NORTHERN IRELAND 1980-81
Irish League
  Played Won Drew Lost For Against Diff. Points
1 Glentoran FC Belfast 22 15 7 0 58 26 32 37
2 Linfield FC Belfast 22 16 3 3 57 15 42 35
3 Ballymena United FC 22 12 4 6 33 21 12 28
4 Crusaders FC Belfast 22 9 6 7 28 26 2 24
5 Ards FC Newtownards 22 9 6 7 35 40 -5 24
6 Glenavon FC Lurgan 22 7 8 7 37 37 0 22
7 Larne FC 22 9 4 9 26 26 0 22
8 Portadown FC 22 8 5 9 30 34 -4 21
9 Coleraine FC 22 5 8 9 28 36 -8 18
10 Cliftonville FC Belfast 22 5 5 12 20 37 -17 15
11 Bangor FC 22 4 5 13 35 53 -18 13
12 Distillery FC Lisburn 22 1 3 18 18 54 -36 5
  264 100 64 100 405 405 0 264
Rules for classification: 1) Points (win 2 points, draw 1 point); 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored
Belfast = Béal Feirste Larne = Latharna
Ballymena = Baile Lifin Portadown = Port an Dúnáin
Newtownards = Baile Nua na hArda Coleraine = Cúil Raithin
Lurgan = an Lorgain Bangor = Beannchar
NORTHERN IRELAND 1981-82
Irish League
  Played Won Drew Lost For Against Diff. Points
1 Linfield FC Belfast 22 17 3 2 59 19 40 37
2 Glentoran FC Belfast 22 16 1 5 61 22 39 33
3 Coleraine FC 22 14 3 5 63 31 32 31
4 Crusaders FC Belfast 22 11 4 7 36 31 5 26
5 Cliftonville FC Belfast 22 9 6 7 33 28 5 24
6 Portadown FC 22 11 2 9 29 29 0 24
7 Ballymena United FC 22 6 8 8 25 30 -5 20
8 Distillery FC Lisburn 22 7 4 11 30 44 -14 18
9 Glenavon FC Lurgan 22 4 7 11 30 52 -22 15
10 Ards FC Newtownards 22 5 4 13 18 47 -29 14
11 Larne FC 22 5 3 14 27 42 -15 13
12 Bangor FC 22 3 3 16 20 56 -36 9
  264 108 48 108 431 431 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
Coleraine = Cúil Raithin Newtownards = Baile Nua na hArda
Portadown = Port an Dúnáin Larne = Latharna
Ballymena = Baile Lifin Bangor = Beannchar
NORTHERN IRELAND 1982-83
Irish League
  Played Won Drew Lost For Against Diff. Points
1 Linfield FC Belfast 22 15 5 2 43 13 30 35
2 Glentoran FC Belfast 22 14 2 6 49 21 28 30
3 Coleraine FC 22 11 6 5 44 25 19 28
4 Portadown FC 22 10 6 6 29 17 12 26
5 Crusaders FC Belfast 22 11 3 8 35 26 9 25
6 Cliftonville FC Belfast 22 10 4 8 30 24 6 24
7 Ards FC Newtownards 22 9 4 9 40 41 -1 22
8 Ballymena United FC 22 8 4 10 32 41 -9 20
9 Distillery FC Lisburn 22 7 4 11 23 46 -23 18
10 Glenavon FC Lurgan 22 6 4 12 26 37 -11 16
11 Larne FC 22 6 3 13 31 40 -9 15
12 Bangor FC 22 1 3 18 17 68 -51 5
  264 108 48 108 399 399 0 264
Rules for classification: 1) Points (win 2 points, draw 1 point); 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored
Admitted Newry Town FC, Carrick Rangers FC Carrickfergus
Belfast = Béal Feirste Ballymena = Baile Lifin
Coleraine = Cúil Raithin Lurgan = an Lorgain
Portadown = Port an Dúnáin Larne = Latharna
Newtownards = Baile Nua na hArda Bangor = Beannchar
NORTHERN IRELAND 1983-84
Irish League
  Played Won Drew Lost For Against Diff. Points
1 Linfield FC Belfast 26 22 1 3 76 23 53 45
2 Glentoran FC Belfast 26 18 6 2 65 19 46 42
3 Cliftonville FC Belfast 26 12 7 7 28 23 5 31
4 Ards FC Newtownards 26 9 11 6 32 26 6 29
5 Coleraine FC 26 11 6 9 44 34 10 28
6 Ballymena United FC 26 10 8 8 32 30 2 28
7 Glenavon FC Lurgan 26 10 7 9 41 33 8 27
8 Crusaders FC Belfast 26 11 5 10 38 41 -3 27
9 Distillery FC Lisburn 26 11 4 11 35 42 -7 26
10 Portadown FC 26 9 6 11 28 31 -3 24
11 Newry Town FC 26 8 3 15 30 48 -18 19
12 Bangor FC 26 4 6 16 24 57 -33 14
13 Larne FC (-2) 26 7 1 18 25 58 -33 13
14 Carrick Rangers FC Carrickfergus 26 3 3 20 24 57 -33 9
  364 145 74 145 522 522 0 362
