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 (level 1) and NIFL Championship (level 2).

NIFL Premier Intermediate League
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Founded2016
CountryNorthern Ireland
Number of teams11
Level on pyramid3
Promotion toNIFL Championship
Relegation toBallymena & Provincial League
Mid-Ulster Football League
Northern Amateur League
Northern Ireland Intermediate League
Domestic cup(s)Irish Cup
IFA Intermediate Cup
League cup(s)Northern Ireland Football League Cup
Current championsAnnagh United
(2018–19)

2016 restructuringEdit

Under reforms agreed by the NIFL clubs in 2014, from 2016, when the previous Championship 1 acquired senior status, Championship 2 continued as the Premier Intermediate League, retaining its intermediate status and thus became the top intermediate league in Northern Ireland.[1][2]

Current membersEdit

The Premier Intermediate League consists of 11 teams.

Stadia and locationsEdit

Location of teams in the 2018-19 NIFL Premier Intermediate League
Location of the Belfast-based teams in the NIFL Premier Intermediate League 2018-19
Club Location Stadium Capacity[3]
Annagh United Portadown Tandragee Road 1,250
Armagh City Armagh Holm Park 3,000
Banbridge Town Banbridge Crystal Park 1,500
Bangor Bangor Clandeboye Park
Dollingstown Dollingstown Planters Park 1,000
Limavady United Limavady The Showgrounds
Lisburn Distillery Lisburn New Grosvenor Stadium 2,200
Moyola Park Castledawson Mill Meadow 2,000
Newington Belfast Solitude 8,000 (3,000 seated)
Portstewart Portstewart Seahaven 1,500
Tobermore United Tobermore Fortwilliam Park 1,500


See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "NI Football League - Restructure Proposal". Northern Ireland Football League. nifootballleague.com. Retrieved 7 January 2015.
  2. ^ Northern Ireland Football League (2014). NI Football League Restructure Proposal.
  3. ^ https://uk.soccerway.com/national/northern-ireland/championship-2/20192020/regular-season/r52965/venues/

GeneralEdit

  • Malcolm Brodie (ed.), Northern Ireland Soccer Yearbook (various editions)