1925–26 League of Ireland

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League of Ireland
Season 1925–26
Champions Shelbourne (1st Title)
Matches played 90
Goals scored 445 (4.94 per match)
Top goalscorer Billy Farrell, Shamrock Rovers (24)
Biggest home win Shamrock Rovers 10-2 Pioneers
Biggest away win Jacobs 0-8 Shelbourne
Pioneers 0-8 Shelbourne
Highest scoring Shamrock Rovers 10-2 Pioneers

The 1925–26 League of Ireland was the 5th season of senior football in Republic of Ireland. It began on August 29, 1925, and ended on January 3, 1926. Shamrock Rovers was the defending champion. Shelbourne was the winner for this season.

Overview[edit]

Brooklyn were not re-elected. Brideville were elected to the League.

Teams[edit]

Locations of the 1925/26 League of Ireland Division 'A' teams
Team Home city/suburb Home ground
Athlone Town Athlone Sports Ground
Bohemians Phibsborough, Dublin Dalymount Park
Bray Unknowns Bray Woodbrook Ground
Brideville The Liberties, Dublin Richmond Park
Fordsons Cork Ballinlough Road
Jacobs Crumlin, Dublin Rutland Avenue
Pioneers Whitehall, Dublin The Thatch
St. James's Gate Crumlin, Dublin St. James's Park
Shamrock Rovers Milltown, Dublin Glenmalure Park
Shelbourne Ringsend, Dublin Shelbourne Park

Division 'A'[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Shelbourne (C) 18 14 3 1 65 23 +42 31
2 Shamrock Rovers 18 13 3 2 62 21 +41 29
3 Fordsons 18 12 1 5 58 31 +27 027*
4 Bohemians 18 10 2 6 50 28 +22 020*
5 Jacobs 18 7 4 7 40 48 −8 18
6 Brideville 18 6 4 8 36 53 −17 16
7 Athlone Town 18 7 1 10 46 56 −10 15
8 St. James's Gate 18 4 3 11 33 48 −15 11
9 Bray Unknowns 18 4 3 11 34 55 −21 11
10 Pioneers 18 1 0 17 21 82 −61 2

Source: [1][2]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
* Bohemians were fined 2 points which were awarded to Fordsons.
(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 BRY BRI FOR JAC PIO STG SHM SHE
Athlone Town 1–2 2–3 3–0 2–5 4–2 4–3 5–1 1–5 1–4
Bohemians 6–3 7–2 6–0 0–2 2–2 4–1 1–1 1–4 0–2
Bray Unknowns 3–5 2–6 7–1 1–1 2–5 3–1 1–3 1–1 0–5
Brideville 3–3 2–1 1–0 3–2 4–1 4–3 3–2 1–4 2–3
Fordsons 6–5 0–2 3–2 6–2 4–0 8–2 3–1 0–2 5–1
Jacobs 4–1 3–1 1–1 4–4 1–2 2–0 4–2 1–4 0–8
Pioneers 1–2 0–4 1–3 2–1 0–7 3–5 2–4 0–5 0–8
St. James's Gate 2–3 1–4 4–2 2–2 0–2 0–2 3–0 3–3 1–4
Shamrock Rovers 3–0 0–2 5–0 2–1 3–0 4–1 10–2 3–2 2–2
Shelbourne 3–1 2–1 3–1 2–2 4–2 2–2 5–0 4–1 3–2

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

Top goalscorers[edit]

Pos Player Club Goals
1 Billy Farrell Shamrock Rovers 24
2 John Simpson Shelbourne 18
3 Jim Sweeney Athlone Town 17

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.