1978–79 League of Ireland

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Statistics of League of Ireland in the 1978–79 season.

Overview[edit]

It was contested by 16 teams, and Dundalk F.C. won the championship.

Final classification[edit]

Pos Club Pts W D L GF GA GD
1 Dundalk F.C. 45 19 7 4 57 25 +32
2 Bohemian F.C. 43 18 7 5 53 21 +32
3 Drogheda United F.C. 42 17 6 7 60 40 +20
4 Waterford F.C. 42 17 8 5 48 32 +16
5 Shamrock Rovers F.C. 37 17 3 10 45 25 +20
6 Limerick F.C.*** 36 13 9 8 39 25 +14
7 Athlone Town A.F.C. 35 14 7 9 56 41 +15
8 Finn Harps F.C. 34 15 6 9 56 41 +15
9 Home Farm F.C. 33 13 7 10 47 33 +14
10 Sligo Rovers F.C. 25 9 7 14 35 40 -5
11 Cork Alberts F.C.** 23 7 9 14 35 49 -14
12 Thurles Town F.C. 23 8 5 17 35 62 -27
13 Shelbourne F.C. 21 6 9 15 41 58 -17
14 St Patrick's Athletic F.C. 20 7 6 17 36 62 -26
15 Galway Rovers F.C. 13 4 5 21 41 79 -38
16 Cork Celtic F.C.* 8 3 5 22 16 67 -51

Note: After the matches Cork Celtic F.C. 0-0 Limerick F.C., Drogheda United F.C. 0-1 Finn Harps F.C. and Thurles Town F.C. 0-1 Cork Celtic F.C., the league awarded 1 point to Limerick F.C. from Cork Celtic F.C., 2 points to Drogheda United F.C. from Finn Harps F.C. and 2 points to Thurles Town F.C. from Cork Celtic F.C..

'*'Cork Celtic F.C. resigned from the league at the end of the season.

'**'Cork Alberts F.C. changed their club name to Cork United F.C. for next season.

'***'Limerick F.C. changed their club name to Limerick United F.C. for next season.

University College Dublin A.F.C. were elected to the league for next season.

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