2010 League of Ireland Premier Division

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League of Ireland Premier Division
Season 2010
Champions Shamrock Rovers
UEFA Champions League Shamrock Rovers
UEFA Europa League Bohemians
Sligo Rovers
St. Patrick's Athletic
Setanta Cup Shamrock Rovers
Bohemians
Sligo Rovers
St. Patrick's Athletic
Dundalk
UCD
Matches played 180
Goals scored 479 (2.66 per match)
Top goalscorer Gary Twigg: 20
(Shamrock Rovers) [1]
Biggest home win Sligo Rovers 6–0 Drogheda United
Biggest away win Bray Wanderers 0–6 UCD
Highest scoring Sligo Rovers 4–3 Sporting Fingal
Longest winning run Shamrock Rovers (6)
Longest unbeaten run Shamrock Rovers (17)
Longest losing run Drogheda United (5)[citation needed]
Highest attendance Shamrock RoversSt. Patrick's Athletic (5500)
Lowest attendance Bray WanderersSligo Rovers (300)[citation needed]
Average attendance 1,657[citation needed]
2009
2011

The 2010 League of Ireland Premier Division was the 26th season of the League of Ireland Premier Division. The division was made up of 10 teams. Shamrock Rovers were champions while Bohemians finished as runners-up.

Teams[edit]

Location of teams in the 2010 League of Ireland Premier Division
Team Base Stadium
Bohemians Phibsborough Dalymount Park
Bray Wanderers Bray Carlisle Grounds
Drogheda United Drogheda United Park
Dundalk Dundalk Oriel Park
Galway United Galway Terryland Park
Shamrock Rovers Tallaght Tallaght Stadium
Sligo Rovers Sligo The Showgrounds
Sporting Fingal Fingal Morton Stadium
St. Patrick's Athletic Inchicore Richmond Park
UCD Belfield UCD Bowl

Overview[edit]

Airtricity were announced as the new main sponsor for the League of Ireland on 26 February.[2][3] The prize fund for the season was set at €911,000. [4][5] The 2010 Premier Division featured 10 clubs. The regular season began on 5 March and concluded on 29 October. Each team played every other team four times, totalling 36 matches. [6] On the final day of the season, Shamrock Rovers won the title with a 2–2 draw away to Bray Wanderers. [7][8] Second placed Bohemians finished level on points with Rovers but lost out on goal difference. [9][10]

Final Table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Shamrock Rovers (C) 36 19 10 7 57 34 +23 67 UEFA Champions League/Setanta Cup
2 Bohemians 36 19 10 7 50 29 +21 67 UEFA Europa League/Setanta Cup
3 Sligo Rovers 36 17 12 7 61 36 +25 63 UEFA Europa League/Setanta Cup
4 Sporting Fingal [note 1] 36 16 14 6 60 38 +22 62
5 St Patrick's Athletic [note 2] 36 16 9 11 55 33 +22 57 UEFA Europa League/Setanta Cup
6 Dundalk 36 14 6 16 46 50 −4 48 Setanta Cup
7 UCD [note 3] 36 11 8 17 47 54 −7 41 Setanta Cup
8 Galway United 36 9 11 16 38 59 −21 38 Promotion/relegation play-off.
9 Bray Wanderers 36 6 9 21 35 72 −37 27 Promotion/relegation play-off.
10 Drogheda United [note 4] 36 4 9 23 30 74 −44 21

Source: [6][11]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Sporting Fingal withdrew from League of Ireland due to financial difficulties shortly before the 2011 Premier Division season.
  2. ^ St Patrick's Athletic qualified for 2011–12 UEFA Europa League as a replacement for Sporting Fingal .
  3. ^ UCD qualified for Setanta Cup as a replacement for Sporting Fingal.
  4. ^ Drogheda United were originally relegated but retained there place in the Premier Division after Sporting Fingal withdrew.


