1978–79 League of Ireland

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Statistics of League of Ireland in the 1978–79 season.

League of Ireland
Season 1978–79
Champions Dundalk
Top goalscorer John Delamere,
Sligo Rovers (2)
Shelbourne (15) 17 goals

Overview[edit]

It was contested by 16 teams, and Dundalk F.C. won the championship.

Final classification[edit]

Pos Club Pts W D L GF GA GD
1 Dundalk 45 19 7 4 57 25 +32
2 Bohemians 43 18 7 5 53 21 +32
3 Drogheda United 42 17 6 7 60 40 +20
4 Waterford 42 17 8 5 48 32 +16
5 Shamrock Rovers 37 17 3 10 45 25 +20
6 Limerick*** 36 13 9 8 39 25 +14
7 Athlone Town 35 14 7 9 56 41 +15
8 Finn Harps 34 15 6 9 56 41 +15
9 Home Farm 33 13 7 10 47 33 +14
10 Sligo Rovers 25 9 7 14 35 40 -5
11 Cork Alberts** 23 7 9 14 35 49 -14
12 Thurles Town 23 8 5 17 35 62 -27
13 Shelbourne 21 6 9 15 41 58 -17
14 St Patrick's Athletic 20 7 6 17 36 62 -26
15 Galway Rovers 13 4 5 21 41 79 -38
16 Cork Celtic* 8 3 5 22 16 67 -51

Note: After the matches Cork Celtic 0-0 Limerick, Drogheda United 0-1 Finn Harps and Thurles Town 0-1 Cork Celtic, the league awarded 1 point to Limerick from Cork Celtic, 2 points to Drogheda United from Finn Harps and 2 points to Thurles Town from Cork Celtic.

'*'Cork Celtic resigned from the league at the end of the season.

'**'Cork Alberts changed their club name to Cork United for next season.

'***'Limerick changed their club name to Limerick United for next season.

U.C.D. were elected to the league for next season.

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 John Delamere Sligo Rovers (2)
Shelbourne (15)
17
2 Hillary Carlyle Dundalk 16
3 Turlough O'Connor Bohemians 15
4 Pat O'Connor Home Farm 14
5 Gerry Brammeld Drogheda United 13
5 Jerome Clarke Drogheda United 13
5 Gary Hulmes Sligo Rovers 13
5 Mick Leech Drogheda United 13
9 Derek Carthy St Patrick's Athletic 12
9 Johnny Matthews Waterford 12

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