Rules for classification: 1) Points (win 2 points, draw 1 point); 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored
Larne FC 2 points deducted for disciplinary reasons
Belfast = Béal Feirste Portadown = Port an Dúnáin
Newtownards = Baile Nua na hArda Newry = Iúr Cinn Trá
Coleraine = Cúil Raithin Bangor = Beannchar
Ballymena = Baile Lifin Larne = Latharna
Lurgan = an Lorgain Carrickfergus = Carraig Fhearghais
NORTHERN IRELAND 1984-85
Irish League
  Played Won Drew Lost For Against Diff. Points
1 Linfield FC Belfast 26 17 5 4 70 22 48 39
2 Coleraine FC 26 14 8 4 56 31 25 36
3 Glentoran FC Belfast 26 14 6 6 53 26 27 34
4 Portadown FC 26 13 4 9 33 29 4 30
5 Cliftonville FC Belfast 26 10 8 8 37 36 1 28
6 Crusaders FC Belfast 26 9 10 7 34 37 -3 28
7 Glenavon FC Lurgan 26 11 4 11 45 53 -8 26
8 Ballymena United FC 26 9 7 10 37 36 1 25
9 Distillery FC Lisburn 26 8 8 10 35 41 -6 24
10 Larne FC 26 10 2 14 37 47 -10 22
11 Ards FC Newtownards 26 8 5 13 32 40 -8 21
12 Newry Town FC 26 7 6 13 39 57 -18 20
13 Bangor FC 26 5 9 12 24 39 -15 19
14 Carrick Rangers FC Carrickfergus 26 3 6 17 24 62 -38 12
  364 138 88 138 556 556 0 364
Rules for classification: 1) Points (win 2 points, draw 1 point); 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored
Belfast = Béal Feirste Larne = Latharna
Coleraine = Cúil Raithin Newtownards = Baile Nua na hArda
Portadown = Port an Dúnáin Newry = Iúr Cinn Trá
Lurgan = an Lorgain Bangor = Beannchar
Ballymena = Baile Lifin Carrickfergus = Carraig Fhearghais
NORTHERN IRELAND 1985-86
Irish League
  Played Won Drew Lost For Against Diff. Points
                 
1 Linfield FC Belfast 26 20 3 3 59 16 43 43
2 Coleraine FC 26 16 3 7 51 31 20 35
3 Ards FC Newtownards 26 12 7 7 37 19 18 31
4 Glentoran FC Belfast 26 14 3 9 42 26 16 31
5 Crusaders FC Belfast 26 13 5 8 42 34 8 31
6 Larne FC 26 10 8 8 49 34 15 28
7 Ballymena United FC 26 10 7 9 43 30 13 27
8 Cliftonville FC Belfast 26 8 9 9 31 34 -3 25
9 Distillery FC Lisburn 26 9 6 11 30 49 -19 24
10 Portadown FC 26 10 3 13 22 32 -10 23
11 Glenavon FC Lurgan 26 5 11 10 26 36 -10 21
12 Bangor FC 26 6 6 14 31 45 -14 18
13 Newry Town FC 26 6 5 15 28 59 -31 17
14 Carrick Rangers FC Carrickfergus 26 2 6 18 12 58 -46 10
  364 141 82 141 503 503 0 364
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 Lurgan = an Lorgain
Newtownards = Baile Nua na hArda Bangor = Beannchar
Larne = Latharna Newry = Iúr Cinn Trá
Ballymena = Baile Lifin Carrickfergus = Carraig Fhearghais
NORTHERN IRELAND 1986-87
Irish League
  Played Won Drew Lost For Against Diff. Points
1 Linfield FC Belfast 26 18 3 5 50 15 35 57
2 Coleraine FC 26 16 5 5 65 26 39 53
3 Ards FC Newtownards 26 14 6 6 47 31 16 48
4 Larne FC 26 11 9 6 38 24 14 42
5 Newry Town FC 26 12 6 8 42 40 2 42
6 Ballymena United FC 26 11 8 7 45 42 3 41
7 Glentoran FC Belfast (-8) 26 14 6 6 54 30 24 40
8 Cliftonville FC Belfast 26 8 9 9 34 29 5 33
9 Glenavon FC Lurgan 26 8 8 10 32 27 5 32
10 Bangor FC 26 8 2 16 28 52 -24 26
11 Crusaders FC Belfast (-4) 26 8 5 13 37 54 -17 25
12 Carrick Rangers FC Carrickfergus 26 6 5 15 27 53 -26 23
13 Portadown FC 26 3 11 12 22 45 -23 20
14 Distillery FC Lisburn 26 2 3 21 21 74 -53 9
  364 139 86 139 542 542 0 491
Rules for classification: 1) Points (win 3 points, draw 1 point); 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored
Glentoran FC Belfast  8 points deducted and Crusaders FC Belfast 4 points deducted for disciplinary reasons
Belfast = Béal Feirste Ballymena = Baile Lifin
Coleraine = Cúil Raithin Lurgan = an Lorgain
