Mid-Ulster Football League

Football league
Mid-Ulster Football League
CountryNorthern Ireland
Number of teams27
Level on pyramid4 and 5 (Intermediate A and Intermediate B only)
Promotion toNIFL Premier Intermediate League
Domestic cup(s)Irish Cup
IFA Intermediate Cup
Premier Cup
Marshall Cup
Current championsOxford Sunnyside (2022–23)
Most championshipsDollingstown (5)

The Daily Mirror Mid-Ulster Football League, or simply referred to as the Mid-Ulster League, is an association football league in Northern Ireland. It contains 9 divisions. These comprise two intermediate sections: the Intermediate A and Intermediate B divisions; three junior sections: Division 1, Division 2 and Division 3; and four reserve sections: Reserve 1, Reserve 2 and Reserve 3 and Reserve 4. The current champions are Oxford Sunnyside

Format and divisions

The league season lasts from August to May with each club playing the others twice, once at their home ground and once at that of their opponents. Teams receive three points for a win and one point for a draw. No points are awarded for a loss. Teams are ranked by total points, then goal difference, and then goals scored.

Intermediate A

There are 14 clubs, each playing a total of 26 games. The league champions can be promoted to NIFL Premier Intermediate League, providing they meet the admission requirements. Normally the two lowest placed teams are relegated to the Intermediate B division, or lowest three placed teams if the division receives a team relegated from the NIFL Premier Intermediate League and fails to promote a team in return.

Intermediate B

There are 13 clubs, each playing a total of 24 games. The two highest placed teams are promoted into the Intermediate A division. If the Intermediate A division receives a team relegated from the NIFL Premier Intermediate League and fails to promote a team in return, it will relegate three teams to the Intermediate B division, requiring the team finishing bottom of the Intermediate B division to be relegated to Junior Division 1.

Junior divisions

There are three divisions which have junior status: Division 1, Division 2 and Division 3. The league winner can be promoted into the Intermediate section as long as their ground meets Intermediate standards.

Reserve divisions

There are five divisions for reserve sides. The divisions are called Reserve Championship, Reserve 1, Reserve 2, Reserve 3 and Reserve 4

Clubs in membership (2023–24)


Intermediate A

Intermediate B

Division 1

  • Annalong
  • Ballyoran
  • Ballyvea
  • Caledon Rovers
  • Coalisland Athletic
  • FC Mindwell
  • Goodyear
  • Hill Street
  • Hillsborough Boy
  • Lurgan Celtic
  • Sandy Hill

Division 2

  • Armagh Blues
  • Armagh Celtic
  • Bessbrook United
  • Donacloney
  • Gilford Crusaders
  • Glenavy Youth
  • Keady Celtic
  • Lurgan BBOB
  • Red Star
  • Roca Juniors
  • The Dons
  • Tollymore United
  • West End Hibs

Division 3

  • Broomhedge Maghaberry
  • Castlecaulfield
  • Damolly
  • Dungannon Rovers
  • Dunnaman
  • Glenavy
  • FC United Lisburn
  • Lisburn Youth
  • Magheralin Village
  • Moira Albion
  • Riverdale
  • Sands United ABC
  • Warren Young Men

List of champions

Banbridge Rangers were awarded the title on a points per game basis after the league was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Performance by club

Team No. of wins Winning years
Dollingstown 5 2008–09, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2016–17, 2017–18
Hanover 3 2001–02, 2006–07, 2018–19
Warrenpoint Town 3 2000–01, 2007–08, 2009–10
Ballymacash Rangers 2 2003–04, 2021–22
Bessbrook United 2 1998–99, 1999–00
Laurelvale 2 2002–03, 2015–16
Tandragee Rovers 2 2010–11, 2014–15
Banbridge Rangers 1 2019–20
Camlough Rovers 1 2011–12
Lurgan Celtic 1 1997–98
Newry City 1 2015–16
Oxford Sunnyside 1 2022–23
Richhill 1 2004–05


  1. ^ "Mid Ulster Football League". Mid Ulster Football League. 16 April 2023. Retrieved 16 April 2023.
  2. ^ Newry Democrat

External links

  • Daily Mirror Mid-Ulster Football League official website
  • nifootball.co.uk - (For fixtures, results and tables of all Northern Ireland amateur football leagues)
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