1924–25 League of Ireland

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League of Ireland
Season 1924–25
Champions Shamrock Rovers (2nd Title)
Matches played 88
Goals scored 344 (3.91 per match)
Top goalscorer Billy Farrell (25)
Biggest home win Shelbourne 8-0 Brooklyn
Biggest away win Pioneers 1-7 Shamrock Rovers
St. James's Gate 1-7 Shelbourne
Highest scoring Shelbourne 8-0 Brooklyn
Pioneers 1-7 Shamrock Rovers
St. James's Gate 1-7 Shelbourne
Jacobs 6-2 Brooklyn
Brooklyn 2-6 Shamrock Rovers
Bray Unknowns 3-5 Pioneers
Pioneers 5-3 St. James's Gate

The 1924–25 League of Ireland was the 4th season of senior football in Republic of Ireland. It began on September 6, 1924 and ended on April 25, 1925. Bohemians was the defending champion. Shamrock Rovers was the winner for this season.

Overview[edit]

Midland Athletic were not re-elected. Shelbourne United withdrew from the League of Ireland on 7 September 1924, the day after the competition officially started. Bray Unknowns and Fordsons were elected to the League. Fordsons became the first team from Munster to play in the League of Ireland. Both matches involving Athlone Town and Bohemians were not played, both matches were awarded as wins for Bohemians.

Teams[edit]

Locations of the 1924/25 League of Ireland Division 'A' teams
Team Home city Home ground
Athlone Town Athlone Sports Ground
Bohemians Dublin (Phibsborough) Dalymount Park
Bray Unknowns Bray Woodbrook Ground
Brooklyn Dublin (Merchants Quay) Chalgrove Terrace
Fordsons Cork Ballinlough Road
Jacobs Dublin (Crumlin) Rutland Avenue
Pioneers Dublin (Sandymount) The Thatch
St. James's Gate Dublin (Crumlin) St. James's Park
Shamrock Rovers Dublin (Tallaght) Milltown
Shelbourne Dublin (Drumcondra) Shelbourne Park

Division 'A'[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Shamrock Rovers (C) 18 13 5 0 67 12 +55 31
2 Bohemians 18 11 6 1 40 11 +29 28
3 Shelbourne 18 12 3 3 55 20 +35 27
4 Fordsons 18 10 1 7 35 32 +3 21
5 St. James's Gate 18 8 1 9 36 35 +1 17
6 Jacobs 18 5 7 6 30 36 −6 17
7 Athlone Town 18 5 4 9 15 32 −17 14
8 Brooklyn 18 4 3 11 24 57 −33 11
9 Bray Unknowns 18 3 3 12 21 44 −23 9
10 Pioneers 18 2 1 15 21 65 −44 5

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 BRY BRK FOR JAC PIO STG SHM SHE
Athlone Town [α] 1–1 0–0 1–0 0–3 1–0 3–2 0–5 0–3
Bohemians [β] 1–1 5–1 4–0 5–0 0–0 3–3 1–1 2–2
Bray Unknowns 3–1 0–2 4–3 1–3 1–4 3–5 0–1 0–3 2–3
Brooklyn 0–1 0–4 1–0 0–3 3–1 3–0 2–2 2–6 0–2
Fordsons 2–1 0–3 3–1 3–3 3–0 3–1 4–1 0–6 2–0
Jacobs 1–1 1–2 3–2 6–2 2–0 4–1 2–0 1–4 1–3
Pioneers 1–3 0–6 1–2 1–2 1–5 1–6 5–3 1–7 1–6
St. James's Gate 1–1 0–1 0–0 5–1 3–2 2–0 1–0 2–2 1–7
Shamrock Rovers 6–0 1–1 6–0 6–1 3–0 3–0 5–1 0–0 1–1
Shelbourne 4–1 1–0 3–0 8–0 1–2 2–1 5–1 3–3 1–2

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

α The Athlone Town v Bohemians match was not played. The League awarded Bohemians the win with no goals recorded.
β The Bohemians v Athlone Town match was not played. The League awarded Bohemians the win with no goals recorded.

Top goalscorers[edit]

Pos Player Club Goals
1 Billy Farrell Shamrock Rovers 25
2 Bob Fullam Shamrock Rovers 20
3 Eddie Brooks Bohemians 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.