1961–62 League of Ireland

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League of Ireland
Season 1961–62
Champions Shelbourne (7th Title)

Statistics of League of Ireland in the 1961/1962 season.

Overview[edit]

It was contested by 12 teams, and Shelbourne F.C. won the championship after beating Cork Celtic F.C. 1-0 in a Championship Play-off on 2 May 1962 at Dalymount Park.

Shelbourne F.C. qualified to play in the European Cup, Shamrock Rovers F.C. qualified to play in the Cup Winners' Cup and Drumcondra F.C. qualified to play in the Fairs Cup for next season.

Final classification[edit]

Pos Club Pts W D L GF GA GD
1 Shelbourne F.C. 35 15 5 2 55 23 +32 European Cup
2 Cork Celtic F.C. 35 16 3 3 71 24 +47
3 Shamrock Rovers F.C. 31 14 3 5 51 32 +19 Cup Winners's Cup
4 St Patrick's Athletic F.C. 25 11 3 8 48 46 +2
5 Cork Hibernians F.C.* 25 8 8 6 37 36 +1
6 Limerick F.C.* 24 10 5 7 41 34 +7
7 Drumcondra F.C. 22 8 6 8 45 40 +5 Fairs Cup
8 Dundalk F.C. 21 8 5 9 42 36 +6
9 Bohemian F.C. 17 6 5 11 40 46 -6
10 Waterford F.C. 17 7 3 12 39 49 -10
11 Transport F.C.** 7 2 3 17 29 76 -47
12 Sligo Rovers F.C.** 5 1 3 18 31 87 -56

'*'After a protest the points for the drawn game between Cork Hibernians F.C. and Limerick F.C. were awarded to Cork Hibernians F.C..

'**'Transport F.C. and Sligo Rovers F.C. were not re-elected to the league for next season.


Top scorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Eddie Bailham Shamrock Rovers 21
2 Donal Leahy Cork Celtic 18
3 Eric Barber Shelbourne 15
3 Austin Noonan Cork Celtic 15
5 Ronnie Whelan St Patrick's Athletic 12
6 Jimmy Morrissey Drumcondra 11
7 Ben Hannigan Shelbourne 10
7 George Lynam Cork Celtic 10
7 Donal O'Leary Cork Celtic 10
10 Johnny Kingston Bohemians 9
10 Jackie Mooney Cork Hibs 9
10 Eddie Mulvey Limerick 9
10 Tommy O'Connor Limerick 9
10 Paddy O'Rourke St Patrick's Athletic 9
10 Willie Peyton St Patrick's Athletic 9


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