1995–96 League of Ireland Premier Division

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League of Ireland Premier Division
Season 1995–96
Champions St Patrick's Athletic
Relegated Athlone Town
Drogheda United
Galway United
UEFA Cup St Patrick's Athletic
Bohemians
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Shelbourne
UEFA Intertoto Cup Sligo Rovers
Top goalscorer Stephen Geoghegan: 19 (Shelbourne) [1][2]

The 1995–96 League of Ireland Premier Division was the 11th season of the League of Ireland Premier Division. The division was made up of 12 teams. St Patrick's Athletic F.C. won the title.

Regular season[edit]

This season saw each team playing three rounds of games, playing every other team three times, totalling 33 games.[2][3][4]

Final Table[edit]

Pos Club Pts W D L GF GA GD
1 St Patrick's Athletic F.C. 67 19 10 4 53 34 +19 Qualified for 1996–97 UEFA Cup
2 Bohemian F.C. 62 18 8 7 60 29 +31 Qualified for 1996–97 UEFA Cup
3 Sligo Rovers F.C. 55 16 7 10 45 38 +5 Qualified for 1996 UEFA Intertoto Cup
4 Shelbourne F.C. [note 1] 54 15 9 9 45 33 +12 Qualified for 1996–97 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
5 Shamrock Rovers F.C. 50 14 8 11 32 32 0
6 Derry City F.C. 46 11 13 9 50 38 +12
7 Dundalk F.C. 42 11 9 13 38 39 -1
8 University College Dublin A.F.C. 42 12 6 15 38 40 -2
9 Cork City F.C. [note 2] 41 12 8 13 37 41 -4
10 Athlone Town A.F.C. 31 8 7 18 38 59 -21 Lost promotion/relegation play-off
11 Drogheda United F.C. 30 7 9 17 39 51 -12 Relegated to First Division
12 Galway United F.C. 21 5 6 22 26 67 -41 Relegated to First Division

Promotion/Relegation Play-off[edit]

Athlone Town who finished in tenth place played off against Home Farm Everton, the third placed team from the 1995–96 League of Ireland First Division.

1st Leg[edit]

2nd Leg[edit]

Home Farm Everton won 4–3 on penalties and were promoted to the Premier Division. [2][5]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Shelbourne qualified for the 1996–97 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup after winning the 1995–96 FAI Cup final.
  2. ^ Cork City F.C. were docked 3 points for fielding an ineligible player. The club went into liquidation in January 1996 but were saved from extinction after moving from Bishopstown Stadium to Turners Cross.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ireland - List of Topscorers". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 6 July 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c Graham, Alex. Football in the Republic of Ireland a Statistical Record 1921–2005. Soccer Books Limited. ISBN 1-86223-135-4. 
  3. ^ "(Republic of) Ireland League Tables". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 6 July 2016. 
  4. ^ "Ireland 1995/96". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 16 November 2016. 
  5. ^ "(Republic of) Ireland League Tables - Second Level". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 10 July 2016.