1998–99 League of Ireland Premier Division

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League of Ireland Premier Division
Season 1998–99
Champions St Patrick's Athletic
Relegated Bray Wanderers
Dundalk F.C.
UEFA Champions League St Patrick's Athletic
UEFA Cup Cork City
Bray Wanderers
UEFA Intertoto Cup Shelbourne
FAI Super Cup St Patrick's Athletic
Shelbourne
Cork City
Bray Wanderers
Top goalscorer Trevor Molloy: 15
(St. Patrick's Athletic) [1][2]

The 1998–99 League of Ireland Premier Division was the 14th season of the League of Ireland Premier Division. The division was made up of 12 teams. St Patrick's Athletic F.C. won the title.

Regular season[edit]

The season saw each team playing three rounds of games, playing every other team three times, totalling 33 games.[2][3]

Final Table[edit]

Pos Club Pts W D L GF GA GD
1 St Patrick's Athletic F.C. 73 22 7 4 58 21 +37 UEFA Champions League/FAI Super Cup
2 Cork City F.C. 70 21 7 5 62 25 +37 UEFA Cup/FAI Super Cup
3 Shelbourne F.C. 47 13 8 12 37 35 +2 UEFA Intertoto Cup/FAI Super Cup
4 Finn Harps F.C. 46 12 10 11 39 40 -1
5 Derry City F.C. 45 12 9 12 34 32 +2
6 University College Dublin A.F.C. 42 10 12 11 31 32 -1
7 Waterford United F.C. 42 11 9 13 21 37 -16
8 Shamrock Rovers F.C. 40 9 13 11 34 40 -6
9 Sligo Rovers F.C. 38 9 11 13 37 50 -13
10 Bohemian F.C. 37 10 7 16 28 37 -9 Won promotion/relegation play-off
11 Bray Wanderers A.F.C.[note 1] 32 8 8 17 30 45 -15 Relegated to First Division
12 Dundalk F.C. 27 6 9 18 23 40 -17 Relegated to First Division

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Bray Wanderers qualified for the 1999–2000 UEFA Cup and FAI Super Cup after winning the 1999 FAI Cup Final.

Promotion/Relegation Play-off[edit]

Bohemians who finished in tenth place played off against Cobh Ramblers, the third placed team from the 1998–99 League of Ireland First Division.

1st Leg
2nd Leg

Bohemians won 7–0 on aggregate and retained their place in the Premier Division. [2][4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ireland - List of Topscorers". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 6 July 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c 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. 
  4. ^ "(Republic of) Ireland League Tables - Second Level". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 10 July 2016.