2014 League of Ireland Premier Division
|UEFA Champions League||Dundalk|
|UEFA Europa League||Cork City
St. Patrick's Athletic
|Goals scored||528 (2.67 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Christy Fagan: 20
(St. Patrick's Athletic)
- 1 Teams
- 2 Overview
- 3 Final Table
- 4 Promotion/relegation playoff
- 5 Top scorers
- 6 Awards
- 7 Television coverage
- 8 See also
- 9 References
Stadia and locations
Personnel and kits
Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
|Team||Manager||Captain||Kit manufacturer||Shirt sponsor|
|Athlone Town||Aidan Collins||Nike||Nitro Sports|
|Bohemians||Owen Heary||Dave Mulcahy||Macron||Mr Green|
|Bray Wanderers||Alan Mathews||Danny O'Connor||Macron||Volkswagen|
|Cork City||John Caulfield||John Dunleavy||Umbro||Clonakilty Sausages|
|Barry Molloy||Umbro||Diamond Corrugated|
|Gavin Brennan||Nike||Scotch Hall Shopping Center|
|Dundalk||Stephen Kenny||Stephen O'Donnell||Umbro||Fyffes|
|St Patrick's Athletic||Liam Buckley||Ger O'Brien||Umbro||Clune Construction Company L.P.|
|UCD||Aaron Callaghan||Robbie Benson||O'Neills||O'Neills|
The 2014 Premier Division featured 12 teams. Each team played each other three times, for a total of 33 games each. The regular season began 7 March and concluded 24 October. Dundalk won the title on the final day of the season with a 2-0 win at home against Cork City. It was the first time Dundalk had won the Premier Division since 1994–95.
||Qualification or relegation
|1||Dundalk (C)||33||22||8||3||73||24||+49||74||UEFA Champions League|
|2||Cork City||33||22||6||5||51||25||+26||72||UEFA Europa League|
|3||St Patrick's Athletic||33||19||8||6||66||37||+29||65||UEFA Europa League|
|4||Shamrock Rovers||33||18||8||7||43||26||+17||62||UEFA Europa League|
|11||UCD [note 1] (R)||33||6||7||20||27||71||−44||25||UEFA Europa League/Relegated to First Division|
|12||Athlone Town (R)||33||4||10||19||35||56||−21||22||Relegated to First Division|
- UCD qualified for the UEFA Europa League via the UEFA Respect Fair Play ranking system. After the FAI finished third in the 2014–15 rankings, they nominated UCD for the extra European place. UCD were relegated to the First Division after losing play off.
|28 October 2014||UCD||1 – 2||Galway||UCD Bowl|
|19:45||Timmy Molloy 18'
Colm Crowe 27'
Gareth Matthews 39'
|Report||Jason Molloy 23'
Paddy Barrett 89'
Ryan Manning 90'
Referee: James McKell
|1 November 2014||Galway||3 – 0||UCD||Eamonn Deacy Park|
|20:45||Alex Byrne 20'
Gary Shanahan 45'
Ryan Manning 71'
Alex Byrne 80'
Referee: Dave McKeon
|1||Christy Fagan||St Patrick's Athletic||20|
|1||Patrick Hoban||Dundalk||20 (1 pen.)|
|3||Conan Byrne||St Patrick's Athletic||18 (2 pen.)|
|5||Billy Dennehy||Cork City||13 (5 pen.)|
|5||Daniel Corcoran||Bohemians||13 (3 pen.)|
|March||Gary O'Neill||Drogheda United|
|April||Christopher Forrester||St Patrick's Athletic|
|June||Mark O'Sullivan||Cork City|
|November||Christy Fagan||St Patrick's Athletic|
|Christy Fagan||St Patrick's Athletic|
Team of the Year
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Club|
|1||GK||Mark McNulty||Cork City|
|5||DF||Ian Bermingham||St Patrick's Athletic|
|6||MF||Colin Healy||Cork City|
|9||FW||Christy Fagan||St Patrick's Athletic|
|11||FW||Mark O'Sullivan||Cork City|
The rights to 10 games was awarded to Setanta Sports while RTÉ Two will also show games during the season. MNS on RTÉ Two was the highlights programme between 2008 and 2013 but in 2014 it was replaced by a new programme called Soccer Republic which will show match highlights and analysis on each Monday night during the season and will also include UEFA Champions League highlights.
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- "Ireland 2014". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
- "Dundalk win the League of Ireland". www.irishexaminer.com. 24 October 2014. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
- "Dundalk joy at title win shows why local game matters". www.independent.ie. 24 October 2014. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
- "Dundalk raise roof after claiming 10th title with win over Cork". www.irishtimes.com. 24 October 2014. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
- "Dundalk down Cork to seal Irish title". UEFA.com. 24 October 2014. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
- "Ireland leading UEFA Fair Play League". www.sseairtricityleague.ie. 15 January 2015.
- "UCD set for Europa League after topping Fair Play standings". www.irishtimes.com. 8 May 2015. Retrieved 8 May 2015.
- "Premier Division 2014 – Topscorers". ie.soccerway.com. Retrieved 12 August 2016.
- "Soccer Republic programme kicks off on 10 March". www.rte.ie. 26 February 2014.