Ulster Under-21 Football Championship

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For the Senior equivalent, see Ulster Senior Football Championship.
Ulster Under-20 Football Championship
IrishComórtas Peile Faoi 20
Founded1963
TrophyIrish News Cup
Title holdersDerry (8th title)
Most titlesTyrone (12 titles)
SponsorsEirGrid

The Ulster Under-20 Football Championship, currently known for sponsorship reasons as the EirGrid GAA Football Under-20 Ulster Championship, is a gaelic football tournament for players under the age of 20 contested by the nine counties of Ulster in Ireland. The winners of the Ulster championship qualify for the All-Ireland Under–20 Football Championship.

Beginning in 2018, the age limit for the competition was reduced from under-21 to under-20.

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

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 8 1967, 1968, 1976, 1983, 1986, 1993, 1997, 2018 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]

Under 20 Competition
Year Winner Opponent
2018 Derry 2-15 Armagh 0-14
Under 21 Competition
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

Sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Donegal cruise past Derry for first under-21 title since 2010". Irish Times. 10 April 2017. Retrieved 13 April 2017.
  2. ^ http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2016/0406/779945-ulster-u-21-monaghan-v-tyrone/
  3. ^ "Third quarter key to Monaghan success". Irish Examiner. 7 April 2016. Retrieved 7 April 2016.
  4. ^ http://www.the42.ie/tyrone-donegal-ulster-u21-fc-final-2037153-Apr2015/
  5. ^ "Daniel McNulty strikes late as Tyrone snatch title". Irish Examiner. 9 April 2015. Retrieved 9 April 2015.
  6. ^ "Late Cavan spurt sees off Donegal and secures fourth consecutive title". Irish Examiner. 10 April 2014. Retrieved 10 April 2014.
  7. ^ "Cavan make it three Ulster under-21 titles in a row". Irish Independent. 10 April 2013. Retrieved 11 April 2013.
  8. ^ "Tierney points way for Cavan". Irish Examiner. 12 April 2012. Retrieved 12 April 2012.