Ceredigion League

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Ceredigion League
CountryFlag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales
Number of teams26
Level on pyramid5–7
Promotion to Mid Wales Football League
Current championsSt Dogmaels (Division One)
New Quay (Division 2)

The Ceredigion League (known as The Costcutter Ceredigion League for sponsorship purposes) [1] is a Welsh football league for the county of Ceredigion. It is at the fifth level of the Welsh football league system. It was founded in 1921 as the Cardiganshire League in Lampeter. The ten founding teams were Aberaeron, Aberystwyth Battery, Conservative FC, College Reserves, Drefach, Lampeter, Llanybydder, Newcastle Emlyn, Padarn United and Parish Hall United. [2] Newcastle Emlyn withdrew from the league without playing games.


Member clubs for 2021–22 season

First Division

  • Cardigan Town
  • Crannog
  • Crymych
  • Dewi Stars
  • Felinfach
  • Ffostrasol Wanderers
  • Lampeter Town
  • Llanboidy
  • New Quay
  • St Dogmaels

Second Division

  • Aberporth
  • Bargod Rangers
  • Crannog reserves
  • Llandysul reserves
  • Llechryd
  • Maesglas
  • Pencader United
  • St Dogmaels reserves

Third Division

  • Cardigan Town reserves
  • Crymych reserves
  • Felinfach reserves
  • Ffostrasol Wanderers reserves
  • Llanboidy reserves
  • Llanilar reserves
  • Llechryd reserves
  • Maesglas reserves

First Division champions

Information provided from league website [3] Those years empty are not known.


  • 1921–22: Llandysul
  • 1922–23: North: Parish Hall United; South: Llandysul
  • 1923–24:
  • 1924–25: Bargod Rangers
  • 1925–26: Bargod Rangers
  • 1926–27: Llanbydder
  • 1927–28:
  • 1928–29:
  • 1929–30: Newcastle Emlyn


  • 1930–31: Newcastle Emlyn
  • 1931–32: Bargod Rangers
  • 1932–33: Aberaeron Town
  • 1933–34:
  • 1934–35:
  • 1935–36:
  • 1936–37:
  • 1937–38:
  • 1938–39:


  • 1946–47: Bargod Rangers
  • 1947–48: Newcastle Emlyn
  • 1948–49: Llandysul
  • 1949–50: Cilgerran


  • 1950–51: uncompleted
  • 1951–52: Llanybydder
  • 1952–53: Aberaeron Town
  • 1953–54: Aberaeron Town
  • 1954–55: Bargod Rangers
  • 1955–56: Aberaeron Town
  • 1956–57: Newcastle Emlyn
  • 1957–58: Bargod Rangers
  • 1958–59: Tregaron
  • 1959–60: Aberaeron Town


  • 1960–61: St Dogmaels
  • 1961–62: Bargod Rangers
  • 1962–63: Beulah
  • 1963–64: St David's College
  • 1964–65: St Dogmaels
  • 1965–66: St Dogmaels
  • 1966–67: Bargod Rangers
  • 1967–68: Ffostrasol Wanderers
  • 1968–69: Cardigan Town
  • 1989–70: Ffostrasol Wanderers


  • 1970–71: Ffostrasol Wanderers
  • 1971–72: Ffostrasol Wanderers
  • 1972–73: Bargod Rangers
  • 1973–74: St Dogmaels
  • 1974–75: Ffostrasol Wanderers
  • 1975–76: Newcastle Emlyn
  • 1976–77: Ffostrasol Wanderers
  • 1977–78: NNewcastle Emlyn
  • 1978–79: Bargod Rangers
  • 1979–80: Ffostrasol Wanderers



  • 1990–91: Dewi Stars
  • 1991–92: St Dogmaels
  • 1992–93: St Dogmaels
  • 1993–94: St Dogmaels
  • 1994–95: St Dogmaels
  • 1995–96: Cardigan Town
  • 1996–97: St Dogmaels
  • 1997–98: Dewi Stars
  • 1998–99: Newcastle Emlyn
  • 1999–2000: Cardigan Town


  • 2000–01: Cardigan Town
  • 2001–02: Aberaeron
  • 2002–03: Cardigan Town
  • 2003–04: Crannog
  • 2004–05: Lampeter Town
  • 2005–06: Lampeter Town
  • 2006–07: St Dogmaels
  • 2007–08: Maesglas
  • 2008–09: Lampeter Town
  • 2009–10: Cardigan Town


  • 2010–11: New Quay
  • 2011–12: New Quay
  • 2012–13: New Quay
  • 2013–14: Newcastle Emlyn reserves
  • 2014–15: Cardigan Town
  • 2015–16: Cardigan Town
  • 2016–17: Llandysul
  • 2017–18: Lampeter Town
  • 2018–19: St Dogmaels
  • 2019–20: St Dogmaels

Cup Competitions

Teams from the Ceredigion League can compete in 6 different cups;

Related Research Articles

Ceredigion County in Wales

Ceredigion is a principal area of Wales, corresponding to the historic county of Cardiganshire. During the second half of the first millennium Ceredigion was a minor kingdom. It has been administered as a county since 1282. Ceredigion is considered a centre of Welsh culture and more than half the population can speak Welsh. The county is mainly rural with over 50 miles (80 km) of coastline and a mountainous hinterland. The numerous sandy beaches and the long-distance Ceredigion Coast Path provide excellent views of Cardigan Bay.

