Munster Senior League Senior Premier Division

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Munster Senior League Senior Premier Division
Country Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland
Region Flag of Munster.svg Munster [1]
Number of teams10
Level on pyramid3
Domestic cup(s) Munster Senior Cup
FAI Cup
FAI Intermediate Cup
League cup(s)Keane Cup
Donie Forde Cup
Beamish Cup
Current champions Avondale United
Most championships Cobh Ramblers (15 titles)
Website Munster Senior League

The Munster Senior League Senior Premier Division is the top division of the Munster Senior League. It is organized by the Munster Football Association. Together with the Leinster Senior League Senior Division and the Ulster Senior League Senior Division, it forms the third level of the Republic of Ireland football league system. Clubs from this division play in the Munster Senior Cup, the FAI Cup, and the FAI Intermediate Cup. In recent seasons the winners of the Senior Division have also been invited to play in the League of Ireland Cup. Avondale United and UCC represented the division in 2014 and 2015 respectively.

The Munster Senior League is an association football league organized by the Munster Football Association. It currently organizes seven divisions as well as various cup competitions. Its Senior Division is a third level division in the Republic of Ireland football league system. Munster Senior League teams also compete in the Munster Senior Cup, the FAI Cup, the FAI Intermediate Cup and the FAI Junior Cup. In recent seasons the winners of the Senior Division have qualified to play in the League of Ireland Cup. Despite using the Munster name in its title, the vast majority of its member clubs are based in County Cork. However, in the past it has included clubs from County Limerick, County Waterford, County Kerry and County Tipperary.

The Munster Football Association is the governing body for association football in the Irish province of Munster. It is affiliated to the Football Association of Ireland and is responsible for organizing the Munster Senior Cup and the Munster Senior League as well as numerous other leagues and cup competitions for junior teams. There are 13 leagues and approximately 800 teams affiliated with the MFA.

The Leinster Senior League Senior Division is the top division of the Leinster Senior League. It is organized by the Leinster Football Association. Together with the Munster Senior League Senior Premier Division and the Ulster Senior League Senior Division, it forms the third level of the Republic of Ireland football league system. Formed in 1896, it is the oldest association football league in what is now the Republic of Ireland. Shelbourne have won the most titles. However, in more recent seasons Crumlin United, Cherry Orchard, Wayside Celtic and Bangor Celtic have been the divisions strongest teams. In 2014–15 Bluebell United were Leinster Senior League champions, 27 years after winning their previous title. Clubs from this division play in the Leinster Senior Cup, the FAI Cup, the FAI Intermediate Cup and the FAI Junior Cup. In recent seasons the winners of the Senior Division have also been invited to play in the League of Ireland Cup.

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2019–20 teams

Senior Premier

TeamHome town/suburbHome ground
Avondale United Carrigaline/Ballintemple Avondale Park
Cobh Wanderers Cobh Oldchurch Park
College Corinthians Douglas Corithians Park
Douglas Hall Douglas Moneygourney
Leeds A.F.C. Ballyvolane, Cork City Meelick Park
Mayfield United Mayfield, Cork Lotamore Grounds
Midleton Midleton Knockgriffin Park
Rockmount Whitechurch Rockmount Park
Ringmahon Rangers Blackrock, Cork Ringmahon Road
UCC University College Cork The Mardyke/The Farm

Source: [2]

History

Early years

The original Munster Football Association was founded in 1901 and it is believed that a Munster League was founded within a few years. The 1909–10 season saw six teams representing the Highland Light Infantry, the Royal Welch Fusiliers, the Durham Light Infantry, the Sherwood Foresters, the King's Regiment and Haulbowline all playing in the Munster League First Division. In the Munster Cup the Highland Light Infantry lost 1–0 to the Royal Welsh Fusilers in the final played at Turner's Cross. [3] However this league was effectively disbanded during the First World War and Irish War of Independence era. In 1921 Harry Buckle, a former Ireland international, settled in Cork and began working for the Ford Motor Company. Finding little or no association football activity in the city, Buckle initially founded Fordsons F.C. and then helped found the County Cork–based South Munster League for the team to play in. In addition to playing and coaching with the new club, Buckle also served as president of the Tipperary/Limerick based – North Munster League and helped reform the Munster Football Association. By 1922–23 the South Munster League and North Munster Leagues had effectively merged to become the Munster Senior League. [4] Barrackton United of the South Munster League became the first post–First World War Munster Senior League champions after defeating Cahir Park F.C. of the North Munster League in a play-off.

Highland Light Infantry

The Highland Light Infantry (HLI) was a light infantry regiment of the British Army formed in 1881. It took part in the First and Second World Wars, until it was amalgamated with the Royal Scots Fusiliers in 1959 to form the Royal Highland Fusiliers which later merged with the Royal Scots Borderers, the Black Watch, the Highlanders and the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders to form the Royal Regiment of Scotland, becoming the 2nd Battalion of the new regiment.

Royal Welch Fusiliers former military unit of the British Army

The Royal Welch Fusiliers was a line infantry regiment of the British Army and part of the Prince of Wales' Division, founded in 1689 shortly after the Glorious Revolution. In 1702, it was designated a fusilier regiment and became The Welch Regiment of Fusiliers; the prefix "Royal" was added in 1713, then confirmed in 1714 when George I named it The Prince of Wales's Own Royal Regiment of Welsh Fusiliers. After the 1751 reforms that standardised the naming and numbering of regiments, it became the 23rd Foot.

