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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.
"All-Ireland" is a term referring to all of Ireland. It contrasts with terms such as Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland, which apply only to specific jurisdictions on the island. "All-Ireland" is most frequently used to refer to sporting teams or events for the entire island, but also has related meanings in politics and religion.
Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.
Ireland is an island in the North Atlantic. It is separated from Great Britain to its east by the North Channel, the Irish Sea, and St George's Channel. Ireland is the second-largest island of the British Isles, the third-largest in Europe, and the twentieth-largest on Earth.
The Irish Football Association (IFA) is the governing body for association football in Northern Ireland. It organised the Ireland national football team from 1880 to 1950, which after 1954, became the Northern Ireland national football team.
Larne Football Club is a professional Northern Irish football club based in Larne, County Antrim that play in the NIFL Premiership.
The County Antrim & District Football Association Senior Shield is a football competition in Northern Ireland. The competition is open to senior teams who are members of the North East Ulster Football Association, often plus intermediate teams who qualify via the Steel & Sons Cup, depending on the numbers required.
The North West Senior Cup or North West Cup is a senior football competition in Northern Ireland run by the North West of Ireland Football Association. Senior and intermediate teams from the North West FA's jurisdiction, are entitled to enter. It originated as the County Londonderry F.A. Cup in 1886-87 but became the North West Cup in 1892. Institute were the 2014/15 champions, having defeated Moyola Park 3-1 in the 2014/15 final at the YMCA Grounds.
The Northern Amateur Football League, also known as the Northern Amateur League and often simply as the Amateur League, is an association football league in Northern Ireland. It contains 13 divisions. These comprise four intermediate sections: the Premier Division, Division 1A, Division 1B and Division 1C; three junior sections: Division 2A, Division 2B and Division 2C; and six reserve sections.
The Northern Ireland Intermediate League is an amateur intermediate league based in the north-west region of Northern Ireland. As one of the leagues in the 4th tier of Northern Irish football, the league champions can be promoted to the NIFL Premier Intermediate League, providing they meet the admittance requirements.
The Ulster Cup was an annual football competition held by the Irish Football League for senior clubs.
Stephen John Baxter is a Northern Irish football manager and retired footballer. He is the current manager of Crusaders, where he had two spells as a player.
Gary Smyth is a Northern Irish former footballer and manager. He played as a centre back for Glentoran, Glenavon, Ballymena and Crusaders. He managed Harland & Wolff Welders F.C. from 24 November 2013 until he became the assistant manager of Glentoran on 24 May 2018. He became manager on 3 January 2019, replacing Ronnie McFall. He was replaced by Mick McDermott on 31 March 2019, and subsequently left the team on 21 May 2019.
Kevin McKeown is a retired Scottish footballer, who played as a goalkeeper. He played for Motherwell, Stenhousemuir, and Stirling in Scotland before moving to the Irish League with Crusaders. In 1994–95 he was named as the Ulster Footballer of the Year. McKeown subsequently played for Ayr United, Newry Town, Coleraine, Cliftonville, Brechin City, and East Fife.
George Dunlop is a former Northern Ireland international footballer.
The Mid-Ulster Cup is a senior football competition in Northern Ireland run by the Mid-Ulster Football Association.
The Bob Radcliffe Memorial Cup is an intermediate football competition in Northern Ireland run by the Mid-Ulster Football Association. It was introduced in 1978. The competition culminates in the final which has traditionally been played on Boxing Day.
The George Wilson Memorial Cup is a competition open to the reserve football teams of member clubs of the NIFL Premiership. Initially it was open to all members of the B Division, both "attached and unattached", but since 1977/78 it has been limited to reserve sides only.
The County Antrim & District Football Association is the largest of the four regional football associations within Northern Ireland and affiliated to the Irish FA, the others being the Mid-Ulster FA, the North-West of Ireland FA and the Fermanagh & Western FA.
Albert Campbell is a former footballer who played with Crusaders in the Irish League in the 1960s, and who won two full international caps for Northern Ireland : against Wales in the 1963 Home Internationals and Switzerland in a World Cup match in 1964. He also won a 'B' international cap against France in 1959.
Sammy Hatton was a Northern Irish footballer who played in the Irish League as a centre-half with Linfield in the 1960s. He won two international caps for Northern Ireland. He also played for the Northern Ireland amateur team and earned one cap for the Irish League representative side.
Lindsay McKeown was a Northern Irish footballer who played in the Irish League for twelve seasons with Linfield throughout the 1980s. He won youth caps for Northern Ireland and four caps for the Irish League representative team.
The Northern Ireland Football League Championship is the second level of the Northern Ireland Football League, the national football league in Northern Ireland. Clubs in the Championship can be promoted to the highest national division - the NIFL Premiership, and relegated to the third level - the NIFL Premier Intermediate League.
The NIFL Premier Intermediate League is the third division of the Northern Ireland Football League, the national association football league in Northern Ireland, and the highest intermediate division in Northern Ireland, occupying level three in the Northern Ireland football league system – below the NIFL Premiership and NIFL Championship.