NORTHERN IRELAND 1970-71
Irish League
  Played Won Drew Lost For Against Diff. Points
1 Linfield FC Belfast 22 18 2 2 58 16 42 38
2 Glentoran FC Belfast 22 16 3 3 52 17 35 35
3 Distillery FC Belfast 22 13 4 5 51 29 22 30
4 Coleraine FC 22 12 2 8 43 32 11 26
5 Ballymena United FC 22 8 7 7 34 28 6 23
6 Ards FC Newtownards 22 8 5 9 30 37 -7 21
7 Crusaders FC Belfast 22 7 6 9 24 45 -21 20
8 Derry City FC Londonderry 22 7 5 10 45 46 -1 19
9 Bangor FC 22 7 5 10 21 34 -13 19
10 Glenavon FC Lurgan 22 5 3 14 39 55 -16 13
11 Cliftonville FC Belfast 22 3 6 13 26 53 -27 12
12 Portadown FC 22 2 4 16 24 55 -31 8
  264 106 52 106 447 447 0 264
Rules for classification: 1) Points (win 2 points, draw 1 point); 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored
Belfast = Béal Feirste Londonderry = Doire
Coleraine = Cúil Raithin Bangor = Beannchar
Ballymena = Baile Lifin Lurgan = an Lorgain
Newtownards = Baile Nua na hArda Portadown = Port an Dúnáin
NORTHERN IRELAND 1971-72
Irish League
  Played Won Drew Lost For Against Diff. Points
1 Glentoran FC Belfast 22 14 5 3 50 17 33 33
2 Portadown FC 22 13 4 5 49 25 24 30
3 Ards FC Newtownards 22 12 5 5 49 30 19 29
4 Linfield FC Belfast 22 10 7 5 48 29 19 27
5 Coleraine FC 22 9 7 6 51 40 11 25
6 Crusaders FC Belfast 22 10 5 7 36 35 1 25
7 Ballymena United FC 22 8 5 9 34 34 0 21
8 Distillery FC Belfast 22 7 7 8 34 44 -10 21
9 Glenavon FC Lurgan 22 7 6 9 36 40 -4 20
10 Derry City FC Londonderry 22 4 8 10 41 55 -14 16
11 Bangor FC 22 2 5 15 28 62 -34 9
12 Cliftonville FC Belfast 22 2 4 16 19 64 -45 8
  264 98 68 98 475 475 0 264
Rules for classification: 1) Points (win 2 points, draw 1 point); 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored
Derry City FC Londonderry resigned due to civil unrest
Admitted Larne FC
Belfast = Béal Feirste Ballymena = Baile Lifin
Portadown = Port an Dúnáin Lurgan = an Lorgain
Newtownards = Baile Nua na hArda Londonderry = Doire
Coleraine = Cúil Raithin Bangor = Beannchar
NORTHERN IRELAND 1972-73
Irish League
  Played Won Drew Lost For Against Diff. Points
1 Crusaders FC Belfast 22 14 4 4 50 22 28 32
2 Ards FC Newtownards 22 13 5 4 49 22 27 31
3 Portadown FC 22 12 5 5 37 27 10 29
4 Coleraine FC 22 13 2 7 51 31 20 28
5 Linfield FC Belfast 22 12 3 7 38 29 9 27
6 Glenavon FC Lurgan 22 10 3 9 33 28 5 23
7 Distillery FC Belfast 22 9 4 9 40 47 -7 22
8 Glentoran FC Belfast 22 9 3 10 48 40 8 21
9 Ballymena United FC 22 7 5 10 26 35 -9 19
10 Bangor FC 22 5 8 9 28 32 -4 18
11 Larne FC 22 2 3 17 28 67 -39 7
12 Cliftonville FC Belfast 22 3 1 18 18 66 -48 7
  264 109 46 109 446 446 0 264
Rules for classification: 1) Points (win 2 points, draw 1 point); 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored
Belfast = Béal Feirste Lurgan = an Lorgain
Newtownards = Baile Nua na hArda Ballymena = Baile Lifin
Portadown = Port an Dúnáin Bangor = Beannchar
Coleraine = Cúil Raithin Larne = Latharna
NORTHERN IRELAND 1973-74
Irish League
  Played Won Drew Lost For Against Diff. Points
1 Coleraine FC 22 16 3 3 41 20 21 35
2 Portadown FC 22 13 4 5 51 20 31 30
3 Crusaders FC Belfast 22 14 2 6 48 32 16 30
4 Linfield FC Belfast 22 10 6 6 46 25 21 26
