2009 League of Ireland Premier Division

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League of Ireland Premier Division
Season 2009
Champions Bohemians
Relegated Cork City
Derry City
UEFA Champions League Bohemians
UEFA Europa League Shamrock Rovers
Dundalk
Sporting Fingal [note 1]
Top goalscorer Gary Twigg: 24
(Shamrock Rovers) [1]
2008
2010

The 2009 League of Ireland Premier Division was the 25th season of the League of Ireland Premier Division. The division was made up of 10 teams. Bohemians were champions while Shamrock Rovers finished as runners-up.

Teams[edit]

Location of teams in the 2009 League of Ireland Premier Division
Team Base Manager Stadium
Bohemians Phibsborough Republic of Ireland Pat Fenlon Dalymount Park
Bray Wanderers Bray Republic of Ireland Eddie Gormley Carlisle Grounds
Cork City Cork Republic of Ireland Paul Doolin Turners Cross
Derry City Derry Republic of Ireland Stephen Kenny Brandywell Stadium
Drogheda United Drogheda Republic of Ireland Alan Mathews United Park
Dundalk Dundalk Northern Ireland Seán Connor Oriel Park
Galway United Galway England Ian Foster Terryland Park
Shamrock Rovers Tallaght Northern Ireland Michael O'Neill Tallaght Stadium
Sligo Rovers Sligo England Paul Cook The Showgrounds
St Patrick's Athletic Inchicore Republic of Ireland Pete Mahon Richmond Park

Overview[edit]

The 2009 Premier Division featured 10 clubs. The regular season began on 6 March and concluded on 6 November. Each team played every other team four times, totalling 36 matches. [2] On the final day of the regular season Bohemians were crowned League of Ireland champions for the eleventh time in the club's history after drawing 1-1 with Bray Wanderers at the Carlisle Grounds. [3] After the season ended both Derry City and Cork City were expelled from the League of Ireland. Derry City were accused of making extra payments to players using unofficial secondary contracts. This was against league rules which placed limits on the amount clubs could spend on players' wages. Cork City had been in serious financial difficulties for several seasons and it's holding company was eventually wound up by the High Court. However both clubs were effectively reformed and were subsequently allowed to join the 2010 First Division. [2][4][5][6][7]

Final Table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Bohemians (C) 36 24 5 7 62 21 +41 77 2010–11 UEFA Champions League
2 Shamrock Rovers 36 21 10 5 51 27 +24 73 2010–11 UEFA Europa League
3 Cork City [note 2] (R) 36 17 9 10 42 28 +14 60 Relegated to First Division.
4 Derry City [note 3] (R) 36 18 5 13 49 31 +18 59 Relegated to First Division.
5 Dundalk 36 12 8 16 46 51 −5 44 2010–11 UEFA Europa League
6 Sligo Rovers 36 11 10 15 41 51 −10 43
7 St Patrick's Athletic 36 13 4 19 29 46 −17 43
8 Galway United 36 12 6 18 36 57 −21 42
9 Drogheda United 36 7 11 18 32 50 −18 32 Won promotion/relegation play-off.
10 Bray Wanderers [note 4] 36 6 10 20 30 56 −26 28 Lost promotion/relegation play-off.

Source: [2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Sporting Fingal who played in the First Division qualified for the 2010–11 UEFA Europa League after winning the 2009 FAI Cup Final.
  2. ^ Cork City were expelled from Premier Division after its holding company was wound up by the High Court.
  3. ^ Derry City were expelled from Premier Division after accusations of making extra payments to players using unofficial secondary contracts.
  4. ^ Despite losing play-off, Bray Wanderers retained their place in the Premier Division after Cork City and Derry City were relegated.


Results[edit]

Matches 1–18[edit]

Home ╲ Away BOH BRW COR DER DRO DUN GAL SHM SLI StP
Bohemians 2–0 0–1 1–1 1–0 5–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 3–0
Bray Wanderers 1–3 0–2 1–1 0–1 1–1 2–2 0–0 3–1 2–1
Cork City 0–1 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–2 1–0 0–0 1–0 0–1
Derry City 3–2 2–0 2–1 1–0 0–1 1–1 0–0 1–2 1–0
Drogheda United 0–1 0–0 2–1 0–3 1–1 0–1 2–2 0–0 1–0
Dundalk 0–1 3–0 1–2 1–0 3–0 1–0 0–1 0–2 0–1
Galway United 0–2 3–0 0–2 0–3 1–1 1–0 1–3 0–0 2–1
Shamrock Rovers 2–1 0–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 3–1 1–0 2–1 2–0
Sligo Rovers 0–0 2–1 1–1 0–1 2–2 1–3 2–0 0–3 0–1
St Patrick's Athletic 3–1 1–1 0–3 0–3 2–1 2–0 0–3 1–2 2–2

Source: loi.ie
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Matches 19–36[edit]

Home ╲ Away BOH BRW COR DER DRO DUN GAL SHM SLI StP
Bohemians 1–2 1–0 1–0 4–0 3–2 5–0 0–0 3–1 3–1
Bray Wanderers 1–1 3–2 0–1 1–2 1–1 1–2 1–2 2–2 0–1
Cork City 0–2 1–0 2–0 0–0 2–1 4–2 0–0 0–0 0–1
Derry City 0–1 3–0 1–1 0–1 3–0 1–3 0–1 1–2 1–0
Drogheda United 1–1 1–2 0–1 1–3 2–2 4–0 0–1 2–2 1–2
Dundalk 0–2 0–0 1–0 1–2 4–2 3–0 2–4 2–2 0–0
Galway United 0–2 3–1 2–2 3–1 0–2 0–3 0–1 1–0 2–1
Shamrock Rovers 1–0 3–1 1–2 2–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 3–1 1–0
Sligo Rovers 1–0 1–0 0–3 0–4 3–1 3–4 2–0 1–2 2–0
St Patrick's Athletic 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–0 1–0 1–2 1–0 0–2

Source: loi.ie
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Promotion/Relegation play-offs[edit]

The ninth and tenth placed teams from the Premier Division, Drogheda United and Bray Wanderers, played off after the regular season was completed. The winner would retain a place in the 2010 Premier Division. The loser would play off against the winner of the 2009 First Division play off. The winner of this match would also gain a place in the 2010 Premier Division.

Premier Division

Drogheda United retain their place in the 2010 Premier Division

Premier Division v First Division

Sporting Fingal won 4–2 on aggregate and were promoted to the Premier Division. The result of the play off would eventually prove null and void. Despite losing play-off, Bray Wanderers also retained their place in the Premier Division after Cork City and Derry City were relegated. [2]

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Scorer Team Goals
1 Scotland Gary Twigg Shamrock Rovers 24
2 Republic of Ireland Jason Byrne Bohemians 22
3 Republic of Ireland Raffaele Cretaro Sligo Rovers 15
4 Northern Ireland Chris Turner Dundalk 12
5 Republic of Ireland Mark Farren Derry City 10

Last updated: 6 November 2009
Source: soccerway.com

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c d "Ireland 2009". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "Bohemians make their 11th title official". www.irishtimes.com. 6 November 2009. Retrieved 6 November 2009. 
  4. ^ "Derry thrown out of League of Ireland". www.rte.ie. 7 November 2009. Retrieved 9 November 2009. 
  5. ^ "Derry City invited back to league". news.bbc.co.uk. 12 November 2009. 
  6. ^ "Despite heartache for fans and players, the harsh reality is that City got what they deserved". www.independent.ie. 24 February 2010. Retrieved 24 February 2010. 
  7. ^ "Ireland 2010". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 1 August 2016.