Ulster Senior Club Football Championship

The Ulster Senior Club Football Championship is an annual gaelic football competition played between the top clubs in Ulster GAA. The trophy awarded to the winners is the Seamus McFerran Cup (Irish: Corn Séamus Mac Fearáin).[2] The winners and the Connacht, Leinster, Munster and London champions compete in the All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championship. Kilcoo are the current champions, having beaten Naomh Connaill by 2 points in the final on 1 December 2019.

Ulster Senior Club Football Championship
Current season or competition:
2019 Ulster Senior Club Football Championship
IrishCraobh Sinsir Peile Ulaidh na gClub
Founded1968
RegionUlster, Ireland (GAA)
TrophySeamus McFerran Cup[1]
No. of teams9
Title holders   Kilcoo (1st title)
Most titles   Crossmaglen Rangers (11 titles)
SponsorsAIB

Crossmaglen Rangers from Armagh have won the most titles with eleven wins.

Competition formatEdit

Each of the nine counties of Ulster organise a county championship annually for their top clubs. The nine county champions compete in the Ulster Senior Club Football Championship in a knock-out format.

Year Winner County Score Opponent County Score
2020
Cancelled due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Gaelic games
2019[3]    Kilcoo Down 2-11    Naomh Conaill Donegal 2-09
2018[4]    Gaoth Dobhair Donegal 0-13    Scotstown Monaghan 0-12
2017[5]    Slaughtneil Derry 1-15    Cavan Gaels Cavan 0-10
2016[6]    Slaughtneil Derry 0-12    Kilcoo Down 0-09
2015[7]    Crossmaglen Rangers Armagh 2-17    Scotstown Monaghan 2-12
2014[8]    Slaughtneil Derry 1-10    Omagh St. Enda's Tyrone 1-09
2013[9]    Ballinderry Derry 1-13     Glenswilly Donegal 2-06
2012[10]    Crossmaglen Rangers Armagh 3-09    Kilcoo Down 1-09
2011    Crossmaglen Rangers Armagh 2-11    St. Mary's Burren Down 0-10
2010[11]    Crossmaglen Rangers Armagh 2-09    Naomh Conaill Donegal 0-10
2009    St. Galls Antrim 0-16    An Lúb Derry 0-05
2008    Crossmaglen Rangers Armagh 0-12    Ballinderry Derry 1-04
2007    Crossmaglen Rangers Armagh 1-09    St. Galls Antrim 1-06
2006    Crossmaglen Rangers Armagh 0-05    Ballinderry Derry 0-02
2005    St. Galls Antrim 1-08    Bellaghy Derry 0-08
2004    Crossmaglen Rangers Armagh 0-14    Mayobridge Down 0-09
2003    An Lúb Derry 0-11    St. Galls Antrim 1-05
2002    Errigal Ciarán Tyrone 0-08    Enniskillen Gaels Fermanagh 1-03
2001    Ballinderry Derry 1-10    Mayobridge Down 1-07
2000    Bellaghy Derry 1-10    Errigal Ciarán Tyrone 1-04
1999    Crossmaglen Rangers Armagh 0-10    Enniskillen Gaels Fermanagh 0-09
1998    Crossmaglen Rangers Armagh 1-11    Bellaghy Derry 1-10
1997    Dungiven Derry 0-14    Errigal Ciarán Tyrone 1-08
1996    Crossmaglen Rangers* Armagh 2-05    Bellaghy Derry 0-08
1995    Mullaghbawn Armagh 1-11    Bailieboro Shamrocks Cavan 2-05
1994    Bellaghy Derry    Clontibret O'Neills Monaghan
1993    Errigal Ciarán Tyrone    Russell Gaelic Union, Downpatrick Down
1992    Lavey* Derry    St. Mary's Burren Down
1991    Castleblayney Faughs Monaghan    Killybegs Donegal
1990    Lavey Derry    Kingscourt Stars Cavan
1989    Scotstown Monaghan    Coalisland Na Fianna Tyrone
1988    St. Mary's Burren Down    Pearse Óg Armagh
1987    St. Mary's Burren Down    Kingscourt Stars Cavan
1986    Castleblayney Faughs Monaghan    St. Mary's Burren Down
1985    St. Mary's Burren Down    Scotstown Monaghan
1984    St. Mary's Burren Down    St. John's Antrim
1983    St. Mary's Burren Down    St. Galls Antrim
1982    St. Galls Antrim    Roslea Shamrocks Fermanagh
1981    Ballinderry Derry    St. Mary's Burren Down
1980    Scotstown Monaghan    St. John's Antrim
1979    Scotstown Monaghan    Carrickcruppen Armagh
1978    Scotstown Monaghan    St. John's Antrim
1977    St. John's Antrim    Cavan Gaels Cavan
1976    Ballerin Derry    Clan na nGael Armagh
1975[12]   St Joseph's Donegal 3-6    Castleblayney Faughs Monaghan 1-8
1974    Clan na nGael Armagh    Trillick Tyrone
1973    Clan na nGael Armagh   St Joseph's Donegal
1972    Clan na nGael Armagh    Ardboe Tyrone
1971    Bellaghy Derry    Clan na nGael Armagh
1970     Bryansford Down    Newbridge Derry
1969     Bryansford Down    Crosserlough Cavan
1968[12]    Bellaghy Derry 0-8   St Joseph's Donegal 0-5
* After replay.

Wins listed by clubEdit

Team Wins Years won Last Losing Final County
1    Crossmaglen Rangers 11 1996, 1998, 1999, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015 N/A   Armagh
2    St. Mary's Burren 5 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988 2011   Down
3    Bellaghy 4 1968, 1971, 1994, 2000 2005   Derry
   Scotstown 4 1978, 1979, 1980, 1989 2015   Monaghan
4    Clan na Gael 3 1972, 1973, 1974 1971   Armagh
   St. Gall's 3 1982, 2005, 2009 2007   Antrim
   Ballinderry Shamrocks 3 1981, 2001, 2013 2008   Derry
   Slaughtneil 3 2014, 2016, 2017 N/A   Derry
5     Bryansford 2 1969, 1970 N/A   Down
   Castleblayney Faughs 2 1986, 1991 1975   Monaghan
   Lavey 2 1990, 1992 N/A   Derry
   Errigal Ciarán 2 1993, 2002 2000   Tyrone
7    St Joseph's 1 1975 1973   Donegal
   Ballerin 1 1976 N/A   Derry
   St. John's 1 1977 1984   Antrim
   Mullaghbawn 1 1995 N/A   Armagh
   Dungiven 1 1997 N/A   Derry
   An Lúb 1 2003 2009   Derry
   Gaoth Dobhair 1 2018 N/A   Donegal
   Kilcoo 1 2019 2016   Down

Wins listed by countyEdit

# County Ulster Titles Last provincial winners
1 Armagh clubs 15 Crossmaglen Rangers, 2015
Derry clubs 15 Slaughtneil, 2017
3 Down clubs 8 Kilcoo, 2019
4 Monaghan clubs 6 Castleblayney Faughs, 1991
5 Antrim clubs 4 St. Gall's, 2009
6 Donegal clubs 2 Gaoth Dobhair, 2018
Tyrone clubs 2 Errigal Ciarán, 2002

No club from Fermanagh or Cavan has ever won the Ulster Senior Club Football Championship.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ 2008 Ulster Club Championships programme (Image on front cover). Lairdesign. 2 November 2008. Missing or empty |title= (help)
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