5 Glenavon FC Lurgan 22 11 2 9 33 35 -2 24
6 Bangor FC 22 10 3 9 40 28 12 23
7 Ballymena United FC 22 10 3 9 34 26 8 23
8 Ards FC Newtownards 22 9 4 9 42 37 5 22
9 Glentoran FC Belfast 22 8 2 12 28 39 -11 18
10 Larne FC 22 7 3 12 31 50 -19 17
11 Cliftonville FC Belfast 22 3 3 16 20 56 -36 9
12 Distillery FC Belfast 22 2 3 17 24 70 -46 7
  264 113 38 113 438 438 0 264
Rules for classification: 1) Points (win 2 points, draw 1 point); 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored
Coleraine = Cúil Raithin Bangor = Beannchar
Portadown = Port an Dúnáin Ballymena = Baile Lifin
Belfast = Béal Feirste Newtownards = Baile Nua na hArda
Lurgan = an Lorgain Larne = Latharna
NORTHERN IRELAND 1974-75
Irish League
  Played Won Drew Lost For Against Diff. Points
1 Linfield FC Belfast 22 17 3 2 53 23 30 37
2 Coleraine FC 22 15 2 5 58 25 33 32
3 Glentoran FC Belfast 22 14 3 5 52 30 22 31
4 Ballymena United FC 22 10 7 5 43 25 18 27
5 Crusaders FC Belfast 22 11 5 6 46 30 16 27
6 Bangor FC 22 8 6 8 37 35 2 22
7 Portadown FC 22 8 5 9 29 37 -8 21
8 Larne FC 22 9 1 12 38 37 1 19
9 Ards FC Newtownards 22 7 3 12 28 43 -15 17
10 Glenavon FC Lurgan 22 5 3 14 31 62 -31 13
11 Cliftonville FC Belfast 22 3 4 15 19 54 -35 10
12 Distillery FC Belfast 22 2 4 16 20 53 -33 8
  264 109 46 109 454 454 0 264
Rules for classification: 1) Points (win 2 points, draw 1 point); 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored
Belfast = Béal Feirste Portadown = Port an Dúnáin
Coleraine = Cúil Raithin Larne = Latharna
Ballymena = Baile Lifin Newtownards = Baile Nua na hArda
Bangor = Beannchar Lurgan = an Lorgain
NORTHERN IRELAND 1975-76
Irish League
  Played Won Drew Lost For Against Diff. Points
1 Crusaders FC Belfast 22 15 6 1 51 19 32 36
2 Glentoran FC Belfast 22 14 4 4 48 22 26 32
3 Coleraine FC 22 13 5 4 42 27 15 31
4 Linfield FC Belfast 22 11 5 6 43 25 18 27
5 Bangor FC 22 9 7 6 28 27 1 25
6 Ballymena United FC 22 8 5 9 36 35 1 21
7 Ards FC Newtownards 22 7 5 10 32 43 -11 19
8 Portadown FC 22 7 3 12 34 39 -5 17
9 Cliftonville FC Belfast 22 6 4 12 32 46 -14 16
10 Larne FC 22 6 3 13 32 45 -13 15
11 Glenavon FC Lurgan 22 4 7 11 24 44 -20 15
12 Distillery FC Belfast 22 3 4 15 24 54 -30 10
  264 103 58 103 426 426 0 264
Rules for classification: 1) Points (win 2 points, draw 1 point); 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored
Belfast = Béal Feirste Newtownards = Baile Nua na hArda
Coleraine = Cúil Raithin Portadown = Port an Dúnáin
Bangor = Beannchar Larne = Latharna
Ballymena = Baile Lifin Lurgan = an Lorgain
NORTHERN IRELAND 1976-77
Irish League
  Played Won Drew Lost For Against Diff. Points
1 Glentoran FC Belfast 22 17 2 3 50 19 31 36
2 Glenavon FC Lurgan 22 14 3 5 40 25 15 31
3 Linfield FC Belfast 22 12 4 6 39 21 18 28
4 Coleraine FC 22 12 3 7 40 29 11 27
5 Larne FC 22 12 3 7 42 33 9 27
6 Crusaders FC Belfast 22 9 5 8 39 33 6 23
7 Ards FC Newtownards 22 9 3 10 34 39 -5 21
8 Portadown FC 22 8 2 12 36 37 -1 18
9 Ballymena United FC 22 5 5 12 20 34 -14 15
10 Distillery FC Belfast 22 5 5 12 25 44 -19 15
11 Bangor FC 22 4 5 13 23 43 -20 13
12 Cliftonville FC Belfast 22 4 2 16 20 51 -31 10
  264 111 42 111 408 408 0 264
