Irish League Championship
The Irish League was founded in 1890 by the Irish Football Association, it is the 2nd oldest domestic League Competition in the world, Won by Linfield in its Inagural season.
Founded
1890
Inaugural Winners
Linfield
Current Holders
Cliftonville
Record Wins
Linfield (51 times)
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Results Archive
Season
Champions
# of Wins
Runners Up
Third
# Teams
Table + Results
2017/18
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2016/17
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2015/16
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2014/15
Crusaders
5
Linfield
Glenavon
12 teams
2013/14
Cliftonville
5
Linfield
Crusaders
12 teams
2012/13
Cliftonville
4
Crusaders
Linfield
12 teams
2011/12
Linfield
51
Portadown
Cliftonville
12 teams
2010/11
Linfield
50
Crusaders
Glentoran
12 teams
2009/10
Linfield
49
Cliftonville
Glentoran
12 teams
2008/09
Glentoran
23
Linfield
Crusaders
12 teams
2007/08
Linfield
48
Glentoran
Cliftonville
16 teams
2006/07
Linfield
47
Glentoran
Cliftonville
16 teams
2005/06
Linfield
46
Glentoran
Portadown
16 teams
2004/05
Glentoran
22
Linfield
Portadown
16 teams
2003/04
Linfield
45
Portadown
Lisburn Distillery
16 teams
2002/03
Glentoran
21
Portadown
Coleraine
12 teams
2001/02
Portadown
4
Glentoran
Linfield
10 teams
2000/01
Linfield
44
Glenavon
Glentoran
10 teams
1999/00
Linfield
43
Coleraine
Glenavon
10 teams
1998/99
Glentoran
20
Linfield
Crusaders
10 teams
1997/98
Cliftonville
3
Linfield
Portadown
10 teams
1996/97
Crusaders
4
Coleraine
Glentoran
8 teams
1995/96
Portadown
3
Crusaders
Glentoran
8 teams
1994/95
Crusaders
3
Glenavon
Portadown
16 teams
1993/94
Linfield
42
Portadown
Glenavon
16 teams
1992/93
Linfield
41
Crusaders
Bangor
16 teams
1991/92
Glentoran
19
Portadown
Linfield
16 teams
1990/91
Portadown
2
Bangor
Glentoran
16 teams
1989/90
Portadown
1
Glenavon
Glentoran
14 teams
1988/89
Linfield
40
Glentoran
Coleraine
14 teams
1987/88
Glentoran
18
Linfield
Coleraine
14 teams
1986/87
Linfield
39
Coleraine
Ards
14 teams
1985/86
Linfield
38
Coleraine
Ards
14 teams
1984/85
Linfield
37
Coleraine
Glentoran
14 teams
1983/84
Linfield
36
Glentoran
Cliftonville
14 teams
1982/83
Linfield
35
Glentoran
Coleraine
12 teams
1981/82
Linfield
34
Glentoran
Coleraine
12 teams
1980/81
Glentoran
17
Linfield
Ballymena United
12 teams
1979/80
Linfield
33
Ballymena United
Glentoran
12 teams
1978/79
Linfield
32
Glenavon
Ards
12 teams
1977/78
Linfield
31
Glentoran
Glenavon
12 teams
1976/77
Glentoran
16
Glenavon
Linfield
12 teams
1975/76
Crusaders
2
Glentoran
Coleraine
12 teams
1974/75
Linfield
30
Coleraine
Glentoran
12 teams
1973/74
Coleraine
1
Portadown
Crusaders
12 teams
1972/73
Crusaders
1
Ards
Portadown
12 teams
1971/72
Glentoran
15
Portadown
Ards
12 teams
1970/71
Linfield
29
Glentoran
Distillery
12 teams
1969/70
Glentoran
14
Coleraine
Ards
12 teams
1968/69
Linfield
28
Derry City
Glentoran
12 teams
1967/68
Glentoran
13
Linfield
Coleraine
12 teams
1966/67
Glentoran
12
Linfield
Derry City
12 teams
1965/66
Linfield
27
Glentoran
Derry City
12 teams
1964/65
Derry City
1
Coleraine
Crusaders
12 teams
1963/64
Glentoran
11
Coleraine
Derry City
12 teams
1962/63
Distillery
6
Linfield
Portadown
12 teams
