2013 League of Ireland Premier Division

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League of Ireland Premier Division
Season 2013
Champions St. Patrick's Athletic
Relegated Shelbourne
UEFA Champions League St. Patrick's Athletic
UEFA Europa League Dundalk
Derry City
Sligo Rovers
Setanta Cup St. Patrick's Athletic
Dundalk
Sligo Rovers
Shamrock Rovers
Matches played 198
Goals scored 523 (2.64 per match)
Top goalscorer Rory Patterson: 18
(Derry City) [1]
2012
2014

The 2013 League of Ireland Premier Division was the 29th season of the League of Ireland Premier Division. The division featured 12 teams. St. Patrick's Athletic were champions, winning their eighth top level League of Ireland title. Dundalk finished as runners-up.

Teams[edit]

Stadia and locations[edit]

Team Location Stadium
Bohemians Phibsborough Dalymount Park
Bray Wanderers Bray Carlisle Grounds
Cork City Cork Turners Cross
Derry City Derry Brandywell Stadium
Drogheda United Drogheda Hunky Dorys Park
Dundalk Dundalk Oriel Park
Limerick Limerick Thomond Park
Shamrock Rovers Tallaght Tallaght Stadium
Shelbourne Drumcondra Tolka Park
Sligo Rovers Sligo The Showgrounds
St Patrick's Athletic Inchicore Richmond Park
UCD Belfield UCD Bowl

Personnel and kits[edit]

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Bohemians Owen Heary Owen Heary Macron Volkswagen
Bray Wanderers Pat Devlin Danny O'Connor Adidas Volkswagen
Cork City Tommy Dunne
Stuart Ashton/Paul O Brien
Kevin Murray Umbro Clonakilty Blackpudding
Derry City Declan Devine Kevin Deery Umbro Diamond Corrugated
Drogheda United Mick Cooke Derek Prendergast Nike Scotch Hall Shopping Center
Dundalk Stephen Kenny Stephen O'Donnell Umbro Fyffes
Limerick Stuart Taylor Joe Gamble Macron Greenheat Group
Shamrock Rovers Trevor Croly Patrick Sullivan Umbro SEAT
Shelbourne John McDonnell Ian Ryan Macron Volkswagen
Sligo Rovers Ian Baraclough Danny Ventre Umbro Volkswagen
St Patrick's Athletic Liam Buckley Conor Kenna Umbro Clune Construction LP
UCD Martin Russell Mick Leahy O'Neills O'Neills

Overview[edit]

The Premier Division featured 12 teams. Each team played each other three times, totalling 33 games. The regular season began on 8 March and concluded on 25 October. [2] St. Patrick's Athletic clinched the title on 13 October 2013, with two games to go, after a 2–0 win against the holders, Sligo Rovers.[3][4][5]

Final Table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 St Patrick's Athletic (C) 33 21 8 4 56 20 +36 71 UEFA Champions League/Setanta Cup
2 Dundalk 33 21 5 7 55 30 +25 68 UEFA Europa League/Setanta Cup
3 Sligo Rovers 33 19 9 5 53 22 +31 66 UEFA Europa League/Setanta Cup
4 Derry City 33 17 5 11 57 39 +18 56 UEFA Europa League
5 Shamrock Rovers [note 1] 33 13 13 7 43 28 +15 52 Setanta Cup
6 Cork City 33 13 7 13 47 50 −3 46
7 Limerick 33 11 9 13 38 46 −8 42
8 Drogheda United 33 8 14 11 44 46 −2 38
9 UCD 33 8 6 19 45 73 −28 30
10 Bohemians 33 7 8 18 27 47 −20 29
11 Bray Wanderers 33 7 6 20 33 66 −33 27 Won promotion/relegation play off
12 Shelbourne (R) 33 5 6 22 25 56 −31 21 Relegated to First Division

Source: [2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Shamrock Rovers qualified for the Setanta Cup as holders.



