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Cups, Ups & Downs 2022/23

- Cups, Ups & Downs - Transfers (Summer 2022 - January 2023 - Summer 2023) -

Serious injury ruled Steven Davis
out for much of the season, but he
did play in the Champions League
group stages for a third time 
Champions League
Best performance - Group Stage Steven Davis (Rangers)

Europa League
Best performance - Play-Off Round Michael Smith, Liam Boyce (Hearts), Alan Mannus (Shamrock Rovers)

Europa Conference
Best performance - Group Stage Michael Smith, (Hearts), Alan Mannus (Shamrock Rovers)

Premier League
[Top Four qualify for 2023/24 Champions League]
Champions - Manchester City (Shea Charles)
Runners-Up - Arsenal (n/a)
Third Place - Manchester United (n/a)
Fourth Place - Newcastle United (Jamal Lewis)
Europa League Qualifiers - Liverpool (n/a), Brighton (n/a)
Europa Conference Qualifiers - Aston Villa (n/a)
Relegated - Southampton (n/a), Leeds United (Stuart Dallas [missed season through injury], Leicester City (Jonny Evans, Brendan Rodgers [manager, departed April])

Champions - Burnley (Bailey Peacock-Farrell)
Runners-Up - Sheffield United (Oliver Norwood)
Play-Off Winner - Luton Town (n/a)
Play-Off Qualifiers - Middlesbrough (Paddy McNair), Coventry City (n/a), Sunderland (Corry Evans, Daniel Ballard, Trai Hume)
Relegated - Wigan Athletic (Josh Magennis), Blackpool (Shayne Lavery), Reading (Luke Southwood [spent season on loan at Cheltenham Tom])

Could Ollie Norwood claim a fourth
promotion to the Premier League?
League One
Promoted - Plymouth Argyle (n/a), Ipswich Town (Kieran McKenna [manager])
Play-Off Winner - Sheffield Wednesday (n/a)
Play-Off Qualifiers: Barnsley (n/a), Bolton Wanderers (Eoin ToalConor Bradley [on loan]Dion Charles), Peterborough United (n/a)
Relegated - Forest Green Rovers (Charlie McCann), Accrington Stanley (Liam Coyle, David Morgan, Lewis Trickett), Morecambe (n/a), MK Dons (Will Grigg)

League Two
Champions - Leyton Orient (Adam Thompson, Paul Smyth)
Runners-Up - Stevenage (Jamie Reid)
Third Place - Northampton Town (n/a)
Play-Off Winner - Carlisle United (Alfie McCalmont)
Play-Off Qualifiers - Stockport County (Callum Camps, Ryan Johnson), Bradford City (Finn Cousin-Dawson), Salford City (Matty Lund)
Relegated - Rochdale (n/a), Hartlepool United (n/a)

National League
Champions - Wrexham (n/a)
Play-Off Winner - Notts County (n/a)
Qualifiers: Chesterfield (n/a), Woking (n/a), Barnet (Dale Gorman), Boreham Wood (n/a), Bromley (n/a)
Relegated - Torquay United (n/a), Yeovil Town (n/a), Scunthorpe United (Sean Shields)Maidstone United (n/a)

FA Cup
Best performance - Semi-Finals Oliver Norwood (Sheffield United)
Runners-Up - Newcastle United (Jamal Lewis [played in early rounds, not in final squad])

EFL Trophy
Winners - Bolton Wanderers (Eoin Toal, Conor Bradley, Dion Charles)

FA Youth Cup
Winners - West Ham United (Patrick Kelly, Callum Marshall 1 goal, Josh Briggs sub 1 goal)

[Top Two qualify for 2023/24 Champions League]
Champions - Celtic (Conor Hazard)
Runners-Up - Rangers (Steven Davis, Ross McCausland)
Europa League Qualifiers - Aberdeen (Matty Kennedy)
Europa Conference Qualifiers - Hearts (Michael Smith, Liam Boyce)
Relegated - Dundee United (n/a)

Premiership Play-Off - Ross County (n/a)
Play-Off Qualifiers - (Prem) Ross County (n/a), (Champ) Ayr United (n/a), Queen's Park (n/a), Partick Thistle (Lee Hodson [on loan])

Champions - Dundee (n/a)
Relegated - Cove Rangers (n/a)

Championship Play-Off -  Airdrie (Euan Deveney)
Play-Off Qualifiers - (Champ) Hamilton Academical, (L1) Falkirk (n/a), Airdrie (Euan Deveney, Jay Riley), Alloa Athletic (n/a)

League One
Champions - Dunfermline Athletic (Lewis McCann)
Promoted (play-offs) - Airdrie (Euan Deveney, Jay Riley)
Relegated - Peterhead United (Danny Lennon [manager, departed October]), (play-offs) Clyde (Brian McLean)

League One Play-Off - Annan Athletic (n/a)
Play-Off Qualifiers - (L1) Clyde (Brian McLean), (L2) Dumbarton (Brett Long), Annan Athletic (n/a), East Fife (n/a) 

Scottish Cup
Billy McKay could claim promotion
and the Scottish Cup with Inverness
Runners-Up - Inverness Caledonian Thistle (Billy McKay)

Runners-Up - Rangers (Steven Davis [played in early rounds, not in final squad])

SPFL Challenge Cup

Champions - The New Saints (Ryan Brobbel)

Welsh Cup
Winners - The New Saints (Ryan Brobbel 2 goals)

Pro League
Relegated - KV Oostende (Cameron McGeehan)

Cameron McGeehan gained a
first senior cap in 2022-23 but
suffered relegation in Belgium
Champions - Larne (Jeff Hughes [retired], Shea Gordon, Paul O'Neill, Lee Bonis
Runners-Up - Linfield [Europa Conference qualification] (Jamie Mulgrew, Kyle Lafferty, David Healy [manager])
Europa Conference Play-Off Winner - Glentoran (Luke McCullough, Shay McCartan, Conor McMenamin, Niall McGinn)
Qualifiers: Glentoran, Cliftonville, Crusaders, Coleraine, Glenavon
Relegated - Portadown

Premiership Play-Off - Dungannon Swifts (Dean Shiels [manager])
Play-Off Qualifiers - (Prem) Dungannon Swifts (Dean Shiels [manager]), (Champ) Annagh United* (Nathan Kerr)

Champions - Loughgall
Runners-Up - Warrenpoint Town* (Conor Mitchell)

* Warrenpoint failed licensing process.

Irish Cup
Winners - Crusaders (Jonny Tuffey, Robbie Weir, Phil Lowry, Jude Winchester, Rory McKeown, Chris Hegarty, Jordan Owens, Ben Kennedy)
Runners-Up - Ballymena United (Dougie Wilson, David McDaid)
Ryan McGivern claimed a
Mid-Ulster Cup medal with Newry

League Cup
Runners-Up - Coleraine (Dean Jarvis, Josh Carson, Jack O'Mahoney)

Co Antrim Shield
Winners - Larne (Jeff HughesShea Gordon)

Mid Ulster Cup
Winners - Newry City (Ryan McGivern)

Irish Junior Cup
Winners - Dergview Reserves (Ivan Sproule 2 goals)