Aberaeron Human settlement in Wales

Aberaeron, previously anglicised as Aberayron, is a town, a community and an electoral ward, situated between Aberystwyth and Cardigan in Ceredigion, Wales. Ceredigion County Council offices are based in Aberaeron. The name of the town is Welsh, translating to mouth of the Aeron, derived from the Middle Welsh aer, "slaughter", which gave its name to Aeron, who is believed to have been a Welsh god of war.

Lampeter Human settlement in Wales

Lampeter is a town, community and electoral ward in Ceredigion, Wales, at the confluence of the Afon Dulas with the River Teifi. It is the third largest urban area in Ceredigion, after Aberystwyth and Cardigan, and has a campus of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. At the 2011 Census, the population was 2,970. Lampeter is the smallest university town in the United Kingdom. The university adds approximately 1,000 people to the town's population during term time.

New Quay Human settlement in Wales

New Quay is a seaside town in Ceredigion, Wales, with a resident population of around 1,200 people, reducing to 1,082 at the 2011 census. Located 19 miles (31 km) south-west of Aberystwyth on Cardigan Bay with a harbour and large sandy beaches, it lies on the Ceredigion Coast Path, and remains a popular seaside resort and traditional fishing town.

Mid Wales is the central region of Wales. The Mid Wales Regional Committee of the Senedd covered the unitary authority areas of Ceredigion and Powys and the area of Gwynedd that had previously been the district of Meirionnydd. A similar definition is used by the BBC. The Wales Spatial Plan defines a region known as "Central Wales" which covers Ceredigion and Powys. If Mid Wales is classed as Ceredigion and Powys, the area would be 6,962 square kilometres (2,688 sq mi).

Carmarthen railway station Railway station in Carmarthenshire, Wales

Carmarthen railway station is on the edge of the town of Carmarthen, Wales, south of the River Towy. It is on the West Wales Line. The station and most of the passenger trains serving it are operated by Transport for Wales. Great Western Railway also run a limited service between Carmarthen and London Paddington, usually one train each way daily with additional services on Sunday.

Diocese of St Davids

The Diocese of St Davids is a diocese of the Church in Wales, a church of the Anglican Communion. The diocese covers the historic extent of Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire, together with a small part of western Glamorgan. The episcopal see is the Cathedral Church of St David in the City of St Davids, Pembrokeshire. The present cathedral, which was begun in 1181, stands on the site of a monastery founded in the 6th century by Saint David.

Pencader, Carmarthenshire Human settlement in Wales

Pencader is a small village in the Welsh county of Carmarthenshire, and is part of the Community and Parish of Llanfihangel-ar-Arth. It is located around 3 miles (5 km) south-east of Llandysul and 6.5 miles (10 km) south-west of Llanybydder, in the valley of the Gwen brook, shortly before the confluence with the River Talog, to form the River Tyweli.

Carmarthen–Aberystwyth line Former railway line in Wales

The Carmarthen–Aberystwyth line was originally a standard-gauge branch line of the Great Western Railway (GWR) in Wales, connecting Carmarthen and Aberystwyth.

A475 road

The A475 road in Wales links Newcastle Emlyn in Carmarthenshire with Lampeter in Ceredigion; a distance of 19 miles (31 km).

SA postcode area Postcode area within the United Kingdom

The SA postcode area, also known as the Swansea postcode area, is a group of 51 postcode districts for post towns Aberaeron, Ammanford, Boncath, Burry Port, Cardigan, Carmarthen, Clynderwen, Crymych, Ferryside, Fishguard, Glogue, Goodwick, Haverfordwest, Kidwelly, Kilgetty, Lampeter, Llanarth, Llandeilo, Llandovery, Llandysul, Llanelli, Llanfyrnach, Llangadog, Llangrannog, Llansaint, Llanwrda, Llanybydder, Milford Haven, Narberth, Neath, New Quay, Newcastle Emlyn, Newport, Pembroke, Pembroke Dock, Pencader, Pontardawe, Port Talbot, Saundersfoot, Swansea, Tenby and Whitland forming south-west Wales.

The Lampeter, Aberayron and New Quay Light Railway was an independent branch line railway in south west Wales. It connected Aberayron to the former Manchester and Milford Railway line at Lampeter; New Quay was never reached.

The Welsh Rugby Union Division Three West is a rugby union league in Wales.

Ceredigion Coast Path Long-distance footpath following the coast of Ceredigion, Wales

The Ceredigion Coast Path is a waymarked long distance footpath in the United Kingdom, on the coast of Ceredigion, Wales. It is 65 miles (105 km) in length, running along the coast of Cardigan Bay from Cardigan (52.0810°N 4.6608°W) to Ynyslas (52.5271°N 4.0495°W).

J. Emrys Morgan Cup is an Association Football knockout cup competition for football clubs in the lower leagues of the Welsh Football Association pyramid in the Mid and West Wales regions. It consists of a round by round knockout with semi-finals and the final played a neutral ground. Teams are drawn to play each other home or away in rounds up to the semi-finals. The following leagues are covered by the cup:


  1. "Ceredigion League Website".
  2. http://www.ceredigionleague.co.uk/History/History-First-Meeting.html First Meeting
  3. http://www.ceredigionleague.co.uk/Archive/Archive-Winners-Div1.html [ bare URL ]