Results[edit]

Matches 1–18[edit]

Home ╲ Away BOH BRW DRO DUN GAL SHM SLI SFI StP UCD
Bohemians 2–0 1–0 3–0 2–3 0–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 0–0
Bray Wanderers 0–2 2–2 0–1 0–2 0–0 2–3 1–3 0–4 0–6
Drogheda United 2–4 0–0 1–3 0–1 0–2 2–2 1–1 2–1 0–3
Dundalk 1–0 2–3 2–2 0–0 2–1 1–0 1–2 0–0 3–0
Galway United 2–2 2–1 3–1 0–1 0–1 0–0 2–2 0–2 2–2
Shamrock Rovers 1–0 1–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–0
Sligo Rovers 1–2 5–1 6–0 2–2 1–0 1–1 0–1 0–0 2–1
Sporting Fingal 0–2 1–0 4–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–3 1–2
St Patrick's Athletic 3–1 3–0 0–1 1–0 2–0 1–2 1–0 0–0 3–0
UCD 1–2 1–0 2–0 3–1 0–0 1–2 0–2 0–0 1–0

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 DRO DUN GAL SHM SLI SFI StP UCD
Bohemians 0–0 2–0 3–1 0–2 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–1
Bray Wanderers 0–3 1–1 2–0 4–0 2–2 1–3 0–3 3–2 2–2
Drogheda United 0–1 0–2 1–3 3–3 0–2 2–3 0–4 0–3 1–0
Dundalk 1–2 0–2 2–1 3–0 5–1 2–4 0–2 0–3 1–1
Galway United 3–2 2–2 2–1 1–1 0–1 2–2 0–1 1–1 1–4
Shamrock Rovers 3–0 4–1 2–0 4–0 3–0 1–0 1–2 2–1 4–1
Sligo Rovers 1–1 2–1 2–1 1–0 3–0 1–2 4–3 1–0 4–0
Sporting Fingal 0–0 2–2 1–2 1–0 3–1 3–3 1–1 2–2 4–1
St Patrick's Athletic 0–1 2–0 2–0 1–2 4–2 1–3 0–0 1–1 2–1
UCD 0–2 4–0 1–1 0–2 0–1 3–2 1–2 1–2 3–2

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

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Scorer Team Goals
1 Scotland Gary Twigg Shamrock Rovers[1] 20
2 Republic of Ireland Pádraig Amond Sligo Rovers 17
3 Republic of Ireland Ciarán Kilduff UCD 15
4 Republic of Ireland Jake Kelly Bray Wanderers 14
5 Republic of Ireland Jason Byrne Bohemians 12
Bosnia and Herzegovina Fahrudin Kuduzović Dundalk 12

Promotion/Relegation play-off[edit]

The eighth and ninth placed teams from the Premier Division, Galway United and Bray Wanderers, played off after the regular season was completed. The winner would retain a place in the 2011 Premier Division. The loser would play off against the winner of the 2010 First Division play off. The winner of this match would also gain a place in the 2010 Premier Division.

Premier Division

Galway United retain their place in the 2011 Premier Division

Premier Division v First Division

Bray Wanderers won 7 – 6 on penalties and retained their place in the Premier Division

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Airtricity generates buzz for League with three-year deal". extratime.ie. 2010-02-26. Retrieved 2010-02-26. 
  3. ^ "Airtricity named as new League sponsor". RTÉ. 2010-02-26. Archived from the original on 1 March 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-01. 
  4. ^ "FAI decide on Airtricity League prize fund". RTÉ. 2010-03-05. Archived from the original on 7 March 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-06. 
  5. ^ "Domestic league prize money reduced". The Irish Times. 2010-03-05. Retrieved 2010-03-08. 
  6. ^ a b "Ireland 2010". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 1 August 2016. 
  7. ^ "O'Neill relieved to seal title". RTÉ Sport. 2010-10-30. Archived from the original on 2 November 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-01. 
  8. ^ "Shamrock hold nerve to claim Irish title". UEFA.com. 2010-10-29. Archived from the original on 1 November 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-01. 
  9. ^ "Twigg and Stewart clinch title for Rovers". Irish Times. 2010-10-31. Retrieved 2010-11-01. 
  10. ^ "Bohemians 3-1 Dundalk". RTÉ Sport. 2010-10-29. Archived from the original on 1 November 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-01. 
  11. ^ "Ireland 2011". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 3 August 2016.