Irish News Cup

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Irish News Cup
Region Ulster Banner.svg Northern Ireland
Flag of Ireland.svg Republic of Ireland
Most successful club(s) Coleraine
Derry City
Omagh Town
Finn Harps
(1 title each)

The Irish News Cup was a "north-south" association football competition in Ireland involving teams from the Irish League and League of Ireland mostly located in the north-west of the island. It is thus not counted among the major all-Ireland cup tournaments, since neither League champions nor Cup winners were involved. (Derry City did win the League of Ireland title in 1996-97). It was sponsored by the Irish News and also referred to as the Irish News North West Cup. It lasted four seasons.

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1995/96 Ulster Banner.svg Coleraine
1996/97 Flag of Ireland.svg Derry City
1997/98 Ulster Banner.svg Omagh Town
1998/99 Flag of Ireland.svg Finn Harps


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