1926–27 League of Ireland

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League of Ireland
Season 1926–27
Champions Shamrock Rovers (3rd Title)
Matches played 90
Goals scored 376 (4.18 per match)
Top goalscorer David Byrne (17)
Biggest home win Shelbourne 9-0 Bray Unknowns
Biggest away win St. James's Gate 2-8 Shelbourne
Highest scoring St. James's Gate 2-8 Shelbourne

The 1926–27 League of Ireland was the 6th season of senior football in Republic of Ireland. It began on August 21, 1926 and ended on May 7, 1927. Shelbourne was the defending champion. Shamrock Rovers was the winner for this season.

Overview[edit]

Pioneers were not re-elected. Dundalk GNR were elected to the League.

Teams[edit]

Locations of the 1926/27 League of Ireland Division 'A' teams
Team Home city Home ground
Athlone Town Athlone Ranelagh Grounds
Bohemians Dublin (Phibsborough) Dalymount Park
Bray Unknowns Bray Woodbrook Ground
Brideville Dublin (The Liberties) Richmond Park
Dundalk GNR Dundalk Athletic Grounds
Fordsons Cork Ballinlough Road
Jacobs Dublin (Crumlin) Rutland Avenue
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 14 4 0 60 20 +40 32
2 Shelbourne 18 13 3 2 63 24 +39 29
3 Bohemians 18 10 5 3 36 24 +12 25
4 Fordsons 18 7 3 8 34 32 +2 17
5 Athlone Town 18 6 5 7 41 43 −2 17
6 Bray Unknowns 18 6 1 11 37 58 −21 13
7 Jacobs 18 5 3 10 23 47 −24 13
8 Dundalk GNR 18 3 6 9 30 40 −10 12
9 St. James's Gate 18 5 2 11 30 49 −19 12
10 Brideville 18 2 6 10 22 39 −17 10

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 BRY BRI DUN FOR JAC STG SHM SHE
Athlone Town 3–3 5–1 5–0 3–1 2–2 5–2 0–3 2–5 2–4
Bohemians 3–1 3–1 1–0 4–2 2–1 4–0 3–0 1–2 3–2
Bray Unknowns 2–5 2–0 4–2 2–1 3–2 3–0 4–2 3–6 1–2
Brideville 0–0 0–0 3–3 4–3 2–1 2–3 1–2 1–2 1–3
Dundalk GNR 2–3 1–1 4–1 1–1 4–2 3–0 1–1 0–5 0–2
Fordsons 2–1 1–1 4–1 4–2 2–1 3–1 3–1 0–0 1–3
Jacobs 1–1 0–2 4–3 2–2 1–1 1–0 4–2 0–3 0–4
St. James's Gate 5–2 1–2 3–1 2–0 2–2 1–3 0–2 1–5 2–8
Shamrock Rovers 6–0 4–0 3–2 0–0 3–3 4–2 3–0 3–2 3–3
Shelbourne 1–1 3–3 9–0 3–1 3–0 2–1 6–2 5–0 0–3

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 David Byrne Shamrock Rovers 17
John McMillan Shelbourne 17
2 Eddie Brooks Athlone Town 14
Bob Fullam Shamrock Rovers 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 Statisical Record 1921-2005. Soccer Books Limited. ISBN 1-86223-135-4.