CLUB LICENSING 2019/2020

The Irish FA has today announced details of club licensing for season 2019/2020.

As part of the Irish FA’s continuing implementation of Club Licensing policies, the Licensing Committee met on Wednesday 24 April 2019 to consider applications for the award of UEFA, Premiership, Promotion and Championship Licenses for season 2019/20.

In line with the current UEFA, Premiership, Promotion and Championship Licensing Manuals, applicant clubs were assessed in five key areas, namely: Sporting, Infrastructure/Safety, Personnel & Administration, Legal and Financial.

Based on these entirely objective criteria licences were granted/ refused to the following clubs:

UEFA CLUB LICENCES GRANTED:
Ballymena United FC
Cliftonville FC
Coleraine FC
Crusaders FC
Dungannon Swifts FC (Solitude, Belfast)
Glenavon FC
Glentoran FC
Linfield FC

UEFA CLUB LICENCES REFUSED:
Warrenpoint Town FC

PREMIERSHIP CLUB LICENCES GRANTED:
Ards FC (Bangor Fuels Arena, Bangor)
Ballymena United FC
Cliftonville FC
Coleraine FC
Crusaders FC
Dungannon Swifts FC
Glenavon FC
Glentoran FC
Institute FC (Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium, Derry)
Linfield FC
Newry AFC
Warrenpoint Town FC

PROMOTION CLUB LICENCES GRANTED:
Ballinamallard United FC
Ballyclare Comrades FC
Carrick Rangers FC
H&W Welders FC (Dixon Park, Ballyclare)
Larne FC
Portadown FC

CHAMPIONSHIP CLUB LICENCES GRANTED:
Annagh United FC
Ballinamallard United FC
Ballyclare Comrades FC
Banbridge Town FC
Carrick Rangers FC
Dergview FC
Dundela FC
H&W Welders FC
Knockbreda FC
Larne FC
Limavady United FC
Lisburn Distillery FC
Loughgall FC
Portadown FC
PSNI FC
QUB FC

CHAMPIONSHIP CLUB LICENCES REFUSED:
Armagh City FC*
Portstewart FC*

*No documentation submitted beyond initial application form.

Communication of these decisions has already been made to the clubs concerned.