1944–45 League of Ireland

The 1944–45 League of Ireland was the 24th season of senior football in the Republic of Ireland. Shelbourne were the defending champions.

League of Ireland
Season1944–45
ChampionsCork United (4th title)
Matches played56
Goals scored229 (4.09 per match)
Top goalscorerSeán McCarthy (26 goals)
Biggest home winLimerick 9–1 Dundalk
Biggest away winBrideville 0–9 Cork United
Highest scoringBrideville 4–7 Drumcondra

Changes from 1943–44Edit

St James's Gate failed to be re-elected and were replaced by Brideville, who returned after a one-year absence.

TeamsEdit

Locations of the 1944–45 League of Ireland teams
Team Location Stadium
Bohemians Dublin (Phibsborough) Dalymount Park
Brideville Dublin (The Liberties) Harold's Cross Stadium
Cork United Cork Mardyke
Drumcondra Dublin (Clonturk) Clonturk Park
Dundalk Dundalk Oriel Park
Limerick Limerick Markets Field
Shamrock Rovers Dublin (Milltown) Glenmalure Park
Shelbourne Dublin (Ringsend) Shelbourne Park

Season overviewEdit

Cork United won their fourth title in five years.

TableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Cork United 14 11 0 3 59 24 +35 22
2 Limerick 14 7 3 4 38 25 +13 17
3 Shamrock Rovers 14 6 5 3 20 20 0 17
4 Drumcondra 14 5 5 4 32 32 0 15
5 Shelbourne 14 5 3 6 21 21 0 13
6 Dundalk 14 4 3 7 22 33 −11 11
7 Brideville 14 2 5 7 20 44 −24 9
8 Bohemians 14 2 4 8 17 30 −13 8
Source: RSSSF, Foot.dk

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away BOH BRI CUF DRU DUN LIM SHM SHE
Bohemians 1–1 2–4 0–1 2–1 0–0 1–1 3–1
Brideville 2–1 0–9 4–7 2–1 2–2 0–0 0–3
Cork United 4–1 5–1 6–1 3–2 3–2 6–0 5–4
Drumcondra 4–4 3–1 3–1 4–2 1–1 0–0 0–1
Dundalk 3–0 2–2 1–5 2–2 3–0 1–1 1–0
Limerick 1–0 6–3 5–4 5–3 9–1 3–0 3–0
Shamrock Rovers 4–2 2–0 3–2 3–1 3–1 2–0 1–3
Shelbourne 3–0 2–2 1–2 2–2 0–1 3–1 0–0
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: Extratime.ie
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorersEdit

Pos Player Club Goals
1    Seán McCarthy Cork United 26