Results[edit]

Matches 1–22[edit]

Home ╲ Away BOH BRW COR DER DRO DUN LIM SHM SHE SLI StP UCD
Bohemians 3–2 1–2 0–4 1–1 0–2 0–1 0–0 0–3 0–3 0–2 2–1
Bray Wanderers 1–3 1–2 2–3 3–2 0–1 0–4 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–1 2–2
Cork City 2–1 1–3 0–1 1–0 2–2 2–3 1–2 1–1 3–1 0–2 2–1
Derry City 2–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–1 2–1 2–1 4–0 0–1 0–1 2–4
Drogheda United 2–2 2–1 1–1 2–3 0–1 2–2 0–3 0–0 1–1 1–2 3–2
Dundalk 3–0 1–0 2–0 1–3 2–2 2–2 0–0 1–0 1–3 2–1 2–3
Limerick F.C. 2–1 4–4 0–0 0–1 0–1 3–2 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–1 3–1
Shamrock Rovers 1–1 7–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 3–0 1–1
Shelbourne 0–1 1–2 2–1 0–1 1–3 1–3 2–1 0–0 0–2 0–3 2–0
Sligo Rovers 0–0 3–0 2–0 3–0 2–2 0–1 2–1 0–0 2–0 1–1 5–2
St Patrick's Athletic 1–1 2–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 1–2 3–0 0–0 4–0 2–0 5–0
UCD 1–0 4–5 3–0 0–6 2–2 1–2 1–1 2–0 1–2 0–3 0–1

Matches 23–33[edit]

Home ╲ Away BOH BRW COR DER DRO DUN LIM SHM SHE SLI StP UCD
Bohemians 0–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 0–2 1–3
Bray Wanderers 1–2 0–2 1–0 1–1 1–3 1–1
Cork City 1–0 4–1 5–3 4–2 2–0
Derry City 2–0 0–2 6–0 0–0 3–1 1–2
Drogheda United 1–0 2–0 2–3 3–0 1–0
Dundalk 4–0 3–0 1–0 1–2 3–1 2–0
Limerick F.C. 1–0 2–1 2–0 1–0 0–0 1–3
Shamrock Rovers 3–0 2–1 3–1 1–2 0–4
Shelbourne 0–3 2–2 1–2 1–2 1–2
Sligo Rovers 2–0 0–0 3–1 2–0 2–0
St Patrick's Athletic 1–1 1–1 0–0 2–0 1–0 2–0
UCD 1–3 0–2 1–4 0–3 1–3

Promotion/Relegation play-off[edit]

Bray Wanderers, the eleventh placed team from the Premier Division, played off against Longford Town, the winners of the 2013 First Division play off. The winner of this play off would play in the 2014 Premier Division. [2]

Bray Wanderers win 5–4 on aggregate and retained their place in the Premier Division.

Goal scorers[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Player Club Goals
Rory Patterson Derry City 18 (3 pen.)[1]
Declan O'Brien Drogheda United 14 (3 pen.)
Ciarán Kilduff Cork City 13
Patrick Hoban Dundalk 13
David McMillan Sligo Rovers 13 (6 pen.)

Hat-tricks[edit]

Player For Against Result Date Goals
Rory Patterson Derry City University College Dublin 6–0[6] 15 March 2013
3
Chris Forrester St Patrick's Athletic Shelbourne 4–0[7] 15 April 2013
3
Jason Byrne Bray Wanderers Drogheda United 3–2[8] 24 May 2013
3
Jason Byrne Bray Wanderers UCD 5–4[9] 8 June 2013
4
Patrick Hoban Dundalk Bohemians 3–0[10] 12 July 2013
3
Conan Byrne St Patrick's Athletic Shamrock Rovers 4–0[11] 10 August 2013
4
Danny Morrissey Cork City Derry City 4–1[12] 30 August 2013
3
Richie Towell Dundalk Derry City 3–0[13] 30 September 2013
3
Ciarán Kilduff Cork City Shelbourne 5–3[14] 10 October 2013
4
David McDaid Derry City Limerick 6–0[15] 25 October 2013
3

