1956–57 League of Ireland

Statistics of League of Ireland in the 1956/1957 season.

League of Ireland
Season1956–57
ChampionsShamrock Rovers (8th Title)
European CupShamrock Rovers
Matches played132
Goals scored484 (3.67 per match)
Top goalscorerTommy Hamilton Drumcondra, Donal Leahy Evergreen United - 15 goals

OverviewEdit

It was contested by 12 teams, and Shamrock Rovers won the championship and qualified to play in the European Cup for next season.

Final classificationEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Shamrock Rovers 22 15 6 1 68 24 +44 36 European Cup
2 Drumcondra 22 11 9 2 49 28 +21 31
3 Sligo Rovers 22 11 7 4 42 29 +13 29
4 Evergreen United 22 11 5 6 48 31 +17 27
5 Transport 22 8 10 4 42 36 +6 26
6 Shelbourne 22 10 6 6 47 39 +8 24[a]
7 Waterford 22 9 4 9 49 41 +8 22
8 Cork Athletic[b] 22 5 8 9 32 46 −14 18
9 St Patrick's Athletic 22 6 5 11 33 55 −22 17
10 Dundalk 22 4 8 10 33 40 −7 16
11 Bohemians 22 2 5 15 20 56 −36 9
12 Limerick 22 2 3 17 21 59 −38 7
Source: www.rsssf.com
Notes:
  1. ^ Shelbourne were docked 2 points by the league.
  2. ^ Cork Athletic resigned from the league and disbanded.

Cork Hibernians were elected to the league for next season.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away BOH CAT DRU DUN EVE LIM SHM SHE SLI StP TRA WAT
Bohemians 3–0 0–3 0–0 1–0 0–2 1–4 0–1 1–4 0–3 2–2 1–3
Cork Athletic 2–1 3–3 1–0 2–4 2–0 4–3 1–3 3–3 0–2 1–3 1–1
Drumcondra 1–0 4–2 5–1 1–1 4–1 1–1 2–2 0–0 3–0 4–1 3–1
Dundalk 4–2 1–1 2–2 4–1 0–1 1–2 2–2 0–1 1–2 2–2 2–0
Evergreen United 4–1 2–0 2–2 2–1 1–1 1–2 2–1 1–0 4–0 2–3 2–2
Limerick 2–2 0–2 0–1 2–3 0–2 1–1 1–6 0–2 2–3 2–3 1–2
Shamrock Rovers 6–0 5–1 5–0 3–1 4–1 3–0 2–2 3–1 4–0 1–0 1–1
Shelbourne 3–0 2–2 2–2 2–1 0–5 1–0 2–5 3–0 6–1 1–1 1–0
Sligo Rovers 5–0 2–0 0–4 3–3 1–1 2–0 2–2 3–0 4–2 2–2 2–1
St Patrick's Athletic 3–3 1–1 1–2 1–1 2–5 3–2 1–6 1–2 2–2 0–2 3–1
Transport 1–1 2–2 1–1 2–2 2–1 6–1 0–0 5–4 0–1 0–0 3–2
Waterford 3–1 1–1 2–1 3–1 1–4 10–2 3–5 3–1 1–2 4–2 4–1
Source:[citation needed]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Tommy Hamilton Drumcondra 15
1 Donal Leahy Evergreen United 15
3 Austin Noonan Evergreen United 13
4 Jack Fitzgerald Waterford 12
4 Dessie Glynn Shelbourne 12
6 Willie Coleman Drumcondra 11
6 Tommy Collins Cork Athletic 11
6 Vincent Morrison Sligo Rovers 11
9 Jackie McCourt Drumcondra 10
9 Jack Walsh Sligo Rovers 10