1971–72 League of Ireland

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Statistics of League of Ireland in the 1971/1972 season.

League of Ireland
Season 1971–72
Champions Waterford
Matches played 182
Goals scored 590 (3.24 per match)
Top goalscorer Alfie Hale, Waterford
Tony Marsden, Cork Hibernians 22 goals

Overview[edit]

It was contested by 14 teams, and Waterford won the championship.

Final classification[edit]

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Waterford 26 21 2 3 66 35 +31 44
2 Cork Hibernians 26 19 2 5 70 17 +53 40
3 Bohemians 26 16 5 5 45 24 +21 37
4 Finn Harps 26 18 0 8 62 34 +28 36
5 Shamrock Rovers 26 12 4 10 52 41 +11 28
6 St Patrick's Athletic 26 9 7 10 33 36 -3 25
7 Dundalk 26 11 3 12 39 46 -7 25
8 Cork Celtic 26 8 7 11 36 46 -10 23
9 Shelbourne* 26 6 8 12 30 37 -7 22
10 Athlone Town* 26 8 7 11 40 56 -16 21
11 Drogheda United 26 6 6 14 30 42 -12 18
12 Drumcondra** 26 5 6 15 24 52 -28 16
13 Limerick 26 5 5 16 29 53 -24 15
14 Sligo Rovers 26 4 4 17 34 71 -37 14

'*'The points for the Athlone Town 1-0 Shelbourne match were awarded to Shelbourne.

'**'Drumcondra were taken over by, and merged into, Home Farm and changed their club name to Home Farm Drumcondra for next season.

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Alfie Hale Waterford 22
1 Tony Marsden Cork Hibernians 22
3 Brendan Bradley Finn Harps 18
4 Terry Harkin Finn Harps 17
5 Miah Dennehy Hibernians 15
5 Turlough O'Connor Dundalk 15
7 Carl Davenport Cork Celtic 11
7 Dave Kirby Waterford 11
7 Johnny Matthews Waterford 11
7 Gerry Mitchell Sligo Rovers 11
7 Jackie Mooney Bohemians 11
7 Frank O'Neill Shamrock Rovers 11

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