1956–57 League of Ireland

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League of Ireland
Season 1956–57
Champions Shamrock Rovers (8th Title)
European Cup Shamrock Rovers
Top goalscorer Tommy Hamilton Drumcondra, Donal Leahy Evergreen United - 15 goals

Statistics of League of Ireland in the 1956/1957 season.

Overview[edit]

It was contested by 12 teams, and Shamrock Rovers won the championship and qualified to play in the European Cup for next season.

Final classification[edit]

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GD Pts Notes
1 Shamrock Rovers 22 15 6 1 68 24 +42 36 European Cup
2 Drumcondra 22 11 9 2 49 28 +21 31
3 Sligo Rovers 22 11 7 4 42 29 +13 29
4 Evergreen United 22 11 5 6 48 31 +17 27
5 Transport 22 8 10 4 42 36 +6 26
6 Shelbourne* 22 10 6 6 47 39 +8 24
7 Waterford 22 9 4 9 49 41 +8 22
8 Cork Athletic** 22 5 8 9 32 46 -10 18
9 St Patrick's Athletic 22 6 5 11 33 55 -22 17
10 Dundalk 22 4 8 10 33 40 -7 16
11 Bohemians 22 2 5 15 20 56 -26 9
12 Limerick 22 2 3 17 21 59 -38 7

'*'Shelbourne were docked 2 points by the league.

'**'Cork Athletic resigned from the league and disbanded.

Cork Hibernians were elected to the league for next season.

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Tommy Hamilton Drumcondra 15
1 Donal Leahy Evergreen United 15
3 Austin Noonan Evergreen United 13
4 Jack Fitzgerald Waterford 12
4 Dessie Glynn Shelbourne 12
6 Willie Coleman Drumcondra 11
6 Tommy Collins Cork Athletic 11
6 Vincent Morrison Sligo Rovers 11
9 Jackie McCourt Drumcondra 10
9 Jack Walsh Sligo Rovers 10

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