30 May 2009

Cups, Ups & Downs 2009

As the season draws to a close NIFG will list the Northern Ireland players involved in promotions, relegations and trophy wins...

INTERNATIONAL
World Club Cup Final:
21 December 2008 Manchester United (Jonny Evans) 1-0 LDU Quito (Ecuador)
UEFA Champions League Final:
27 May 2009 Barcelona 2-0 Manchester United (Jonny Evans (unused sub))
UEFA Cup Final:
20 May 2009 Shakhtar Donetsk 2-1 Werder Bremen (no players)
UEFA Super Cup Final:
29 August 2008 Zenit St Petersburg 2-1 Manchester United (no players)

ENGLAND
FA Cup Final:
30 May 2009 Chelsea 2-1 Everton (no players)
Football League Cup Final:
1 March 2009 Manchester United (Jonny Evans) 0-0 (3-1 pens) Tottenham Hotspur
Football League Trophy Final:
5 April 2009 Luton Town 3-2 (aet) Scunthorpe United (Grant McCann 1 goal)

Premier League:
Champions: Manchester United (Jonny Evans)
Champions' League Qualifiers: Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal
Europa League Qualifiers: Everton, Aston Villa, Fulham
Relegated: West Bromwich Albion (Chris Brunt), Newcastle United, Middlesbrough

Championship:
Champions: Wolverhampton Wanderers
Runners-Up: Birmingham City (Maik Taylor, Damien Johnson, Robin Shroot)
Play-Offs: Sheffield United (Jamie Ward), Reading, Burnley (Martin Paterson, Michael Duff, Steve Jones), Preston North End
Relegated: Charlton Athletic, Southampton, Norwich City (Sammy Clingan)

League One:
Champions: Leicester City
Runners-Up: Peterborough United
Play-Offs: Millwall, MK Dons, Leeds United, Scunthorpe United (Grant McCann)
Relegated: Hereford United, Cheltenham Town (Shane Duff), Crewe Alexandra (Michael O'Connor), Northampton Town

League Two:
Champions: Brentford
Runners-Up: Exeter City
Third: Wycombe Wanderers (Tommy Doherty)
Play-Offs: Bury, Gillingham (Adam Miller), Rochdale (
Lee McEvilly), Shrewsbury
Relegated: Luton Town (Paul McVeigh), Chester City


Football Conference:
Champions: Burton Albion
Play-Offs: Cambridge United, Histon, Torquay United (Wayne Carlisle), Stevenage Borough

SCOTLAND
Scottish Cup Final:
30 May 2009 Rangers 1-0 Falkirk (Steven Davis, Kyle Lafferty)
Scottish League Cup Final:
15 March 2009 Celtic 2-0 (aet) Rangers (Steven Davis, Kyle Lafferty)
Scottish Challenge Cup Final:
16 November 2008 Airdrie United (Marc Smyth, Matthew Hazley (sub)) 2-2 (3-2 pens) Ross County

Premier League:
Champions: Rangers (Steven Davis, Kyle Lafferty)
Runners-Up: Celtic
Europa League: Hearts, Aberdeen, Motherwell (UEFA Fair-Play Initiative)
Relegated: Inverness Caledonian Thistle

First Division:
Champions: St Johnstone
Runners-Up: (not promoted) Partick Thistle (Jonny Tuffey)

NORTHERN IRELAND
Irish Cup Final:
9 May 2009 Crusaders (Gary Smyth) 1-0 Cliftonville (Rory Hamill)
Irish league Cup Final:
28 February 2009 Portadown (David Miskelly, Keith O'Hara, John Convery, Andy Hunter, Wes Boyle, Kevin Braniff) 1-0 Newry City (Emmett Friars, Richard Clarke, Lee Feeney)

IFA Premiership:
Champions: Glentoran (Elliot Morris, Colin Nixon, Sean Ward, Daryl Fordyce, Gary Hamilton, Andrew Waterworth)
Runners-Up: Linfield (Alan Mannus, Noel Bailie, Jim Ervin, Kris Lindsay, Michael Gault, Paul McAreavey, Jamie Mulgrew, Robert Garrett, Glenn Ferguson, Michael Carville, Mark McAllister)
Europa League Qualifiers: Crusaders, Lisburn Distillery
Relegated: Bangor (Andy Morrow)

Promotion/Relegation Play-Off: 5 & 8 May 2009 Dungannon Swifts 1-2, 1-0 (on away goals) Donegal Celtic

IFA Championship:
Champions: Portadown (David Miskelly, Keith O'Hara, John Convery, Andy Hunter, Wes Boyle, Kevin Braniff)
Runners-Up (play-off): Donegal Celtic

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