1922–23 League of Ireland

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League of Ireland
Season 1922–23
Champions Shamrock Rovers (1st Title)
Matches played 130
Goals scored 529 (4.07 per match)
Top goalscorer Bob Fullam (27)
Biggest home win Shamrock Rovers 9-1 Midland Athletic
Bohemians 8-0 Olympia
Jacobs 8-0 Midland Athletic
Biggest away win Pioneers 0-9 Shelbourne
Highest scoring Shamrock Rovers 9-1 Midland Athletic

The 1922–23 League of Ireland was the second season of senior football in Republic of Ireland. It began on September 16, 1922, and ended in March, 1923. St James's Gate was the defending champion. Shamrock Rovers was the winner for this season.

Overview[edit]

Frankfort and YMCA were not re-elected. The League was extended to 12 teams from 8 with the election of Athlone Town, Midland Athletic, Pioneers, Rathmines Athletic, Shelbourne United and Shamrock Rovers. Athlone Town became the first team from outside of County Dublin to compete in the league. Rathmines Athletic left near the end of the season in March 1923 with their remaining match awarded as a win for Dublin United. Olympia v Athlone Town was not played, the points were shared.

Teams[edit]

Locations of the 1922/23 League of Ireland Division 'A' teams
Team Home city/suburb Home ground
Athlone Town Athlone Athlone Sports Ground
Bohemians Phibsborough Dalymount Park
Dublin United Donnybrook, Dublin Anglesea Road
Jacobs Crumlin, Dublin Rutland Avenue
Midland Athletic Whitehall, Dublin The Thatch
Olympia Inchicore Bellevue Lodge
Pioneers Clontarf, Dublin Strand Hall
Rathmines Athletic Rathmines Rathmines Park
St. James's Gate Crumlin, Dublin St. James's Park
Shamrock Rovers Milltown, Dublin Glenmalure Park
Shelbourne Ringsend Shelbourne Park
Shelbourne United Donnybrook, Dublin Anglesea Road

Division 'A'[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Shamrock Rovers (C) 22 18 3 1 77 19 +58 39
2 Shelbourne 22 15 4 3 72 14 +58 34
3 Bohemians 22 14 4 4 72 23 +49 32
4 Shelbourne United 22 12 3 7 43 37 +6 27
5 St. James's Gate 22 11 3 8 49 35 +14 25
6 Athlone Town 22 11 3 8 46 33 +13 25
7 Jacobs 22 6 8 8 38 34 +4 20
8 Pioneers 22 8 3 11 38 65 −27 19
9 Midland Athletic 22 7 2 13 30 68 −38 16
10 Dublin United 22 4 3 15 30 70 −40 11
11 Olympia 22 2 7 13 13 57 −44 11
12 Rathmines Athletic 22 2 1 19 21 74 −53 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 ATH BOH DBU JAC MID OLY PIO RAT STG SHM SHE SHU
Athlone Town 2–1 6–1 2–1 2–1 4–0 5–0 4–2 1–3 0–1 0–0 3–3
Bohemians 2–0 7–1 1–1 4–0 8–0 7–0 4–1 2–2 0–2 1–4 1–0
Dublin United 0–4 0–6 2–2 2–2 3–3 2–3 6–1 1–0 1–7 0–6 4–2
Jacobs 1–2 1–4 2–1 8–0 0–0 2–2 5–2 2–0 2–4 1–1 1–2
Midland Athletic 0–4 2–6 3–2 1–0 2–1 2–3 5–3 1–4 1–3 0–3 1–0
Olympia [α] 1–1 1–0 1–3 1–4 0–0 2–1 0–1 0–6 0–3 0–4
Pioneers 1–2 1–2 3–1 2–0 4–0 1–1 2–1 1–5 1–5 0–9 5–1
Rathmines Athletic 2–0 1–4 [β] 0–0 1–2 1–0 0–4 1–7 1–5 0–6 1–2
St. James's Gate 4–1 1–5 4–1 3–1 4–1 1–1 5–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–2
Shamrock Rovers 4–2 2–0 3–1 2–2 9–1 6–0 4–1 3–1 2–1 0–0 0–1
Shelbourne 3–1 1–1 3–0 0–1 3–0 6–0 7–0 5–0 3–0 2–7 4–0
Shelbourne United 3–1 0–5 2–1 2–2 1–1 2–1 4–2 6–1 4–0 0–1 2–1

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 Olympia v Athlone Town match was not played. The FA awarded 1 point to each team and the match was recorded as a draw.
β Rathmines Athletic resigned from the league after 21 games. Their last match was awarded to Dublin United with a 0-0 scoreline registered.

Top goalscorers[edit]

Pos Player Club Goals
1 Bob Fullam Shamrock Rovers 27
2 Ralph Ardiff Shelbourne 26
3 Stephen Doyle Shelbourne 14
Patrick Duncan St James's Gate 14
Christy Robinson Bohemians 14

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 Statistical Record 1921-2005. Soccer Books Limited. ISBN 1-86223-135-4.