Rules for classification: 1) Points (win 2 points, draw 1 point); 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored
Belfast = Béal Feirste Newtownards = Baile Nua na hArda
Lurgan = an Lorgain Portadown = Port an Dúnáin
Larne = Latharna Ballymena = Baile Lifin
Coleraine = Cúil Raithin Bangor = Beannchar
NORTHERN IRELAND 1977-78
Irish League
  Played Won Drew Lost For Against Diff. Points
1 Linfield FC Belfast 22 19 2 1 65 22 43 40
2 Glentoran FC Belfast 22 15 4 3 59 22 37 34
3 Glenavon FC Lurgan 22 13 2 7 41 30 11 28
4 Cliftonville FC Belfast 22 10 5 7 34 38 -4 25
5 Portadown FC 22 8 5 9 42 34 8 21
6 Larne FC 22 10 1 11 31 31 0 21
7 Ards FC Newtownards 22 9 3 10 38 41 -3 21
8 Coleraine FC 22 8 3 11 34 41 -7 19
9 Distillery FC Belfast 22 6 4 12 32 59 -27 16
10 Crusaders FC Belfast 22 6 3 13 24 46 -22 15
11 Bangor FC 22 5 4 13 22 36 -14 14
12 Ballymena United FC 22 4 2 16 22 44 -22 10
  264 113 38 113 444 444 0 264
Rules for classification: 1) Points (win 2 points, draw 1 point); 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored
Belfast = Béal Feirste Newtownards = Baile Nua na hArda
Lurgan = an Lorgain Coleraine = Cúil Raithin
Portadown = Port an Dúnáin Bangor = Beannchar
Larne = Latharna Ballymena = Baile Lifin
NORTHERN IRELAND 1978-79
Irish League
  Played Won Drew Lost For Against Diff. Points
1 Linfield FC Belfast 22 14 6 2 46 21 25 34
2 Glenavon FC Lurgan 22 11 6 5 42 30 12 28
3 Ards FC Newtownards 22 11 5 6 47 34 13 27
4 Glentoran FC Belfast 22 9 8 5 36 33 3 26
5 Portadown FC 22 10 5 7 35 27 8 25
6 Larne FC 22 10 4 8 42 35 7 24
7 Cliftonville FC Belfast 22 7 7 8 31 29 2 21
8 Coleraine FC 22 7 6 9 29 30 -1 20
9 Crusaders FC Belfast 22 6 8 8 30 33 -3 20
10 Bangor FC 22 5 8 9 28 40 -12 18
11 Ballymena United FC 22 4 6 12 25 46 -21 14
12 Distillery FC Belfast 22 2 3 17 19 52 -33 7
  264 96 72 96 410 410 0 264
Rules for classification: 1) Points (win 2 points, draw 1 point); 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored
Belfast = Béal Feirste Larne = Latharna
Lurgan = an Lorgain Coleraine = Cúil Raithin
Newtownards = Baile Nua na hArda Bangor = Beannchar
Portadown = Port an Dúnáin Ballymena = Baile Lifin
NORTHERN IRELAND  1979-80
Irish League
  Played Won Drew Lost For Against Diff. Points
1 Linfield FC Belfast 22 19 1 2 59 17 42 39
2 Ballymena United FC 22 12 6 4 52 23 29 30
3 Glentoran FC Belfast 22 10 7 5 34 27 7 27
4 Cliftonville FC Belfast 22 10 6 6 29 16 13 26
5 Crusaders FC Belfast 22 11 2 9 32 24 8 24
6 Portadown FC 22 10 3 9 36 37 -1 23
7 Coleraine FC 22 9 4 9 46 48 -2 22
8 Distillery FC Belfast 22 7 4 11 22 48 -26 18
9 Glenavon FC Lurgan 22 5 6 11 19 30 -11 16
10 Bangor FC 22 6 4 12 27 50 -23 16
11 Ards FC Newtownards 22 4 5 13 26 39 -13 13
12 Larne FC 22 3 4 15 17 40 -23 10
  264 106 52 106 399 399 0 264
Rules for classification: 1) Points (win 2 points, draw 1 point); 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored
Distillery FC Belfast => Distillery FC Lisburn
Belfast = Béal Feirste Lurgan = an Lorgain
Ballymena = Baile Lifin Bangor = Beannchar
Portadown = Port an Dúnáin Newtownards = Baile Nua na hArda
Coleraine = Cúil Raithin Larne = Latharna