1919–20 Irish League

The Irish League in season 1919–20 comprised eight teams. An all Ireland league championship resumed after a four-year suspension due to the First World War. Belfast Celtic won the championship. Due to the political upheaval resulting from the Irish War of Independence, Belfast Celtic, Shelbourne and Bohemians all withdrew from the league with the conclusion of this season. Shelbourne and Bohemians later joined the new League of Ireland.

Irish League
Season1919–20
ChampionsBelfast Celtic
3rd Irish title
Matches played56
Goals scored145 (2.59 per match)
1914–15 (Official)
1918–19 (Unofficial)
Location of teams in the Irish League 1912-13
Location of the Belfast-based teams in the Irish League 1912-13
Location of the Dublin-based teams in the Irish League 1912-13

League standingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts Result
1 Belfast Celtic (C) 14 10 3 1 27 6 4.500 23 Champions, Withdrew
2 Distillery 14 7 6 1 26 9 2.889 20
3 Glentoran 14 8 3 3 29 10 2.900 19
4 Shelbourne 14 3 7 4 16 21 0.762 13 Withdrew to 1921–22 League of Ireland
5 Linfield 14 4 4 6 8 11 0.727 12
6 Glenavon 14 3 4 7 21 28 0.750 10
7 Cliftonville 14 2 5 7 11 22 0.500 9
8 Bohemians 14 2 2 10 7 38 0.184 6 Withdrew to 1921–22 League of Ireland
Source: rsssf.com
(C) Champion

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