List of association football clubs in Northern Ireland

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NIFL Premiership

Finishing position
in 2015-16
First season in
top division
First season of
current spell in
top division
Total seasons
in top division
average home attendance
Ards 8th1923-242016-201779597
Ballinamallard United 10th2012-132012-135437
Ballymena United 4th1928-292003-04771,109
Carrick Rangers 11th1983-842015-1615520
Cliftonville 5th1890-911890-911271,108
Coleraine 3rd1927-281996-9789864
Crusaders 2nd1949-502006-07671,365
Dungannon Swifts 7th2003-042003-0414559
Glenavon 6th1911-122005-061061,172
Glentoran 8th1890-911890-911271,710
Linfield 1st (Champions)1890-911890-911272,251
Warrenpoint Town 12th (NIFL Championship)2013-+42017-184827

NIFL Championship

NIFL Championship


Finishing position
in 2015-2016
Annagh United 12th
Armagh City 3rd
Ballyclare Comrades 8th
Dergview 11th
Harland & Wolff Welders 2nd
Institute 5th
Knockbreda 4th
Larne 6th
Lurgan Celtic 7th
Loughgall 9th
PSNI 2nd (NIFL Championship 2)
Warrenpoint Town 12th (NIFL Premiership)

NIFL Premier Intermediate League

Finishing position
in 2015-16
Banbridge Town 6th
Bangor 10th (NIFL Championship 1) (Relegated for not reapplying for championship licence)
Donegal Celtic 12th(NIFL Championship 1)
Dundela 8th
Lisburn Distillery 14th(NIFL Championship 1)
Limavady United 1st (Not Promoted due to not applying for a license)
Moyola Park 5th
Newington Youth 9th
Newry City 1st (Mid-Ulster Intermediate League)
Queen's University Belfast 7th
Sport & Leisure Swifts 3rd
Tobermore United 4th

League of Ireland Premier Division

Mid-Ulster Football League

Intermediate A

Intermediate B

Division 1

  • Ambassadors
  • Armagh Rovers
  • Ballyoran
  • Coalisland Athletic
  • Cookstown Celtic
  • Derryhirk United
  • Hill Street
  • Lurgan Institute
  • Red Star
  • Riverdale
  • Sandy Hill
  • Silverwood United

Division 2

  • Armagh Celtic
  • Castlecaulfield
  • Donaghmore
  • Gilford Crusaders
  • Glenavy
  • Keady Celtic
  • Knockmenagh Swifts
  • Lurgan BBOB
  • Portadown BBOB
  • Rectory Rangers
  • Scarva Rangers
  • Stranmillis

Division 3

  • Aghalee Village
  • Armagh Blues
  • Caledon Rovers
  • Donacloney
  • Goodyear
  • Hillsborough Boys
  • Lurgan United
  • Moira Albion
  • Newmills
  • Orchard City
  • The Dons
  • Union Lusa
  • White City

Division 4

  • Annalong
  • Banbridge YCOB
  • Damolly
  • Lurgyvallen12
  • Millbrook
  • Santos
  • Southside
  • Sporting Lisburn

Ballymena & Provincial League

Premier Division

Northern Ireland Intermediate League

Northern Amateur Football League

Premier Division

Division 1A

Division 1B

Division 1C

North-West Junior League

Premier Division

Division 1

  • Burnfoot
  • Churchill United
  • Claudy Rovers
  • Donemana
  • Douglas Bridge
  • Dungiven Celtic Reserves
  • Foyle Wanderers
  • Irish Street
  • Roe Rovers Reserves

Division 2

  • Ardmore Reserves
  • Artigarvan
  • Boys Brigade Old Boys Reserves
  • Claudy United
  • Donemana Reserves
  • Dungiven Celtic 3rd's
  • Dromore
  • Eglinton Reserves
  • Glendermott
  • Limavady Rugby Football Club
  • Lincon Court Reserves

Derry and District League

Northwest Saturday Morning League

Premier Division

  • Cliftonvilla
  • Phoenix Swifts
  • Brandywell Celtic
  • Bohemians
  • Mourne Harps
  • Newton Heath
  • Magee College
  • Cloony YC
  • Gransha
  • Corinthians

First Division

  • Westbank United
  • Tamnaherin Celtic
  • Du Pont
  • Abercorn
  • Oxford Utd
  • Foyle Harps
  • Benbradagh Colts
  • St. Columb's College
  • Northside Albion
  • Foyle Athletic
  • Drumahoe YCMA
  • West Galliagh

Senior Sunday Morning League

Premier Division

  • Oxford United Reserves
  • Don Bosco's
  • Top of the Hill Celtic
  • Derry Rovers
  • Lisahally
  • Abercorn
  • Porters
  • Metro
  • Brandywell Harps
  • Celtic Swifts
  • Three Flowers
  • The720
  • Bluebell Celtic

First Division

  • Oxford Colts
  • Bogside Inn
  • Don Bosco's Youths
  • Downey's
  • Carraig Bar
  • City Harps
  • Culmore
  • Tristar Boys
  • Phoenix
  • Crescent
  • Currynierin
  • Maydown

Coleraine and District League

Premier League

  • Aghadowey
  • Ballymoney Olympic
  • Coleraine Crusaders
  • Dunaghy
  • Garvagh
  • Heights
  • Kilrea United
  • Maghera
  • Maghera Strollers
  • Magherafelt Reds
  • Portrush
  • Riada
  • Roe Valley
  • Upperlands
  • UUC

Morning League

Defunct clubs

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