1961/62
Linfield
26
Portadown
Ballymena United
12 teams
1960/61
Linfield
25
Portadown
Ards
12 teams
1959/60
Glenavon
3
Glentoran
Distillery
12 teams
1958/59
Linfield
24
Glenavon
Glentoran
12 teams
1957/58
Ards
1
Glenavon
Ballymena United
12 teams
1956/57
Glenavon
2
Linfield
Glentoran
12 teams
1955/56
Linfield
23
Glenavon
Bangor
12 teams
1954/55
Linfield
22
Glenavon
Ards
12 teams
1953/54
Linfield
21
Glentoran
Glenavon
12 teams
1952/53
Glentoran
10
Linfield
Ballymena United
12 teams
1951/52
Glenavon
1
Distillery
Coleraine
12 teams
1950/51
Glentoran
9
Linfield
Glenavon
12 teams
1949/50
Linfield
20
Glentoran
Distillery
12 teams
1948/49
Linfield
19
Belfast Celtic
Glentoran
12 teams
1947/48
Belfast Celtic
14
Linfield
Ballymena United
12 teams
1939/40
Belfast Celtic
13
Portadown
Glentoran
14 teams
1938/39
Belfast Celtic
12
Ballymena United
Derry City
14 teams
1937/38
Belfast Celtic
11
Derry City
Portadown
14 teams
1936/37
Belfast Celtic
10
Derry City
Linfield
14 teams
1935/36
Belfast Celtic
9
Derry City
Linfield
14 teams
1934/35
Linfield
18
Derry City
Belfast Celtic
14 teams
1933/34
Linfield
17
Belfast Celtic
Glentoran
14 teams
1932/33
Belfast Celtic
8
Distillery
Linfield
14 teams
1931/32
Linfield
16
Derry City
Belfast Celtic
14 teams
1930/31
Glentoran
8
Linfield
Belfast Celtic
14 teams
1929/30
Linfield
15
Glentoran
Coleraine
14 teams
1928/29
Belfast Celtic
7
Linfield
Glentoran
14 teams
1927/28
Belfast Celtic
6
Linfield
Newry Town
14 teams
1926/27
Belfast Celtic
5
Queen's Island
Distillery
12 teams
1925/26
Belfast Celtic
4
Glentoran
Larne
12 teams
1924/25
Glentoran
7
Queen's Island
Belfast Celtic
12 teams
1923/24
Queen's Island
1
Distillery
Linfield
10 teams
1922/23
Linfield
14
Queen's Island
Glentoran
6 teams
1921/22
Linfield
13
Glentoran
Distillery
6 teams
1920/21
Glentoran
6
Glenavon
Linfield
5 teams
1919/20
Belfast Celtic
3
Glentoran
Distillery
8 teams
1914/15
Belfast Celtic
2
Linfield
Glentoran
8 teams
1913/14
Linfield
12
Glentoran
Belfast Celtic
8 teams
1912/13
Glentoran
5
Distillery
Linfield
10 teams
1911/12
Glentoran
4
Distillery
Belfast Celtic
8 teams
1910/11
Linfield
11
Glentoran
Belfast Celtic
8 teams
1909/10
Cliftonville
2
Belfast Celtic
Linfield
8 teams
1908/09
Linfield
10
Glentoran
Shelbourne
8 teams
1907/08
Linfield
9
Cliftonville
Glentoran
8 teams
1906/07
Linfield
8
Shelbourne
Distillery
8 teams
1905/06
Cliftonville / Distillery
1/5
**Shared**
Linfield
8 teams
1904/05
Glentoran
3
Belfast Celtic
Linfield
8 teams
1903/04
Linfield
7
Distillery
Glentoran
8 teams
1902/03
Distillery
4
Linfield
Glentoran
8 teams
1901/02
Linfield
6
Glentoran
Distillery
8 teams
1900/01
Distillery
3
Glentoran
Belfast Celtic
6 teams
1899/00
Belfast Celtic
1
Linfield
Distillery
6 teams
1898/99
Distillery
2
Linfield
Cliftonville
6 teams
1897/98
Linfield
5
Cliftonville
Glentoran
6 teams
1896/97
Glentoran
2
Cliftonville
Linfield
6 teams
1895/96
Distillery
1
Cliftonville
Linfield
4 teams
1894/95
Linfield
4
Distillery
Glentoran
4 teams
1893/94
Glentoran
1
Linfield
Cliftonville
6 teams
1892/93
Linfield
3
Cliftonville
Distillery
6 teams
1891/92
Linfield
2
Lancashire Fusiliers
Ulster
10 teams
1890/91
Linfield
1
Ulster
Distillery
8 teams
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