1987–88 League of Ireland Premier Division

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League of Ireland Premier Division
Season 1987–88
Champions Dundalk F.C.
Relegated Bray Wanderers
Sligo Rovers
European Cup Dundalk F.C.
UEFA Cup St Patrick's Athletic
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Derry City
Top goalscorer Jonathan Speak:24
(Derry City) [1][2]

The 1987–88 League of Ireland Premier Division was the third 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 Dundalk F.C. won the championship. [2][3]

Final Table[edit]

Pos Club Pts W D L GF GA GD
1 Dundalk F.C. 46 19 8 6 54 32 +22 Qualified for 1988–89 European Cup
2 St Patrick's Athletic F.C. 45 18 9 6 52 25 +27 Qualified for 1988–89 UEFA Cup
3 Bohemian F.C. 45 17 11 5 57 32 +25
4 Shamrock Rovers F.C. 41 16 9 8 53 30 +23
5 Galway United F.C. 40 15 10 8 48 34 +14
6 Waterford United F.C. 34 10 14 9 40 31 +9
7 Cork City F.C. 34 12 10 11 41 47 -7
8 Derry City F.C.[note 1] 31 13 5 15 59 44 +15 Qualified for 1988–89 European Cup Winners' Cup
9 Limerick City F.C. 25 9 7 17 33 60 -27
10 Shelbourne F.C. 24 8 8 17 27 65 -38
11 Bray Wanderers A.F.C. 18 4 10 19 27 65 -38 Relegated to First Division
12 Sligo Rovers F.C. 13 4 5 24 30 81 -51 Relegated to First Division

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Derry City F.C. qualified for the 1988–89 European Cup Winners' Cup after reaching the 1987–88 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 Statistical Record 1921–2005. Soccer Books Limited. ISBN 1-86223-135-4. 
  3. ^ "(Republic of) Ireland League Tables". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 6 July 2016.