Ulster Under-21 Football Championship

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For the Senior equivalent, see Ulster Senior Football Championship.
Ulster Under-21 Football Championship
Irish Comórtas Peile Faoi 21
Founded 1963
Trophy Irish News Cup
Title holders Donegal (8th title)
Most titles Tyrone (12 titles)
Sponsors EirGrid

The Ulster Under-21 Football Championship, currently known for sponsorship reasons as the EirGrid GAA Football Under-21 Ulster Championship, is a Gaelic football tournament for players under the age of 21, contested by the nine counties of Ulster in Ireland. The winners of the Ulster championship go on to qualify for the All-Ireland Under-21 Football Championship.

The trophy for the winning team is called the Irish News Cup and the current holders are Monaghan.

Wins Listed By County[edit]

Team Wins Years won Runners up Years runners up
1 Tyrone 12 1972, 1973, 1980, 1990, 1991, 1992, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2015 8 1971, 1974, 1975, 1979, 1985, 2011, 2012, 2016
2 Down 9 1965, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1984, 1985, 2005, 2008, 2009 8 1966, 1969, 1976, 1980, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993
3 Donegal 8 1963, 1964, 1966, 1982, 1987, 1995, 2010, 2017 8 1981, 1983, 1986, 1999, 2000, 2013, 2014, 2015
4 Derry 7 1967, 1968, 1976, 1983, 1986, 1993, 1997 9 1972, 1982, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2017
5 Cavan 6 1988, 1996, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 9 1963, 1965, 1970, 1977, 1978, 1995, 2002, 2005, 2010
6 Antrim 4 1969, 1974, 1975, 1989 2 1984, 1988
7 Armagh 3 1998, 2004, 2007 1 2009
Fermanagh 3 1970, 1971, 1994 2 1997, 2001
Monaghan 3 1981, 1999, 2016 8 1964, 1967, 1968, 1973, 1987, 1992, 2003, 2007

Finals Listed By Year[edit]

Year Winner Opponent
2017[1] Donegal 3-17 Derry 0-13
2016[2][3] Monaghan 0-13 Tyrone 0-11
2015[4][5] Tyrone 1-11 Donegal 0-13
2014[6] Cavan 2-6 Donegal 0-8
2013[7] Cavan 0-13 Donegal 1-6
2012[8] Cavan 1-10 Tyrone 0-10
2011 Cavan 1-10 Tyrone 0-10
2010 Donegal 2-8 Cavan 0-7
2009 Down 1-14 Armagh 2-10
2008 Down 3-11 Derry 1-14
2007 Armagh 1-16 Monaghan 1-9
2006 Tyrone 0-12 Derry 1-7
2005 Down 2-14 Cavan 2-12
2004 Armagh 2-12 Derry 0-4
2003 Tyrone 2-8 Monaghan 0-11
2002 Tyrone 0-13 Cavan 1-7
2001 Tyrone 1-19 Fermanagh 0-10
2000 Tyrone 1-18 Donegal 1-4
1999 Monaghan 0-12 Donegal 1-8
1998 Armagh 1-8 Derry 0-10
1997 Derry 1-12 Fermanagh 1-6
1996 Cavan 1-11 Derry 1-5
1995 Donegal 1-9 3-11 Cavan 1-9 1-11
1994 Fermanagh 2-8 Derry 0-8
1993 Derry 1-9 Down 1-8
1992 Tyrone 0-14 Monaghan 2-6
1991 Tyrone 3-10 Down 0-8
1990 Tyrone 2-8 Down 0-11
1989 Antrim 1-6 Down 1-5
1988 Cavan 3-10 Antrim 0-6
1987 Donegal 0-7 1-11 Monaghan 1-4 0-8
1986 Derry 4-7 Donegal 0-6
1985 Down 3-7 Tyrone 0-7
1984 Down 1-10 Antrim 1-8
1983 Derry 3-13 Donegal 1-3
1982 Donegal 0-10 Derry 1-5
1981 Monaghan 0-8 Donegal 0-6
1980 Tyrone 4-4 Down 2-5
1979 Down 1-9 Tyrone 0-5
1978 Down 0-11 Cavan 1-6
1977 Down 3-5 Cavan 0-10
1976 Derry 1-6 Down 1-4
1975 Antrim 2-7 Tyrone 0-7
1974 Antrim 2-6 Tyrone 1-8
1973 Tyrone 2-14 Monaghan 2-5
1972 Tyrone 1-7 3-13 Derry 1-7 1-6
1971 Fermanagh 2-12 Tyrone 1-8
1970 Fermanagh 0-13 Cavan 0-8
1969 Antrim 2-8 Down 1-9
1968 Derry 4-9 Monaghan 2-4
1967 Derry 1-11 Monaghan 1-4
1966 Donegal 2-12 Down 1-6
1965 Down 0-9 Cavan 1-2
1964 Donegal 2-14 Monaghan 0-4
1963 Donegal 3-6 Cavan 1-3

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