What league do Northern Ireland teams play in?

Does Northern Ireland have a football league?

The Northern Ireland Football League, which is the national league of Northern Ireland, has two senior divisions, the NIFL Irish Premiership and the NIFL Championship, which consists of twenty-four semi-professional clubs.

How many football leagues are there in Northern Ireland?

Northern Ireland Football League

Founded 1890 (as Irish Football League)
Country Ireland (1890–1921) Northern Ireland (since 1921)
Confederation UEFA
Divisions NIFL Premiership NIFL Championship NIFL Premier Intermediate League NIFL Premiership Development League NIFL Youth League NIFL Women’s Premiership
Number of teams 35

Who is the best football team in Northern Ireland?

Updated after matches played on 7 November 2021

Rank Club / Country 1-yr change
1 Linfield Northern Ireland 113 1384
2 Coleraine Northern Ireland 251 1346
3 Crusaders Northern Ireland 142 1365
4 Cliftonville Northern Ireland 202 1307

How many football teams are in Belfast?

Welcome to the Northern Ireland section of the Football Ground Guide. Featuring the football grounds of all 12 teams who comprise the Danske Bank Premier League, you will find all you need to about the stadiums, including directions, car parking, nearest train station, tickets and local pubs.

Does Belfast have a football team?

Belfast Trojans American football team represent Belfast in the IAFL, competing for the Shamrock Bowl. Belfast has produced several world champion boxers including Wayne McCullough and Rinty Monaghan.

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Is Ireland or Northern Ireland part of the UK?

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK), since 1922, comprises four constituent countries: England, Scotland, and Wales (which collectively make up Great Britain), as well as Northern Ireland (variously described as a country, province or region).

Why did Derry change to Londonderry?

The right name for the city is Derry from the Irish Doire Cholm Chille – meaning the oak-grove of Colmkille. It got the name Londonderry from a company of swindlers that were founded in London, in the seventeenth century, to drive the native Irish off the land and to settle the place with English and Scots.