1970–71 League of Ireland

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League of Ireland
Season 1970–71
Champions Cork Hibernians
Top goalscorer Brendan Bradley, Finn Harps 20 goals

Statistics of League of Ireland in the 1970/1971 season.

Overview[edit]

It was contested by 14 teams, and Cork Hibernians won the championship after beating Shamrock Rovers 3-1 in a Championship Play-off on 25 April 1971 in Dalymount Park with goals from Miah Dennehy (2) and Dave Wigginton for Cork Hibernians, and Mick Leech for Shamrock Rovers.

Final classification[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Cork Hibernians 26 12 11 3 38 17 +21 35
2 Shamrock Rovers 26 14 7 5 49 38 +11 35
3 Waterford 26 13 8 5 49 34 +15 34
4 Bohemians 26 12 9 5 38 25 +13 33
5 Cork Celtic 26 11 9 6 44 27 +17 31
6 Finn Harps 26 13 4 9 54 42 +12 30
7 Limerick 26 10 8 8 36 31 +5 28
8 Shelbourne 26 10 7 9 32 30 +2 27
9 Dundalk 26 7 11 8 37 33 +4 25
10 Athlone Town 26 8 5 13 35 43 −8 21
11 Sligo Rovers 26 7 7 12 36 58 −22 21
12 St Patrick's Athletic 26 5 7 14 34 55 −21 17
13 Drogheda United 26 6 4 16 27 46 −19 16
14 Drumcondra 26 3 5 18 26 56 −30 11

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Brendan Bradley Finn Harps 20
2 Johnny Matthews Waterford 17
3 Turlough O'Connor Dundalk 16
4 Damien Richardson Shamrock Rovers 15
5 Val Wallace Athlone Town 14
6 Ray Gaston Finn Harps 12
7 Sean Coyle Finn Harps 11
8 Alfie Hale Waterford 10
8 John Murray Shelbourne 10
10 Mick Leech Shamrock Rovers 9
10 Harry Quinn St Patrick's Athletic 9
10 Dave Wigginton Cork Hibernians 9