The Munster Senior League (MSL) was formed in 1922/23.
In 1921 Harry Buckle, a former Ireland international, settled in Cork and began working for the Ford Motor Company. Finding little or no association football activity in the city, Buckle initially founded Fordsons F.C. and then helped found the County Cork–based South Munster League for the team to play in. In addition to playing and coaching with the new club, Buckle also served as president of the Tipperary/Limerick based – North Munster League and helped reform the Munster Football Association.
By 1922–23 the South Munster League and North Munster Leagues had effectively merged to become the Munster Senior League.
Games are played under the direction of the Munster Football Association, Football Association of Ireland, UEFA and FIFA.
Predominately Cork based, it has had at various times, teams competing from Limerick, Waterford, Kerry and Tipperary.
The Munster Senior League has three sections:
Senior League-Premier Division, 1st Div and 2nd Div (Intermediate),
Junior League –Premier Div, 1st Div and 2nd Div,
Floodlit League. (Over 35)
It also runs various local cup competitions throughout the season.
MSL teams also compete nationally in the FAI intermediate cup, FAI Junior cup, Munster Senior and Junior cups and the Munster Champions Cup (Junior).
The MSL also partakes in Inter-League and inter-provincial competitions at Junior and Senior Level.
Munster Senior League Management Committee 2018-‘19