1986–87 League of Ireland Premier Division

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League of Ireland Premier Division
Season 1986–87
Champions Shamrock Rovers
Relegated Home Farm
Athlone Town
European Cup Shamrock Rovers
UEFA Cup Bohemians
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Dundalk F.C.
Top goalscorer Mick Byrne:12
(Shamrock Rovers) [1][2]

The 1986–87 League of Ireland Premier Division was the second season of the League of Ireland Premier Division. The Premier Division was made up of 12 teams.

Overview[edit]

The Premier Division was contested by 12 teams and Shamrock Rovers F.C. won the championship. [2][3]

Final Table[edit]

Pos Club Pts W D L GF GA GD
1 Shamrock Rovers F.C. 39 18 3 1 51 16 +35 Qualified for 1987–88 European Cup
2 Dundalk F.C. [note 1] 30 12 6 4 40 21 +19 Qualified for 1987–88 European Cup Winners' Cup
3 Bohemian F.C. 29 11 7 4 32 23 +9 Qualified for 1987–88 UEFA Cup
4 Waterford United F.C. 28 12 4 6 42 24 +18
5 St Patrick's Athletic F.C. 23 7 9 6 22 21 +1
6 Galway United F.C. 22 8 6 8 25 25 0
7 Cork City F.C. 18 7 4 11 30 34 -4
8 Bray Wanderers A.F.C. 17 6 5 11 25 33 -8
9 Sligo Rovers F.C. 17 6 5 11 23 38 -15
10 Limerick City F.C. 17 7 3 12 24 38 -14
11 Home Farm F.C. 13 6 1 15 24 48 -24 Relegated to First Division
12 Athlone Town A.F.C. 11 3 5 14 18 35 -17 Relegated to First Division

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Dundalk F.C. qualified for the 1987–88 European Cup Winners' Cup after reaching the 1986–87 FAI Cup final.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ireland - List of Topscorers". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 6 July 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Graham, Alex. Football in the Republic of Ireland a Statisical Record 1921–2005. Soccer Books Limited. ISBN 1-86223-135-4. 
  3. ^ "(Republic of) Ireland League Tables". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 6 July 2016.