1997–98 League of Ireland Premier Division

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League of Ireland Premier Division
Season 1997–98
Champions St Patrick's Athletic
Relegated Kilkenny City
Drogheda United
UEFA Champions League St Patrick's Athletic
UEFA Cup Shelbourne
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Cork City
UEFA Intertoto Cup Shamrock Rovers
Top goalscorer Stephen Geoghegan: 17 (Shelbourne) [1][2]

The 1997–98 League of Ireland Premier Division was the 13th 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]

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

Final Table[edit]

Pos Club Pts W D L GF GA GD
1 St Patrick's Athletic F.C. 68 19 11 3 46 24 +22 UEFA Champions League/FAI Super Cup/LFA President's Cup
2 Shelbourne F.C. [note 1] 67 20 7 6 58 32 +26 UEFA Cup/FAI Super Cup/LFA President's Cup
3 Cork City F.C. [note 2] 53 14 11 8 50 40 +10 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup/FAI Super Cup
4 Shamrock Rovers F.C. 52 14 10 9 41 32 +9 UEFA Intertoto Cup/FAI Super Cup
5 Bohemian F.C. 50 13 11 9 50 36 +14
6 Dundalk F.C. 45 12 9 12 41 43 -2
7 Sligo Rovers F.C. 44 10 14 9 46 49 -3
8 Finn Harps F.C. 43 12 7 14 41 43 -2
9 Derry City F.C. 40 10 10 13 30 31 -1
10 University College Dublin A.F.C. 39 9 12 12 36 38 -2 Won promotion/relegation play-off
11 Kilkenny City A.F.C. 19 4 7 22 27 63 -36 Relegated to First Division
12 Drogheda United F.C. 15 2 9 22 20 55 -35 Relegated to First Division

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Shelbourne F.C. qualified for the LFA President's Cup after also finishing as runners up in the 1997–98 FAI Cup.
  2. ^ Cork City qualified for the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup and FAI Super Cup after winning the 1997–98 FAI Cup final.

Promotion/Relegation Play-off[edit]

University College Dublin A.F.C. who finished in tenth place played off against Limerick F.C., the third placed team from the 1997–98 League of Ireland First Division.

1st Leg[edit]

2nd Leg[edit]

UCD won 5–2 on aggregate and retained their place in the Premier Division. [2][4]

See also[edit]

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. ^ "(Republic of) Ireland League Tables - Second Level". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 10 July 2016.