The County Antrim Shield (formally the County Antrim F.A. Senior Shield) is a football competition in Northern Ireland. The competition is open to senior teams who are members of the North East Ulster Football Association (also known as the County Antrim & District Football Association) (membership of which extends beyond County Antrim itself), often plus intermediate teams who qualify via the Steel & Sons Cup, depending on the numbers required. (For the 2010–11 season, only the winners took part, and will take part for the 2011–12 season.) During the later 1980s and early 1990s, the North East Ulster F.A. invited senior clubs from outside its jurisdiction to participate. Hence the Shield has been won by Newry Town (now called Newry City) and Glenavon, neither of which are members of the North East Ulster F.A.
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