Senior Club Football League Champions:

Ballinderry Shamrocks

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "40 entries for Ulster League". Gaelic Life. 23 January 2009. p. 39. 
  2. ^ a b c d Scott, Ronan (30 January 2009). "Ulster League still a useful exercise". Gaelic Life. p. 14. 

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