Newry City failed in their bid for promotion when they lost 3-2 on aggregate to Lisburn Distillery, which means there will be three new teams replacing the promoted and relegated sides.
Carrick Rangers finished bottom of the Carling Premiership and swap places with Ballinamallard United, who won Championship 1. Ballinamallard successfully applied for a Championship Licence, which is required to gain promotion.
Coagh United are promoted as Champions of Championship 2, and they are move up along with runners-up Dundela. They replace Banbridge Town and Glebe Rangers, who finished thirteenth and fourteenth respectively.