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NIFL Premiership
2017–18
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The 2017–18 NIFL Premiership (known as the Danske Bank Premiership for sponsorship reasons) was the 117th season of the Irish League overall and the fifth as the Northern Ireland Football League.

Linfield are the defending champions.

The winner qualifies for the 2018–19 UEFA Champions League while the runner-up along with potentially the third-placed team and the play-off winners will qualify for the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League.

Teams

Twelve teams will compete in the 2017–18 NIFL Premiership. Portadown were relegated after finishing bottom of the 2016–17 NIFL Premiership and were replaced by Warrenpoint Town as the winners of the 2016–17 NIFL Championship.

Carrick Rangers finished second from bottom but retained their Premiership place after winning the promotion-relegation play-off against NIFL Championship promotion play-off winners Institute 5–2 on aggregate.

Stadia and locations

Club Stadium Location Capacity
Ards Clandeboye Park Bangor 1,895 (500 seated)
Ballinamallard United Ferney Park Ballinamallard 2,000 (250 seated)
Ballymena United The Showgrounds Ballymena 3,050 (2,200 seated)
Carrick Rangers Taylors Avenue Carrickfergus 4,500 (150 seated)
Cliftonville Solitude Belfast 2,530 (all seated)
Coleraine The Showgrounds Coleraine 2,496 (1,106 seated)
Crusaders Seaview Belfast 3,383 (all seated)
Dungannon Swifts Stangmore Park Dungannon 5,000 (300 seated)
Glenavon Mourneview Park Lurgan 4,160 (4,000 seated)
Glentoran The Oval Belfast 6,054 (4,989 seated)
Linfield Windsor Park Belfast 18,167 (all seated)
Warrenpoint Town Milltown Warrenpoint 1,280

League table

Template:2017–18 NIFL Premiership table

Results

Matches 1–22

During matches 1–22 each team played every other team twice (home and away).


Matches 23–33

During matches 23–33 each team played every other team for the third time (either at home, or away).


Matches 34–38

During matches 34–38 each team played every other team in their half of the table once. As this was the fourth time that teams played each other this season, home sides were chosen so that they will have played each other twice at home and twice away.


Top six

Bottom six

Play-offs

UEFA Europa League play-offs

Teams finishing fourth to seventh will take part in Europa League play-offs to decide one team who will qualify for next season's Europa League first qualifying round.

Semi-finals

Final

NIFL Premiership play-offs

Pre-play-off

The runners-up and third-placed teams from the Championship will take part (over two legs) in the Championship promotion pre-play-off.

Play-off

The eleventh-placed team from the Premiership will play the winners of the pre-play-off over two legs for one spot in the 2018–19 NIFL Premiership.

Top goalscorers

External links

IFA Premiership seasons

2014–15 · 2015–16 · 2016–17 · 2017–18 · 2018–19 · 2019–20 ·

2017–18 in Northern Irish football
Domestic leagues

NIFL Premiership · NIFL Championship

Domestic cups

Irish Cup · Northern Ireland Football League Cup · Northern Ireland Super Cup

European competitions

Champions League (Final) · Europa League (Final)

National teams

2018 FIFA World Cup qualification (Group C)

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Domestic leagues

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Domestic cups

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League cups

England · Estonia · Finland '17 '18 · France · Gibraltar · Hungary · Iceland '17 '18 · Israel · Latvia · Northern Ireland · Portugal · Republic of Ireland '17 '18 · Romania · Scotland · Wales

Supercups

Albania · Andorra · Armenia · Azerbaijan · Belarus · Belgium · Bulgaria · Cyprus · Czech Republic · England · Estonia · Faroe Islands · France · Georgia · Germany · Gibraltar · Hungary · Iceland · Israel · Italy · Kazakhstan · Lithuania · Macedonia · Malta · Moldova · Netherlands · Northern Ireland · Poland · Portugal · Republic of Ireland '17 '18 · Romania · Russia · San Marino · Slovakia · Slovenia · Spain · Sweden · Turkey · Ukraine

UEFA competitions

Champions League (qualifying phase and play-off round · group stage · knockout phase · Final)
Europa League (qualifying phase and play-off round · group stage · knockout phase · Final)
Super Cup

International competitions

2018 FIFA World Cup (UEFA qualification) · 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup

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Northern Irish competitions · Northern Irish coaches · Northern Irish players · Northern Irish stadiums
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