2003 League of Ireland Premier Division

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League of Ireland Premier Division
Season 2003
Champions Shelbourne
Relegated UCD
UEFA Champions League Shelbourne
UEFA Cup Bohemians
Longford Town
UEFA Intertoto Cup Cork City
Top goalscorer Jason Byrne: 21
(Shelbourne) [1][2]
2004

The 2003 League of Ireland Premier Division was the 19th season of the League of Ireland Premier Division. The division was made up of 10 teams. Shelbourne were champions.

Regular season[edit]

The 2003 season would see the League of Ireland Premier Division change from a winter league to a summer league. Each team played four rounds of games, totalling 36 games each.[2][3][4]

Final Table[edit]

Pos Club Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1 Shelbourne 69 36 19 12 5 52 28 +24 Qualified for 2004–05 UEFA Champions League
2 Bohemians 64 36 18 10 8 58 37 +21 Qualified for 2004–05 UEFA Cup
3 Cork City 53 36 13 14 9 43 33 +10 Qualified for 2004 UEFA Intertoto Cup
4 Longford Town [note 1] 48 36 12 12 12 46 44 +2 Qualified for 2004–05 UEFA Cup
5 St Patrick's Athletic 46 36 10 16 10 48 48 0
6 Waterford United 45 36 11 12 13 44 58 -14
7 Shamrock Rovers 44 36 10 14 12 45 46 -1
8 Drogheda United 37 36 9 10 17 38 50 -12
9 Derry City 36 36 7 15 14 33 51 -18 Won promotion/relegation play-off
10 University College Dublin 34 36 7 13 16 27 39 -12 Relegated to First Division

Source:[2][3][4]


Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Longford Town qualified for the 2004–05 UEFA Cup after winning the 2003 FAI Cup.

Top Scorers[edit]

Player Club Goals
Republic of Ireland Jason Byrne Shelbourne 21
Republic of Ireland Glen Crowe Bohemians 19
Republic of Ireland John O'Flynn Cork City 14
Republic of Ireland Andrew Myler Drogheda United 14
Wales Tony Bird St Patrick's Athletic 14

Source:[2][4]

Promotion/Relegation Play-off[edit]

Four teams entered the promotion/relegation play-off. The second, third and fourth placed teams from the 2003 League of Ireland First Division were joined by the ninth placed team from the Premier Division.

Semi-final[edit]

1st Legs
2nd Legs

Derry City win 4–0 on aggregate

Finn Harps win 3–1 on aggregate

Final[edit]

Derry City win 2–1 on aggregate and retain their place in the Premier Division. [2][4][5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ireland - List of Topscorers". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 6 July 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Graham, Alex. Football in the Republic of Ireland a Statisical Record 1921–2005. Soccer Books Limited. ISBN 1-86223-135-4. 
  3. ^ a b "(Republic of) Ireland League Tables". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 6 July 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Ireland 2003". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 15 July 2016. 
  5. ^ "(Republic of) Ireland League Tables - Second Level". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 10 July 2016.