Newtownards = Baile Nua na hArda Bangor = Beannchar
Larne = Latharna Carrickfergus = Carraig Fhearghais
Newry = Iúr Cinn Trá Portadown = Port an Dúnáin
NORTHERN IRELAND 1987-88
Irish League
  Played Won Drew Lost For Against Diff. Points
1 Glentoran FC Belfast 26 19 5 2 48 15 33 62
2 Linfield FC Belfast 26 19 3 4 51 15 36 60
3 Coleraine FC 26 16 4 6 53 28 25 52
4 Newry Town FC 26 15 5 6 34 22 12 50
5 Larne FC 26 12 4 10 35 35 0 40
6 Glenavon FC Lurgan 26 11 5 10 28 27 1 38
7 Ballymena United FC 26 9 9 8 34 34 0 36
8 Portadown FC 26 10 5 11 31 27 4 35
9 Crusaders FC Belfast 26 8 6 12 29 35 -6 30
10 Cliftonville FC Belfast 26 6 8 12 18 38 -20 26
11 Ards FC Newtownards 26 6 7 13 29 38 -9 25
12 Bangor FC 26 7 4 15 24 47 -23 25
13 Carrick Rangers FC Carrickfergus 26 5 5 16 25 44 -19 20
14 Distillery FC Lisburn 26 3 2 21 19 53 -34 11
  364 146 72 146 458 458 0 510
Rules for classification: 1) Points (win 3 points, draw 1 point); 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored
Belfast = Béal Feirste Ballymena = Baile Lifin
Coleraine = Cúil Raithin Portadown = Port an Dúnáin
Newry = Iúr Cinn Trá Newtownards = Baile Nua na hArda
Larne = Latharna Bangor = Beannchar
Lurgan = an Lorgain Carrickfergus = Carraig Fhearghais
NORTHERN IRELAND 1988-89
Irish League
  Played Won Drew Lost For Against Diff. Points
1 Linfield FC Belfast 26 21 2 3 58 19 39 65
2 Glentoran FC Belfast 26 17 4 5 60 29 31 55
3 Coleraine FC 26 15 5 6 42 23 19 50
4 Bangor FC 26 12 9 5 42 30 12 45
5 Glenavon FC Lurgan 26 13 5 8 47 34 13 44
6 Portadown FC 26 10 9 7 29 19 10 39
7 Cliftonville FC Belfast 26 9 9 8 42 30 12 36
8 Carrick Rangers FC Carrickfergus 26 11 3 12 29 40 -11 36
9 Ballymena United FC 26 6 11 9 33 41 -8 29
10 Larne FC 26 6 10 10 38 38 0 28
11 Newry Town FC 26 7 5 14 33 43 -10 26
12 Crusaders FC Belfast 26 5 5 16 22 47 -25 20
13 Ards FC Newtownards 26 4 6 16 25 54 -29 18
14 Distillery FC Lisburn 26 3 3 20 20 73 -53 12
  364 139 86 139 520 520 0 503
Rules for classification: 1) Points (win 3 points, draw 1 point); 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored
Belfast = Béal Feirste Carrickfergus = Carraig Fhearghais
Coleraine = Cúil Raithin Ballymena = Baile Lifin
Bangor = Beannchar Larne = Latharna
Lurgan = an Lorgain Newry = Iúr Cinn Trá
Portadown = Port an Dúnáin Newtownards = Baile Nua na hArda
NORTHERN IRELAND 1989-90
Irish League
  Played Won Drew Lost For Against Diff. Points
1 Portadown FC 26 16 7 3 42 17 25 55
2 Glenavon FC Lurgan 26 16 6 4 52 26 26 54
3 Glentoran FC Belfast 26 12 8 6 43 24 19 44
4 Linfield FC Belfast 26 14 2 10 54 40 14 44
5 Ballymena United FC 26 12 7 7 37 25 12 43
6 Bangor FC 26 11 5 10 26 22 4 38
7 Newry Town FC 26 11 4 11 42 37 5 37
8 Cliftonville FC Belfast 26 9 8 9 37 39 -2 35
9 Larne FC 26 8 7 11 29 38 -9 31
10 Carrick Rangers FC Carrickfergus 26 8 6 12 33 36 -3 30
11 Coleraine FC 26 8 6 12 36 44 -8 30
12 Ards FC Newtownards 26 5 6 15 25 44 -19 21
13 Crusaders FC Belfast 26 4 8 14 27 55 -28 20
14 Distillery FC Lisburn 26 4 8 14 27 63 -36 20
  364 138 88 138 510 510 0 502
Rules for classification: 1) Points (win 3 points, draw 1 point); 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored
Admitted Ballyclare Comrades FC, Omagh Town FC
Portadown = Port an Dúnáin Newry = Iúr Cinn Trá
Lurgan = an Lorgain Larne = Latharna
Belfast = Béal Feirste Carrickfergus = Carraig Fhearghais
Ballymena = Baile Lifin Coleraine = Cúil Raithin
Bangor = Beannchar Newtownards = Baile Nua na hArda