Awards[edit]

Player of the Month[edit]

Month Player Club
March Anthony Elding Sligo Rovers [16]
April Barry McNamee Derry City [17]
May Killian Brennan St Patrick's Athletic [18]
June Jason Byrne Bray Wanderers [19]
July Patrick Hoban Dundalk [20]
August Richie Towell Dundalk [21]
September Anthony Flood St Patrick's Athletic [22]
October Ciaran Kilduff Cork City [23]
November Danny North Sligo Rovers

PFAI Players' Player of the Year[edit]

Winner Club
Killian Brennan St. Patrick's Athletic

PFAI Young Player of the Year[edit]

Winner Club
Richie Towell Dundalk

Team of the Year[edit]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Brendan Clarke St Patrick's Athletic
2 2DF Ger O'Brien St Patrick's Athletic
3 2DF Kenny Browne St Patrick's Athletic
4 2DF Andy Boyle Dundalk
5 2DF Ian Bermingham St Patrick's Athletic
6 3MF Killian Brennan St Patrick's Athletic
7 3MF Greg Bolger St Patrick's Athletic
8 3MF Daryl Horgan Cork City
9 3MF Richie Towell Dundalk
10 4FW Patrick Hoban Dundalk
11 4FW Rory Patterson Derry City

[24]

Television coverage[edit]

Live coverage of matches in Ireland were shown on RTÉ Two and Setanta Sports. MNS on RTÉ Two showed match highlights and analysis on each Monday night during the season.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c "Ireland 2013". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 9 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "Super St Patrick's Athletic jumping for joy with league title". Irish Independent. 14 October 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "St Patrick's Athletic 2–0 Sligo Rovers". RTÉ Sport. 14 October 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "Bolger beauty gets title party going at Pat's". Irish Examiner. 14 October 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 
  6. ^ "Derry hit inept UCD with six of the best". The Irish Times. 15 March 2013. Retrieved 31 March 2013. 
  7. ^ Leahy, Ed (15 April 2013). "St Patrick's Athletic 4–0 Shelbourne". RTÉ News. Retrieved 16 April 2013. 
  8. ^ "Bray Wanderers 3 – 2 Drogheda United". Extra Time. 24 May 2013. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 
  9. ^ Pollard, Stephen (9 June 2013). "UCD 4 – 5 Bray Wanderers". www.extratime.ie. Retrieved 9 June 2013. 
  10. ^ Crawley, Darren (12 July 2013). "Dundalk FC 3 – 0 Bohemians FC". Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  11. ^ http://extratime.ie/fixtures/detail/19223/2/
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  13. ^ "Dundalk 3 – 0 Derry City". Extra Time. 30 September 2013. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 
  14. ^ "Cork City 5 – 3 Shelbourne". Extra Time. 11 October 2013. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 
  15. ^ http://extratime.ie/newsdesk/articles/11335/derry-city-6---0-limerick-fc/
  16. ^ "Anthony Elding named SWAI". SWAI.ie. Retrieved 5 July 2013. 
  17. ^ "Barry McNamee named SWAI". SWAI.ie. Retrieved 5 July 2013. 
  18. ^ "Killian Brennan named SWAI". SWAI.ie. Retrieved 5 July 2013. 
  19. ^ "Jason Byrne named SWAI". SWAI.ie. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  20. ^ "Patrick Hoban named SWAI". SWAI.ie. Retrieved 2 September 2013. 
  21. ^ "Dundalk's Richie Towell picks up player of the month award". rte.ie. 19 September 2013. Retrieved 21 September 2013. 
  22. ^ "Anto Flood named Airtricity/SWAI Player of the Month for September". RTÉ News. 21 October 2013. 
  23. ^ "Kilduff is player of the month for October". RTÉ News. 31 October 2013. 
  24. ^ "Here's the Premier Division Team of the Year". The Score. 17 October 2013. Retrieved 29 October 2013.