The Northern Ireland Championship is known as the Bluefin Sport Championship and forms the second division of the Northern Ireland National League. This league plays directly below the NI Premiership. There are only 12 clubs in this league. Promotion from NIFL Championship feeds directly into the Premiership League.

Participating teams

Annagh United, Armagh, Ballinamallard United, Ballyclare Comrades, Bangor FC, Carrick Rangers FC, Coagh United FC, Dergview FC, Donegal Celtic, Dundela FC, H&W Welders, Institute FC, Knockbreda Parish, Larne FC, Limavady United, Lisburn Distillery, Loughgall FC, Lurgan Celtic, Newington YC, Newry City AFC, PSNI FC, Portadown FC, Tobermore United, Warrenpoint