Durham Light Infantry Former infantry regiment of the British Army

The Durham Light Infantry (DLI) was a light infantry regiment of the British Army in existence from 1881 to 1968. It was formed in 1881 under the Childers Reforms by the amalgamation of the 68th (Durham) Regiment of Foot and the 106th Regiment of Foot along with the Militia and Volunteers of County Durham.

List of winners by season

SeasonWinnerRunners-up
2018-19 UCC Rockmount
2017-18 Midleton
2016-17 UCC
2015–16 Avondale United UCC
2014–15 Rockmount College Corinthians
2013–14 Avondale United UCC
2012–13 Avondale United UCC
2011–12 Avondale United Rockmount
2010–11 Rockmount Douglas Hall ?
2009–10 Avondale United Rockmount
2008–09 Avondale United Rockmount
2007–08 Rockmount Avondale United
2006–07??
2005–06 Rockmount Avondale United
2004–05Castleview?
2003–04 Avondale United St. Mary's
2002–03 College Corinthians ?
2001–02 Rockmount Cobh Wanderers
2000–01 College Corinthians Cobh Wanderers
1999–2000 Rockmount Cobh Wanderers
1998–99??
1997–98 College Corinthians Glasheen
1996–97 College Corinthians Temple United
1995–96 Avondale United Everton A.F.C.
1994–95 College Corinthians Avondale United
1993–94Everton A.F.C. Avondale United
1992–93 Avondale United St. Mary's
1991–92 Midleton Avondale United
1990–91 Midleton Cork City B
1989–90 Tramore Athletic Midleton
1988–89 Tramore Athletic Avondale United
1987–88 Avondale United Tramore Athletic
1986–87Crofton Celtic College Corinthians
1985–86 Limerick City B Avondale United
1984–85 Cobh Ramblers Tramore Athletic
1983–84 Cobh Ramblers Tramore Athletic
1982–83 Cobh Ramblers Glasheen
1981–82 Cobh Ramblers Clonmel Town
1980–81 Cobh Ramblers Everton A.F.C.
1979–80 Cobh Ramblers Tramore Athletic
1978–79Crofton Celtic UCC
1977–78 Cobh Ramblers UCC
1976–77 Cobh Ramblers Crosshaven
1975–76 Cobh Ramblers Wembley
1974–75Crosshaven Tramore Athletic
1973–74 Tramore Athletic Crosshaven
1972–73WembleyRingmahon Rangers
1971–72 Cobh Ramblers Ringmahon Rangers
1970–71Ringmahon RangersWembley
1969–70Ringmahon RangersWembley
1968–69Ringmahon Rangers Cobh Ramblers
1967–68Ringmahon Rangers Tramore Athletic
1966–67 Tramore Athletic Ringmahon Rangers
1965–66Ringmahon Rangers Cobh Ramblers
1964–65Ringmahon Rangers Limerick B
1963–64Ringmahon Rangers Cobh Ramblers
1963–64Ringmahon Rangers Cobh Ramblers
1962–63 Cork Hibernians B Glasheen
1961–62GlasheenRingmahon Rangers
1960–61Tycor Athletic Cork Hibernians B
1959–60Tycor AthleticGlasheen
1958–59 Albert Rovers Cobh Ramblers
1957–58Tycor AthleticGlasheen
1956–57 Cobh Ramblers AOH
1955–56 Evergreen United B Albert Rovers
1954–55 Albert Rovers Limerick B
1953–54 Albert Rovers Cobh Ramblers
1952–53 AOH Pike Rovers
1951–52 Pike Rovers AOH
1950–51 AOH Cobh Ramblers
1949–50 AOH Rockville
1948–49FreebootersRockville
1947–48Rockville Cobh Ramblers
1946–47RockvilleGreenmount Rangers
1945–46Richmond CelticBlackrock
1944–45unfinished
1943–44 Cobh Ramblers Coastal Defence
1942–43 AOH Cork Bohemians
1941–42St Kevin's Cork Bohemians
1940–41 Cork Bohemians unconfirmed
1939–40Grattan United Cork Bohemians
1938–39Grattan United Cobh Ramblers
1937–38 Cork Bohemians Cobh Ramblers
1936–37 Evergreen United Cobh Ramblers
1935–36 Cobh Ramblers Steampacket
1934–35 Cobh Ramblers Steampacket
1933–34 (Note 1) FermoyTramore Rookies
1932–33 Waterford Cobh Ramblers
1931–32 Cork B Cobh Ramblers
1930–31 Cork Bohemians Cork B
1929–30 Fordsons B Cobh Ramblers
1928–29 Fordsons B Cobh Ramblers
1927–28Waterford CelticCork Celtic
1926–27Barrackton United Fordsons B
1925–26 Cobh Ramblers Fordsons B
1924–25Shandon Cobh Ramblers
1923–24 Fordsons Barrackton United
1922–23Barrackton United Cork Bohemians
1921–22Barrackton UnitedCahir Park

Source: [5] [6]

Notes

  • ^1 Title was shared

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