1923–24 League of Ireland

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League of Ireland
Season 1923–24
Champions Bohemians (1st Title)
Matches played 90
Goals scored 335 (3.72 per match)
Top goalscorer Dave Roberts (20)
Biggest home win Jacobs 7-1 Midland Athletic
Athlone Town 6-0 Midland Athletic
Biggest away win Pioneers 1-7 Bohemians
Pioneers 1-7 Shelbourne
Midland Athletic 0-6 Shelbourne
Pioneers 0-6 Brooklyn
Highest scoring St. James's Gate 3-6 Shelbourne

The 1923–24 League of Ireland was the 3rd season of senior football in Republic of Ireland. It began on September 8, 1923 and ended on May 13, 1924. Shamrock Rovers were the defending champion. Bohemians was the winner for this season.

Overview[edit]

Dublin United, Olympia and Rathmines Athletic were not re-elected. Brooklyn was elected to the League. The League was reduced to 10 teams from 12.

Teams[edit]

Locations of the 1923/24 League of Ireland Division 'A' teams
Team Home city Home ground
Athlone Town Athlone Sports Ground
Bohemians Dublin (Phibsborough) Dalymount Park
Brooklyn Dublin (Merchants Quay) Chalgrove Terrace
Jacobs Dublin (Crumlin) Rutland Avenue
Midland Athletic Dublin (Whitehall) The Thatch
Pioneers Dublin (Sandymount) Strand Hall
St. James's Gate Dublin (Crumlin) St. James's Park
Shamrock Rovers Dublin (Tallaght) Milltown
Shelbourne Dublin (Drumcondra) Shelbourne Park
Shelbourne United Dublin (Drumcondra) Milltown

Division 'A'[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Bohemians (C) 18 16 0 2 56 20 +36 32
2 Shelbourne 18 13 2 3 55 21 +34 28
3 Jacobs 18 11 2 5 36 21 +15 24
4 Athlone Town 18 8 5 5 34 24 +10 21
5 St. James's Gate 18 9 2 7 38 27 +11 20
6 Shelbourne United 18 8 3 7 30 31 −1 19
7 Shamrock Rovers 18 7 3 8 35 32 +3 17
8 Brooklyn 18 4 2 12 23 37 −14 10
9 Pioneers 18 2 1 15 15 60 −45 5
10 Midland Athletic 18 2 0 16 13 62 −49 4

Source: [1][2]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results[edit]

Home ╲ Away[1] ATH BOH BRK JAC MID PIO STG SHM SHE SHU
Athlone Town 0–1 4–1 3–1 6–0 3–0 3–2 1–2 2–3 0–0
Bohemians 4–1 3–1 2–1 4–0 3–2 2–1 4–1 2–0 5–0
Brooklyn 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–0 0–2 0–1 1–3 1–3 1–3
Jacobs 1–2 1–2 3–0 7–1 1–0 2–1 2–1 2–1 1–0
Midland Athletic 0–2 2–4 0–3 1–6 1–0 0–3 2–4 0–6 2–6
Pioneers 1–1 1–7 0–6 1–2 1–4 2–6 2–1 1–7 1–3
St. James's Gate 4–0 1–3 2–0 1–1 2–0 5–0 2–0 3–6 1–1
Shamrock Rovers 3–3 2–0 1–1 1–2 3–0 5–1 2–3 2–2 0–2
Shelbourne 0–0 5–2 5–1 3–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 3–2 4–0
Shelbourne United 1–1 1–6 2–5 0–1 2–0 3–0 3–0 1–2 2–1

Source: [1][2]
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorers[edit]

Pos Player Club Goals
1 Dave Roberts Bohemians 20
2 Christy Robinson Bohemians 12
Frank Rushe Shelbourne 12

Source:[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b McSweeney, Niall. A Record of League of Ireland Football 1921-22 to 1984-85. Association of Football Statisticians. 
  2. ^ a b c Graham, Alex. Football in the Republic of Ireland a Statisical Record 1921-2005. Soccer Books Limited. ISBN 1-86223-135-4.